SONOS PLAY:1 Loudspeaker; 5.1 Surround Sound; Stereo Pair

SONOS PLAY:1 Loudspeaker; 5.1 Surround Sound; Stereo Pair

It would be instructive to read my original review of the full SONOS system [PLAYBAR, SUB, PLAY:5]. 

This review will examine the addition of two PLAY:1s to that superb system. The PLAY:1 is the smallest SONOS speaker at (USD) $199.00 /each. They will be auditioned as rears converting my main floor lifestyle system into 5.1 surround sound. I'll also add my thoughts with the PLAY:1s setup as a standalone stereo pair. 

Alta Audio Titanium Hestia Loudspeaker

Alta Audio Titanium Hestia Loudspeaker

When it comes to loudspeakers, I like ones that are meant for a relatively small intimate setting as opposed to a large space. This is in line with my preference for attending small get-togethers as opposed to huge parties, or my preference for listening to a string quartet, or a small ensemble consisting of a handful from among a pianist, singer, bassist, cellist, guitarist and percussionist (drummer) versus a full-blown orchestra/band; it’s just the way I am, other people are different. This allows me to be very happy with the sound of my reference system in my small cozy apartment living room (16′ (W), 9′ (D), with 9.5′ high ceilings).

CANJAM NYC 2017

CANJAM NYC 2017

Right smack within  the hustle and bustle of the Theater District of NYC (across from The Lion King on Broadway, very close to Times Square) was the venue for the CANJAM NYC 2017; the 6th Floor of the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Living in Manhattan, it was breeze for me to get there, which I did on Sunday from 10:00AM, via the 7th Avenue Subway line right to the 42nd Street /Times Square stop.