As regulars know, we’re big fans of the dead simple yet high quality Sonos whole-home music streaming solution. And what they’re calling the Play:3 looks like it could be a solid addition to my bedroom nightstand. The Sonos S5 houses five speakers and clocks in at about 9lbs, $400. If branding is a reliable indicator of speaker count, versus model generation or something else entirely, the Play:3 might include three audio drivers. More certain would be a lighter weight and lower price tag. Also, based on the dual labels, one can assume the Play:3 will be offered in white and black finishes. Additionally, like the S5, both wired and wireless connections (via a ZoneBridge) are covered.
Now there could be detail on the unit’s actual dimensions somewhere in the FCC test reports, but it wasn’t immediately apparent and I moved on. Let us know if you have better luck deciphering the data. Of course a shipping date and price would be nice, too. But that’ll have to wait until Sonos comes clean. Not to mention I’m still pining away for Slacker support. At least we know it’s coming.