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Sonos Sub

Wireless subwoofer for compatible Sonos speakers and components (White)

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The Sonos SUB makes it easy to get incredibly compelling sound from your movies, TV shows, and music. Two force-canceling woofers positioned face-to-face in the cabinet deliver powerful, crystal-clear bass with minimal vibration. You can adjust the SUB to tailor the sound to your specific room with the free Sonos controller app for Apple® and Android™ devices. Use the SUB with a PLAYBAR to create a powerful home theater sound system. You can also use it with a PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5, or CONNECT:AMP music player to add some extra bass to your music.

Sonos SUB

With a Sonos PLAYBAR, the SUB can give your movie and TV soundtracks real presence (TV and PLAYBAR not included).

Deep, powerful bass

The Sonos SUB makes it easy to get incredibly compelling sound from your movies, TV shows, and music. Two force-canceling woofers positioned face-to-face in the cabinet deliver powerful, crystal-clear bass with minimal vibration. You can adjust the SUB to tailor the sound to your specific room with the free Sonos controller app for Apple® and Android™ devices. Use the SUB with a PLAYBAR to create a powerful home theater sound system. You can also use it with a PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5, or CONNECT:AMP music player to add some extra bass to your music.

One-button wireless setup

Just like the rest of the Sonos family, the Sonos SUB is a breeze to get up and running. Place the SUB in the room where you want more bass from your compatible Sonos component and press the button. The SUB connects to other Sonos players wirelessly, just like that. And because it doesn't need a wired connection to your speakers or the Sonos player, you can place the SUB just about anywhere in your room.

Product Highlights:

  • wireless subwoofer for Sonos PLAYBAR, PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5, and CONNECT:AMP
  • two force-canceling woofers for deep, rich bass with no cabinet buzz or rattle
  • two Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly match the woofers and acoustic architecture
  • dual acoustic ports for enhanced bass performance
  • communicates with other players via wireless network or wired Ethernet connections
  • automatically adjusts audio settings to balance the SUB with your existing Sonos players
  • control your Sonos system with a free app for your smartphone or tablet
  • requires use of a PLAYBAR, PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5, or CONNECT:AMP
  • can sit upright or lay flat
  • Ethernet jack
  • requires AC power, power cable included
  • 15-7/8"W x 15-3/8"H x 6-5/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Powered subwoofer (gloss black)
  • 6.5' AC power cord (non-polarized C7 plug)
  • Four self-adhesive felt feet
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Product Information

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Sonus Sub 1: The Sonus Sub 1 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:1, Play:3, & Play:5, plus the Sonos Connect:Amp & Playbar (all sold separately). It does not work with un-amplified Sonos players, such as the Connect (ZP90).

Woofer & Amplifier Design: The Sonus Sub 1 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 Sub's performance.

Wireless Connection: The Sonus Sub 1 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 also works on SonosNet, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network dedicated exclusively for your Sonos system to reduce WiFi interference.

Setup: Once 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 settings.

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 Sonus Sub 1 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 included.

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 requirements:

  • 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 wireless router in your home network. If you don't have a wireless router, you will need to purchase and install one before setting up your system.
  • You will need the Sonos Controller application for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 4.3+, or the Sonos Controller software program for Windows PC 7-up and Mac OS x 10.10-up.
  • 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 connection.
  • 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.
  • Make sure all of your Sonos components have the latest software update installed.
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. Click 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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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

