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Sonos Arc takes lockdown raving in your living room to the next level

It'll boost your dance music documentary binges too

  • Seb Wheeler
  • 28 April 2021

By now it's clear that the pandemic hasn't stopped people raving – we're all just congregating online until clubs reopen IRL.

This has boosted sales of DJ controllers as a wave of would-be bedroom DJs finally get round to learning how to spin tunes and streaming on Facebook Live or Twitch; it's prompted digital DJs to hone their skills on the vinyl ones and twos and, for the more casual fan of dance music, meant that living spaces the world over have turned into makeshift nightclubs week in, week out.

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All you need is a disco light, a screen and a decent set of speakers and you're good to go – from Zoom clubs to DJ marathons to full-blown festivals, the party has played out from the comfort of our own homes and virtual raving and the rise of clubs rendered in augmented reality is truly here to stay.

Perhaps more well known for bringing movies to life with highly detailed sound using Dolby Atmos technology, the Sonos Arc also does a mean job of powering living room raves and acting as a very capable soundsystem in its own right.

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The Arc uses Sonos' TruePlay technology to literally read the room its placed in to deliver the best sound experience possible. The result is crisp audio playback with satisfying low-end that's perfect for pre-party playlists and streaming DJ sets in high quality sound.

It's sleek design and option to wallmount will mean you hardly notice the Arc is in the room at all, and its super intuitive voice control and wireless capabilities make for smooth playback (even the unboxing of Sonos' flagship soundbar is easy – you'll be using it in under 10 minutes).

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And when not being used to play DJ sets or to stream music, the Arc will make sure those music documentary binges sound up to scratch too, even the ones with the most archive footage of nightclubs lost to the winds of time. Pair it with a Sonos sub and your home cinema/nightclub will really be complete.

Elsewhere the Arc has the kind of features you'd expect from its high-end price point: high performance build quality, sound design that emphasises dialogue when watching film and TV, touch control and entry to the world of Sonos Radio in HD.

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Sonos' functionality is so smooth that it'll have vinyl lovers considering a switch the Sonos system using its vinyl adapter too.

To view the full details and specs and to purchase, visit the Sonos site here

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