SONOS play 1 blue note limited speaker pays tribute to jazz legends
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paying tribute to jazz legends, their artistry and a record label founded on creating this timeless experience, the sonos ‘play 1 blue note’ speaker envisions the music’s energy and emotion. as the electronic company’s first ever limited edition product, the collaboration with blue note records sees the use of robots and hand-painting techniques to craft the device. it is finished in a vertical fade of dark navy to cerulean, in order to reflect jazz’s deep bass and rich highs to lows.



‘music is meant to convey an emotional message to the listener. you don’t want anything interfering with that message and sonos shares blue note’s dedication to this,’ said blue note president, don was. ‘fidelity is true. give me the truth.’

it is their first ever limited edition speaker and it celebrates more than 75 years of the finest in jazz




‘we wanted to create an expression of blue note’s singular style while embracing all the idiosyncrasies of a live performance,’ said sonos VP of design tad toulis. ‘this mindset led us to the design solution – one which captures a singular moment in the act of creation.’



the SONOS ‘play 1 blue note’ speaker features a built-in service, named the ‘blue note on SONOS radio station’, which is accessible from the californian tech company’s smart device app. it has three curated channels: artist selects, born in blue and blue note 101, to help bring the rich experience of live jazz to consumers’ homes.