sonos play:1
SONOS PLAY:1
Product Guide
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SONOS PLAY:1
The PLAY:1 is the newest, most compact Sonos wireless speaker that lets you use any Sonos controller to control and enjoy
all the music you want all over your home (see "Sonos Controllers" on page 2 for more information).
• Two custom-designed drivers, 3.5 in / 9 cm mid-woofer and tweeter, each with a dedicated amplifier.
• Play/Pause functionality remembers the last thing you were listening to. You can even skip to the next track with a
double press.
• Pair two PLAY:1s for amazing stereo sound or use two PLAY:1s as rear speakers for your SONOS PLAYBAR home theater
system.
• Works seamlessly with the complete range of Sonos products.
New to Sonos?
It takes just a few steps to get your Sonos system up and running—simply follow the setup instructions packaged with your
PLAY:1. Once you’ve got it set up, you can add additional Sonos components any time.
Adding to an existing Sonos system?
Sonos can be easily expanded room by room. If you are adding a PLAY:1 to an existing Sonos system, you can turn directly to
"Adding to an Existing Sonos System" on page 4.
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Your Home Network
To access music services, Internet radio, and any digital music stored on your computer or Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
device, your home network must meet the following requirements:
Home network requirements
Note: Your network must have a high-speed Internet connection, as the Sonos system is
designed to provide you with online software updates. Your Sonos system must be registered
to receive these updates, so be sure to register during the setup process. We do not share
your e-mail address with other companies.
• High-speed DSL/cable modem, or fiber-to-the-home broadband connection for proper playback of Internet-based
music services. (If your service provider only offers satellite Internet access, you may experience playback issues due
to fluctuating download rates.)
• If your modem is not a modem/router combination and you want to take advantage of Sonos' automatic online
updates, or stream music from an Internet-based music service, you must install a router in your home network. If you
do not have a router, purchase and install one before proceeding.
• If you are going to use a Sonos application on an Android™ smartphone, iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad® or other tablet,
you may need a wireless router in your home network. For more information, please visit our Web site at
http://faq.sonos.com/apps.
• Connect at least one Sonos component to your home network router using an Ethernet cable, and then you can add all
other Sonos components wirelessly.
• For best results, you should connect the computer or NAS drive that contains your personal music library collection to
your home network router using an Ethernet cable.
System requirements
• Windows® XP SP3 and higher
• Macintosh® OS X 10.6 and higher
• Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. iPhone and iPod touch require iOS 4.0 or later. iPad requires iOS 5.0 or
later.
• Android: 2.1 and higher, certain features may require higher versions of Android
Note: For the latest system requirements, including supported operating system versions,
please visit our Web site at http://faq.sonos.com/specs.
Sonos Controllers
You can use any Sonos controller with the SONOS PLAY:1, including:
• Sonos Controller for Android—Touch the Play Store or Market button on your Android phone or tablet to download
the free Sonos application from Google Play.
• Sonos Controller for iPhone or the Sonos Controller for iPad—Touch the App Store button on your iPhone, iPod
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touch or iPad to download the free Sonos application, or you can download the application from iTunes®.
(If you download from iTunes, you will need to sync before you see the Sonos logo display on your device.)
• Sonos Controller for Mac or PC—Download from our Web site at: www.sonos.com/support/downloads.
• SONOS CONTROL
Sonos is always working on new ways to help you control the music any way you want. For the latest list of Sonos controllers,
please visit our Web site at www.sonos.com/products.
PLAY:1 Top / Back
On/Off
Your Sonos system is designed to be always on; the system uses minimal electricity
whenever it is not playing music. To quickly stop streaming audio in all rooms, select
Pause All from the Rooms menu. To stop streaming audio in one room, press the
Play/Pause button on the player.
Play/Pause button
Toggles between playing and pausing the audio in this room (defaults to restarting the
same music source when pressed unless a different source is selected).
• Press once to start or stop streaming audio
• Press twice to skip to the next track (if applicable to the selected music source)
Status indicator
Indicates the current status of the PLAY:1. When the PLAY:1 is in normal operation, you
can turn the white status indicator light on and off.
For a complete list of status indications, please go to http://faq.sonos.com/led.
Volume up (+)
Volume down (-)
Press these buttons to adjust the volume up and down.
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Threaded mounting hole
1/4 inch /
20-thread
The PLAY:1 has an integrated mounting hole on the back of the unit so it can be wallmounted if desired (mounting bracket not included.) See "Wall Mounting" on page 4 for
more information.
Ethernet switch connector
You can use an Ethernet cable (supplied) to connect the PLAY:1 to a router, computer, or
additional network device such as a network-attached storage (NAS) device.
AC power (mains) input
(~100-240 V, 50-60 Hz)
Use the supplied power cord to connect to a power outlet.
Insert the power cord firmly into the PLAY:1 until it is flush with the bottom of the unit.
Selecting a Location
You can locate a SONOS PLAY:1 just about anywhere. For maximum enjoyment, we have a few guidelines:
• The PLAY:1 is designed to work well even when placed next to a wall or other surface. For optimum performance,
maintaining more than 1 inch (2.5 cm) clearance around the back of the unit is recommended.
• Care should be taken if placing the PLAY:1 close to an older CRT (cathode ray tube) television. If you notice any
discoloration or distortion of your picture quality, simply move the PLAY:1 further from the television.
• The PLAY:1 is humidity-resistant so you can use it in the bathroom; however it is not water-resistant so don’t position
it near water or leave it outside during a rain storm.
Wall Mounting
The SONOS PLAY:1 has a standard 1/4”-20 threaded mounting socket. If desired, you can easily wall mount your PLAY:1 using
a suitable mounting bracket (not included). Simply choose a location that’s close to an electrical outlet (power cord length is
2m), taking care to avoid heat, steam, dripping water or hidden wiring, and follow the instructions included with the wall
mount kit.
Note: Be sure the wall mount bracket you purchase will support at least 8lbs. (3.6 kgs) and
has a 1/4 inch -20 threaded post.
Adding to an Existing Sonos System
Once you’ve got your Sonos music system set up, you can easily add more Sonos components any time (up to 32 rooms).
1. Select a location for your PLAY:1 (see "Selecting a Location" above for optimal placement guidelines.)
2. Attach the power cord to the PLAY:1 and apply power. Be sure to push the power cord firmly into the bottom of the
PLAY:1 until it is flush with the bottom of the unit.
Note: If you want to make a wired connection, connect a standard Ethernet cable from your
router or another Sonos component (or a live network wall plate if you have built-in wiring) to
an Ethernet port on the back of the PLAY:1.
3. Choose one of the following options:
• Using a handheld Sonos controller: Select Add a Sonos Component from the Settings menu and follow the on-screen
prompts to add this component to your Sonos system.
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• Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC: Select Add a Sonos Component from the Manage menu and follow the
prompts to add this component to your Sonos system.
Creating a Stereo Pair
The Stereo Pair setting allows you to group two PLAY:1s, PLAY:3s or PLAY:5s in the same room to create a wider stereo
experience. In this configuration, one unit serves as the left channel and the other serves as the right channel. You cannot
create a mixed stereo pair—the Sonos components in the stereo pair must be the same.
Optimum placement information
• When creating a stereo pair, it is best to place the two Sonos components 8 to 10 feet away from each other.
• Your favorite listening position should be 8 to 12 feet from the paired Sonos components. Less distance will increase
bass, more distance will improve stereo imaging.
Note: The Stereo Pair setting is for use with PLAY:1, PLAY:3 and PLAY:5 units only. You cannot
create a mixed stereo pair—both Sonos components in the stereo pair must be the same.
