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Sonos ZP100 Digital Music System Bundle (BU101) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Wireless digital music system bundle with 2 Sonos ZonePlayer 100s and single Sonos controller
  • Plays digital music files from your PC or networked hard drive anywhere in the home
  • Each ZonePlayer features built-in, high-quality 50-watt stereo amp and hassle-free wireless networking
  • Controller offers 3.5-inch color LCD screen and clickwheel control for easy music browsing and control
  • Multi-zone synchronous or multi-stream playback; ZP100s measure 10.2 x 4.4 x 8.2 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty

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Product Specifications

Brand NameSonos

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sonos
  • Model Number: BU101
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 Year, parts and labor

Product Description

Product Description

Sonos Introductory Bundle BU101

From the Manufacturer

If you're looking for a simple, powerful, and stylish way to play your favorite music all over the house, look no further than the Sonos ZP100 digital music system bundle, which includes everything you need to set up the audio system of your dreams. The system gets you started with two Sonos ZonePlayer 100s (ZP100s, for short) and a Sonos controller, enough equipment to cover two rooms with full digital music access. When you're ready to expand your wireless, multi-room digital music system, simply add more ZonePlayers and controllers as needed.

Watch a demo of the Sonos Digital Music System. it in action [Flash]

With speaker outputs, analog RCA inputs and outputs, and a subwoofer out, the ZP100 makes all the right connections. The ZP100 bundle ships with two ZP100 units. View larger.

The ZP100 is designed to be a part of a complete Sonos digital music system. Setup is easy, too. See how it works.

The bundle also includes the powerful Sonos controller (view larger). Use it to control all of your digital music, as well as your settings.

Put a ZP100 on your nightstand. View larger.

Put one on your bookshelf. View larger.

And don't forget the workshop! View larger.

The bundle ships with Sonos Desktop Software, which makes system setup a snap, while also giving you complete control of your music system. View larger.
The ZonePlayer 100
The ZP100 brings great-sounding music to any and every room in your house, regardless of where your music collection is stored. That's because the ZP100, with its built-in amplifier, communicates wirelessly with your PC or Mac and sends the music directly to any connected pair of speakers. You can even play the same song in different rooms or different songs in different rooms.

With 50 watts per channel of power and a guaranteed total harmonic distortion of less than 0.02 percent, you can count on superior audio quality playback--without hisses, crackles, or hums. The first ZP100 connects to your broadband router, but you have total freedom with each additional ZonePlayer. You can put one in the basement, garage, kitchen, and anywhere else, as long as you also connect a pair of speakers. You can even connect the ZP100 to your favorite CD or MP3 player and listen to that music on all the other ZonePlayers in your house. Connectivity is easy, as the ZP100 features spring binding post speaker terminals, RCA-type line-in and line-out jacks, and a subwoofer out jack.

Simply put, the ZP100 is ready for any setup you have, large or small. You can even match the ZP100 with a pair of Sonos' very own SP100 loudspeakers, which are aesthetically and acoustically designed to complement your Sonos digital music system.

Sonos in Depth
The ZP100 is just one part of a complete Sonos digital music system. To make your system complete, you'll need access the Sonos controller (included in the bundle). The wireless Sonos controller gives you instant control over your entire digital music collection, along with Internet radio, subscriptions to online audio services, and even music from your favorite CD or MP3 player. You can turn off the upstairs music while you're downstairs. You can change the song in the kitchen from the den. Plus, the controller's full-color 3.5-inch screen lets you see album art, browse playlists, get detailed track info, and more. To start listening, just pick a room, pick a song, and hit play. The controller even lets you queue the right tunes for the right moment; you can build, edit, and save playlists right from the palm of your hand.

The system supports up to 32 Sonos ZonePlayers throughout your home--from the bedroom to the backyard. Expansion options include additional ZP100s, or you can choose the ZP80, which doesn't have a built-in amplifier but instead connects directly to your home theater or stereo systems. Or better yet, choose both for the ultimate in multi-room music. You can also add more Sonos controllers to give more people access to your music library.

Sonos Setup
You don't need to be a professional installer to set up a Sonos system, or a technical wizard to use it. Sonos was designed to work right out of the box. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection and a router to get started. Then, unpack your components, lay them out in your home, and the result will be music to your ears.

Sonos offers desktop software for PCs and Macs that's as simple to use as the Sonos controller. Designed with a user interface that accommodates a larger screen, the Sonos Desktop Controller software guides you through both setup and music sharing. It offers the exact same functionality as the Sonos controller, but instead of being in the palm of your hand, it's all on your desktop. You can also use it to set up music folders on your hard drive or to add and edit Internet radio stations.

The ZP100 measures 10.2 by 4.4 by 8.2 inches (W x H x D) while the Sonos controller checks in at 6.5 by 0.95 by 3.8 inches. The entire bundle is backed by a one-year warranty.

Free Napster 30-day Trial

If Napster rocks your world, get ready for it to rock your entire house. With the Sonos Digital Music System you can find every song you love from Napster’s massive music catalog and then play it in every room. Discover new releases in the living room, hear 50 years of hits from the Billboard Charts in the bedroom or both. Sonos connects directly to Napster over the Internet so you don’t have to turn on your PC to turn on the music. With just a broadband connection, you can instantly access and enjoy over 5 million songs. Use search to find your favorite songs or browse to your heart’s content. Now pick a room, pick a song and hit play! And while you’re listening, check out the full-color screen with album art and track information.

Free Sirius 30-day Trial

SIRIUS radio fans can now tune in to over 80 premium channels all over the house—without wires, antennas or even a PC. That’s because the Sonos Digital Music System works seamlessly with SIRIUS Internet Radio, giving radio fans instant, wireless access to Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, 100% commercial-free music, and more—from the bedroom to the backyard. Plus, Sonos comes with a free 30-day SIRIUS Internet Radio trial so you can start listening the moment you take it out of the box. Just grab the Sonos Controller and pick a room, pick a channel and hit play.

