The Play 3 speaker is the middle-sized powered speaker/zone player option in the Sonos lineup. The Play:3 has just power and ethernet connections, but can run wirelessly as part of a Sonos network. There are three drivers and three D-class (digital) amplifier modules in each speaker. They can be oriented horizontally or vertically and the electronics adjusts the audio response automatically to suit either.
Through the Play 3 you can play all the same sources as through the Connect:Amp or the Connect. Stream from your hard drive library, online services such as Spotify or MOG, and Internet radio.
One speaker can be used as a basic audio system in any secondary area of the home or workplace. If better sound is required, two can be used together, with one set to right channel and the other to left. Another really great feature is that you can use two of these speakers a music zones, but if you get a Playbar as well, the two Play:3 can be drafted into service as the rear effects speakers during any movie session, then taken back to the rooms where they normally stay.
Sonos is a flexible system and can be configured a number of different ways. For primary zones, where the best hifi sound is required, we recommend you use an amplifier and a pair of speakers fed by a Connect (ZP90) to bring the stored music or internet sources to the system. Another possibility is the Connect:Amp (ZP120) with a pair of speakers. Then there's the surround setup, with a Playbar, Sub and two Play:3 as rears - very big surround sound results for a very resonable price.
What is Sonos?
Sonos is a smart system of HiFi wireless speakers and audio components. It unites your digital music collection in one app that you control from any device. Play what you want with perfect sync in every room - no skips, delays or drops.
Imagine a speaker for every room.
Sonos wireless speakers are custom designed for every space in your home. From the compact PLAY:1 to the TV-compatible PLAYBAR, our line-up fills any room with crystal clear HiFi sound at any volume.
Set up Sonos with the push of a button. Our unique technology brings your entire home audio system together on a dedicated wireless network. The end result? Unrivaled performance and zero drop-outs.
Control every room, from any device.
The Sonos Controller App lets you browse and play your music from any device. Use your smartphone, tablet, or computer to stream different songs in each room, group rooms together, or hear the same beat everywhere.
Play your favourite songs. Stream your favourite services.
Listen to all the music you love, no matter where it lives – think iTunes, podcasts, radio stations, Spotify, Pandora, etc. With streaming music services, use your smartphone, tablet, or computer to control apps from the cloud.