single play 5 with sub or no sub?

  • 26 May 2017
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I have a single play 5 and don't intend to buy another one. Is buying the sonos subwoofer overkill or worth it. Thank you. Frank.

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Assuming the unit you have is the current model, it is an overkill; the first thing to add is a second 5 to make a stereo pair that will make a significant improvement in listening pleasure. But if you don't want to go there, the single 5 will suffice.
I agree with Kumar. I have several Play 5's in pairs around my house and you will be much more satisfied with the sound of a stereo pair vs. the single speaker. I also have pairs of Play 3's and Play 1's and have not yet found the need for the sub.
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Agreed -- I don't think the SUB will add much value to a single PLAY:5.

Just for completeness, adding a SUB to a stereo pair of 5s does bring some subtle improvements, especially if you listen to bass-heavy music. It's also the best stereo audio quality one can currently achieve with Sonos speakers.