After The edge unveiled the name of Sonos’ latest soundbar yesterday and a retailer accidentally posted images of the device, the leak valves are now apparently open. Twitter user SnoopyTech has shared some marketing photos of the Sonos Ray, which takes a closer look at the dimensions and design of the upcoming product.
The images show the Ray in both black and white, offering a higher-end look into the soundbar’s design. Like the Arc and Beam, the Ray has a bunch of perforated holes cut into the plastic grill on the front.
Around the back is the connect button, on/off, optical and ethernet – confirming The Verges previous reports that the Ray does not offer HDMI eARC support. It connects to TVs using the optical connection.
The back of the Ray also has what look like mounting holes. Sonos has designed the soundbar in such a way that it can be mounted both horizontally and vertically. In the latter scenario, a pair of Rays can be used as back surrounds for other Sonos soundbars, such as the Arc or Beam. The Ray can receive and play Dolby Atmos surround audio when used in this configuration, although the soundbar only supports Dolby Digital when used on its own.
Sonos is expected to announce the Sonos Ray in the coming weeks for a price of $249 and a release date in early June. The company also plans to introduce its own voice control service in the near future, with an emphasis on privacy and responsiveness.