Sub Mini is a wireless subwoofer designed to pair with Sonos’ most affordable soundbars
Sonos has unveiled the latest addition to its speaker lineup, Sub Mini. This wireless subwoofer is a more affordable alternative to the Sonos Sub (Gen 3), which launched in June 2020, and is designed to bring bold bass to small rooms. It can be paired with almost any Sonos speaker (the portable Sonos Roaming is one of the only speakers that does not work with the new subwoofer) to generate deep, dynamic low-end for your favorite music, audiobooks, TV shows, sports and blockbusters.
Offloading bass to a dedicated speaker frees up remaining kit in your Sonos setup to focus on the mid and high end of the spectrum, producing much richer, more powerful results from everything paired speakers. If you want to enhance the sound of your existing Sonos speakers and add rumbling bass to the mix, the Sub Mini is available for pre-order today.
Sonos Sub Mini was designed with the Sonos Ray and Sonos Beam (2nd Gen) soundbars in mind. The long-talked-about Sonos Sub Mini arrives with a sleek cylindrical design, which Sonos says will work brilliantly as a small coffee table for those short on space. Since the Sub Mini is wireless, it can be placed anywhere in the room, thanks to Sonos’ Trueplay intelligent algorithms analyzing the space and ensuring the sound is tuned correctly. Even pressed against a wall, the Sub Mini will deliver rumbling bass without rattle or distortion, according to US company smart audio. Of course, we’ll have to get our hands on the Sub Mini to test these claims, so stay tuned.
The Sonos Sub Mini costs £429, which is £320 less than the Sonos Sub (Gen 3). This means you can get a Sonos Ray soundbar and a Sub Mini and still have £41 to spare compared to buying the Sonos Sub (Gen 3) alone. Pre-orders are available now, with the first cylindrical subwoofers shipping to customers from October 6, 2022. If you’re looking to complete a home theater setup, check out the best Sonos deals to secure your remaining kit at the lowest possible price.
Since the Sub Mini is wireless, it can be placed anywhere in your room for a clutter-free setup
The Sub Mini is 12 inches (230mm) tall, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to fit into your home decor. It’s 9.1 inches (305 mm) deep, so it’s not very bulky. Sonos says it designed the Sub Mini to blend in with your home aesthetic, rather than the more boxy designs of most competitors that you’d rather hide behind a sofa.
Unlike the Sonos Sub (Gen 3), which can still crank out its rumbling bass when laid on its side, the Sub Mini’s cylindrical shape (and speaker layout inside) means it needs to be upright, otherwise its performance will be compromised.
It’s a good thing it’s a viewer, as chances are it’s placed out in the open as part of your home audio system.
Cylindrical design enables a pair of force-cancelling woofers to be activated
Inside the Sub Mini you’ll find a pair of force-cancelling woofers, designed to deliver deep, dynamic bass while minimizing hum or distortion. Using digital signal processing, Sonos claims its diddy speaker “reproduces the full low frequencies expected from a much larger subwoofer.” The opening in the speaker is designed to be the same shape as the Sonos Ray (seen from the front) and Sonos Beam (seen from above) to create a cohesive home theater setup.
Sub Mini relies on a 5Ghz network to communicate with the Sonos Ray and Sonos Beam when operating as a home theater system, which should keep latency as low as possible so everything is perfectly in sync. There is no option to use a wired connection with the Sub Mini, so you will be dependent on the local wireless network.
Of course, nothing prevents you from associating the Sub Mini with a Sonos Bow …but it’s useless. This all-in-one Dolby Atmos soundbar is designed for large rooms and can already deliver a good amount of bass on its own. If you’re spending the £899 it takes to pack a Sonos Arc, you really should be looking at the more expensive Sonos Sub (Gen 3) to upgrade your home cinema setup.
The Sub Mini was designed to match both Beam and Ray soundbars
While it’s possible to pair the £749 Sub (Gen 3) with a Sonos Ray or Sonos Beam, that’s a bit of a stretch for these speakers. That’s the gap the Sonos Sub Mini aims to fill in the range.
Sonos says production values have skyrocketed in cinematic TV shows (Amazon spent $58.1 million on each episode of its new power rings show, and Netflix surpassed its own record with the final season of stranger things) and video games, he saw more and more customers looking to invest in a good home audio system.
This prompted Sonos to launch the Ray soundbar – an affordable way for viewers to improve their viewing experience and bypass the notoriously terrible speakers built into flat screen TVs. As more and more people look to invest in good sound for their favorite TV shows, streaming blockbuster movies like Disney+, Netflix and Prime Video…the Sub Mini could be the must-have new addition to any home system. movie theater.
If you prefer to listen to music, the Sub Mini can be paired with a Sonos One, One SL or IKEA SYMFONISK for more depth and clarity in your music experience. As you’ll find when paired with a soundbar, bass offloading allows the paired speaker to focus entirely on the mid and high end of the track, improving the overall performance of your existing setup. , explains Sonos.