Recently, we’ve gotten our hands on a review unit of the Sonos ZonePlayer S5. The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 is wireless audio player that comes with five built-in speakers powered by five dedicated digital amplifiers, two tweeters, two midrange drivers and a subwoofer.
We really like how easy it is to set up the sound system. You could literally have the sound system up and running in less than 10 minutes! You just have to connect the S5 and your computer to your home’s wireless network.
It’s really fun to be able to enjoy music by accessing your library from a wireless controller which you can purchase separately. Moreover, you can have different S5s playing different tunes, or you can play the same song on all your speakers. The system’s really designed to be flexible for the user. And for you iPhone users out there, you will be pleased to know that you can transform your iPhone into a controller for the Sonos system by downloading a free app that’s available from the iTunes store. You can still use your iPhone as per normal when you use it as a Sonos controller.
You can connect as many S5s as you like as long as they are in the range of your home’s wireless network. If you find the need to extend the range of your Sonos system and expand your controller’s wireless coverage you can use the ZoneBridge.
Your router has to be connected to a S5 or ZoneBridge in order for the system to work. So if your router is at somewhere where you don’t need the music, you can connect a ZoneBridge to your router instead of a S5.
In essence, the Sonos family of products allows you to overcome physical boundaries in your home and set up a multi-room music system where you can enjoy seamless playback of music without having to go through the trouble of wiring up your whole house.
One lovely feature is that you can have access to most, if not all the internet radio stations around the world. In Singapore where there are only a handful of radio stations, you can imagine our excitement when we can listen to an exotic variety of genres of music – Nu Jazz, Latin, Heavy Metal – you say it, they have it. Moreover, the streaming of the internet radio stations on the S5 is incredibly smooth. Transcend geographical boundaries and enjoy music from all over the world.
Do note that the S5 is only one of the many products in the whole Sonos family of products. There are other speakers designed to suit different needs. Sonos is solely distributed by Tat Chuan Acoustic Pte Ltd. The S5 can be purchased directly from the showroom located at The Adelphi #01-17 as well as at EpiCentre outlets at ION Orchard, Wheelock Place and Marina Bay Sands.
Now, truly enjoy music without boundaries.