Here is the design of the next Sonos Sub Mini

Sonos last week announced its most affordable soundbar yet. But some of the company’s loyal customers were disappointed by the lack of a cheaper subwoofer to go along with it. the new Sonos Ray. It was the perfect opportunity to announce a product that had been rumored for months. The only subwoofer Sonos currently sells is the $749 Sub, which costs more than the Ray and Beam – so it’s hard to justify as an accessory on those terms.

But despite the absence of an announcement last week, The edge can confirm that Sonos is getting closer to releasing a smaller, less expensive subwoofer that will be able to pair wirelessly with the Sonos Ray, Beam, and Arc. Rumors about such a device appeared a few months ago after Sonos accidentally spilled some early details in its mobile app. At the time, screenshots revealed the name of the product – the Sub Mini – and The edge is now able to further corroborate this brand image.

More importantly, for the first time after seeing an image of the upcoming product, I am able to share a preview of the overall design of the Sub Mini. In the previous leak, Sonos described it as a “smaller cylindrical subwoofer” and The edge 3D rendering matches that. The Sub Mini is the Sonos S37 model, coming directly after the S36, which ended up being the $279 Ray.

Ask any sub owner and they’ll probably vouch for the huge difference the subwoofer makes when watching movies or even listening to music. When Sonos soundbars recognize a Linked Sub, they adjust the audio output to focus on the higher frequencies, leaving the low rumble and floor-shaking bass to the dedicated subwoofer.

The main thing that sets the Sub Mini hardware apart is an elongated vertical pill-shaped cutout right in the middle of the device. The standard Sub happens to have a rectangular cutout, so Sonos seems to have gone with that both for functionality and as a design trait of sorts. In the case of the Sub, there are acoustic ports on both sides, so it follows that the Sub Mini will have a similar internal layout, but with smaller and less powerful components.

The Sub Mini’s features, specific release schedule, and pricing details have yet to be learned, and the same goes for the actual hardware size and dimensions. But the broad stroke design seen here should mostly look like anything Sonos announces in the coming months. The edge contacted the company for comment.

The regular Sonos Sub splits its acoustic architecture between the two sides, as seen here.
Image: Sonos

On a call with investors in February, Sonos CEO Patrick Spence said, “In fiscal year 2022, we are focused on launching new products in our existing product categories. Like the Sonos Ray, the Sub Mini would meet those criteria and fit into the company’s home theater lineup.

Sonos’ fiscal year runs through September 2022, so any announcements in an entirely new product category (like wireless headphones) will have to wait until the fall. Sonos has made five product launches so far in 2022, according to chief financial officer Brittany Bagley. This count apparently includes the second generation harness (released last September) in addition to the new Sonos Roam SL, Sonos Ray soundbar, new standard Roam colors and Sonos Voice Control.

Spence recently expressed frustration internally with Sonos staff over an increase in leaks, according to people familiar with the matter. Apart revealing Ray’s design weeks before its official introduction, The edge also spoiled Sonos’ announcement of its own voice command serviceWho go deployment to customers in the United States June 1.

“I know it’s tough for all of you but…we want to make sure that when we actually have it ready, we introduce it to the world, and that’s when we’ll talk about it,” he said. he said on last week’s earnings call. when asked how a recent acquisition could be considered in future Sonos products.

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