Sonos is doubling down on the customized in-home audio market with new merchandise and partnerships. The corporate in the present day introduced a brand new model of the Sonos Amp and a partnership with Sonance that can lead to three architectural audio system — in-wall, in-ceiling and out of doors — that Sonos says will achieve extra performance when paired with a Sonos system.
Sonos can also be asserting upcoming Management APIs that the corporate says will make it simpler to combine Sonos into the ever-evolving sensible dwelling. This jibes with Sonos’ long-standing method of working with different platforms to supply its clients as many providers as attainable.
The brand new Amp permits homeowners to make use of conventional dwelling audio audio system with a Sonos system. Join a turntable or stream media with simply the Amp and energy a set of bookshelf audio system. In response to the spec sheet, the Amp has sufficient energy to push most high-end bookshelf audio system.
The Amp replaces the Join:Amp. The brand new model is extra highly effective, works with extra platforms and is dearer at $599 reasonably than $499. This new model outputs 125 watts per channel at eight ohms; it may well energy 4 audio system as a substitute of two. The extra energy makes the Amp extra versatile than its predecessor, too. Sonos says the Amp can be utilized so as to add stereo sound to a TV (thanks partially to HDMI Arc help) or add wi-fi rears to a Sonos theater setup. Or, two Amps can be utilized so as to add an entire encompass sound system. A number of Amp items may be stacked or mounted in a rack.
The Amp works with AirPlay 2 and with Alexa when used along side an Amazon Alexa-enabled Sonos gadget like a Sonos One or Beam.
With a product just like the Amp, Sonos has a brand new providing for these clients seeking to combine the handy Sonos line into their high-end dwelling theater setup. That’s a critical market, too, and the corporate’s new partnership with Sonance exhibits Sonos is dedicated to addressing the house audio fanatic whereas constructing merchandise to compete with Apple and Amazon.
Collectively, they may produce in-wall audio system that when used with a Sonos Amp will supply extra performance. The corporate stopped in need of detailing the added performance. These audio system are set for an early 2019 launch.
That is Sonos’ first massive announcement after going public on August 2.