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SONOS PLAYBAR TV Sound Bar/Wireless Streaming Music Speaker

by Sonos
4.5 out of 5 stars 681 customer reviews
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PLAYBAR
  • Complements HD television screens with powerful, realistic sound from nine amplified speakers.
  • Uses your WiFi, easy to set up and expand your system over time.
  • Requires just two cords: one power cord, one optical cord (both included).
  • Plays all sources plugged in to your HDTV. Understands and speaks most IR remote's language.
  • Plays your favorite music and streaming services, including Prime Music, from a single app (on your smartphone, tablet or computer).
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  • SONOS PLAYBAR TV Sound Bar/Wireless Streaming Music Speaker
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  • SONOS SUB Wireless Subwoofer
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  • SONOS Wall Mount Kit for PLAYBAR Soundbar
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Product Specifications

Style: PLAYBAR
Brand NameSonos
Speaker TypeWireless, Soundbar
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height5.50 inches

Technical Details

Style: PLAYBAR
  • Brand Name: Sonos
  • Model Number: PBAR1US1BLK
  • Color: Black
  • Speaker Type: Wireless, Soundbar
  • Speaker Connectivity: Wireless
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Product Description

Style: PLAYBAR

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

Product Details

Style: PLAYBAR
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]| User Manual [910kb PDF]| User Manual [910kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3 inches ; 11.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 20.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • 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: B00AEMGGU2
  • Item model number: PBAR1US1BLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 681 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 12, 2013
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From the Manufacturer

Sonos PLAYBAR
PLAY:1 PLAY:3 PLAY:5 PLAYBAR SUB BOOST
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. The ultimate listening experience with the purest, deepest, most vibrant sound. The HiFi soundbar for TV and music lovers. Wireless subwoofer with thick, bottomless bass anchoring everything you see and hear. Unparalleled wireless reliability.

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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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The SONOS PlayBar may seem expensive for a sound bar, but only if you look at it as just a 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: in 2014, 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 PlayBar to your Sonos system 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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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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