Sonos has pulled the wraps from its latest product the Sonos Beam. The Sonos Beam comes baked in with Amazon Alexa support. The company is apparently working on bringing other digital assistants to the Sonos Beam.
Until now, Sonos has mostly been focusing on its range of audio products like the Play 1, Play 3, Play 5 and the Sonos One. Meanwhile, they are also offering the Playbar and Playbase, both of which cater to the home entertainment. The all-new Sonos Beam is the first product from the company that is tailored for both music and entertainment needs.
The design is simplistic at its best and thankfully, Sonos has decided not to ruin the speaker bar with an array of ugly buttons. Instead, the speaker can be controlled to a greater extent with the voice commands routed via Alexa. For instance, “Alexa, Turn on the TV” or “Alexa, Switch to NBC” should do the trick.
Moving on, the innards of the Sonos Beam includes a tweeter surrounded by two woofers on either side. The beam can direct the sound across the room and this is something that will help achieve a better and immersive experience. Its worth noting that Sonos had to custom design the passive radiators so that they could intensify and deepen the bass. Additionally, even the square woofers were designed by Sonos so that they could be installed into the smaller spaces. It is designed such that the quiet voices won’t be overshadowed by the loud explosions.
As far as size is concerned the Sonos Beam is compact as compared to the Playbar. It can either be wall mounted or placed in a side cabinet. The Sonos Beam offers three ports including the one for power, ethernet, and HDMI ARC. A small button is used to trigger the pairing process. Those using Amazon Fire can query for the movies and TV shows of their choice. Sonos Beam(Black and white color)will go on sale on July 17th and will be priced at $399.