Was watching this interview with a couple folks from Sonos introducing the Arc.
At the 41:37 mark, the Sonos guy mentions that when the Arc is paired with Ones for rear surround, the side firing speakers on the Arc are turned off.
Can anyone confirm this? If so, what is the benefit of doing this (something about increasing sound pressure)?
Best answer by Ryan S
Hi dodgey1191, this question came up in the main announcement thread for Arc too. When using surround speakers with an Arc, the side speakers aren’t disabled but they stop producing the dedicated rear surround channels and shift to support the left and right sounds. The surround audio production on those channels for the Arc is turned off, but the speakers themselves don’t go silent.