Sonos has announced details of PLAYBASE, the latest addition to its wireless home sound system and the newest speaker in its home theatre lineup. Inspired by the insight that up to 70 percent of all TVs stand on furniture and are not mounted to the wall, PLAYBASE is a thin speaker that sits discreetly under the TV screen. 

At just 58 mm in height and packing 10 drivers, PLAYBASE can be used for both TV sound and for music playback. The construction has no visible seams resulting in clean lines, an ultra-flat top surface and more than 43,000 holes that make up an acoustically transparent grille. 

PLAYBASE is easy to control and setup using just two inputs (optical and power). It expands to other rooms when wirelessly connected to a Sonos home sound system and has access to more than 80 music services. Later this year, like every other Sonos speaker, voice control will be available via any Amazon Alexa-enabled device. 

Giles Martin, Sound Experience Leader at Sonos, told HFC: “Through a unique balance of hardware and software, all of PLAYBASE’s 10 custom-designed drivers with dedicated amplifiers – six midrange, three tweeters and one woofer – are powered by software to precisely control the sound coming from each transducer.  The result is a sound stage much wider than the speaker itself".

Priced at £699 and available in both black and white, PLAYBASE is available globally now. Click here to find out more.