Feeds

Sonos to launch five-amp, five-speaker music streamer today

ZonePlayer S5 inbound

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Multi-room music streaming specialist Sonos will today introduce its latest system: the ZonePlayer S5, an iPhone-activated, internet-connected music blaster.

Due to ship over here on 10 November for £349 - $399 in the US - the S5 contains five Class-D digital amps, each directly feeding one of the unit's five speakers: two tweeters, two 3in mid-range drivers and a 3.5in woofer.

Sonos ZonePlayer S5

Sonos' S5: five amplifiers for five drivers

The beefy 217 x 365 x 123mm, 4.2kg S5 is iTunes friendly, accessing libraries and playing all but DRM-protected songs, though it will handle DRM'd WMA files. For audiophiles, it supports Flac, AIFF and WAV, and for open source buffs, the S5 can play Ogg tracks too.

The unit is wireless, supporting Sonos' proprietary music-centric WLAN technology, but it'll also connect to Ethernet networks through a pair of 10/100Mb/s ports. It has a 3.5mm line-in socket too.

The S5 can be controlled using Sonos' own wireless controller, or through dedicated apps running on an iPhone or iPod Touch. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Special pleading against mass surveillance won't help anyone
Protecting journalists alone won't protect their sources
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst
Big weekend queues only represent fruity firm's supply
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Bill Gates, drugs and the internet: Top 10 Larry Ellison quotes
'I certainly never expected to become rich ... this is surreal'
Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility
AHEDA's research on average content prices did not expose methodology, so appears less than rigourous
EMC, HP blockbuster 'merger' shocker comes a cropper
Stand down, FTC... you can put your feet up for a bit
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.