self-tuning app trueplay and play:5 smart wireless speaker launched by SONOS 
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wireless speaker specialists, sonos has launched the ‘play:5’ smart speaker. listeners can easily tune their existing speakers to optimize the sound no matter where it is placed. with their innovative ‘trueplay’ tuning software, the option automatically calibrates the sound depending on the location of other speakers. 

sonos-play5-smart-speaker-wireless-speaker-designboom-02the speaker can be placed anywhere 




‘trueplay is a revolutionary system that gives music lovers confidence that they’re hearing what their favorite artists labored to produce, independent of the room’s acoustics and speaker location,’ describes CEO john macfarlane. ‘finally there’s a simple, reliable process that delivers studio-quality listening experiences in each room of the home.’




sonos-play5-smart-speaker-wireless-speaker-designboom-03the rear backplate of the ‘play:5’




using the SONOS app, the microphone on an iPhone or iPad, and a special tone emitted by the speaker, the system analyzes how sound reflects off walls, furnishings, glass and other surfaces in any given room.



their flagship speaker, the ‘play:5’ is built with six synchronized, custom-designed drivers. the speaker’s three mid-woofers create mid and deep lows, meanwhile the three tweeters deliver clear highs at any volume. the sound system itself can be orientated in three ways. this flexibility enables sound for any placement, in any room. 

sonos-play5-smart-speaker-wireless-speaker-designboom-04the speakers can be paired

sonos-play5-smart-speaker-wireless-speaker-designboom-05the three tweeters and mid woofers 

sonos-play5-smart-speaker-wireless-speaker-designboom-06the play/pause button