Dug out my Kill-A-Watt EZ and my Gen 1 Play 5, these numbers are at volts. Idle: Watt , VA , PF (Not far from the Sonos watt spec) Playing moderate volume: Watt , VA , PF (testing loud playing not an available option per the wife) I wonder how many years it would take to pay-back for an upgrade to the Watt Gen 2? Sonos is designed to be instantly on and ready to play at a moment's notice. It uses less electricity when idle and not actively playing music. The table below describes Watts (W) consumed by each Sonos product while in idle mode. Watts is a unit of power (the rate at which energy is consumed), not. The play 5 2nd gen seems to have reduced power consumption to 1W when in idle, that is good, but the cost is too high. BTW, as electronic engineer, i can say that adding the WOL function is very easy and making it configurable by user just enlarge the audience without sacrifice usability in other use cases. Oct 05, · I just browsed a couple of forums on the Sonos website, some contributors are saying the play 5 v2 uses only 1W of power on standby. Other speakers and versions consumed as much as 6W in standby. This isn't a lot of energy; 1W equals kilowatts. Electrical utilities bill by how many kilowatts used per hour. Apr 03, · Battery-Powered Sonos. So clearly you want to unplug this set-up until you are ready to use it, to avoid battery drain. Sonos doesn’t rate the normal running power of the system, but based on run-down tests with the battery, I estimate the core PLAY:1 system consumes about 10 watts, even when playing quiet music. Jan 26, · I see Apple released power consumption for HomePod while idle and while playing. AFAIK, Sonos has only released power consumption while idle. AFAIK, Sonos has only released power consumption while idle. Oct 17, · even if the unit isn't using (much) power, still needs to be ready.. as long as there's power from the wall, it must convert it to levels where the system can use it. the outlet doesn't send less electricity because the unit is silent. A single PLAY:5 will play sound in stereo - it has left and right speaker drivers built in. However, if you are looking for better stereo separation, you can use two PLAY:5's in a stereo pair. This simple software toggle turns one speaker into a dedicated left and the other into a dedicated right.
Regards Keith Could you relate your research above to the requirements of using headphones as a Sonos zone so that I can wear around the house. Oh, and you can find Sonos on the web, here. Sorry, we're still checking this file's contents to make sure it's safe to download. Accept cookies Cookie settings. Sonos is a wireless music system. Better Introduction Improve this guide by completing or revising its introduction. Small - px Medium - px Large - px. Customize your system and play what you want, where you want.
I am guessing the gen 2 is not much different if at all and probably nothing, except maybe the subwoofer, would draw more than the play 5. If so, how big is your room? No other system has this. Not when idle. Offers Geek Glass. Male Female. My goal was to see if battery-powering the system was practical and sounds good. It came up on a Google search for me. Article Currency.