Sonos Unveils Sonos Architectural by Sonance, the First Premium Architectural Speakers Designed for use with Sonos Amp
Sonos Amp, available on Sonos.com and through installers in the
United States, Canada, and Mexico will expand to additional retail
channels and Australia on Feb. 5; Europe beginning Feb. 12.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Sonos (Nasdaq: SONO) announced the all-new Sonos Architectural by
Sonance, a collection of installed passive speakers for indoor and
outdoor use designed and optimized for Sonos Amp in partnership with
Sonance. Sonos In-Wall by Sonance and Sonos In-Ceiling by Sonance are
available for pre-order on sonos.com
today, with general availability to begin on February 26; general
availability for Sonos Outdoor by Sonance will follow in April.
With a shared commitment to superior sound and great design, Sonos and
Sonance partnered with the objective of producing speakers that
disappear into any space while providing clear sound, even coverage,
high-quality performance, and ease of use. The creation and engineering
of speakers for a specific amplifier marks a first for architectural
sound, demonstrating both brands’ dedication to creating transformative
“Our goal was to create a solution optimized for installers, bringing
the Sonos experience to architectural speakers for the first time,” said
Sonos CEO Patrick Spence. “Sonance was the natural partner, sharing our
passion for high quality, reliable sound solutions inside and outside
When paired with Sonos Amp, the In-Ceiling and In-Wall speakers’ unique
hardware signature unlocks Trueplay™ which accounts for the size,
construction, and furnishings of the room where the speakers are placed,
and automatically adjusts the EQ for optimal sound.
The Outdoor speaker is the first Sonos speaker designed for outdoor use.
Featuring a weatherproof design and engineered to withstand a wide
variety of environmental conditions, you can now enjoy audio content
year-round from anywhere in your home, whether inside or out.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Sonos to bring the first
architectural speakers with Trueplay to market,” said Sonance CEO Ari
Supran. “Sonos represents the pinnacle in distributed audio user
experiences and we are thrilled to help extend that experience to
installations where hiding technology into architecture is desired.”
A connection to Amp also brings the benefits of the Sonos system to
every Sonos Architectural by Sonance speaker, including an easy-to-use
app that works with all of your favorite streaming services, AirPlay 2
control, regular software updates, and the ability to add additional
Sonos speakers and components to expand your setup over time.
Up to three pairs of Sonos Architectural by Sonance speakers can be
powered by a single Sonos Amp. Also, all Sonos Architectural by Sonance
speakers feature dynamic bass processing to enhance low frequencies for
a richer listening experience.
Like all Sonos products, the Sonos Architectural by Sonance speakers
have been thoughtfully designed to put sound experience first,
regardless of where you’re listening:
The $599/pair In-Ceiling speakers bring music into any room and are
ideal for spacious, ambient listening. They also feature specially
designed round, or optional square, grilles which can be painted to
match the ceiling.
The $599/pair In-Wall speakers bring targeted, immersive sound for
home theater. Like the In-Ceiling speakers, these speakers feature
specially designed grilles which can be painted to match the wall.
The $799/pair Outdoor speakers withstand the elements to deliver rich
sound outside the home. These outdoor speakers are engineered to
withstand humidity, water, salt spray, heat, UV rays, and freezing
Sonos also announced that the all-new Amp, its powerful and versatile
home amplifier, will be available for purchase in Australia, Canada and
Mexico on February 5, for preorder in Europe on February 5, and shipping
in Europe from February 12. Amp is currently available in the United
States on Sonos.com and through installers, with the addition of retail
availability beginning February 5.
First unveiled in August
2018, the $599 Amp is more than twice as powerful as its
predecessor, supports Apple’s AirPlay 2 and more than 100 streaming
services, and offers HDMI-ARC to bring great sound to your TV.
Sonos (Nasdaq: SONO) is one of the world’s leading sound experience
brands. As the inventor of multi-room wireless home audio, Sonos
innovation helps the world listen better by giving people access to the
content they love and allowing them to control it however they choose.
Known for delivering an unparalleled sound experience, thoughtful home
design aesthetic, simplicity of use and an open platform, Sonos makes
the breadth of audio content available to anyone. Sonos is headquartered
in Santa Barbara, California. Learn more at www.sonos.com.
Sonance is one of the most recognized and highly awarded manufacturers
in the architectural speaker and outdoor audio categories worldwide.
Sonance began in 1983 when Scott Struthers and Geoff Spencer recognized
the need for an audio solution that could deliver unsurpassed
performance combined with minimal visual intrusion. It was this
revelation that led them to create the architectural audio category.
Sonance is headquartered in San Clemente, California. Learn more at www.sonance.com.