Sonos has announced the launch of the Sonos Beam (Gen 2), its new version of the compact soundbar for TV, music, video games and more.
The new Sonos Beam offers an enhanced and more immersive sound experience with deeper and clearer sound, and most importantly, support for Dolby Atmos. The American manufacturer also announces its intention to offer, by the end of the year, the Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos Music options via Amazon Music, in order to enjoy the highest quality for music and immersive 3D sound. . Sonos Beam (Gen 2) will be available from October 5 at the price of 499 €, but pre-orders are already available.
The same size as the previous model, the Sonos Beam (Gen 2) offers optimized sound according to the manufacturer. This thanks to greater processing power and a phased array of speakers, Beam orients and places sound in the room for a truer-than-life experience via 3D sound with Dolby Atmos. The speaker is also now HDMI eARC compatible, so you can enjoy your favorite movies and games in high definition sound, thanks to support for new audio formats. Note also that its design is very slightly different with a new polycarbonate grille perforated with precision.
The new Sonos Beam is also equipped with Trueplay Sound Calibration technology, which adapts sound by measuring how walls, furniture and other surfaces in a room reflect sound waves.
The Sonos Beam is positioned in front of a TV on stand or is fixed directly to the wall using the wall bracket provided for this purpose. The Sonos Beam can be controlled with the Sonos app, your TV remote, many voice assistants, Apple AirPlay 2, or streaming apps. The Sonos Beam soundbar can be used alone or with a subwoofer and two rear speakers, for an even more immersive experience.
By the end of the year, Sonos plans to deliver Ultra High Definition audio from Amazon Music. You will be able to listen to your music in 24-bit / 48 kHz lossless audio on Sonos speakers, as well as in Dolby Atmos Music. Ultra HD audio will be available to Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers on all devices using the Sonos S2 app, except Sonos PLAY: 1, Sonos PLAY: 3, Sonos PLAYBASE, and Sonos PLAYBAR. Dolby Atmos Music will be available on Sonos Arc and Sonos Beam (Gen 2).
Finally, Sonos also announces its intention to add, by the end of the year, support for DTS digital surround sound decoding, via the S2 platform, on Playbar, Playbase, Amp, both generations of Beam. and Arc.
Source: Journal du Geek by www.journaldugeek.com.
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