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Sonos to ship Sub wireless subwoofer on June 19

updated 01:28 pm EDT, Fri June 15, 2012

Wireless sub connects to existing Sonos systems

Sonos has announced that its wireless subwoofer, the Sonos Sub, is set to ship on June 19. The speaker, which is designed to work with the company's other amplified systems with wireless support, features single-button setup and a resin cabinet built with inward-facing speaker cones to eliminate buzz and rattle.

Powered by dual Class D amplifiers, the integrated DSP circuitry aims for "zero-loss audio quality" in handling filter settings, time alignment and equalization. The Sub will work with existing Sonos amplified components, including the Connect:Amp, ZonePlayer 120 and 100, Play:5, and Play:3. Connectivity is provided by a proprietary wireless system, instead of existing methods such as Bluetooth or AirPlay, with remote control provided by downloadable apps for computers and handheld devices.

The gloss-black version of the Sonos Sub sells for $700, while the matte-black finish is expected to arrive in October for around $600.




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  1. Aeolius

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    proprietary, oh yay

    "Connectivity is provided by a proprietary wireless system, instead of existing methods..."

    proprietary, oh yay. Can anyone recommend a decent set of wireless speakers I can use as rear speakers in a home theater setup? It would be all but impossible to run wires, where i need them to go

  1. facebook_Vera

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    Joined: Jun 2012

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    proprietary or not

    Sonos isn't a solution for home theater because there's a delay.. picture and sound would be out of sync.. and Sonos' proprietary protocol is actually pretty cool. each of their units (not sure about the Sub) has 2 ethernet ports on the back so you can connect non-wifi enabled devices via ethernet. my wireless signal in the bedroom is too weak for my AppleTV.. so I plugged it into the Play5 and it's fine, the other port goes to the DVR which has no wifi at all.

    Sonos is a very nice system. Expensive, but IMO worth every penny.. those ethernet ports really aren't necessary for the system.. it's like they included them as a convenience.


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