Sonos Zone Player (S5
Sonos Controller (CR100)
Sonos Zone Bridge (BR100
Sonos Zone Player (S5)
Overview: The Sonos ZonePlayer
S5 is a wireless music system that lets you use your iPhone or iPod touch or the
Sonos Controller (CR100) to control and enjoy all the
music you want all over your house. The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 creates
room-filling, high-performance sound using an integrated five-way speaker system
driven by five built-in digital amplifiers. In a multi-room sound system,
the first ZonePlayer is connected to your home network, and each subsequent
ZonePlayer S5 can be wired or completely wireless.
Note: The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 works seamlessly with the
complete range of Sonos products.
Wireless Technology: The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 brings great
sounding music wirelessly to any room in your house, without a big wiring
project. SonosNet 2.0, a proprietary wireless mesh network technology, provides
superior wireless range for whole-house coverage, ensures synchronous music
playback, and avoids sources of wireless interference. The transmitting range
of the ZonePlayer S5's built-in wireless system is approximately 100 feet,
depending upon your home's layout.
Note: 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
S5, change the wireless channel, or make a wired (Ethernet) connection.
Multi-Zone Compatibility: You can place a ZonePlayer S5 in each
zone where you want to listen to music. The Sonos Digital
Music System can accept up to 32 ZonePlayers.
With multiple zones, you can play the same song in different rooms, or different
songs in different rooms.
Room-Filling Sound: The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 provides
crystal-clear, room-filling sound through various advanced sound technologies. The
Sonos ZonePlayer S5 incorporates an all digital architecture design
for precise sound reproduction. The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 utilizes a five -driver
bass-reflex speaker system individually powered by five dedicated digital amplifiers
for room-filling sound. The ZonePlayer S5 contains two tweeters, two
mid-range drivers, and on bass driver for accurate tonal balance, deep bass, and
crystal clear sound. The ZonePlayer S5 offers adjustable bass, treble, balance,
and loudness controls for optimal sound performance.
- 5 Speakers Powered By 5 Dedicated Digital Amplifiers: The
ZonePlayer S5 uses 5 state-of the-art digital amplifiers individually
coupled with 5 speakers to deliver superior sound to any room. The wireless
music system provides crystal-clear, high-quality sound that rivals much
larger, more complicated systems. A subwoofer produces powerful bass while
two mid-range drivers and two tweeters fill out the sound.
- Class-D Amplifiers: state of the art, great sounding
amplifiers that are light weight, powerful and very energy efficient in
standby and use
- Tweeters: two tweeters create a crisp and accurate high
- Midrange Drivers: two 3.0" dedicated mid-range drivers ensure the
faithful reproduction of mid-range frequencies crucial for accurate
playback of vocals and instruments
- Subwoofer: dedicated 3.5" subwoofer driver provides deep, powerful
bass you can feel
- Acoustic Port: The acoustic port on the rear of the unit serves
two purposes - it's vital to the sound output of the S5 when in use and it's
also a convenient handle when moving it from one room to another.
- All-Digital Sound Architecture: From the recording studio to your
home the music is reproduced as the artist intended. All filter settings,
active equalization, and time-alignment are done in the digital domain
through state-of-the-art DSP circuitry so there is absolutely no loss of
audio quality or energy.
- Adjustable Audio Controls: Optimize sound performance using
zone-specific bass, treble, balance, and loudness controls. Adjust volume by
individual zone or by groups of zones.
Unlimited Music: The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 connects to your computer and
home network via an Ethernet connection on your broadband router to give you
access to unlimited music, such as:
- Radio: Sonos includes a radio guide that provides immediate
access to thousands of Internet radio stations and broadcast programs. You
can easily find \radio from all over the world; music, news, and variety
programming, including archived shows and podcasts.
- Internet Radio (25,00 free stations included): Tune in to
25,000 Internet radio stations, shows & podcasts; free of charge and
pre-loaded on the Sonos ZonePlayer S5. You can browse endlessly or type in the call letters or
name of your favorite station or host and hit Search. Tune in to live
radio shows on everything from politics to sports to entertainment,
catch up on what you missed with podcasts featuring the best of previous
shows, or see what is playing soon. You can listen internationally or
locally; just tell it where you live and it will give you all the local
radio stations streaming on the Internet. You can even add to it to
Favorites so it's easy to find the next time. The unit supports MP3 and
WMA Internet streaming.
- Sirius Internet Radio (Free 30-day trial included): Tune in
to more than 80 premium channels with exclusive radio programming,
original formats, legendary DJs, and celebrity hosts. Listen to over 20
channels of news, comedy, sports, and talk radio; from the likes of
Howard Stern to Martha Stewart. When you are in the mood for music, tune
in to any one of the 60 plus channels featuring 100% commercial-free
music; from 80s hits to hip hop. Set up your system without wires or
antennas and browse all your channels from the palm of your hand.
- Music Services: A music service is an online music store or
online service that sells audio on a per song, per audiobook, or
subscription basis. Sonos is compatible with several music services.
