Sonos could launch a mini subwoofer very soon to boost your home cinema
It looks like Sonos is set to release a new subwoofer, after a Reddit user spotted details about the so-called Sub Mini in the brand’s S2 app.
The user posted the details of the subwoofer when he pressed the “More Info” button while adding a second Sub (Gen 3) – the brand’s flagship subwoofer – to their Sonos system. They also uploaded a screenshot of the information screen.
As well as providing information on how to connect a second subwoofer to your home theater setup, the page also revealed that the Sonos Sub Mini is not supported in this process.
Currently, the company does not have any products with that name, which suggests that a launch is on the horizon – and possibly coming very soon, if details of the new subwoofer are already available in the Sonos S2 app. .
In a statement provided to Engadget, a spokesperson for Sonos said, “We are still working on ways to create an even better listening experience for customers, but we have nothing to share on our future roadmap. of products ” ; However, we would be surprised if the Sonos Sub Mini does not launch in the next few months.
The page also reveals a bit about the design of the Sub Mini, in a section called “How do I know if I have a Sub (Gen 3)?” “. Apparently, the new subwoofer is “a smaller cylindrical subwoofer” compared to the brand’s existing line of relatively large square devices.
A cheaper Sonos subwoofer? Count us in
Subwoofers like the Sonos Sub are a great way to boost the low frequencies of your home theater setup, especially if you have a smaller soundbar like the Sonos Beam (Gen 2), which doesn’t sound as loud as the models. taller.
Even if your soundbar is powerful enough, a good subwoofer can add tension to movie soundtracks by enhancing the lower frequencies of the rumble, as well as making bass-rich music more full-bodied.
However, subwoofers don’t always come cheap – and this is especially true of the Sonos Sub, which costs $ 749 / £ 749 / AU $ 1,099. If the new Sub Mini is a smaller version of the brand’s existing subwoofers, it should be cheaper than that – in the same way that the Sonos Beam is cheaper than its big brother, the Sonos Arc.
Sonos’ pricing has been a point of contention in recent months. In September, the company increased prices for its wireless speakers and soundbars, which was seen as an unusual and surprising move.
The Sonos Black Friday deals have also been particularly disappointing this year. There were very few discounts, even as we walked through Cyber Monday – possibly due to global chip shortages that have hit the audiovisual industry hard, affecting both inventory and delivery times. .
Either way, a cheaper version of a Sonos product is always welcome – and while Sonos hasn’t confirmed it yet, it looks like we’ll be seeing a cheaper, more compact subwoofer in the coming months.