Sonos is known as an audio brand with a relatively high price range of products. Even so, recently Sonos launched its cheapest soundbar that carries a more compact design, but still prioritizes ear-pleasing sound quality. The product in question is the Sonos Ray.
Sonos Ray features
Compared to the Sonos Arc, which was released around 2020, the Sonos Ray looks more minimalist. Although the size is not too big, this Soundbar can be a significant audio upgrade from the built-in speakers built-in TV. Suitable for those who like watching movies or gaming with consoles or PCs.
Sonos Ray has WiFi support which makes it easy for users to stream audio from various other devices. Ray can also be connected to other Sonos speakers, and play a series of songs via AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect. Users can also connect it to a TV via an optical cable.
Unfortunately, even though it is supported by an optical audio port, Ray does not have an HDMI port, so in terms of audio bandwidth, it is still below the Arc series. That means, Ray is only able to support Stereo PCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS Digital Surround. Dolby Atmos? Can not. In addition, Sonos also removes the microphone so it can’t call Google Assistant via voice commands.
The Ray is equipped with two center midwoofers, two separate waveguided tweeters to extend the soundstage, a bass reflex system for powerful Low performance, and four Class-D amplifiers.
Sonos Ray Price
For those who are interested, the Sonos Ray is sold at a price of US $279. Yes, for the cheapest series, the selling price is still relatively expensive. This soundbar is scheduled to hit the market in June 2022.