SONOS – CONNECT Wireless Streaming Music Stereo Receiver Component


SONOS – CONNECT Wireless Streaming Music Stereo Receiver Component

SONOS - CONNECT Wireless Streaming Music Stereo Receiver Component

  • Connects to your home theater, stereo and more for wireless music
  • Unlimited music, wirelessly play iTunes, free Internet radio, Pandora, Napster and more
  • Wireless control with free apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
  • Simple setup and wireless expandability to play different songs in different rooms
  • Requires amplified audio device, high-speed Internet connection and wireless router
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The Sonos ZonePlayer 90 lets you play all the music you want, all over your house, on all the audio equipment you already own — your home theater receiver, stereo system, powered speakers, and more. Just connect the ZP90 to any amplified audio device in any room and it’s instantly part of the wireless Sonos system. The ZP90’s digital and analog outputs deliver superior sound to every room. And with the ZP90’s superior wireless range, no room is out of reach. The ZP90 is super small, so it will fit just about anywhere. Plus, every ZP90 includes a Sonos Desktop Controller for the ultimate in control and convenience.

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List Price: $ 349.00

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  1. 53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of best entertainment purchases ever, April 14, 2009
    C. Humble (Portland, OR) –

    This review is from: SONOS – CONNECT Wireless Streaming Music Stereo Receiver Component (Electronics)

    I’m pretty picky about my electronic and computer gear. For me to like it, it’s got to work and work flawlessly. I won’t tolerate equipment that sort of works or works some of the time. It’s not worth it. Just send it back.

    I decided to try a Sonos ZonePlayer90 after getting Sirius at home and realizing that my reception via the indoor/outdoor antenna left something to be desired. I also eventually want to move music around the house. Initially I was put off by the price.

    Well, I’ve had the ZP90 almost two weeks and I can’t stop telling people how amazing it is. I had no idea when I bought it that it would open up a huge world of music to me. Not only does it make it a snap to play my iTunes library and Sirius, but I now have access to internet radio stations around the world and the Pandora music service. I feel like I have the world’s largest jukebox in my living room. And, it’s all at your fingertips via the software controller and iPod Touch.

    I think we all get so tired of TV. I watch a lot of sports. A lot of times, I put the game on TV and put music or NPR on the Sonos. I’m using my computers and an iPod Touch to control the Sonos and it’s working flawlessly. I plan to get a ZP120 to share music to other parts of the house and outside.

    While these products are fully priced, they are worth it and don’t let price deter you. They are well built and the customer support is good. The Sonos also lets you get so much more value out of your broadband and the rest of your stereo or home theater equipment. It’s a no brainer.

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  2. 21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Amazing. Easy. Elegant. Worth Every Penny., October 21, 2010
    Derek White (Orem, Utah United States) –

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    I have a huge collection of MP3s that I’ve been collecting over the years. I also like to stream Pandora and Rhapsody. My problem has always been: How do I get my collection of music from my computer in my bedroom to my high-quality home stereo in my family room? And how do I do it easily–with an easy-to-use interface? And how do I do this while preserving the best sound fidelity?

    I’ve researched this topic for over a year and finally sprung the $350 for the Sonos ZonePlayer ZP90 because (although a bit more expensive) it gets the highest consumer reviews.

    Here’s what’s amazing about this product:

    1) Easy Set Up
    I always assume the setup is going to be a lot harder than “they” say. Not with the ZonePlayer. Clear instructions, all the required cables, and easy software setup. I was able to point the Sonos software directly to my collection of music–which was a breeze. Then the Sonos software quickly communicated with the ZonePlayer through my home network without a hitch. Full setup took me approximately 15 minutes.

    2) Nearly Endless Music Choices
    Since the ZonePlayer can access the MP3s on my hard drive, my music accounts on the internet (Rhapsody and Pandora), and a slew of internet radio stations, the music possibilities seem endless. Mind you, Rhapsody is a subscription service that I pay about $15 per month for.

    During setup, the software asked my what my postal code is. Why? Because besides all the free national radio stations it can stream, it has a section of my local radio stations. Open up the local radio station section and the full spectrum of local radio stations is there for me to choose from. Pretty cool.

    Besides Rhapsody and Pandora, the ZonePlayer can access several other radio “services” including IHeartRadio, Napster,, etc.

