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Sonos Sub

Wireless subwoofer for compatible Sonos speakers and components (Black)

Item # 616SUB1

The Sonos SUB makes it easy to get incredibly compelling sound from your movies, TV shows, and music.

The Sonos SUB makes it easy to get incredibly compelling sound from your movies, TV shows, and music.

Item # 616SUB1

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About the Sonos Sub

Deep, powerful bass

The Sonos SUB makes it easy to get incredibly compelling sound from your movies, TV shows, and music. Two force-canceling woofers positioned face-to-face in the cabinet deliver powerful, crystal-clear bass with minimal vibration. You can adjust the SUB to tailor the sound to your specific room with the free Sonos controller app for Apple® and Android™ devices. Use the SUB with a PLAYBAR to create a powerful home theater sound system. You can also use it with a PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5, or CONNECT:AMP music player to add some extra bass to your music.
Sonos SUB

With a Sonos PLAYBAR, the SUB can give your movie and TV soundtracks real presence (TV and PLAYBAR not included).

Deep, powerful bass

The Sonos SUB makes it easy to get incredibly compelling sound from your movies, TV shows, and music. Two force-canceling woofers positioned face-to-face in the cabinet deliver powerful, crystal-clear bass with minimal vibration. You can adjust the SUB to tailor the sound to your specific room with the free Sonos controller app for Apple® and Android™ devices. Use the SUB with a PLAYBAR to create a powerful home theater sound system. You can also use it with a PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5, or CONNECT:AMP music player to add some extra bass to your music.

One-button wireless setup

Just like the rest of the Sonos family, the Sonos SUB is a breeze to get up and running. Place the SUB in the room where you want more bass from your compatible Sonos component and press the button. The SUB connects to other Sonos players wirelessly, just like that. And because it doesn't need a wired connection to your speakers or the Sonos player, you can place the SUB just about anywhere in your room.

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Product highlights:

  • wireless subwoofer for Sonos Playbar, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, and Connect:Amp
  • two force-canceling woofers for deep, rich bass with no cabinet buzz or rattle
  • two Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly match the woofers and acoustic architecture
  • dual acoustic ports for enhanced bass performance
  • communicates with other players via wireless network or wired Ethernet connections
  • automatically adjusts audio settings to balance the SUB with your existing Sonos players
  • control your Sonos system with a free app for your smartphone or tablet
  • requires use of a Playbar, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, or Connect:Amp
  • can sit upright or lay flat
  • Ethernet jack
  • requires AC power, power cable included
  • 15-7/8"W x 15-3/8"H x 6-5/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # SUBG1US1BLK

What's in the box:

  • Powered subwoofer (gloss black)
  • 6.5' AC power cord (non-polarized C7 plug)
  • Four self-adhesive felt feet
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Product Information

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Wireless Powered Sub
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System Requirements

Wireless Powered Sub

Sonos Sub 1: The Sonos Sub 1 is a wireless powered subwoofer, designed to add deep bass (down to 25 Hz) to your Sonos listening experience. The Sub works with a variety of Sonos speakers and components.

  • Compatible Speakers: Works with the Sonos One, One SL, and Five; as well as older Sonos speaker like the Play 1, Play 3, and Play 5 (all sold separately).
  • Compatible Soundbars: Works with the Sonos ARC, Playbar, Playbase, and Beam (all sold separately).
  • Compatible Components: Works with the Sonos Amp and Connect:Amp (both sold separately).

Note: The Sonos Sub 1 does not work with the Sonos Move. It does not work with un-amplified Sonos products such as the Port or Connect (ZP90).

Woofer & Amplifier Design: The Sonos Sub 1 features two force-canceling speakers (3" x 6" race-track shaped drivers) positioned face-to-face to provide deep, rich bass with no resonance from the cabinet. The speakers are powered by two Class-D digital amplifiers, perfectly tuned to match the speakers. The speakers are mounted into a unique cabinet that features an acoustic slot and dual acoustic ports that encircle the enclosure to enhance the Sub's performance.

Wireless Connection: The Sonos Sub 1 can be associated with any amplified Sonos powered speaker or the Sonos Playbar. It Works on your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g, 2.4GHz broadcast capable router. It also works on SonosNet, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network dedicated exclusively for your Sonos system to reduce WiFi interference.

