Sonos is interested in adding a pair of $ 700 Dolby Atmos speakers to their lineup. A customer survey published…
Sonos is interested in adding a pair of $ 700 Dolby Atmos speakers to their lineup. A customer survey published on Reddit has proposed (via ZatzNotFunny). The study describes a number of potential future Sonos products, including what appears to be a cheaper subwoofer model called the Sonos Core Sub along with the surround sound speakers, and appeared to be measuring potential user interest for both models.
Dolby Atmos would be a great addition to the Sonos series if these speakers are actually created and released. Although you can already combine two speakers with one of the company’s TV-connected models, you are currently limited to five-channel surround sound, without the option of adding the extra-height channels needed for Dolby Atmos or DTS: X.
But it’s not exactly exactly what shape Sonos Dolby Atmos support would take. The study suggests that a pair of surround back speakers would be used to add support, but it would be almost impossible without a front speaker that also supports the format. A pair of Sonos Ones is used to illustrate the theoretical speakers, but atmospheric speakers usually require an upward driver to bounce the sound from the ceiling, which Sonos One currently lacks.
The alleged survey shows the new Atmos speakers priced at $ 699, but another user reported that their version of the survey had priced them at $ 399. Sonos seemed to use the surveys to present potential customers with a range of prices to see how much they would be willing to pay.
Sonos Core Sub raises much fewer issues. Although an image of the current Sonos Sub is used to illustrate the entry, the most interesting element was the price. At $ 399, Core Sub would be much cheaper than the company’s existing subwoofer, which sold at $ 699. That price is particularly high considering that Sub is intended as an addition to an existing (and expensive) Sonos setting.
The investigations come in the light of a new FCC filing suggesting that Sonos is preparing to release an updated version of the Sonos One speaker equipped with Bluetooth (such as Beam Soundbar) that can be used as a surround sound satellite set up. The submission showed a speaker with controls similar to a Sonos One with Bluetooth added – possibly to help the installation process.