Sonos PLAYBASE: Great Sound in Great Style

It's time to upgrade your home theatre audio system! PLAYBASE delivers powerful home theatre sound when the TV is on, and continuous music when it's off. The best part: it sits discreetly under your TV.

Updated on November 08, 2017 16:11 pm

Cromly Editor

Listen in Style With Sonos PLAYBASE

Having a high-quality home theatre audio system can at times come with a huge price tag. There are many surround sound systems available in the market but its price as well as complexity—all the wires and additional speakers—can be a tad overwhelming for us just to set it up. We usually find ourselves listening and watching movies at the comfort of our homes with the built-in sound system of our televisions, or listening to music using a Bluetooth speaker or even just the phone’s speakers. Or we sometimes resort to using the handy and reliable listening device called headphones.

But that should not be the case. It's time for a worthy upgrade!

TC Acoustic launched PLAYBASE, the latest and newest addition to SONOS’ wireless home sound system. The sleek and stylish home audio system is designed to sit underneath your TV and uses WiFi to connect to other speakers. Whether you are watching a movie or listening to music, PLAYBASE provides a clear, powerful audio as it has three distinct audio channels as well as a built-in subwoofer.

"When we think about what product we’ll invent next, we think first about the home, and the role each of our products play in the home. What we realized is that PLAYBAR only met the need of the small percentage of homes where people mount their televisions on the wall," said Sonos CEO Patrick Spence. "We saw a tremendous opportunity to deliver great sound in great style for the majority of homes where the TV sits on a piece of furniture. It was a huge challenge where we pushed the boundaries of design, acoustics, materials, wireless and software, and we can’t wait for people to bring it home."

Setting up? No worries!

Sonos PLAYBASE has a simple one-box solution. Designed for TVs that aren’t wall-mounted, Playbase is easy to control and set up using just two cords (optical and power). It can be easily converted to a wireless 5.1 surround sound setup by buying extra speakers that you can play everywhere inside your home. Even if you are curled up on your bed or creating scrumptious dishes in the kitchen, you can listen, dance, and sing along to your favorite jam. Because everything is voice prompted, PLAYBASE will soon be controlled using your voice and any Amazon Alexa-enabled device.

Elegantly sturdy

Sonos has been known for products that are minimalist and smart. With PLAYBASE, they’ve gone a little further with a design that is solid, stylishly minimalist, and has a sturdy built. With its small built—only 2.3-inches thick and 14-inches deep—it can hold up a television weight of up to 75 pounds. You can save space by just letting your TV sit on PLAYBASE. Though it might look like a cut from a slab of granite, it has a body of glass-filled polycarbonate and is available in black or white.

Control it in just a tap

Sonos wanted a speaker that is flexible when it comes to control experience. So whether you are using your TV remote, the Sonos App, or select partner apps, you can control PLAYBASE with a simple tap! If you want the sound in full blast in your living room but a little toned down in your room, you can adjust the sound to the specifics of any particular room with TruePlay. The Sonos App also has Dialogue Enhancement and Night Mode, which allow enhanced vocal clarity or toned down bass for loud action scenes.

Audio quality at its best

Sitting under your TV, PLAYBASE was designed to balance the demands of acoustics, wireless, and software. Packed with 10 class-D digital amplifiers, it has six midrange, three tweeters, and one woofer—all custom designed for the speaker’s acoustic architecture. Its grill has 43,000 individually drilled holes in five different sizes that gradually get bigger as they turn the corners toward the subwoofer and the vent, to move as much air as possible. These features allow PLAYBASE to deliver quality sound that no one can imagine.

Quality does not come cheap

With every amazing detail and exciting features that Sonos PLAYBASE has, it doesn’t come cheap. With its price at $1,299, the audio system is one of the best options to those who want to a better sound system in their homes. It might be a bit pricey for anyone aspiring to have this at home, but with the superb sound quality that it can deliver, Sonos Playbase is a good investment for your home.


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