Sonos Arc with Sub + One SL Speakers 5.1 - Review

Sonos Arc with Sub + One SL Speakers 5.1 Soundbar Review
8.56 Mixed Usages
8.1 SOUND QUALITY
8.1 BASS ACCURACY :
9.1 AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY:
9 AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES:
8.5 BUILD QUALITY :
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Specification

GENERAL

Number of Channel 5.1 Channel
Placement Type Table-top , Wall-mountable
Connectivity Type Both (Wired & Wireless)
Subwoofer Feature Separate Subwoofer , Wireless Subwoofer
Rear Speaker N/A
Central Channel Speaker Yes
Audio Enhancement Features Yes
HDMI input/output N/A
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) N/A
Loudness High Volume ( > 92db )
Warranty 12 months Months

Connectivity:

Digital Optical Audio Input ( Toslink ) Adapter into HDMI ARC
HDMI ARC 1 (shared)
HDMI Output None
Full HDMI Input None
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) None
RCA Ports No
USB Port None
Ethernet Jack Yes

Audio Quality ( Tested )

Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy Frequency deviation from target is less than standard error (3.4 dB ); which means soundbar is very good to reproduce dialog and instrumental music
Bass Accuracy ( for music, film scores, movies, and games) Soundbar 's Low-Frequency-Extension is less than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
3- Dimensional Sound Accuracy ( Sound Stage) audio seems to be coming from a more accurate pinpoint location
Total Harmonic Distortion ( Center Channel ) It has dedicated center channel speaker and Total Harmonic Distortion of center channel @80dB is less than standard value(>0.7). So soundbar produce more clear and accurate audio of the dialogue in movies.
Surround Sound Imaging ( Rear Channel ) No dedicated rear channel (7.1 channel) but surround content produced by side-firing speakers on the bar is quite impressive and sounds seem to be coming from above you, behind you and on the sides.
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ): Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Volume is less than standard deviation (<2 dB) and maximum valume is more then 92 dB SPL
Audio & Video Latency Here no visible latency via ARC (17 ms) and Optical (39 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (N/A).

Audio Enhancement Features:

Digital Room Correction: Yes
Auto Volume Adjustment/ Night Mode: Yes
Equilizer Options: None
Bass Adjustment ( Thup & Punch of sound) Yes
Treble Adjustent ( Brightness and Clarity od Audio) Yes
Surround Level Adjustment: Yes
Virtual Surround Effect: N/A

Supported Audio Format ( HDMI ARC)

eARC Standard Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
DTS Yes
DTS: X N/A
Dolby True HD ( eARC only ) Yes
DTS- HD MA (eARC only) N/A
5.1 PCM ( eARC only ) Yes

Supported Audio Format (Full HDMI In' port ):

Dolby Atmos : N/A
DTS:X : N/A
Dolby Digital : N/A
Dolby Digital Plus: N/A
DTS : N/A
Dolby TrueHD : N/A
DTS-HD MA : N/A
5.1 PCM

Audio Format Support ( Optical Port ):

Dolby Digital : Yes
DTS : Yes

Drivers Specs

Tweeter Size and Type : Soft-Domes (3)
Midrange Size & Types: Not Given
Woofer Size & Type : Elliptical Cones (8)
Subwoofer Driver 3x6" (2)

Build Material

Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
Finish Sonos Arc setup is excellent build quality. The bar is made of solid plastic, the subwoofer and the satellites add even more to its premium feel to their metal erection.
Color White
Soundbar Width 44.9" (114.1 cm)
Soundbar Height 3.4" (8.7 cm)
Soundbar Depth 4.7" (12.0 cm)
Subwoofer Width 6.2" (15.7 cm)
Subwoofer Depth 16.1" (41.0 cm)

Rating System

SOUND QUALITY 8.1
BASS ACCURACY : 8.1
AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES: 9
AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY: 9.1
BUILD QUALITY : 8.5
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