The Sonos PLAYBAR does both, but goes far beyond being just a TV speaker replacement. The PLAYBAR may be the most sophisticated speaker product you can get, though it still wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t
Sonos Playbar. The problem with modern super-thin televisions is that they just don’t leave enough room for decent speakers. This is where a sound bar comes in — it’s basically a wide standalone
Control, as you’d expect, is via Sonos’ existing PC, Mac, iOS, and Android apps: the PLAYBAR shows up as a regular zone, which means you can group it up for party music.
The SONOS PlayBar will be available next month (March, 2013) for $699. Dealers will include Best Buy/Magnolia, PC Richards and Amazon with additional dealers to follow. Stay tuned for a full system review from Big Picture Big Sound once the production system becomes available.
The box carrying the Sonos Playbar, like most sound bars for the living room, is pretty big. But unpack it, strip away the protective foam, and the speaker system is a nice size that fits under most 42- or 47-inch TVs common in Singapore homes.
The Sonos Playbar is an all in one speaker system. It is one self contained block of speakers containing 6 midrange speakers, 3 tweeters, and 9 Class-D amplifiers. The amplifiers have been precision tuned to match the speaker drivers and exact Sonos speaker architecture.