Introducing the PLAY:3

Posted on July 20th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in Featured, News, Products

Sonos is thrilled to announce the launch of our latest all-in-one player, the PLAY:3. Available starting today, the PLAY:3 is compact enough to fit almost anywhere you want music at home—even smaller rooms and surfaces. And because versatility is key for tight spaces, we built the PLAY:3 to work both vertically and horizontally.

Position the PLAY:3 any way you want it.

Of course, just because we’ve designed the PLAY:3 with a diminutive footprint doesn’t mean we left out big Sonos sound. The PLAY:3 features three speakers powered  by three dedicated digital amps, so you’ll be able to enjoy the Sonos’s signature HiFi quality. And like the PLAY:5 before it, our newest player also offers Stereo Pair Mode, which means that if you have two in one room, you can designate one as the left channel and the other as the right for even bigger stereo sound.

Additionally, the PLAY:3 offers a unique feature that detects if the unit is positioned vertically or horizontally and then modifies the speaker’s output to ensure clean and balanced audio output. In horizontal mode, you may notice a wider stereo response, while in vertical mode, music may sound brighter on the highs and crisper on the mids.

Adding to the PLAY:3s versatility is an integrated, threaded mounting hole, which allows you to easily mount the player on the wall or under a cabinet using a suitable mounting bracket (sold separately).

With the PLAY:3, Sonos continues to expand on its vision of making it easy for people to fill their homes with all the music on earth, whether it comes from their personal music libraries or one of our many music partners. As with the other products in the Sonos Wireless HiFi System, the PLAY:3 is super simple to set up and connects wirelessly to all other Sonos components. And it can be controlled wirelessly from the comfort of your couch, using any Sonos Controller – including free apps for your Android smartphone, iPhone, or iPad.

Finally, Sonos is introducing the PLAY:3 with an affordable price tag to make it even easier for people to expand existing Sonos systems or start a new one. The PLAY:3 goes on sale today for the following prices (based on region of purchase): $299 USD, $329 CAD, $419 AUD, 299 EUR, 259 GBP, or 2980 CNY.  (Starting a new Sonos system? Make sure you check out the BRIDGE, which recently enjoyed a price cut.)

Where will you start streaming music with the PLAY:3? Tell us about it below!

Posted on July 20th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in Featured, News, Products

15 Responses to “Introducing the PLAY:3”

Espen HavikenJuly 20th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Are you considering making an outdoor version of this or the Play:5? I would love to be able to extend my Sonos zones to the patio in the garden.

Peter CalliesJuly 20th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I’ve got a ZP90 in my garage with speaker wires running to outdoor speakers on my patio.  I did that before the S5 was available.  Now that the S5 (or Play for that matter), why couldn’t you take one outside when you want to listen to music out there?  As long as you’ve got another zone player or zone bridge attached to the physical network in the house, it should work great.

JleslieJuly 20th, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Presumably using two of these and two S5s with judicious use of line-ins you could make a surround system with wireless rear speakers? (By using the two S5s for front left/right and both the line-ins.) Probably getting expensive though?

DgJuly 20th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I really love the Sonos system, the S5 is amazing.  This Play:3 is great for smaller areas, but $300 way too steep.  Please cut to $199 and you sales will shoot up.

FBJuly 20th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Gentlemen! Did you recently have a look at the EURUSD-exchange rate? It’s not by far close to 1, by far not. Mr Gorbatchow tear down this wall, ehm, price….

Paul QuinnJuly 21st, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Ok… this does look great.  But… can you explain why the Sonos Hardware + presumably half decent speakers (in the form of Play3) is less expensive than a ZP90 (at least in the UK)?

ChristieMay 9th, 2012 at 9:03 am

We absolutely love our Sonos system inside but would love to know if there is going to be a water/weather-proof version any time soon? Thanks! 

MelissaMay 19th, 2012 at 4:14 am

Are there any future plans to develop outdoor and bathroom versions of play3. I would buy 2 today if available! Thanks Melissa

EricJune 2nd, 2012 at 7:42 am

Would really like an outdoor speaker that is compatible with Sonos.  Could Sonos work with another outdoor speaker company to make it compatible?  Maybe to speed up the development of one?

MorganwoodruffJune 2nd, 2012 at 7:47 am

I want a waterproof “little guy” for the shower. $99.00 max.
Please and thank you, M.

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