Sonos immediately unveiled its lowest-priced soundbar, the Sonos Ray. Priced at $279 within the U.S., the compact soundbar is alleged to make the most of “superior processing” to create a “surprisingly vast soundstage,” and AirPlay 2 assist permits for audio to be wirelessly streamed to the soundbar from Apple units just like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
The soundbar will likely be obtainable beginning June 7 within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Eire, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and choose different international locations and areas.
The whole Sonos soundbar lineup now consists of the Ray for $279, the second-generation Beam for $449, and the Arc for $899.
Sonos additionally introduced that it is going to be launching its personal voice management system for its audio system, permitting customers to say “Hey Sonos” to regulate suitable music companies, together with Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, Pandora, and Sonos Radio.
Sonos audio system already assist Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and now customers could have entry to Sonos voice management as a 3rd choice.
Sonos stated the voice management characteristic will likely be obtainable within the U.S. beginning June 1, and in France later this 12 months, with extra markets to observe. The corporate ensures that each one “Hey Sonos” voice requests will likely be processed fully on gadget, with no audio or transcripts despatched to the cloud, listened to, or learn by any get together.
Final, the transportable Sonos Roam speaker with AirPlay 2 assist is now obtainable in three new shade choices: Olive, Wave, and Sundown.