Free Pandora 30-day Trial Just pick up the Sonos Controller, enter the name of your favorite artist or song, and Pandora will create a custom station in seconds. Pandora uses the intelligence of the Music Genome Project® to select songs that share similar musical qualities with the artist or song you selected, exposing you to new music and reminding you of old favorites. You can even rate the music you hear and Pandora will instantly refine your station’s playlist. Hear a song you can’t live without? Just bookmark it on your Controller and download it later.

Free Rhapsody 30-day Trial

The minute you took your new Sonos system out of the box, your free 30-day Rhapsody Trial was ready to go. Now, it’s your turn to start listening to all those songs, all over your house.

Simply pick up your Sonos Controller, hit the music button and you’ll see the Rhapsody Trial. Now select the Rhapsody Music Guide and browse for your favorite artists, albums, genres, and more.

What's in the Box
Two Sonos ZP100s with power cords, Sonos controller with AC adapter, Ethernet cables, Sonos system setup software CD-ROM (Windows 2000, Windows XP SP2, or Mac OS X v10.3 and v10.4), Sonos digital music system documentation; controller power cord, controller documentation.

Product Details

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  • Item Weight: 29 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 26.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000F8JKYY
  • Item model number: BU101
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,374,376 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at April 10, 2006
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey R. Sanford on February 16, 2006
I had been wanting to install a whole house audio system long before I even had a house. When I was a kid, I dreamed of being able to go from room to room and have my music follow me. Back then I envisioned a CD changer hooked up to all my speakers and listening to a selection of my favorite CDs. If I only could have dreamed bigger, I would have thought of the Sonos system.

I got an iPod three years ago and it was great to rediscover songs/CDs/artists that I hadn't listened to in awhile due to (1) the volume of my collection and (2) not having the ability to manipulate songs across the collection easily until the advent of mp3 playlists. But the iPod changed that. I loaded all of my CDs on an external hard drive, synched my iPod, and had all of my songs in a handheld device no bigger than my wallet. Or so I thought.

Turns out, I had too much music to fit on one iPod. So it was great to have *most* of my favorite music on the iPod so I could easily take it in the car or listen to on a single system within my house, but I still wanted access to all my songs and the single iPod couldn't pump music throughout the whole house without some costly wiring expenses. And along comes the Sonos system...

I had first read about the product nearly a year ago and it had gotten rave reviews wherever I looked. Thinking it was out of my price range though, I never really considered purchasing it. However, I then began to research different alternatives. The more I price compared a total solution (ie: running speaker wire throughout an existing house, a central media manager so I could run different and/or the same feed(s) to different rooms, and a remote to control it all), the more attractive the Sonos system became.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By T. Arevalo on May 13, 2006
The demo on the Sonos website tells you everything you need to know. This system is incredible! I initially bought one ZP100 Music bundle to be sure it worked with my iMac G4 (800MHz) as advertised. It worked flawlessly, and so I bought another ZP100 bundle and a single ZP80 to put my home theater in the Sonos network. Now I have music all over my house which I can control from my iMac or each of the two iPod like remote controllers. I organize all my music with iTunes, including album artwork which is wonderfully displayed on the Sonos controller.

Things to keep in mind. Yes, it is pricey, but it is significantly less expensive than high end room wiring solutions. The system cannot play protected (DRM) files from iTunes Music Store or other vendors (there is a work-around for this). Once I learned about this product, I stopped buying iTunes music (which I seldom did anyway) and started buying CDs. Overall the ZP100 is the way to go because you don't need to turn anything on or off. You leave it on and you have music whenever you want. The ZP80 is for your ampilified system which you may not be leaving on all the time.

May I also suggest the Sony SS-MB350H. These are highly rated bookshelf speakers (Consumer reports) and I agree with their rating. I bough 4 pairs for my ZP100s!

I bought directly form Sonos. Great Teach support. I had a dead controller (replaced within a week), and I had a network problem that was easily fixed (power cycled the ethernet hub).
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Guy J. Churchward on July 6, 2005
The other reviews say it all, I was amazed just how much thought went into the ease of installation. This market is crowded with over technical solutions and for that, this shines more than anything IMHO. You have to hold two buttons down on each zoneplayer to set them up.. how easy is that !... I managed to run both wirelessly off my Linksys hub and even placed an order for another two units once I had installed them which must show stupidity or the immediate elation of the sound, quality and thought.

The only drawbacks are... Plays all my music except a couple of recent purchases I made over iTunes, I have been going back to add the CD artwork to really show the remote off :)

If you go with Sonos you'll be happy.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Reader on October 21, 2005
yes, thinking people working hard and being creative can get it right. that is what came to mind after i bought this system. within days, we added four zone players, remotes, and now the charging cradles. next step, the existing stereo equipment got sold off on eBay. this setup is the best out there. buy it, you will wonder how you got along without it. it is like getting used to email and wondering what you did when it was not around. i am finally listening to music that i had, but had long since buried in piles of CDs languishing in the basement. cannot recommend this highly enough. awesome product.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By LuoLong on August 3, 2005
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I received my Sonos introductory bundle from Amazon on July 29 and set it up in about three hours. While it is not cheap, it works flawlessly. I have my music stored on a Buffalo Technology LinkStation Network Storage Center (HD-H120LAN), which is connected to my Linksys router (WRT54GS). After configuring the first ZP100 ZonePlayer, I connected it to my wireless network via a Linksys Ethernet Bridge (WET54G V1.0). I hooked-up the second ZonePlayer to my patio speakers. The Sonos system works great, and my new wife loves it too.
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