Introducing SUB

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 by Sonos Staff in News, Products

On June 19, the newest, deepest addition to the Sonos family arrives: the Sonos SUB. It’s going to take the whole Sonos System one seismic step closer to the spine-curling, jaw-dropping, full body experience music was meant to be.

Whether you’re listening to Beethoven’s thunderous 5th or the pounding bassline of the latest four-on-the-floor obsession, the new SUB will fill any room with thick layers of bottomless sound that let you hear and feel the weight of every chord, kick, splash and roll.

Place it anywhere in a room, plug it into a power source, press a button and follow some simple prompts on your controller. The SUB wirelessly connects with your other Sonos components for a flawlessly optimized, whole-room listening experience. Within minutes of taking it out of the box, you won’t just hear the difference our new SUB makes—you’ll feel it with every bone in your body.

Sonos SUB

Whether standing up or lying down, the SUB’s unique design and wireless signal allows you to place it anywhere you want in the room—even lying flat under a couch—without any loss in sound or performance.

The SUB works with all Sonos amplified components: CONNECT:AMP; PLAY:5; PLAY:3. It does not work with the non-amplified Sonos CONNECT.

Launching on mid-June, the SUB is available in a high-gloss black lacquer finish for $699 USD ($749 CAD, £699 EU, £599 UK). A black matte version will be available in September 2012 for $599 USD ($649 CAD, £599 EU, £499 UK).

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 by Sonos Staff in News, Products

  • santacruz

    awesome. now all i need is a “sonos 1″ for the bathroom!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jk1709 Jürgen Krüger

      I strongly support santacruz: Might sound strange, but a PLAY:1 which can be used in the bathroom or in wet rooms, perhaps alternatively with battery or cable would be great. It’s the only non-SONOS room at home …

      • Steven

        That’s exactly what I’m also expecting… Let’s wait.

    • Azerty

      I’ve got a wall-mounted Play3 in the bathroom for over a year. It wakes me up in the morning and it sounds great! I don’t need a Play1. This will be far to small to sound great. Sonos is aiming at a high end user group. You can buy bathroom radios in every supermarket.

  • Mike Freeman

    What a waste of R&D time and money! 

    For those of us who have already heavily invested in Sonos technology around the house and are quite happy with the results, why the hell would we want a sub?

    Get your act together guys and bring in an entry level device that actually compliments the range that allows children and teens alike to have access to their music in their rooms without having to go to the expense (and risk) of buying a PLAY:5 or a PLAY:3. 

    • John Linden

      Idiot. AWESOME addition if you like a little more bass. It’s fantastic if you have a set of Play:3 set up as a stereo pair in a room. And if you’ve got a player with a sub out you’re using but hate having the wired connection to the sub. Been hoping for this for a long time!

      • Mike Freeman

        Check out the ‘likes’ on both comments and work out whose an idiot.

        Sitting behind a computer keyboard throwing out abuse does you no good at all.

        Look at the rest of the comments, here and on Facebook and the message is loud and clear: the sub may be awesome, but its expensive, not many people are that interested, but there are plenty people calling out for a) a bathroom speaker and b) cheaper entry level products for kids and guest rooms. 

        Sonos listen to your customers – simples! 

    • Marc

       I love the sub

  • sebko

    I think sonos has to focus on fixing the apps first. we have had the Retina display for Iphone for nearly 2 years now and still no graphics for it. I know this is minor, but this is the first thing people realised after downloading the app and it makes you think, well if this is not done correct what other flaws are there. No album art caching (mobile and desktop app)

    And I think Sonos is great if you have a library which is static, but for me (and i’m sure for others) my library changes every day. Sometimes i dont want to add things into my library I just want to play it. 

