Sonos Arc (Black) is rated out of 5 by 179.
Sonos Arc (Black)
Premium Smart Soundbar with Voice Control
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With no fewer than 11 Class-D amps and speakers packed into its sleek lines, the Sonos Arc has the muscle to match the mightiest movies and music. Featuring eight, dedicated woofer units you not only get natural vocals but also class-leading bass and the dynamic punch to bring soundtracks and music to live.
Immersive, ‘arc’ of audio
With three, precisely angled, silk dome tweeters, the Arc spreads the sound widely. Using a left/centre/right configuration, you get a ‘wall of sound’ for enveloping audio.
For personalised sound, use the Sonos app to adjust bass, treble and loudness. Speech Enhancement mode optimises vocal clarity – ideal for documentaries and sports commentary. Night Sound reduces the intensity of sound, making it less intrusive for others around your home.
The Trueplay revolution - giving you tailored sound
The Sonos Arc also features revolutionary Trueplay technology. Trueplay scans your room, analyses the results and then fine-tunes the speaker for the ideal listening experience. Whether your room is large or small, densely furnished or minimalist, the Arc adapts to give the most natural and realistic sound possible (iOS device required).
Expand to multi-channel – with Dolby Atmos support
Highly impressive on its own, you can take the Arc to the next level by adding a Sonos Sub and a pair of One SL speakers for incredible 5.1 channel surround sound. As a bonus, because of the wireless mesh system, no speaker cables are required. The latest Sonos surround system now supports Dolby Atmos encoded movies, giving you an even more cinematic sound.
Effortless control – including Sonos S2 and Apple AirPlay 2
Download the latest Sonos S2 app and enjoy the smartest control app to date. With new features, usability updates and more personalisation, the S2 app gives enhancements all-round - both now and for the future. With AirPlay 2 also covered, you can stream directly from your Apple devices or ask Siri to play your favourites from Apple Music throughout your home.
Or use voice control – with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
Find the right music for every moment on Spotify. Search any artist or song, create and share playlists, and get personalized recommendations. Listen on Sonos and control the music with your voice, the Spotify app or the Sonos app. With four, far-field microphones on board, Arc can hear you – even from the other side of the room. (Spotify Premium account required for full features).
Control much more
Play songs, check news and traffic, manage smart devices and enjoy all those other helpful Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant skills using a single Sonos Arc speaker.
Privacy when you want it
Sonos understands that your privacy is important. For this reason, when the microphone LED is on, Alexa is ready for voice commands. When the light is off, the microphone is off.
Connecting the Arc is easy. Simply connect to the mains then plug in your TV via HDMI. An optical digital input is also standard. For streamlined control, an Infrared sensor syncs with your TV’s remote, giving one-remote convenience.
The Sonos system
Sonos gets better when you add more speakers. Play a movie in your living room, a podcast in the kitchen or the same music across all your Sonos speakers – flexibility is key. The latest Sonos components link via your home Wi-Fi but for very best results, linking one component to an Ethernet connection gives the most stable solution.
Experience premium sound from all your music and movies, with the Sonos Arc.
Learning TV volume
Amazon Alexa, Google
ARC - Audio Return Channel
1 (Adaptor Supplied)
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes - via app
Yes - via app
Internet Radio Services
Soundbar or Soundbase
Power Consumption - Standby
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
1142 x 87 x 116
Rated 4 out of 5 by Paulwilshaw from Great sounds, could be easier to set up Once setup the bar sounds great, had to spend a lot of time on the internet,hdmi passthrough and other unfamiliar terms Didn't help, best help came from forums, definitely Not plug in and play but once setup its really good and easy to use and you will be a little bit tech term wiser
Date published: 2021-11-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bob2728 from Underwhelming Just bought the arc recently and was excited to set it up and enjoy the “atmos” effect. Unfortunately it didn’t live up to my expectations. Initially I hadn’t set my tv properly and was only hearing stereo, but after a few YouTube videos I found the correct settings and started to receive Dolby atmos. However it was pretty disappointing, with no real sensation of overhead effects. Basically made everything louder but at no time did I feel sound coming from the sides or above. Fortunately Richer Sounds were really helpful and have agreed to a refund on the products return. Definitely not worthy of the £900 price tag.
