The company specializing in audio Sonos announced yesterday its new Beam Gen 2 soundbar, now featuring premium 3D audio. Beam Gen 2 gained support for Dolby Atmos, HDMI and ARC, upgraded power processing with new speaker sets, sleeker design, AirPlay 2 and configuration by NFC, among other news.
Dolby Atmos 3D audio technology delivers immersive sound, where the user feels surrounded by audio from movies and games, such as experiencing planes flying over your house or footsteps coming from across the room. The sound of the Sonos Beam Gen 2 has been updated, but the soundbar remains the same size as the previous model.
Sonos' compact soundbar design has been given a more modern look with a polycarbonate grille, and is available in black and white. Sonos promises that the assembly of Beam Gen 2 is simpler and safer, with just two cables, and quick configuration through the company's own app on the cell phone. According to Sonos, the Gen 2 packaging is made with 97% sustainable paper and does not contain any type of foam.
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As the 9to5MAC website pointed out, the Beam is a more compact and affordable model than Sonos' top-of-the-line soundbar, the Arc, launched last year costing US$799 (about R$4.200 at the current price). The Beam Gen 2, recommended for TVs up to 49 inches, is already on pre-order at Sonos website for US$449 (about R$2.350).
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