Sony Ray, main specs
Inevitably, at this price, many of the features onboard the Sonos Beam Gen 2 which appeared shortly after the start of the 2021 school year will not be there, first and foremost Dolby Atmos compatibility and Google and/or Alexa voice assistants with the associated microphones. Similarly, connectivity would be reduced to its simplest form with an optical input but without HDMI.
Sony Ray, surround speakers in a multi-channel setup
On the other hand, in addition to the classic soundbar function to enhance the audio spectacle of a television, the Sonos Ray could be used as a surround speaker -in a vertical position- to accompany a Sonos Arc soundbar within a configuration multichannel. The shape of the loudspeakers located at the ends of the Sonos "Fury", slightly inclined (see the 3D rendering of the product at the bottom of this news), could thus be used for the restitution of the Height channels of Dolby Atmos technology (proposed by the Sonos Arc), with more success than from a simple Sonos One for example.
New True Wireless subwoofer and headphones at Sonos?
Namely, The Verge indicates that Sonos is also developing a new subwoofer (code name S37) and True Wireless headphones, without further details. On the other hand, The Verge specifies that the marketing of the Sonos Ray is scheduled for June 7. Its official presentation should therefore be soon…