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SONOS PLAY:5 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music (Black) (Gen 1) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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4.4 out of 5 stars 1,021 customer reviews
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  • The original bigger room, bigger sound wireless speaker with five custom drivers for full-bodied sound at any volume
  • Connects directly to your home's Wi-Fi network, no wired connection needed
  • Wirelessly streams your music library and favorite online music services like Spotify and Pandora
  • Control your music with the free Sonos Controller app on your phone, tablet, or computer
  • Start with any Sonos speaker and fill your home with music over time by adding Sonos speakers to other rooms
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Product Specifications

Color: Black
Brand NameSonos
Color NameBlack

Technical Details

Color: Black
  • network ready

Product Description

Color: Black

Sonos PLAY:5 All-in-1 Wireless Music System. Turn your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad device or Android smartphone into the ultimate remote control. Download the free Sonos Controller app for your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad device or Android smartphone and you'll have complete wireless control of your S5 through your home's WiFi network. Scroll through songs, browse album art, tune in to radio stations and more. Plus, since you're not streaming the music from your iPhone, like you are with docking stereos, you can take calls and receive texts without interrupting the music. Get instant access to endless music. Touch a button on your device and ZonePlayer is playing music from your computer's digital music library. Touch another and it's reggae straight from Jamaica on one of 100,000 free Internet radio stations and shows. Touch your device again and you're tapped into Rhapsody, Pandora, Napster, Last.fm, and SIRIUS. 'The music sounds fantastic.' - The New York Times Beneath its sleek all-in-one exterior, the S5 hides five independent speakers, each powered by its own dedicated digital amplifier. This means you get rich, room-filling sound that rivals or outperforms much larger, more complicated audio systems. And, because the S5 uses a 100% digital architecture, every note--from top-of-the-range highs to mids and deep, true bass--comes through in brilliant clarity exactly as the artist intended. Add multiple rooms of music without adding a single wire. Get a whole-home music system without spending a dime for installation. Simply add additional ZonePlayer S5 units throughout your house and the proprietary Sonos wireless network will integrate them all into a single wireless music system. You can stream the same music to all rooms or send separate streams to each unit. And you can control it all, including individual volumes from your iPhone device anywhere in the house.

Product Details

Color: Black
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF]| User Manual [653kb PDF]| User Manual [653kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 18.8 x 11.3 inches ; 11.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003CP0FUU
  • Item model number: ZP0S5US1-BLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 1,021 customer reviews
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF]
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 2, 2010
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From the Manufacturer

There's a Sonos speaker for every room Compact, surprisingly powerful wireless speaker with deep, crystal clear HiFi sound. Immersive HiFi sound, deeper bass and serious room filling power. Ultimate all-in-one listening experience with the deepest, richest HiFi sound. The HiFi soundbar for TV and music lovers. Wireless subwoofer with thick, bottomless bass anchoring everything you see and hear. Unparalleled wireless reliability.

Customer Reviews

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Sonos is a wireless speaker system that streams music from your COMPUTER HARD DISK (such as your iTunes library or other downloaded music) and streams music from the INTERNET directly to Sonos Speakers. (Internet Music includes 100 thousand internet radio stations, Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody or most anything else, with Apple Music support coming soon) You CHOOSE that music on the fly using the Sonos iPhone or Android apps (or others). With Sonos, such music does not need to stream THROUGH your phone. You use the phone just for the purpose of making your choices. (The phone is the controller not the streamer, unless you want it to be)

Sonos is special because of the extraordinary range of music available, the intuitive phone app interface which so simply controls every aspect of the experience, the sound quality, the whole home flexibility, the ease of setup and installation, and the benefits of doing all this without needing to stream from the phone.

All you need to get started is one Sonos speaker (like the Play1, Play3, Play5 or Playbar). Note that each of these speakers is fully self contained, including its own amp, pre-amp, sonos-wireless network, wireless access to the full range of music from your computer or the internet, and the ability to respond to sonos controller apps on your phones and tablets.

