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Report: Sonos will finally make soundbars that are almost reasonably priced

Report: Sonos will finally make soundbars that are almost reasonably priced

Zoom / The second generation of the Sonos Beam, which was introduced last year. It is slightly larger than its upcoming cheaper cousin.

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Sonos smart speakers are known for their ease of use and sound quality, not their affordable prices. This is especially true of Sonos home theater products such as soundbar, which address only the mid- and high-end markets.

This is about to change, according to another Reporting by The Verge. The site claims to have seen photos and gained access to information about a new soundbar codenamed Sonos Fury, which has the model number S36. According to the report, the new speakers will retail for $249.

There are still cheaper competitor products from other brands, of course, but this will be Sonos’ lowest speakerphone — the Beam retails for $449, the Arc sells for $899.

The Fury (which may not be the final name) is scheduled for June 7, and like many other Sonos products, it will be available in either black or white.

will be smaller than The second generation of Sonos Beam, at 550 x 69 x 100 mm. (The beam measures 651 x 68.6 x 100mm.) It’ll lack many of the features found in the arc or beam—most notably, it won’t support Dolby Atmos, and will only have an optical audio port instead of an eARC-ready HDMI port. It will also lack built-in microphones and voice assistant support.

On the other hand, Sonos seems to want the product to be more flexible than Beam or Arc in some ways. The Beam and Arc are only intended to be used as audio bars under the TV, and Fury will work that way as well, but The Verge claims the speakers will also act as a rear speaker along with the Arch. In this case, Fury will be oriented vertically, and may offer more immersive surround sound than the Sonos One in this role.

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It looks like home theater will be a big focus for Sonos, which has historically focused more on playing music than TV, movies, or video game audio. A few weeks ago, Sonos published several job listings that indicated plans to develop “home theater operating system“For the living room products of the future.