A few days in the past, Sonos had considered one of its largest product launches in a few years.
They introduced the Period 100 and Period 300, ditching the earlier naming scheme they’ve used for years.
The Sonos Period 300 is probably essentially the most fascinating of the 2 because it doesn’t actually change any speaker. It has spatial audio and is designed to be an ideal accompaniment to the Sonos Arc, supplying you with 7.1.4 channel audio with Dolby Atmos if used with a subwoofer as effectively.
The Sonos Period 100 is the successor to the Sonos One. The Sonos One will proceed to be offered till inventory runs out.
Worth and Availability
The Period 100 is priced £50 increased at £249 vs £199. Some could marvel if this worth distinction is value it and if the Sonos One is value shopping for earlier than they run out of inventory?
You possibly can pre-order the Period 100 now, and it is going to be delivered from the 28th of March.
Sonos Period 100 vs Sonos One In contrast
The Sonos Period 100 must be an enormous audio improve compared to the Sonos One.
The Sonos One has a single tweeter and a single mid-woofer which is then pushed by two class-D amplifiers. It sounds good for the scale and its worth, however the audio is mono.
The Period 100 has an enormous improve utilizing two angled tweeters together with the one mid-woofer. It then has three class-D amplifiers. This enables it to supply stereo audio, and the angled tweeters ought to give it a great diploma of stereo separation.
The woofer is alleged to be 25 per cent bigger, which ought to hopefully end in a richer sound.
The CPU can also be alleged to be 47 per cent sooner processor which is able to improve efficiency and make it extra future-proof.
The Period 100 has improved connectivity. You now have Wi-Fi, however this has been upgraded to help Wi-Fi 6. You then get Bluetooth and the choice to make use of 3.5mm aux if you happen to purchase a USB-C adaptor.
To make use of Bluetooth, there’s a little toggle to change it to Bluetooth mode.
After years of refusing to help Bluetooth, it looks as if Sonos could help it on all future audio system.
Trueplay / Fast Tuning
Trueplay is supported on each audio system, however Trueplay makes use of the microphone in your telephone, and it’s only supported with an iOS gadget.
Fast Tuning makes use of the built-in microphones in your Period 100 to tune itself for its present location.
USB-C port is used to make you pay for Ethernet and/or 3.5mm
The USB-C port is a brand new factor, it looks as if a sneaky approach to extract more cash from patrons. Sonos have ditched the Ethernet, so if you wish to use the Aux and/or Ethernet, you can be on the hook for one more £19/£39 relying on if you happen to purchase the three.5mm adaptor or combo. They positively might have included each ports in-built as commonplace.
Sonos Period 100 Compatability with different Sonos audio system – Are you able to bond it with the Sonos One?
One caveat that you need to be conscious of, when you pair two Period 100 audio system in the identical room,m you can’t bond it with the Sonos One, One SL or Play:1.
This would be the important motive why you could wish to get a Sonos One earlier than it sells out.
The Period 100 will work with the Sonos Arc, Beam Gen 1 and Gen 2, or the Ray. It isn’t suitable with the Playbar or Playbase.
The Period 100 may even solely work with the newest Sonos S2 app.
Not for Dolby Atmos
The Sonos Period 100 doesn’t help spatial audio, so if you happen to add two of those as your rear audio system together with the Beam Gen 2 or Arc, you’ll solely get Dolby Atmos from the entrance audio system, so it is going to be 5.1.2 (or 5.0.2 with no solar) channel audio.
A full dwelling cinema system with the Sonos Arc, Sub Gen 3 and 2x Period 100 will set you again virtually £2100.
In the event you get the system with two Period 300 audio system, it is going to be £2466.
As compared, the 7.1.4 Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Plus soundbar plus subwoofer will set you again £1898.
Additionally, if you wish to use the Period 100 together with your TV, you need to use it together with one of many soundbars. Making an attempt to make use of the three.5mm could cause latency and/or lip-sync points as a result of the audio must convert from analogue to digital.
The Sonos Period 100 feels like it’s a huge improve from the Sonos One and effectively value the additional £50.
Nonetheless, you need to take into account how you intend to combine it into your house. I used to be contemplating shopping for it and pairing it up with my Sonos One which is in my kitchen, however this sadly gained’t work, I’d simply get the One SL as an alternative.
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