Sonos today introduced Sonos Arc, a smart soundbar that brings cinema-quality sound to homes.
Arc builds on Sonos’ innovations in home theater, with software-driven audio, clear dialogue and impressive bass, featuring support for Dolby Atmos. Arc brings sound to anything you can stream, tuned for what’s playing from the TV to music, podcasts and radio when the TV is off.
Arc is available starting June 10 for $799.
Sonos Arc Eleven features high-performance drivers, including two that are upward firing for 3D audio. It adjusts its sound profile through software, based on the home theater set-up and what’s playing, whether stereo, Dolby Audio 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.
Arc, available in matte black and matte white, features a 270-degree rounded plastic grille and a calm, seamless exterior for multi-dimensional sound that fits within the home. You can 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’ S2 software platform, you can control Arc from the new Sonos app, an existing TV remote, Apple AirPlay 2, and with voice using Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant.
While Arc delivers cinematic sound on its own, adding 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.
Alongside Arc, Sonos introduces two updates for sound in the home. Sonos Sub (Gen 3) and Sonos Five, replacing Play:5 (Gen 2), bring increased memory and faster processing power while delivering the same sound experiences.
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.
An update to Sonos’ most powerful speaker for music, Sonos Five delivers the same sound and acoustic architecture as Play:5. Sonos Five fits in any space. it can be used as a standalone speaker horizontally, or be paired in the upright position for detailed stereo separation. You can also 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.
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.
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 to search for content, control sound, and personalize the experience with new features starting with saved room groups.