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SONOS PLAY:5 Black Bundle

The original bigger room all-in-one wireless multi-room Sonos Play 5 Black Bundle all-in-one player plus a Free SONOS Bridge.
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Sonos PLAY:5 White Bundle

The original bigger room all-in-one wireless multi-room Sonos Play 5 White Bundle all-in-one player plus a Free Sonos Bridge.
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The original bigger room bigger sound all-in-one player the SONOS PLAY:5 Black. Formerly the Sonos ZonePlayer S5. (PLAY5UK1BLK)
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Sonos PLAY:5 White

The original bigger room bigger sound all-in-one player the Sonos Play 5 White. Formerly the Sonos ZonePlayer S5 (PLAY5UK1)


Play:5 Benefits


Sonos HiFi Sound.

The Sonos Play:5 has five integrated speakers powered by five dedicated digital amplifiers (two tweeters, two mid-range drivers and one subwoofer driver) provide crystal-clear, room-filling sound that rivals much larger, more complicated audio equipment.


All Digital Sound.

The all-digital sound architecture provides precise sound reproduction, just as the artist intended. All filter settings, active equalization and time-alignment are done in the digital domain so there’s no loss of audio quality or energy.


Start with one, expand anywhere.

Add as many Sonos players as you want throughout your home. Wirelessly. Play different songs in every room or the same song everywhere, in perfect sync.


Wireless, easy to set up.

No rewiring. No complex programming. Simply connect a SONOS BRIDGE or Sonos Play 5 to your wireless router and link all your Sonos players wirelessly with one touch.

Stream all the music on the earth.

Enjoy a universe of music everyday – your iTunes® library, your favorite music services, and more than 100,000 free Internet radio stations, shows and podcasts.


Control your way.

Search, browse and play your music with the dedicated SONOS CONTROL or free Sonos Controller Apps for your Android® smartphone, iPhone®, iPod touch®, or iPad®.


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The Mighty Sonos Play:5


Play:5 Specifications

  • Digital music with HiFi sound


    Digital music with HiFi sound
    5 driver speaker system
    5 digital amps
    2 tweeters
    2 mid-range drivers
    1 bass driver

  • Start with one music player, expand everywhere


    Add players all over your home with one touch

  • Control Your Sonos Music System



  • Stream all the music on earth


    Play your entire iTunes library
    Listen to your online music services
    Get thousands of free radio stations worldwide

  • Crystal-clear, room-filling sound

    5 speakers powered by 5 dedicated digital amplifiers

    The Sonos Play:5 uses 5 state-of the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with 5 speakers to deliver superior sound to any room. The wireless music system provides crystal-clear, high-quality sound that rivals much larger, more complicated systems. A subwoofer produces powerful bass while two mid-range drivers and two tweeters fill 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.


    2 tweeters create 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.

    Subwoofer driver

    Dedicated subwoofer driver provides deep, powerful bass you can feel.

    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.

    Acoustic port

    The acoustic port on the rear of the unit serves two purposes – it’s vital to the sound output of the Sonos Play:5 when in use and it’s also a convenient handle when moving it from one room to another.

    Adjustable bass and treble controls

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

  • Access all the music on Earth

    Pre-loaded Internet radio stations — free of charge

    Get over 100,000 free radio stations, shows, and podcasts -- all for free. And you can tune in without turning on your computer. Browse for stations or type in specific call letters or a radio host you love.

    Endless music from the most popular online music services

    Sonos Play:5 works seamlessly with, AUPEO!, Deezer, iheartradio,, MOG, Napster®, Pandora®, Rdio®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM™ Internet Radio, Spotify®, Stitcher SmartRadio(tm), TuneIn, Wolfgang’s Vault®, and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.)

    Computer-free music playback

    Get instant access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations — without ripping, downloading or turning on a computer. Sonos connects directly to these services over the Internet and then streams the music to the rooms of your choice.

    Play the music on your computer in any room

    Play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio formats, from iTunes® to MP3.

    Stream music from an iPhone®, iPad™ or iPod touch®

    Simply connect an Apple AirPort Express® to any ZonePlayer with line-in and experience true multi-room AirPlay®.

    Listen to music that’s stored on an iPod or iPhone

    Dock, charge and wirelessly play the music from an iPod or iPhone with the Sonos DOCK (sold separately).

    Play music and audio from a CD or MP3 player, TV and more throughout the home

    An analog audio input lets you connect to an external audio source (such as a CD or MP3 player, TV, DVD, VCR, or radio) and play that music or audio on all ZonePlayers in the system.

  • Other cool features

    Easy Internet connectivity for other products in your house

    The Sonos Play:5 has a two-port Ethernet switch to bring standard Internet connectivity to your set-top box, DVR, PC, game console or NAS drive.

    Top-panel volume and mute controls

    Provides quick access to volume and mute controls when you don't have a Controller in hand.

    Headphone connection

    Built-in, auto-detecting connection lets you listen in private with your favorite wired or wireless headphones.

    Rubber bottom

    Place the Sonos Play:5 on any kind of surface in your home without fear of scratches or scrapes.

  • Control it all with your smartphone, tablet and more

    Control all your music and rooms with your Android™ smartphone, iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad™

    Free Sonos Controller apps for Android, iPhone and iPad let you control your zone players, music on the Internet and your computer right from the palm of your hand. Download the apps for free on the iTunes App Store or Android Market™.

    Integrated, multi-room control

    If you have multiple players, you can control what music is playing in every room in your house, from anywhere in your house. Sonos Controllers aren’t tied to a specific player, so you can use any Controller to control the music and the volume in all your rooms.

