Using Sonos for Excellent Audio in Your Georgia Home Theater Part 2
New Products and Tech Are Perfect for Smaller Spaces
Last month we highlighted why Sonos makes a perfect addition to any secondary home theater, thanks in part to the wireless capabilities and compatibility with Amazon’s Alexa. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the new products and technology upgrades the wireless audio giant is releasing to take center stage in surround sound. If you’re looking for a way to enhance a second home theater in your Georgia property, or you want to begin building a small, entry-level system, this blog will show you where to start. Read more after the jump.
The Sonos Playbase
One of the big releases this year is the Sonos Playbase. The Playbase isn’t Sono’s first foray into home theater or media room tech – their Playbar remains a strong contender in the soundbar market. But the soundbase offers an added kick, particularly for homeowners with a smaller setup.
While the Playbar is designed to be mounted on the wall underneath a hanging TV screen, you’ll place your display directly on top of the Playbase. The added real-estate that the TV balances on is put to good use, with plenty of room to emphasize deeper bass notes. The result is a system that offers a lot of power in a relatively compact package.
TruePlay for Home Theaters
If you needed any further proof that Sonos was jumping head first into the home theater game, they’ve even upgraded their TruePlay technology to recognize the specific demands. TruePlay is the calibration tool that helps make the system sound as good as possible in any space, but until recently it had mostly emphasized music playback. Now Sonos has added spatial correction to adjust how the system sounds when it’s playing surround sound.
TruePlay is intended to make the calibration of a 5.1 surround system easier on the listener. In the case of a Sonos setup, a 5.1 surround system may include Playbar or Playbase, Sub and two satellite Play:5s. While it can’t compete with the power of a full Dolby Atmos configuration, it’s perfect for smaller rooms and secondary spaces.
The Future of Sonos
We’ve seen that Sonos is clearly interested in expanding its brand into the custom home theater and smart automation markets. Thanks to Control4 and Alexa connectivity and a growing array of home theater-specific tech, the wireless audio leader is clearly aiming for whole home audio dominance. Only time will tell if they’ll make it, but with rumors swirling about increased voice control capabilities and compatibility with other majors like Google Home, we could just be seeing the beginning of a huge turn in the company’s destiny.
Is Sonos the right fit for a secondary Georgia home theater in your property? Contact Atlanta Audio today to learn more by filling out this form or giving us a call at 770-977-9110.