Sonos is about to bring a more immersive at-home entertainment experience with their first Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar, the Sonos Arc.
A first for the company, Sonos Arc will feature 11 separate speakers for a true 3D surround sound feeling. This includes four forward-facing woofers, two on the side, and two facing upwards, as well as three tweeters for clearer highs. The two upward-facing speakers help fill the room with immersive sound, adding height and dimension. If ever the supplied audio is not true 5.1 surround sound, the speakers will, instead, boost bass and increase support for low-end frequencies to produce a fuller sound. Sonos says that this setup is flexible and can be put above, below, or even in front of the TV.
The Sonos Arc also supports voice commands from Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Users will be able to utilize assistant features such as asking to play music, controlling smart devices, and adjusting the Arc’s volume without having to reach for the remote control.
Alongside the release of the Sonos Arc is the rollout of Sonos’ new S2 software. This will provide added support for high-resolution audio and other useful features. The official rollout of the S2 software and app is slated for release on June 8th.
Additionally, the company is also releasing the Sonos Five as an upgrade to their popular second-generation Play:5, and they’re also introducing a third-generation Sonos Sub.
The Sonos Five offers updated speakers as well as improved an improved design that’s based on its predecessor’s acoustic architecture and experience. The Sonos Sub, while retaining its iconic design, also receives an improved speaker system as well as updated software. It will now be able to pair with other Sonos Speakers.
The Sonos Arc is priced at $799 and is available for pre-order. The Sonos Five is priced at $499, and lastly, the Sonos Sub at $699. All of these new devices will be available globally starting on June 10th.