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. Select Settings -> Room Settings.
2. Select a PLAY:1 to pair.
3. Select Create Stereo Pair, and touch Next.
4. Select the other PLAY:1 you wish to pair.
5. When prompted, press the Volume Up (+) button on the PLAY:1 you wish to use as the left channel.
The units automatically connect to form a stereo pair.
To separate a stereo pair:
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1. Select Settings -> Room Settings.
2. Select the stereo pair you wish to separate (the stereo pair appears with L + R in the Room name.)
3. Select Separate Stereo Pair, and touch Separate to confirm.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Choose one of the following:
• Using the Sonos Controller for PC: Select Settings from the Manage menu.
• Using the Sonos Controller for Mac: Select Preferences -> Room Settings from the Sonos menu.
2. Select a PLAY:1 you want to pair from the Room Settings for drop-down list.
3. Click Create Stereo Pair and then follow the prompts to set up the stereo pair.
To separate a stereo pair:
1. Choose one of the following:
• Using the Sonos Controller for PC: Select Settings from the Manage menu.
• Using the Sonos Controller for Mac: Select Preferences -> Room Settings from the Sonos menu.
2. Select the Sonos stereo pair you wish to separate from the Room Settings for drop-down (the stereo pair will appear
with L + R in the room name).
3. On the Basic tab, click Separate Stereo Pair.
4. Click Separate.
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Surround Speakers
Adding surround speakers
You can easily pair two PLAY:1 or PLAY:3 components with a PLAYBAR to function as left and right surround channels in your
Sonos surround sound experience. You can either configure surround speakers during the setup process, or follow the steps
below to add them.
• Make sure the Sonos products are the same—you cannot combine a PLAY:1 and a PLAY:3 to function as surround
speakers.
• Be sure to follow these instructions to set up your surround speakers. Do not create a room group or stereo pair as
these will not achieve the left and right surround channel functionality.
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room the PLAYBAR is located in.
3. Select Add Surround Speakers.
4. Follow the prompts to add first a left and then a right surround speaker.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. From the Basic tab, select Add Surround Speakers.
4. Follow the prompts to add first a left and then a right surround speaker.
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Surround settings
The default audio settings are determined by the calibration process. If you wish to make a change, you can follow the steps
below.
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room the SONOS PLAYBAR and surround speakers are located in. It appears as Room (+LS+RS) on the Room
Settings menu.
3. Select Advanced Audio -> Surround Settings.
4. Choose one of the following:
• SURROUNDS: Choose On or Off to turn the sound from the surround speakers on and off.
• Drag your finger across the slider to increase or decrease the volume of the surround speakers.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room the SONOS PLAYBAR and surround speakers are located in from the Room Settings for drop-down.
4. Select the Surrounds tab.
5. Choose one of the following:
• SURROUNDS: Check to turn the sound from the surround speakers on; uncheck to turn it off.
• Click and drag the slider to increase or decrease the volume of the surround speakers.
6. Close the Settings window when changes are complete.
Removing surround speakers
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room the surround speakers are associated with. The room name appears as Room (+LS+RS) on the Room
Settings menu.
3. Select Remove Surround Speakers.
4. Select Next to drop the surround sound speakers from your surround system. If these were newly purchased PLAY:1s
they will appear as Unused on the Rooms menu. If these PLAY:1s existed in your household previously, they revert back
to their previous state.
You can now move them to another room for individual use. If you want to add them back as surround speakers, see
"Surround Speakers" on page 7 for help.
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Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room the SONOS PLAYBAR is located in from the Room Settings for drop-down list. The room name appears
as Room (+LS+RS).
4. From the Basic tab, click Remove Surround Speakers. If these were newly purchased PLAY:1s, they will appear as
Unused in the Rooms pane. If these PLAY:1s existed in your household previously, they revert back to their previous
state.
Playing Music
You can use any Sonos controller to select music—simply touch to select from the Music menu on a handheld controller, or
click to select from the MUSIC pane within the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC.
Radio
Sonos includes a radio guide that provides immediate access to thousands of free Internet radio stations and broadcast
programs. You can easily find radio stations from all over the world—music, news, and variety programming, including
archived shows and podcasts.
To select a radio station, simply select Radio and choose a station.
Music services
A music service is an online music store or online service that sells audio on a per-song, per audiobook, or subscription basis.
Sonos is compatible with several music services - you can visit our Web site at
www.sonos.com/howitworks/music/partners for the latest list. (Some music services may not be available in your country.
Please check the individual music service’s Web site for more information.)
If you are currently subscribed to a music service that’s compatible with Sonos, simply add your music service user name and
password information to Sonos as needed and you’ll have instant access to the music service from your Sonos system.
1. To add a music service, touch More Music from the Music menu on your handheld controller.
2. Select the Sonos-compatible music service you would like to add.
3. Select I already have an account. Type your music service user name and password, and then touch OK. Your user
name and password will be verified with the music service.
As soon as your credentials have been verified, the music service displays on the Music menu.
Free music service trials are available in some countries. (Please check the individual music service’s Web site for more
information.) If there is a music service trial visible on your More Music menu, simply touch it to select. Touch I’m new to
[music service], and then follow the prompts to activate the music trial. After the trial period is up, you will need to
subscribe to the music service to keep the music playing.
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Local music library
The Sonos system can play music from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on your home network
where you have shared music folders. During the setup process, you are guided through the process of accessing your local
music library (such as your iTunes library). Over time, you may wish to add or remove folders from this list.
To make changes to your local music library, select the Settings menu from a handheld Sonos controller and then choose
one of the following options:
• To add a new music folder, select Manage Music Library-> Music Library Setup -> Add New Share.
• To remove a music folders, select Manage Music Library -> Music Library Setup. Touch the share you wish to remove
and then select Remove.
The Sonos system indexes your local music so you can view your music collection by categories (such as artists, albums,
composers, genres, or tracks.) If you add new music, simply update your music index to add this music to your Sonos music
library.
• To update your music library, select Manage Music Library -> Update Music Index Now. If you’d like your music library
to update automatically each day, select Schedule Music Index Updates and then select an update time.
Wireless iTunes playback from iOS devices
You can select and play music and podcasts stored on any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch that’s on the same network as your
Sonos components. Playback is perfectly synchronized, in any or every room of your home. Simply choose This iPad, This
iPhone, or This iPod touch from the Sonos app on your iOS device to make audio selections and then you can use any Sonos
controller to control playback.
Wireless iTunes playback is compatible with:
• iPod touch, 4th generation or later (running iOS 6 or later)
• iPhone 3GS or later (running iOS 6 or later)
• iPad 2 (running iOS 6 or later)
• iPad, 3rd generation or later (running iOS 6 or later)
• iPad mini
Wireless playback from Android devices
You can select and play music stored on any Android device that’s on the same network as your Sonos components. Playback
is perfectly synchronized, in any or every room of your home. Simply choose This Mobile Device from the Sonos app on your
Android smartphone or tablet to make audio selections and then you can use any Sonos controller to control playback.
Wireless music playback is compatible with Sonos software update 4.1.1 and higher, and any device running Android 2.1 and
higher. (Wireless playback of podcasts is supported on Android 2.2 and higher.)
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Equalization Settings
The SONOS PLAY:1 ships with the equalization settings preset to provide the optimal playback experience. If desired, you can
change the sound settings (bass, treble, balance, or loudness) to suit your personal preferences.
Note: Balance is only adjustable when the PLAY:1 is used in a stereo pair.
