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Sonos Sub $599, $100 off direct from Sonos

hbriz 81 March 19, 2013 at 09:54 AM in Tech & Electronics (4) More Sonos Deals
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Got this email today from Sonos:

"We’ve recently adjusted production plans to focus exclusively on the Gloss version of our SUB, but are making a limited supply of Black Matte units available to loyal Sonos owners for $599 over the next two weeks.

All orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first served basis."

Link: http://www.sonos.com/shop/products/sub

Must choose Matte Black color. Free shipping and 45 day return. Works with Sonos Amp, Play 3 and Play 5. Regular price from all dealers is $699. Haven't seen sales on any Sonos products before (except the free bridge deal).

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It's not really $100 off, it's the Matte version which cost $100 less for them to make. I will be getting one however. Recently upgraded to the Playbar and OMG is it a difference especially with the sub glossy. I plan on putting another Playbar in the man cave where this sub will go perfectly.
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Does the sub do more than just add base? For instance, if using a play:5, does it take the lows away from the play:5 and let the play:5 focus more on the mids and highs?
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This price is available for anyone on sonos.com so all that stuff about loyal customers is BS.
Plus there are at least three CB sites offering 10% cash back.
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What CB sites? Making it closer to $500 actually makes me consider it.
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Quote from imhotep6 View Post :
It's not really $100 off, it's the Matte version which cost $100 less for them to make. I will be getting one however. Recently upgraded to the Playbar and OMG is it a difference especially with the sub glossy. I plan on putting another Playbar in the man cave where this sub will go perfectly.
thanks for the feedback on Playbar. i currently have Sonos Play 3 and 5 speakers scattered throughout and love them! i've been holding off on the Playbar until I read more user reviews. so far, it doesn't seem to disappoint. nod

the one feature i'd like to hear more about is the "surround" sound with Playbar x Play 3 (sucks that Play 5 isn't compatible). i have also yet to buy the Sub 'cause i don't have much experience with subwoofers or bass sounds.
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Quote from peanutty View Post :
thanks for the feedback on Playbar. i currently have Sonos Play 3 and 5 speakers scattered throughout and love them! i've been holding off on the Playbar until I read more user reviews. so far, it doesn't seem to disappoint. nod

the one feature i'd like to hear more about is the "surround" sound with Playbar x Play 3 (sucks that Play 5 isn't compatible). i have also yet to buy the Sub 'cause i don't have much experience with subwoofers or bass sounds.
I had the playbar and returned it. I'm like you a few Play5s and Play3s. No sub though as I couldn't justify the cost (maybe I will with this though).

Ultimately the surround worked, surprisingly well in fact, but unless you can ensure 5.1 source is piped directly into it over optical (something most TVs won't do from external sources, despite Sonos' suggestion that's how you wire it up, so you need a switch) you will only get simulated surround sound. I tried it out just manually plugging it in to my PS3 and Xbox and while it sounded pretty good to my ears but I couldn't justify the $700 + sub cost + TOSLINK switch (I've got 6 components) for it when it sounded a bit shallow compared to my current receiver+speaker setup (even had the fiance see if she could tell the difference and she readily appreciated the traditional speakers).

So if you don't have a surround setup or you're looking to replace your TV's speakers it's a good option, especially if you want the wireless setup and you also want a Sonos component in your living room (say vs a connect). But ultimately for the total cost (less for you if you have the Play3s already, but still $1300) it's a hard sell, especially when there are full 3.1 soundbars with better input options for 1/4 of the price and if you really want wireless rear speakers Vizio has something due out soon that will cost less than half this.

I love the idea, but the execution and performance weren't worth the price to me.
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Same price on Amazon....or will be in a few days.
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Quote from wbpartridge View Post :
I had the playbar and returned it. I'm like you a few Play5s and Play3s. No sub though as I couldn't justify the cost (maybe I will with this though).

Ultimately the surround worked, surprisingly well in fact, but unless you can ensure 5.1 source is piped directly into it over optical (something most TVs won't do from external sources, despite Sonos' suggestion that's how you wire it up, so you need a switch) you will only get simulated surround sound. I tried it out just manually plugging it in to my PS3 and Xbox and while it sounded pretty good to my ears but I couldn't justify the $700 + sub cost + TOSLINK switch (I've got 6 components) for it when it sounded a bit shallow compared to my current receiver+speaker setup (even had the fiance see if she could tell the difference and she readily appreciated the traditional speakers).

So if you don't have a surround setup or you're looking to replace your TV's speakers it's a good option, especially if you want the wireless setup and you also want a Sonos component in your living room (say vs a connect). But ultimately for the total cost (less for you if you have the Play3s already, but still $1300) it's a hard sell, especially when there are full 3.1 soundbars with better input options for 1/4 of the price and if you really want wireless rear speakers Vizio has something due out soon that will cost less than half this.

