Gadget of the Day - Sonos BU130

Multi-room music maestro Sonos has recently discovered a less than surprising fact; us gadgeteers want its clever wireless audio tech, but don’t

Multi-room music maestro Sonos has recently discovered a less than surprising fact; us gadgeteers want its clever wireless audio tech, but don’t want to drop half a year’s wages on it.So it’s launched the BU130, a (relatively) budget package that offers all you need to get your favourite tunes playing in two different rooms from the same system.A transmitter hooks up to your current stereo setup and then wirelessly streams music to a separate amp that you can have in any other room, just add a couple of speakers and you’re ready to rock.A neat wireless controller with its own LCD screen for displaying album art and an iPod-esque scroll wheel for choosing your tunes rounds off the set.Additional amps are available for £350 each and you can extend the system to work in up to 32 different rooms of that mansion your just bought from Roman Abramovich.We reckon by the time you’ve got one set up in the toilet then perhaps you’re taking this multi-room music thing a wee bit too far.

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Sonos BU130 Price: £700 On sale: Now Contact: Sonos Related stories: Sonos invites old hi-fis to multi-room party