Sonos PLAYBASE User Manual PLAYBASE specs






Ten Class-D digital amplifiers.


Ten amplified speaker drivers—six midrange and three tweeters and one woofer.

System Requirements

TV with optical audio output, broadband Internet, and the Sonos app.


Music Services Supported

Sonos works seamlessly with most music services, including Apple Music™, Google Play Music, Pandora, Spotify and Radio by TuneIn, as well as downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. Service availability varies by region. For a complete list, see

Internet Radio Supported

Streaming MP3, HLS/AAC, WMA

Audio Formats Supported

TV support for Dolby Digital and PCM. Music support for compressed MP3, AAC (without DRM), WMA without DRM (including purchased Windows Media downloads), AAC (MPEG4), AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless) music files, as well as uncompressed WAV and AIFF files. Native support for 44.1kHz sample rates. Additional support for 48kHz, 32kHz, 24kHz, 22kHz, 16kHz, 11kHz, and 8kHz sample rates. MP3 supports all rates except 11kHz and 8kHz. Note: Apple “FairPlay”, WMA DRM and WMA Lossless formats not currently supported. Previously purchased Apple “FairPlay” DRM-protected songs may be upgraded.

Album Art Supported


Playback Modes

Crossfade, shuffle, repeat

Playlists Supported

iTunes, Napster, WinAmp, and Windows Media Player (.m3u, .pls, .wpl)


Ethernet Port

One 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port

Wireless Connectivity

Connects to your home WiFi network with any 802.11 b/g/n router. 802.11n only network configurations are not supported—you can either change the router settings to 802.11 b/g/n or connect a Sonos product to your router.

SonosNet™ Extender

Functions to extend and enhance the power of SonosNet, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network dedicated exclusively for your Sonos system to reduce WiFi interference.


Touch Controls

Touch interface with Volume +/-, Play/Pause, Next Track, Previous Track; swipe horizontally across the touch controls to skip to the next track or previous track.

Top Panel LEDs

Indicates PLAYBASE status

Power Supply

100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, auto-switchable

Dimensions (H x W x D)

2.20 x 28.35 x 14.96 in. (56 x 720 x 380 mm)


21.5 lbs. (9.8 kg)

Operating Temperature

32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)

Storage Temperature

4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)

Package Contents

PLAYBASE, AC power cord, Ethernet cable, optical audio cable, quickstart guide, warranty and regulatory booklet.


  • Use your existing TV, cable or universal remote to control PLAYBASE volume and mute.

  • Download the free Sonos app to control PLAYBASE from your smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac.

  • Use the touch controls on the PLAYBASE (see Controls section above for more info.)

Supported Devices

PLAYBASE works with all amplified and non-amplified Sonos products. PLAYBASE connects to your TV using a single optical cable and plays all sources connected to the TV, including cable boxes and game consoles.

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