Excited to see hear about the Playbase. Particularly as the Playbar is too wide to fit in the alcove my TV sits in.
I already own a Play5 and would like to know if it can be set up effectively to work with the Playbase. The marketing material only talks about using it with a Play1 and Subwoofer.
Playbase and Play5 compatibility
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I would expect it to be fully compatible with a 5 as surround speakers bonding as it would be to the play 1 and 3 and connect amp.
NO - It won't be compatible with a (single) Play 5 - Obviously you could GROUP with the Playbase but then you would have a 70ms audio delay to the Play 5.
Also, We would assume the Playbase would NOT allow bonding 2 x Play 5 Gen 1 as surrounds
So, to summarise. 1 (One) Play 5 NO. 2 x Play 5 YES but must be Gen 2
You can use them grouped with the PLAYBASE as another room in the house, but they can't bond with the PLAYBASE as surround speakers to act as a 5.0 or 5.1 system. The PLAY:5 gen1 speakers don't have the 5GHz card needed to bond with the PLAYBASE or PLAYBAR for surround sound setups. Grouped, they'd play the same audio, but slightly delayed (when playing the TV sound) as the 2.4GHz network adds a bit of a buffer to prevent cutouts.