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Sonos Ray is a Compact Soundbar for the Living Room

Sonos recently released its new Ray compact soundbar, which is set to be available in Canada on June 7 for $349, just in time for Father’s Day.

The Sonos Ray promises balanced sound, crisp dialogue, and solid bass thanks to custom-designed waveguides that project sound from wall to wall along with advanced processing that accurately positions elements throughout your room so “you feel like you’re at the centre of the story,” says the company. A new bass reflex system with a proprietary design delivers lows with weighted bass, while custom acoustics harmonize mid and high-range frequencies.

Like all Sonos speakers, Ray was tuned with the input of the Sonos Soundboard, a collection of leaders across music, film, and more. Fine tune the sound even further with Trueplay to create the ideal listening experience for the room.

Sonos’ Speech Enhancement ensures greater clarity in dialogue, while Night Sound reduces the intensity of loud effects so you don’t disturb anyone else at home.

Designed to be placed on a media stand or tucked inside a credenza, it can blend nicely into a variety of spaces.

Sonos Ray in the bedroom

The Sonos Ray also features the company’s most sustainable design packaging to date, with a gift box and protective cushions that are 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

It’s easy to set up right out of the box with the Sonos app. You can control Ray with your existing TV remote, the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay 2, or other compatible devices. Add a pair of Sonos Ones to a home theatre setup for surround sound or connect to any Sonos speaker for multi-room listening.

“Homes have become movie theatres, fitness studios, gaming hubs, and so much more, all supported by a streaming era that is no longer exclusive to just TV, music, and film,” says Patrick Spence, CEO of Sonos. “Ray makes it easier than ever to enhance those listening experiences, thanks to its smaller size and impressive sound.”

Sonos Roam in Olive Green

In other news, Sonos has also announced new colour options for its Sonos Roam portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker: you can grab one in Olive, Wave, or Sunset in addition to the existing colour options. The new finishes are influenced by natural serenity, evening skies, and outdoor living. More specifically, Olive is inspired by lush landscapes, from desert cacti to pristine park gardens; Wave draws from the serenity of coastal beaches and backyard poolside oases; and Sunset is influenced by painted desert sands and vibrant evening skies.

“As we reignite our sense of curiosity and chase new experiences, we’re being more considerate about how the things we wear and carry represent our personal style,” explains Maxime Bouvat-Merlin, Senior Vice President for Hardware and Operations at Sonos. “Inspired by the places you’ll go, Roam’s newest colours are the perfect accent piece to express individuality through more ways than just sound.”