The Sonos music system allows you to easily play music in different rooms of the house and direct it to your iPhone or other mobile device. This overview shows how I use the Sonos Music System and give you the idea you need to get started. There are many ways to configure Sonos. This is one of the many features I like about Sonos … you can decide exactly how to use the system.
Behind the music system is the idea of creating "zones" in the house where you want to hear music. Once the zone is set up, you can control it with the Sonos Controller. There are currently 4 Sonos zones in my house. This allows me to guide the music in my kitchen, my yard, the pool and my office. With Sonos, I have access to more than 100,000 Internet radio stations, and I can even play my own music book. The Sonos Controller allows me to do whatever I want. If I want to listen to my favorite station on the terrace, just pull out my iPhone, select the terrace zone, select the station and press the game.
To create a "Zone" in the house you will need a Sonos Zoneplayer. You have three options for ZonePlayers … between Sonos S5, ZonePlayer 120 and ZonePlayer 90. All of them allow you to play music, but work a bit differently … depending on your needs.
The Sonos S5 ZonePlayer is a portable speaker. This is the first ZonePlayer I've bought and the fastest way to get started with the Sonos program. This ZonePlayer uses home internet to play audio. Connect and use the Sonos Controller to play music through this loudspeaker – all wirelessly. The cool thing about a loudspeaker is that you can move it anywhere in the house and control your internet music.
The ZonePlayer 120, where the Sonos music system shines. This ZonePlayer is for a more advanced setup. The ZP120 is not a loudspeaker but an amplifier. You can use the ZP120 to use the loudspeaker volume. For example, my loudspeakers have been installed in my kitchen ceiling. The cabins' cabins go back to my media cabinet in the living room. The ZP120 is in the media cabin and switches to my kitchen loudspeakers. This creates a Sonos zone in my kitchen. I'm 3 ZP120, each connected to different loudspeakers … the kitchen, the terrace and the swimming pool. This allows me to listen to music on my iPhone for each zone. Again, the ZP120 uses its home to play music via the supplied speakers.
Last but not least ZonePlayer 90. This ZonePlayer allows you to create a Sonos zone on your existing audio device. For example, you can use the ZP90 with your favorite stereo system. The ZP90 does not use an amplifier, but uses stereo energy to play Sonos through stereo loudspeakers. Just plug the 90 into the stereo and you have a Sonos zone. This allows you to control your stereo wirelessly using the Sonos Controller.
If you are looking for a flexible home audio solution, be sure to watch the Sonos music system. This system is very easy to set up and allows you to get the most out of your music.