Sonos Launches Sonos Beam (Gen 2)

Sonos is introducing Beam (Gen 2) with support for Dolby Atmos, as well as new hi-fi streaming options from Amazon Music that give fans more immersive ways to enjoy their favorite tracks.

With the explosive rise in straight-to-streaming movie premieres – which have tripled over the last year – consumers are demanding theater-like audio experiences as they continue to invest in their home. Building on its leadership in the home theater category, the new Beam delivers an upgraded, more immersive sound experience, all in the same compact size, thanks to exciting improvements across sound, design and packaging.  

New features on Beam (Gen 2)  include:

  • 3D Audio with Dolby Atmos: Immersive sound technology that places you in the center of the action, whether it’s experiencing planes as if they were flying overhead, hearing footsteps moving across the room, or feeling the score all around you.
  • Enhanced Sound, Same Compact Size: With more processing power and newly developed phased speaker arrays, the new Beam is able to deliver two new audio paths – height and surrounds – without any changes to its design, delivering a virtual Atmos experience which steers and localizes sound around the room. The speaker is also now compatible with HDMI eARC on your TV, so you can experience your favorite movies and games in even higher definition sound with support for new audio formats.
  • A New Look: A new rigid polycarbonate grille that’s precisely perforated allows the speaker to sound great and blend seamlessly into your home – all without changing the size and shape of the original Beam.
  • Easy, More Secure Set-Up: With just two cables and new NFC capabilities, setup is seamless and will have you listening in minutes. Simply open the Sonos app, follow a few prompts, and tap your phone to Beam.
  • Sustainable Sound: The new Beam features sustainable packaging, including premium uncoated kraft paper, a gift box made of 97% sustainable paper, and no single use foam.
  • New services and audio formats: Launching later this year in select markets, Sonos plans to support Amazon Music’s Ultra High Definition audio, which will allow listeners to hear tracks in lossless audio up to 24-bit / 48kHz on their Sonos speakers, as well as Dolby Atmos Music, an immersive audio format that puts you inside the song. Sonos also plans to add support for decoding DTS Digital Surround Sound later this year.

Beam (Gen 2) will be available globally starting October 5 for $559 CAD, with pre-order open now on Sonos.com.

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