Sub (Gen 3) features updated internal technology, including increased memory and a more powerful CPU, and finishes, including a new join button.
A wireless subwoofer connects to other speakers over your WiFi network. Sub does not have a battery and therefore requires AC power.
Sub connects to Sonos soundbars and speakers over WiFi.
No. The Sonos sound system is designed to be modular. You can add Sub at any time.
Sub will only connect to Sonos soundbars and speakers over WiFi.
If you power your speakers with Amp, you will be able to connect Sub as part of your Sonos system.
Lower frequencies are omnidirectional, which means the direction or orientation of Sub does not significantly affect the sound. Placing Sub in a very confined space, however, could affect the dispersion of the sound.
Sub pairs with speakers in a particular room. Walls create a natural barrier to sound dispersion, so pairing Sub with speakers in other rooms would result in imbalanced sound, with lower frequencies playing in one part of your home and higher frequencies in another.
No. Sub (Gen 3) is only compatible with the new Sonos app. Find more information here.
Currently there are no feature differences between Sonos One Gen 2 and the original version. The original Sonos One will continue to support all its current features, and more, in the future. Over time, however, the increased memory, Bluetooth Low Energy, and processing power may allow us to bring new product experiences to the Gen 2 version that the original will not be able to support. That said, we have no specific Gen 2-only features planned at this time.
Yes, the Gen 2 works seamlessly with the original Sonos One as a stereo pair or home cinema surrounds.
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) was first introduced with Sonos Beam, and now we are bringing it to Sonos One Gen 2. Just like with Beam, BLE can be used to communicate temporarily with your phone or tablet to simplify the first-time setup process. BLE does not support audio streaming. Once setup is done, Sonos One Gen 2 streams and updates via your WiFi just like the original Sonos One.
Sonos One Gen 2 is marked as “Gen 2” on the product label underneath the speaker. The original Sonos One only has “One” on the product label.