1. Using a handheld controller, select Settings -> Room Settings.
2. Touch to select a room.
3. Select Music Equalization, and then drag your finger across the sliders to make adjustments.
4. To change the Loudness setting, touch On or Off. (The loudness setting boosts certain frequencies, including bass, to
improve the sound at low volume.)
Basic Troubleshooting
Note: Do not open the device as there is a risk of electric shock. Under no circumstances
should the product be repaired by anyone other than an authorized Sonos repair center, as
this will invalidate the warranty. Please contact Sonos Customer Support for more
information.
If a problem occurs, you can try the troubleshooting suggestions listed below. If one of these doesn’t remedy the problem, or
you are not sure how to proceed, please contact the Sonos Customer Support team and we’ll be happy to help.
PLAY:1 not detected during setup
A network issue may be preventing the PLAY:1 from connecting to your Sonos system. If this is a wireless PLAY:1, try moving
the Sonos components closer together, or use an Ethernet cable to hard wire the PLAY:1 to your router temporarily to see if
the problem is related to wireless interference.
If you encounter this message while a Sonos component is connected to your router, you can try the steps below to resolve
this issue. If you are still experiencing problems, please contact Sonos Customer Support.
1. Check the firewall
If you are using a computer, firewall software may be blocking the ports that Sonos uses to operate. First, disable all your
firewalls and try to connect again. If this resolves the problem, you should configure your firewall to work with the Sonos
Controller for Mac or PC. Please go to our Web site at http://faq.sonos.com/firewall for additional information. If this does not
resolve the problem, you can try step 2 below.
2. Check the router
You can bypass your router’s switch to determine whether there are any router configuration issues by connecting a BRIDGE
(or other Sonos component) as depicted in the following illustration (note that the BRIDGE and the computer still have
Internet access in this configuration):
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• Be sure that your cable/DSL modem is connected to the router’s WAN (Internet) port.
• Temporarily remove any other components that are wired to your network.
• Connect an Ethernet cable from the computer directly to the back of the Sonos component, and then connect another
Ethernet cable from the Sonos component directly to one of the LAN ports on your router.
• When you make a change to your network configuration, you may need to power cycle the Sonos component by
unplugging the power cord, and then plugging it back in.
• If you are not using a router, you can visit our Web site at http://faq.sonos.com/norouter for more information.
3. Check the wiring
Check the link/activity lights on both the router and the Sonos component. The link lights should be lit solid and the activity
lights should be blinking.
• If the link lights are not lit, try connecting to a different port on your router.
• If the link lights still do not light, try using a different Ethernet cable.
Not all rooms are visible
You are probably experiencing wireless interference. Change the wireless channel your Sonos system is operating on by
following the steps below.
• Using a handheld Sonos controller: From the Settings menu, touch Advanced Settings, and then Wireless Channel.
Choose another wireless channel from the list.
• Using the Sonos Controller for PC: Select Settings -> Advanced from the Manage menu. On the General tab, select
another wireless channel from the list.
• Using the Sonos Controller for Mac: Select Preferences -> Advanced from the Sonos menu. On the General tab, select
another wireless channel from the list.
It may take several seconds for the switch to take effect. If you have music playing, a short music dropout may occur during
the wireless channel change.
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SONOS PLAY:1
Indicator Light Explanations
PLAY:1 Status Indicator
State
Additional Information
Solid white
Powered up and
associated with a Sonos
system
Solid green
Volume set to zero or
muted
Flashing white
Powering up
Flashing green and white
Not associated with a
Sonos system
Slow flashing green
Surround audio is off
Applicable when PLAY:1 configured as PLAYBAR surround speaker
Rapid flashing amber
Playback / Next Track
failed
Indicates either playback or next track was not possible
Flashing amber and then white
Fault mode
The PLAY:1 is experiencing a fault condition. Volume is muted when player is
in fault mode.
• Check the room temperature to make sure it’s less than 104°F/40° C
• If the PLAY:1 is in direct sunlight, provide shade
• Press the Pause button to stop the audio and then press Play to restart
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Important Safety Information
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry soft cloth. Household cleaners or solvents can damage the finish on your Sonos components.
7. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus that produce heat.
8. Protect the power cable from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
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where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to Sonos qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in
any way, such as power-supply cable or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
The AC Mains plug should be readily available to disconnect the equipment.
Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
Do not expose apparatus to dripping or splashing and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the
apparatus.
If wall mounting your Sonos components, make sure to use proper third-party wall mounting hardware and follow all
their instructions.
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Specifications
Feature
Description
Audio
Amplifier
Two Class-D digital amplifiers
Tweeter
One tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high frequency response
Mid-Woofer
One mid-woofer ensures the faithful reproduction of mid-range frequencies crucial for
accurate playback of vocals and instruments, as well as delivery of deep, rich bass
Stereo Pair setting
Turns two PLAY:1s into separate left and right channel speakers
5.1 Home Theater
Add two PLAY:1 speakers to PLAYBAR and SUB for a true surround sound experience
Music
Audio Formats Supported
Support for compressed MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA (including purchased Windows Media
downloads), AAC (MPEG4), AAC+, 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. See Apple for
details.
Music Services Supported
Sonos works seamlessly with 7Digital, 8Tracks, Amazon Cloud Player, AUPEO!, Dar.fm, Deezer,
Hearts of Space, iHeartRadio, JB Hi-Fi NOW, JUKE, Last.fm, MOG, Murfie, Napster®, Pandora®,
Qobuz, Rdio®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM™ Internet Radio, Simfy, Slacker® Radio, Songl, Songza,
Spotify®, Stitcher SmartRadio™, TuneIn, Wolfgang’s Vault®, WiMP, and downloads from any
service offering DRM-free tracks (service availability varies by region)
Operating Systems (for stored files)
Windows® XP SP3 and higher; Macintosh OS X 10.6 and higher; NAS (network-attached
storage) devices supporting CIFS
Internet Radio Supported
Streaming MP3, WMA
Album Art Supported
JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
Playlists Supported
iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media Player, and MusicMatch (.m3u, .pls, .wpl)
Networking*
Wireless Connectivity
SonosNet 2.0, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network
Ethernet Port
One 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
SonosNet Extender
Functions to extend and enhance the power of SONOSNet 2.0
General
Power Supply
AC 120/240V, 50-60 Hz, auto-switchable
Top Panel Buttons
Volume and Play/Pause.
Press Play/Pause button once to start or stop the music; twice to skip to the next track
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Top Panel LED
Indicates PLAY:1 status
Dimensions (H x W x D)
6.36 x 4.69 x 4.69 (in) / 161.45 x 119.7 X 119.7 (mm)
Threaded mount
Standard 1/4”-20 threaded mounting socket
Weight
4.08 lb (1.85 kg)
Operating Temperature
32º to 113º F (0º to 45º C)
Storage Temperature
4º to 158º F (-20º to 70º C)
Humidity Resistant
Designed to withstand high-humidity, such as in a bathroom with a running shower. (The
PLAY:1 is not waterproof or water resistant.)
Product Finish
White with light metallic grille; black with graphite grille
* Specifications subject to change without notice.
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THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION THAT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including but not limited to
photocopying, recording, information retrieval systems, or computer network without the written permission of Sonos, Inc.
SONOS and all other Sonos product names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonos, Inc. SONOS Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.
Sonos products may be protected by one or more patents. Our patent-to-product information can be found here:
sonos.com/legal/patents
iPhone®, iPod®, iPad® and iTunes® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Android® is a trademark of Google, Inc.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Amazon, Kindle, Kindle Fire, the Amazon Kindle logo and the Kindle Fire logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
Sonos uses MSNTP software, which was developed by N.M. Maclaren at the University of Cambridge.
