Inputs and Outputs Notes
Product Overview: The Sonos
ZP100 Zone Player works exclusively with the Sonos Digital Music System, and
contains a stereo amplifier to drive a pair of speakers. In a multi-room sound
system, the first Zone Player is connected to your home network, and each
subsequent Zone Player can be wired or completely wireless (except for power).
Amplifier: The ZP100's built-in
amplifier produces 50 watts RMS per channel (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, THD+N<0.02%). You
can connect 4-ohm speakers rated to accept up to 150 watts or 8-ohm speakers
rated up to 75 watts. The unit is equipped with two sets of spring-loaded
Controls: The Zone Player only
has a mute button and a volume control, both mounted on the front of the unit.
Between the buttons lies a Zone Player LED status indicator, which flashes white
when powering up or connecting to the Sonos Digital Music System, and lights
solid when powered up and connected to the music system.
Dual Voltage: The ZP100 is
capable of accepting 115/120 Volts AC or 230/240 Volts AC. The voltage switch is
located on the rear panel next to the AC power input.
Zones: You can place a ZP100
Zone Player in each zone where you want to listen to music. The Sonos Digital
Music System can accept up to 32 Zone Players and up to 32 CP100 Controllers.
With multiple zones, you can play the same song in different rooms, or different
songs in different rooms.
Placement: It is not necessary
to place the Zone Player in a visible place in the home. Although the unit has
mute and volume controls on the front, it can be fully controlled using a CR100
controller. Typically, the Zone Player 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 ZP100'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 Zone
Player, 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 Zone Players. 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.
Note: The Desktop Controller is compatible with Windows 2000 and Windows XP
(or later) operating systems.
Sound Settings: From your
computer, you can change the sound settings for each individual Zone Player in
the system. Adjustable sound settings include volume, bass, treble, balance, and
Music Storage: Your digital
music files can be stored wherever you please--on your computer, music server, a
network-attached storage (NAS) box, or an external source like a CD player.
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.
System Requirements: In
addition to the above-described hardware, your computer must have the following:
- CPU: 500 MHz processor or
- RAM: 128MB RAM
minimum/256MB RAM recommended
- Compatible Operating Systems:
Windows XP (Service Pack 1 or higher), Windows 2000 (Service Pack 3 or
higher), or Macintosh OS X (Version 10.2 or higher)
- Compatible Playlist Formats:
MusicMatch, Windows Media Player, WinAmp, or iTunes
- Compatible Play Formats:
MP3, WMA, AAC (MPEG4), WAV/LPCM (uncompressed). The unit is firmware
upgradeable to support future audio formats. DRM-encrypted files are not
Firewall Compatibility: The
Desktop Controller software is designed to work with existing firewall software,
including the following:
- Windows 2000, XP Home and
- Microsoft XP Firewall
- Zone Alarm (free)
- Zone Alarm (Pro)
- McAfee Personal Firewall Plus
- Norton Personal Firewall
- ISS Black Ice Protection
- Apple OSX 10.2.x and 10.3.x:
- Mac OSX Firewall
- Internet Security Barrier X
- Norton Personal Firewall for
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Speaker Outputs: The ZP100 Zone
Player has two pairs of spring-loaded binding posts, which can accept pin
connectors, single banana plugs, and bare wire. The terminals cannot accept dual
banana plugs or spade connectors. You can connect a pair of 4-ohm or 8-ohm
speakers to the ZP100.
4-Way Ethernet Port: There are 4
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 ZP100 is
equipped with stereo RCA jacks, and a mono RCA subwoofer output, allowing you to
connect the Zone Player to a separate amplifier or receiver and a powered
subwoofer. The system will detect when a cable is connected to the subwoofer
output, and apply an 80Hz low pass filter. The stereo RCA jacks have a variable
audio output, with the volume controlled by the CR100 Controller or the ZP100's
front panel volume controls.