Sonos adds surround sound to wireless audio with the Playbar

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For quite some time now Sonos has been the home audio system of choice for discerning types who want music piped wirelessly wherever they wander in their house. It has plenty of rivals like this and this, but has continued to sell in large numbers.

As of today it has got even smarter better too for the company has introduced something that many Sonos devotees have been asking for for ages.

launched today The PLAYBAR is a device that turns its existing kit into a wireless surround system. It can either lie flat on the TV stand or rotate for low profile wall-mounting above or sit below the TV.

One of the big pluses of the system is that it doesn’t require a subwoofer for beefing the bass sounds up as it already has six mid-woofers for bass built in, this apparently makes it a lot more flexible as to where you site it.

You hook the device up to your TV using a single optical cable, and through this it will deliver audio from anything that is connected to the set including cable and Sky boxes, Blu-ray players and game consoles.

Says John MacFarlane, CEO, Sonos Inc: “Sonos has transformed the way people listen to music throughout the home and now we’re bringing our wireless HiFi approach to home theatre.”

“PLAYBAR will change everything about the sound experience in your living room, bringing together amazing HiFi sound for your TV and wireless access to the world’s music in a radically simple way.”

PLAYBAR will retail for £599 and will be available for purchase at Sonos.com

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