© Copyright, N.M. Maclaren, 1996, 1997, 2000; © Copyright, University of Cambridge, 1996, 1997, 2000.
All other products and services mentioned may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
©2004-2013 by Sonos, Inc. All rights reserved.
SONOS PLAYBAR
TM
Flood any room with epic, full-theater HiFi sound and wirelessly stream all the music on earth through one easy-to-use
player.
• SONOS HiFi SOUND FOR YOUR TELEVISION. The nine-speaker design of SONOS PLAYBAR floods any room with realistic
audio for TV, games and movies.
• EASY SETUP. PLAYBAR connects to your TV using a single optical cable and plays everything that's connected to the TV,
including cable boxes and game consoles.
• FLEXIBLE DESIGN. PLAYBAR can sit flat on your TV table or console. If your TV is wall-mounted, PLAYBAR may be placed
horizontally above or below the TV.
• UNIVERSAL AUDIO. PLAYBAR is compatible with Dolby® Digital and stereo, so you never miss a moment of the action.
It takes just a few minutes to get your PLAYBAR up and running— turn to page 2 to get started. Once you’ve got it set up, you
can add additional Sonos components any time.
Note: One Sonos component must be connected to your broadband router. If the PLAYBAR
will not be located near your router, you can connect a SONOS BRIDGE™ or any Sonos player
(purchased separately) to the router instead.
What’s in the Box
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Power Cord
5 ft. /1.5m TOSLINK Optical Audio Cable
Ethernet Cable
Quick Start Guide
Important Product Information Booklet
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What’s Required
Television requirements
The PLAYBAR is compatible with any television that has an optical digital audio output.
Home network requirements
Your home network must meet the following requirements:
Note: Your network must have a high-speed Internet connection, as the Sonos system is
designed to provide you with online software updates. Your Sonos system must be registered
to receive these updates, so be sure to register during the setup process. We do not share
your e-mail address with other companies.
• If your modem is not a modem/router combination and you want to take advantage of Sonos' automatic online
updates, or stream music from an Internet-based music service, you must install a router in your home network. If
you do not have a router, purchase and install one before proceeding.
• If you are going to use a Sonos application on an Android™ smartphone, iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad® or other tablet,
you may need a wireless router in your home network. Please visit our Web site at http://faq.sonos.com/apps for
more information.
• High-speed DSL/Cable modem, or fiber-to-the-home broadband connection for proper playback of Internet-based
music services. (If your Internet service provider only offers Satellite Internet access, you may experience playback
issues due to fluctuating download rates.)
• Connect at least one Sonos component to your home network router using an Ethernet cable, and then you can add
other Sonos components wirelessly.
• If you have a personal music library collection on a computer or NAS drive, for best results you should connect this
device to your home network router using an Ethernet cable.
Note: For the latest system requirements, including supported operating system versions,
please visit our Web site at http://faq.sonos.com/specs.
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Before You Begin
Prior to installing the SONOS PLAYBAR, make sure all external components, such as your cable box, DVD player, etc. are
connected directly to your TV.
If you have any existing home theater or surround sound equipment, disconnect it from your television.
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PLAYBAR Front
Note: The grill cloth is not removable. Tampering with the cloth may damage your PLAYBAR.
Mute
Press the Mute button to mute or unmute the Sonos component.
Status Indicator Light
Indicates the status of the PLAYBAR.
When the PLAYBAR is in normal operation, the LED is white. If desired, you can adjust
this setting so the white light does not display. See "White status light" on page 15 for
more information.
For a complete list of status indications, see "Indicator Light Explanations" on page 28.
Volume Up (+)
Volume Down (-)
Press these buttons to adjust the volume up and down.
IR (InfraRed) Sensors / Signal Lights
The IR sensor receives the signals sent by a remote control.
When the PLAYBAR receives a volume or mute command, the IR signal light displays
momentarily. If desired, you can adjust this setting so the light never displays. See "IR
signal light" on page 14 for more information.
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PLAYBAR Back
Ethernet Ports (2)
You can use an Ethernet cable to connect the PLAYBAR to your home network.
Digital Audio In (Optical)
Use an audio optical cable (supplied) to connect the SONOS PLAYBAR’S digital audio
input to the optical digital output on your television. Take care not to bend or twist the
cable.
The PLAYBAR’s digital audio in and the optical cable are ’D-shaped’—be sure to align
for proper insertion.
AC Power (Mains) Input
Use the supplied power cord to connect to a power outlet. Be sure to use the proper
power adapter for your country. Push the power cord firmly into the PLAYBAR until it is
flush with the surface.
IR Repeater
Allows the commands from your remote control to reach your TV if the PLAYBAR is
positioned in front of the TV. This setting is on by default, but can be turned off. See "IR
repeater" on page 15 for more information.
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Selecting a Location
The PLAYBAR’s flexible design allows for multiple orientations. You can wall mount it above or below your television or place it
on a tabletop. See the guidelines below for more information.
Tabletop
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Lay the PLAYBAR horizontally and flat on its feet.
Do not place vertically or upright on its side.
To preserve audio quality, ensure the connector panel faces toward the TV—SONOS logo should be closer to your TV.
There is no placement restriction between the TV and PLAYBAR as long as the television’s IR is not blocked. The PLAYBAR
IR repeater is designed for at least 2" (50mm) distance, but may work at a closer distance.
• Do not place the PLAYBAR in a cabinet or on a walled shelf. Both ends of the PLAYBAR should be at least 1 ft. (30cm)
from a wall or other obstruction.
Wall mounting
The PLAYBAR can be mounted above or below your television using the PLAYBAR Wall Mount Kit (purchased separately).
Please turn to page 21 for detailed wall-mounting instructions.
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Setting Up the PLAYBAR
The PLAYBAR is compatible with Sonos software versions 4.0 and later. If you are adding the PLAYBAR to an existing Sonos
system, be sure to check for software updates before adding the PLAYBAR to your Sonos system.
1. Carefully unpack the package contents.
2. Choose a location for the PLAYBAR. Refer to "Selecting a Location" on page 6 for help with this step.
3. Remove the protective cap from each end of the optical audio cable.
4. Connect the optical audio cable (supplied) from your TV’s digital audio out (optical) to the PLAYBAR’s digital audio in
(optical) being careful not to twist or bend the cable. The PLAYBAR’s digital audio in and the optical cable are ’Dshaped’—be sure to align for proper insertion.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to remove the protective
caps from each end of the supplied optical
audio cable before inserting.
5. Attach the power adapter to the PLAYBAR and apply power. Be sure to push the power cord firmly into the PLAYBAR until
it is flush with the surface.
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The status indicator light on the right side of the unit will begin to flash white.
6. Choose one of the following options:
• If you are setting up a new Sonos system, connect one Sonos component to your router. If the PLAYBAR is not located
near your router, you can connect a SONOS BRIDGE or any Sonos player (sold separately) to your router instead.
• If you already have a Sonos component connected to your router, skip this step and proceed to step 7.
7. The PLAYBAR can be paired with a SUB and two PLAY:3s to create a surround sound home theater experience (optional,
purchased separately). If you purchased any of these items, position them in your room (see below) and then apply
power.
• You will be prompted to add these components to your Sonos system after the PLAYBAR is added (see step 8).
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If you purchased a SONOS SUB, place the SUB
wherever it best fits your room—standing up or
lying flat. You can place it in a corner, against the
wall, behind, under, or next to any piece of furniture
on any kind of floor surface.
