Sonos S36 "Fury" Entry-Level Sound Bar

  • 21 April 2022
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If this is true, I’m not sure what I think about it. I guess there is a market for lower-priced sound bars, and I’m sure the “Fury” would sound great in a small room. The article also mentions that it can be used as a surround speaker in its vertical orientation. That would make for a REALLY tall surround speaker at over 21” tall.

https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/21/23035569/sonos-new-soundbar-2022-s36-fury-specs-price-release-date

I was really hoping for a One or Three with an upward firing driver instead.

What are your thoughts?


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The Ray is now available for pre-order on the Sonos website. There is no mention of it being used as a surround speaker… which gives me hope that a new One or Three with an upward firing driver is still possible. Maybe it will be announced on May 25 along with the Sub Mini and/or Sonos headphones.

https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/ray

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Only thing that is disappointing after reading again, says there are no internal mics. Means there won't be like a auto calibration and seems trueplay is here to stay sigh. 

I think for cost obviously but for it uses it doesn’t need it. Arc has one already and it would be linked if it’s a rear. If you added ones you could have it. If it’s by itself it’s probably for a secondary tv and ehh. 

https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/4/23056593/sonos-ray-soundbar-name-features-price-leak

 

@Simmz called it.  We have a winner!

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darn, seems like if I were to get a pair for surround, it would have to be mounted - I’d like a vertical stand so I can use them where I currently place my Play:3’s on top of. 

Here’s  additional news; with actual images of the device.  Confirms optical port on the rear.  Also shows a tapered back end and mounting points in the back

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Yeah, which is why it will probably be fury. I quite like Sonos Ray. 

 

Do I get a free one for getting it right. 😅

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Yeah, which is why it will probably be fury. I quite like Sonos Ray. 

 

Do I get a free one for getting it right. 😅

 

You get 15-30% off, if you own an existing older Sonos speaker.  😁

 

Well the ones will be placed elsewhere in the house if this is true. Based on the pictures I'm still not confident they will be able to be used as rears. Just the design, the size the shape... Even the badge would look odd when rotated unless it can also be moved. I'm trying to stay positive though and hope that these will be new upfiring Atmos rears. Sadly if it's not true then my Sonos days are over, as I just want that extra immersive experience which unfortunately the current rears can't provide. 

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Yeah, which is why it will probably be fury. I quite like Sonos Ray. 

Sonos Ray has a nice ring to it.

I can see potential with these names too:

  • Air
  • Wave
  • Pulse
  • Flow
  • Mix
  • Flex

Flex would work, assuming it works as both soundbar and rear surround speaker.

Probably not Flex

https://www.bluesound.com/products/pulse-flex/

 

Looks like it’s just me then, that wants to use this small soundbar with my little ol’ Kitchen TV .. ha 😂

My Wife thinks it’s the best idea Sonos as ever had, as it means I will likely do more of the cooking and washing up too .. oooeERR !!😘

Looks like it’s just me then, that wants to use this small soundbar with my little ol’ Kitchen TV .. ha 😂

My Wife thinks it’s the best idea Sonos as ever had, as it means I will likely do more of the cooking and washing up too .. oooeERR !!😘

 

I would want it for that purpose, if it made sense for my case.  I have a open space kitchen/living room, and the kitchen tv is setup to play in sync with the living room TV (w/Arc).  First world problems, but I can operate in the kitchen without turning around to catch what’s on TV.  I just don’t need or want sound with the kitchen TV.  Every other TV, and there are too many of them, is already connected to a Beam or Amp.

I do think people in general will want to use as a straight TV soundbar though.  If you bought a TV for under $250, which is pretty easy to do, you probably don’t want to spend almost twice that on a soundbar.

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Goodbye old, hello new. Had to buy a new TV stand for them to fit. Hates me to say it, but they sounds miles better than the Arc, sub and rears. :( Trying to convince the wife to let me use the Sonos in a different room and not sell though, so shall see how that goes. 

 

 

Have you got the sub also? Tempted to chage my ARC for the sony setup… How do you find it with no dedicated centre channel?

 

No, haven't got the sub yet. I will be adding it, but need to save some more cash haha. Center channel is fine upon the tests I've done. Only tried it for around an hour so far, but can't say I notice not having a center channel. The height effects though are so good and that's where it really makes the arc sound weak. I like new technology and hats of to the Sony engineers on this one. 

Could the mods move the off topic stuff to another thread?  I know certain posters wish to bash the Arc and pump the Sony in every thread possible, but can we please keep those posts out of the thread about a device which is neither he Arc or the Sony?

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Might consider for surrounds if it truly does 5.1.4 

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These would be some mega big surround speakers, but if it makes the Atmos bubble insane, then shut up and take my money. 😂

They could even allow them as fronts as well, seeing how they are going to be vertical. 

Worth noting that this would easily be the cheapest Sonos device woth some sort of physical input.  Next closest are the Port and Beam at $450. Even if your source is analog, a converter to optical isn't going to cost you $200.

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That's pricing isn't far off a refurbished Beam.

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It would be great to see the option of using two Rays in the vertical orientation as a stereo pair and being able to stream Dolby Atmos music to the Rays from the Sonos app.

Agreed,  and based on that picture, it certainly won’t be able to stand vertically on any side tables, like I’ve done in the past with PLAY:1s.
 

Should be an interesting time for makers of stands/mounts, which includes at this point, Sonos, I believe. The question then becomes if they’ve shared some info with other makers, such as Sanus and Flexson, etc. 

It would be great to see the option of using two Rays in the vertical orientation as a stereo pair and being able to stream Dolby Atmos music to the Rays from the Sonos app.

 

For Atmos, I assume you mean when bonded as surrounds with a Beam/Arc, right?  I can’t imagine this will do atmos music as stereo pair.  It could cover 2 fronts and 2 height channels at the most as a pair.  No center or rear channels...unless they do some psychoacoustics like they do with the Beam.

 

darn, seems like if I were to get a pair for surround, it would have to be mounted - I’d like a vertical stand so I can use them where I currently place my Play:3’s on top of. 

 

I was think there would surely be an option to add floor stands or table stands….but maybe not.  The speaker layout is symmetrically, pointing left/right when laying horizontal.  In vertical position, that means it has up firing speakers AND down firing speakers.  So perhas the intention is that these would need to placed above seating height (maybe 5-6 ft)  so rear channels point down to the main listening position?  Just guessing.  That may actually improve the height channels if the speaker is placed higher as well.  And still guessing the distance between back wall and seating area could be shorter...which is the case for a lot of living rooms I’d guess.

If that’s the case then wall mount is pretty much the only option as surrounds….or a really tall floor stand.

Yeah, which is why it will probably be fury. I quite like Sonos Ray. 

 

Do I get a free one for getting it right. 😅

 

You get 15-30% off, if you own an existing older Sonos speaker.  😁

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Sonos Crossbeam seeing how it's a cross between the beam and rear speakers :p 

Plus also continues the alphabet - Arc, Beam ;) 

 

 

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Knowing Sonos marketing, something confusing.

Play:Seven

Three

Beamlet

 

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Sonos Ray has a nice ring to it.

I can see potential with these names too:

  • Air
  • Wave
  • Pulse
  • Flow
  • Groove
  • Mix
  • Flex