Sonos by Sonance in-ceiling speakers with a Sonos Amp.

Sonos has announced a new addition to its architectural series of speakers, which it produces in collaboration with Sonance. The 8-inch In-Ceiling Speaker represents a small increase in size from the existing 6-inch model and will be available this spring for $999 per pair.

Sonos says that the new speaker features a custom-built, enlarged woofer and a high-excursion motor. It claims that this will generate a smooth midrange, and bass as low as 32Hz over a greater listening area. A 30mm tweeter and an optimized waveguide will offer purportedly better high-frequency dispersion.

The 8-inch In-Ceiling Speaker uses the same style of white, paintable magnetic grille as the smaller ceiling speaker, so it won’t look out of place when mixing and matching the two sizes throughout a single home.

“The 8-inch In-Ceiling Speaker has been designed in direct response to the needs of our installers,” said Audra Kinsley, VP and GM of Sonos Professional, “who asked us for more size options and flexibility during installation.”

Like all of Sonos’ architectural speakers, the new 8-inch ceiling speakers can be used with any third-party amplifier that’s suited to the power requirements of the installation, but Sonos naturally recommends they be paired with a Sonos Amp.

Doing so offers overdrive protection and Sonos’ Trueplay room tuning feature, which can calibrate the EQ based on room size, shape, and acoustic features like furniture placement. Because Sonos knows the exact specifications of its own architectural series, it enables Trueplay when a Sonos Amp is used in conjunction with its speakers. Trueplay on a Sonos Amp is unavailable when connected to third-party speakers

Editors’ Recommendations

Simon Cohen

Simon Cohen covers a variety of consumer technologies, but has a special interest in audio and video products, like…

What is Sonos? What you need to know about the wireless music system

Sonos Roadm in three colors.

When you think about wireless music, one name comes to mind. Sonos. And unless you’re a diehard analog music fan who shuns anything digital, you’ve likely encountered the Sonos brand. It effectively pioneered and normalized the idea of multi-room, digital wireless audio, and it’s still the gold standard to beat.

Curious about what exactly Sonos does, and how it works in the same world that already includes Apple, Spotify, and even your old Technics turntable? Is Sonos right for you? Let’s dig into it.
What is Sonos?

Read more

Sonos CEO on Bluetooth epiphany: ‘you have to be humble enough to listen to customers’

Sonos Era 100, close-up on logo.

It can be hard for brands to admit when they got something wrong — especially when they’ve spent time, money, and customer trust on a message. But taking a sober second look at a previous strategy, particularly when customers are telling you it’s not what they want, can be a necessary, if painful step.

That’s where Sonos finds itself today. With the launch of the company’s newest wireless speakers — the $249 Sonos Era 100 and the $449 Sonos Era 300 — several previously held beliefs about what makes for a great home audio experience have been revised or tossed out entirely.

Read more

11 Sonos tips, tricks, and little-known features

Sonos adds 8-inch ceiling speakers to its architectural line | Digital Trends

Sonos Era 100, beside a turntable.

Sonos continues to be one of the best multiroom wireless sound systems you can buy, with whole-home speakers that range from Wi-Fi-connected single speakers like the stalwart Play One and surround sound beasts like the Sonos Arc to the portable Sonos Roam and Move speakers and the new, er, era of Sonos speaker, the Era 100 and Era 300 that seemingly do everything.

A Sonos system can spread music throughout your home, be configured with multiple products as a pretty excellent Dolby Atmos-capable surround sound system for your TV, and be used to connect your existing analog equipment to it for a tailor-made setup that works just for you — they’re some of the best speakers you can buy.

Read more

[ For more curated tech news, check out the main news page here]

The post Sonos adds 8-inch ceiling speakers to its architectural line | Digital Trends first appeared on

New reasons to get excited everyday.

Get the latest tech news delivered right in your mailbox

You may also like

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

More in Tech News