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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. ®

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