    It would be great if you could just drag a song from a file path to sonos controller app and let it play (obviously making sure your Music Downloads folder is shared)

    • http://sonos.com Sonos

      We invite all feature requests in our forums–our product development team does review the ideas submitted here: http://forums.sonos.com/forumdisplay.php?f=32

      • Yosef Salama

        A useful addition to your app would be to limit the max volume of your unit. In the wrong hands on a drunken night, their is a tendency for the music to get turned up loud. So if there was an option in the settings which would allow to set It to the maximum volume at which u felt wasn’t pushing ur speakers to hard that would be great. Not sure if anyone else has had a similar issues?

  • Monicas

    Nice, now let’s get something for bathrooms

    • bpocreative

      Absolutely! A water/steam resistant speaker is what I have been searching for for our bathroom. If Sonos offer this, I’d be buying it. Sub? no thanks!

  • Tracy90245

    I get it- I think this is going to offer stronger bass, or so it seems- is it more portable? Can you take it to the office and use it without the bridge?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Anderson/568001109 Eric Anderson

    Hope it’s more reliable than my ZP100 that’s sitting in a corner, dead.
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=770949292 Stefan Krebs

    Yeah..  SONOS PLAY:1 would be very appreciated…. could be on batteries or better on a docking (and charging) station ready to be used everywhere where my wifi reaches….

    • Mn Oxie

      Now we are talking. Usability

  • David

    Looks tempting till you see the price.

  • Rodrigo Damazio Bovendorp

    All this time waiting for something new from Sonos, and this is the best you can do?

  • http://twitter.com/iheartresults Tom Christner

    I have Sonos in my house and I like it, but this is going to flop.  The name is confusing and the price is ridiculous.  I am with the rest of your fans, give us something steam proof and affordable for a bathroom.  If this was in the range last year, I would have not invested in Sonos.  DUMB!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/A733CL6ZXXQVNPONINC24ECU3Q Zippychimp

      I too would like an affordable, smaller, rechargeable wireless speaker for rooms such as bathroom and children’s bedrooms.

    • Marc

       well… you don’t have to buy one….

    • AVHTguy

      699 for a sub? FAIL

      You can get a Polk 10″ sub for $100 which will BLOW this out of the water.  If it was $199, it would still be overpriced (it’s not even 8″ driver, how much low end can you produce from a small driver???).  Sonos is highly  overpriced as it is, but this is crazy.

      Instead, offer this for $150-$199, and launch a Play:1 that is smaller for the bathroom or outdoors.  One could then set up 3-4 of these units in a large backyard for a outdoor solution.

      • Verticalwest

        I am confused…the polk will BLOW this out of the water?  where did you listen to the Sonos sub?  I am in agreement that the price is steep, but how can you compare the sound of the speaker without listening to it first?

  • Savvas0711

    I am in the Audio Video business, this is not what customers are looking for ! You had better think fast as this is a flop !!!! Are you forgetting kids teenagers (Future customers) ? Terrible price and terrible idea ….

  • Nuwidol

    Where are the specs for this thing? Dual drivers? What size? What frequencies does it cover? What are the dimensions?

    This is basic stuff peoe need to know if you expect them to buy it…

    • http://sonos.com Sonos

       You can find specs on the product page here: http://www.sonos.com/shop/products/sub

      • Jayke

        The page doesn’t exist. Please fix it.

        • http://sonos.com Sonos

          The site is currently down due to technical difficulties. We are working to remedy it.

  • DJfreon

    It makes no sense that it doesn’t work with the CONNECT.  Quite a few installations have a number of CONNECTs in a rack, with a big power amp driving speakers through the home.  Why not allow the SUB to play back in any zone?  Why put that artificial limitation on the system?  If it’s because the CONNECT doesn’t have a subwoofer output, and the CONNECT:AMP does, then does that mean that the SUB will work with my ZP100s AND me ZP80s since they both have sub outputs?

    • DJfreon

      edit: “AND my ZP80s”

    • http://sonos.com Sonos

      Performance quality and simplicity
      are core to the SONOS brand.  Because the
      CONNECT relies on external amplifiers of the home stereo or home theater
      receiver to which it is connected, it becomes very difficult to simply and
      consistently guarantee quality when attempting to attach the SUB to a CONNECT set-up. 

