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Sonos announces $999 multi-room digital music system

Sonos today announced the Sonos ZonePlayer 80 Bundle, the latest addition to its line of wireless multi-room digital music systems. The $999 bundle includes two Sonos ZonePlayer 80s and a Sonos Controller. “The brand new ZP80 Bundle lets you play all your digital music, all over your house, on all your current audio equipment—your home theater, stereo, powered speakers, premium table top radio and more,” says Sonos. “By simply connecting a ZP80 to any amplified audio device in any room, that device is instantly and seamlessly part of a wireless, multi-room digital music system. Plus, you can wirelessly control all your music from the palm of your hand with the industry’s only full-color wireless Controller.”

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Comments

1

Good music choice on the unit :)

Looks cool, but the price tag makes it an impossibility.

Josh

Posted by Josh Powell in VA on April 10, 2006 at 6:43 PM (CDT)

2

nu a slim devices squeezebox instead for 299 dollars. a very good product.high sound quality

Posted by Jim Honsberger on April 10, 2006 at 7:57 PM (CDT)

3

Looks like Jack’s getting some publicity!

This product looks great, but who wants to pay that much? I can live without it.

Posted by March Hare on April 10, 2006 at 8:34 PM (CDT)

4

The Sonos ZonePlayer is definitely a cool system, but until it can play music bought through iTunes, I’ll stick with my AirPort Express.

Posted by Robert Sweet on April 10, 2006 at 9:35 PM (CDT)

5

Yup, you can do it much cheaper. Nevertheless, despite being a critic of this “pricy toy” before, I gave it a try in store the other day. You can actually do quite a number of nifty things with the remote. It is very responsive too, and the size is very good. In fact I was pretty impressed. It does not have too many buttons, but for some reason it feels like it has too many buttons. Plus I did not like the material too much. The plastic feels ok, but not $1000 ok. At least it will not be a scratch magnet. I for one will stick with my airtunes/salling clicker combo for now.

Posted by Bad Beaver on April 11, 2006 at 3:55 AM (CDT)

6

I like the Sonos ZonePlayer, but stick with the AirPort Express or better yet with the Linksys Wireless-G Music Bridge ($78 and it works with any program—media players, games, streamed Internet audio, etc.)

Posted by JOG on April 11, 2006 at 6:21 PM (CDT)

7

This is quite easily the best wireless digital music system on the market. Ease of set-up and use, variable applications and connection possibilities, analogue source inputs, and an easy to use iPod style interface on the handheld remote are just a few reasons why such a price is justified…

Posted by CODACAT on April 11, 2006 at 10:09 PM (CDT)

8

haven’t they made an adapter for the ipod yet that will send tunes wirelessly to the airport express?  this would be a better setup for us ipod users!

Posted by dave on April 12, 2006 at 3:12 AM (CDT)

9

The Sonos rocks.. i’m a user, i investigated all the options and it was no question the winner.. yes you can put pieces together to get 75% of the way there for cheaper… but nothing that my wife would touch and i’d be running tech support for a cobbled system constantly.. the sonos just works. my wife loves it, i love it… 100% happy with my purchase… great company too.. they keep adding features in free updates.

Posted by a guy on April 13, 2006 at 10:29 PM (CDT)

10

How’s this?
Two Airport Expresses ($129 each) and two iPod Hi-Fi’s ($349 each). Adds up to $956, and use your computer!
With this package you also get the speaker….

But if apple were to introduce a new Newton, you could share your music library and navigate right from the newton to your home network!!! Sounds great…..
Or just a wireless iPod that could control the new iPod HiFi (which will have built in airport receiver)!

Posted by hoho on April 15, 2006 at 6:27 AM (CDT)

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