Beam is the home theater speaker system in the Sonos universe. Positioned as a compact soundbar, the model not only sounds good, but also bears the proud title of “smart” thanks to the integrated Alexa assistant. Beam is easy to plug in and set up, and overall this soundbar deserves a buying recommendation. Let’s see all the Sonos Beam specs in our Sonos Beam review.
Four mid- and low-frequency drivers, one tweeter, each with class D amplifiers. Three bass reflexes here also managed to be hidden. There are 3.0 built-in channels. The Sonos Beam sound is clear and especially crisp when playing speech. The compact soundbar plays full-bodied high and medium frequencies, and can work at high volume without distorting the sound. However, bass lovers will be disappointed, since the low frequencies here are obtained, although tangible, but not saturated. But to watch TV, this is a cause for criticism - and your neighbors will say thanks for the lack of powerful bass.
Above, the touch buttons for controlling playback are made cool: there’s a microphone for interaction with Alex or Google’s assistant. The latter works for us, you can ask different questions. On the back there are cable entries and a button for connecting. Everything is as minimal as possible. The connectors are very cool when the cable comes in, nothing extra acts. Five microphones are installed in the case, which are responsible for interacting with voice assistants and for the operation of the DSP system, but the noise reduction system directly affects the sound quality.
Inside the Beam, a power cable and an HDMI cable, you need to connect it to the HDMI-ARC input. There is nothing else - in fact, the Sonos app replaces everything else.
Connecting and setting up the soundbar is quick and easy: we unpack it, connect the electric and HDMI cables, place the device directly in front of the TV. To hang the soundbar on the wall, you will have to buy a separate bracket. If your TV does not have an HDMI output, but has ARC (Audio Return Channel), an adapter with HDMI to the optical audio cable that comes with it is useful.