  • http://softballhub.net Brian Rock

    For the price you could almost buy a CONNECT:AMP, speakers and a sub.  If this product was around $199 I could maybe see bringing it into a room where you have a PLAY:5 but at $699 I don’t see anyone buying.

    Very disappointed…

  • http://twitter.com/GoGoVirtual Dan Gerson

    What a miss.  Who wants this??  Agree with others, Play:1 should be in R&D, not this.

    • Micke

      I agree. I samt one for outdoor use.

  • Deam

    700 DOLLARS????

    Fail.

  • Steve

    Seriously $699, as if everything does not cost a lot as it is.  I love sonos but it be nice if they would throw you a bone and lower a component price after already spending thousands.  

  • Johannes Leube

    That’s great news! Happy to see that a forum request was put into reality. The price is high, but good active subs ARE quite expensive. Of course it has to deliver the quality.

  • Marcschuette

    Priced too high and doesn’t fill a product void in the lineup – it’s filling a niche hole instead. A $199 small room/personal listening area model. Does anyone buy high gloss anymore? I’ll wait to buy it when Sonos blows them out on fire sale.

  • Sonos

    Ridiculously bad idea – with what, a 500% profit margin? Waste of everyone’s time.

  • http://twitter.com/MJJMerritt Michael M.

    FAIL !   Love SONOS, one of the most impressive companies for customer support and service I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with, and with a line-up of impressive products…Until now.   At this price point no one is going to rush out and add this to their system, especially when SONOS is for those who want to share music throughout their home with compact and reasonably priced solo units.  I agree with those who see the need for SONOS to provide an affordable option for use by children, as well as water-resistant units for bathrooms etc.  Knock down the price-point and perhaps you will generate some interest and make some sales.

  • Robbedrosian

    I think a portable play 5 that is battery operated or charge dock compatible would have been a better product to launch. I want something for the patio in the summers without having to plug up to use.

  • K D

    I could see maybe $199 but $699? holy *&$(! good luck with that. 

  • Jps

    Having just bought a Play:5 and Play :3 I really don’t see the need for this at all. I agree totally with other comments that an entry level system for use in a teenagers/ kids room would be much better, especially if the price could be circa £150.

  • Darchy1977

    I am a big fan of Sonos and have speakers in every room, Sonos are missing a trick here, what we want is a speaker for the bathroom or garden which is waterproof and maybe have the option of being rechargable costing around the £150 – £200 mark. Sonos listen to your fans!!!! An amp for £600 Is doomed to fail.

    • Mikebainer

       Totally concur with your posting !

  • Scozartburton

    Yum!! But outta my price range….

  • Anthony Diprima

    I am very disappointed now. I was waiting for a new android tablet app (with landscape support…) and I have this thing instead…
    Does Deadmau5 requested that SUB for a better listening experience of his songs ?

    And I won’t even talk about the price…

  • Rampmeter

    Big fan but price point way to high there are many good wireless subs for less then $700.00

  • Dave

    This looks like a great product but the price is ridiculous. I was expecting it to cost about the same as a zonebridge but at almost $700 I’m gonna have to sit this one out. Thank you very much!

    • Marijn

      A Sonos Play costs 500 dollars, turn the 2×55 Watts into a single 110 Watt amp and add a speaker cabinet. Now does 700 dollars still sound outrageous to you? Price seems fair to me. 

  • Sébastien Debiol

    Since when 1 USD = 1 EUR??? Stop the joke!

  • Bertie

    Price is way off the mark. Hope you have a big warehouse.

  • Jason

    I love the idea, but man, the price way is off the mark for me.  Maybe I’m in the minority, but $1,500 for two Play:5s and a sub is just nuts.  I’m willing to pay something for the convenience of wireless, but not that!