- AmazonMP3 (Account required): Amazon MP3 is Amazon.com's DRM-free
music download service with a library of millions of songs to choose from.
Buy your favorites in MP3 format and play them in every room with Sonos.
- Audible (Subscription required): Audible.com is the Internet's
leading provider of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational
programming. With a subscription to Audible and Sonos you can listen to
books in the bedroom, get language lessons in the kitchen, and hear the
Wall Street Journal in the office.
- Classical.com (Subscription required): Classical.com is a digital
music service with a library dedicated to the greatest and the latest
classical, jazz & blues, and world music. Browse by composer, genre, or
country and explore new music with the Classical.com playlists.
- eMusic (Subscription required): eMusic is a digital music store
that offers 3.5 million tracks from thousands of independent labels spanning
every genre of music.
- iTunes (Account required): Play your entire iTunes
library stored on any computer. Play your entire DRM-free iTunes
library, not just what fits on your iPod. Instantly access any iTunes
library stored on any computer or Network Attached Storage, such as an
Apple Time Capsule.
- LiveDownloads.com (Account required): LiveDownloads is the
ultimate download source for live concert recordings. Browse a catalog of
over 100,000 live tracks and listen to Widespread Panic, the String Cheese
Incident, Jerry Garcia, and more in every room.
- Napster (Free 30-day trial included): 8 million songs at your
fingertips. That's the beauty of Napster and Sonos. Just type in the
name of your favorite artist or track and start listening to a recent
release or a classic from high school; it's all there in Napster's
massive music library. Discover new music and rediscover old favorites
with top 100s, Napster playlists, radio, charts, and more. Or create a
custom playlist based on any artist or song with Napster Automix.
- Pandora (Free service included): Create custom stations based
on your favorite artists and songs with Pandora. It's a new kind of
radio; personalized just for you, playing only the music you love. Rate
songs as they play by choosing thumbs up or down on your Sonos
Controller and Pandora will adapt the station on the fly based upon your
feedback. Bookmark songs as they play in case you want to download them
later. Works seamlessly with your Pandora iPhone app so you can create
stations when you arre out on the town and then come home and listen on
- Rhapsody (Free 30-day trial included): Enjoy instant access
to Rhapsody's catalog of millions of songs and ad-free music channels,
right from the palm of your hand. Browse by genre or check out the
charts. Find what you love by typing in the name of your favorite
artist, album, composer or track. Get new album and playlist
recommendations based upon the music you have chosen. And build your own
library of favorites and create custom playlists so you can listen again
and again. To stay in the know about the music that is playing, simply
touch the Info View button and get artist bios, photos, projects, album
reviews, and more.
- WalMart (Account required): WalMart is a download service with
millions of tracks, top albums, new releases, Editor's Picks, and more.
Download all the music you want for less and then play it everywhere with
- Zune Marketplace (Account required): Zune Marketplace is a
download service with more than 3 million songs, albums, DRM-free MP3s,
podcasts, and more. Once you download your favorites, you can play them all,
all over the house with Sonos.
- Music Folders: The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 wireless music system can
play music from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on
your home network where you have shared music folders. The Sonos ZonePlayer
S5 can play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached
Storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio
formats. The Sonos ZonePlayer
S5 indexes your music folders so you can view your music collection by
categories (such as artists, albums, composers, genres, or tracks). The
Sonos ZonePlayer S5 supports the following audio file formats - MP3
(compressed), WMA (compressed), AAC (MPEG4), iTunes, Ogg Vorbis, Audible
(format 4), Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless), WAV (uncompressed), and AIFF
Note: Previously purchased Apple "Fairplay" DRM-protected songs
may need to be upgraded. WMA Lossless format not currently supported.
Wireless Control: The
ZonePlayer S5 provides wireless control of your music using your iPhone or iPod
touch and a Sonos CR100 or CR200 Zone Controller (sold
- Sonos Controller (CR100 or CR200): The Sonos
Zone Controllers work exclusively with the Sonos Digital Music Wireless
Systems, and allows you to control all of your music and all
of your zones wirelessly from the palm of your hand. The controller
communicates with the nearest 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
- iPhone or iPod touch: You can also control the Sonos
ZonePlayer S5 from your iPhone or iPod touch with a free application from
the Apple App Store. You are able to search for songs and stations, choose
the music, and control the volume. You can even get a text or a call on your
iPhone and the music will keep playing.
Controls: The ZonePlayer S5 only has a mute button and a
volume control, both mounted on the top 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.
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 higher, as well as Macintosh OS X (10.4 and
Versatile Placement: You
can position the Sonos ZonePlayer S5 wherever you find the sound most enjoyable.
Its compact size and inset handle make it easy to place the ZonePlayer S56 on
the kitchen counter, or carry it out to the patio with you. For maximum
performance, following these guidelines:
- For best bass performance, locate the
ZonePlayer S5 within 2-feet of a wall.