Setup: Once you have positioned the Sub in the room, you can press the Join button on the side of the Sub in order for the system to recognize it. The system automatically adjusts the audio settings to perfectly balance the Sub and the paired Sonos component for best performance. All of the filter settings, active equalization, and time alignment are done digitally through a state-of-the-art Digital Signal Processor (DSP). During setup, you will be prompted, through the Sonos Controller software, to set the subwoofer's level and phase. In some cases, you will be prompted to select the size of the stereo speakers (compact, bookshelf/ceiling, or floor) connected to the amplified player. If you move the Sub to another room, you can easily reconfigure the audio and room association settings.

Note: Make sure all of your Sonos components have the latest software update installed.

Ethernet & AC Power: The Sub has only two connections, both located on the bottom of the enclosure: the power cord connection, and a single Ethernet port (RJ-45) for connecting the Sub to a wired home network.

Placement: Out of the box, the Sonos Sub 1 is designed to stand upright on the integrated rubber feet. You can also lay the sub horizontally on its side, if desired. Four self-adhesive felt feet are provided, if you choose to mount the Sub on its side. A guide for placing the felt feet on the Sub is included.

Sonos Wireless Multiroom Audio Eco-System: The Sub 1 is part of the Sonos wireless multiroom audio eco-system consisting of a family of wireless network speakers, players, and amplifiers. Start with a single Sonos product and add more Sonos products over time. With multiple zones, you can play the same or different songs in different rooms of your home. Compatible distributed audio sources include internet radio, online music services, local network music libraries, as well as hardwired inputs. Up to 32 Sonos devices and 16 groups can be connected in one system. The Sonos Amp is compatible with the new Sonos S2 operating system (OS) and the older Sonos S1 operating system (OS).

  • Sonos S2 OS Compatible Products: The Sonos Five, ARC, Sub (Gen 3), and any Sonos products released after May 2020 will only be compatible with Sonos S2.
  • Sonos S2 and S1 OS Compatible Products: The Sonos Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 (Gen 2), Playbase, Playbar, Connect (Gen 2), Connect:Amp (Gen 2), One (Gen 1/2), One SL, Beam, Amp, Port, Boost, Move, and Sub (Gen 1/2) support both Sonos S2 and S1 operating systems.
  • Sonos S1 OS Compatible Products: The Sonos CR200 Controller, Zone Player, Bridge, Connect (Gen 1), Connect: Amp (Gen 1), and Play: 5 (Gen 1) will only support the older S1 operating system.

Notes:

  • If you have have both, older "legacy" Sonos products and newer Sonos products in your system, you have the option to create two separate eco-systems - one that will be controlled with the older Sonos S1 controller app and the other that will be controlled by the newer Sonos S2 controller app.
  • Click here for more information regarding Sonos "Legacy" S1 versus the new Sonos S2 Operating System and App.

Intuitive Control

Sonos S2 App: Sonos S2 is a new app (for Apple iOS 11.0+ / Android OS 7.0+ / Mac OSX 10.11+ / Windows 7+) that powers the next generation of Sonos products. The Sonos S2 app offers new features, usability updates, and more personalization moving forward. The updated app makes it even simpler for you to search for content, control the sound, and personalize your listening experience. Use the Sonos S2 app to setup your Sonos speaker system, control your Sonos speaker system, stream your favorite internet radio stations and online music services, access local network music libraries, and personalize your speaker system.

  • Setup: The app lets you easily setup the Sonos speaker system. Get step-by-step instructions for setting up a new system and/or adding more speakers to your system.
  • Control: With the Sonos S2 app, you can control all your Sonos speakers, soundbars, and components. Adjust volume levels, group products to play in sync, or play something different in every room.
  • Music & Radio: The Sonos S2 app brings together hundreds of internet radio stations and online music services.You also get access to local network music libraries on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. Use the app to browse all your music, podcasts, radio, and audiobooks all in one place.
  • Personalized Settings: Save favorites and room groups to My Sonos to get to the music faster, create alarms so you can wake up to a favorite radio station or playlist, filter out explicit content, and more.
  • Security: Enhanced protocols, including support for elliptic curve cipher suites in SSL/TLS, keep your system safer and your data more secure.

Notes:

  • The Sonos PlayBase is also compatible with the older Sonos S1 Controller app, if you have older Sonos "legacy" gear already in your home.
  • Some older Sonos products ("legacy" products) will not support the advances of the S2 app due to their memory and processing power. If you own any of these products, you can continue to use your system as you do today. See System Requirements for more details.

Optional Voice Control: You can control your Sonos system through any Alexa or Google Assistant enabled device (including the Sonos One, Sonos Beam, Amazon Echo, and Google Home - all sold separately). Specific control functions will vary by digital voice assistant.