  • Jan Tellefsen

    Strange prioritization indeed. Is it just me, or aren’t most music freaks using other speakers than Sonos’? I use Sonos for the wireless and zone functionality and one-access-to-all-music, but the speakers I don’t find really good (using S5 for terrace and bath, other speakers+sub in living room and bedroom).

    On a related/frustrated note, I still think the requested “URL Scheme” functionality is missing, which seems to be a very easy improvement for Sonos to perform (http://forums.sonos.com/showthread.php?t=18409).

  • JackV

    Awesome! I’ll know what i’m getting before christmas! ;-)

  • Martin Thorsell

    I think its a perfect addition to my pair of Play5 I have in the kitchen.
    A bit pricey yes but hopefully it delivers quality on the level of other 700€ subs.
    But why doesn’t it come in white as my Play5?

    • http://sonos.com Sonos

       No white at the moment, but we’ll consider that a feature request and add your vote to the tally! :)

      • Alwin

        Cool addition….but I want the white edition, otherwise it does not match.

        • ROB

          I’ve got 7 white play:5, now I need the subs in white as well…

          • Guytimmers

             yes if it was white i would buy one aswell

  • Geoff Geoffrey Jefferson

    Love it! Waterproof speakers for outside and an in-wall version of the Play 3 & 5 next, please

  • Carl

    I have had a long association with one of the UK’s leading Sonos dealers, – carrying out system planning and installation projects in some pretty high-calibre locations for Blue-chip clients. The Sonos product has attracted many high-end dealers too, taking over from many of the ‘more expensive’ products in the custom-install market; the ‘Big-boys’.

    Therefore, I am not in agreement with the many who whine-on about wanting a ‘cheap’ bathroom speaker from Sonos. Sonos is not a Radio Shack operation selling cheap solutions. You have to PAY for quality. Why demand or wish a company to drive prices down when it is already undercutting high-end ‘multi-room’ hi-fi already, and by a considerable amount. 

    Now, anyone who knows anything about electrical regulations will know that it is illegal to have ANY electrical appliance operating in a bathroom. That is why there are Sonos ZP-120’s (Connect Amp) that can be used with flush-mount moisture-resistant ceiling speakers from proper hi-fi speaker manufacturers. The bathroom is often upstairs anyway, with a loft/attic above it; ideal for putting the ZP-120 safely out of the way.

    My next critisism is of the new ad campaign on this questionable new sub-bass speaker. 
     
    Having opened up the ad trailer, promoting the new Sonos sub, it beggars belief that some ‘twenty-something’ from a third-rate ‘predictable-credentials’ ad-agency has been used to promote a product that within said promotion, uses questionable material aimed at an adolescent demographic that alienates (and insults) the typical Sonos client-base, (predominantly professional in the 30-60 age range), and additionally, gives no technical breakdown, no information of any relevance, or any real sense of considered design brief, for the always ‘technically informed’ buying public.
     
    In-short, the Sonos sub promotion has the appearance of a cheap gimmick, dreampt-up and aimed towards the inarticulate, by a young male of questionable ability where your core market identification is concerned. Sonos should immediately pull this ad campaign and consider a re-think towards a more enlightened approach. The Sonos brand is well respected here in the UK and across Europe, and this advertisement does it no favours at all.
     
    On a more technical angle, I would question any product that does an ‘automatic calibration’ for ‘in-room’ bass, where considerations for integration with other speaker systems in the room are concerned, such as crossover frequency alignment, and phase correlation with same, especially if without any ‘manual’ adjustment over-ride for more precise installations.
     
    The Sonos zone-players have the quality within to be used as ‘high-end’ source components with quality systems and loudspeakers. If this sub is only intended for simpler installations, your promotion on the product should, at the very least, come with a technical specification brief.
     
    I am sorry if this sounds like a real ‘moan-off’ at Sonos, but I have to let you know exactly how this ad campaign looks; unworthy and cheap, – especially when Sonos has spent many years building a reputation of offering a fine pedigree of well-designed electronics for the home that looks and feels like the work of that other respected giant,  Apple.
     
