Sony’s next release is the ‘Sonos Ray,’ a budget soundbar that will go on sale in the upcoming weeks. The ‘Ray’ is expected to cost $249 as the cheapest soundbar from Sonos yet and will serve as an entry-level option beneath Sony’s pricier models.
Sony omitted perks like built-in mics, Dolby Atmos, and HDMI connectivity to make the soundbar cost-efficient. It also has fewer speakers than the previous Sony soundbar models. As an alternative option, consumers are able to use two ‘Rays’ as rear surround speakers.
The ‘Sonos Ray’ supports ‘Dolby Digital’ audio and is expandable to a 5.1 setup when paired with other ‘Sonos’ speakers.