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Overview: The Sonos Controller (formerly the CR200) works exclusively with the
multi-zone Sonos Digital Music System, and
allows you to control all of your music and all of your zones wirelessly from
the palm of your hand.
Touch Screen Display: The Controller features a
3.5" (diagonally measured) full color LCD touch screen, with a resolution of
640 x 480
pixels, for viewing zone configurations, playlists, and menus, as well as full
color album artwork. The LCD display offers touch screen technology with a
rugged scratch-resistant glass face. The Controller's transflective LCD screen
is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, with adjustable backlighting.
Controller communicates with the nearest Sonos player (Connect,
Play:5) through Sonosnet, a secure,
peer-to-peer wireless mesh network, allowing you to extend the range of the
controller to any room in your house, even outside. Because it communicates with
the nearest player, rather than through one distant control point, the
system avoids sources of wireless interference. The range of the Sonosnet is 50
to 100 feet, a range similar to that of an 802.11g wireless access point.
Rechargeable Battery: The Controller is
powered by a high-density rechargeable Lithium Ion polymer battery (1850mAh).
Assuming typical usage, a fully charged battery will last from 2-5 days
(depending on usage pattern and sleep timer settings).
Charging Cradle: The Controller also comes with a charging cradle so you
can easily charge the controller's battery when it is not in use. The charging
cradle will recharge the battery in approximately 2 hours (full charge).
Indicators: During operation, the Controller has several status
indicators. The LCD screen indicates the battery charge level and wireless
signal strength. An Orange LED indicator appears when the Controller is starting-up
or when the battery is too low to power-on the screen.
- Volume: Adjust the selected zone's volume up or down.
- Mute: Temporarily
silence the music in a zone, or if held for 3 seconds, silences all
- Skip Forward/Fast Forward
- Previous/Fast Reverse
- Zones: For selecting a
zone to play music in, or view the music selections playing in each
room. You can also create or modify zone groups to share the same music
- Music: For browsing or
selecting music; You can select new music to play, manage music queues,
access playlists, and change the default settings for a Sonos player or
- Back: For returning to the
previous screen in the selected menu (zone or music)
- Browse: While touch the screen, drag your
finger up or down to scroll through any display list. Flick the screen
to scroll quickly. Touch an item in a list to make a selection.
Light Sensor: The Controller's
built-in light sensor (located on the controller's face above the LCD
screen) automatically turns on the button backlights based upon the
brightness of the environment.
Lock Controller: You can choose to lock the Sonos Controller so
that nothing happens when you touch the screen or buttons (such as when cleaning
the screen, or carrying the controller in your pocket.
Sleep Modes: To save battery power, the Controller enters a
progressive sleep mode:
- Light Sleep Timer: The Controller will go into a light
sleep (the screen will turn off) to preserve battery life when it is unused
for specified period of time. When motion is detected or a button is
pressed, the controller awakens immediately.
- Deep Sleep: The Controller will enter a deep sleep when
unused for a longer period of time (programmable in the menu). The
controller goes through a restart cycle for several seconds when coming out
of the deep sleep mode.