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Sonos Amp

Sonos Amp
alaScore 96

152 reviews

Aug, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 reviews of Sonos Amp. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some critical comments about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sonos Amp is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Nilay Patel (theverge.com)

SONOS AMP REVIEW: ALL KINDS OF POWER

 

One of the main reasons to buy into the Sonos audio ecosystem instead of the smart speakers from Amazon, Google, or Apple is overall flexibility: Sonos simply makes more kinds of audio products than any of the other players, and that means you can...

Powerful Sounds great after you adjust it Looks super cool

A little bright-sounding out of the box Expensive Needs different EQ presets for music and TV

And now there’s the new Amp, which is designed to fill in virtually every other gap with the full set of Sonos’ capabilities, whether that’s running a set of hidden speakers in the ceiling, making your vintage speakers connect to a modern music...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sonos Amp review

 

The Sonos Amp is an intriguing product: the company is pitching it primarily at the installers who bought the majority of the preceding Connect:Amps, but it's also very well suited DIY audio and home theater enthusiasts. It is without a doubt the most...

The compact Sonos Amp delivers the company's class-leading multiroom audio to speakers of your choice. The system offers more flexibility other Sonos systems. It's compatible with a wide range of streaming protocols and Alexa's voice assistant.

Numerous well-featured amps and receivers are available for less money. The Sonos Amp sounds too bright in its default mode and doesn't offer a calibration routine. The EQ settings needed to fix it are located deep within a nested menu system. To use...

As long as you take care during setup, the Sonos Amp offers enthusiasts a powerful blank slate to build a compact, high-performance audio system.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Brown (techhive.com)

Sonos Amp review: This is the best Sonos music streamer by far (even if it’s not right for everyone)

 

The Sonos Amp isn't aimed at casual music listeners. That market is better served by Sonos's wireless speaker lineup: The Sonos One smart speaker, the simpler Play:1, and their big sibling, the Play:5. The Sonos Amp is designed for audio enthusiasts...

Powerful performance from a compact, supremely flexible audio amplifier Impeccably designed and engineered Capable of driving just about any speaker (8-, 6-, or 4-ohm models)

Building a 4.1 surround system for movies and TV will add at least $997 to your tab You will never get a true center channel (i.e., it’s not possible to build a 5.1 surround system) Sonos has no interest in supporting high-resolution audio

The Sonos Amp is the perfect marriage of Sonos’ exquisite multi-room audio technology and whichever passive loudspeakers you decide to drive with it.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Geir Nordby (lbtechreviews.com)

Sonos Amp Sonos Amp Review - Has become too expensive

 

The Sonos Amp is powerful enough to drive decent speakers. But the price has gone up too much lately.

Very user friendly. HDMI input. Powerful enough to drive serious speakers.

Lacks a little dynamism and raw power. Room correction does not work with third party speakers. Has increased too much in price.

The Sonos Amp is a very user-friendly amplifier that does very well. It can drive more expensive speakers with great (enough) conviction to some extent.

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Geir Nordby (lbtechreviews.com)

Review: Sonos Amp | Sonos Doubles The Power Sonos Amp

 

Sonos Amp is powerful enough to power proper speakers with conviction. And of course with full multi-room function.

Amp is very user-friendly and supports most power services. It has HDMI input, and the sound is finally powerful enough to drive quite proper speakers.

There is still a bit to go on when we talk dynamics and raw power. High definition sound is not supported, and why does TruePlay room correction not work with all speakers?

With twice as much amplifier power as its predecessor, the new Sonos Amp is even more flexible. Even floor-standing speakers are operated with conviction, thus you get an affordable upgrade of your existing stereo system. Which then gets support for...

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Darryl Wilkinson (soundandvision.com)

Sonos Amp Streaming Amplifier Review

 

Performance Features Ergonomics Value

“All good things,” goes the proverb, “must come to an end.” As if to prove the veracity of that old saying, Sonos announced in early 2018 that the company was pulling the plug on a piece of gear that's been in its lineup for so long that most Sonos...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Tom Parsons (techradar.com)

Sonos Amp review

 

Punchy sound for movies and music

Fun, punchy sound ; Open and spacious ; Works beautifully with a TV

Slight lack of hi-fi sophistication ; Pricey

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sonos Amp review

 

Sonos returns to its roots with a just-add-speakers music system

Punchy, engaging sound ; Broad, deep soundstage ; Great for use with a TV

No hi-res ; Slight lack of subtlety

It’s the best-sounding Sonos yet, but the Amp isn’t the last word in hi-fi subtlety

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Hi-Fi Choice (hifichoice.co.uk)

Sonos Amp

 

Best known for its popular range of multi-room speakers and soundbars, Sonos hasn't really made much of an impact on the world of networked audio components so far. The new Sonos Amp aims to change this, though, and could prove to be a tempting...

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Sonos Amp: Hardcore streaming fans only need apply

 

The Sonos Amp is a tremendously powerful audio hub, but its bright sound needs to be handled with care.

The compact Sonos Amp delivers the company's class-leading multiroom audio to speakers of your choice. The system offers more flexibility other Sonos systems. It's compatible with a wide range of streaming protocols and Alexa's voice assistant.

Numerous well-featured amps and receivers are available for less money. The Sonos Amp sounds too bright in its default mode and doesn't offer a calibration routine. The EQ settings needed to fix it are located deep within a nested menu system. To use...

As long as you take care during setup, the Sonos Amp offers enthusiasts a powerful blank slate to build a compact, high-performance audio system.

Dec, 2018

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