Sonos Sub: The Sonos Sub is a wireless powered subwoofer, designed to
add deep bass (down to 25 Hz) to your Sonos listening experience. The Sub works
with any amplified Sonos player, including the
Play:5, plus the Sonos
Playbar (all sold separately). It does not work with un-amplified Sonos
players, such as the Connect (ZP90).
Woofer & Amplifier Design: The Sonos Sub features two force-canceling speakers (3" x 6" race-track shaped drivers) positioned
face-to-face to provide deep, rich bass with no resonance from the cabinet. The
speakers are powered by two Class-D digital amplifiers, perfectly tuned to match
the speakers. The speakers are mounted into a unique cabinet that features an
acoustic slot and dual acoustic ports that encircle the enclosure to enhance the
Wireless Connection: The Sonus Sub can be associated with any amplified Sonos
powered speaker or the Sonos Playbar. It Works on your home
WiFi network with any 802.11b/g, 2.4GHz broadcast capable router. It lso works
on SonosNet, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network
dedicated exclusively for your Sonos system to reduce WiFi interference.
you have positioned the Sub in the room, you can press the Join button on the
side of the Sub in order for the system to recognize it. The system
automatically adjusts the audio settings to perfectly balance the Sub and the
paired Sonos component for best performance. All of the filter settings, active
equalization, and time alignment are done digitally through a state-of-the-art
Digital Signal Processor (DSP). During setup, you will be prompted, through the
Sonos Controller software, to set the subwoofer's level and phase. In some
cases, you will be prompted to select the size of the stereo speakers (compact,
bookshelf/ceiling, or floor) connected to the amplified player. If you move the
Sub to another room, you can easily reconfigure the audio and room association
Note: Make sure all of your Sonos components have the
latest software update installed.
Ethernet & AC Power: The Sub has only two connections, both located on the
bottom of the enclosure: the power cord connection, and a single Ethernet port
(RJ-45) for connecting the Sub to a wired home network.
Placement: Out of the box, the Sonos Sub is designed to stand upright
on the integrated rubber feet. You can also lay the sub horizontally on its
side, if desired. Four self-adhesive felt feet are provided, if you choose to
mount the Sub on its side. A guide for placing the felt feet on the Sub is
Home Network Requirements: To access Internet music
services, Internet radio, and any digital music stored on your computer or
Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device, your home network must meet the following
- High-speed DSL/Cable modem, or fiber-to-the-home broadband connection
for proper playback of Internet-based music services. If your Internet
service provider only offers Satellite Internet access, you may experience
playback issues due to fluctuation in download rates.
- If your modem is not a modem/router combination and you want to take
advantage of Sonos' automatic online updates, or stream music from an
Internet-based music service, you must install a router in your home
network. If you don't have a router, you will need to purchase and install
one before setting up your system.
- If you are going to use a Sonos controller application on an Android
smartphone, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or other tablet, you will need a
wireless router in your home network.
- Connect at least one Sonos component to your home network router using
an Ethernet cable, and then you can add other Sonos components wirelessly.
Or setup your Sonos component wirelessly via WiFi without any hardwire
- For best results, you should connect the computer or NAS drive that
contains your personal music library collection to your home network router
using an Ethernet cable.
Note: Although Sonos is compatible with most networking
equipment, some network devices are incompatible. Usually when networking
hardware does not work with Sonos, it's because it lacks support for the
network protocols that Sonos uses to operate, like UPnP, STP, and SMB/CIFS.
here for a list of networking equipment that is incompatible with Sonos;
be aware that the majority of this list is made up of older networking
equipment, but may still exist as part of a home network.
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