In the pursuit of the best possible listening experience, designing great equipment is only half the battle. Sound is beautifully imperfect. It changes constantly from song to song and room to room, which means that even the most precisely-tuned speaker will sound different in certain environments. The solution? Embrace the change. If no speaker fits every context why not use software to give every speaker the ability to create true sound in any context? That was the conviction that drove us to create Trueplay, a unique tuning technology that anyone can use to quickly and simply fine-tune your Sonos speaker to produce spot-on playback in any room.
Trueplay instantly makes the Sonos system smarter, more aware, and more responsive by using your smartphone to measure how sound bounces off walls, furniture, and all the other surfaces in your space. With that data in mind, it perfectly adjusts the speaker to produce sound that’s true to the music and right for the room. Any room, any setting, any possible speaker setup. Pure and honest sound, every time. And crucially, tuning with Trueplay is easy. Just open the app on an iPhone or iPad, pick a room and tune. No need for clunky accessories or having an expert over.
And now with the new Sonos 7.0 update, Trueplay is ready to make its debut on another member of the Sonos family: PLAYBAR.
The visceral immersion of the cinema and the sweeping soundstage of the multiplex are coming home. Trueplay for PLAYBAR brings amazing sound to the world of television, games, and movies, giving PLAYBAR owners the chance to have the best home theater audio experience without having to make your home look like a theater.
It all works on the same smart technology as the original Trueplay. First the software analyzes where your PLAYBAR sits in relation to your favorite viewing spot. Then it adjusts the timing, EQ and loudness of each of PLAYBAR’s nine internal speakers to make sure the sound reaches your ears at exactly the right instant and volume. Playbar uses the walls of your room to bounce sound, creating a bigger soundstage. But (luckily) we don’t all live inside perfectly shaped boxes. So, Trueplay listens for the specific placement of the walls in your room and tunes the speaker to match. Got a heavy curtain that hangs only on one wall? Trueplay knows that area will absorb more noise, so it aligns your PLAYBAR so that sound arrives at the exact right time and volume.
Which means your PLAYBAR can now give your cozy living room the depth and resonance of a spacious concert hall, or turn your echoing bedroom into a crisp soundstage. No matter where you like to watch in your home, Trueplay works to create the ideal viewing environment. And that goes for any combination of devices – if your PLAYBAR is connected to a SUB or rear speakers, Trueplay tuning will optimize to fit your individual configuration.
Like every great listening experience, Trueplay’s effect on sound goes way beyond a few tweaked settings. With Trueplay, games, TV, and cinema start to feel more…well, cinematic. Your home theater actually booms like a real theater. Rapid-fire comedies are free from mudled dialogue. Horror movies get their creepy edge back. And when the strings come in for the big climax, you won’t miss a single note.