  • Amazon Alexa: You can ask Alexa to play music on a specific Sonos device in an specific room of your home from these featured music services (Apple Music, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, & Spotify). Using the Alexa app, you can group your Sonos products and your Alexa-enabled devices together. This makes it easier for Alexa to control your Sonos products based on which room or area they are in. You can pause, resume, and skip songs, as well as change the volume with all Sonos compatible online music services. Click here for more information regarding Amazon Alexa on Sonos.
  • Google Assistant: You can ask Google to play music on a specific Sonos device in an specific room of your home from these featured music services (Google Play, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio). You can pause, resume, and skip songs, as well as change the volume with all Sonos compatible online music services. Click here for more information regarding Google Assistant on Sonos.
Notes:
  • The Sonos PlayBase does not have a built-in microphone for voice control. A separate Alexa or Google Assistant enabled device is required and sold separately for voice control.
  • You can only configure your Sonos system to work with one digital voice assisant; choose either Alexa or Google Assistant (you cannot use both). You will need to search and enable the Sonos skill from the Alexa or Google Home app on your mobile device or computer. Your Sonos equipment and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices must be on the same wireless network.
  • Sonos and Alexa or Google Assistant work together using a single Amazon or Google account. If you have a second Sonos system in another location, you'll need to use a second Amazon or Google account if you'd like to use Alexa. An Amazon or Google account can only be in use on one Sonos system at a time.

System Requirements

Internet Service Provider: You'll need a high-speed, wired internet service provider connection such as cable, fiber, or DSL. Wireless internet connections such as satellite, mobile hotspots, or 4G LTE routers can experience delays between the internet connection and Sonos and are not supported. Using these types of connections can cause music to not play, skip, or cut out completely.

Wireless Setup: Your network router must broadcast a 2.4GHz signal for Sonos products to connect to. If you have a dual band router (2.4GHz and 5GHz), do not disable the 2.4GHz signal. Wireless-N and Wireless-AC routers should work with Sonos as long as they are still broadcasting over B and G WiFi. Most Wireless-N and AC routers should do this unless manually configured not to.

  • The network must not contain enterprise access points that have been configured to require certificates or other forms of enterprise authentication. If you are using multiple access points, make sure they are all set to the same 2.4GHz wireless channel.
  • Networks using wireless range extenders are known to cause issues with Sonos systems that are configured in a wireless setup. If you need to extend your home WiFi to use Sonos in a wireless setup, we recommend using a WiFi mesh router to do so.
  • Sonos cannot connect to guest networks or networks that use a Port page to login.

Wired Setup Requirements: A Sonos system operating in a wired setup will require one of your Sonos products to remain connected to the router via Ethernet cable at all times. If your Sonos system is in a wired setup and you use a WiFi mesh router with multiple wireless nodes, we recommend wiring your Sonos product directly to the primary wired mesh node. Avoid wiring any Sonos products to the wireless mesh nodes. If you are on a corporate or advanced network, it must not block Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).

Note: Ethernet over Power devices (also known as HomePlugs or Powerline adaptors) are not supported by Sonos. While they may work for some systems, they tend to cause intermittent problems with Sonos. EoP adapters create an added delay between your network and Sonos. If the internet connection is too slow or the delay is too great, it can cause your music to skip or cut out completely or your players to drop off from the network.

Sonos S1 or S2 Controller App: Sonos offers a Sonos Controller app for Apple iOS 11.0+, Android OS 7.0+, Mac OSX 10.11+, and Windows 7+. The Sonos S2 is a new app and operating system (OS) that powers the next generation of products and experiences. In addition to new features, usability updates, and more personalization moving forward, Sonos S2 enables higher resolution audio technologies for music and home theater. Most Sonos products are compatible with S2. Some older Sonos "legacy" products will not support the advances of S2 due to their memory and processing power. The older Sonos "legacy" app is referred to as the Sonos S1 app.

  • Sonos Products That Support the Sonos S1 and S2 Controller App: Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 (Gen 2), Playbase, Playbar, Connect (Gen 2), Connect:Amp (Gen 2), One (Gen 1/2), One SL, Beam, Amp, Port, Boost, Move, Sub (Gen 1/2).
  • Sonos Products That Only Support The New S2 Contoller App: Five, ARC, Sub (Gen 3), and any Sonos products released after May 2020.
  • Sonos Products That Only Support The Old S1 Controller App: CR200 Controller, Zone Player, Bridge, Connect (Gen 1), Connect: Amp (Gen 1), Play: 5 (Gen 1).

