Sonos Beam (Gen 2) 5.0 - Review

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) 5.0 Soundbar
7.62 Mixed Usages
7.2 SOUND QUALITY
7.3 BASS ACCURACY :
8.9 AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY:
6.2 AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES:
8.5 BUILD QUALITY :
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Specification

GENERAL

Number of Channel 3.1.2 Channel
Placement Type Wall-mountable
Connectivity Type Both (Wired & Wireless)
Subwoofer Feature Separate Subwoofer
Rear Speaker N/A
Central Channel Speaker Yes
Audio Enhancement Features Yes
HDMI input/output Yes
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) N/A
Loudness Moderate ( ± 80db)
Warranty 12 months Months

Connectivity:

Digital Optical Audio Input ( Toslink ) Adapter into HDMI ARC
HDMI ARC 1 (shared)
HDMI Output None
Full HDMI Input 3 HDMI Input
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 more than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
3- Dimensional Sound Accuracy ( Sound Stage) soundstage has good focus overall but but some sound tracks seem to be bit more diffused and lack separation.
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 ) Dedicated Rear channel speaker produce discrete surround sound like tower speaker
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ): Dynamic Range Compression @ Standard Volume (80 dB) is more than standard deviation (<2 dB).
Audio & Video Latency

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: N/A
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 N/A

Audio Format Support ( Optical Port ):

Dolby Digital : Yes
DTS : Yes

Drivers Specs

Tweeter Size and Type : Dome tweeter (1)
Midrange Size & Types: Full-range cones (4)
Woofer Size & Type : Passive Radiators (3)
Subwoofer Driver None

Build Material

Enclosure Passive Radiator
Finish It's made mostly plastic. It's feel very solid and durable.
Color Black
Soundbar Width 25.6" (65.0 cm)
Soundbar Height 2.6" (6.7 cm)
Soundbar Depth 4.0" (10.1 cm)
Subwoofer Width N/A
Subwoofer Depth N/A

Rating System

SOUND QUALITY 7.2
BASS ACCURACY : 7.3
AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES: 6.2
AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY: 8.9
BUILD QUALITY : 8.5
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