The Sonos Beam Gen 2 is an award-winning Dolby Atmos soundbar and you can buy it now with incredible savings.
Usually priced at £499, a few retailers including Sevenoaks and AO.com got the soundbar down to £349 – which is already an excellent saving of £150. However, if you want an even better deal then Peter Tyson’s got you covered as the Sonos Beam (Gen 2) is now priced at £339 on his website, an additional saving of £10.
Sitting between the flagship Sonos Arc (which is also on sale now) and the budget Sonos Ray, the Sonos Beam (Gen 2) packs a host of features that bring serious upgrades to your TV’s built-in speakers.
The main feature of the Beam (Gen 2) is Dolby Atmos support, where the 3D audio format delivers immersive sound to your movies, music and games. There are no upward-firing drivers on this soundbar, but it effectively handles the vertical aspect of Atmos with psychoacoustic HRTF (head-related transfer function). The Beam (Gen 2) includes a center channel, four woofers and three radiators, the same arrangement as the first-generation Beam, but the much-improved software allows for Dolby Atmos processing.
Unsurprisingly, the Beam (Gen 2) is packed with smart features and integrates into a Sonos multiroom setup if you have one. You can control and stream the Beam via the Sonos S2 app, link Apple devices via AirPlay 2 and stream Spotify via Spotify Connect. The Beam also has voice control with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Sonos Voice Control.
I have a soft spot for the Beam (Gen 2) and controversially would choose it over the Arc in most cases. Its compact form makes it unassuming at first, but its powerful sound proves that size isn’t everything. I also appreciate the modularity of the Sonos soundbar lineup as a whole, but the cheaper price of the Beam (Gen 2) is ideal if you want to reserve part of your budget for rear speakers or a subwoofer. The Beam Gen 2 is compatible with a range of Sonos speakers, such as the One, One SL, Era 100 and Era 300 that can be used as surround speakers, as well as the Sub and Sub Mini if you want to add some spice to your sound. sound bar.
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