As a happy Sonos customer, I was delighted to learn the company has added more content (Spotify to be specific) to its system and also added a new music player and lowered its price on the SONOS BRIDGE, a wireless device you can connect to your Ethernet port to enable wireless high fidelity music to be streamed throughout your home. The price has dropped from $99 to $49 on this device.
Moreover, the newly announced PLAY:3 is a $299, 3-speaker, 3-digital amp music player. It can be used in a monaural or stereophonic configuration.
The ZonePlayer S5 has been renamed the PLAY:5 and provides stereo playback in a compact unit.
At first look, the PLAY:3 is a great addition to the SONOS family as it allows a low-cost entry into wireless music playing but I am wondering if $600 for two of these isn’t a bit steep. Still, I have to hear it and compare it to the S5 to give a more informed opinion.
Until then, the company has produced a well-designed video which will show you how the system works and how the new PLAY:3 integrates with it.