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Sonos

Beam (Gen 2)

£449

Revised for October 2021, Sonos Beam (Gen 2) looks almost exactly the same as it’s predecessor but has several hidden upgrades. Sonos has added Dolby Atmos support, eARC connectivity and enhanced processing power (40% more powerful CPU) and the result is more immersive, detailed sound.

Beam is still the same slimline, smaller version of the Sonos Arc soundbar, ideal for smaller TVs and for convenient music streaming; just with better connectivity and sound. It will improve your TV audio, particularly speech and is a great addition to provide better audio for movies, TV and gaming . Beam is also a music system in it’s own right: easily stream music, radio or podcasts from your phone/tablet or via voice control.

Dimensions (H x W x D): 6.9 x 65.1 x 10.0 cm
Weight: 2.8kg

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Enrich all your entertainment with the latest generation of Sonos’s compact smart soundbar, now with Dolby Atmos.

Experience panoramic sound and crystal clear dialogue for shows, movies, and games. When the TV is off, stream music and more from all your favourite services. Control is easy with the Sonos app, your voice, and Apple AirPlay 2. Add speakers to create a wireless surround sound system and enjoy multiroom listening. Everything connects over WiFi.

High definition sound; Smarter on the inside
A 40% faster chip pushes the sonic limits for a soundbar this size, creating two new audio paths for a virtual surround sound experience.

More beautiful on the outside
The new precisely perforated grille elevates the elegant design and blends seamlessly into your home, whether you place Beam on furniture or mount it.

Exceptional sound all around
Dolby Atmos maps sounds in space for a 3D effect so you experience planes as if they’re flying overhead, hear footsteps moving across the room, and feel the score surround you.
*Requires a TV that supports Dolby Atmos and Atmos-encoded content.

Crystal clear dialogue
Oscar-winning sound engineers helped fine-tune Beam to make sure you hear every word and can always follow the story. For even greater clarity when characters whisper or the action intensifies, turn on Speech Enhancement in the Sonos app.

High quality even at low volumes
Advanced audio processing ensures balanced sound from wall to wall at any volume level. When you want to watch TV but need to keep it down, turn on Night Sound in the app to reduce the intensity of loud effects and enhance quieter ones.

Made for music
Stream music, radio, audiobooks, and podcasts from all your favourite services with detailed stereo sound that fills the room.

Breeze through setup
Go from unboxing to unbelievable sound in minutes with only two cables and step-by-step guidance from the Sonos app.

Tuned to perfection
Trueplay tuning technology adapts the sound for the unique acoustics of the room so your content always sounds just the way it should.

Freedom of control
Sonos app – Connect all your streaming services, discover new music on Sonos Radio, and personalise settings.
TV remote – The soundbar syncs with your existing remote for streamlined control and no extra clutter.
Touch – Tap or swipe the top of the soundbar to pause the music, adjust the volume, skip a track, and more.
Apple AirPlay 2 – Send sound directly from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, then ask Siri to turn it up from your device.
Hands-free help – Ask Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to set timers, check the news, control your smart home devices, and more.

Surround sound simplified
Get an even more immersive experience with a subwoofer and rear speakers. Everything connects quickly and easily over WiFi so you don’t have to run wires across the room.

Sonos Beam Gen 2

Features and specifications

  • Amplifiers – All five Class-D digital amplifiers have been perfectly tuned to the soundbar’s unique acoustic architecture.
  • Tweeters – One centre tweeter creates a crisp, high-frequency response.
  • Midwoofers – Four elliptical midwoofers ensure faithful playback of mid-range frequencies and maximise low-end output.
  • Microphones – The far-field microphone array uses advanced beamforming and multi-channel echo cancellation for quick and accurate voice control.
  • Passive Radiators – Three passive radiators enhance low frequencies for balanced, powerful sound.
  • Adjustable EQ – Use the Sonos app to adjust bass, treble and loudness.
  • Trueplay – This software measures the acoustics of the room then fine-tunes the soundbar. Supported iOS device required.
  • Dimensions 2.72 in (69 mm) x 25.63 in (651 mm) x 3.94 in (100 mm)
  • Colours – Black, White
  • Weight – 6.2 lb (2.8kg)
  • Finish – Matte
  • Mounting – Threaded mount 0.5 in. (12.7 mm) / 10-32 threaded mounting socket
  • Controls – Use the capacitive touch controls on the product to play, pause, skip, replay, adjust the volume, turn off the microphones and more.

Power and networking

  • WiFi – Connect to WiFi with any 802.11b/g/n/ac 2.4 or 5 GHz broadcast-capable router.
  • HDMI eARC – Connect to your TV’s HDMI eARC/ARC port with the included HDMI cable. If your TV has an optical output only, use the included Sonos Optical Audio Adapter.
  • Ethernet – 10/100 port for hardwiring to your router
  • Infrared (IR) Receiver – Syncs the soundbar with your TV remote for streamlined control
  • CPU – Quad Core 1.4 GHz A-53
  • Memory – 1GB SDRAM 4GB NV
  • Apple AirPlay 2 – Works with AirPlay 2 on Apple devices iOS 11.4 and higher on WiFi
  • Voice – Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant on WiFi

In the box – Sonos Beam (Gen 2), Power Cable I Length: 6 ft (2 m), HDMI Cable Length: 4.9 ft (1.5 m), Optical Audio Adapter For TVs with optical output, Quickstart Guide and legal/warranty information.