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    Why is the face of "white" sonos5 black.? If I wanted black I would buy the black version   (8 Answers)

    By Bobo February 6, 2016.

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      This was done just to annoy you and to make sure it doesnt match your asthetic desires. Sonos will make sure and call before their next manufacturing decision and ensure you approve. Maybe put some white tape over your keyboard so you cant put this stuff on the internet.

      By moosepoop March 25, 2016.

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      Subwoofer?   (10 Answers)

      Would you want to add the subwoofer or are a pair truly excellent on their own?

      By Anonymous December 6, 2015.

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        I have a pair of the new Play 5's and was considering adding the sub but after doing some manual adjustments and increasing the bass level on the built in EQ I don't believe I need one. For normal music listening they put out more than enough bass. I did speak with Sonos though and they confirmed that when paired with a sub the crossover levels are adjusted on the play 5's taking some pressure off the woofers and allowing them to handle more of the mid bass. I would be curious to hear it but you do not "need" the sub to enjoy great bass.

        By NewSonosFan March 18, 2016.

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        1) Is the mesh on front metal or fabric; 2) is the base adequate, or does one need a sub? Tks   (10 Answers)

        By Anonymous April 3, 2016.

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          It is actually plastic. It used to be metal on the old version but they found that the antenna was had interference in the new design so they changed it to a hard plastic. It feels like metal but it isn't. As far as the base, no sub needed. I think the sub would be great for the playbar or the play 1 or play 3. But the play 5 just doesn't need it in my opinion. It hits hard without it.

          By AML April 3, 2016.

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          Does it work on battery power - if so what kind?   (11 Answers)

          By Anonymous June 7, 2016.

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            The speakers are wirelessly connected to computer/phone/tablet, but require a power cord to electric outlet.

            By Claudia August 19, 2016.

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            Can you control the bass   (10 Answers)

            By Jerry May 26, 2016.

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              Yes. In the settings menu, you can adjust bass and treble, and engage a "loudness" or "bass boost" function.

              By HiFiGuy May 26, 2016.

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              Can you make the sonos play 5 Bluetooth compatable with a Bluetooth transmitter / receiver that you might sell?   (10 Answers)

              By Dale November 30, 2015.

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                Sonos is a wifi speaker, there are no BT capability. You can use Line in Audio, or add a BT adapter with AUX into Sonos.

                By Arcie January 9, 2016.

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                Hi, are these Sonos the 2nd Gen ? I couldn t find this point on the whole advice. Thanks   (5 Answers)

                By Fernando August 21, 2017.

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                  Yes, this is the 2nd generation, it is more rounded than the first.

                  By Jason September 7, 2017.

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                Would I have better with 2 play 3 sonos or 1 play 5 sono?   (5 Answers)

                By Mae December 6, 2016.

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                  Both options are great. I would go with 2 play 3's and set them up in stereo mode. The separation is great.

                  By Jeff December 10, 2016.

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                  We are planning to use these in a large (really large, like 4000 sq ft) garage, will two give us coverage and what if we need three or four, will they interact and work together or is the limit two speakers to get a well rounded interactive sound? Thanks   (5 Answers)

                  By Llr August 23, 2017.

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                    I would try two of them first, you can always add more if it isn't loud enough. I have two paired to act in stereo, and it gets very loud, though my room is less than 1/4 of yours. I still think it would be loud enough with just two -- which of course depends on how loud you like to jam. You can add as many as you want to your set up, and play the same music and control the volume together. For four speakers, you would create two groups, with a pair of stereo speakers per group. It will work well, they will be synced up - however if your network goes out you will probably need to re-"group" them. This takes about 5 seconds in the application.

                    By Jason September 7, 2017.

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                  Can I ad play 2 play 5's with my sound bar and my play 3's   (10 Answers)

                  By Beef November 25, 2015.

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                    Yes you can do just about anything wuth sonos

                    By Lina May 1, 2016.

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