Sonos Introduces New Outdoor Speakers
This is the partnership we’ve all been waiting for. Sonos has paired up with Sonance to introduce their first-ever outdoor speakers, along with in-wall and in-ceiling speakers in the same line. Bringing your audio outdoors isn’t a new concept, which is why this has been an anticipated launch from Sonos. They are a bit late to the game, but people know and trust Sonos and Sonance for superior quality audio components.
“Our goal was to create a solution optimized for installers, bringing the Sonos experience to architectural speakers for the first time. Sonance was the natural partner, sharing our passion for high quality, reliable solutions inside and outside the home,” said Sonos CEO Patrick Spence. “We’re excited to be partnering with Sonos to bring the first architectural speakers with TruePlay to market. Sonos represents the pinnacle in distributed audio user experiences and we are thrilled to help extend that experience to installations where hiding technology into architecture is desired,” said Sonance CEO Ari Supran.
We are partnered with Sonos and Sonance and are familiar with their top quality products, so this is exciting news. The new line is called “Sonos Architectural by Sonance.” This line features a new series of in-wall, in-ceiling, and of course, their new weatherproof outdoor speakers. You can pre-order the in-ceiling/in-wall speakers and they’ll start shipping on February 26th. Unfortunately, at the moment, you cannot pre-order the outdoor speakers but they will be available to the public starting in early April. The indoor speaking will cost $599/pair and the outdoor speakers will be $799/pair when they debut.
The outdoor speaker is 100% weatherproof and is expected to withstand humidity, heat, water, salt spray, UV Rays, freezing temperatures, and other harsh weather conditions. The outdoor speaker, along with the rest of the Sonos Architectural line will feature dynamic bass processing to enhance low frequencies for an unrivaled listening experience. Of course, you’ll still have all Sonos functionality with Airplay 2, Alexa control, and TruePlay. What is TruePlay? For those of you who don’t know, TruePlay is a room calibrating app that uses your iPhone or iPad microphone to analyze the size of the room and furniture placement in order to adjust your speaker settings. You’ll have the option to tailor to your style with customizable square and round grilles that can be painted to match the ceiling or wall color. Keep in mind that you will need the Sonos Amp in order to control these speakers. You’ll be able to plug in 3 pairs of speakers with the Sonos Amp. If you decide to install more speakers, you can purchase another amp or two and stack them up. Hundreds of music streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Youtube Music, and more are compatible with the Sonos Amp.
By: Wendy Wang