    Find and play your favorite songs in an instant

    Browse or search for songs and stations, choose the music, and control the volume from anywhere in the home.

    Wireless connectivity

    The Android smartphone, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad connect to your Sonos Play:5 system through your home WiFi network.

    Includes Sonos Controller for Mac or PC

    Turn any Mac or PC desktop or laptop computer in your home into a Controller. The software is included for free with every ZonePlayer.

    Dedicated Sonos CONTROL (sold separately)

    Increase your control with a dedicated touch screen Sonos CONTROL featuring instant-on, dedicated buttons and long battery life.

  • Wireless multi-room music with SonosNet 2.0

    Built-in wireless capability

    The Sonos Play:5 can go anywhere, delivering music to any room in your house, wirelessly. ZonePlayers and Controllers establish their own secure wireless mesh network that delivers the extensive range and superior performance you need to get music all over your house.

    SonosNet 2.0 wireless mesh network technology

    Provides whole-house coverage, ensures synchronous music playback, and avoids sources of wireless interference. Incorporating sophisticated MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology, SonosNet uses multiple antennas and radios together to boost signal strength and reach remote locations.

    Listen to the same song in every room, in perfect synchronization

    Play the same song in different rooms, simultaneously, without echoes or delays. Add or drop rooms from your zone grouping and still be in sync.

    Play a different song in every room, at the same time

    Tune in to an Internet radio station in the bedroom, stream a music service in the kitchen and play a song from your music library in the living room — simultaneously.

  • Simple setup and expandable design

    Simple setup

    No technical or wireless expertise required. Put a Sonos Play:5 in any room where you want music, plug it in and enjoy. Wire one Sonos Play:5 or a Sonos SONOS BRIDGE (sold separately) to your router to access a world of music on the Internet. The Sonos System Setup software provides simple on-screen prompts on any Sonos Controller. With the touch of a few buttons, you’ll be playing music all over the house in minutes.

    Expandable wireless system

    Expand your wireless music system room by room. Wirelessly add more Sonos Play:5s to your house with the press of a single button and enjoy true multi-room music.

    Simple to move

    Built-in carrying handle allows you to move the Sonos Play:5 to the backyard, deck or any other room. Simply pick it up, plug it in, and enjoy the music.

  • Automatic software updates

    New features and music services delivered automatically — and for free

    The Sonos Play:5 system keeps getting better over time with new features and music services. Once the Sonos Play:5 system has been registered, Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. Simply press one button and your system updates itself.

  • Audio


    Five Class-D digital amplifiers


    Auto-detecting 3.5 mm headphone connection. The PLAY:5’s integrated speakers mute when headphones are inserted.

    Audio line-in

    Auto-detecting 3.5mm audio line-in connection


    Five driver speaker system – two tweeters, two 3” mid-range drivers, and one 3.5” woofer. Each driver of the product is individually powered by a dedicated amplifier.

    Stereo Pair setting

    Allows you to group two PLAY:5s in the same room with one PLAY:5 serving as the left channel and the other as the right channel.

  • Music

    Audio formats supported

    Support for compressed MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA (including purchased Windows Media downloads), AAC (MPEG4), Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless) music files, as well as uncompressed WAV and AIFF files.

    Native support for 44.1kHz sample rates. Additional support for 48kHz, 32kHz, 24kHz, 22kHz, 16kHz, 11kHz, and 8kHz sample rates.

    Note: Apple "Fairplay", AAC Enhanced and WMA Lossless formats not currently supported. Previously purchased Apple "Fairplay" DRM-protected songs may be upgraded.

    Album art supported


    Apple AirPlay music sources

    Connect an Apple AirPlay® music source, such as an Apple AirPort Express® to any Sonos ZonePlayer with line-in. Enjoy songs from your iPhone®, iPad™ or iPod touch® in any or every room of the home.Connect an Apple AirPort Express® to any Sonos ZonePlayer via line-in and stream songs from your iPhone®, iPad™ or iPod touch® all over your home.

    Operating systems (for stored files)

    Windows® XP SP2 and higher; Mac OS X v10.4 and higher; NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices supporting CIFS

    Internet radio supported

    Streaming MP3, WMA

    Music services supported

    Sonos works seamlessly with, AUPEO!, Deezer, iheartradio,, MOG, Napster®, Pandora®, Rdio®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM™ Internet Radio, Spotify®, Stitcher SmartRadio(tm), TuneIn, Wolfgang’s Vault®, and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.)

    Playback modes

    Crossfade, shuffle, repeat

  • Networking*

    Wireless connectivity

    SonosNet 2.0, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network

    Network bridging

    2-port switch (10/100Mbps, auto MDI/MDIX) allows Ethernet devices to connect through SonosNet

  • General

    Storage temperature

    4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)

    Power Supply

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

    Package contents

    Sonos PLAY:5, power cord, line-in audio cable, flat Ethernet cable, QuickStart guide with Setup CD

    Top-panel lights

    Indicate ZonePlayer status and Mute status


    9.15 lb (4.15 kg)

    Top-panel buttons

    Volume and Mute

    Multi-language support

    Sonos System Software supports Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Swedish

    Dimensions (H x W x D)

    8.50 x 14.40 x 4.80 in. (217 x 365 x 123 mm)

    Operating temperature

    32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)

    Product finish

    White with light metallic grille; black with graphite grille

  • * Internet connection required for access to Internet radio stations, online music services and software updates (DSL, cable modem or LAN-based high-speed Internet connection required.) Internet functionality may require payment of separate fee to a service provider; local and/or long distance telephone charges may apply.

    Note: All specifications subject to change without notice.