New hardware coming? August 27 & 28 Press events



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Lots of retailers discounting the Play:1 today (UK), getting rid of stock ready for the voiceless Sonos One maybe 🕵️I'd be looking more for discounted Sonos Ones as an indicator of the pricepoint for the new speaker - discounted 1's are pretty common in fairness.
Yeah, over here they fluctuate, I got 2 Ones for £328 recently from an authorized seller, now back to £378.

I meant the rumoured SL though for the discounting of the play 1's


There are also discounts on the Ones (Gen 2) in the UK - one retailer has £30 off as well as free Hue mini set. They do fluctuate, but this is quite a substantial discount. I'm hoping that the lack of discounts on the Connect does not mean that there is no new Connect, as that's what I hoping/waiting for.
That was what I was guessing at, but at the time I read it, I was too tired/lazy to go look it up. I'm not going to buy one, so it's just not that important to me, except as a nudge to Sonos to actually do it right at some point.

I don't consider Sonos to be a leader in tech. I consider them to do it for the masses, and do it well. Which satisfies my itch. I'm always interested in more, just not convinced it's in my pocketbook, or patience to deal with. For now, Sonos has my business, and gratitude for what they've done.
I don't think the B&O soundbar can be bonded with any other speaker to form a more traditional HT setup. Seems like it's Atmos in the sense that it can read the codec and do some magic to make it sound better?
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And Sonos as usual do not have a stand. So to keep Bruce on his tenters - 4th announce the Move which we know the most about and everything else on the 5th
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I am hoping we will hear before the 6th. The Sonos offsite event takes place on the 4th & 5th in advance of the public show.
You did more research than I did 🙂
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Dolby Atmos. How many other speakers do I need to purchase, and at what cost? :)

Exactly!

I'm curious how that all works out or if it's "contained" within the soundbar. If so, we know it's not true atmos.

Do you need to get additional Beosound devices and bond them to the bar?
Going to assume it will only work with the Beosound/Multi room devices.

https://www.bang-olufsen.com/en/speakers

Cheapest one going for $300.
It is pretty. The article that I read claimed it was wireless....but I'm curious as to how it actually does Dolby Atmos. How many other speakers do I need to purchase, and at what cost? 🙂
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I noted that B&O came out with an announcement yesterday on a new soundbar, as a pre-IFA thing.

Been seeing that float around.

Chromecast and Airplay 2 support, "Dolby Atmos", and apparently it's 550W

All for the price of $1,750

But damn if it doesn't look slick.
It's actually the potential for software changes that has me on edge. If there are any.

I noted that B&O came out with an announcement yesterday on a new soundbar, as a pre-IFA thing.
Tenterhooks are killing me. Damn tenters!

I'm feeling a bit patient about it. At least on the Move, I think we know most everything already, and after the official announcement, it's likely to be another month or so before it can be ordered. The other rumored products, that we know less about, probably won't interest me as much, unless I'm way off on funcitionality.

I was much more eager for the Beam as I knew very little about it.
Tenterhooks are killing me. Damn tenters!
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So the smart money is that the release will be at the IFA show in Berlin from the 6th to the 11 Sept. Hopefully more info at the end of this week!
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Lots of retailers discounting the Play:1 today (UK), getting rid of stock ready for the voiceless Sonos One maybe 🕵️I'd be looking more for discounted Sonos Ones as an indicator of the pricepoint for the new speaker - discounted 1's are pretty common in fairness.


Yeah, over here they fluctuate, I got 2 Ones for £328 recently from an authorized seller, now back to £378.

I meant the rumoured SL though for the discounting of the play 1's
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No the 30thb and still no news!
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Yes, agreed.

Lots of retailers discounting the Play:1 today (UK), getting rid of stock ready for the voiceless Sonos One maybe 🕵️I'd be looking more for discounted Sonos Ones as an indicator of the pricepoint for the new speaker - discounted 1's are pretty common in fairness.


I think @dave77 was referring to the rumored SL product, which is basically a Sonos One without any voice control. It makes sense that retailers would be dumping the play:1s, assuming the SL is real and going to be priced at $150.

Agreed though that a discounted Sonos One would be a possible indicator that a Sonos Move will be priced in the low 200s. If the Move is 250 or more though, I don't see any need to change price on the One.
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Lots of retailers discounting the Play:1 today (UK), getting rid of stock ready for the voiceless Sonos One maybe 🕵️
I'd be looking more for discounted Sonos Ones as an indicator of the pricepoint for the new speaker - discounted 1's are pretty common in fairness.
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Lots of retailers discounting the Play:1 today (UK), getting rid of stock ready for the voiceless Sonos One maybe 🕵️

3D model of Move next to Play:1

https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/sonos-move-speaker-6d2250687d7d4d5391f926a024a66bcb
Hopefully that smooth bit at the bottom houses a huge battery! I'd love to see it offer 15+ hours (Bose is 12)

If you zoom in on the lower bottom you can see this, looks to me to be a contact for the charging stand?



Yea, I've seen that in all the leaked marketing images. I'm not aware of what that could be besides a charging contact.
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3D model of Move next to Play:1

https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/sonos-move-speaker-6d2250687d7d4d5391f926a024a66bcb


Hopefully that smooth bit at the bottom houses a huge battery! I'd love to see it offer 15+ hours (Bose is 12)

If you zoom in on the lower bottom you can see this, looks to me to be a contact for the charging stand?

EDIT: wow, the 3D render shows it to be a fair bit bigger than I was expecting.

Which I interpret as a good sign. I wouldn't think you could match the Sonos One sound quality in a smaller package and you need room form the battery.
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I wouldn't imagine anyone there would release it either - but information is often leaked by such publications (or even the company themselves!!) for our consumption.
The images and info we've already seen will all surely be breaking many NDA's/agreements anyway?
Credit to Sonos for allowing them - unless of course they know something we don't... :)
EDIT: wow, the 3D render shows it to be a fair bit bigger than I was expecting.
3D model of Move next to Play:1

https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/sonos-move-speaker-6d2250687d7d4d5391f926a024a66bcb

I can't believe nobody has spilt the beans yet, how can they call themselves journalists 😂If they do spill after agreeing not to, they'll never be invited to another Sonos presser!


Just Sonos? I would guess that other tech companies are paying attention to who in the press can't be trusted.

Erm, leaks are generally anonymous and deliberate...
Not being invited again isn't quite the same with some client 'agreements'..


I wouldn't imagine any publications at the presser would release info they know is under embargo. It doesn't matter if they got info from a separate source than the presser. They would still be shut out from future pressers, right? Maybe someone will post something on reddit, like they did about the SL, with it going no further than that.