- Place the ZonePlayer S5 across the room
from where you will be listening.
- Don't block the acoustic port when in
- Place the ZonePlayer S5 at least
12-inches from a television, computer, or other monitor to avoid the
possibility of picture quality interference.
- The ZonePlayer S5 is not
water-resistant; do not leave it outside during a rain store or position it
Inputs and Outputs Notes:
- 2-Way Ethernet Port: There are
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 Input: You can connect
an external source, such as a portable music player or a CD player, to the
unit's rear-panel 3.5mm minijack port. 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.
- Headphone Output: The ZonePlayer S5 is equipped with a rear-panel
3.5mm headphone output for connecting a set of headphones. The headphone jack is
auto-detecting, so when you plug-in a set of headphones, the ZonePlayer's
built-in speakers automatically mute.
- Power Input: The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 operates off AC houshold current
using the supplied AC power adapter and cord. The ZonePlayer S5 is
capable of accepting 115/120 Volts AC or 230/240 Volts AC.
Sonos Controller (CR100)
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 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
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:
- 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 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.
Sonos Zone Bridge (BR100)
Overview: The Sonos ZoneBridge BR100 is used to connect a
Sonos Digital Music System to your home network or to extend the wireless range
of your existing Sonos Digital Music System. The Sonos ZoneBridge BR100 makes
setting up your wireless Sonos system fast and easy by simply connecting the
ZoneBridge to your router to instantly activate SonosNet (a secure wireless mesh
network). All your Sonos ZonePlayers and
Controllers will work wirelessly and can be placed
anywhere in your home. Although the ZoneBridge doesn't play music like the Sonos
ZonePlayer, it's an effective way to extend the range of your Sonos system and
expand the Controller's wireless coverage. It's also a way to connect other
products to the Internet.
Note: This unit is not a stand-alone device and requires at least
one Sonos ZonePlayer.
Instant Wired/Wireless Setup: The ZoneBridge connects to
your router using a standard Ethernet cable connection (2-port switch,
10/100Mbps, auto MDI/MDIX). Then, a simple press of the button located on top of
the BR100 will start SonosNet, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless
mesh network that enables other Sonos products to control and play music
System Flexibility: Once
you've set up your ZoneBridge, you can easily add more component anytime. If
your home has structured (built-in) wiring, you can make a wired connection to
additional ZonePlayers or ZoneBridges. If you don't have structured wiring, you
can take advantage of Sonos's built-in wireless technology. The
ZoneBridge BR100 provides flexibility to place your ZonePlayers in any room of
the house and connect them all wirelessly.
Ethernet Ports: The ZoneBridge has two Ethernet jacks on the
back to bring standard Internet connectivity to your set-top box, PVR, PC, Game
Console or NAS drive.
Range Expansion: You can stream music wirelessly to a remote
location by placing a ZoneBridge in between your ZonePlayer in a remote location
and the rest of your Sonos system. You can also improve Controller access to
SonosNet by placing the ZoneBridge in areas where wireless coverage needs a
boost. The ZoneBridge BR100 is ideal for retrofits, where your ZonePlayers might
be in one location instead of being placed throughout your home.
Desktop Controller Software: Designed with a user interface
to accommodate a large screen displays, the supplied Sonos Desktop Controller
software for PC and Mac will guide you through both set up and music sharing. It
offers all the same functionality as the Sonos Controller, but instead of being
in the palm of your hand, it's all on your desktop. The software offers the
- Easy-to-use wizard for set up and music sharing. Set up music folders on
your hard drive so they can be shared across all ZonePlayers.
- Control of your Sonos Digital Music System from your desktop.
- Add and edit your choice of Internet radio stations.
System Requirements: You computer will need to meet the
following system requirements to connect the BR100 and use the supplied Sonos
Desktop Controller software.
|PC Software Requirements
||Mac Software Requirements
|Operating System: Windows XP SP2
or higher, Windows Vista (500 MHz Pentium class processor or better)
||Operating System: OS X v10.4 or
|Internet Connection: DSL, Cable
Modem or LAN-based high-speed Internet connection recommended
||Internet Connection: DSL, Cable
Modem or LAN-based high-speed Internet connection recommended
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:
- Compatible Operating Systems: Windows XP and
higher, Macintosh OS X (10.4 and higher)
- CPU: 500 MHz processor or better
- RAM: 128MB RAM minimum/256MB RAM recommended
Automatic Updates: The ZonePlayer S5 allows for free automatic
software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services
to enjoy. Simply register the ZonePlayer S5 and Sonos will automatically notify you when
software updates are available. By simply pressing one button your system
Sonos Zone Player (S5):
- Width = 14.375"
- Height = 8.5625"
- Depth = 6.8125"
Sonos Controller (CR100):
- Width = 6.479"
- Height = 0.972"
- Depth = 3.834"
Sonos Zone Bridge (BR100):
- Width = 4.329"
- Height = 1.654"
- Depth = 5.261"