Sonos introduces 2nd generation Beam with improved audio

The Sonos Beam now supports Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound

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Sonos has just launched their 2nd generation Sonos Beam which offers new technologies to further improve the overall sound experience as well as a slight design refresh.

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The Sonos Beam is still compact at about 25 inches long. Its compact size, much like the predecessor, is designed to fill small spaces with rich sounds whether for movies, games, sports, or music.

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The new Sonos Beam is equipped with a faster processor that, according to the company, “delivers heightened depth, clarity, and spaciousness.” Working alongside the new HDMI eARC connection, the device is also able to support higher resolution formats. The company has also added support for Dolby Atmos for a 3D surround sound experience.

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Additional features include Speech enhancement for automatic voice amplification and Trueplay technology that adapts the sound to the acoustics of the room it’s in. With Night Sound, the Beam is able to intelligently find a balance between loud and quieter sounds as to not disturb sleeping neighbors of family members.

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On the outside, the new Beam shows off a new perforated wraparound grille that’s designed to provide better acoustics while maintaining a premium and classy look.

The Beam can, of course, be connected and tweaked using the Sonos app and also supports voice controls through Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple AirPlay 2, and more.

The new Sonos Beam is expected to be available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdomby October 5th. It comes in two colors — white or black — and is priced at $449.