Sonos Reveals Period 100 and Period 300 Audio system with Bluetooth and Spatial Audio
Sonos has unveiled its latest vary of wi-fi audio system, named Period, which features a substitute for the Sonos One and a spatial audio tabletop mannequin.
The 2 audio system — the Sonos Period 100 ($249) and the Sonos Period 300 $449 — now embrace Bluetooth in addition to Sonos’ proprietary multiroom system.
The Sonos Period 100 replaces the ever-popular Sonos One within the firm’s lineup, with the principle enhancements being stereo sound and a brand new contact management bar. The Period 100 additionally provides auxiliary-in help for the primary time at this degree with the non-obligatory $20 Sonos Line-In Adapter.
Subsequent up: The religious successor to the outdated Sonos Play:3, the Sonos Period 300 is a very redesigned speaker that now consists of Dolby Atmos help. The 300 is a a lot bigger speaker than the 100 and consists of devoted stereo drivers in addition to top audio system. The 300 now additionally features a built-in calibration routine referred to as Fast Tune — which makes use of the onboard “sensible” microphones — along with the prevailing iOS Trueplay system.
The 2 sensible audio system will embrace Amazon Alexa and Sonos Voice help at launch whereas Google Assistant shall be coming later.
Each Period audio system can be utilized as a stereo pair or as rears in a Sonos house cinema setup, and the Sonos Period 300 will allow rear top capabilities as properly for a full 5.2.4 association (should you add two matching subs).
Given the elevated availability of spatial music there are nonetheless solely a handful of tabletop Atmos audio system, together with the $249 Amazon Echo Studio and $300 Apple HomePod. In the meantime there are a variety of Atmos soundbars with fashions from Vizio, Bose and Sonos.
I heard the audio system at a Sonos occasion in downtown Manhattan and located that the Sonos Period 100 provided surprisingly full bass for a small speaker. Because it was a small — and packed — room it was arduous to listen to any stereo results although. However there have been no such points with the Period 300 with a broad, expansive sound harking back to the Sonos Beam.
The Sonos Period 100 and Period 300 shall be out there beginning March 28. Look out for evaluations on robotechcompany.com for each audio system later this month!