Sonos has announced Arc your first soundbar with Dolby Atmos, one of the most anticipated sound characteristics in the company’s product line. It will replace the Sonos Beam.

Although it is more expensive than BeamThe company hopes to convince current and future customers by offering a product that at first glance appears to be far superior. Not only because of the inclusion of Dolby Atmos but for a significant improvement in speaker technology, positioning, larger size, and the ability to fill higher volume rooms with sound.

The Sonos Arc It will be available in black and white – just like the Beam – and can be positioned under the TV or mounted on a wall with an optional accessory. Has 11 speakers capable of generating immersive and multidirectional surround sound. By enduring Dolby Atmos There is also sound sent upwards to create a greater sense of space and envelopment.

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It is built with a single piece curved grille with 76 thousand holes that reaches 270 degrees of sound coverage. The design so unique and different from other sound bars is what gave the product its name.

In addition to Dolby Atmos, the Sonos Arc is capable of reproducing sound in PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus. It is automatically optimized for each scenario type.

For example, in case the content you are consuming is 5.1, the speakers that point up will emit bass to accentuate those sounds, like a subwoofer would.

Through technology TruPlay, the Sonos Arc It will be able to “understand” the size of the room it will be positioned in and will use the available walls to bounce the sound and create immersive sound on its own. As with the Beam wave PlaybarThe company’s speakers can be used to enhance that surround sound, positioned as rear satellites. You can also add a Sonos Sub, for the basses.

To be able to listen to the sound in the best possible quality, you need a TV with a port HDMI what support eARC, which emits it without any compression (lossless). But any TV with ARC port is enough to have the experience Dolby Atmos —Even if it is compressed sound—, with series and movies from a wide variety of streaming services and through the purchase or rental of digital titles.

Sonos Arc will work with the new company app called Sonos S2, which will be released for iOS, iPad OS, Android, Mac and Windows in June, coinciding with the launch of the new soundbar and new versions of the Sonos Five —With a new design, but the same price— and Sonos Sub, with new internal technologies but the same design and price.

Sonos Arc will support Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

The Sonos Arc also has four microphones to collect people’s voices and can function as a voice assistant, supporting both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as the Beam and other recent company products such as the Sonos One and the Sonos Move.

For those who are concerned about their privacy it is possible to completely disable voice assistants. Doing so will cause the microphones to turn off completely and no sound will be picked up.

Sonos Arc: prices and availability

The Sonos Arc It will be on sale from June 10 and will be priced at $ 799 or 899 euros.

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