Sonos has launched its first subwoofer, the wireless Sonos SUB.
The SUB simply connects to the mains in order to connect wirelessly to any of the Sonos range of amplified components. So that's the CONNECT:AMP, PLAY:3; PLAY:5, ZonePlayer 100 and ZonePlayer 120. It doesn't work with the non-amplified Sonos CONNECT, ZP80 or ZP90.
Do you have a pair of ceiling speakers in a room and would like a little more bass? Now you can, simply plug a Sonos SUB into the room.
The Sonos SUB will be available in store from the 19th June and will come in a high-gloss black lacquer finish for £599.
You can stand the SUB up or lay it down flat and slide it underneath a piece of furniture or the sofa. The cabinet is made from proprietary resin that promises acoustically dead walls. Measuring 40.1 x 15.7 x 38.1 cms and with a weight of 16.5kg, it's certainly more compact than the average subwoofer.
The subwoofer uses two force-cancelling speakers positioned face-to-face and has dual acoustic ports to "maximise acoustic volume... and enhance bass resonance". Two Class D digital amplifiers deliver the power, while all filter settings and DSP circuitry is taken care of inside the SUB, which promises a "clear, deep, all-digital sound" according to John MacFarlane, CEO, Sonos.