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A speaker partnership makes waves

Sound players team up for indoor/outdoor architectural speakers.

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Sonos introduced the Sonos Architectural by Sonance, a collection of installed passive speakers for indoor and outdoor use designed and optimized for Sonos Amp in partnership with Sonance.

Sonos describes itself as the inventor of multi-room wireless home audio. Sonance believes that is founders created the architectural audio category.

Audio-centric homeowners could be interested in the following items, taken from the announcement of the partnership:

  • The $599/pair In-Ceiling speakers bring music into any room and are ideal for spacious, ambient listening. They also feature specially designed round, or optional square, grilles which can be painted to match the ceiling.
  • The $599/pair In-Wall speakers bring targeted, immersive sound for home theater. Like the In-Ceiling speakers, these speakers feature specially designed grilles which can be painted to match the wall.
  • The $799/pair Outdoor speakers withstand the elements to deliver rich sound outside the home. These outdoor speakers are engineered to withstand humidity, water, salt spray, heat, UV rays, and freezing temperatures.

“Our goal was to create a solution optimized for installers, bringing the Sonos experience to architectural speakers for the first time,” said Sonos CEO Patrick Spence. “Sonance was the natural partner, sharing our passion for high quality, reliable sound solutions inside and outside the home.”

When paired with Sonos Amp, the In-Ceiling and In-Wall speakers’ hardware signature unlocks Trueplay which accounts for the size, construction, and furnishings of the room where the speakers are placed, and automatically adjusts the EQ for optimal sound.

The Outdoor speaker is the first Sonos speaker designed for outdoor use. Featuring a weatherproof design and engineered to withstand a wide variety of environmental conditions, you can now enjoy audio content year-round from anywhere in your home, whether inside or out.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Sonos to bring the first architectural speakers with Trueplay to market,” said Sonance CEO Ari Supran. “Sonos represents the pinnacle in distributed audio user experiences and we are thrilled to help extend that experience to installations where hiding technology into architecture is desired.”

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