Sonos has unveiled a new version of their affordable soundbar with the Sonos Beam (Gen 2).
“We often talk about ‘Hollywood at Home’ being a real catalyst for our business, and Beam has played a huge part in this as one of the top-selling soundbars in its category,” said Patrick Spence, Sonos CEO. “Taking what we’ve learned over the years about great listening and home theater, we’ve found a way to bring new features and significantly better sound to Beam, all in the same compact size that has proven extremely popular with customers.”
The design of the new Sonos Beam hasn’t changed that much apart from a few tweaks like an updated polycarbonate grille.
Like it’s Sonos Arc counterpart, the Sonos Beam (Gen 2) brings Dolby Atmos, which brings more immersive sound.
There’s still AirPlay 2 support and compatibility with your existing Sonos system. The new Beam also has eARC support and new NFC capabilities for easier setup with the Sonos app.
Just like the original Beam, the new soundbar supports multiple voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant.
Later this year, Sonos will be adding support for Amazon’s Music Ultra High Definition audio, which less you listen to lossless tracks in up to 24-bit / 48kHz. You’ll also be able to listen to Dolby Atmos Music, like on Apple Music.
The Sonos Beam (Gen 2) is launching on October 5th for $559 CAD ($449 USD) with pre-orders starting today.