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Introducing Sonos Sub Gen 3, brilliant sound you can feel

Introducing Sonos Sub Gen 3, brilliant sound you can feel

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Hi,

I am also wondering why gen3 is having 2gb of RAM compared to the very low RAM of the gen2. 
it is even double the RAM Arc is having…

for a so called slave device it is weird…

i really think I will return my brand new gen2 to get the gen3 and more future proof... 

 

Where are you seeing information on the RAM of the gen 3 Sub and Arc?

It's in Features and Specs in the new product pages. I want to chalk it up to a typo but I can't imagine that it would go unnoticed by Sonos employees.

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My main problem with the Sub is I can't pair it with 2 speakers in the same room (Playbar and play:5). And as I understand, Gen 3 won't change that...

Curious why you would have two devices speakers in the same room? Is it a particular big room? If so, why wouldn’t you just play both in a group and then get the sub at part of that group?

 

Huge issue for me and why I have held off on buying a Sub. Because you have your tv sound using a sound bar (Playbase, Playbar, Beam, Arc), which cannot accommodate outboard L + R front speakers. But then in the same room (typically living room), you want a music-only setup with separated Ones/Fives. And because you’re not a sucker, you don’t want to pay $700 each for 2 Subs sitting right next to each other in the same room, that will never be used at the same time.

 

I really hope the extra RAM of this new Sub along with the 2.0 software means you can finally share a Sub between groups including auto switching the Trueplay data for the 2 groups (it’s been speculated a reason why you couldn’t previously do this was limited RAM in the Sub, but no idea if that’s true).

Hi,

I am also wondering why gen3 is having 2gb of RAM compared to the very low RAM of the gen2. 
it is even double the RAM Arc is having…

for a so called slave device it is weird…

i really think I will return my brand new gen2 to get the gen3 and more future proof... 

 

Where are you seeing information on the RAM of the gen 3 Sub and Arc?

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And what should I say after just getting the Sub a week ago? :D 

I have the option to return it for few months from now.

The question is: is it worth it to do that and pay 150€ more for Gen 3? 

My main problem with the Sub is I can't pair it with 2 speakers in the same room (Playbar and play:5). And as I understand, Gen 3 won't change that...

Curious why you would have two devices speakers in the same room? Is it a particular big room? If so, why wouldn’t you just play both in a group and then get the sub at part of that group?

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Thank you!  I definitely hope so.  It would be pretty disappointing to have spent $900 for a product that I can only enjoy fully for 5 years.

You mean like a smart phone 😂

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Hi,

I am also wondering why gen3 is having 2gb of RAM compared to the very low RAM of the gen2. 
it is even double the RAM Arc is having…

for a so called slave device it is weird…

i really think I will return my brand new gen2 to get the gen3 and more future proof... 

And what should I say after just getting the Sub a week ago? :D 

I have the option to return it for few months from now.

The question is: is it worth it to do that and pay 150€ more for Gen 3? 

 

 

Tough question. Personally, I would not, particularly if your sub is working well now.

 

My main problem with the Sub is I can't pair it with 2 speakers in the same room (Playbar and play:5). And as I understand, Gen 3 won't change that...

 

No, I doubt that will ever change, but that’s just an opinion.

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And what should I say after just getting the Sub a week ago? :D 

I have the option to return it for few months from now.

The question is: is it worth it to do that and pay 150€ more for Gen 3? 

My main problem with the Sub is I can't pair it with 2 speakers in the same room (Playbar and play:5). And as I understand, Gen 3 won't change that...

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The sub always being a slave device - seems its prone to being around for a long time without need for update.

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What would this mean for the sub gen 2 which I bought just 6 months ago. Will that become a legacy unit soon?  That would be pretty disappointing.

No.  Sonos guarantees that products produced today will be supportted for at least 5 years, usually longer.  Being that the original Sub is part of S2, I susppect it will be much much longer in this case.

 

 

If not what would be the major difference between this and the gen 2 aside from the memory? I understand the gen 2 only has 128mb right?  

 

It doesn’t sound like there is any difference on the acoustic side of things.  I think the upgraded hardware is going to mostly be useful for reducing the possibility of wireless communication issues.

 

 

Thank you!  I definitely hope so.  It would be pretty disappointing to have spent $900 for a product that I can only enjoy fully for 5 years.  I would expect full support for a longer period including software updates.  

What would this mean for the sub gen 2 which I bought just 6 months ago. Will that become a legacy unit soon?  That would be pretty disappointing.

No.  Sonos guarantees that products produced today will be supportted for at least 5 years, usually longer.  Being that the original Sub is part of S2, I susppect it will be much much longer in this case.

 

 

If not what would be the major difference between this and the gen 2 aside from the memory? I understand the gen 2 only has 128mb right?  

 

It doesn’t sound like there is any difference on the acoustic side of things.  I think the upgraded hardware is going to mostly be useful for reducing the possibility of wireless communication issues.

What would this mean for the sub gen 2 which I bought just 6 months ago. Will that become a legacy unit soon?  That would be pretty disappointing.

 

If not what would be the major difference between this and the gen 2 aside from the memory? I understand the gen 2 only has 128mb right?  

 

 

Since it has only now been discontinued, the soonest the Sub Gen 2 will be legacy is 5 years from today.  

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What would this mean for the sub gen 2 which I bought just 6 months ago. Will that become a legacy unit soon?  That would be pretty disappointing.

 

If not what would be the major difference between this and the gen 2 aside from the memory? I understand the gen 2 only has 128mb right?