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Sonos Arc now supports multi-channel LPCM

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Sonos speakers can be made suitable for multi-channel LPCM via a firmware update, which is good news for gamers, for example.

According to Sonos, the Sonos Arc soundbar has quickly become a favorite with fans of high quality cinema sound for TV, film, music and gaming at home. With a software update rolling out today, the Sonos Arc now supports multi-channel LPCM. This provides a new, immersive sound experience for gaming, Blu-ray disc watching/listening and more.

To get support for multi-channel LPCM on the Sonos Arc, customers are updating the latest Sonos software being rolled out in app stores today for all existing and future Arc set-ups,” says the manufacturer.

Sonos introduces Upgrade program

The Sonos Upgrade Program is a new loyalty program that rewards long-term Sonos customers with the ability to upgrade or expand their system at home. Customers who currently enjoy some of our previous products can now add the latest Sonos speakers to their setup at up to 30% off. Customers who take advantage of the discount obtained through this program can continue to use their older Sonos products exactly as before,” said the manufacturer.

Products that qualify for these discounts are:

    • 15% discount per Sonos product of this type: Connect:AMP (Gen 2), Connect (Gen 2), Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 (Gen 2), Playbar, and Playbase. One discount per eligible product.
    • 30% off per Sonos product of this type: Connect:AMP (Gen 1), Connect (Gen 1), and Play:5 (Gen 1). One discount per qualifying product.
    • 30% off Boost: If you have a Bridge. One discount per eligible product.

The Upgrade program replaces the previously introduced Trade Up program.

Account

Customers can login to their account at sonos.com to see which of their products are eligible for a discount. As soon as a customer confirms that he wants to upgrade, he will receive a discount credit in his account. The credit can be used immediately or saved for a future purchase – it does not expire. Customers who take advantage of the discount obtained through the Upgrade Program can continue to use their older Sonos products exactly as before.

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