Sonos-Arc soundbar to ship on June 10, along with a third-gen Sub and the Sonos Five tabletop speaker

Sonos-Arc soundbar to ship on June 10, along with a third-gen Sub and the Sonos Five tabletop speaker

Sonos three new High-end speaker unveiled today: The $799 Sonos-Arc, a rounded soundbar with support for Dolby Atmos object-based audio; the $699 Sonos Sub (Gen 3), a dual-driver, dual-amp subwoofer; and the $499 5 Play, a 14-pound speaker with six drivers and an equal number of class D amplifiers.

All three new speakers are in all-white and all-black (including the Sonos logo) on the 10th of June, initiated by the release of the new Sonos-S2-app on 8. June. Pre-orders are now available.

Sonos Arc

The Sonos-arc, both the Sonos replaced Playbar, the company’s first soundbar that came on the market in the year 2013, and the Sonos play base, that delivery in 2018. The less-expensive Sonos-Beam ($399) remain in the company’s lineup. As is the case with some of the newer Sonos speakers, the Arc supports you in your choice of Amazon, Alexa or Google Assistant, along with Apple AirPlay, 2.

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The round Sonos arch support can be hung on furniture or on the wall with an optional mounting kit.

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The 45-inch-wide sheet of silk, eight elliptical woofers and a three-dome tweeter behind a 270-degree-plastic, grill, powered by discrete Class D amplifiers. Two of the Woofer mounted on the upper side of the bar to bounce height cues out of your room, the ceilings, and two are mounted in the end caps to reflect the surround cues out of your walls. If you are not listening to Dolby Atmos encoded content, a DSP control of the Arc up-firing driver changes to your profile, so that they produce more low-end frequencies.

Since the arc supports Dolby Atmos, it is no doubt, decode other high-resolution audio codecs like DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and the Sony 360-Reality-Audio-format that Amazon has decided for its premium streaming service; and, perhaps MQA. It would not suspect that far-fetched that the arc and the new Sonos Five (more on this in a minute) can support sampling rates higher than the current limit value (24-bit/48 KHz), but Sonos says they have nothing more to announce to the front at this time.

As with similarly designed sound bars, you want the device to set up the Arc in front of the TV (on a sideboard or other piece of furniture), or mounted on the wall under your TV. You continue to interfere in a hutch-style entertainment center or to defeat completely, its ability to deliver an immersive audio experience. Sonos tells me it has special holders for the arc function, sensors, to reduce the bass response when the speaker is mounted on the wall, but the optional accessories costs an additional $79.

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The new Sonos supports Arc, Dolby Atmos, and has eight woofers and three tweeters, including two up-firing drivers and two surround channels.

The Arc is equipped with a HDMI port supports ARC and type, plus a Toslink digital optical connector to support older TVs. Read more about the differences between the two types of Audio-return-channel in this story. Most people connect the arc to your home network via Wi-Fi, but it’s great to see the company continue to offers 10/100Mbps ethernet ports for the cabling.

A new version of the Sonos’ true play-in speaker tuning software adjust the Arc audio output to compensate for the imperfect-shaped room to hear, with slight delays in the audio output, to ensure that the surround-sound signals arrive at the listeners ears at the right times. You can combine all of the newer generation (i.e., S2-compatible) Sonos speakers for surround-sound (with the exception of the battery-powered Sonos Move). And if you have a few sheets with a Sonos Sub (all three models are compatible), the Arc amplifier to produce more mid – and high-end frequencies.

Sonos Five

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Touch-capacitive controls on the top of the Sonos-Five Cabinet offer, volume control, play/pause and track forward/back.

Sonos is probably not its excellent second generation of the Play:5, but the Sonos will need to replace Five has more memory, a faster processor and a new Wi-Fi radio. It’s a smart speaker is, surprisingly enough, but it can be controlled with voice commands, spoken compatible Amazon Echo or Google-Home-device. Like its predecessor, the speaker is designed to operate horizontally or vertically, when paired with a second Sonos-Five.

The 14-pound Box contains three tweeter angled to the left, a middle and a right angled corner and the three midwoofers, powered by discrete Class D amplifiers. This phased array allows it to deliver the Five stereo sound stage from a single chassis. Capacitive touch surfaces on the upper side of the speaker controller, play/pause, track forward, track back and volume. A 3.5 mm analog audio input is available, so that you sources such as a turntable can connect to it. As with all other modern Sonos speakers the Sonos Five AirPlay supports 2 on iOS devices.

Sonos Sub (Gen 3)

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The Sonos Sub (Gen 3) has two force-cancelling drivers, powered by discrete Class D amplifiers.

the third generation of The Sonos Sub does not look significantly different from the first two iterations of it: It is a square and relatively narrow design with a pair of force-cancelling drivers facing each other in an opening in the middle of the 36.3-pound case. Each driver gets its own Class-D amplifier and the Sub’s frequency response delivers all the way down to 25Hz. Sonos makes one of the best Subwoofer I’ve ever heard, so I’m excited to see what this new model is the storage, computing power, and Wi-Fi radio on the party.

As mentioned above, all three speakers will be available in June 10 and Sonos pre-orders now. We perform in-depth reviews once we get our hands on the new products.

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Released on Wed, 06 May 2020 20:00:00 +0000

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