Sonos Bring ‘Fury’ To Entry-Level Soundbar Market
Sonos are set to debut their most budget soundbar to date, codenamed “Fury” and known more officially as the S36.
The S36 will sit below the current Sonos Beam (Gen 2 and the Sonos Arc, with a smaller stature to boot. A report published by The Verge contains renders and mockups of the new product, which currently has no official pictures.
The S36’s attractive sub-A$350 price tag and small size does mean sacrifices have been made when it comes to features. The report states that the new soundbar will omit Dolby Atmos, internal microphones (meaning no voice assistant functionality) and even HDMI ports. The S36 will be paired with an optical cable that supports 5.1 surround, meaning it can still be paired with other speakers.
The report’s sources suggest that Sonos have built the S36 with exactly that in mind, expecting users to pair it with the Arc. Without an official announcement however, there is little information on how this will work.
The S36 comes as Sonos expand their range of products, as they have recently added wireless speakers to their lineup, and moved away from high-end multi-room audio solutions. The budget soundbar market has been dominated by competitors such as Vizio, and the launch of the S36 brings appeal from a trusted high-end brand into that market.