Date published: 2021-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sonos6 from Sonos Arc I bought this from Richer Sounds two weeks ago to replace an older play bar. It compliments very well with the other Sonos Products I have purchased from Richer Sounds and is brilliant. Thanks to John and staff once again.
Date published: 2021-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beckers from Amazing with music and films! Upgraded from the Sonos Beam to the Arc and added the Sub Gen-3 at the same time. Wow, what a difference. So much power and much more clarity when listening to music. Films shoot effects around the room with accuracy and authority ( I have 2x Play 1's as rear speakers too) and that's just with Dolby Digital at the moment as I have yet to upgrade the telly so I can access Dolby Atmos. It's expensive kit, but it is excellent.
Date published: 2021-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by Automarine from Really good product Really pleased with this product and would recommend it
Date published: 2021-10-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by Potter72 from Disappointed It has been an aspiration to own a Sonos soundbar for some time. I finally purchased the Sonos Arc because it sounded fantastic in store. With much anticipation I synced it to my LG OLED 55C9PLA TV. Well, to be honest it is very underwhelming. I don't see much improvement over the TV sound system, certainly not £800's worth. I feel like I have wasted my money. We followed the App instructions but am left wondering if it is set up correctly.
Date published: 2021-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by donn22 from Great Product, Great product knowledge Richer sounds are the go to guys for this type of purchase. The Songs ARC sound bar is a great piece of kit which was ably demonstrated by the in-store staff
Date published: 2021-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by rh277 from Great sound Amazing sound bar has a brilliant sound field a little lacking in bass as we have it in a large room so will be buying a Sonos sub , expensive but worth it
Date published: 2021-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by rtkaleta from Amazing sound, but... More drivers than in the beam does make a difference. Upwards firing speakers do make a tiny difference, if you don't have anything in their way on the ceiling. But if I was buying again I would 100% get the beam, drop a couple hundred more on used Play:1 to act as real rear sattelites and enjoy the rest on popcorn. Atmos is nowhere near like having real speakers at the back even in my almost perfectly rectangular living room. Maybe works in the lab conditions, but not in a real house. Arc + rear speakers is freaking amazing, but I had to nudge £1k to get there. No popcorn for quite some time for me...
Date published: 2021-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cchwiese from Amazing product and service We reviewed a lot of sound bars before reaching the decision to purchase the Somas Arc, and we are not disappointed. Sleek product with amazing sound. Richer Sounds a pleasure to deal with, knowledgeable and service is seamless. We used their contacts to have the system installed which was also excellent. Well done to all.
Date published: 2021-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mattykim from Amazing Sound Really pleased with the Arc. It sounds amazing. It works perfectly with all my kit including Oled CX, PS5, Series X and Sky Q. I already knew this but to add a sub its very expensive.
Date published: 2021-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nadnpete from Stylish sound bar amazing quality Bought recently Sonus sound bar, to add to sonus speakers, surround sound superb for both films and music. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2021-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by S50ush from Amazing customer service Store manager Kaz ! Very helpful and understanding..! Organised express delivery of the Sonos products…! Everyone in store were friendly and great customer service.. if I need any tv : music equipment I would recommend them
Date published: 2021-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deeno65 from Absolutely superb Great sound so glad I bought it makes movies superb
Date published: 2021-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobPem from Looks great and easy to setup and use. Been using this for a couple of weeks and very impressed with the easy to set up and sound. Partner also likes the minimalised look over our previous system.
Date published: 2021-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ted 82 from Transforms the soundstage of the Television Very impressed with the sound quality particularly films with the added benefit of Atmos technology. Highly recommended for those who want an uplift in home entertainment. I am also impressed with the quality of the product well designed and Sonos have invested in qiuality materials and packaging.
Date published: 2021-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sabah from Excellent sound Easy to setup and very good sound . Installing the bar by Sonos app
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by NickM998 from Sonos Arc I bought this to upgrade my TV's sound and can say that it is a massive upgrade and I'm totally happy! Greater services as always from Richer Sounds..