If you purchased SONOS PLAY:3 surround speakers, place the speakers
to the left and right of your main viewing position, level with or behind
the main viewing position. They can be placed either horizontally or
vertically, but make sure both speakers have the same orientation.
8. Using a handheld Sonos controller (including SONOS CONTROL, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android® smartphone or
tablet, Kindle Fire™), follow the online prompts to set up your Sonos system.
If you don’t have a Sonos controller app installed, download it from the application store on your device.
Note: Sonos does not recommend using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC to set up your
PLAYBAR.
If you are setting up a new Sonos system, when prompted, add your Sonos components in the following order:
a. Add the Sonos component that’s connected to your router.
b. Add the PLAYBAR (if it is not the component connected to your router.)
c. Add any additional Sonos components you purchased.
If you are adding to an existing Sonos system:
a. First check for software updates—the PLAYBAR is compatible with Sonos software versions 4.0 and later.
b. Add the PLAYBAR to your Sonos system by selecting Add a Sonos Component from the Settings menu on a handheld
controller.
c. Add any additional Sonos components you purchased.
You may be prompted to update the new Sonos component(s) after you add them to your Sonos system.
If you’d like additional assistance:
• If you need help turning off your TV speakers, see page 27 for more information.
• If you need help configuring a remote control to work with your PLAYBAR, see page 10 for more information.
• If a message appears on the TV whenever you adjust the volume up and down, it may be possible to eliminate it. If you
are using a cable remote, see page 24. If you are using a universal remote, see page 26 for additional help.
• If you want to play music through the PLAYBAR, see page 20 for more information.
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PLAYBAR Settings
Follow the steps below if you wish to make changes to any PLAYBAR settings or the way the PLAYBAR works with your
television.
• Remote Control Setup
• Equalization
• Recalibrating the Audio
• TV Dialog Settings
• Speech Enhancement
• Night Sound
• TV Autoplay
• IR Signal Light
• IR Repeater
• White Indicator Light
• Room Name
• Add SUB / Remove SUB (if SUB is present)
• Add / Remove Surround Speakers (if surround speakers are present)
Remote control setup
During PLAYBAR setup, you were guided through the process of configuring a remote control. If you did not configure one
then, or wish to use a different remote control with your PLAYBAR, follow the steps below.
If you are configuring a new remote because a distracting message appears on the television whenever you adjust the
volume, please go to "Eliminating annoying messages on your TV when using a cable, satellite, or set top box remote" on
page 24, or "Eliminating annoying messages on your TV when using a universal remote" on page 26.
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. Select Room Settings from the Settings menu.
2. Select the room your PLAYBAR is located in.
3. Select TV Setup and Control -> Remote Control Setup.
If a remote control is already configured for use with your PLAYBAR you will be asked if you want to replace it.
4. Pick up the remote control you wish to begin using with the PLAYBAR.
5. Point the remote at the PLAYBAR and press the Volume Up button on the remote control.
• If the remote control is recognized, click Done. You can now use that remote to control the volume and mute settings
on your PLAYBAR.
• If the remote control is not recognized, you will be prompted to make additional button presses to complete the setup
process.
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Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room the PLAYBAR is located in from the Room Settings for drop-down.
4. Select the TV Setup tab.
5. Click Remote Control Setup.
6. Pick up the remote control you wish to begin using with the PLAYBAR, and then click Next.
7. Point the remote at the PLAYBAR and press the Volume Up button on the remote control.
• If the remote control is recognized, click Done. You can now use that remote to control the volume and mute settings
on your PLAYBAR.
• If the remote control is not recognized, you will be prompted to make additional button presses to complete the setup
process.
If a message appears on the television whenever you adjust the volume up and down, please see "Eliminating annoying
messages on your TV when using a cable, satellite, or set top box remote" on page 24 or "Eliminating annoying messages on
your TV when using a universal remote" on page 26.
Equalization (EQ)
During the PLAYBAR setup process you were guided through the audio calibration process. If desired, you can change the
sound settings (bass, treble or loudness) for the SONOS PLAYBAR. Bass boosts lower frequencies, treble boosts higher
frequencies, while loudness boosts certain frequencies, including bass, to improve the sound at low volume.
Any manual EQ changes you make will be reset whenever you go through the audio recalibration process (see page 12 for
more information).
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room you want to adjust.
3. Select Equalization.
4. Choose one of the following options:
• Drag your finger across the bass or treble sliders to make adjustments.
• Select On or Off to adjust the Loudness setting.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room the PLAYBAR is located in from the Room Settings for list, and then select the EQ tab.
4. Choose one of the following options:
• Click and drag the bass or treble sliders to make adjustments.
• Click the Loudness checkbox to turn the loudness setting on or off.
5. Close the Settings window when changes are complete.
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Recalibrating the audio
If you have a SUB and/or Sonos surround speakers associated with your PLAYBAR, you may wish to make some adjustments
after initial setup. You will likely wish to recalibrate the audio if you move any Sonos components in the room.
If you made any manual adjustments to EQ settings, these will be reset during the recalibration process.
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room that is associated with the surround components. It appears as Room (+SUB) or Room (+LS+RS) or
Room (+SUB+LS+RS) on the Room Settings menu.
3. Select Advanced Audio -> Recalibrate Audio.
4. Follow the prompts to optimize your audio performance.
• If you have a SUB associated with your PLAYBAR, you will be asked to choose between 2 test sounds:
• Press Play
to compare the volume of two test sounds, A and B, and then select No Difference, A is louder or
B is louder. If you don’t hear a noticeable difference, select No Difference.
• Press Play
to listen to a test sound, and then select the level you prefer.
• If you have surround speakers associated with your PLAYBAR, you will be asked to answer some room configuration
questions.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings.
3. Select the room that is associated with the surround components. It appears as Room (+SUB) or Room (+LS+RS) or
Room (+SUB+LS+RS) on the Room Settings menu.
4. Select the Basic tab, and then select Recalibrate Audio.
5. Follow the prompts to optimize your audio performance:
• If you have a SUB associated with your PLAYBAR, you will be asked to choose between 2 test sounds:
• Press Play
to compare the volume of two test sounds, A and B, and then select No Difference, A is louder or
B is louder. If you don’t hear a noticeable difference, select No Difference.
• Press Play
to listen to a test sound, and then select the level you prefer.
• If you have surround speakers associated with your PLAYBAR, you will be asked to answer some room configuration
questions.
TV dialog settings
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room the PLAYBAR is located in.
3. Select Advanced Audio -> TV Dialog Settings.
4. Audio Delay (Lip Sync). Drag your finger across the slider to increase or decrease the sound delay if the image and the
sound are not in sync.
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Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room the PLAYBAR is located in from the Room Settings for drop-down.
4. Select the TV Dialog tab.
5. Click and drag the Audio Delay (Lip Sync) slider to increase or decrease the sound delay if the image and the audio are
not in sync.
6. Close the Settings window when changes are complete.
Additional TV sound options
Speech Enhancement
The Speech Enhancement setting makes the TV dialog easier to hear. Touch the icon on your Sonos controller’s Now
Playing screen to turn this setting on or off. (If the setting isn’t visible, make sure the room with the PLAYBAR is selected.)
Night Sound
The Night Sound setting adjusts the audio for night time viewing so you can reduce the volume and still experience proper
balance and range. At lower volumes, quiet sounds are enhanced and the intensity of loud sounds is reduced. Touch the icon
on your Sonos controller’s Now Playing screen to turn this setting on or off. (If the setting isn’t visible, make sure the room
with the PLAYBAR is selected.)
