05.02.15

Sonos Introduces Limited Edition Blue Note Play:1

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Sonos has unveiled the Sonos PLAY:1 Blue Note Limited Edition to commemorate 75 years and counting of Blue Note Records and a memorable y...

Sonos has unveiled the Sonos PLAY:1 Blue Note Limited Edition to commemorate 75 years and counting of Blue Note Records and a memorable year of collaborations with the famed record label. [caption id="attachment_8035" align="alignright" width="280"]Sono's Limited Edition Blue Note Play:1 Sonos' Limited Edition Blue Note Play:1[/caption] "Music is meant to convey an emotional message to the listener. You don't want anything interfering with that message and Sonos shares Blue Note's dedication to this," says Blue Note President, Don Was. "Fidelity is true. Give me the truth." Coming soon to Sonos.com, the Blue Note PLAY:1 puts jazz artists on stage in the  home and illustrates the companies’ shared dedication to high fidelity. “We wanted to create an expression of Blue Note’s singular style while embracing all the idiosyncrasies of a live performance,” says Sonos VP of Design Tad Toulis. “This mindset led us to the design solution—one which captures a singular moment in the act of creation.” Crafted with a custom color developed through hand-painting techniques and strategic use of robots, the speaker’s finish features a vertical fade from dark navy to cerulean blue. The Blue Note PLAY:1 comes with the Blue Note on Sonos radio station built into the main menu in the Sonos app, powered by TuneIn. Sonos is offering a year of Blue Note programming with three curated channels within the station:
  • Artist Selects: Available exclusively on the Blue Note PLAY:1, listen vinyl-style to handpicked selections from the greats like Robert Glasper, Jose James, Terence Blanchard, Ambrose Akinmusire, Lionel Loueke, and Don Was himself, who has curated 125 of his personal favorites.
  • Born in Blue: Showcases legendary Blue Note artists and those who have sampled them for mixes that celebrate the intersection of modern music and legendary jazz.
  • Blue Note 101: Starts with the inception of Blue Note and follows its progression to becoming an iconic label over more than 75 years.
Sonos manufactured 4,100 Blue Note PLAY:1 units, all of which will be sold exclusively on Sonos.com for $250 USD, $280 CAD, €250, and £220, while quantities last. Timing for availability of purchase will be released in the coming weeks. www.sonos.com/BlueNote