Deal: Sonos Just Launched a Great New Soundbar (While an Older Model Goes on Sale)

Grab the sleek new Arc, or take $250 the older Playbar

Sonos Arc
The new Sonos Arc is a longer, curvier and more powerful soundbar
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By Kirk Miller / May 7, 2020 11:02 am

Sonos is getting an upgrade — which means now’s the time to improve your home audio setup. And you can do so in one of two ways.

If you want the latest and greatest gear, Sonos just launched preorders for three new or updated products. First there’s Arc, a new soundbar that takes the place of the old Playbar (but not Beam). Featuring support for Dolby Atmos and an impressive amount of bass — along with a cool-looking curved design meantto reflect light in a more pleasing manner. It’s also a much longer soundbar than the Beam, to coincide with the consumer move to larger screens.

A pair of new Sonos Five speakers and the new Sub (Photo: Sonos)

Sonos also just launched Sonos Sub (Gen 3) and Sonos Five, updates to their wireless subwoofers and smart speakers — they look the same, but the internals are all new. As usual, all this gear plays nicely together and takes just minutes to set up.

The Sonos Arc ($799), Sonos Sub ($699) and Sonos Five ($499) are available for pre-order now and will ship on June 10.

The older Playbar is on sale at World Wide Stereo’s eBay site (Photo: eBay/World Wide Stereo)

While I’m a proud owner of the smaller Beam, the larger Playbar is still more than enough of a soundbar for most homes. Although it’s not quite as sleek as the new Arc, it’s certainly cheaper, especially if you grab a manufacturer refurbished one via World Wide Stereo’s eBay site, which currently has the Playbar at $250 off and just $449 shipped.

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