    I would be grateful for your comments please.

    • Hx403

      “Now, anyone who knows anything about electrical regulations will know that it is illegal to have ANY electrical appliance operating in a bathroom.”  Is this a UK reg or something?  So you can’t have a hair dryer or curling irons in the bathroom?  Isn’t that what GFI’s outlets are for?

      • Carl

        All we have in the UK are shaving sockets that are rated at 1-amp from a single switched socket, at or near mirror level. Not suited (or intended) for domestic appliances, and as such, illegal to use in a bathroom, for all the obvious reasons.

        Yes, a rechargeable battery Sonos zone-player in a waterproof casing would be useful, but then you’d need a waterproof I-Phone or I-Pad, because Sonos are dropping their CR-200 LCD from the range now. THAT is the most silly decision yet! Think about using the ‘wake-up’ alarm, and you want to ‘mute’ the sound, (like a ‘snooze’). Without the CR-200, are you really going to want to ‘log-on’ with your ‘non’ Sonos I-product to do this whilst half asleep? Me thinks Sonos have some rather too young entrepreneurs steering the brand into a ‘cul-de-sac’ of ‘young-un’s’ thinking without identifying the core client base who use these great products.

        And I say again to all those moaners who live in ‘docking-station quality world’ about Sonos being expensive. It is high-grade gear, worthy of connecting to expensive hi-fi, – it has undercut all the big-boys in the multi-room market by huge amounts. It is CHEAP and delivers expensive performance. If you want something cheaper, go buy a transistor radio!

  • Hicks3456

    won’t be buying that

  • Keith B.

    Looks nice and I might consider it when the black matte version comes out.

    But I also agree with the others that a weather resistant model for the deck or pool would be FANTASTIC!

  • Alex Nairn

    Well!! This little gadget is really causing some conflicted views. It must be nice to have customers that care that much. As far as I am concerned I will probably buy one once I have heard it and already I can see it installed in 3 rooms if it does the business.

    HOWEVER I REALLY WANT TO KNOW when you are going to redesign that clunky little controller. The slippy little touch screen invites errors but where it really falls down is in its design. It would certainly never have got past Steve Jobs and into the market so you guys should be a little ashamed of yourselves. You may decide that with iPhone/iPad connectivity you don’t need one and maybe the sales aren’t great but that may be because of the design and this is one gadget I am happy not to have integrated. Any plans in that direction?

    Finally I love your stuff. Simplicity is the real winner and when you produce wireless outdoor speakers count me in from day 1

  • Nomuffs2tuff

    699 US DOLLARS = 429 UK POUNDS SO WHERE DID YOU GUYS COME UP WITH 599 UK POUNDS! RIPPING OFF UK CUSTOMERS!!!!

  • Georg Müller

    Great addition, but what I don’t understand, is why it is not compatible to not amplified Sonos.

    Does it mean you need to have one amplified Sonos Player in your network? Or must the Zone that it is connected to have an amplified player?

    • http://sonos.com Sonos

      You will just need to have one amplified component in the room in which you want the SUB. The reason it does not work with CONNECT is because performance quality
      and simplicity are core to the SONOS brand.
      ·PerBecause the CONNECT relies on
      external amplifiers of the home stereo or home theater receiver to which it is
      connected, it
      becomes very difficult to simply and consistently guarantee quality. 

      • Georg Müller

        :-( Would have been a great addition to receiver in the living room

  • Chris Gingerich

    Sonos must know this, but at this price point, the volume is going to be really low. I haven’t heard it yet, but it is hard to imagine any scenario where someone would buy this. It cheaper to get two S5s than two S3s and SUB. If two S3s and a SUB sound better than two S5s, that is probably still quite a small market of people running two S3s in the same room that also want to almost double the investment to add a SUB. Even smaller is the number of people wanting to add a SUB to a pair of S5s. 

    I could almost see a market for a single S3 and a SUB vs two S5s if the sound is comparable and/or if there are strong space considerations.

