After a interval of rumors and hypothesis (as reported in our article: The Sonos Era: What We Know So Far, Sonos is certainly increasing its lineup of wi-fi audio system with the Period 100 ($249 USD) and Period 300 ($449 USD). Though Apple’s new HomePod is priced between at $299, Sonos seems to have extra to supply.
“The Period household is the following technology of sensible audio system, epitomizing our dedication to sound innovation, accountable design and a deep connection to the creator neighborhood,” stated Patrick Spence, CEO of Sonos.
Priced at $449, the Sonos Period 300 emphasizes spatial audio with speaker drivers that direct sound left, proper, ahead, and upward, delivering an immersive audio listening expertise that features help for Dolby Atmos.
Tip: Spatial audio music playback help on the Period 300 is at present enabled from Apple Music and Amazon Music.
Progressive Design: The Period 300 has a definite hourglass form that helps the course and dispersion of sound to really encompass you.
Encompass Sound: The Period 300 is the primary Sonos speaker that delivers multi-channel encompass sound when used as a house theater rear channel speaker. Customers can pair two Period 300 audio system with a Sonos Arc (for a complete of as much as 7.1.4 channels) or Beam 2 (for a complete of 5.1.2 channels) to create a Dolby Atmos dwelling theater listening expertise.
Amplifiers: The Period 300 incorporates six class D digital amplifiers precision-tuned for the speaker’s distinctive acoustic structure.
Woofers: Two woofers are included to maximise low-frequency audio output. They’re additionally angled left and proper to help stereo playback.
Tweeters: The Period 300 contains 4 distinctive midrange-tweeter drivers; A forward-firing mid-tweeter supplies a clean heart picture whereas two side-firing mid-tweeters help stereo separation. An upward-firing tweeter/horn mixture is designed to mirror pontificate the ceiling to help Dolby Atmos playback.
Priced at $249, the Period 100 is a redesign of the favored Sonos One that has been accessible for a while, with new acoustic expertise and design that delivers true stereo sound with deep bass.
Speaker Complement: Two angled tweeters direct excessive frequencies left and proper for stereo listening, whereas a bigger mid-woofer supplies the bass.
Compact: The Period 100 incorporates a number of audio and tech enhancements whereas its slim, fashionable design seems nice on a bookshelf, kitchen counter, desk, or nightstand.
Expandable: You possibly can arrange two Period 100 audio system as rear surrounds with a Sonos soundbar for a 5.1 channel encompass sound system (minus Dolby Atmos or Spatial Audio), or pair two Period 100 audio system collectively for expanded room-filling stereo sound.
|Period 100||Period 300|
|Amplifiers||Three class-D digital amplifiers precision-tuned for the speaker’s distinctive acoustic structure energy your sound expertise.||Six class-D digital amplifiers precision-tuned for the speaker’s distinctive acoustic structure energy your sound expertise.|
|Tweeters||Two angled tweeters create a crisp and correct excessive frequency response and stereo separation.||4 tweeters guarantee devoted playback of excessive and mid-range frequencies.
The forward-firing mid tweeter supplies a clean heart picture whereas two side-firing mid tweeters create stereo separation.
Loaded right into a directional horn, the upward-firing tweeter displays pontificate the ceiling when enjoying Dolby Atmos content material.
|Woofers||One midwoofer ensures the devoted playback of mid-range vocal frequencies and deep bass.||Two woofers maximize low-end output and are angled left and proper to help stereo playback.|
(H x W x D)
|7.18 x 4.72 x 5.14 in
(182.5 x 120 x 130.5 mm)
|6.30 x 10..24 x 7.28 in
(160 x 260 x 185 mm)
Options in Widespread
Along with their distinct variations, listed here are the capabilities that each the Period 300 and 100 have in frequent.
New UI: There’s a new intuitive new person interface that features a new quantity slider for easy management that enhances fast and personal management of your music with Sonos Voice Control, the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth.
Tip: Alexa voice management can be supported, however Google Assistant shouldn’t be supported straight upon launch. To make use of Google Assistant to regulate Period audio system, you should relay instructions by one other Sonos speaker with Google Assistant functionality.
Upgraded Connectivity: Stream audio from a number of on-line music sources utilizing the Sonos WiFi platform or Bluetooth. You can even join different audio sources similar to a turntable (or turntable/phono preamp mixture) through an auxiliary cable and the Sonos Line-In Adapter.
Adjustable EQ: You possibly can modify bass, treble, and loudness through the Sonos app.
Microphones: Each audio system incorporate a far-field microphone array with superior beamforming and multichannel echo cancellation for fast and correct voice management and Trueplay tuning. For those who need, you’ll be able to flip off the microphones through the use of the mic on/off toggle change.
Trueplay: This characteristic (accessible for each iOS and Android) makes use of put in software program that determines room acoustics and fine-tunes the EQ based mostly on the end result.
Capacitive Contact Controls: Play, pause, skip, replay, modify quantity, mute voice assistant, and group or ungroup Sonos merchandise.
Bluetooth Button: Pair the Period 300 and 100 with any suitable Bluetooth supply gadgets for Bluetooth-source music listening.
LED: An LED standing confirms the connection, microphone exercise, and mute standing.
WiFi: Appropriate with WiFi 6 for elevated reliability. Connect with WiFi with any 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4 GHz/5 GHz broadcast-capable router.
Bluetooth 5.0: Helps audio streaming from any Bluetooth-enabled machine.
USB-C: Join an audio supply utilizing an auxiliary cable and the USB-C Sonos Line-In Adapter. Or join a router with an ethernet cable and the Sonos Combo Adapter. All equipment are bought individually.
Apple AirPlay 2: Period audio system work with AirPlay 2 on Apple gadgets iOS 11.4 and better.
Sturdy Construct: Each Period audio system are designed to offer years of enjoyment and in addition accommodate simpler servicing by lowering the usage of adhesives and transitioning to screws for straightforward disassembly and restore.
Sustainability: The Period 100 and 300 are made with post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and packaged in 100% sustainably sourced paper. They’re additionally designed to scale back energy consumption (beneath 2 watts in standby mode).
Worth & Availability
The Sonos Period 300 and Period 100 will each be accessible for buy in both black or white end through the Sonos website and different approved sellers beginning on March twenty eighth, 2023.
Tip: You can even purchase a bundle that features the Sonos ARC or Beam (Gen 2), Sonos Sub or Sub Mini, and both the Period 300 or 100 as surrounds. Check the Sonos website for package pricing.
Wall Mounts and Stands (Non-obligatory)
Tip: Further stand (fastened and adjustable peak) and adjustable wall mount choices for the Period 300 and Period 100, can be found by Sanus Systems.
Which One Ought to You Purchase?
Period 300 has a number of key benefits. It’s bigger, with extra speaker drivers which implies it ought to ship a richer, fuller sound. Though its help for Dolby Atmos/Spatial Audio seems promising, whether or not it truly sounds immersive might rely upon the dimensions/form of your room and whether or not one or two are used collectively.
Period 100 is the extra inexpensive possibility so as to add sound to any room. It’s barely bigger than the outgoing mannequin (Sonos One) it replaces, and will present a sonic improve due to its new functionality of manufacturing stereo imaging from a single speaker.
For those who’re already a Sonos soundbar proprietor, each fashions can be utilized as wi-fi rear audio system. On this configuration, we’re not but positive how properly the Period 300 decodes rear channel audio info and/or if its upward-firing driver provides noticeable Dolby Atmos peak results to warrant the additional price.