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Make Some Noise for Sonos' Play:5 Beastie Boys Edition speaker

From December, you won’t have to Fight For Your Right to own a Beastie Boys-themed Sonos speaker.

An exclusive collaboration with the New York trio and graffiti artist Barry McGee will see the multi-room audio company launch a Play:5 Beastie Boys Edition speaker at the end of the year, with the proceeds going to charities on behalf of the Adam Yauch Foundation.

The design features a red ‘Beastie Boys’ graphic splashed across the Play:5’s monochromatic white grille. The lettering introduces ‘a new, linear typeface for the band’ that McGee says references ‘the intricate wordplay and evolutionary identity associated with an ever-changing artist’.

Remarking on the occasion, Sonos’ global head of music Brian Beck said that “the first song ever played out loud on a Sonos was ‘No Sleep till Brooklyn’”… in case you’ve ever wondered.

The Sonos Play:5 Beastie Boys Edition will debut during Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct tour that kicks off in New York City on 29th October, and will be on sale for $499 in December from Sonos’ website and worldwide retailers.

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.