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Sonos Arc - Side firing speakers off when paired with Ones?

  • 15 May 2020
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Hi all,

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)?

 

Thanks!

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Best answer by Ryan S 15 May 2020, 18:50

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.

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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.

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Thanks Ryan! Really appreciate you taking time out to answer these questions. Makes being a Sonos owner feel special. Can’t wait to get the Arc.

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