The new soundbar Arc will replace the two predecessors "Playbar" and "Playbase" at June 10th. The Sonos Arc is equipped with a total of 11 drivers, two of which radiate upwards and thus reproduce the Atmos height channel. As known from most AV receivers, you can select various sound modes for the soundbar using the new Sonos App. For example, there is supposed to be a mode for improving speech intelligibility or a "Night Mode" for limiting large dynamic jumps. With the "Trueplay" feature the soundbar can be adapted to the specific room using the integrated microphone of an iOS device. The connection to the TV is established via HDMI ARC or the included adapter for optical Toslink.
The Sonos Arc Soundbar weighs about 6 kilograms and costs about 900 Euros*. It comes in matt black or matt white and is about 8.7 cm high, 11.5 cm wide and 11.6 cm deep.
Sonos is also launching the new "Five", the successor to the Play 5, which, just like the third generation of the Sub, differs from its predecessor in terms of more memory and greater processor power. The design has also been slightly modified. The Sub shall cost around 800 Euros* and the Five around 580 Euros*. Both are also available from June 10th.
As usual with Sonos, the devices are not Bluetooth capable but support Airplay 2. The new Sonos generation can only be operated with the new Sonos app, which will be available from 8 June.
*Prices for Germany