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Sonos unveils three new speakers at IFA 2019

The Sonos Move, Sonos One SL and Sonos Port will soon be hitting UK shelves

American audio specialist Sonos has unveiled not one, not two but THREE new speakers today at IFA 2019.

The most interesting of these is the Sonos Move: the company’s first portable Bluetooth speaker, which promises high-quality sound on the go with up to 10 hours battery life. When used indoors, the Move can be connected to the WiFi and integrated into any wider Sonos wireless system. When used on-the-go, it switches to Bluetooth for hassle-free tune transportation.

The speaker will support more than 100 streaming services, Google Assistant, Alexa, AirPlay2 and more. It’ll be available globally on from 24 September 2019 and will cost £399.

Next up is the Sonos One SL, a compact speaker minus the bells and whistles. With the One SL you’ll get a fully integrated speaker that, like the Move, can be integrated into the wider Sonos system. The difference here, aside from the lack of battery, is that there’s no built-in microphone or integrated voice assistants. You’ll still be able to listen to more than 100 streaming services controlled with the Sonos App, Apple AirPlay2 and numerous other music service apps, however.

The speaker replaces the Sonos Play:1 and features two Class-D amplifiers, as well as Sonos Trueplay tuning technology that optimises sound based on the type of room you’re in. You can also pair the One SL with a Sonos One or another One SL. At £179, this speaker is Sonos’s attempt at a no-frills budget device that still delivers high-quality sound. You can buy it from 12 September worldwide.

One for the audiophiles now. The Sonos Port speaker is aimed at the ‘professional installer community’ and is designed to work alongside any home audio equipment. It features an updated digital-to-analogue converter and 12V trigger, which turns on amplifiers automatically via the Sonos app and supports Alexa and Google Assistant.

If you’ve already got third-party audio equipment at home, the Port helps you integrate traditional tech into your smart home ecosystem. The Sonos Port costs £399 and is available in limited quantities from 12 September, with a broader global roll out from January 2020.

For the latest new tech news straight from the horse’s (or tech journalists) mouth, be sure to check out our dedicated and regularly updated IFA 2019 page.

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