Sonos launches the Arc today, a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. It replaces the old, 2013, Playbar. They also updated the Play:5, which I think is now called the Sonos Five.
We do not have a sound bar as we have a 3.0 setup with an AVR.
For the past year, I’ve really been toying with the idea of figuring out how to get Atmos working, but I have been hesitant to drill into the ceiling, plus the setup is conducive to rear surrounds. So, the Arc is interesting to me. Equally, the price seems competitive to other Atmos products. I could also see getting two wireless surrounds because it’s easier for me to run power than speaker wire.
One omission is lack of DTS support.* It gives me pause, but I don’t know how much impact we’d realize. EssentiAlly nothing streams in DTS, so I suppose it would be a limit on Blu-rays.
* DTS is also missing from the 2020 crop of LG OLEDs (I don’t know about LCDs). Seems to be a theme, and possibly the beginning of a trend. I wonder why.
I would like to see how this whole legacy device S1 and S2 setup unfolds first. However, the Arc isn’t out until June anyhow.
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