The New Sonos Playbase

Sonos has announced the Playbase, a soundbase alternative to the best-selling Playbar soundbar.

Fully compatible with all other wireless multiroom speakers in the Sonos ecosystem, it will retail for £699 when it becomes available in the UK April 4.

The Sonos Playbase stands 58 mm high and incorporates 10 drivers: six mid-range, three tweeters, and one woofer. Build quality is high. The unit has custom-designed glass-filled polycarbonate exterior, which keep vibration to a minimum. It’s available in either black or white.

The Playbase connects to a display using the digital audio optical output for a TV. There is no HDMI input.

You can use Trueplay to tune the performance of the Playbase, from the Sonos app. Dialogue Enhancement and Night Mode allow for enhanced vocal clarity or low bass during late night listening.