    3) Folder-Tree Hierarchy
    While the software shows my MP3 music collection in typical id3 tag categories (genre, album, artist, etc.) like an ipod does, it also shows me my collection in the same folder-tree hierarchy that I have on my computer. In other words, I’ve arranged and made my own categories for music on my hard drive, i.e., Pop/Rock, Easy Listening, Celtic, Country, Soundtracks, etc. and I don’t want the Sonos software to “mix that up.” For those with large, well-organized collections, this is a godsend.

    4) Turns your iPhone into a full-functioning, easy-to-use remote
    My iPhone automatically connects to my home wireless network whenever I’m in proximity to my home. With the free Sonos iPhone app, my iPhone becomes a fully-functioning remote! Funny thing is–you can buy a Sonos remote for $350 that is the same size as an iPhone…OR you can simply download the free app and use your iPhone as a FREE remote. With my iPhone I can access my MP3s, choose songs on Rhapsody, make and play new radio stations on Pandora, and do nearly everything I could do with the Sonos software on my PC.

    The genius of all this is that my PC, the ZonePlayer, and my iPhone are all network devices on my LAN that can “talk” to each other seamlessly and instantly. I can kick back on my couch in front of my stereo system, iPhone in hand, and control all my music including volume.

    5) Amazing High Fidelity
    (Audiophiles will always argue at this point that MP3s are incapable of true high fidelity, but let’s just talk about “normal” people, haha.) I used to work in the video production industry and I have a keen ear for sound. Let me just say that with a great pair of speakers and a good receiver/amplifier the Sonos will give you amazing sound. My music has literally never sounded better. I immediately was able to detect nuances in my music that I could never hear before (meaning that it sounded incredibly good).

    6) Seamless Integration with LAN Sources and Internet Sources
    Using your iPhone or the PC software you can build a queue of songs. Those songs can be a mix of song files from your computer’s hard drive and internet streaming sources such as Rhapsody. With that type of scenario, the ZonePlayer won’t skip a beat. It can even cross-fade the songs between the two sources. To you, it will all just sound like great music without any detectable difference between the two.

    7) Set it up as a Wired or Wireless Solution.
    I have not set up my network in a wireless fashion because I prefer a hard-wired solution over wireless so I can’t write from personal experience on this topic. But Sonos is designed to work on its own wireless network if you prefer. This means that you can have music anywhere in your home or business where there is an electrical plug to power the device. The only part of my system that is wireless is between my iPhone and my wireless router–yet communication is immediate with no perceptible lag.

    8) Multiple Music Zones are Possible with Additional ZonePlayers
    I plan on expanding my…

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  3. 70 of 82 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Really solid product, but Squeezebox might be better for some, March 8, 2009
    John E. Heyer (San Francisco, CA) –

    This review is from: SONOS – CONNECT Wireless Streaming Music Stereo Receiver Component (Electronics)

    Seeking to upgrade my home audio setup, I picked up some ZP90s along with a Logitech Squeezebox boom and duet, figuring I’d play around with them and then sell what I didn’t like.

    Overall, I did feel the Sonos setup offered the best usability. The setup was a breeze, the software very use-friendly and easy to quickly find what you want and play it on the appropriate player(s). Another real treat was the iPhone application, which lets me use my phone as the remote and eliminates the need for the costly and bulky controller. Rhapsody, Pandora, and are the 3 major music services offered, and all work very well. There’s also the bonus of listening to local radio stations without the static, although I was disappointed to find you could only configure it for one location at a time (listening to KEXP in Seattle would have been great).

    However, there were two shortcomings when compared to the Squeezebox. The first is the requirement that at least one of the Sonos players be hard-wired in to the network. This wasn’t a problem for me since the Sonos is just 20 feet away from my router, however I’m sure there are users out there that won’t be as fortunate. The Squeezebox was completely wireless and could go anywhere in the house, so it has a clear advantage there. The Second was not having support for the Slacker music service. I slightly prefer this service over Pandora, and find myself turing on the Squeezebox more due to that reason.

    Summary – If you have the money and want something easy to use, and are OK with having at least one Sonos device hard-wired to the network, then this is for you. But if you love Slacker, need something 100% Wireless, or just don’t quite have the budget, go with the Squeezebox.

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