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Speaker brand Sonos has a retail location at Toronto's Stackt Market.ARASH MOALLEMI/Handout

There was a time when having a great home stereo system required bulky speakers, yards of cables and wires and a complicated amp set up. Not anymore. American speaker brand Sonos has made the listening experience both simple and aesthetically pleasing without compromising on sound. Their delightfully petite speakers are customizable to the home, connect over WiFi and can be controlled by your smartphone, either through the Sonos app, through a partner app or with your voice using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Sonos is designed to play any kind of digital audio, connecting to more than 100 different types of streaming services that offer music, podcasts, audiobooks and even good old fashion radio.

For its Canadian retail debut, Sonos has popped up at Stackt Market in Toronto until the end of September. Here, audiophiles can experiment with the brand’s technology firsthand. “We know from our customers that listening is believing,” says Nicole Gullaci, senior marketing manager for Sonos Canada. “We’re focused on delivering an amazing sound experience, a design that blends into the background of the home and an open platform to give people the freedom to choose however they want to listen,” she says.

Through the end of September, audiophiles can experiment with Sonos's products at its retail space.arash moallemi/Handout

Earlier this month, the brand revealed Symfonisk, its new partnership with Ikea, which makes the Sonos experience more easily available. “It’s the start of a long-term ambition to explore new ways to improve sound within the home,” Gullaci says. “Sound is an important consideration when it comes to the design of your home, just like choosing the perfect lighting or candle to suit your mood.”

Sonos, 28 Bathurst St., Toronto, sonos.com.

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