TV autoplay
When TV Autoplay is set to On, TV audio automatically plays through the PLAYBAR when you turn on your television—if music
is playing when the TV is turned on, the music immediately stops and the PLAYBAR switches to TV audio. Additionally, if the
PLAYBAR is in a room group when the TV is turned on, it automatically drops from the group. This setting is On by default.
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room the PLAYBAR is located in.
3. Select TV Setup and Control -> TV Autoplay.
4. Select On or Off.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room the PLAYBAR is located in from the Room Settings for drop-down.
4. Select the TV Setup tab.
5. Check the TV Autoplay checkbox to turn this setting on, uncheck to turn it off.
6. Close the Settings window when changes are complete.
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Ungroup on autoplay
As with any Sonos player, you can group and ungroup the PLAYBAR with other rooms. If ungroup on autoplay is checked, any
Sonos rooms that are grouped with the PLAYBAR when the TV is turned on will automatically drop from the group. This
setting is Yes by default.
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room the PLAYBAR is located in.
3. Select TV Setup and Control -> Ungroup on Autoplay.
4. Select Yes or No.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room the PLAYBAR is located in from the Room Settings for drop-down.
4. Select the TV Setup tab.
5. Check the Ungroup on Autoplay checkbox to turn this setting on, uncheck to turn it off.
6. Close the Settings window when changes are complete.
IR signal light
A light displays on the PLAYBAR when an IR signal is being sent. If desired, you can adjust this setting so the IR light never
displays. This setting is On by default.
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room the PLAYBAR is located in.
3. Select TV Setup and Control -> IR Signal Light.
4. Select On or Off.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room the PLAYBAR is located in from the Room Settings for drop-down.
4. Select the TV Setup tab.
5. Check the IR Signal Light checkbox to turn this setting on, uncheck to turn it off.
6. Close the Settings window when changes are complete.
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IR repeater
When the PLAYBAR is placed in front of your TV on a tabletop, it may block the IR sensor on your TV. The IR repeater setting
allows the PLAYBAR to repeat the signal to your TV. This setting is On by default.
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room the PLAYBAR is located in.
3. Select TV Setup and Control -> IR Repeater.
4. Select On or Off.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room the PLAYBAR is located in from the Room Settings for drop-down.
4. Select the TV Setup tab.
5. Check the IR Repeater checkbox to turn this setting on, uncheck to turn it off.
6. Close the Settings window when changes are complete.
White status light
A white light displays on the side of the PLAYBAR to indicate that the unit is functioning in normal operation. If desired, you
can turn this indicator light off so that when the PLAYBAR is in normal operation the white light does not display. This setting
is On by default.
If the Status indicator light begins to flash amber, see "Indicator Light Explanations" on page 28 for additional information.
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room you want to change.
3. Select White Status Light.
4. Select On or Off.
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1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room you want to change from the Room Settings for drop-down.
4. From the Basic tab, click the White Status Light On checkbox to turn the light on or uncheck to turn it off.
Changing room names
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room you wish to change.
3. Select Room Name.
4. Select a new name from the list and touch OK, or select Enter New to type a unique name.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room you wish to change from the Room Settings for drop-down list.
4. Choose a new name from the Room Name list.
SONOS SUB
Adding a SONOS SUB
You can pair a SUB with the PLAYBAR to add to your cinematic experience.
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room the PLAYBAR is located in.
3. Select Add SUB.
4. Follow the prompts to add the SUB to your Sonos system.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. From the Basic tab, select Add SUB.
4. Follow the prompts to add the SUB to your Sonos system.
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SUB settings
Follow the steps below if you wish to make any changes to the SUB settings.
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room the PLAYBAR and SUB are located in. It appears as Room (+SUB) on the Room Settings menu.
3. Select Advanced Audio -> SUB Settings.
4. Choose one of the following:
• SUB: Choose On or Off to turn the sound from the SUB on and off.
• SUB Level Adjustment: Drag your finger across the slider to increase or decrease the volume of the SUB. (You can use
this setting to match the subwoofer level to the level of your main speakers.)
• Placement Adjustment (phase): Select On or Off.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room the PLAYBAR and SUB are located in from the Room Settings for drop-down. It appears as Room
(+SUB).
4. Select the SUB tab.
5. Choose one of the following:
• SUB: Check to turn the sound from the SUB on; uncheck to turn it off.
• SUB Level Adjustment: Click and drag the slider to increase or decrease the volume of the SUB. (You can use this setting to match the subwoofer level to the level of your main speakers.)
• Placement Adjustment (phase): Check to turn on; uncheck to turn it off.
Removing a SUB
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room the SUB is associated with. It appears as Room (+SUB) on the Room Settings menu.
3. Select Remove SUB.
4. Choose one of the following settings:
• If you want to associate the SUB with a different Sonos player, select Choose Room for SUB and then select another
room.
• If you are not going to use the SUB right now, select Don’t use SUB. It will appear on the Rooms menu as SUB (unused)
until you select it and associate it with another Sonos player.
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Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room the PLAYBAR is located in from the Room Settings for drop-down list.
4. From the Basic tab, click Remove SUB.
Surround Speakers
Adding surround speakers
You can easily add two SONOS PLAY:3 speakers to function as left and right surround channels in your Sonos surround sound
experience. Follow the instructions below to add surround speakers—DO NOT create a room group or stereo pair as these will
not achieve the left and right surround channel functionality.
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room the PLAYBAR is located in.
3. Select Add Surround Speakers.
4. Follow the prompts to add first a left and then a right surround speaker.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. From the Basic tab, select Add Surround Speakers.
4. Follow the prompts to add first a left and then a right surround speaker.
Surround settings
The default setting is determined by the calibration process. If you wish to make a change, you can follow the steps below.
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room the PLAYBAR and surround speakers are located in. It appears as Room (+LS+RS) on the Room Settings
menu.
3. Select Advanced Audio -> Surround Settings.
4. Choose one of the following:
• SURROUNDS: Choose On or Off to turn the sound from the surround speakers on and off.
• Drag your finger across the slider to increase or decrease the volume of the surround speakers.
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1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room the PLAYBAR and surround speakers are located in from the Room Settings for drop-down.
4. Select the Surrounds tab.
5. Choose one of the following:
• SURROUNDS: Check to turn the sound from the surround speakers on; uncheck to turn it off.
• Click and drag the slider to increase or decrease the volume of the surround speakers.
6. Close the Settings window when changes are complete.
Removing surround speakers
Using a handheld Sonos controller
1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.
2. Select the room the surround speakers are associated with. The room name appears as Room (+LS+RS) on the Room
Settings menu.
3. Select Remove Surround Speakers.
4. Select Next to drop the surround sound speakers from your surround system. If these were newly purchased PLAY:3s
they will appear as Unused on the Rooms menu. If these PLAY:3s existed in your household previously, they revert back
to their previous state.
You can now move them to another room for individual use. If you want to add them back as surround speakers, see "Adding
surround speakers" on page 18 for help.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac).
2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left.
3. Choose the room the PLAYBAR is located in from the Room Settings for drop-down list. The room name appears as Room
(+LS+RS).
4. From the Basic tab, click Remove Surround Speakers. If these were newly purchased PLAY:3s, they will appear as
Unused in the Rooms pane. If these PLAY:3s existed in your household previously, they revert back to their previous
state.
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Playing Music
The PLAYBAR doubles as an all-in-one Sonos player that allows you to stream all the music on earth. Simply choose the room
the PLAYBAR is located in and select a music source from the Music menu.
Radio. Select from over 100,000 free Internet radio stations, shows and podcasts.
To select an Internet radio station, select Radio and choose a station.
More Music. Select a music service.
