Sonos Arc, the premium intelligent sound bar that turns your living room into a movie theatre
A few minutes ago, the popular American manufacturer Sonos introduced the Sonos Arc, its new premium intelligent sound bar that has a dual purpose: to transform your living room into a Dolby Atmos-compatible 3D sound stage, and to become the intelligent speaker of choice for listening to music, podcasts and more, without turning on the TV.
Sonos Arc is the company’s most advanced sound bar, replacing the PlayBar and PlayBase in the catalogue. All of the parts used in the Arc are proprietary components designed by Sonos, giving you a unique sound that is immediately different from competitive sound bars.
Sonos Arc is built with a one-piece curved grille, which achieves 270 degrees of sound coverage. The 11 speakers, which are oriented in different positions, including up, are designed to generate Dolby Atmos-compatible 3D audio that completely envelops the viewer:
The new Sonos Sound Bar detects the type of sound you’re listening to – stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 or Dolby Atmos – and loads a custom profile that has been calibrated by experts such as Grammy Award winner Giles Martin and 3-time Academy Award winner Chris Jenkings, who has experience with over 150 movies.
When you’re not using your TV, the Sonos Arc becomes a powerful smart speaker that’s compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple AirPlay 2, so you can control it with your voice or send music, podcasts and other audio from your mobile or tablet. It can be connected via WiFi, or by Ethernet cable.
Also released with this sound bar are the third-generation Sonos Sub subwoofer and the Sonos Five speaker, which can be used in conjunction with the Arc for even more powerful bass, or to target the spatiality of the audio.
Sonos also debuts the new Sonos S2 application, a major update to the software that controls your speakers, with enhancements such as higher resolution audio support, improved design and more customization, including the option to save groups of rooms.
You can select different profiles to use depending on the content, or calibrate the loudness of your room with the TruePlay application.
Sonos Arc will be available for pre-sale starting May 6th on Sonos.com, and will be available for purchase worldwide starting June 10th. It’s priced at $899.