Sonos has launched a new Upgrade Program which offers discounts of as much as 30 p.c on new speakers in the event you personal choose older models, Android Central studies. It replaces the corporate’s earlier Trade Up deal, which provided related discounts, however the new program expands these to owners of barely newer speakers just like the Play:1 and and Play:3. Alongside it, Sonos has additionally introduced that its Sonos Arc soundbar now helps multi-channel LPCM audio.
If you personal one of many speakers listed under, Sonos gives you a reduction of both 15 or 30 p.c on the acquisition of a new speaker. Importantly, outdated speakers should not have to be traded in, and might proceed for use, Sonos says. Eligible owners can signal into their Sonos account and choose an eligible product to assert the low cost. The low cost can solely be utilized to a “single regular price product” (so no combining it with different offers), nevertheless it doesn’t expire so it may be saved for the long run. Here are the eligible merchandise and their discounts listed on the Upgrade Program’s web page:
- Play:1 (2013) – 15 p.c
- Play:3 (2011) – 15 p.c
- Play:5 (Gen 1, 2009) – 30 p.c
- Connect:Amp (2005) – 30 p.c
- Connect (2006) – 30 p.c
The program’s phrases and situations lists just a few extra gadgets eligible for commerce in: CR200, Play:5 (Gen 2), Playbar, and Playbase. Android Central notes that owners of the Sonos Bridge can even get 30 p.c off a Sonos Boost.
The Upgrade Program replaces the corporate’s current Trade Up program, which launched final yr. However, this system generated controversy due to the corporate’s preliminary requirement that customers manually brick their outdated system in an effort to get a reduction on a new mannequin. Sonos ditched this requirement in March, and it hasn’t returned for the new program. That means you may proceed to make use of your outdated speaker even in the event you “Upgrade” it, or else resell it, present it, or recycle it. Any new proprietor gained’t be capable of reclaim the improve program’s low cost, nonetheless.
Alongside the Upgrade Program, the Sonos Arc soundbar now helps multi-channel LPCM by way of an eARC connection. This is an uncompressed audio format utilized by some video games, Blu-Ray discs, and elsewhere. The replace to allow the codec began rolling out yesterday, and could be put in by way of the Sonos S2 app.
Update November eleventh, 7:54AM ET: Added extra eligible speakers listed on the phrases and situations web page.