It’s incredibly easy to love Sonos. Their wireless music system is virtually unrivaled and don’t even try and through the word Airplay around as if it’s a retort. It’s more like a last resort if you can’t afford the awesomeness that Sonos has to offer. That said, we really didn’t think the wireless speaker solution could get much better. Boy were we wrong.
Today, the company introduced SUB. That’s right, a stand alone subwoofer that is said to deliver thundering bass and lows so deep you’ll want a seismic counter on hand to determine if it’s an actual Earthquake or Sonos rattling the pictures off your walls.
To be totally candid Sonos hasn’t told us if the SUB’s specs, but we do know that it will only work with their amplified offerings ( CONNECT:AMP; PLAY:5; PLAY:3), which is to say it’s not compatible with their non-amplified Sonos CONNECT. A slight disappointment, but a caveat we’re willing to accept. There are also “two force-cancelling speakers positioned face-to-face,” which is said to negate any of that pesky cabinet rattling you’ve probably come to expect from most speakers of this ilk. And much like their Sonos speakers, you’ll be able to set up the SUB with a single button push and a pairing walk through on your iOS or Android device.
The Sonos SUB will launch this June in a high-gloss black lacquer finish for $699. Expect a black matte version to arrive sometime in September.