"Really adds to your Sonos setup"5.0 starson by KGilfillan
Pros: Like cnet say
Cons: Like cnet say
Summary: I bought the sub to accompany the sonos playbar I ordered. The sub arrived before the playbar so I paired it with two play 5's I have in the kitchen until the playbar arrived. Once the playbar arrived I set it up in the bedroom with two play 3's and the playbar.
The delivery was simple, ups dropped it off at my neighbors house(if they would have only know what was in the box). It was packed in a big box, with a box inside around the sonos box, so it was well packed. The outer box was a little too big so there were some tears in it and it made it a little awkward to carry from the neighbors house back to mine. But once I finished unpacking all the boxes the sub was all safe and sound. In the box was the sub, power cord and a flat Ethernet cord. The connections are on the bottom of the sub, one power and one Ethernet connector. I have a wireless bridge so I don't use the Ethernet cables.
Setup was a snap as with all sonos products. I am using a wireless bridge so I just open the sonos app and select add a new device, then press the button on the amp and it joins your sonos setup. Then it asks some questions to optimize sound, the sub plays two sounds and asks which is louder and then it plays the sound and let's you adjust the levels. And that's it, sub is setup and all ready to go.
On both set ups (play 5's and soundbar) the sub takes over the low frequency sounds which allows the other sonos devices to focus on the mids and highs. In my non-professional non-audiophile opinion the sub really allows the other sonos components to shine. It's great for movies with the playbar and music with both the playbar and the play 5's. I was not sure about spending that much on a sub, but now after having it I do not regret the purchase at all. I'd actually highly recommend it.
The sub I got was the glossy sub which really attracts dust and fingerprints if you touch it. I would prefer a matte sub but as it turns out that's not really a choice. Sonos only produced a limited number of matte subs and it doesn't look like they'll be making any more. If they do I'm going to get another one for my kitchen/loft play 5's.
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