I love the idea, but the execution and performance weren't worth the price to me.
thanks for the great feedback! Big Grin repped.

i currently don't have any home audio setup. so, as i'm only used to TV speakers, anything beyond that would probably sound pretty impressive.

i've only been looking at wireless systems, and when i read about the Playbar coming out, it seemed like it would be the perfect setup. but because i'd also want the Sub plus another Play 3, the final price has been keeping me on the fence. (as you stated, there are plenty of other great soundbars and wired systems for less.)
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Quote from wbpartridge View Post :
I had the playbar and returned it. I'm like you a few Play5s and Play3s. No sub though as I couldn't justify the cost (maybe I will with this though).

Ultimately the surround worked, surprisingly well in fact, but unless you can ensure 5.1 source is piped directly into it over optical (something most TVs won't do from external sources, despite Sonos' suggestion that's how you wire it up, so you need a switch) you will only get simulated surround sound. I tried it out just manually plugging it in to my PS3 and Xbox and while it sounded pretty good to my ears but I couldn't justify the $700 + sub cost + TOSLINK switch (I've got 6 components) for it when it sounded a bit shallow compared to my current receiver+speaker setup (even had the fiance see if she could tell the difference and she readily appreciated the traditional speakers).

So if you don't have a surround setup or you're looking to replace your TV's speakers it's a good option, especially if you want the wireless setup and you also want a Sonos component in your living room (say vs a connect). But ultimately for the total cost (less for you if you have the Play3s already, but still $1300) it's a hard sell, especially when there are full 3.1 soundbars with better input options for 1/4 of the price and if you really want wireless rear speakers Vizio has something due out soon that will cost less than half this.

I love the idea, but the execution and performance weren't worth the price to me.
So would the playbar work as a dedicated sonos wi-fi component or did it have to physically be connected to a tv or similar device via a digital audio cable? Hence, not really wi-fi capable.
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Quote from peanutty View Post :
thanks for the great feedback! Big Grin repped.

i currently don't have any home audio setup. so, as i'm only used to TV speakers, anything beyond that would probably sound pretty impressive.

i've only been looking at wireless systems, and when i read about the Playbar coming out, it seemed like it would be the perfect setup. but because i'd also want the Sub plus another Play 3, the final price has been keeping me on the fence. (as you stated, there are plenty of other great soundbars and wired systems for less.)
I was impressed, just not enough for the cost and the input issues especially compared to my existing setup. The point I'd make is that if you're not going to pass DD 5.1 to the soundbar (again most TVs won't do this from an external source due to being HDCP compliant) then you can hold off on the other Play3 since you'll only get stereo out. I know from listening to a friends though the Sub helps a lot.

If you're looking for other options, check out the Sony HT-CT150 3D Sound Bar System, it's $300 but you can find it for as low as $250. It's 3.1, has 3 HDMI inputs. I bought one for my mom and it's a great improvement over TV speakers. Outside of that you could wait for the Vizio S4251W for $330 which will include wireless rear speakers. I'll admit the Sony system isn't as good as the Playbar but it's $1,000 less.

Quote from suds2 View Post :
So would the playbar work as a dedicated sonos wi-fi component or did it have to physically be connected to a tv or similar device via a digital audio cable? Hence, not really wi-fi capable.
It can work as a Sonos wi-fi component. It's similar to the Play 5 or Play 3 expect there's some extra settings for it in the software and it has an optical input (like the Play 5 has a 3.5mm input).

As far as sound though I've found the Play 5 to be better, or two Play 3s in stereo pairing even. Something with the audio sounds a bit less dense/solid. So if you're looking at it more for that alone, there's better ways to spend the money.

I'll say this makes sense for someone looking to add a sonos component and also improve their tv sound quality. If you have something in the den or bedroom it's a great option. You get a good quality soundbar and a sonos component all in one which makes the price easier to swallow. The issue is that for each task there are better and cheaper options so it only works if you need both.
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Quote from 120 Minute Man View Post :
What CB sites? Making it closer to $500 actually makes me consider it.
Try google 'sonos cash back' or use 'cash back holic.com' without spaces.

Update: it is OOS anyway
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By the way, it's now available on Amazon for pre-order

http://www.amazon.com/SONOS-Wirel...+sub+matte
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As other have mentioned, the Playbar works fine as a stand alone Sonos Hi Fi system, but if that is the purpose then the Play 5 would work better. I had a play 5 as my sound bar for a few months and worked great. Purchased the Playbar and there is no going back. I am probably one of the few whose TV doesn't take a dolby digital signal and turn it into a stereo signal through the output, so everything it sends to the Playbar is in Dolby digital. The Sub added with it shakes the house and the volume is turned down to low. Sounds are crystal clear. My recommendation is to find a HDMI connector that will send the video feed to the TV but has an optical out to send sound to the Playbar. Another option if you don't have a blu ray player yet is the Samsung 6500. IT has two HDMI inputs and one output, but does also have a digital output.
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