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SONOS - PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music (Small) - Black

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  • The most versatile Sonos speaker with 3 custom drivers and dedicated amps for rich, room-filling sound at any volume
  • Wireless speaker streams music directly from your iTunes library, online music services and free Internet radio
  • Powerful wireless network delivers HiFi sound without dropouts
  • Start with one, then wirelessly expand with more to any room in your home
  • Sonos App on your smartphone, tablet or PC gives you control of all your music in one place
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SONOS - PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music (Small) - Black + SONOS BRIDGE Instant Set-up Solution for SONOS Wireless Network (BR100) + SONOS PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music - (Black)
Price for all three: $540.29

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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 9.5 x 8.6 inches ; 7.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005441AJC
  • Item model number: PLAY3US1BLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (378 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #532 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 20, 2011

Product Description

Color: Black

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The most versatile wireless speaker for rich, room-filling sound.

The versatile all-in-one player that packs big sound into a compact size. With three speakers powered by three dedicated digital amps, PLAY:3 will fill your room with wall-to-wall sound. Go vertical, go horizontal, hide it on a shelf, or mount it on the wall. Experience your favorite music from the only wireless music system that combines warm, full-bodied sound with a powerful wireless network 100 percent devoted to streaming HiFi sound without dropouts.


Start with a BRIDGE, and a PLAY:3, or pair two PLAY:3s in the same room for bigger stereo sound. Continue to add as many Sonos speakers as you want throughout your home, wirelessly.

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3 speakers powered by 3 dedicated digital amplifiers deliver big HiFi sound.

A bass radiator produces powerful low notes while two mid-range drivers and one tweeter fills out the sound.

Position the PLAY:3 vertically or horizontally and the internal sensor will modify the speaker's output to ensure clean, balanced, room-filling sound.

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Play Anything

Hardware and software custom-designed by Sonos to produce rich, powerful HiFi sound that's crystal clear at any volume.

Any Device

Play music from any device stored on your Android* smartphone or tablet, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch wirelessly to your Sonos system.

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Control Every Room

Play the same song in every room, in perfect sync–or play different music in every room–from any source.

*Music downloaded through Google Play must still be synced to your computer.

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1. Connect Home Network Wirelessly connect your PLAY:3 to a BRIDGE or another Sonos device. Or you can connect your PLAY:3 directly to your home internet router.

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2. Plug In Your Speaker To get started, plug the PLAY:3 in to the nearest power outlet.

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3. Get The Sonos App The Sonos Controller App lets you connect and configure new devices, including the PLAY:3. You can download the app for Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC.

What's in the box:
  • AC Power Cord
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Warranty and Regulatory Booklet
  • Quickstart Guide
What you need:
  • Broadband internet connection
  • One Sonos component wired to router
  • Sonos Controller App downloaded to one of the following platforms (to setup the system and control music streaming services;system requirements subject to change): Windows XP SP3, Macintosh OSX (10.6 or higher) iOS 4.0 or later. Android 2.1 or later
Detailed Specifications:
3 Speakers Powered By 3 Dedicated Digital Amplifiers

The PLAY:3 uses 3 state-of the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with 3 speakers to deliver great sound to any room. The wireless music system provides pure, clean sound that is perfect for bringing room filling music to a kitchen, bedroom, office, or just about any room in your home. A bass radiator produces powerful low notes while two mid-range drivers and one tweeter fills out the sound.

Class-D Amplifiers

State of the art, great sounding amplifiers that are light weight, powerful and very energy efficient in standby and use.


One tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high frequency response.

Mid-Range Drivers

2 dedicated mid-range drivers ensure the faithful reproduction of mid-range frequencies crucial for accurate playback of vocals and instruments.

Bass Radiator

A bass radiator is tuned to use the energized air volume inside of PLAY:3 to provide deep, clean and surprisingly powerful bass from such a small package.

All-Digital Sound Architecture

From the recording studio to your home the music is reproduced as the artist intended. All filter settings, active equalization, and time-alignment are done in the digital domain through state-of-the-art DSP circuitry so there's absolutely no loss of audio quality or energy.

Adjustable Bass And Treble Controls

Optimize sound performance using room-specific bass, treble, balance, and loudness controls. Adjust volume by individual room or by groups of rooms

Top-Panel Lights

Indicate Sonos component status and Mute status

Top-Panel Buttons

Volume and Mute

Dimensions (H x W x D)

5.2 x 10.6 x 6.3 in. (132 x 268 x 160 mm)


4.08 lb (1.85 kg)


Standard 1/4" /20 threaded mounting socket

Operating Temperature

32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)

Power Supply

AC 120/240V, 50-60Hz, auto-switchable

Technology Comparison Chart
Key Features SONOS HiFi Airplay Bluetooth
Expandable, multi-room sound system
Dedicated wireless network for no stutters, stops, or drops
Combine music from your MP3's, music services, and internet radio
Independent room control
Synchronized songs in every room
Greater than 30ft wireless range
Flexible wireless control from multiple devices (iOS, android)
Play iTunes direct from your iOS device
Play music stored on your Android smartphone or tablet
Sonos Comparison Chart
Key Features Play:1 Play:3 Play:5
Integrated speakers 2 3 5
Wireless connectivity
Pre–loaded Internet radio stations —free of charge
Endless music from the most popular online music services
Built in handle to carry from room to room
Rubber feet/bottom
Audio line-in and headphone jack
Humidity resistant
Stereo pair setting
New features and music services delivered automatically –and for free
Wall mountable
Multiple orientations, position horizontal or vertical

