The Sub Mini is the smaller, more affordable subwoofer upgrade Sonos fans have long been waiting for.
The Sonos Sub Mini is a more compact bass upgrade at a slightly more palatable price, adding big boom and greater range to the firm’s wifi speakers and soundbars. With a single cable and app-guided setup, Sub Mini makes it simple to enjoy fuller, more detailed sound.
Just plug in the power cable, open the app, and follow a few simple instructions to add Sub Mini to your system.
Sub Mini connects to your system over WiFi, so you can place it wherever it fits and looks best in the room.
Better bass for your space
Trueplay™ tuning technology adapts the bass for the unique acoustics of the room so it never sounds harsh, muddy, or flat — even if you place Sub Mini next to the wall.
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It isn’t as if the firm’s soundbars and smaller speakers lack punch on their own, but for home cinema aficionados, there’s nothing quite like the rumble of a sub in action-packed scenes. The Mini wirelessly pairs with any of Sonos’s speakers and soundbars, apart from the portable Roam and Move. But it is best used with the smaller Ray or Beam Soundbars.
The squat little cylinder produces more than enough boom for all but the largest of rooms and not only adds bass but improves the range and dynamism of speakers it is paired with. The power it brings to the low end is extremely well judged across movies and music, adding to but not dominating the overall soundtrack.
Elegant and compact, Sub Mini blends in beside your furniture and easily fits under a desk or table.
Mini makes a big impact
If you have one of Sonos’s excellent soundbars but crave a bit more thump and rumble, the Sub Mini won’t disappoint.
You can adjust the sub’s level up or down by 15 marks to give it more or less presence in your sound, while night mode on the soundbars applies to it, too, helping to avoid disturbing your neighbours.
The difference between the Mini and Gen 3 Sub is simply power. At lower listening volumes, they essentially sound the same, with the larger, more expensive sub capable of maintaining that bass and power at much louder levels.
But the Mini is most likely powerful enough for even relatively large living rooms and certainly anyone who lives within close proximity to neighbours. You probably already know if you need more bass than the Mini can produce.
The sub drew about 1.5W on standby and about 5.5W when playing music at a comfortable volume, or up to 50W when maxed out. It drew up to 17W when watching a movie at higher volumes, consuming about 0.010kWh over the space of two hours.
- Dimensions:5 x 23cm
- Speakers: dual 6in woofers
- Connectivity: wifi b/g/n, Ethernet
- Software: Sonos S2