Sonos Introduces 5.1 Surround Sound with Software Upgrade

on Wednesday, 23 October 2013. Posted in Knoxville Home Audio

 

This week I am so excited about the new software update from Sonos. Just when I thought the Sonos Playbar Soundbar couldn’t get any better, now the update can turn it into a 5.1 surround system by allowing the Connect Amp to drive two rear channels turning the Soundbar into a 5.1 DTS surround sound system. Before, users would be limited to using the Play:3 speakers, but now you can use other options. I used my existing Sonance Invisible Series speakers for the rear channel and it worked out perfectly. I love that this update gives you complete control on rear channel type and placement. Now the options are truly endless. The software update, which released this month, is quick and only takes about two minutes. Other features with the update allow the mute button to function as play, pause, or skip.

This is why I love Sonos so much. Without having to buy new equipment, they released a whole new set of features that can completely transform already existing speakers.

Sonos also recently introduced the Play:1 just in time for the holidays. This would be the perfect gift for the music lover in your life. It's definitely going on my Christmas list! Its small size doesn't compromise on big sound and it is so easy to use that anyone could figure it out. Wirelessly stream your favorite music from your library or online streaming services and control the Play:1 right from your smart phone. Start with one and over time add a Play:1 in every room to fill your entire home with music.