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Sonos Launches Dolby Atmos and Voice Assistant-Supplied Arc Soundbar

Sonos is refreshing its house theater choices with a brand new high-end soundbar, the Sonos Arc. The only-piece speaker device is the corporate’s first Dolby Atmos-compatible instrument with upward-firing drivers, and lines the similar voice assistant reinforce discovered within the Sonos Beam.

The $799 Sonos Arc supplies 5.0-channel or Dolby Atmos encompass sound by itself, thank you to 8 woofers and 3 angled tweeters. That is considerably extra energy (and a number of other extra drivers) than the Sonos Beam and Sonos Playbar soundbars, that have 4 woofers and one tweeter, and 6 woofers and 3 tweeters, respectively. Extra importantly, the Arc helps Dolby Atmos, and is in a position to generating directional sound due to its angled tweeters and audio processing.

Sonos Arc

The Arc replaces the Sonos Playbar soundbar and Playbase sound base, status as the corporate’s new, singular flagship house theater instrument, and the one Dolby Atmos-capable one. The soundbar additionally takes some cues from the lower-end Sonos Beam, including a far-field microphone array to the combo for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant (one or the opposite, now not concurrently) voice assistant reinforce.

The older Playbar and Playbase lacked any microphones for voice assistants, so it stands as an important improve within the Arc, along with the additional woofers and Dolby Atmos compatibility. The microphone additionally helps room calibration with an iOS instrument via Sonos’ Trueplay characteristic, noticed prior to now at the Sonos Transfer speaker.

As a Sonos speaker device, the Arc will also be included into any Sonos multi-room sound device, and will paintings along the Sonos One and different Sonos audio system. It can be paired with two Sonos One audio system to be used as bodily rear encompass satellites and/or the Sonos Sub subwoofer. The Arc helps HDMI ARC and eARC connectivity, and likewise works with Apple AirPlay 2 for wi-fi media streaming out of your iOS instrument.

Sonos Arc

The release of the Arc comes along a big device replace and two iterative product updates from Sonos. The brand new Sonos app builds on Sonos’ S2 platform, which powers the brand new Arc and Sonos’ different new merchandise. The app permits reinforce for Dolby Atmos and different high-resolution audio, and improves safety and usefulness, in step with Sonos.

At the product aspect, Sonos is updating the Sonos Sub with its new Sonos Sub (Gen 3), and its Play:5 speaker with the brand new Sonos 5. The 2 product revisions additionally paintings at the S2 platform, and are another way minor updates to their predecessors that permit new options one day due to larger reminiscence. Interestingly, whilst the brand new Play:5 is solely known as the 5, it’s not getting a microphone array and voice assistant reinforce just like the Sonos One were given when it used to be launched as an progressed model of the Play:1.

All 3 new Sonos audio system are to be had for preorder nowadays, and send in June, with wider retail availability deliberate for June 10. The Sonos S2 app launches June 8.

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