Notes:

  • If you have have both, older "legacy" Sonos products and newer Sonos products, you have the option to create two separate eco-systems - one that will be controlled with the older Sonos S1 controller app and the other that will be controlled by the newer Sonos S2 controller app.
  • Click here for more information regarding Sonos "Legacy" S1 versus the new Sonos S2 Operating System and App.

Supported Audio Files: Supported audio files from online music services and local music libraries include MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, and WAV. Sonos can supports FLAC music files up to 16-bit/44.1kHz for "CD-quality" sound. All supported sample rates include 16kHz, 22.5kHz, 24.0kHz, 32.0kHz, 44.1kHz, and 48kHz. Internet Radio streams are supported only in WMA, MP3, and AAC.

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6 questions already asked

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Can the sub be placed on a shelf? How does that effect the sound?
[ Michael  Apr 20, 2020 ]
2 answers
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Yes the sub can be placed on a shelf which if not too high above your ear height while seated in the same room should improve the sound especially if your floor is wooden and has a room directly below it. You want to ensure the shelf can bear the weight of the sub, and the shelf does not fall or detach from the vibrations. Also be careful that the sub does not creep off the shelf. My floor is concrete and no rooms below so I do rock the house occasionally. Enjoy it.
[ ANDREW ST  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Sorry, I can't help. Mine is on the floor in a corner. I could not be more pleased with my system.
[ Katherine  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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External dimensions of Sonos subwoofer?
[ Robert  Mar 17, 2020 ]
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My measurements on the sub were: Length 15 3/4" X width 6 1/4" X 15 1/2".
[ N  Apr 01, 2020 ]
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Sub is 16" wide, almost 15 1/2 off ground & 6 1/4" wide
[ Dan  Mar 31, 2020 ]
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The sub is approximately 15" high and 15" wide. It is 6" deep.
[ Andrew  Mar 31, 2020 ]
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Can I use 2 sonos subs with the play bar ?
[ kelvinator  Dec 01, 2019 ]
1 answer
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I haven't tried it, but, theoretically, I don't see why you couldn't.
[ Richard W.  Dec 02, 2019 ]
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Will this sub work with my Samsung Sound+ HW-MS750 sound bar?
[ jesus  Jan 02, 2018 ]
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no idea, but the sub is killer..works great with Sonos one's.rocks the house
[ Gary  Jan 02, 2018 ]
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You would need to output to something like the connect to get it into the sonos wifi system.
[ Steven  Jan 02, 2018 ]
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No, sorry, this sub is specific to the Sonos wireless music system.
[ Steve  Jan 02, 2018 ]
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I think the sub connects to the Sonos SoundBar / system via a proprietary wireless interface. I doubt it would work with non Sonos products, but Sonos could tell you for sure.
[ William  Jan 02, 2018 ]
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No, this sub is part of the Sonos ecosystem and will not work with other brands of speakers/sound bars.
[ David  Jan 02, 2018 ]
Q
Very concerned that little two year old hands will reach in and damage the speakers.. anyone have thoughts on this? Thanks
[ John  Jun 19, 2017 ]
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I don't think that tis would be a problem. No sharp edges and nothing to really grab on to.
[ JOHN B  Jun 21, 2017 ]
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Looking at the opening in the center of the sub, the speakers are on each side inside that opening. Although it would be difficult, small hands could get in there. If you could look at one in a store like Best Buy it might help you to make a decision.
[ Dennis  Jun 20, 2017 ]
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Although my kids are now older, I don't see that a curious two-year-olds could damage the speaker. The cones are actually recessed slightly inside of the center hole, so a little one would really have to get their whole hand in. Even so, I reached in myself just out of curiosity and it doesn't seem to be very fragile. I love the sound out of this speaker.
[ CHRISTOPHER J  Jun 20, 2017 ]
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I have 4 Sonos:Connect amps. Will this sub be able to play no matter which amp I use? In other words, can the sub associate with any amplifier "on the fly," or must I pair the sub with only one amp at a time?
[ BassFace  Sep 12, 2016 ]
1 answer
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Yes, the Sonos SUB can pair up with each of your Sonos:Connect Amp's. You can simply press the "Join" button on the side of the Sub in order to sync with a specific Connect:Amp in your home; and then you can reconfigure the audio and room association settings from the Sonos Controller App if you move the Sub or pair it with another Connect:Amp. I hope that helps! My bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159
[ Larry  Sep 18, 2016 ]  Staff
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