Today we are thrilled to announce Sonos Amp as our latest addition to the Sonos Home Sound System!
With 125 watts per channel, Sonos Amp supports high-fidelity sound for even the most demanding speakers. All of this power makes Amp the most versatile amplifier for powering all of your customer's entertainment. We've included an HDMI ARC port for a seamless TV Audio experience. Use Amp to add stereo sound to a TV or as surrounds for an existing Sonos setup. Or, use two Amps to create an immersive 4.0 or 4.1 surround sound experience - no center channel required. And for your customers that need an additional audio input, like for a turntable, we retained the analog line-in.
Beyond the hardware, we've got new APIs that help provide deeper integrations with Works with Sonos (and other) partners and help you create seamless smart home control for any project. Just like Beam, One, Playbase and Play:5 gen2, Amp has AirPlay 2 built in. And because we made this product for you, the integrator, we're including some awesome software additions like Dual Mono (for Amp), Volume Limiting and WiFi Disable. Volume Limiting and WiFi Disable will be system wide for all Sonos products when that software ships this fall.
When we set out to design this product, we looked to you, our integrator partners, for input into how we could improve our products you use most, which we're now calling Architectural Sound products. Amp fits into standard racks and is a compact and elegant solution for any AV installation. You can also mount it (using standard M5 threading), tuck it under furniture or display it beautifully in a room. We've also worked closely with key accessory partners Middle Atlantic, Flexson and Sanus throughout this process and they'll have an awesome suite of accessories made for Amp.
Early Access for Integrator Partners
Sonos Amp is $599 and will be globally available February 5, 2019. BUT, because we made this product for you, we're providing Early Access for our integrator partners in the United States for delivery by December 1, 2018.
We know how important amplifiers are to you and your business. That's why we will not have a gap out between Connect:Amp and Sonos Amp. These products will overlap, meaning you will be able to order Connect:Amp through December 31, 2018. After that point, we will not guarantee inventory of Connect:Amp. A suite of marketing assets will be available as we ramp up marketing activities over the coming months and into our general availability moment in February 2019.
We hope you are as excited as we are about this product and the business we will do together with it. We'll be sharing many more details over the coming weeks. If you're attending the CEDIA Expo next week, you'll get lots of hands-on time with Amp. For those not attending, we'll have a live webinar from the CEDIA Expo where we will start to dive into Amp. And then many more webinars post-CEDIA.
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