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Published on March 7th, 2017 | by The GC Team

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Sonos introduces PLAYBASE as addition to its wireless home sound system

 

Sonos has announced the introduction of PLAYBASE, the latest addition to its wireless sound system, which is designed to sit discreetly under the TV, and is inspired by “the simple insight that up to 70% of all TVs stand on furniture and are not mounted to the wall.”

It is a thin (58mm high) unit with 10 drivers, designed to appear as if cut from a single piece of granite, and with more than 43,000 holes that make up an acoustically transparent grill.

All of PLAYBASE’s 10 custom-designed drivers with dedicated amplifiers – six mid-range, three tweeters, and one woofer – are powered by software to precisely control the sound coming from each transducer.  The result is a sound stage much wider than the speaker itself.  It is easy to control and set up with just optical and power cord connections, and can expand to other rooms when wirelessly connected to a Sonos home sound system. Designed as “equal parts TV speaker and music speaker,” it has access to more than 80 music services. Later this year, like every other Sonos speaker, PLAYBASE will be controllable using voice and any Amazon Alexa enabled device.

Giles Martin, Sound Experience Leader at Sonos, said: “We have built a product that can not only handle the complexities of home theatre – delivering open and natural sound, clear dialogue, and immersive bass that fills the room – but also fits perfectly in any home environment,”

The PLAYBASE, priced at £699 and available in both black and white, will be available globally from April 4, 2017.

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