Sonos has introduced the Sonos Arc, a smart soundbar with Dolby Atmos which will be available from June 10th for $799 and can be pre-ordered now from Sonos.
“Home has never played a more important role in our lives and we’ve always been about making the home more enjoyable with great-sounding products and new experiences. Arc brings the sounds of our favourite shows and artists to life like never before,” said Patrick Spence, Sonos CEO. “Our goal is to make any room you have a television, a place you can easily enjoy all of the great streaming video and music that exists today. Arc illustrates our commitment to brilliant sound and premium design, and sets a new standard for soundbars.”
Sonos believes this is the right time to introduce a Dolby Atmos-capable sound bar with more than 25 video streaming services and TV providers now delivering content with the immersive audio system. The company claims that the new sound bar will offer up an “ultra-wide soundstage and impressive bass.” The bar itself includes 11 drivers, two of which are upfiring for 3D audio. Other features include Speech Enhancement for clarifying vocals, a Night Sound mode for late night viewing, and an updated room adjusting tech for immersive audio called Trueplay.
Arc is available in matte black or white and features a 270-degree rounded plastic grille and a “seamless” exterior for multi-dimensional sound designed to blend with home decor. A custom-designed wall mount is available as is connectivity through HDMI eARC or ARC for quick setup. You can also add the new Sonos Sub to your system, available in black or white for $699 from 10th June, or the updated Sonos 5 speaker for $499.
Starting 8th June, Sonos customers will be able to download a new Sonos app, delivering an upgraded software platform for the next generation of products incorporating Arc, Five, and the third generation Sub. The three new products will run exclusively on the new app.