A leader in smart speaker system, Sonos never stops reinventing. Ushering in the next era of home audio innovations, it has recently introduced breakthroughs in both hardware and software – the new flagship SONOS PLAY:5 smart speaker and a new speaker-tuning software called Truplay.
The SONOS PLAY:5, elegantly designed from the inside out, delivers the purest, deepest and most vibrant sound yet from Sonos. The speaker delivers an audio experience that transports music aficionados to the studio where the sound is mixed and mastered.
Built with six synchronised, custom-designed drivers, the speaker’s three mid-woofers create smooth mids and deep, powerful lows that go as low as 27Hz, and three tweeters deliver crystal clear highs at any volume. The drivers are strategically placed to create a soundstage that is much wider than expected in a single speaker. What this creates is the precise separation of every vocal and instrumental element in a track.
For the first time, SONOS PLAY:5 has three orientations. In addition to horizontal orientation as a standalone speaker, two SONOS PLAY:5 paired together vertically produce top-of-the-line stereo sound with a focused and intense sweet spot. Paired horizontally, they create a larger stereo image for an immersive, room-filling listening experience.
Boasting an extremely sleek aesthetic with a matte finish, the SONOS PLAY:5 is thoughtfully designed for the home environment with the following features:
- Durable and scratch resistant polycarbonate shell which greatly reduces wireless interference.
- Strategically-placed antennas possess advanced interference rejection to prevent frequency clashes from other wireless signals and ensure that the music remains in perfect sync without dropouts.
- The speakers non-metal composite means it can withstand high-humidity conditions such as bathrooms and kitchens.
The new touch controls offer an intuitive, easy way to play, pause, adjust volume and change the track. Smart sensors make these touch controls responsive to all orientations, so the volume-up is always facing up.
Similar to its predecessor, the new SONOS PLAY:5 works seamlessly with all Sonos smart speakers and adds even greater modularity with the ability to act as rear speakers in home theatre setups with SONOS PLAYBAR® and SONOS SUB™.
Trueplay is a new feature in the Sonos app that will calibrate your speaker to your room. It is a tuning software that allows your speaker to analyse the acoustic profile of any room and fine-tunes itself. Using the Sonos app, the microphone on an iPhone or iPad, and a series of test tones emitted by the Sonos speaker, the system analyses how sound reflects off walls, furnishings, glass and other surfaces in any given room. Sonos then smartly tunes that speaker so the music sounds its very best. The result? Music is liberated so that it sounds great in every room, in every home.
“Our remit at Sonos has evolved from constantly working to improve the general sound of all of our speakers to customising them: first by room, and in the future, by person, activity and content,” said record producer, composer, and Sonos sound experience leader Giles Martin. “We are obsessed with improving the home music experience, which must take into account acoustically unfriendly rooms. Tuning a room is the first of many software enhancements that make the experience richer and more personal for listeners whilst giving artists a whole new creative arena.”
Trueplay will be available first on all SONOS PLAY:1®, SONOS PLAY:3®, SONOS PLAY:5® products and iOS controllers, and will be further added to the Sonos lineup over time.