Sonos Playbase 5.1 Channel Sound Bar - Black - Open Box

Model Number: Sonos PLAYBASE
Web Code: 11789588


Enjoy dynamically spectacular sound in your own living room with the Sonos PLAYBASE. Sporting a slim profile, the PLAYBASE packs an acoustic punch, housing 10 amplified drivers including 6 midranges, 3 tweeters, and 1 woofer. From cable boxes to Blu-ray players, this Wi-Fi-enabled speaker works with almost everything, and wirelessly streams music too.
Sold and shipped by Best Buy
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For so much more than movies

  • PLAYBASE is designed to grow to a 5.1-channel surround sound setup; add a Sonos SUB for soul-shaking bass or use a pair of PLAY:1, PLAY:3 or PLAY:5 speakers as rear channels (sold separately)
  • Download the Sonos app and connect the PLAYBASE to Wi-Fi so you can stream your favourite music from your smartphone
  • Stream free internet radio, podcasts, audiobooks, and albums from Apple Music, Spotify, and much more

Thoughtfully targeted soundwaves

  • Incorporates 10 amplified internal drivers (6 midrange, 3 tweeters, and 1 woofer) to deliver sound that's deep, detailed, and crystal-clear
  • Trueplay custom speaker-tuning analyzes the dimensions of your room and adjusts each woofer and tweeter to ensure sound reaches your ears from every direction at just the right instant and volume
  • Custom drivers deliver crisp, clear dialog to the center channel where your ears can best discern it
  • Turn on Speech Enhancement to keep the dialog at a consistent level and reduce the volume of any loud sound effects
  • With Night Sound, quiet sounds are enhanced and the intensity of loud sounds is reduced so the viewer can hear the action without disturbing people in other rooms

Play your way

  • Made for TVs placed on stands and furniture; the elegant, understated design of the PLAYBASE supports any TV up to 77Ibs
  • Simple 2 cord setup with 1 power cord and 1 optical cord that connects to your TV means less cord clutter to manage
  • PLAYBASE works with your existing TV, cable box, and universal remotes by learning their infrared (IR) commands during setup

All certified Open Box devices are Geek Squad Tested and Agent approved so you can make your purchase with peace of mind.

Works with Amazon Alexa

  • Voice control your music by telling Amazon what to play
  • *User must own an Alexa enabled device

What does Geek Squad Certified Open Box mean?

Before any customer returned unit can receive Open Box certification it must pass through our industry leading Geek Squad processing facility. While on site every unit is subjected to extensive testing, cleaned of all purchase specific information, and returned to its factory settings. Once a unit meets our performance standards, we put our "Geek Squad Certified" label on it and make it available to you for purchase.


38 cm
5.8 cm
72 cm
Width (Inches)
17.76 in
Height (Inches)
6.38 in
Depth (Inches)
33.03 in
8.6 kg

Video Features

Includes Receiver
Includes DVD Player
Includes Blu-ray Player
Wi-Fi Support
Wireless Multi-Room Capability
Bluetooth Connectivity
Works with Google Assistant
Works with Amazon Alexa
  • AC Power Cord
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Optical Audio Cable
  • Quickstart Guide

  • A bit on the frustration scale on the setup of my playbase!

    from  on October 2, 2019

    Best Buy didn't "reset" the Playbase before re-boxing it so that made my experience quite difficult. What this meant was when I went to set up the Playbase it did not sync because it required a re calibration. I tried and tried to follow the limited instructions I found online and eventually brought in a friend to assist me. We then had to resort to calling the 1-800 number in the US to help us with the re calibration. Once that was done everything went very smoothly and I linked the Playbase to my Shaw Cable and my TV with no problem. The Sonos help guy told me that Best Buy should have re-set the Playbase before they re-boxed it.

  • Certified Open Box - Thumbs Down

    from Alberta on February 23, 2019

    Purchased this on-line before Christmas 2018.Arrived via Canada Post, manufactures box only, not secured or protected further when shipped, item almost falling out of the box. Item had not been reset to factory default, causing problems when trying to set-up, finally calling SONOS support and spending 2 hours on the phone with them to get it set up.As for the units intended purpose (replace television speakers/audio) it excels. Do not expect to "rock out" to your favorite tunes, it just doesn't have the "oomph", maybe with the addition of a SUB, but for music a Play 5 is far superior.

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