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The Sub Mini is a much smaller and cheaper way to add bass to your Sonos system

Sonos has lengthy supplied a wi-fi subwoofer as a part of its house theater, a massive and highly effective product that additionally prices a whopping $749. For anybody with a smaller room, or a smaller price range, it was a little bit of a stretch. Sonos is giving bass-lovers a new possibility at this time: the rumored Sub Mini is actual — and at $429, it prices a lot lower than its larger sibling. 

The Sub Mini is a cylindrical speaker with a “center tunnel” cutout to transfer air round. It’s a foot tall and about 9 inches in diameter; at 14 kilos, it isn’t precisely gentle, however that is greater than 20 kilos lighter than the Sonos Sub. It’s suitable with any amplified Sonos speaker other than transportable merchandise just like the Move and Roam, which suggests you’ll be able to pair it with audio audio system just like the Sonos One or Five in addition to house theater soundbar just like the Beam and Ray. (Sonos recommends pairing its high-end Arc soundbar with the full-sized Sub, however there isn’t any technical cause you’ll be able to’t use it alongside the Sub Mini.)

Along with that middle tunnel, the Sub Mini consists of two 6-inch, force-cancelling woofers and two class-D digital amplifiers, together with a 5GHz wi-fi connection and a 10/100 ethernet port in case you choose to hardwire your audio system. As with all Sonos merchandise, you arrange the Sub Mini by the Sonos cell app — from there, you may inform it which room the sub is in and pair it to a soundbar or speaker set. 

As with different Sonos audio system, you’ll be able to tune the Sub Mini as soon as it is arrange to correctly stability your system’s sound utilizing Trueplay. You’ll want a suitable iOS gadget to use Trueplay, because it makes use of the gadget’s microphone to hear to the room and optimize audio high quality primarily based on the acoustics of your room. My expertise with Trueplay has all the time been constructive, so this is a step value taking when you’ve got an iPhone or iPad. 

The Sonos Sub is available in black or white and is up for preorder at this time and will probably be extensively obtainable on October sixth. As with any speaker, we’ll want to hear this one earlier than we are able to suggest it, however it’s good that Sonos lastly has a extra inexpensive possibility for bettering bass from its merchandise. It must also be appreciated by anybody with a smaller room or setup — I’ve lengthy needed a little extra bass from my pair of Sonos One audio system, for instance, however the larger Sub could be large overkill. The Sub Mini, alternatively, may very well be excellent.

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