Zone Player Features
CR100 Controller Features
Bundle Contents: The Sonos
Digital Music System Bundle 150 includes a ZP120 amplified Zone Player, a ZP90
non-amplified Zone Player and a CR100 Controller. The system also includes the
following cables - 5' Ethernet cable, 6' stereo RCA to 3.5mm audio cable and a
3' stereo RCA cable.
Overview: The Sonos Bundle 150 gives you everything you need to
wirelessly play music in two rooms of your house. With SonosNet's superior
wireless range, no room is out of reach. Simply connect the ZonePlayer 90 (ZP90)
to your home theater or stereo and place the ZonePlayer 120 (ZP120) with
built-in amplifier in any room where you want music. Then connect one of the
ZonePlayers to your network for complete multi-room audio. To start playing
music, use the supplied full-color wireless Controller (CR100) and simply pick a
room, pick a song and hit play. With the Controller in hand you'll have instant
access to your entire music collection, plus thousands of Internet radio
stations, and the most popular online music services to play all over the house.
When you want to play more music in more rooms, just add ZonePlayers and
Controllers (sold separately).
SonosNet 2.0: Sonos brings great sounding music wirelessly to any room
in your house, without a big wiring project. SonosNet 2.0, Sonos' latest
wireless mesh network technology, provides double the wireless range for
whole-house coverage, ensures synchronous music playback, and avoids sources of
wireless interference. Which means the music gets to all the right rooms at
exactly the right time.
Music Compatibility: Sonos liberates the music on your computer and
the Internet so you can play it all over your house. You can find and play songs
from your personal collection of music stored on your computer, plus thousands
of free Internet radio stations from the supplied controller. Sonos works
seamlessly with the most popular music services so you can stream millions of
songs and stations from the Internet to the rooms of your choice. You can even
connect ZonePlayers to your favorite audio source such as an iPod or CD player
through an auxiliary input and listen throughout your home. The Sonos Bundle 150
supports the following music sources and types.
- Audio Formats: Support for compressed MP3, WMA (including
purchased Windows Media downloads), AAC (MPEG4), Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format
4), Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless) music files, as well as uncompressed WAV
and AIFF files. Native support for 44.1kHz sample rates. Additional support
for 48kHz, 32kHz, 24kHz, 22kHz, 16kHz, 11kHz, and 8kHz sample rates.
Apple "Fairplay" and WMA Lossless formats not
- Music Services: Best Buy Digital Music Store, Napster, Pandora,
Rhapsody 3.0+, SIRIUS Internet Radio, and downloads from any service
offering DRM-free tracks.
- Internet Radio: Streaming MP3, WMA audio.
- Album Art Supported: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF.
- Playlists Supported: Rhapsody, iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media
Player, and MusicMatch (.m3u, .pls, .wpl)
Simple Installation: Setting up the Sonos Bundle 150 is easy. No
technical or wiring expertise is required and no need to break through walls or
re-wire your entire home. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection and a
router to get started. One of the supplied ZonePlayers in the Sonos system must
be connected to your router and all the rest will work wirelessly. You can add
more ZonePlayers and Controllers without additional wire. You can add up to a
total of 32 Zone Players and 32 Controllers to your system.
Automatic Updates: The entire Sonos system allows for free automatic
software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services
to enjoy. Simply register the system and Sonos will automatically notify you
when software updates are available. By simply pressing one button your system
Zone Player Features
Zone Player Overview: The Sonos
ZP120 Zone Player and ZP90 Zone Player work exclusively with the Sonos Digital Music System.
contains a stereo amplifier to drive a pair of speakers. The ZP90 is
non-amplified, so it will need to be connected to a separate receiver/amplifier
or to a pair of powered 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
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
Line Inputs/Outputs: The ZP120 and ZP90 contain the following line inputs and outputs.
- ZP120: The ZP120
has a pair of stereo RCA jacks available for connecting an external music
source, such as a CD player or portable music player. The ZP120 also has a mono RCA line output
with an automatic crossover
for connecting to a dedicated subwoofer
output for a powered sub. When adding a subwoofer, the ZP120 automatically
adjusts the output to send the low frequencies to the subwoofer and the high
frequencies to the speaker.
- ZP90: The ZP90 also has a pair of stereo RCA jacks available
for connecting an external music source, and stereo RCA line outputs for
connecting to a home receiver. Both coaxial and optical digital outputs can be
found on the ZP90.
Ethernet Ports: A 2-port switch (10/100Mbps, auto MDI/MDIX)
on the rear-panel of each ZonePlayer allows Ethernet devices to connect through
SonosNet 2.0. Each ZonePlayer has a two-port Ethernet switch to bring standard
Internet connectivity to your set-top box, DVR, PC, game console or NAS drive.
Controls: The Zone Players only
have a mute button and a volume control, both mounted on the front of the units.
Between the buttons lies a Zone Player LED status indicator, which flashes 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. The ZP90 can accept
100-240 Volts AC 50/60Hz, but has no voltage switch.
Zones: You can place a ZP120 or
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 Zone Players' 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 Mac OS X (version 10.4 and 10.5) operating systems.
Sound Settings: From your
computer or CR100 controller, 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.
CR100 Controller Features
Controller 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 2.0: The controller
communicates with the nearest ZP120 or ZP90 Zone player through Sonosnet 2.0, 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 2 to 5 days. The battery can be
recharged by plugging it into the supplied AC adapter for 2 hours. 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Scheduled Music: You can use the unit's scheduler to play
music at a specific time for a set duration which is great for that 30-minute
Wake Up Alarm: You can set the unit's alarm and wake up to
your favorite music or Internet radio station in one room, or all over the
house. Just hit snooze to get a few minutes more sleep.
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: The Bundle 150
Components have the following dimensions: