Sonos Users Can Now Add a Second Subwoofer

Integrators hoping to add extra bass response and a more immersive audio experience to a Sonos install can now do so more easily by adding another generation 3 or newer Sub.


Sonos has announced that integrators can now add a second Sub to their home theater setups when the subwoofers are paired with an Arc, Beam, Playbar, Playbase soundbar or its Amp product.

According to the popular audio company, the ability to add a second sub has been a frequently requested feature by its professional installation partners. Having a second subwoofer Sonos explains adds more low frequencies for users that want more bass in their systems, and Sonos underscores the option serves as a nice upgrade for larger home theater rooms to better immerse listeners in sound.

Sonos also points out that when the TV is off the music and anything that someone would stream will benefit from the added bass of a second subwoofer.

Sonos comments the capability to add a second Sub is available in its Sonos S2 app for home theater setups. Sonos emphasizes that one of the subwoofers in the setup will need to be a Sub (Gen 3), which provides the added processing power to host a second sub. This software update will roll out in app stores on December 8.

Sonos adds that integrators will need to make sure their clients have the latest version of its S2 app to unlock this feature.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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