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.