needed it to complete my system [ Samuel  Nov 05, 2018 ]
I got the whole system. I haven't heard the sub outside of a Costco near me, so i'm excited to see and feel what she can do. [ Rodney  Oct 27, 2018 ]
Combination of Sonos' reputation and Crutchfield's price and return policy. [ Ronald  Oct 22, 2018 ]
Reviews and research [ Christopher  Sep 17, 2018 ]
Owner knows how to use Sonos equipment. [ A  Sep 17, 2018 ]
The Sonos Sub will be used to complement an existing Sonos Playbar & Play 3 surround system in my living room. [ Emery  Sep 12, 2018 ]
Filling out the rest of my system [ Christopher  Aug 28, 2018 ]
Sonos wireless integration of audio products for home is exemplary in todays marketplace [ Vicko  Aug 24, 2018 ]
Love sonos [ Steven De  Aug 01, 2018 ]
must have for my new home theatre setup to add to my samsung quantum dot suhdtv set up. [ ANDREW ST  Jul 14, 2018 ]
Sonos is so easy to use and sounds great - converting entire house to Sonos [ James  Jul 11, 2018 ]
I love Sonos and I am adding this to my existing system [ Marc  Jul 07, 2018 ]
It was part of the 5.1 package and they sound amazing. [ Bryan  Jun 13, 2018 ]
Already own one for one room and I am setting up a 2nd system in another. Very impressive base for such a small package. Easy to set up using the app. [ Ronald  Jun 11, 2018 ]
reviews are good [ Andy  Jun 03, 2018 ]
Sound quality of the Sonos 5 is far better than most stereos below $5K, plus the ease of use, the internet capabilities, pandora, iTunes and more via iPhone or ipad and wifi connection beats Bluetooth, plus no clutter. Impressive bass from the 5s, expecting earthquake-like bass from the sub. Have since sold my clutter of very fine sounding dynaco preamp, peachtree amp, kef 900s and Klipsch sub, it's simply outdated tech. [ Mark  May 22, 2018 ]
building a 5.1 ...requires the 0.1!!! [ Scott  May 20, 2018 ]
Sonos Integration. I am worried about color in photo, seems different from other item descriptions. [ Oscar  Apr 10, 2018 ]
i have sounder & 2play 1"s [ EUGENE F  Mar 21, 2018 ]
Already have one and works great [ Stephen  Mar 18, 2018 ]
I have some Play:3 speakers and I would like to complete my 5.1 setup. [ Clint M.  Mar 13, 2018 ]
Color and sound [ STEVEN  Feb 15, 2018 ]
Have sonos player and sonos 1's and love them. Just need a bit more base. [ cooptup  Feb 02, 2018 ]
the Sound bar needs it badly! [ Jennifer  Dec 26, 2017 ]
Want to increase the bass in sports viewing and movie watching. The playbar does a great job and looking to expand the sound experience. [ Thomas  Dec 15, 2017 ]
I wanted bass for watching movies and music listening, it gave a deeper sound which i prefer [ Ron  Nov 01, 2017 ]
Because I have the sound bar and it's lonely. [ TODD  Sep 23, 2017 ]
Love that base! [ KATHRYN J  Sep 17, 2017 ]
To enhance the bass range of my system. [ James  Sep 16, 2017 ]
To complete and complement the sound of my playbase. [ Gerald  Sep 15, 2017 ]
go with playbase [ Michael A.  Sep 09, 2017 ]
Purchased with sound bar for enhancement [ Donald  Sep 05, 2017 ]
Adding to my existing sonos speakers [ John  Sep 03, 2017 ]
Awesome reviews [ Timothy  Aug 18, 2017 ]
Heard one in a store ! [ LEON  Jul 26, 2017 ]
Sound, style and performance. [ Devin  Jul 17, 2017 ]
Love my Sonos Play 1 system and want to beef up the lows and sound depth [ james  Jul 04, 2017 ]
to go with playbar [ Rondal  Jul 01, 2017 ]
Based on excellent reviews, and to go along with other Songs products I own. [ Chima  Jun 18, 2017 ]
Upgrading from older bose system with wires everywhere to this for the hope of sound quality and wireless. [ MICHAEL J  Jun 17, 2017 ]
To add to my playbar and this is something that doesn't go on sale very often. [ Tim  Jun 14, 2017 ]
It matches my other Sonos speakers and sounds amazing! [ J  Jun 13, 2017 ]
completes my set [ Billy  Jun 12, 2017 ]
Finally caved and purchased on a rare sale after several other friends already bought the Sub. Exceptional unit! [ CHRIS  Jun 08, 2017 ]
Sonos makes a great system [ EDGAR  Jun 07, 2017 ]
Sonos is without a doubt the best system for the house. The sound is amazing and setup is extremely simple. This is my 5th Sonos speaker for the house and probably not my last. [ Scott  Jun 06, 2017 ]
I have one and recommended to buy one for my parents. [ DEVIN JAMIESON  Jun 05, 2017 ]
To complete my Sonos 5.1 surround sound setup experience. [ JOIE A  Jun 04, 2017 ]
Add to sonos sound bar [ Steve  Jun 04, 2017 ]
Paired with three Sonos 3's in a one bedroom apartment. Fantastic sound! The sub really adds some bottom end to an already great sounding system. It's an expensive addition but well worth it in my opinion. [ MARK  May 22, 2017 ]
great reviews, plus very pleased with prior Sonos Playbase purchase [ KEITH L  May 14, 2017 ]
Very good ratings and i have other sonos products [ Robert  May 12, 2017 ]
I currently own the soundbar and a pair of play1, this completes the set. [ Sam  May 06, 2017 ]
It is especially useful for the Sonos system because it adds great depth and presence to the sound. [ DAN  May 06, 2017 ]
From the reviews and your good reputation. [ rex  Apr 25, 2017 ]
Complements other components for fuller sound [ Stan  Apr 04, 2017 ]