    Doesn’t home theater drive a lot of subwoofer sales? I don’t see Sonos as having a good presence in that area.

    Instead, I would like to see:

    1. Some drop-dead simple way to integrate Sonos with Home Theater. What about a Sonos device that is like an Apple TV or Roku Player that integrates with Netflix, Hulu, your own video collection, and can stream to the system. Sonos could add cheap surround speakers to the line, and then the SUB would probably be much more appealing. I don’t do home theater anymore, in part because my SONOS audio system makes a multi-channel multi-device (source, amp, remote control(s)) seem to complicated.

    2. Portable system with battery (probably not good for Sonos as it prevents people like me from buying extra units for the garage and patio)

    3. Cheaper unit for kids room, garage,  (same comment as above)

    3. Some sort of “parental controls” on the controller apps / devices so I can let the kids play their own music from a limited selection, for limited hours, and for a limited time. That would be great. This combined with an “S1″ would prompt me to buy at least 3 more units.

    • pie

      I totally agree.  I want to use Sonos as the speaker for my laptop for all applications.  Listening to Spotify is nice, but then I have to plug in a different speaker to watch a movie?  Lame!  This is far more important to me than any other feature.

  • Larry James

    Possibly because I’m 64, but your SUB video doesn’t make me want to rush out and buy one.  I love my Sonos Play5 system, but I wouldn’t want to be evicted from my small condo for scaring the neighbours with an excess of uncontrollable noise.  I have yet to see any technical data on the SUB, or specific, compelling reasons for me to purchase one, which would be of more interest to me than your current video.  The asking price was definitely a shock!  Not available in white to match the rest of my Sonos hardware?  That doesn’t make sense.  Please let me know when it is, and I’m sure that by then you will have a more informative advertising video for me to watch.  Thanks.

  • Mickeymouse

    many of these comments appear strange 

    Agree the price is high, but think it’s fairly obvious why it won’t work with a connect – the volume control would be inconsistent between the sub and whatever amp you’d be using to drive the connect.

    more encouragingly i think this points to the widespread rumours that sonos is releasing a home theatre system later this year of which sub is key component – hope this means that the sonos play:1s are following shortly because 5 x Sonos Play:3 plus this sub is going to be more expensive than pretty much anything in market today… 

  • Squarepegav

     Save yourself $400 -buy a sub for $300, wire it to your Z120/connect amp

  • GL1800

    I carefully read most of the posts which seem to be mostly negative. Many were complaining about the cost yet a good powered sub starts about at this price point and goes north real quick. If you want quality sound this is the price of good base.  This is not just your average box and a cone its seems to me a lot of careful thought has went into the design so that quality sound is produced.

    I agree with the below solution for the bathroom to use a P120 amp to a water proof speaker(s) that is what I did and it works quite well.   The other solutions sound more like a Radio Shack hack job maybe the price is right but do you want noise or quality sound?

     Personally I think this is a great idea and have actually ordered one for one of my 6 zones. My main system uses as one of the sources a P90 with ML subs however the majority of the other rooms are stereo speakers only. I have found that once you get used to having a sub music without it is just not right.  One of the big attractions of Sonos is that you can have music “all over the house” however what I have found is music without a sub is missing the mark at least for me.  I think this is quite a logical extension for Sonos and think this will be a great addition to the quality of sound I will be listening too  in this zone.  It looks like a well made and unique sub that I expect will sound as good as it looks.  If there other products are any indication of what to expect I’m real excited to give this a try.  Because of my situation some type of a wireless sub was the only answer, in fact I was looking around and since some wireless subs use 2.4GHz was not happy with my options.  Just by chance I went to the Sonos web site and found my perfect solution.

    • Larryjames367

      Valuable comments.  Rather than pre-order, I think I’ll wait until it arrives at my local dealer, have a listen, and if the quality is as good as I hope it’s going to be (with no overpowering bass) I’ll buy regardless of the seemingly high price.

