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Wireless multi-room music system with 2 amplified players

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by Tara W.
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Enjoy your music collection anywhere in your home. The Sonos Multi-Room Music System lets you easily access the music stored on your PC, along with a wealth of tunes available from the Internet. This bundle includes two ZonePlayer 120s — plus one Sonos Controller. Like all Sonos systems, it's a breeze to set up and use, and it offers breakthrough playback flexibility. Best of all, it delivers your music in crisp, clear detail.

Exceptionally easy multi-room music
Connect one of the compact ZonePlayers to your home network or computer, and place the other in a second room for wireless access to all your music. Each ZonePlayer 120 houses a built-in 55-watt stereo amplifier, so you won't need to connect it to a traditional audio system — simply hook up a pair of speakers for smooth stereo sound.

Total control in the palm of your hand
Another main attraction of this system is the Sonos Controller, a remote that's set the standard for user-friendly multi-room music control. Equipped with a 3.5" color LCD screen and a scroll wheel, the Controller lets you easily navigate through the playlists and tracks stored on your computer or select an Internet radio station. You can even use this remote to create customized playlists on the fly for individual ZonePlayers, or for playback over your entire Sonos system. The Controller also gives you the ability to mute or adjust the volume of each of your ZonePlayers.

Control your system using an iPhone™ or iPod® touch
You can also use an iPhone or iPod touch to control your Sonos system. A free download from the App Store at apple.com turns your player into a full-fledged Sonos controller. Use your player's touchscreen to control all zones and all music sources in your system.

Compatible with popular music services
The Sonos system works seamlessly with a host of Internet-based digital music services, including Rhapsody®, Pandora®, last.fm™, Napster®, and SIRIUS Internet Radio. Rhapsody offers instant access to millions of songs and ad-free radio stations through your Sonos Controller. SIRIUS Internet Radio gives you access to over 80 channels of programming. Every Sonos system includes free 30-day trials of these two services, so you can start listening the moment you take it out of the box. Pandora and last.fm create customized Internet radio streams just for you — all you have to do is enter the name of your favorite song or artist. And because Sonos connects directly to the Internet for all of these music services, you don't even have to turn on your PC.

Easy system expansion — up to 32 rooms
System expansion is hassle-free. Just add more ZonePlayers anywhere you want to enjoy your music — the Sonos system can accommodate up to 32. And you can listen to the same music through every player in your system — perfect for parties — or select a different playlist for each room, so that each family member can enjoy their favorite music at the same time.

Read our blog post about controlling a Sonos multi-room music system with the iPod® touch.

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Highlights:

    Sonos ZonePlayers:
    • one ZonePlayer connects to your home network or computer via a wired Ethernet connection
    • communicates with other ZonePlayers via proprietary Sonosnet™ 2.0 wireless technology, or wired Ethernet connections
    • Sonosnet 2.0 features a greater wireless range than previous version
    • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and Ogg Vorbis files (firmware is upgradable to support future audio formats)
      • compatible with protected WMA files from Napster, Urge, AOL, and many other music download sites
      • not compatible with protected AAC files from iTunes
    • plays MP3 and WMA streaming Internet radio stations
    • plays songs from Rhapsody digital music service — subscription required after free 30-day trial
    • plays songs from SIRIUS Internet Radio — subscription required after free 30-day trial
    • plays personalized Internet radio stations from Pandora and last.fm
    • multi-zone synchronous playback (same music plays in multiple zones simultaneously) or multi-stream playback (each ZonePlayer plays individually selected music)
    • allows connection of an audio component such as a CD player, FM tuner, or a portable music player (music from such sources can be played back on any ZonePlayer in your system)
    • front-panel controls for volume and muting
    • bass, treble, balance, and volume controls accessible via remote
    • analog stereo input and output
    • built-in stereo amplifier: 55 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.02% THD
    • 4-port Ethernet switch
    • binding-post speaker terminals
    • subwoofer output
    • 7-5/16"W x 3-1/2"H x 8-1/8"D
    Sonos Controller:
    • controls volume and music selection for any ZonePlayer in your house, from any room in your house
    • touch-sensitive scroll wheel provides easy browsing of your digital music library by artist, album, genre, track name, composer, or playlist
    • lets you build, play, and save music playlists for each room or group of rooms in your Sonos system
    • 3.5" color LCD screen (240 x 320 resolution) displays control menus, song information and album art (if available)
    • motion sensor enables auto turn-on whenever Controller is picked up
    • backlit buttons for easy operation in low lighting (backlighting turns off in normal lighting to prolong battery life)
    • built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • AC adapter
    • optional Charging Cradle available
    • 6-1/2"W x 1"H x 3-7/8"D
    General:
    • accesses music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs, or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices
    • control your Sonos system with your iPhone or iPod touch — free download available from the App Store at apple.com
    • software CD-ROM for easy system setup (Windows® and Mac)
    • supported operating/file storage systems: Windows® XP SP2 or higher, Windows Vista™, Mac OS X v10.3 or later, CIFS for NAS devices
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • broadband Internet connection and router recommended for firmware updates and Internet radio

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

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    What's in the box?

