Sonos Releases Trueplay Tuning Software, New PLAY:5 Smart Speaker


Sonos has introduced new speaker-tuning software called Trueplay and an all-new flagship SONOS PLAY:5 smart speaker. With Trueplay, milli...

Sonos has introduced new speaker-tuning software called Trueplay and an all-new flagship SONOS PLAY:5 smart speaker. With Trueplay, millions of listeners can easily tune their existing Sonos speakers to optimise the sound no matter where the speaker is placed. The new SONOS PLAY:5, designed from the inside out, delivers the purest, deepest, most vibrant sound yet from Sonos. Both Trueplay and the new SONOS PLAY:5 will be available later this year. [caption id="attachment_10651" align="alignright" width="400"]Sonos' Trueplay Sonos' Trueplay[/caption] Trueplay stems from the insight that few homes are acoustically perfect. The placement of the speaker and the room it’s in impacts the way it sounds. In the past, customising speakers has required complex and expensive professional calibration. Now with Trueplay, anyone can tune speakers with the press of a button. Using the Sonos app, the microphone on an iPhone or iPad, and a special tone emitted by the Sonos speaker, the system analyses how sound reflects off walls, furnishings, glass and other surfaces in any given room. Sonos then smartly tunes that speaker so the music sounds its very best. Initially, Trueplay will be available on all SONOS PLAY:1, SONOS PLAY:3, SONOS PLAY:5 products and iOS controllers, and will continue to be added to the Sonos lineup over time. New SONOS PLAY:5, the flagship smart speaker is built with six synchronised, custom-designed drivers. The speaker’s three mid-woofers create smooth mids and deep, powerful lows, and three tweeters deliver crystal clear highs at any volume. [caption id="attachment_10652" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]PLAY5_Black_Living_Room SONOS PLAY:5 has three orientations[/caption] For the first time, SONOS PLAY:5 has three orientations. In addition to horizontal orientation as a standalone speaker, two SONOS PLAY:5s paired together vertically deliver top-of-the-line stereo sound with a focused and intense sweet spot. Paired horizontally, they create a larger stereo image for an immersive, room-filling listening experience. The new SONOS PLAY:5 incorporates an innovative design that allows for the most effective wireless performance, without compromises, to ensure the music remains in perfect sync without dropouts. Just like its predecessor, the new SONOS PLAY:5 works seamlessly with all Sonos smart speakers and adds even greater modularity with the ability to act as rear speakers in home theatre setups with SONOS PLAYBAR and SONOS SUBtm. Control every room in your home with one easy-to-use app that brings together your favourite music services such as Pandora, Spotify, TIDAL, Google Play Music, and Groove. Available in a custom matte black and matte white finish, the all-new SONOS PLAY:5 will retail for £429. www.sonos.com