Sonos is compatible with several music services - visit our Web site at www.sonos.com/music for the latest list.
(Some music services may not be available in your country. Please check the individual music service’s Web site for
more information.)
•To add a music service using a handheld controller, touch More Music from the Music menu and select your music
service.
•To add a music service using a Mac or PC, select Service Settings -> Add from the Manage menu and select your
music service.
As soon as your user name and password are verified by the music service, it appears on your Music menu to give
you instant access.
If there is a free music service trial visible, you can simply follow the prompts to activate it. After the trial period is
up, you will need to subscribe to the music service to keep the music playing.
Music Library. Play music from your computer or any Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device.
If you have music stored on your computer, Sonos recommends you use the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC to add
your music by selecting Music Library Settings from the Manage menu.
For more information, you can review the product guide for your controller at www.sonos.com/support.
For a full list of music choices, go to www.sonos.com/music.
Note: If TV Autoplay is set to On, the PLAYBAR automatically stops playing music and
switches to TV audio whenever the TV is turned on. For more information, see "TV autoplay" on
page 13.
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Wall Mounting
PLAYBAR can be wall mounted above or below your wall-mounted television using the PLAYBAR Wall Mount Kit. To preserve
audio quality, ensure the connector panel faces away from the TV when mounted—the SONOS logo should be farther from
your TV.
Note: It is recommended that you connect the power and audio cables to the PLAYBAR
before mounting on the wall.
What you will need
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PLAYBAR Wall Mount Kit (sold separately)
Masking tape
An awl or other pointed tool
A Phillips head screw driver
Power drill with Phillips head attachment
1. Hold the PLAYBAR wall mount template (included in the wall mount kit) in the desired position on your wall. The PLAYBAR
can be mounted either above or below your television.
2“(50mm)
For best audio performance, be
sure the connector panel faces
AWAY from the TV when
mounted.
1 “(25mm)
IMPORTANT: For optimal audio performance, Sonos recommends:
When mounting below a television, allow 1 inch (25mm) clearance between the PLAYBAR and
the TV.
When mounting above a television, allow 2 inches (50mm) clearance between the PLAYBAR
and the TV.
2. Use a level (included in wall mount kit) to ensure the template is horizontally level, and then tape the template securely
to the wall.
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3. Use an awl or other sharp object to punch 4 small holes through 4 of the marked locations on the template. (If additional
reinforcement is desired, 2 spare screws and anchors are included in the wall mount kit.) Placement may vary but holes
should be located toward the corners, away from center.
4. Remove the template from the wall.
5. Drill pilot holes.
Because the anchors and screws are designed to be self-starting, this step is optional. However pre-drilling will result in
a more accurate installation. Refer to the table below for more information.
Wall Material
Pre Drill
Use Wall Anchors
Use Screws
Wood Stud
with 1/8” (3mm) bit
No
Yes
Drywall (no stud)
with 3/16” (4.5mm) bit
Yes
Yes
Hard wallboard or double board
with 3/16” (4.5mm) bit
Yes
Yes
Plaster
with 1/4” (6.5mm) bit
Yes
Yes
Concrete or Brick
with 1/8” (3mm) bit
Yes
Yes
6. Insert and secure the wall anchors (supplied in the wall mount kit).
• If you are drilling into wood stud, do not use the wall anchors.
• If you are drilling into Sheetrock, screw the wall anchors into the drywall with a Phillips head screwdriver until the head
is flat against or slightly below the wall surface, being careful not to overtighten.
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Note: The anchors can be installed using a screw gun or a regular power drill with a Phillips
head screwdriver attachment. If you are drilling into sheetrock, the surface of the drywall
may distort slightly or dimple as the anchor is installed. This is not unusual.
7. Fasten the PLAYBAR bracket to the wall using the screws supplied in the wall mount kit. Use the level to verify accuracy a
final time, and then tighten the screws securely.
Note: If using wall anchors, continue to drill for a few seconds even after it appears the
screw is secure— the anchor will likely spin a little as the anchor expands inside the wall.
8. Hang the PLAYBAR securely on the two (2) bracket pegs.
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Basic Troubleshooting
Warning: Do not open the product as there is a risk of electric shock. Under no
circumstances should the product be repaired by anyone other than an authorized Sonos
repair center, as this will invalidate the warranty. Please contact Sonos Customer Support for
more information.
The grill cloth is not removable. Tampering with the cloth may damage your PLAYBAR.
If a problem occurs, you can try the troubleshooting suggestions listed below. If one of these doesn’t remedy the problem, or
you are not sure how to proceed, please contact the Sonos Customer Support team and we’ll be happy to help.
• Customer Support
• Web site: Visit our Web site at www.sonos.com/support. There you can visit our Forums, browse our Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQ) pages, or request assistance.
• Email: [email protected]
• You can also visit the Customer Support PLAYBAR Reference Center for more information at
http://moreinfo.sonos.com/PLAYBAR.
PLAYBAR not detected during setup
• Did you allow Sonos to check for updates? The SONOS PLAYBAR requires software version 4.0 or later.
• Is the power cord properly seated? Be sure to push the power cord firmly into the PLAYBAR until it is flush with the
surface.
• If either of these is not the problem, a network issue may be preventing the PLAYBAR from connecting to your Sonos
system. Try moving the Sonos components closer together.
Eliminating annoying messages on your TV when using a cable, satellite, or set
top box remote
After you disable your TV speakers, your television might display an annoying or confusing message when you adjust the
volume on the PLAYBAR. This could be a message reminding you that your TV speakers are off, or a volume indicator
unrelated to the sound from your PLAYBAR. If you have a programmable remote control, you can try the steps below. These
steps will configure your remote control to send volume commands that are only recognized by the PLAYBAR so the message
no longer appears when you increase or decrease the volume.
You will need to refer to the printed instructions that came with your remote control, or browse the on-screen help menu on
your cable/satellite/set-top box as the specific details will vary. If you cannot locate the instructions for your remote, search
the "Reference Links" on page 30. If your device or service provider is not listed there, please contact your cable service
provider for additional help.
Identify an unused device key
Your remote control can likely control a variety of devices. The device keys are usually located at the top of the remote and
labeled TV/Cable/CBL/STB/DVD/AUX. Identify a device key that is not currently being used (for example, the AUX key).
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If your remote will not allow additional devices to be programmed, you might wish to purchase a universal remote to make it
easier to control all your devices. Sonos recommends a Logitech® Harmony® universal remote. See page 26 for more
information.
Program the unused device key
Programming the unused device key will add new volume commands to your remote control.
To perform this step you will need to refer to the printed instructions that came with your remote control or browse the onscreen help menu on your cable/satellite/set-top box as the specific details will vary by manufacturer. If you cannot locate
the instructions, try searching the "Reference Links" on page 30 or contact your cable service provider for additional help.
• From the list of codes that can be programmed, select a SONOS code if it appears in the list.
• If SONOS does not appear in the list, select a code for any manufacturer brand other than your TV or other devices
connected to the TV. For example if you own a Vizio TV and a Samsung Blu-ray player, choose a Panasonic code from
the list.
• DO NOT initiate an automated search for a code.
Lock your remote control to the new volume commands
Locking volume control to the new device will ensure your remote always sends the new volume commands.
This feature is likely referred to as volume lock or volume punch through in the instructions that accompanied your remote
control.
Configure your PLAYBAR to work with these new volume commands
See "Remote control setup" on page 10 for help with this step.
Verify that the problem is solved
If the problem persists, try repeating the steps above, choosing a different manufacturer brand when programming the
unused device key.
