Cinematic Sound

Smart Sound
The sleek soundbase for TV, movies, music, and more.
Enjoy crisp dialogue and impressive bass from wall to wall with Playbase. Control it with the Sonos app, your remote, Apple AirPlay 2, and more.
Low-profile design
Playbase practically disappears beneath the TV while its ten amplified speaker drivers deliver deep booms and crystal clear whispers.
Apple AirPlay 2 on Sonos
Stream sound directly from your iPhone or iPad and ask Siri to play Apple Music.
Build out your entertainment system
Playbase is just the beginning of the ultimate home theatre experience. Wirelessly connect Sub and a pair of surrounds at any time for even more immersive entertainment.

Features and specs

Ten amplified speaker drivers – six mid-range, three tweeters, and one woofer.
Ten Class-D digital amplifiers.
Optical input to connect to your TV. Allows Playbase to speak DOLBY DIGITAL and stereo.
Adjustable bass, treble, and loudness controls to customize your sound preferences.
Autoplay setting lets you choose whether or not TV audio will begin playback automatically.
Responsive audio chime lets you know Sonos One has heard you and is working on a response.
Far-field microphone array, used for smart voice capture and noise cancellation.
One tweeter creates a crisp and clear high-frequency response.
One mid-woofer ensures you’ll hear the faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass.
Dimensions - H x W x D
2.28 x 28.35 x 14.96 in. (58 x 720 x 380 mm).
Weight
18.85 lbs. (8.6 kg).
Responsive audio chime lets you know Sonos One has heard you and is working on a response.
Far-field microphone array, used for smart voice capture and noise cancellation.
One tweeter creates a crisp and clear high-frequency response.
One mid-woofer ensures you’ll hear the faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass.
Power supply
Auto-switching 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz AC universal input.
WiFi, not Bluetooth
Connects to your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g, 2.4 GHz broadcast-capable router for uninterrupted wireless streaming.
Ethernet port
A single Ethernet port can connect Playbase to a wired home network.
System requirements
TV with optical audio output. Broadband Internet in your home.
Sonos Controller App.
Apple AirPlay 2
Works with AirPlay 2 on Apple devices iOS 11.4 and higher.
Responsive audio chime lets you know Sonos One has heard you and is working on a response.
Far-field microphone array, used for smart voice capture and noise cancellation.
One tweeter creates a crisp and clear high-frequency response.
One mid-woofer ensures you’ll hear the faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass.
Sonos Playbase, AC power cord, Ethernet cable, optical audio cable, warranty and regulatory booklet, and Quickstart Guide.
Responsive audio chime lets you know Sonos One has heard you and is working on a response.
Far-field microphone array, used for smart voice capture and noise cancellation.
One tweeter creates a crisp and clear high-frequency response.
One mid-woofer ensures you’ll hear the faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass.

FAQ

How much weight can Playbase support?
Playbase can support TVs that weigh up to 77 lb (34.9 kg).
Does Playbase pair with other Sonos speakers for surround sound?
Yes. While Playbase is a great soundbase on its own, it also wirelessly pairs with our Sub for added bass and a pair of Sonos speakers for full surround sound. A setup with left and right rears and a Sub gives you true 5.1 surround sound.
What audio content can I play on Playbase?
Playbase plays back all of your TV audio, once setup with the Sonos app is complete. You can stream audio from TV, movies, video on demand, music, radio, video games, audiobooks and podcasts.
What audio codecs and formats will Playbase support?
Playbase plays audio from PCM stereo and Dolby Digital sources.
How do the new processor and increased memory affect the product experience?
Currently there are no feature differences between Sonos One Gen 2 and the original version. The original Sonos One will continue to support all its current features, and more, in the future. Over time, however, the increased memory, Bluetooth Low Energy, and processing power may allow us to bring new product experiences to the Gen 2 version that the original will not be able to support. That said, we have no specific Gen 2-only features planned at this time.
Will Sonos One Gen 2 work in stereo pair and as surrounds with the original Sonos One?
Yes, the Gen 2 works seamlessly with the original Sonos One as a stereo pair or home cinema surrounds.
How does Sonos One Gen 2 use Bluetooth Low Energy?
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) was first introduced with Sonos Beam, and now we are bringing it to Sonos One Gen 2. Just like with Beam, BLE can be used to communicate temporarily with your phone or tablet to simplify the first-time setup process. BLE does not support audio streaming. Once setup is done, Sonos One Gen 2 streams and updates via your WiFi just like the original Sonos One.
How can I tell which version I have?
Sonos One Gen 2 is marked as “Gen 2” on the product label underneath the speaker. The original Sonos One only has “One” on the product label.

Reviews

Can't I just use my personal music streaming subscription?
You’ll still have to pay licensing fees to use music in your business. Additionally, if you want to get rid of the ads that interrupt the music, you’ll need to pay for a premium subscription on most services. It’s usually more cost effective to subscribe to a music streaming service for business use.
Why do I need a commercial music streaming service?
Composers, musicians, and artists deserve fair compensation, especially when their music offers extra value to your business. As a business owner, you’re legally responsible for paying license fees for music you play in your venue.
What is considered a public performance?
The Copyright Law of the United States defines a public performance of music as, “Music performed in a place open to the public or at any place where a substantial number of persons outside of a normal circle of a family and its social acquaintances is gathered.”
What are Performance Rights Organizations?
BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC are known as the Performance Rights Organizations (PROs) that represent songwriters and music publishers in the United States. If you play music licensed by one of these organizations and don’t have a license from them, you can potentially be held liable for copyright infringement, which can result in thousands of dollars of liability as well as costly legal fees.

Product manual

Take a comprehensive look at the setup, function, and maintenance of Playbase. The product manual details all of its specifications and how to care for your Sonos Home cinema.
Playbase product manual

Why Choose Sonos

Enjoy clear, richly detailed sound that fills the room at any volume.
Setup takes minutes, and control is simple with the Sonos app, AirPlay 2, and your voice.
Customize your system and play what you want, where you want.

Better together

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    For sound anywhere

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  • Amp

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