For over a decade, should you needed so as to add some severe bass to enhance your Sonos residence theater setup—like, say, you actually needed to amplify the low grumbling of a dragon in Home of the Dragon—you needed to get the Sonos Sub. Did it provide among the greatest low frequencies we have ever heard? Sure, nevertheless it additionally value a steep $749.
Lastly, for many who could not abdomen the worth of the unique, or simply desire a extra moveable model to squeeze right into a bookshelf or credenza, Sonos is unveiling a Sub Mini—the house theater model’s first extension of its subwoofer vary since 2012—which is about to drop simply forward of the vacations on October 6 at a way more wise $429.
Up for preorder immediately, the Sonos Sub Mini—out there in black or white—weighs simply 14 kilos (in comparison with the Sub’s hefty 36-pounder mannequin) and arrives in a extra squat cylindrical design versus the Sub’s box-like silhouette. The smaller subwoofer retains the massive elliptical hole within the center, which Sonos’ product supervisor Scott Fink tells us is for the twin woofers to cancel one another’s vibrations, thereby lowering any distortion.
In addition to being a extra wallet-friendly choice, the Sub Mini, in accordance with Sonos, can be for many who need to intensify these extremely coveted low tones to small- or medium-sized rooms, which the Sub would have overpowered with heavy bass. To carry a extra cinematic expertise to your own home theater, pair the Sub Mini with the Sonos Beam or Ray soundbars. Or, for a boosted sound expertise, pair the Sub Mini with the One, One SL, or Ikea Symfonisk audio system. One draw back to the Sub Mini is that you could solely pair one along with your soundbar, whereas with the Sub, you’ll be able to add a number of models to actually pump up the bass.
Nonetheless, Sonos’ Sub Mini continues to be as Sonos because it will get. Its 5-GHz WiFi connection ensures there are not any lags and that you’re going to by no means expertise any sound interruptions. Pairing your new unit is simply as simple as all the time, with setup being so simple as tapping your cellphone to the subwoofer. With Trueplay, the Sub Mini will modify its personal sound to accommodate wherever you set it, however you too can make changes manually by the accompanying Sonos app.
You possibly can head over to Sonos’ web site proper now to preorder your personal Sub Mini, and we’ll have a full evaluate of the brand new subwoofer coming quickly.