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Eliminating annoying messages on your TV when using a universal remote
After you disable your TV speakers, your television might display an annoying or confusing message whenever you adjust the
volume on the PLAYBAR. This could be a message reminding you that your TV speakers are off, or a volume indicator
unrelated to the sound from your PLAYBAR. Try the steps below to configure your universal remote so this message no longer
appears when you increase or decrease the PLAYBAR’s volume.
If you do not own a universal remote, Sonos recommends you purchase a Logitech® Harmony® remote.
If you are using a Logitech universal remote
If this remote is a new purchase, you will first need to set up a Logitech user account and install the Harmony Remote
software. Then follow the steps below to add the PLAYBAR as a new device.
1. Use the USB cable provided by Logitech to connect your Harmony remote to your computer.
Note: If this remote is a new purchase, you will need to set up a Logitech user account and
install the Harmony Remote software before proceeding.
2. Launch the Logitech Harmony Remote software or go to www.logitech.com\myharmony and login to your account.
(Where you are directed depends on the Logitech universal remote model you purchased.)
3. Select the Add Device setting.
4. Choose one of the following options:
• If you are using Logitech Harmony Remote software:
• Select SONOS as the manufacturer, and enter PLAYBAR as the model name/number. If the SONOS PLAYBAR is not
in their database, you will be asked to add it.
• Confirm that you've entered the information correctly, and then save your changes.
• If you are using My Harmony Web site:
• Type SONOS as the manufacturer and PLAYBAR as the model name. If the SONOS PLAYBAR is not in their database,
you will be asked to confirm your entry or make another choice.
• Confirm that you've entered the information correctly, and then save your changes.
If you are using another universal remote
Please follow the instructions on page 24, “Eliminating annoying messages on your TV when using a cable, satellite, or set
top box remote”.
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Turning Off Your Television’s Speakers
During the setup process you are prompted to turn off your TV speakers so the sound comes only through the PLAYBAR.
While Sonos cannot provide instructions for every television model, please try the steps below.
If you cannot find the correct setting to turn off your TV speakers, please consult the owner’s guide that was packaged with
your television.
1. Select the Menu or Setup button on your television’s remote control (not your cable remote control).
An on-screen menu will appear.
2. Select the menu option that controls your television’s audio functions.
Note: This menu selection is most often labeled Audio, Sound, Tools, or Options or may
display as a musical note icon.
3. Select the appropriate setting to turn off your TV speakers. Depending on your TV make and model, choices may include:
• Off / On
• External Speaker / Television Speaker
• Audio System / Television Speaker
The choice in bold will turn the TV speakers off.
• If none of these are applicable to your television, look for a setting that switches your TV output between variable and
fixed and try switching the setting.
Can’t turn off TV speakers
You should make every effort to turn off your TV’s internal speakers. However some brands, including Toshiba and Dynex,
may not include this setting. If you are unable to turn off the TV speakers, follow the steps below.
1. Using the volume control buttons on your television, turn the TV volume all the way down. Do not use the Mute button.
2. From this point forward use only the volume buttons on your Sonos controller to adjust the PLAYBAR’s volume.
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Indicator Light Explanations
PLAYBAR Status Indicator
State
Additional Information
Solid white
Powered up and
associated with a Sonos
system
Solid green
Muted
Flashing white
Powering up (booting)
Flashing white and green
Not associated with a
Sonos system
Flashing amber
Warning mode
The PLAYBAR is beginning to experience a fault condition and will reduce to
75% volume.
• Check the vent slot for adequate cooling
• Check for speaker short circuit
• Check the room temperature to make sure it’s less than 104°F/ 40° C
• If the PLAYBAR is in direct sunlight, provide shade
Mute and then unmute the Sonos component
Unplug the PLAYBAR for several minutes to allow it to cool
Flashing amber and then white
Fault mode
If the fault condition (above) is not remedied, the Sonos component will
automatically mute itself to prevent damage.
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Important Safety Information
Please read these instructions and heed all warnings. Keep them in a convenient location and make sure everyone in the
household is aware of them.
Location
• Do not place the unit where it will be exposed to excessive heat (e.g., radiators, heat registers, stoves), direct sunlight,
or a dusty environment (e.g., woodworking shop.)
• Do not place the unit where it will be exposed to flammable liquids and/or fumes.
• Do not place the unit in a small confined space (e.g., closet or cabinet, under a bed or sofa) where ventilation is restricted. Both ends of the PLAYBAR should be at least 1 ft. (30cm) from a wall or other obstruction.
• Protect the power cable from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where it exits the product. The mains cord should be readily available to disconnect the power.
• The product should not be used near water—avoid close proximity to a bathtub, kitchen sink, laundry tub, wet basement, swimming pool, etc.
• If the unit is being wall-mounted, use the PLAYBAR Wall Mount Kit (purchased separately) and follow the instructions
carefully. Improper or inadequate installation could cause your device to fall, resulting in personal injury.
Proper Ventilation
• Leave one inch of open space around the sides and above the unit to ensure proper ventilation.
• Ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as tablecloths, curtains, or papers.
• Do not let foreign objects into the unit. If a foreign object should get into the unit, unplug the unit and contact Sonos
for servicing guidance.
Usage
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Do not operate or handle the product with wet hands.
Do not place any object on top of the product (e.g. vase, coffee cup, potted plant, books, magazines, etc.)
Only use attachment/accessories specified by Sonos.
Unplug the power cord during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
Never disassemble or modify the product in any way.
If the PLAYBAR is wall-mounted, never hang from the PLAYBAR or the wall mount bracket.
If the PLAYBAR is wall-mounted, perform safety checks on a regular basis to ensure screws remain tightened securely.
Cleaning & Maintenance
• Keep the PLAYBAR fabric free from dust, pet hair, and other fine particles.
• To clean the fabric, use a vacuum with a hose or non-moving bristle attachment. Do not vacuum with a rotating bristle
attachment.
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• A lint brush can be used to smooth out visible lines in the fabric. Do not clean fabric with a lint roller.
• Clean non-fabric portions of the PLAYBAR only with a dry, soft cloth. Household cleaners or solvents may damage the
finish on your Sonos components.
• Do not use chemical solvents (e.g. alcohol, benzene, paint thinner) or other flammable cleaning liquids.
• Refer all servicing to Sonos qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the unit or the power cord has been
damaged in any way, if liquid or other foreign matter has fallen into the ventilation openings, or the unit has been exposed to rain or moisture.
Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or
moisture.
Reference Links
If you need assistance with your television or one of the devices connected to your TV, you will find several user guides
available online at http://tv.manualsonline.com/.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, try one of the cable service provider links below to access additional help.
AT&T
www.att.com/esupport/
BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS
http://support.brighthouse.com
BT VISION
http://www.bt.com/help/home
CABLEVISION (OPTIMUM)
www.optimum.net/Support/Guides
CABLENET
http://cablenet.com.cy/faqs/
CHARTER
www.myaccount.charter.com/customers/support.aspx
COMCAST
http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/cable-tv
COX
www.cox.com/support/digitalcable/hdtv/
CYFROWY POLSAT
www.cyfrowypolsat.pl/
DIRECT TV
http://support.directv.com/
DISH NETWORK
www.mydish.com/support/manuals
SONOS PLAYBAR
KABEL DEUTSCHLAND
www.kabeldeutschland.de/info-service/
RCN
www.rcn.com/help
SKY DIGITAL
www.sky.com/helpcentre/
TIME WARNER CABLE
www.timewarnercable.com/support/
VERIZON
www22.verizon.com/Support/Residential/tv.htm
VIRGIN MEDIA
http://help.virginmedia.com/system
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