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Sonos Leverages
Sonance
Collaboration on
New In-Ceiling
Speaker
The forthcoming 8-inch architectural
loudspeaker combines the talents of
leading audio brands to expand Sonos'
lineup of integration solutions.
By Robert Archer
A COUPLE of powerhouse
audio companies teamed
up to develop a new architectural
loudspeaker offering.
Sonos is adding to its
line through the introduction
of its 8-inch In-Ceiling
Speaker in collaboration
with Sonance.
The newly announced
speaker extends the successful
Sonos Architectural
line of passive speakers.
" The 8-inch In-Ceiling
Speaker has been designed
in direct response to the
needs of our installers,
who asked us for more size
options and flexibility during
installation. " comments
Audra Kinsley, VP and GM
of Sonos Professional.
" This new addition provides
a bold sound profile
and stunning performance
that enhances the experience
customers get when
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ers are paired with Sonos
Amp. The addition of the
8-inch In-Ceiling Speaker
provides professional
installers and customers
the freedom and flexibility
to choose the design and
sound experience that fits
perfectly within their space. "
The 8-inch In-Ceiling
Speaker, designed and
tuned in collaboration with
Sonance, features a custom-built,
enlarged woofer
and high-excursion motor,
which Sonos says results
in a smooth midrange, and
bass down to 32Hz. The
company says the new architectural
speaker utilizes a
30mm (1.18 inches) tweeter
and newly optimized waveguide
that Sonos says helps
to produce natural sounding
vocals and better high-frequency
dispersion.
The 8-inch In-Ceiling
Speaker is bigger in size
The new speaker builds upon the company's 6-inch model
as a response to installer feedback.
than the company's 6-inch
model, but the aesthetics
of the magnetic grille are
unchanged, ensuring both
models can be used seamlessly
together in the same
space. The grille for both
sizes is available in white for
a discreet match with a range
of ceiling designs and integrators
can paint it to meet
customization demands.
The company emphasizes
that when used in combination
with Sonos Amp,
the Sonos Architectural line
provides crisp and clear multiroom
audio for homeowners.
Sonos notes that when
paired with Sonos Amp,
the In-Ceiling or In-Wall
speakers offer integrators
additional benefits including
overdrive protection to
protect the speakers from
damage and custom tuning
enhancements that ensure a
fuller sound and a balanced
frequency response.
In combination with Sonos
Amp the 8-inch speaker
also benefit from Sonos'
proprietary Trueplay tuning
which accounts for the size,
construction, and furnishings
of the room where the
speakers are placed, and
automatically adjusts the
equalization for sound that
best fits the environment.
Sonos also emphasizes
that like its other architectural
speakers, the 8-inch
In-Ceiling Speaker paired
with Sonos Amp brings the
convenience of its ecosystem
including an easy-touse
app that offers favorite
streaming services, as well
as Apple AirPlay 2 control,
and the ability to add additional
Sonos speakers and
components.
The 8-inch In-Ceiling
Speaker will be available this
spring for $999 per pair.
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