Sonos Unveils 8in In-Ceiling Speaker

Sonos hasintroduced the 8in In-Ceiling Speaker by Sonos and Sonance, extending the Sonos Architectural line of passive speakers.

The 8in In-Ceiling Speaker provides installers and customers with a new size option that sits discreetly within the ceiling and delivers powerful, balanced and clear sound. The 8in In-Ceiling Speaker will be coming Spring 2024 for £999/pair. 

Designed and tuned by Sonos and custom-built by Sonance, the 8in In-Ceiling Speaker features an enlarged woofer and high-excursion motor for a smooth midrange, bass down to 32Hz and a greater listening area. A 30mm tweeter and newly optimised waveguide ensures natural sounding vocals and better high-frequency dispersion, for wide and even coverage that fills the room with sound, says Sonos.

While the 8in In-Ceiling Speaker is bigger in size than the 6in, the aesthetics of the magnetic grille are unchanged, ensuring both models can be used together in the same space. The grille for both 8in and 6in sizes are available in white for a discreet match with the widest range of ceilings and, thanks to a specially developed steel grille, can be painted to meet the customisation needs of every client.

“The 8in In-Ceiling Speaker has been designed in direct response to the needs of our installers, who asked us for more size options and flexibility during installation.” says Audra Kinsley, VP and GM of Sonos Professional. “This new addition provides a bold sound profile and stunning performance that enhances the experience customers get when Sonos Architectural speakers are paired with Sonos Amp. The addition of the 8” In-Ceiling Speaker provides professional installers and customers the freedom and flexibility to choose the design and sound experience that fits perfectly within their space.”

Even better when paired with AmpIn combination with Sonos Amp, the Sonos Architectural line provides crisp and clear multiroom audio, says the maker. When paired with Sonos Amp, the In-Ceiling or In-Wall speakers unlock even more benefits including overdrive protection and custom tuning enhancements that ensure a fuller sound and a balanced frequency response. In combination with Sonos Amp the 8in speakers also benefit from Trueplay tuning which accounts for the size, construction, and furnishings of the room where the speakers are placed, and automatically adjusts the EQ for optimal sound.

Like all Sonos Architectural speakers, the 8in In-Ceiling Speaker paired with Sonos Amp will benefit from the Sonos ecosystem including an easy-to-use app that works with streaming services, Apple AirPlay 2 control, regular software updates and the ability to add additional Sonos speakers and components over time. 

Sonos 8in In-Ceiling Speaker by Sonos and Sonance will be coming Spring 2024 for £999/pair. 

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