Sonos Digital Music System Video
The Sonos Digital Music System BU130, with new firmware that lets you use Rhapsody and Pandora, remains a slick, affordable solution for distributing music throughout your house.
The latest Sonos bundle is another excellent multi-room digital audio system, but competing offerings from Logitech and Apple are giving it a run for its money.
Get a first look at this Sonos 2-room digital audio system.
With its ZP80 bundle, Sonos has done what fans of its highly regarded multiroom Digital Music System have requested all along: ditched the built-in amp of the ZP100, added digital audio outputs, and lowered the price.
The Sonos Connect adds streaming digital audio to any stereo system. The Sonos Connect:Amp provides streaming digital audio to any room--you just need to supply the speakers.
An excellent touch-screen remote and equally usable iPhone remote app breathe new life into Sonos's excellent multiroom digital audio system.
Our editors give you a sneak peek at the Sonos Digital Music System from the floor at CES.
The IntelliTouch EOS Digital Wireless Multi-Room Audio System is a reasonable choice for wireless iPod audio, if you can get past the system's occasionally shoddy range performance and overall mediocre sound quality.
The ZonePlayer S5 shrinks the Sonos streaming music experience down to a compact single-speaker system with great sound, which you can control from any iPhone or iPod Touch.
Philips's Streamium SL300i lets you enjoy your digital video, images, and audio in any room of the house.
Sonos Digital Music System (ZP100 bundle) Review
The good: The Sonos Digital Music System is sleekly designed and easy to set up, and its wireless, color-screen remote allows you to access your music from anywhere in the house. The Sonos system is also easily expandable (to as many as 32 rooms); it has a built-in 50-watt-per-channel amp, analog audio inputs for streaming music from other sources, and impressive sound quality. Lastly, Sonos has integrated the subscription-based Rhapsody music service right into the system (no PC required), which means you have access to thousands of songs the moment you turn your system on and activate the one-month free trial. This is the first time Mac users have been able to use Rhapsody.
The bad: Somewhat expensive; no digital audio output; remote's rechargeable battery isn't removable; doesn't play protected WMA or AAC files.
The bottom line: This, the original Sonos Digital Music System, is still a very slick solution for affordably distributing your music throughout your house. But if you already count an amplifier or an A/V receiver as part of your existing music system, the ampless Sonos ZP80 bundle is a better bet.
Sonos Digital Music System (ZP100 bundle) Specs
Manufacturer: Sonos, Inc.
Part number: zpintro
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