Santa Barbara-based sound company has introduced a slew of new hardware. It has added three new devices to its product line-up. These include the successor to the hugely successful Sonos Play: 5 speakers, called Sonos Five.It also consists of the next generation of Sonos Sub, and for the first time, they have introduced Dolby Atmos Support in its upcoming Sonos Arc Soundbar. All these devices would require S2, the company’s forthcoming app, which would be releasing on June 8. The app will wear a better UI and introduce high-resolution audio along with many new features.
The price of Sonos Arc in the retail market is set at $799. Meanwhile,Sonos Sub and Sonos Five are priced at $699 and $499, respectively. These new products can be pre-ordered from the company’s official website.Thecompany has stated that the global retail and shipping of the product will begin from June 10.
The new Sonos soundbar will succeed the Sonos Beam and will be equipped with Alexa Support. Sonos Beam is a low-cost option with a compact design and is priced at $399 while Arc is more extensive and is set to replace Beam as well as SonosPlaybar as these products have disappeared from the company’s latest website.
Sonos Arc is built to deliver “rich ,realistic 3D sound”and will be a premium experience for the consumers. It has two height channels to support Dolby Atmos. The Channels are designed in such a way that all 5.1 channels would be rendered accurately in the room.
The next-generation Sonos- Sub will sport a higher memory and a powerful processor when compared to its predecessors. It will be connected to the rest of the devices in the system with the help of wireless radio.
The new Sonos 5 is identical to Play 5 in terms of the acoustic design but again has a higher memory and what it appears as a better price point.Sonos 5 would also be available in an entirely white body equipped with a new radio while Play 5 only came in black variant sans the radio.
While the new S2 app promises better audio quality and security, the users of old Sonos hardware would have to remain on the S1 network if they do not upgrade to these next-generation devices. S2 is set to be the company’s way forward. Time will tell if the company has been successful in convincing its long time consumers to upgrade for this experience.
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