Talk about a win-win. With the Sonos 5.1 wireless home theater system, you get an enveloping, realistic surround sound system, and you have the start of a Sonos multi-room audio system.
Outstanding sound for your TV
The system features the PLAYBAR, which can deliver vibrant, room-filling sound all by itself, thanks to its nine-speaker array. Built-in amplification and processing can handle Dolby® Digital and lossless audio formats. And the PLAYBAR's automatic equalization self-adjusts to the program material to provide rich, seamless sound.
The PLAYBAR wirelessly connects to the Sonos SUB, which delivers the deep bass necessary for a truly immersive audio experience. Two PLAY:1 speakers serve as the surround channels to complete the wraparound movie theater sound experience. And because they, too, make a wireless connection to the PLAYBAR, you can place them where you want them – not where you need to in order to run speaker wires.
Note: You can set up a home theater system with the PLAYBAR, the SUB, and PLAY:1 speakers as surrounds, all without making a wired connection to your router. However, for challenging Wi-Fi® environments we recommend adding the optional Sonos Boost (not included) to make a stable wireless connection.
Multi-room home audio
These four components can also form the core of your own Sonos multi-room wireless audio system – or represent a major addition to one if you already have Sonos in your home. The PLAYBAR and PLAY:1 speakers work seamlessly with a variety of Internet music services, including Pandora, Spotify®, and SiriusXM Internet Radio. And because Sonos connects directly to the Internet for all of these music services, you don't even have to turn on your PC. And you can stream music and podcasts stored in the Music app of your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®.
The system includes a PLAYBAR, SUB, and two PLAY:1 speakers.
From our Sonos PLAYBAR 5.1 system review:
The consensus was that the system sounded quite good. Lincoln, a Crutchfield advisor, said, “There's certainly ample power, good bass, and clarity.” I agreed as engines revved all around us during a thrilling chase scene. I bumped up the volume of the rear speakers and listened as airplanes flew from behind and over my shoulder before they even showed up on screen. We were also impressed how Dialogue Boost made even whispers clear.
— Jeff Miller, Crutchfield A/V Writer
Simple, intuitive control
Control the system's volume and mute functions using your existing TV, cable, or universal remote. The free Sonos Controller App lets you control PLAYBAR with your smartphone or tablet and allows you to stream music to the PLAYBAR or PLAY:1 speakers even when your TV is off.