Sonos Introduces Play:5 Speaker and Trueplay Tuning Software

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Sonos-Play5.jpgSonos is in the news with two big introductions. First is the new top-shelf Play:5 tabletop speaker ($499), which puts three mid-woofers and three tweeters in a cabinet that can be set up vertically or horizontally. Second is the new Trueplay tuning/calibration software that allows Sonos product owners to use the Sonos app and the microphone in their iPhone or iPad to tailor the speaker's output to suit their room environment. Trueplay will initally be available for the Play:1, Play:3, and Play:5 speakers and iOS controllers but will expand to other Sonos products at a later date.

From Sonos
Sonos ushers in the next great era of home audio innovation with the introduction of new speaker-tuning software called Trueplay and an all-new flagship SONOS PLAY:5 smart speaker. With Trueplay, millions of listeners can easily tune their existing Sonos speakers to optimize the sound no matter where the speaker is placed. The new SONOS PLAY:5, elegantly designed from the inside out, delivers the purest, deepest, most vibrant sound yet from Sonos. Both Trueplay and the new SONOS PLAY:5 will be available later this year.

Trueplay--Purer sound through smarter speakers
Trueplay stems from the insight that few homes are acoustically perfect. The placement of the speaker and the room it's in impacts the way it sounds. In the past, customizing speakers has required complex and expensive professional calibration. Now with Trueplay, anyone can tune speakers with the press of a button. The result? Music is liberated so that it sounds great in every room, in every home.

"Trueplay is a revolutionary system that gives music lovers confidence that they're hearing what their favorite artists labored to produce, independent of the room's acoustics and speaker location," said CEO John MacFarlane. "Finally there's a simple, reliable process that delivers studio-quality listening experiences in each room of the home."

Using the Sonos app, the microphone on an iPhone or iPad, and a special tone emitted by the Sonos speaker, the system analyzes how sound reflects off walls, furnishings, glass and other surfaces in any given room. Sonos then smartly tunes that speaker so the music sounds its very best.

Initially, Trueplay will be available on all SONOS PLAY:1, SONOS PLAY:3, and SONOS PLAY:5 products and iOS controllers, and will continue to be added to the Sonos lineup over time.

New SONOS PLAY:5--The flagship smart speaker with more of everything you love about Sonos
The new SONOS PLAY:5 delivers a listening experience that is closer than ever to how every track was mastered in the studio. Built with six synchronized, custom-designed drivers, the speaker's three mid-woofers create smooth mids and deep, powerful lows, and three tweeters deliver crystal clear highs at any volume. The array produces a soundstage that is much wider than expected in a single speaker, creating room-filling sound with precise separation of vocals and instruments.

For the first time, the SONOS PLAY:5 has three orientations. This flexibility, combined with Trueplay tuning, enables best-in-class sound for any placement, in any room. In addition to horizontal orientation as a standalone speaker, two SONOS PLAY:5s paired together vertically deliver top-of-the-line stereo sound with a focused and intense sweet spot. Paired horizontally, they create a larger stereo image for an immersive, room-filling listening experience.

The new SONOS PLAY:5 incorporates an innovative design that allows for the most effective wireless performance, without compromises, to ensure the music remains in perfect sync without dropouts.

Designed to fit the home now and for years to come, the aesthetic of the new SONOS PLAY:5 carves away complexity to focus on the simple essence of a speaker. Functionally, every detail matters, down to the placement of the nearly 60,000 individually drilled holes in the grill and the carefully selected material for each and every part. The new touch controls offer an intuitive, easy way to play, pause, adjust volume and change the track. Smart sensors make these touch controls responsive to all orientations, so the volume-up is always facing up.

Just like its predecessor, the new SONOS PLAY:5 works seamlessly with all Sonos smart speakers and adds even greater modularity with the ability to act as rear speakers in home theater setups with SONOS PLAYBAR and SONOS SUB. Control every room in your home with one easy-to-use app that brings together your favorite music services such as Pandora, Spotify, TIDAL, Google Play Music, and Groove.

Available in a custom matte black and matte white finish, the all-new SONOS PLAY:5 will retail for $499 USD, $549 CAD, $749 AUS, €579 and £429.

Additional Resources
• For more details on Trueplay and the new SONOS PLAY:5, please visit Sonos.com.
Sonos 5.3 App Is Now Available in Beta for Android Users at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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