  • Guest

    I wouldn’t consider buying a Sonos system without a sub-woofer.

    So this is great news!

  • V12benz

    Nice, but still waiting for an outdoor / garden speaker product.

  • Tparker105

    Ordered Sub to go with our Play 5. Can’t wait. Im confident it will kick ass.

  • Spamkoosra

    Just what I was waiting for, if the quality is as good as I have come to expect of sonos, then I am in. Just one question, why so much delay for the Matte finish sub.

    • Bertie

      I think it’s a possibility they ordered a big batch of shiny ones, realised they’d really got the pricing wrong so invented the less glitzy version. They don’t want to offer something that delivers identical sound for 100 less until they’ve shifted all stock of the more expensive model. As a sub can go out of sight a shiny finish is probably not something most people would pay extra for. I wouldn’t rule out the shiny getting discontinued once they’ve tested the market to see which once sells best.

  • Gen Campbell

    £599!!!!!!!!

    I love the idea of a wireless sub to sit under my sofa in the lounge but that price point must be some sort of joke. And why on earth is it black?

    • Johan Eggink

       In the Netherlands it is 699 Euros…
      699.00 USD

      =
      564.779 EUR
      the black matte version will bee 599 Euros. The paintjob is apparently 100 Euros… right…

  • Win

    I am surprised it comes in black only, as my dealer said he sold more white sonos gear then black.

    I have two white Play 5 stereo paired, and like the sub, but not the black one.

    Any idea when the white edition will be available? 

    • http://sonos.com Sonos

      No plans to announce at this time, but we will log your feature request.

  • Johnbramly

    Like many Sonos fans, I’ll wait to hear what I’d be getting for the money. If it lives up to the quality that I’ve come to expect, I’ll probably sit on things until the matt version comes out at a hundred pounds less. If it doesn’t then I won’t buy it. I would like it to be the tinglingly good bass that started me on the road

  • Paul

    After reading most people’s comments on the new sonos sub I would like to ask has anybody heard it yet??

    If so what’s it like??

    I think it is a little pricey but you get what you pay for in this world, also if you have no option of getting a cable to a sub then it resolves a problem.

    Personally think it feels a small hole in the market, would also like to see it available in white.

    I have a couple of my zones with subs wired in and it works well.

  • steve

    Waterproof speakers now please sonos!!! I need one for my shower, and two for my outdoor swimming pool area.. Come on guys listen to your customers please!

  • Future Sonos Sub Owner

    Awesome! Never have I seen such a display of weakness and lowliness of personal character. The lot of you. All you BestBuy iPod speaker dock owners who are complaining because the price point isn’t at $10 and little Jonny needs bathroom music while bathing his rubber ducky are the reason why all the other competitors’ products are crap. They listen to your unimaginative bandwagon consumer advice. There are what, hundreds of other bedroom, iPod speaker, living room, bluetooth speaker choices out there? All junk. Sonos has provided quality in a realm that did not exist. They have innovated audio in ways that still no one has come close. For even a likeness of what they offer cost thousands of $$$. And that’s just a likeness. A reasonable facsimile. And I personally can’t settle for close enough. And your advice is to cut their knees off because you are somehow smarter, and know what the people want? You claim they do not listen to your needs. What are your needs? Do you even know? Have you invested any personal time in solving these problems? You’re the same people who said in 2007 “Why would I buy a $600 smart phone, all I do is make phone calls?” How’d that turn out? Now subsidized for the masses you own the very technology you had no foresight in ever seeing its use. You’re probably still complaining. True innovators break the mold. They see clearly and plainly what others do not. And despite all the nay saying they head that direction because they want to go there. They put in hard work and effort. They invest the Time. They dream big. They don’t settle for mediocrity. And they don’t walk in circles following their checkbook. They take risk. And if they fail, they pick themselves up and keep going. And they really never fail. If you want quality you’re going to pay for it. If you want solutions you’re going to invest in it. In this life you must learn to Pay Value for Value. Quit looking to get something for nothing. If you want junk all you must do is remain stagnant and follow the masses. All you nay sayers have qualified yourselves. Have a great mediocre life! And go shop elsewhere. 
    And Sonos, I loved the Ad.