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I love my Sonos Play:3 speaker.
Overall, I'm very happy with the purchase, and I'm excited knowing the Sonos will only get better as we buy other units and extend the system around the house.
Tom K.
Easy to set up, great sounding speaker.
Daniel Evans

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

842 of 863 people found the following review helpful By Captain Latte on July 30, 2011
Color Name: Black
Here's the problem with Sonos. Most of these reviews are worthless for a new customer as they have no concept what the various components do, how they fit together and what they should get! In fact, I will say that Sonos could significantly improve the messaging of their products. Think about it -- is a new customer going to have any idea what ZonePlayer or Bridge means. Even their website is quite confusing for someone new to all of this stuff. For example, they sell a ZonePlayer120 and ZonePlayer90, which have vastly different functionality. Sonos should just get rid of their marketing folks and hire some people from Apple to fix the messaging confusion. My advice for folks who want to learn more about Sonos is to find a friend with one or go to local stereo shop. Fortunately, the folks on the tech-side of Sonos know what the heck they are doing and why I give this 5 stars!

OK, I just bought a new Black Play:3 along with the Bridge. In a nutshell, here is probably all you need to know:

- Why... The Play:3 is essentially for folks who want to listen to their digital music through a high-quality speaker system that is wirelessly connected to sources of music. Typically, the music is coming from your computer's library (e.g., iTunes) or some internet service such as Pandora or TuneIn (internet radio). How do you control all of this -- by using one of their nifty free apps which run on iPhones, iPod Touch, Androids, iPads (with more to come).

- The Play:3 is your speaker component where sound comes out of. The only connection to worry about is AC power. The beauty of this is that you can move your speaker anywhere in your house at will just as you would with a clock radio.

- The Bridge is a little white box that connects to your WiFi router.
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230 of 262 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Gibson on September 10, 2011
Color Name: Black
I had 3 Sonos 5's (now called the play:5) and I wanted to add 4th. The play:3 came out so I decided to save the $100 or so and go for the play:3 after reading all the reviews of it. I had the unit exactly 30 minutes before deciding to return it. It's not even close to the 5's. Volume is control is jumpy, not linear like the 5's, power is about half of 5's and once the volume is over 50% the sound starts to get real tinny.

Bottom line is if you don't have anything to compare the play:3 against you may be perfectly happy with it, but if you have any 5's in the mix you will be disappointed. I'm a huge fan of sonos but the play:3 just doesn't cut it and is way too expensive for the sound quality.
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107 of 121 people found the following review helpful By Bearcat VINE VOICE on July 23, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
We were looking for something that would allow us to play music remotely with the ability to change music without having to get up every time we wanted to hear something different. Normally we have a Tivoli radio in the kitchen for FM and we also hook an ipod touch up to it for Pandora. Not the most convenient thing to do to have to find the ipod and cable and sometimes the FM stations were hard to get it clearly. We just got the Sonos Play 3 yesterday and I have got to say we are blown away by the convenience, ease of setup and sound quality.

Keep in mind you have to buy the Sonos Bridge if you want to use it wirelessly. I also bought the bridge and hooked it up to our router. I put in the setup cd and everything was running smoothly in less than 10 minutes. Easiest setup for a gadget in a long time. I then downloaded the Sonos Ipad app, then signed in to my Spotify and Pandora accounts and I was streaming effortlessly in 5 minutes. Controlling the songs from the Sonos software was really easy and I could change songs and even change the volume easily. Overall I am so impressed with the Sonos Play 3 we are going to get another for our nursery. I am a gadget geek and this is the most impressed I have been with a gadget in a very long time. Highly recommended.

Update: I have ordered another Play 3 in white for our nursery and expect delivery this week. Once it arrives and I have set it up and tested it I will update this review with thoughts on how a multiple zone speaker set up works.

Update 2 August 17: We have had the additional Play 3 speaker in the nursery for over two weeks and it works like a charm.
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67 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Ed Berkowitz on September 6, 2011
Color Name: Black
Summary: We're a huge Apple family, so we were unsure if we needed Sonos. In the end, I've become a huge fan of Sonos, realizing that no one else including Apple can do what Sonos does. I had no idea what we were missing, or how much more music we'd play if we had a different way to interact with our music library or TV audio. In the end, we find ourselves dancing or singing to music way more often than we ever did before Sonos.

The Details:
When we wanted to add music to our house, multiple people in my neighborhood said that hands down, we needed to use Sonos. The reasons why, as I've discovered, are pretty simple:
1. it plays anything / everything. from my iTunes/MP3 library on my computer, to local radio, to pandora, to SiriusXM, to MOG, to accepting the audio from my TV or other sources, Sonos plays every source I have. Plus, since it picks up audio from our home network/internet, it seems to be pretty future proof.
2. the user interface is super simple, even for non techies. using an iPod/iPhone/iPad or a computer (PC or mac), literally, 3 touches and the right music is playing for hours and even days. We put the usability to the test this weekend when my parents (in their 80s visited), and they picked it up right away.
3. Setting it up is super simple. there is no programming - it's the equivalent of the old clock radios I grew up with. I just plugged in the Bridge (i.e. to "bridge" from your network to the sonos device(s)) to the wall and my router, pressed a button on the top of the bridge and tapped on the controller (for me it was my iPad), and boom - the system was on my network and ready to stream music. It even searched my network and found our iTunes libraries.
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