Overview: The Sonos CZ090 Single Room Bundle includes a Sonos
ZonePlayer 90 and a Sonos Controller 200 which allows you to access music stored
on your PC and Internet Radio over a wired or wireless network connection through your connected home theater or
ZonePlayer: The Sonos ZP90 ZonePlayer works exclusively
with the Sonos Digital Music System. In a multi-room sound system, the first
ZonePlayer is connected to your home network, and each subsequent ZonePlayer
can be wired or completely wireless (except for power and speaker connections).
The ZP90 is non-amplified, so it will need to be connected to a separate
receiver/amplifier or to a pair of powered speakers.
Controls: The ZonePlayer only has a mute button and a
rocker-type volume control, both mounted on the front of the unit. Between the
buttons lies a ZonePlayer LED status indicator, which flashes white when
powering up or connecting to the Sonos Digital Music System, and lights solid
white when powered up and connected to the music system.
Zones: You can place a ZP90 ZonePlayer in each zone where
you want to listen to music. The Sonos Digital Music System can accept up to 32
ZP120 with a built-in amplifier) and up to 32 Sonos Controllers (616CR200
616CR100). With multiple zones, you can choose to play the same song in
different rooms, or different songs in different rooms.
Placement: It is not necessary to place the ZonePlayer in a
visible place in the home. Although the unit has mute and volume controls on the
front, it can be fully controlled using the included CR200 controller.
Typically, the ZonePlayer is placed in the crawl space in a house, and used to
drive in-wall or in-ceiling speakers.
Range: The transmitting range of the ZP90's built-in
wireless system is approximately 100 feet, depending upon your home's layout.
Thick walls, microwave ovens, and the presence of other wireless devices can
interfere with or block the wireless network signals of the Sonos Digital Music
Signal. When interference occurs, you can relocate the ZonePlayer, change the
wireless channel, or make a wired (Ethernet) connection.
Desktop Controller Software: The supplied setup disc
contains the software for the Desktop Controller, which allows you to control
the Sonos Digital Music System from your home computer. It includes easy-to-use
wizards for setup and music sharing so the music folders on your hard drive can
be shared across all ZonePlayers. You can also add Internet Radio stations and
set preferences for online updates. Once the system is set up, all you need to
do is choose your music, choose your zone and press Play. The Desktop
Controller is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7; as well as Macintosh
OS X (10.4 or higher) operating systems.
Sound Settings: From your computer, you can change the sound
settings for each individual ZonePlayer in the system. Adjustable sound
settings include volume, bass, treble, balance, and loudness.
Music Storage: Your digital music files can be stored on
your computer, music server, a network-attached storage (NAS) box, or an
external source like a CD player.
Simple Installation: Setting up the ZP90 is quick and easy.
No technical or wiring expertise is required and no need to break through walls
or re-wire your entire house. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection
and a router to get started. One ZonePlayer or ZoneBridge in your system must be
connected to the router and all the rest will work wirelessly. You can add more
ZonePlayers in more rooms without additional wires.
2-Port Ethernet Switch: There are 2 female RJ-45 connectors
for plugging in Category 5 Ethernet cables. You can connect a router, computer,
or an additional network device, such as a network-attached storage (NAS)
device. Specifications: 10/100 Mbps, auto MDI/MDIX.
Analog Inputs: You can connect an external source, such as a
portable music player or a CD player, to the unit's left and right RCA jacks.
The input jacks automatically detect a device is connected, and the source
appears in the system. Music from the external source can be played in any zone.
The volume is controlled by the Sonos Digital Music System, however, the
playback (pause, music selection, etc.) must be controlled at the source.
Analog Outputs: The ZP90 is equipped with stereo RCA jacks
for connecting the ZonePlayer to a separate amplifier or receiver. The stereo
RCA jacks have a variable audio output, with the volume controlled by the CR200
Controller or the ZP90's front panel volume controls.
Digital Outputs: The player has both coaxial and optical
digital outputs for connecting the unit to a receiver or amplifier with digital
Hardware: In order to play the digital music files stored on
your computer throughout the Sonos Digital Music System, you must meet the
following hardware requirements:
- Ethernet: You must have an Ethernet network interface
connection in your computer. If you do not have one, you will need to buy
and install a Network Interface Card (NIC) before setting up your system.
- Modem: It is highly recommended that you have a
DSL/cable modem, or LAN-based high-speed Internet connection. It is not
designed for a dial-up system.
- Router: If you have a cable or DSL modem connected
directly to your computer, you should have a router connected between your
modem and your computer to maintain your computer's security. If you don't
have a router, you will need to buy and install one before setting up your
System Requirements: In addition to the above-described
hardware, your computer must have the following:
- CPU: 500 MHz processor or better
- RAM: 128MB RAM minimum/256MB RAM recommended
- Compatible Operating Systems: Windows XP (SP2 or
higher), Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Macintosh OS X (Version 10.4 or
- Compatible Playlist Formats: Rhapsody, MusicMatch,
Windows Media Player, WinAmp, or iTunes
- Compatible Play Formats: MP3, WMA (not including
lossless), AAC (MPEG4), WAV/LPCM (uncompressed), AIFF (uncompressed), FLAC
(lossless), Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, and Audible Format 4. The unit is
firmware upgradeable to support future audio formats.
- Note: Apple "Fairplay" and Microsoft
"Plays-for-Sure" DRM-encrypted files are not currently supported.
Automatic Updates: The ZP90 allows for free automatic
software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services
to enjoy. Simply register the ZP90 and Sonos will automatically notify you when
software updates are available. By simply pressing one button your system
Controller: The Sonos CR200 Controller works exclusively
with the Sonos Multi-zone Digital Music System, and allows you to control all of
your music and all of your zones wirelessly from the palm of your hand.
Sonosnet: The controller communicates with the included
ZP90, or nearest
ZP120 ZonePlayer 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 ZonePlayer,
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 CR200 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 CR200 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
- Width = 5.375"
- Height = 2.9375"
- Depth = 7.205"
- Width = 2.875"
- Height = 4.5625"
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