Similarly, the Connect: Amp (£500) combines streamer and amplifier - so you can simply add it to your existing pair of stereo speakers.
There are myriad streaming options should you value sound quality over the flexibility Sonos offers.
You can stream music from your NAS device and other digital libraries to the Pioneer N-50A or Cambridge CXN, for instance, to get fantastic audio.
It's an area where rivals such as Bluesound have been quick to capitalise.
Our only other major niggle about Sonos is the lack of Bluetooth support.
The Sonos wireless sound system works by connecting one single speaker to your home network, then adding more Sonos units (up to a maximum of 32, dotted around the house) into the mix using a dedicated secure wireless mesh network known as Sonosnet.
That network is integral to the way Sonos's multi-room speakers operate, as it sits at one remove from your home network.Where you place your Sonos speaker in the room will affect its sound.Sonos's Trueplay feature within the Connect app (available on i OS only) aims to counter this, using the microphone on an i Phone or i Pad to measure the response of the speaker in your room and tweak its sound to suit.You don't have to part with your beloved hi-fi system for Sonos to work, either.If you have a traditional stereo-amp-and-speakers set-up, add a Sonos Connect (£350) to turn it into a streaming system.That means it's a stronger, more robust signal and isn't prone to dropouts when streaming music.