    • This special Sonos Bundle contains three individualy-packaged items: 2 Sonos ZP120 Zone Players and one Sonos CR100 Controller
    • Each Sonos ZP120 box includes the following:
    • ZP120 Zone Player
    • 6' AC power cord
    • 5' Ethernet cable (with male RJ-45 plugs on each end)
    • Sonos System Setup Software (CD Version 080401)
    • Setup Guide
    • Customer Support Team information
    • Limited Warranty information
    • The Sonos CR100 controller box includes:
    • CR100 Sonos Controller
    • AC adapter (Model UIA324-06) with attached 6' DC output cord (DC output: 6V/3.8A)
    • 6' AC cord
    • Quick Setup Instructions
    • "New Sonos User?" sheet
    • License Agreement and Limited Warranty sheet

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    Sonos Zone Player (ZP120)
    Zone Player Features
    Network Requirements
    Inputs and Outputs Notes

    Sonos Controller (CR100)
    Controller Features

    Dimensions of Sonos Zone Player and Controller
    Dimensions

    Zone Player Features

    Product Overview: The Sonos ZP120 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 and speaker connection).

    Class D Amplifier: The ZP120's built-in Class D amplifier produces 55 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 binding posts.

    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 ZP120 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 ZP120 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 CR100 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 ZP120'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. The Desktop Controller is compatible with Windows XP and Vista, as well as Macintosh OS X (10.4 and 10.5) 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 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.

    Network Requirements

    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 better
    • RAM: 128MB RAM minimum/256MB RAM recommended
    • Compatible Operating Systems: Windows XP (including Windows XP Media Center), Windows Vista, or Macintosh OS X (Version 10.4 or 10.5
    • 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 ZP120 allows for free automatic software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services to enjoy. Simply register the ZP120 and Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. By simply pressing one button your system updates itself.

    Inputs and Outputs Notes

    Speaker Outputs: The ZP120 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 ZP120.

    2-Way Ethernet Port: 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.

    Subwoofer Output: The ZP120 is equipped with a mono RCA subwoofer output, allowing you to connect the Zone Player to a powered subwoofer. The system will detect when a cable is connected to the subwoofer output, and apply an 80Hz low pass filter.

    Controller Features

    Product Overview: The Sonos CR100 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 nearest ZP120 Zone player 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 Zone 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 CR100 is powered by a built-in, high-capacity Lithium Ion battery. Assuming typical usage, a fully charged battery will last over a week.

    Note: The battery is not removable from the controller.

    Display: The controller features a 3.5" (diagonally measured) full color LCD screen, with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, for viewing zone configurations, playlists, and menus, as well as full color album artwork.

    Controls: The CR100 features the following controls:

    • Volume Controls:
      • Volume: A two-way "rocker" switch for adjusting the selected zone's volume up or down.
      • Mute: To temporarily silence the music in a zone, or if held for 3 seconds, silences all Zone Players.
    • Playback Controls:
      • Play/Pause
      • Skip Forward/Fast Forward
      • Previous/Fast Reverse
    • Navigation:
      • 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 across zones.
      • 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 Zone Player or Controller.
      • Back: For returning to the previous screen in the selected menu (zone or music)
      • Scroll Wheel: An "iPod-inspired" circular touch wheel used to navigate through a displayed list on the Controller screen. You can slide your thumb or finger clockwise to scroll down or counter-clockwise to scroll up through the list.
      • Soft Buttons: Three unmarked buttons below the LCD screen; the functionality of each button changes to reflect the available actions for the currently-displayed controller screen. The action for each button appears on the screen directly above each button.
    • 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.

    Sleep Modes: To save battery power, the controller enters a progressive sleep mode:

    • Light Sleep: The controller will go into a "light" sleep to preserve the battery life when it is unused for a specified period of time. The screen will turn off until motion is detected (by the internal motion sensor) or a button is pressed. You can specify different amounts of time after which the controller will enter the light sleep mode when connected to a power source and when operating in a "wireless" mode.
    • 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.

    Indicators: During operation, the CR100 controller has several status indicators. The LCD screen indicates the battery charge level and wireless signal strength. An LED on the upper right edge of the controller glows red to indicate low battery, amber while the controller is charging, green when it finishes charging, and goes unlit to indicate the controller is in use and the battery is charged.

    Dimensions

    Sonos CR100 Controller Dimensions:

    • Width = 6.479"
    • Height = 0.972"
    • Depth = 3.834"

    Sonos ZP120 Zone Player Dimensions:

    • Width = 7.305"
    • Height = 3.5625"
    • Depth = 9.025"
     
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    Wow! GET THIS SYSTEM!

    Written By Greg, Midlothian, VA on Sunday, December 07, 2008
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    WOW is all I can say! Sonos totally & completely ROCKS! If you have the money to spend you owe it to yourself to get Sonos! I now listen to music 10 times as much as I used to because it is so easy to do now. I am only limited by the the cost of the Zone Players. Seeing that they had an iPhone App available (which also rocks by the way) was what pushed me over the edge to get the system. It is like having a "free" controller in your house and is actually better than the controller you buy with your package.
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