have the play 1 and love it [ gregory  Mar 29, 2017 ]
Match to Sonos Sound Bar. Bar not as effective without it. [ William  Mar 29, 2017 ]
Add to the Play 5 speakers [ David  Mar 19, 2017 ]
I wanted to complement my 2 Play 1's [ Kliwks  Mar 09, 2017 ]
I have the sound bar but need more bass. [ Stephen  Mar 04, 2017 ]
sounds great [ SUZETTE  Feb 18, 2017 ]
Need bass [ Matthew  Feb 06, 2017 ]
reviews [ Patrick  Jan 12, 2017 ]
Friend recommendation. [ H Wayne  Jan 04, 2017 ]
Integrates the with Sonos system easily. wireless. [ Juan  Jan 01, 2017 ]
To compliment Sonos Plaaybar [ Kirk  Dec 31, 2016 ]
Own this system for my bedroom, wanted the exact same setup for my studio. Excellent quality sound no matter the volume level. [ BONNIE T.  Dec 30, 2016 ]
To complement the soundbar which is the best I've ever heard. The soundbar is amazing by itself - I can only imagine what the sonos soundbar sounds like with this sub added on! [ Eric  Dec 29, 2016 ]
Great product [ robert  Dec 28, 2016 ]
I needed this purchase to complete my tv listening sound system. [ Clifford  Dec 26, 2016 ]
Appropriate companion to Playbar and wireless [ Leslie  Dec 26, 2016 ]
Part of the sonos sound bar set up, to get that 3.1 surround sound [ ken  Dec 24, 2016 ]
Because I'm all about that bass. [ Bryan  Dec 21, 2016 ]
To complete the Sonos 5.1 surround system, I already have the Soundbar and 2 Sonos 3 speakers as a 3.1 Surround system [ Satya  Dec 20, 2016 ]
Sonos products are awesome. [ David  Dec 17, 2016 ]
In process of downsizing. This looks like a simpler solution for my smaller living room. [ Ken  Dec 11, 2016 ]
Flexibility of Sonos system. [ Jack  Dec 09, 2016 ]
The Playbar and the Sub are reviewed as stellar components. I already have a Connect and a couple of kitchen Play 1's, so this will improve my TV/movie sound and also allow me to play my music in the TV room. The flexibility is really amazing. [ Dennis  Dec 09, 2016 ]
I have used Sonos speakers for several years now, as well as buying them as gifts our adult children. Everyone uses them ( I haven't seen one in a box in the basement). Easy setup and updates, sound great and look great! [ CRAIG  Dec 08, 2016 ]
Needed the SUB to compliment the PLAYBAR [ Donald  Dec 06, 2016 ]
To complete my TV speaker system setup as well as usage for my house in general. [ gurinderpaul  Dec 01, 2016 ]
I have bought a number of Sonos products from Crutchfield and have been pleased with them and Crutchfield. [ WILLIAM B  Nov 29, 2016 ]
This completes my Sonos sound system (playbar, 2 play 1s, now a sub). [ Ramon  Nov 29, 2016 ]
Outstanding sound. I compared to the new Bose sound bar and sub and I liked the sound from the sub better; unbelievable deeper, richer base., [ Miguel  Nov 29, 2016 ]
small size for satellite speaker [ MIKE  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Adding to existing Sonos ecosystem. [ GREG  Nov 21, 2016 ]
A sonos playbar without this a sonos sub is like a man without a woman :-). It's just not complete. [ Anh  Nov 18, 2016 ]
Just part of my Sonos home theater. [ David  Nov 12, 2016 ]
I own the playbar and was looking to enhance the experience [ JOHN  Oct 11, 2016 ]
part of home entertainment center [ J  Sep 23, 2016 ]
My other Sonos components are a delight. Looking forward to building out the system. [ Benjamin  Sep 10, 2016 ]
It is Awesome!! [ Steve  Sep 08, 2016 ]
This is my 3rd Sub from Sonos. Excellent product, great sound and very reliable. Pricey tho! [ John  Oct 21, 2018 ]
The rest of my house is white [ Gary  Sep 21, 2018 ]
I love Sonos and I am adding this to my existing system [ Marc  Jul 07, 2018 ]
This will complete my Sonos set up. Love these products. [ Derrick  Mar 11, 2018 ]
To complete a system with my Sonos One speakers. [ Stephen  Mar 05, 2018 ]
Purchased the Sonos Sub to compliment a pair of older model Play 5 speakers. Wonderful addition to upgrade the sound. The Sonos app is one of the easiest apps to use, makes it enjoyable to listen to music all day. [ Jeffrey  Feb 16, 2018 ]
Love Sonos simplicity / building a whole system [ PAUL  Feb 15, 2018 ]
I have the Speakers and the sub, this is the last addition to the system! [ Gustavo  Dec 12, 2017 ]
White sub to pair with white Sonos one. If you want your speaker to stand out, white is the color to go. If you want it blend in the back ground, get black. [ Hailong  Nov 21, 2017 ]
already have [ B  Nov 02, 2017 ]
Adding the unit to an all white modern kitchen/family room to enhance the sound from the Sonos Sounndbar on a 65" OLED TV. [ RAYMOND  Sep 17, 2017 ]
Sonos has an amazing product, this sub is being paired with the white playbase. I own 5 Sonos speakers in my household and I have never been dissatisfied. [ Antonio  Aug 04, 2017 ]
Add sub to existing Sonos products. White will fit better in decor [ William  Jun 16, 2017 ]
To compliment the playbar I've had since 2006. [ John  Jun 14, 2017 ]
building a full-house Sonos system [ Andrew  Jun 04, 2017 ]
Excellent Reviews from many on line sires [ THOMAS R  May 20, 2017 ]
I like sonos for everything. The sound and functionality is great [ Jose  Apr 10, 2017 ]
The Great price that I was waiting for ! [ KEVIN  Dec 20, 2016 ]

