Sonos One

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Sonos One
DeveloperSonos
ManufacturerSonos
TypeSmart speaker
Release dateOctober 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)[1]
Introductory price$199 / £199 / €229
Sound2 Class-D amplifiers, mid-woofer and tweeter
Input
  • Sonos Controller
  • Voice
  • Volume and Play/Pause buttons
PlatformSonos Controller
Dimensions6.4 in × 4.7 in × 4.7 in (16 cm × 12 cm × 12 cm)
Weight4.08 lb (1,850 g)
PredecessorSonos Play:1
Websitesonos.com/en-us/shop/one

The Sonos One is a smart speaker developed by Sonos, announced on October 4, 2017 and released on October 24.[2] The speaker contains a six-microphone array, allowing use of the virtual assistant Amazon Alexa.[3] In 2018, the smart speaker added support for Apple's AirPlay 2.[4]

Originally slated for a 2018 release, Google Assistant integration has been pushed back to early 2019.[5]

Design[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The Sonos One features two Class-D amplifiers, a subwoofer, a tweeter, and six far-field microphones.[6]
Running on a 64-bit motherboard, it is equipped with an AC and Ethernet port on the back of the speaker and is capable of 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connection.
When connected to the network using Ethernet, the speaker can also act as a Sonos BOOST.

Software[edit]

The Sonos Controller app mainly controls and sets up the speaker, but can also connect other music services like Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora Radio, and iHeart Radio through voice interaction.[7] As with its predecessor, the speaker can link with SonosNet, a mesh network to play media for one, some or all speakers regardless of location. The speaker communicates with the companion app and music streaming services through Wi-Fi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sonos unveils smart speaker with support for multiple voice services". Sonos Press Center. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  2. ^ Welch, Chris (5 October 2017). "The Sonos One is a safe first step towards the company's voice assistant future". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  3. ^ Fingas, Jon (4 October 2017). "Sonos One is the company's first speaker with built-in voice control". Engadget. Oath. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  4. ^ Hensel, Anna (4 October 2017). "Sonos One Alexa-driven speaker opens for preorders at $199, Google Assistant coming in 2018". VentureBeat. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  5. ^ "An Update on Bringing the Google Assistant to Sonos | Sonos Blog". blog.sonos.com. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  6. ^ Willcox, James K. (4 October 2017). "The Sonos One: Sonos' First Smart Speaker Boasts Alexa". Consumer Reports. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  7. ^ Katzmaier, David; Pendlebury, Ty (4 October 2017). "Sonos One speaker blends Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri for $199". CNET. Retrieved 12 October 2017.