Sonos unveils a smart soundbar powered with Dolby Atmos

Sonos unveils a smart soundbar powered with Dolby Atmos

American audio company Sonos reveals a new addition to its soundbar collection—the Sonos Arc. This is the first smart soundbar fully powered with Dolby Atmos.

From putting Sonos as one of the best soundbars in 2020, audiophiles and film enthusiasts might get stoked with this new soundbar that they have just released recently.

Bringing cinema-quality sound to homes at a whole new level, the Sonos Arc builds on industry-leading innovations in home theater, with software-driven audio that immerses listeners into a whole new dimension with Dolby Atmos support.

Since mid-March 2020, Sonos shares have skyrocketed over 50% through campaigns that they have pushed through promoting high-quality sound in the home cinema landscape.

In addition, recent reports also show that the use of the company’s speakers in households worldwide has seen a year on year increase of 32%, comparing March 2020 and March 2019.

The Santa Barbara-based audio company has also dived into streaming territory with its release of Sonos Radio—challenging Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal.

Dolby Atmos supported soundbar offers the widest soundscape

With award-winning shows and movies being streamed in homes around the world, the Sonos Arc has put itself on the pedestal as the first soundbar of the company to offer a 5.1 surround sound experience in one speaker, as well as the first product to support Dolby Atmos.

Aside from Atmos, this highly sophisticated soundbar packs a ton of features including:

  • the best 3D audio experience—fine-tuned by Oscar and Grammy Award Winning sound engineers;
  • a Night Sound feature that tempers loud noises;
  • speech enhancement that clarifies dialogues without sacrificing the soundscape;
  • and the widest soundscape to date.

Sonos unveils a smart soundbar powered with Dolby Atmos

Pricing, availability and what more to expect

The Sonos Arc will be priced at AU$1399 while its components, the Sonos Sub and Sonos Five, are at AU$999 and AU$749 respectively. Pre-orders are currently being offered through their website and will be available globally starting June 10.

Aside from the launch of Arc, the audio company also introduces additional updates for its hardware and software such as:

  • The new Sub (Gen 3) can now be wirelessly paired with a Sonos speaker for a richer bass for home theater or music.
  • Five, which is an update to Play:5 (Gen 2), carries updated internals and design updates to its most powerful music speaker.
  • The new S2 app and the operating system will be available on June 8, adding new experiences for customers such as support for higher resolution audio, an updated interface, and more personalization including saved room groups.

For audiophiles and film nerds that want to indulge in high cinema-quality sound, this new smart soundbar may be worth putting in your wishlist.

Images courtesy of Sonos

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