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SONOS PLAYBAR TV Sound Bar/Wireless Streaming Music Speaker

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  • Simple, single-cable setup with multiple position options for any room and TV
  • Powerful, realistic sound for your TV with nine amplified speakers
  • Doubles as a wireless speaker that streams music directly from Internet or computer
  • Expand to 3.1 or 5.1 surround sound by adding Sonos SUB and Sonos rear speakers
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Sonos Home Theater
Sonos Home Theater
Bring immersive 5.1 HiFi sound to your TV with PLAYBAR, SUB, and pair of PLAY:1 wireless speakers. When you're done watching, stream all your favorite music from your library and online music services. Learn more

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SONOS PLAYBAR TV Sound Bar/Wireless Streaming Music Speaker + SONOS SUB Wireless Subwoofer + SONOS PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music (Black)
Price for all three: $1,597.00

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Product Specifications

Brand NameSonos
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height5.50 inches

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sonos
  • Model: PBAR1US1BLK
  • Color Name: Black
  • Speaker Connectivity: Wireless
  • Height: 5.50 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • Item model number: PBAR1US1BLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (443 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 12, 2013

Product Description

  • Complements HD television screens with richly textured HiFi sound.
  • Wirelessly streams all the music on earth.
  • Simple to set up, control and expand.
  • Understands and speaks most IR remotes language
  • Can be controlled by free apps for your Android, iPhone or iPad.
  • Plays all sources plugged in to your HDTV

  • From the Manufacturer

    What's in the Box?
    • Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar
    • AC Power Cord
    • Optical Audio Cable
    • Ethernet Cable
    • Quickstart Guide

    Sonos - PLAYBAR TV Soundbar/Wireless Streaming Music Speaker

    The soundbar for music lovers

    HDTVs offer an amazing picture but often lack the powerful, realistic sounds that movie, music, and gaming enthusiasts enjoy. The Sonos PLAYBAR wireless soundbar delivers sophisticated home theater acoustics and wirelessly streams all the music on earth through one streamlined, easy-to-use soundbar. Plus, PLAYBAR wirelessly streams all the music on earth.

    The PLAYBAR requires just two cords: one power cord, and one optical cord (both included). It syncs with other Sonos speakers wirelessly and understands and speaks most IR remote's language--or control it using free apps for your Android, iPhone or iPad. PLAYBAR plays all sources plugged in to your HDTV, including cable/SAT boxes, Blu-ray players, and video game consoles. If it's connected to your HDTV, PLAYBAR will play it.

    Combine a PLAYBAR with a SUB and a pair of PLAY:1s or PLAY:3s and you've got immersive 5.1 sound. And with it? The power to play anything and make it sound amazing.

    Easy Setup

    PLAYBAR Step 1

    PLAYBAR Step 2

    PLAYBAR Step 3

    Step 1

    Connect Sonos PLAYBAR to your TV.

    Step 2

    Connect to your home WiFi network using the free Sonos App.

    Step 3

    Enjoy full-theater HiFi sound from your TV with PLAYBAR.

    Adding SUB or rear speakers to create a 3.1 or 5.1 home theater. Start with BRIDGE connected to your router.

    What is Sonos?

    Go wireless.

    All your music, all together.

    Go wireless.

    Set up Sonos with the push of a button. The unique technology from Sonos brings your entire home audio system together on your home WiFi or over a dedicated wireless network. The end result? Unrivaled performance and zero drop-outs.

    Imagine a speaker for every room.

    Sonos wireless speakers are custom designed for every space in your home. From the compact PLAY:1 to the TV-compatible PLAYBAR, the Sonos line-up fills any room with crystal clear HiFi sound at any volume.

    Control every room, from any device.

    The Sonos App lets you browse and play your music from any device. Use your smartphone, tablet, or computer to stream different songs in each room, group rooms together, or hear the same beat everywhere.

    All your music, all together.

    Play your iTunes library, listen to your online music services, and get access to thousands of free radio stations worldwide.

    Create your perfect home theater system

    Start with a PLAYBAR

    With nine speakers under the hood, PLAYBAR is designed to cast the widest possible soundstage. It's perfect for movies, TV shows, games, and your entire music collection.

    Add a SUB

    Because of SUB's force-cancelling design, nothing gets lost in cabinet buzz or rattle. You'll feel the crush of every action sequence and the shred of every power chord.

    Get Surrounded

    Complete your home theater with a PLAY:1 or PLAY:3 pair as rear speakers. They'll deliver deep, richly textured sound, and your movies and music will thank you.

    Rock your home theater

    • Bring full-theater HiFi sound to your TV with PLAYBAR
    • Go from streaming radio to Spotify to iTunes to everything else you love
    • PLAYBAR connects to your TV with a single optical cable, making set-up quick and easy

    Rock solid wireless

    The Sonos BRIDGE and BOOST let you wirelessly connect your PLAYBAR to a SUB and PLAY:1 or PLAY:3 rear speakers for an immersive 5.1 surround sound experience that's simple to set up and control.

