It is much more than a wireless “speaker” for mp3. Both this SONOS PLAY: 3, as its fellow U.S. firm, intelligent devices are able to offer on-demand music throughout the house. And best, we can hear the same list of songs in all rooms or customize what we heard from room to room. Other key point systems of SONOS are that they are very easy to install and use. They work wirelessly (just plug them into the stream) and collected songs from any computer or hard drive from the house. We can even listen to playlists you have in Internet music services like Spotify. The teams SONOS be controlled from any computer, mobile or tablet. From these personal displays chose the music playing in every room, we went up or down the volume and add or remove songs.
To get all these advantages we can put a SONOS in each room or simply start its music system with single speaker as the SONOS PLAY: 3. Then we can go slowly adding new equipment in other rooms to mount a “swarm” of stereos synchronized with a touch screen. The SONOS PLAY: 3 is a good choice to start enjoying the music on demand. Compact, powerful and stylish, this little “speaker” offers good sound of a regular room.
One of the aspects that highlight the SONOS PLAY: 3 is its design. And it is a device with an attractive lines and a design that allows placement both vertically and horizontally. This leads to be able to place and fit anywhere in the home, either on a table or stacked on a shelf, bringing the user tone everywhere and adapting intelligently according to the position thanks to its technology. It is also available in white with gray grid more attractive than, or in an elegant black body with graphite grille.
All in a truncated trapezoid body with rounded edges. A clean, attractive and able to adapt to any environment design. The SONOS PLAY: 3 is lightweight and portable. It weighs 2.6 kg in a box of 132 mm high, 260 mm wide and 160 mm thick.
It is also curious distribution of buttons, and it seems that SONOS has wanted to reduce to a minimum the pendant of this team. Thus, only has two buttons, a pause or silence and another to control the volume, located at the top, but more than capable to perform various functions beyond the control of the volume. Similarly, it has left the rear for connections.
As for what really matters, this player SONOS PLAY: 3 offers powerful despite its size and versatility solution. And it is that it has a system of three integrated speakers. Two of them specialists in frequency averages 3 inches, adds to a treble speaker (Tweeter). Each speaker is amplified separately. In total, three digital amplifiers Class D allow for clean and powerful sound with a balanced consumption.
To this we must add a passive radiator that adds a little more body to the music, a box of small size. The team has a system of equalization DSP that helps provide a more natural response to music. While it is always possible to modify these aspects from any control screen (mobile, tablet or PC) to fit on each of the player SONOS PLAY: 3 individually.
In the end, it is a “speaker” which provides a clear and crisp sound of wide range from a size that quite compact. All with enough to enjoy music in any room power but having other additional possibilities such as creating interesting sound envelope if paired with another player PLAY: 3. And it is possible to combine two teams PLAY: 3 to use different channels (left and right) and get an experience stereo standard. Although, if you prefer, you can also install multiple players one to one PLAY: 3 in different rooms of the house and manage it sounds for each of them from the phone.
The SONOS PLAY: 3 is capable of playing songs on the most used and popular formats: MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA, AAC (MPEG4), AAC +, Ogg Vorbis, Audible, Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless) plus WAV and AIFF. With native support for 44.1 kHz, it is also providing additional support for sample rates 48 kHz, 32 kHz, 24 kHz, 22 kHz, 16 kHz, 11 kHz and 8 kHz. Moreover, it offers the possibility to select various playbacks to melt you from one song to another, choosing them randomly or repeat.
The strength of both the SONOS PLAY: 3 as the other teams in the company is operating with many different sources. And it has been designed for wireless access to lists of songs that have stored on any computer connected to the home network. It also works with networked hard or even with the music we have in a tablet or mobile drives.