If you want, you can later add Sonos speakers for every room in your home, all perfectly integrated with your same phone/tablet controllers, music and grouping options.
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By Bob on November 18, 2009
Color: White
I just purchased the s5 with a zone bridge and the CR200. The combination is absolutely amazing. Installation was easy and operation is intuitive. There is plenty out there on how these things work, so I won't go into details on that. But I do have two observations to share:

1) In addition to the s5, I also picked up a NAS drive so that I could stream my 5000+ track mp3 library. After all, streaming my collection with a touch screen remote was one of the main reason I looked at Sonos in the first place. But, after setting Sonos up I decided to give Napster a try. The Napster/Sonos combination gives you access to 8 million tracks on demand. For example, Napster has over 60 Bob Dylan albums, which is pretty much his whole discography. If you want to sample the latest (obscure) music, Napster also has most of the albums Pitchfork reviewed this week--pretty neat.

So, despite my deep investment in my personal mp3 collection, it only took me a couple of minutes to realize that it was completely obsolete. Deciding between $5/month for a 8 million track library vs. a $200 NAS for my 5000 track library was a no-brainier. The NAS got packed up and sent back; my mp3s are now strictly for iPod use.

2) As an NPR fan, the other great feature I didn't realize Sonos included is the ability to search and play archived NPR shows. From the Splendid Table to Fresh Air, it is all there on demand--awesome.

Two-year update: This thing is still going strong. We use it everyday to catch up on NPR or listen to the latest releases via Napster. For instance, just yesterday, I read a review of the new Sigur Ros album and 10 seconds after finishing the review, I had the album streaming through my S5 with a few touches of the controller.
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Just got the S5 about an hour ago. Setup couldn't be easier. Step 1 - connect the power cord to an power outlet. Step 2 - hit the Mute and + button to get the S5 added as a new zone, Step 3 - hmmm....I don't think there is one. Just hit play and enjoy pure bliss.

This is my 4th Zone player (see my other gushing review of the Sonos system on the Sonos bundle page), and anytime my wife asks, "how many of these white boxes you really need?", the answer is always "one more".

Portability is the key feature of S5. Moving it from Kitchen to backdeck is just a matter of unplugging the power cord and replugging at the new location. It's all in one box. And the sound quality is not bad either. With all 4 zone players on party mode - some connected to very expensive Klipsch towers - I have ran around to compare the sound quality at various locations. The verdict - this little guy stacks up nicely against the big boys.

And the iPhone controller is not too shabby either. Don't see the need to buy the new touch controller (CR200).

Awesome product. Pure genius. Just get it.
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Color: Black
After hemming and hawing for months about whether to buy these speakers AND reading reviews AND listening to them in the store AND talking to sales associates AND finding other consumers who actaully have them in their home...I still wasn't sure whether to buy these (because of some of the reviews). I finally bought them for my wife for Christmas.

I got a total of 3 speakers- 2 Play 3's for the living room and a Play 5 for our kitchen (it is open and rather large).

THEY ARE AWESOME!!!! That's all you really need to know....I can't believe how many reviews are complaining about them not being "up to par!" I was up and listening to music in my entire downstairs in less than 20mins from opening the box to listening to music. Can you imagine trying to have an installer come to your house, run wires thru your walls and hook up the system in less time???

And in comparison to high end speakers,(and I spent most of my young adult life believing I was an "audiophile") you wlll never know the difference. Yes, they are not "top of the line" sound, but unless you sit in a specially designed room with noise dampening walls and have complete quiet (unlike my "family" house with 2 kids, a wife, assorted friends and a dog barking) YOU WILL NEVER KNOW THE DIFFERENCE!!! And for the record, they are not even priced as "TOP OF THE LINE" speakers, which are usually $1000.00 and up.

Why did I choose them?
-A living room with 16foot ceilings that would have been a %$&#*# to run wire thru, never mind trying to link it to our kitchen.
-All speakers are controlled from my phone....I repeat ALL controlled from my phone....Are you kidding me??? These speakers are not only about the sound, but the conveniance.
-The ability for them to "grow" with our family.
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