Sonos has introduced Sonos Arc, a smart soundbar that brings immersive, cinema-quality sound to homes around the world. Powered by Sonos’ new sound experience platform, Arc makes powerful home theater easy with unrivaled choice in what to listen to and how to control it, with the option to expand the system. Arc is available starting June 10 for $799. Customers can pre-order today on sonos.com.
Today, more than 25 video streaming services are serving Dolby Atmos content. Sonos Arc is a delivers an ultra-wide soundstage and significant bass. Eleven high-performance drivers, including two that are upward firing for 3D audio, produce clarity, detail, and depth. Tuned in partnership with Oscar-winning mixing engineers, Arc adjusts its sound profile through software, based on the home theater setup and what’s playing, whether stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, or Dolby Atmos.
Listeners can refine Arc’s sound in the Sonos app with features including Speech Enhancement to further clarify vocals, Night Sound to temper loud explosions, and an update to Sonos’ Trueplay tuning technology, adjusting Arc’s acoustic profile based on the room, accounting for horizontal and vertical sound that comes with 3D sound.
Arc, available in matte black and matte white, features a 270-degree rounded plastic grille and a seamless exterior. Set Arc in front of a standing TV or mount to the wall with a separate custom-designed wall mount. A simple connection through HDMI eARC or ARC keeps set-up simple.
Built on Sonos’ next generation S2 software platform, control Arc from the new Sonos app, an existing TV remote, with voice using Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, and Apple AirPlay 2.
Adding a Sonos Sub and a pair of One SL surrounds offers an even more immersive experience. Arc replaces Playbar and Playbase in the Sonos line-up and is available globally on June 10 for $799 on sonos.com and through participating retailers.
Sonos: Sub (Gen 3) and Sonos Five
Alongside Arc, Sonos has introduced Sonos Sub (Gen 3) and Sonos Five, replacing Play:5 (Gen 2). These updates bring increased memory and faster processing power.
The new Sub brings the same design and bold bass, available in both black and white for $699. Pre-order today on Sonos.com or with participating retailers. General availability starts June 10.
Sonos Five delivers the same sound and acoustic architecture as Play:5. True to its predecessor, Sonos Five fits in any space with versatility. Use as a standalone speaker horizontally, or pair two Fives in the upright position for incredibly detailed stereo separation. A great choice for vinyl, use the line-in to connect to a record player for playback on Sonos. Sonos Five is available in black with a black grille and, for the first time, white with a white grille. Pre-order today on Sonos.com or with participating retailers for $499. General availability starts June 10.
Enabled by the new Sonos app
Starting June 8, Sonos customers will be able to download the new Sonos app, delivering an upgraded software platform that will power the next generation of products and experiences from Sonos, including Arc, Five, and the third-generation Sub. The three new products will run exclusively on the new app.
Sonos Arc Soundbar
This new generation app features support for higher resolution audio technologies, evident with the Dolby Atmos experience on Arc, as well as increased security and improved design for easier use. User interface updates make it even simpler for customers to search for content, control sound, and personalize the experience with new features starting with saved room groups.
Customers will download the new app and easily transition their system to the new platform. All favorites, services, and settings will be saved.
For more information, visit www.sonos.com.
This article originally ran on residentialsystems.com.