Sonos could soon announce a smaller, more affordable Sub Mini subwoofer

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Sonos is probably going planning to announce a new, smaller, and cheaper subwoofer to hitch its dwelling theater product lineup. A Redditor spotted mention of a “Sub Mini” proper within the Sonos smartphone app, and based mostly on the textual content, it’s evident that that is a actual product and never some mistake or placeholder textual content. In the screenshot, Sonos describes the Sub Mini as a “smaller, cylindrical subwoofer” in comparison with the big, sq., and really expensive Sub.

Most typical subwoofers are hefty squares or rectangles that folks typically attempt to maintain out of sight. But cylinder-shaped subwoofers aren’t exceptional. The Sub Mini could resemble one thing just like the beneath subwoofer from OSD.


Image: OSD
This instance of a cylindrical subwoofer is made by OSD.

The third-gen Sub at the moment retails for $749. And whereas that’s positively a excessive premium to pay, some people who find themselves deep within the Sonos ecosystem would inform you that it’s almost unattainable to overstate what the Sub provides to the sound from an Arc or Beam soundbar. You may even add two of them to a dwelling theater setup if you wish to get actually wild. (Unfortunately, the screenshot additionally mentions that the Sub Mini gained’t assist this double-subwoofer situation.)


Image: S114HED (Reddit)
The Sonos iPhone app immediately mentions the unannounced Sub Mini.

Even if it may well’t absolutely match the growl of a common Sub, a cheaper Sonos subwoofer could be a welcome addition to the corporate’s product household and let prospects take pleasure in that fuller, deeper audio from their films, TV reveals, and music.

The Verge has reached out to Sonos for touch upon the unannounced Sub Mini. The firm reported sturdy earnings but once more in its latest quarter however has been hit laborious by provide chain points. On the Sonos website, many merchandise are backordered till late December and past. The firm just lately rolled out assist for DTS audio to its soundbars, together with battery-saving measures for the transportable Sonos Move and Roam audio system.

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