    The dedicated Sonos network is required for expanding your home theater because it ensures incredibly low latency between PLAYBAR and SUB or rear speakers. With a BRIDGE or BOOST, you don't experience any lip-sync delays when you're watching your favorite TV shows or movies.

    Customer Reviews

    Easy to setup.
    David Goodhand
    As far as I know, there's not another audio system out there that provides surround sound for your TV with home theater connectivity AND audio streaming.
    Just play music with the Sonos app and it plays through the playbar.
    Ramkumar Balaraman

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    1,194 of 1,275 people found the following review helpful By William B. Partridge on March 8, 2013
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    I'm a HUGE Sonos fan. I own 3 Play:5's and a Sub. I'd been wanting to replace my bulky 5.1 speaker system with a Playbar since it was rumored. All their products have incredible sound quality so I was optimistic about this set up.

    Set up is easy, sound quality is good for the unit. It's a nice product and looks great while being easy to operate (although more reliant on the Sonos application than I'd prefer). It's the typical awesomeness that you get with any Sonos product.

    When testing the Playbar with a direct connection to a device (e.g. Apple TV) and running it compared to my 5 speaker system through my receiver I was impressed with the quality. Sound was more spread out and filled the room better but dialog/center was ultimately a bit shallow feeling. If you turn on speech enhancement in the menu it helps out but something still feels slightly off. It's something you're unlikely to notice unless you're actively comparing like I was but to the Playbar's credit it was no slouch. I had a few people compare with me and everyone picked the typical 5.1 setup for better sound but had positive things to say about the Playbar - mainly noting its shallow feel in certain rangers and with dialog as the main issues.

    Here's the issue though: Sonos says they want you to use your TV as a hub, all the inputs going to the TV and then optical audio out from the TV to the Playbar. Great idea - but the problem is that most TV's won't pass Dolby Digital (DD) 5.1 surround from HDMI to the digital/optical audio. If it's from the TV itself (such as Netflix on a smart TV) or input directly from the coaxial cable it will pass 5.1 through the optical port BUT not from HDMI. This is either required to be HDCP compliant or is a licensing/cost issue (not sure).
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    211 of 229 people found the following review helpful By Chris Boylan TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 6, 2013
    The SONOS PlayBar may seem expensive, but only if you look at it as just another sound bar. Really it does much more (and I'll get to that). But first, as a sound bar, it works well and is pretty easy to set up: plug in the power cord and an optical cable from your TV and that's it, as far as audio connections go. To fully configure the unit and get it to work with your existing remote, you'll need to install the SONOS controller app (free) which runs on PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices. In the app is where you "add a device" (add the PlayBar to your home network) and establish the SONOS network in your home.

    If you don't have any other SONOS products in your home already, you'll need to either connect the PlayBar to a network router or network switch with a standard network cable (one of which is included in the box), or purchase a SONOS BRIDGE which plugs into your network router and allows the PlayBar to connect to your network wirelessly. The reason you need this is that the SONOS mesh network is actually separate from your existing WiFi network (it makes its own), which is great because it doesn't interfere with regular WiFi traffic, and vice versa. This means fewer dropouts in your music.

    UPDATE: earlier this year, SONOS rolled out a software update that allows all existing SONOS speakers to work without the need for a Bridge. So as long as you have a solid WiFi connection in your home, any SONOS speaker (even a Play:1 or the PlayBar) can play music wirelessly.

    Adding the device requires pushing a couple of buttons on the unit itself when prompted by the app and then telling the SONOS app what room it's in.
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    365 of 400 people found the following review helpful By AreYouKidding? on March 5, 2013
    We have a small 10'x12' game room for our Xbox 360 and Wii U. Each console is hooked up to a LG 47" LED TV. The video quality is fantastic but the sound left a lot to be desired. This "problem" needed a solution. I set four simple goals to address this.

    1) The system had to sound great.
    2) High Wife Acceptance Factor. :)
    3) I did not want to run a separate A/V receiver. I simply don't have the room.
    4) I did not want to run wires under the baseboards or carpet.

    To achieve these goals I decided to build a complete Sonos Home Theater System, with the new PLAYBAR front and center (literally).

    Here are the components I chose for my system:

    - Sonos BRIDGE
    - Sonos PLAYBAR
    - Sonos SUB
    - Sonos PLAY:3 (x2 as Surround Speakers)

    Let's start with the setup. First thing I did was download the Sonos software for my laptop and hooked up the Wireless BRIDGE to my router. After the software downloaded and installed, getting the BRIDGE recognized by the software was as simple as pressing a button.

    After the BRIDGE was set-up, I went on to tackle the PLAYBAR. Installation was equally as simple. An optical cable from the TV along with power from an outlet are the only two wires needed to get running. Press a couple buttons to sync the PLAYBAR with the BRIDGE, follow a few prompts in the software, disable the TV speakers, and the PLAYBAR is handling audio for my TV and game consoles. It was super-simple and a dramatic improvement in fidelity compared to the TV's built-in speakers.

    Next up was adding the subwoofer and surrounds. I found a nice spot in the corner of the game room and hooked up the power cable to the sub.
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