Audio company Sonos today announced a new range of speakers called "Sonos Architectural by Sonance," which are a collection of passive speakers that are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. There are three new speakers total: the Sonos In-Ceiling, Sonos In-Wall, and Sonos Outdoor Speaker.

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Sonos In-Wall

As their names imply, the first two speakers are designed to be placed within the walls or ceilings of your home, sitting flush with each surface. Sonos says it worked with Sonance to make sure each speaker blends into any space while still providing the clear sound, even coverage, and performance expected of a Sonos device.

“Our goal was to create a solution optimized for installers, bringing the Sonos experience to architectural speakers for the first time,” said Sonos CEO Patrick Spence. “Sonance was the natural partner, sharing our passion for high quality, reliable sound solutions inside and outside the home.”

These connect with Sonos Amp to use the company's "TruePlay" feature that detects the size, construction, furnishings, and more of a room and adjust the EQ for optimal sound. Sonos notes that TruePlay will only be available for the In-Wall and In-Ceiling speakers.

sonos ceiling speaker

Sonos In-Ceiling

For the Outdoor speaker, Sonos says this is its first device specifically built for outdoor use, featuring a weatherproof build that was engineered to withstand various environmental conditions. The Outdoor speaker can also be installed on walls, but it does protrude from the surface unlike the In-Wall speaker.

The In-Ceiling, In-Wall, and Outdoor speakers all support AirPlay 2 and Apple Music streaming, like existing Sonos speakers.

sonos outdoor

Sonos Outdoor

The In-Ceiling and In-Wall speakers are priced at $599 for a pair of each, while the Outdoor speaker costs $799 for a pair. The two Sonos Architectural speakers are available for pre-order today and will launch on February 26, while the Outdoor speaker will not be available until April.

Sonos today also announced that the updated Sonos Amp is now available for purchase in Australia, Canada, and Mexico, and it will launch in Europe on February 12. During its original launch last year, the new Sonos Amp was only available in the United States.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Sonos. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

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SqB Avatar
32 months ago
Wow, seems pretty spendy for some passive speakers that still need you to buy a Sonos Amp to make them work. How many are going to miss that little detail when ordering?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mpshay Avatar
32 months ago
('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/05/sonos-in-wall-in-ceiling/')


Audio company Sonos ('http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/462641/type/dlg/https://www.sonos.com/en-us/home') today announced a new range of speakers called "Sonos Architectural by Sonance," which are a collection of passive speakers that are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. There are three new speakers total: the Sonos In-Ceiling, Sonos In-Wall, and Sonos Outdoor Speaker.


Sonos In-Wall


As their names imply, the first two speakers are designed to be placed within the walls or ceilings of your home, sitting flush with each surface. Sonos says it worked with Sonance to make sure each speaker blends into any space while still providing the clear sound, even coverage, and performance expected of a Sonos device.
These can connect with Sonos Amp to use the "Trueplay" feature that detects the size, construction, furnishings, and more of a room and adjust the EQ for optimal sound.


Sonos In-Ceiling


For the Outdoor speaker, Sonos says this is its first device specifically built for outdoor use, featuring a weatherproof build that was engineered to withstand various environmental conditions. The Outdoor speaker can also be installed on walls, but it does protrude from the surface unlike the In-Wall speaker.

The In-Ceiling, In-Wall, and Outdoor speakers all support AirPlay 2 and Apple Music streaming, like existing Sonos speakers.


Sonos Outdoor


The In-Ceiling ('http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/462641/type/dlg/https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/ceiling-speaker-pair.html') and In-Wall ('http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/462641/type/dlg/https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/wall-speaker-pair.html') speakers are priced at $599 for a pair of each, while the Outdoor speaker ('http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/462641/type/dlg/https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/outdoor-speaker-pair.html') costs $799 for a pair. The two Sonos Architectural speakers are available for pre-order today and will launch on February 26, while the Outdoor speaker will not be available until April.

Sonos today also announced that the updated Sonos Amp ('http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/462641/type/dlg/https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/amp.html') is now available for purchase in Australia, Canada, and Mexico, and it will launch in Europe on February 12. During its original launch last year, the new Sonos Amp was only available in the United States.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Sonos. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Article Link: Sonos Debuts New In-Wall, In-Ceiling, and Outdoor Speakers With AirPlay 2 Support ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/05/sonos-in-wall-in-ceiling/')
[doublepost=1549378216][/doublepost]How does a passive speaker “support AirPlay 2”? I know the new Sonos amp supports AirPlay 2, but if you are using that amp then any speakers you connect to it would work with AirPlay
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
codyliger Avatar
32 months ago
Claiming they support airplay and Apple Music is misleading. All they did was partner with a speaker company for passive speakers. Am I missing something? Do a pair of these speakers include an amp?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
32 months ago
When you have to rip your speakers out of the wall because you bought a bigger TV.
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ChromeAce Avatar
32 months ago
Saying these speakers support AirPlay 2 is like saying my mother could be a wagon, if she had wheels. Any speaker connected to the Sonos amp can be used, as that functionality is inside the Amp not the speaker.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hobocamp456 Avatar
32 months ago
So Sonos speakers that now require you to wire them in and are still ridiculously pricey. No thanks. One of the biggest selling points of Sonos is that you don’t need to wire them in
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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