Today Sonos unveiled its latest in their line of soundbars with the Sonos Beam. Its small and versatile enough compared to its larger soundbars thanks to its compact 26″ frame. Its equipped with five mics, five amps, four woofers and one tweeter. Suprisingly enough it being so small might make it one of Sonos most connected speakers with Alexa built-in, ethernet or WiFi capabilities, HDMI, and will work with AirPlay 2(when available). Design wise its configuration looks similar to that on their Sonos One with capacative buttons on top.
Here are some things Sonos Beam can do:
-For any home. In all white or black to complement your home, the curved silhouette quietly blends into its surroundings.
-Nothing off the shelf. Every acoustic component is custom-designed by Sonos and tuned for immersive sound to fill the entire room.
-Compact size. At only 25.6 inches long, Sonos Beam won’t hang off furniture, block the TV or overwhelm your space.-Versatile. Place Sonos Beam on your TV stand or purchase the custom designed wall mount to easily and securely hang it.
-Simple to set-up. Plug Sonos Beam into power and then connect it to your TV using the HDMI cord. That’s it. Forget the tangled mess of traditional home theater systems.
-Control your way. Control Sonos Beam with your voice, the Sonos app, your existing TV remote, your favorite music service’s app, and soon, AirPlay.
-Smart voice recognition. Noise cancellation and beamforming technology make sure you’re heard, even when the music is blasting, including multi-channel echo cancellation to account for a full 5.1 listening experience.
-Optimized for your listening. From within the Sonos App –tap Speech Enhancement so you never miss a word, or Night Mode to amplify quiet noises and reduce loud ones so you can enjoy late night TV without waking the entire house.
-Tune with Trueplay. Trueplay analyzes all the acoustic factors in your room—size, layout, décor and speaker placement—and tunes Beam to sound its absolute best.
-Better over time. As part of the Sonos system, Beam gets new features through regular software updates.
-Sound for your whole home. Easily connect Sonos speakers in different rooms over WiFi to create a home sound system that brings every room and everyone together.
While the Beam may not be as powerful as the PlayBase or PlayBar its just as smart and connected and might be a great starter for those that are interested in the Sonos lineup without breaking the bank too much on its more expensive soundbars which are $700.
Sonos Beam will be available on July 17th for $399 in either black or white. Pre-orders are available today on Sonos.com