The 2nd procreation of the Beam soundbar features the aforesaid acousitic architecture arsenic the archetypal procreation model, meaning you'll find 5 Class-D integer amplifiers, 4 elliptical mid-woofers, 1 tweeter and 3 passive radiators, but it has a faster CPU and improved talker arrays.
According to Sonos, determination are 5 speakers arrays successful the caller Beam soundbar compared to the 3 successful the original, with the other 2 dedicated to situation and tallness information, applying clip and frequency-based psycho-acoustic techniques to separate betwixt receptor level and overhead audio. This results successful the Beam's quality to connection Dolby Atmos support.
It's worthy mentioning the Dolby Atmos enactment is virtual lone connected the caller Beam arsenic determination are nary upfiring speakers, similar the larger Sonos Arc has. It's updated polycarbonate grille does lucifer that of the Arc though, moving distant from the material-covering connected the archetypal Beam.
Along with the much almighty processor, improved phased array and updated grille, the caller Sonos Beam besides has HDMI eARC compatibility. Otherwise, the dimensions, specifications and features similar TruePlay, compatibility with implicit 100 euphony services and the remainder of the features Sonos speakers offer are the aforesaid arsenic the archetypal Beam.
The 2nd procreation Beam volition enactment Amazon Music Ultra HD that arrrives aboriginal this year, arsenic good arsenic Dolby Atmos Music.
The caller Sonos Beam volition outgo £449 successful the UK and $449 successful the US. It volition beryllium disposable from 5 October and comes successful achromatic and achromatic colour options.
Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Editing by Rik Henderson. Originally published connected 14 September 2021.