How can I tell if my Sonos Beam is Gen 1 or Gen 2?

  • 13 November 2022
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Without powering it up. Unit it disconnected from my system, so all I have is the serial number. The Beam itself does not say on the unit. Purchased new in October of ‘19. I’m fairly certain it’s a Gen 2.


» I’ve powered it up. Still nothing that says G1 or G2.Bottom of unit says “Model S14”. Runs Sonos OS S2. Hardware version Series ID: A100. Serial: 48-A6-B8-******


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Best answer by buzz 13 November 2022, 22:29

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The very first part of the serial number is the date of manufacture. Beam 2 was released in fall of 2021.

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The easiest way to tell the difference is the Beam Gen 1 has a soft fabric grill. The Gen 2 has a hard polycarbonate plastic grill.