Date published: 2021-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nbobster from Epic soundbar Great soundbar and used for both TV viewing and general audio - radio and music through start speaker. Easy to set up - took a while to get voice sync sorted with Samsung TV and Sky box but all good now. Thought it was good but then added sub which takes it to another level. Far better base (inevitably) but also improves all the mid range as well. Not cheap but easy to set up and looks and sounds top quality. What’s not to like.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aarron from Sonos I brought my sonos setup about a month ago really happy with the product and the service I received.
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pat 360 from Very good indeed by soundbar standards. Soundbars are generally a poor substitute for a proper discrete component system. This one is much less of a compromise. I thought I'd try it for a bit and maybe send it back if dissatisfied. It's pretty expensive after all. It arrived, I plugged it up and was initially really disappointed. It sounded thin and tinny and not much better than the speakers in my TV, which are shocking. I was going going to return it when... I tried the Trueplay room calibration thing. Free app on any IOS device. Absolutely incredible transformation. It now sounds gorgeous, and not a million miles away from the Genelec reference monitors that were there before. I got 2 cheapish Ikea Symfonisk speakers for the rear surrounds and the system improved dramatically again. And not just the spacial imaging. The quality of the Trueplay room alignment is also much better if you have the extra point sources in the room. So after a couple of weeks this system starts to look like an incredible bargain. You've got a complete Dolby Atmos capable surround system that sounds really full and lively for less than a grand. The aesthetics are way easier to live with than a system of 7.2.1 discrete speakers, and you can have it working well inside an hour instead of taking days to rewire your viewing room. The low end is extremely good without the very expensive Sonos sub too, although I've even so impressed that I might just try one out to see what difference it makes. Finally, people have mentioned lip sync issues. I don't have Sky Q but on Freeview, Freesat, Netflix and Amazon I have experienced no sync issues at all. It's rock solid, pin sharp lip sync.
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Romford branch Great service and support provided. Visited house on short notice to assist builders. Thanks.
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kristof from Great Playbar upgrade I had the Sonia Playbar before but found the optical connection fiddly and wanted to have a more powerful sound. This is an awesome speaker that looks great and is really powerful. I’ve really enjoyed watching Dolby Atmos supported stuff on Netflix it feels so immersive.
Date published: 2021-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tony Mc from Great sound, easy set up 2 weeks into using this and I'm impressed. Particularly the low end sound it can achieve. The only negative is I'm not convinced that the Dolby Atmos effect really works. I'd read a few reviews that suggest it's one of few sound bars that the Atmos feature works well. So far I'm not convinced.
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by jonbirduk from ARC with Older Play:1 surrounds/Works with LG CX I managed to get an Atmos/DD surround system utilising my older Play:1s paired to the Arc and the new S2 app so saving £358. Some effort is required to add older 'incompatible' speakers to the Arc, as they will initally not be seen by the S2 app, only the older S1 app. You must 'factory reset' your older speakers first and then add them via the Arc's 'Add Surrounds' setting once they are discovered. It's not plug & play, but doable. The S2 app is a great improvement and it's easy to adjust for TV lip sync and Surround volume. I have a LG CX TV which has an eArc output, so once connected with the supplied hdmi cable and Sound Out set to ARC & eARC enabled on the LG TV, you are good to go. The S2 app shows that you are receiving Dolby Atmos, there's nothing on the Arc itself, it works in Netflix and ApplyTV+, but PrimeVideo shows only DD5.1 (for the programs I've looked at so far), but they don't state Dolby Atmos anyway. Recommended.
Date published: 2021-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Esgsanders from Sounds wonderful! It's wonderful! Sounds great especially with the two Ones as rear speakers. Really adds depth to the sound.
Date published: 2021-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mattyeames from Excellent Excellent sound. Very easy to setup. Links with other Sonos products. Highly recommend
Date published: 2021-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fordy4 from Sonos Arc - worth the money Higher price point than many other products out there at the moment, but definitely worth the money. Great customer service also.
Date published: 2021-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by JPC69 from Nice piece of kit Very easy to set up, good sound on par with my B&W satellite system Nice packaging and presentation but is a lot of money vs it’s competition..
Date published: 2021-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peejc from Excellent service again Spoke with staff member over the phone after sending an email enquiry. Absolutely fantastic service again. I wouldn’t shop anywhere else for electricals.
Date published: 2021-05-18