For a while now, we have been talking about the news that Sonos will launch a new entry-level soundbar in the near future. KTronix, an online store in Colombia, accidentally uploaded the product page of this new product, and also revealed to us that its name will be Sonos Ray. It is said that the length of the fuselage of Ray will be shorter than that of Beam, only about 56 cm, and it will be taller and thinner at the same time. I also see the I/O part in the picture, confirming that Ray will only support optical fiber connections, so high-end functions such as HDMI and Dolby Atmos will be lacking.
The accidentally exposed Sonos Ray product page also revealed that it is equipped with only one pair of tweeters and woofers, but supports Sonos’ famous Trueplay tuning, emphasizing that it can have “clear dialogue” sound performance when playing movies and dramas, and supports Dolby Digital and other The speaker connection is a 5.1 combination. However, the voice assistant function, another main selling point of Sonos speakers, will also be taken away. Like Sonos’ SL version, it can only be operated through a mobile phone.
According to The Verge’s notification by the whistleblower, it is confirmed once again that Ray can be connected to the active Arc and Beam, as a rear soundbar to bring an enhanced spatial sound experience.