Sonos Issues New Version of Signature System The company has introduced new Zoneplayers, a new system bundle, and more music offerings.RS Staff ⋅ Aug 5, 2008 Santa Barbara, CA–Sonos has introduced two new ZonePlayers to deliver a state-of-the-art multi-room music experience. With innovations in both wireless technology and amplifier design, the Sonos ZonePlayer 120 (ZP120) and the Sonos ZonePlayer 90 (ZP90) make Sonos the ideal system for music lovers who want to enjoy all the music they love, all over the house. The new ZonePlayers are now available at all Sonos authorized retailers and at www.sonos.com. The two new Sonos ZonePlayers give music lovers the ability to add music to absolutely any room. Connect speakers to the amplified ZP120 and place in the bedroom or the backyard. The non-amplified ZP90 can be connected to a home theater or stereo, allowing customers to make use of the audio equipment they already own. Sonos mission is to fill every houseand every roomwith music,” said Phil Abram, president and COO of Sonos. These new products continue Sonos heritage of blending the latest technology, software and user experience to create an unmatched music experience in the home. The new ZonePlayers incorporate SonosNet 2.0, our latest wireless mesh network technology, which doubles the wireless range of the Sonos Multi-Room Music System. SonosNet 2.0 uses Sonos mesh network combined with state of the art MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) wireless technology which uses 3 antennas to send and receive music. SonosNet 2.0 helps assure the music gets to all the right rooms, near or far, at the right time–creating perfect synchronization of music without all the wires. The extended range works between any mix of ZP120s and ZP90s and is compatible with all previous generations of Sonos ZonePlayers, Controllers and ZoneBridges. Advances in power supply design, digital amplifier engineering, industrial design, and mechanical engineering make this the smallest, lightest, most powerful amplified Sonos ZonePlayer ever. The incredibly efficient amplifier and power supply, combined with the fan-less design of the aluminum case, allows the ZP120 to operate silently. The ZP120 delivers 2×55 watts per channel RMS at 8 Ohms. With measurements of THD+N < 0.02%, 20Hz-20kHz, the ZP120 delivers powerful low distortion audiophile quality sound to every room of the house. The ZP120 can be connected to speakers and discreetly placed on a bookshelf, under furniture or beds, or hidden in cabinets with connections to in-wall speakers. The ZP120 will retail for $499 individually. The new Sonos Bundle 150 brings music to every room. With Sonos ZonePlayers spread throughout the house, music fans can play the same song in different rooms, or different songs in different rooms. And with the wireless Sonos Controller in hand, choosing what to play and where to play it couldnt be easier. Simply pick a room, pick a song and hit play. The Controller provides instant access to millions of songs and radio stations, including music files stored on a computer, free Internet radio stations, and the most popular online music services. The new Sonos Bundle 150 (BU150) is the most convenient and cost effective way to experience the excitement of wireless multi-room music.The bundle includes two Sonos ZonePlayers (amplified and non-amplified) and a Sonos Controller so music lovers can get started playing music in two rooms of the house. Enjoying more rooms of music, more control or both, is as easy as adding ZonePlayers and Controllers. The new bundle retails for $999 and is now available. The company also unveiled Sonos System Software 2.6, which gives customers access to free music downloads valued at more than $200, when they register their new or upgrade their existing Sonos Multi-Room Music System. The free one-button software update is available to all Sonos customers and is available now for download. The Sonos Multi-Room Music System is unique among consumer electronics products because it keeps getting better over time. Sonos software updates provide new and existing customers with new features, free trials to music services, free downloads to expand their digital music library, and more. After customers register or upgrade their system with Sonos 2.6, they will receive more than $200 worth of DRM-free music offers from world-class music partners Classical.com, eMusic, and LiveDownloads.com. These offers provide customers with an extensive choice of albums, tracks and concerts. Here is a snapshot of what every registered Sonos customer will receive: 3 DRM-free albums (1 classical, 1 jazz and 1 world) from Classical.com. Classical.com is a digital music service with a library dedicated to the latest and greatest classical, jazz, & blues and world music. Browse by composer, genre or country and explore new music with the Classical.com playlists. 50 DRM-free music downloads and 1 free audio book from eMusic. eMusic is the worlds largest retailer of independent music, offering more than 3.5 million tracks from thousands of the worlds top independent labels spanning every genre of music. 10 full, DRM-free concerts (MP3) from LiveDownloads.com. LiveDownloads is the ultimate download source for live concert recordings. Download last nights show from hundreds of artists and browse the catalog of more than 100,000 exclusive live tracks. We want to connect our customers with the music they love, so they can enjoy it all over the house,” said Abrams. , President & COO, Sonos, Inc. By providing free feature updates, their experience continues to get better even after they buy Sonos. Today that means helping our customers build their local music collection with offers from world-class music partners.” Visit www.sonos.com.