3 questions already asked

no idea, but the sub is great with Sonos one' the house [ Gary  Jan 02, 2018 ]
You would need to output to something like the connect to get it into the sonos wifi system. [ Steven  Jan 02, 2018 ]
No, sorry, this sub is specific to the Sonos wireless music system. [ Steve  Jan 02, 2018 ]
I think the sub connects to the Sonos SoundBar / system via a proprietary wireless interface. I doubt it would work with non Sonos products, but Sonos could tell you for sure. [ William  Jan 02, 2018 ]
No, this sub is part of the Sonos ecosystem and will not work with other brands of speakers/sound bars. [ David  Jan 02, 2018 ]
I don't think that tis would be a problem. No sharp edges and nothing to really grab on to. [ JOHN B  Jun 21, 2017 ]
Looking at the opening in the center of the sub, the speakers are on each side inside that opening. Although it would be difficult, small hands could get in there. If you could look at one in a store like Best Buy it might help you to make a decision. [ Dennis  Jun 20, 2017 ]
Although my kids are now older, I don't see that a curious two-year-olds could damage the speaker. The cones are actually recessed slightly inside of the center hole, so a little one would really have to get their whole hand in. Even so, I reached in myself just out of curiosity and it doesn't seem to be very fragile. I love the sound out of this speaker. [ CHRISTOPHER J  Jun 20, 2017 ]
Yes, the Sonos SUB can pair up with each of your Sonos:Connect Amp's. You can simply press the "Join" button on the side of the Sub in order to sync with a specific Connect:Amp in your home; and then you can reconfigure the audio and room association settings from the Sonos Controller App if you move the Sub or pair it with another Connect:Amp. I hope that helps! My bio: [ Larry  Sep 18, 2016 ]  Staff

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