    • AlexNairn

      I like your style my friend – and you are so right.

      In my case I would like outside speakers but can wait. I would like a replacement for the CR200 controller but will wait. And most of all I look forward to some point in the future when Sonos produces limited edition high-end floor mounted speakers at some extortionate cost.

      But in all cases I will leave them to run their business and excite me along the way.

      p.s. I will listen to their sub and then decide (but I already know where I will put it!)

  • Stephen

    Hello all, you should save your comments till after you have heard the new Sonos Sub. I just had the fortune to take it for a test drive and it is as good as Sonos said it would be; in fact it is better. My local dealer got a unit in early and I had my misgivings too especially around the price.

    After plugging it in and firing it up I was very impressed, the sound was deeper with many layers added to the music. In my humble opinion a home run! I will definitely be adding this to my 5’s.

    Sonos continues to innovate, add capture my attention. I will definitely be adding this unit to my system with the 3’s. Now please make an outdoor set so I can really rock it without taking my units to patio!

    Homerun boys Homerun!

  • Bobby

    So is this to compensate for the rather dubious specs on the connect amp? Another 55 watts (average) driven into who knows what (2 ohms?). I guess this another one of those products for integrators who don’t value what quality of sound they deliver their customers.

    Here’s a thought – design an amp with some headroom.

    And your margins are probably great but your going to run out of idiots to sell to…

  • NicholasD

    I have 4 zones set up in my house which are all white.  Im gonna hold out for a WHITE sub!!!!!

    • Johan Eggink

       Me too

      • MagnusO

        White for me as well…I am waiting….

  • Mcirish

    To all the AV “geniuses” you want us the go with WIRED speakers instead of a Sonos 1? Do you not understand why we all purchased a WIRELESS system ?

  • Gregorrr

    I have a single play5 in white, planning to buy another play5 to pair in stereo, and then onto the sub! (I better collecting those 70000 pennies) At first I was bothered that it wouldn’t be in white but now I don’t care so much. I can place it anywhere in the room and I think it will look beautiful as it is! I think sonos made a nice choice in developing the sub. It’s an exciting piece of kit.

  • Azerty

    I don’t get why everybody complains it’s to expensive. You don’t complain that a Lamborghini is to expensive do you? It’s a high-end streamer, you get what you pay for. If you don’t have the money for it, please stop moaning!

  • David

    It looks like a great product. Look forward to when the white edition is released.

  • Gerry

    Get a Connect and hook it to any water resistant in-ceiling speakers. You can even hide the Connect:Amp in the ceiling as well. There you go bath music seekers :)) Why should Sonos produce a separate unit for bathrooms if they have already have gave you the solution? Also with the Connect:Amp you can hook more speakers per channel if the speakers are sensitive enough, so you can connect two bathrooms or a bathroom and a terrace on one Connect:Amp. This is cheaper than buying two Play:3s
    Cheers! :)

  • JHGaudio

    Can anybody confirm that the Sonos Sub will work with a Sonos ZonePlayer 120 that powers a couple high-quality Polk Audio bookshelf speakers? Looking for more bottom-end in that zone. Thx

  • bobaloo

    I just received my Sonos Play 3 (1 hour ago) and LOVE IT! Easy to set up and the sound is incredible! I would request that you develop an in-the-wall mounted speaker. I am going to be undertaking a big remodeling job in my home and would love to incorporate these into the home…….

  • Lewis

    When is the matt black sub coming as I’ve been wait months and not heard a thing

  • Mick Hanoway

    So much for “black matte version” being available in September 2012. It comes out in March 2013 with such a limited release that it’s sold out in one day. My fault for believing that Sonos’s press release on their official blog is actually something they would follow through with.