Home entertainment systems have come a long way, from huge stereo systems back in the 90s, to stylish iPod docks today. Enter the Zoneplayer S5 by Sonos, expanding their line of awesome music products.
The Zoneplayer S5 is the ideal product for the techie audiophile. We have always looked at Sonos products with excitement, ever since the first Sonos Digital Music System. Sonos products stream music wirelessly to rooms in your home, over a proprietary network called SonosNet. Wait, don’t just diss it just yet. The advantage this brings is that it’s different from your home Wifi network, thus no possibility of interference from other devices, and you can crank up that symphony without worrying about disturbances ruining the mood.
The Zoneplayer is a 5-driver speaker, powered by 5 digital amplifiers, including 2 tweeters, 2 mid-range drivers and 1 subwoofer. These days it’s all about small sizes and big sound, though when you go big, often time the quality suffers. The technology in the Zoneplayer makes sure that you won’t have that issue.
The Zoneplayer supports a lot of audio formats including Flac, Apple lossless And Ogg Vorbis. There’s also support for internet radio and a plethora of services such as Napster, the increasingly awesome Pandora, Rhapsody, Sirius, and Spotify. m3u, pls and wpl playlists are also supported. Controlling the Zoneplayer is as easy as installing the iPhone/iPod Touch app, or via the touchscreen remote.
Check out their video to see the Zoneplayer S5 in action, and see the innovative ways you can control several Zoneplayers placed strategically in your home simultaneously. It can be yours today for a cool $399.00.
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