The Story Behind the Wireless Music System 10 Years in the Making

by Volker Weber

However, the Sonos concept has been around for longer than you might think — almost 10 years — making founder and CEO John MacFarlane quite the visionary.

We’ve taken a look at the Sonos system, the thoughts, development process and technology behind it with commentary from Fiede Schillmoeller, Sonos’ director of PR and culture, to find out more.

The author is clearly new to the scene, otherwise she would know that the earlier bulky and expensive “ZonePlayer” models are just the Connect and the Connect:Amp she describes later. It's a nice story anyway with very few inaccuracies. Just note, that Sonos players can all be wired. About half of mine connect through Ethernet, the other ones are wireless.

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