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sonos sub gen 1 gen 2

  • 6 October 2016
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Hi how can I tell the difference between the gen 1 and gen 2 sub? What is the differance? I am about to purchase a sub but I see that the gen 1 is £100 less.

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Grab the cheaper one. Differences are cosmetic, spec and performance identical.
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Cheers John B I take it the gen 2 is the gloss black then? I will prob go for the gen 1 then.
I read somewhere about a change to the trim and smaller logo. My gen 1 is gloss black anyway. I'm not sure Sonos themselves have even used the terms gen 1 and gen 2.
No they haven't. At one time, I think Sub was available for a slightly lower price in matte finish, but wasn't widely available. Internals were/are unchanged.
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Related question to buying a used one - What would you check to make sure its not broken?

I'm buying one used that was bought in 2015 but never used - any tips?

I'll obviously look at the woofers, but its hard to turn it on in a local coffee shop where were meeting 🙂
Little to check in that case, you have to rely on the seller's reputation. One thing you can do is connect it to a nearby mains socket and see that the light starts flashing; better than no test at all if the seller is completely unknown.
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Little to check in that case, you have to rely on the seller's reputation. One thing you can do is connect it to a nearby mains socket and see that the light starts flashing; better than no test at all if the seller is completely unknown.

So I bought it and it sounds awesome :)

The guy said he bought in in December 2014 and never used it. Inspecting it, I think he was being honest - The thing looks perfect.

Thanks for the help @Kumar!