Connects to your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g, 2.4 GHz broadcast-capable router.
Equipped with 1 10/100 Mbps ethernet port. Wire directly to your router if WiFi is unreliable.
All Sonos speakers and components connect over WiFi so you can build the system you want. Put on a podcast in the bedroom while someone else watches TV in the living room, or group all your speakers to play music in sync.
Adjustable EQ settings in the app, including bass, treble, and loudness.
Speech Enhancement emphasises the frequencies of the human voice to clarify dialogue.
Night Sound reduces the intensity of loud sound effects.
Capacitive touch controls for volume up/down, previous/next track, and play/pause. LED indicates Sonos component status and mute status.
Dimensions and weight
H x W x D: 651 x 100 x 69 (mm)
HDMI ARC Port: Use the included HDMI Cable to connect to your TV's HDMI ARC/eARC input.
Optical audio supported: Connect to your TV's optical audio output.
Do note that Arc is not compatible with CCFL-backlit TVs (manufactured 2004-2012).
Auto-switching 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz AC universal input.
Beam (Gen 2) features a faster processor and HDMI eARC connection, both of which enable support for higher resolution audio formats, including Dolby Atmos. This increased processing power also gives Beam (Gen 2) five speaker arrays compared the first generation's three. The design has been updated with a new grille, monochromatic finish, and colour-matched cord.
How does the Dolby Atmos experience differ from Beam (Gen 2) to Arc?
The processing power in Beam (Gen 2) renders two additional audio channels through the five speaker arrays and uses psychoacoustic HRTF technology to give the impression of height. Arc has two internal speakers that physically fire audio upward for a true height experience.
Which Sonos speakers work as surrounds?
A matching pair of the following speakers will work as surrounds: Sonos One (including SL), Sonos Five, Play:1, Play:3, and Play:5 (Gen 2). You can also use Sonos Amp to power in-wall, in-ceiling, or other passive speakers as surrounds.
What is HDMI eARC?
eARC stands for enhanced Audio Return Channel. It allows full-resolution sound signals, including Dolby Atmos, to be passed from your TV to the soundbar.
Do I need a TV that supports HDMI eARC?
No. Beam (Gen 2) can connect to TVs with eARC, ARC or optical outputs. For greatest compatibility, eARC is recommended.
If you connect to a TV with eARC, the Dolby audio formats supported include Dolby Atmos, TrueHD, MAT, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Digital.
If you connect to a TV using ARC, the Dolby audio formats supported are dependent on your TV model and manufacturer. The TV may be capable of sending Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital. An ARC connection cannot support TrueHD or MAT.
If you connect to a TV using the optical adapter, the Dolby audio formats supported are dependent on your TV model and manufacturer. The TV may be capable of sending Dolby Digital. An optical connection cannot support Dolby Atmos, TrueHD, MAT, or Dolby Digital Plus.