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Gentlemen, charge your credit cards, for the coolest music system on the planet is about to hit the stores. Sonos, the digital music system which has taken much abuse from me for not being available is going to be shipping starting tomorrow. I for one have […]

Gentlemen, charge your credit cards, for the coolest music system on the planet is about to hit the stores. Sonos, the digital music system which has taken much abuse from me for not being available is going to be shipping starting tomorrow. I for one have been waiting for it with baited breath, because it so matches everything I have – that is everything Mac I have. (Six Questions for Sonos!)

“After nearly three years of hard work, we are proud to offer digital music fans the first product that allows them to enjoy their digital music library throughout their entire home and control it all from the palm of their hand. At a quarter of the cost of traditional analog whole-home stereo systems, we make multi-room audio available to a much larger audience,” said John MacFarlane, CEO, Sonos. The 50-watt per channel system has some nifty features, which is why I have wanted one from the day I saw it. The ZonePlayer, for instance can access and play a wide variety of music formats, including MP3, WMA, AAC (MPEG4) and WAV, stored on a PC, Mac or Network Attached Storage (NAS), and comes bundled with customizable Internet Radio stations. You can buy it over at Sonos.com and will hit the retail shelves soon. Sonos now offers an introductory bundle of two Sonos ZonePlayers and a Sonos™ Controller for $1,199.00. Additional ZonePlayers retail for $499.00 and additional Controllers retail for $399.00.

  1. I was really disappointed to see this in their specs:
    “DRM-encrypted files not currently supported”
    which i assume includes any songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store.

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  2. Yeah, I would say so… but then Apple has a tight control over the DRM stuff. it is pretty though :-)

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  3. Sonos Digital Ships

    Ah, I love these lazy Sunday mornings. With the appearance of a Jetsons-esque breadbox, the palindromic Sonos Digital Music System is finally shipping, according to Om. The general look of the controller and the system itself is 100% Apple, with…

    COMMENT:
    AUTHOR: Brian Sugar

    Ordered.

    COMMENT:
    AUTHOR: Andy Nardone

    Looks great this stuff, but WHERE is the harddisk, where is the DAB tuner in this box ? I dont’ wanna have to run a noise PC somewhere just to listen my music :(

    COMMENT:
    AUTHOR: Om Malik

    You know the sickest part of this whole thing – a bank account which drains faster than blood from the face of a punk facing the cops. i am so miffed and cannot afford any more gadgets. i need to go to gadgets annonymous

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