Touch for small adjustments or hold to quickly adjust the volume.
Note: You can also use the Sonos app or your TV remote.
Touch to play or pause sound.
Note: You can't skip forward or go back when listing to a radio station.
Displays the product's connection to WiFi, indicates when the volume is muted, and signals errors. Learn more
Note: If you don’t want to allow playback or volume adjustments using the speaker touch controls, you can disable them in the room’s settings.
Use to connect Sonos Arc SL to your TV.
Press to connect during setup.
Use an Ethernet cable if you want to connect to a router, computer, or network-attached storage (NAS) device (optional).
AC power (mains) input
Use only the supplied power cord (using a third-party power cord will void your warranty).
Note: Insert the power cord firmly until it is flush with the speaker.
You can wall mount Arc SL below your TV or place it in or on a TV stand.
You can secure the soundbar to a wall with a compatible wall mount. We recommend the custom-designed Sonos Arc Wall Mount. See Sonos wall mount.
Connect the power cord and plug in the soundbar.
Note: Use only the supplied power cord (using a third-party power cord will void your warranty).
Connect the HDMI cable (included) to the soundbar's HDMI port.
Connect the HDMI cable to your TV:
TV with ARC/eARC port
Optical adapter (if needed)
You can customize Sonos products for your surroundings. Go to > System and select a product.
If you move your speaker to a new room, you can change its name in Settings.
Turn off WiFi
(not on portable products)
You can turn off your speaker’s WiFi when it’s connected to your network with an Ethernet cable. This reduces power consumption and can improve connectivity for some wired speakers.
Sonos products ship with preset equalization settings. You can change the sound settings (bass, treble, balance, or loudness) to suit your personal preferences. Learn more
Trueplay adapts the sound for your surroundings and content. Portable products can tune themselves automatically. Learn more
You can set a maximum volume for each room. Learn more
Displays the speaker’s connection to WiFi, indicates when the volume is muted, and signals errors. Learn more
Note: If the light is distracting, you can turn it off in Settings.
You can disable the touch control on your speaker. You may want to do this to prevent a child or curious pet from accidentally adjusting playback or volume. Learn more
To save battery life, you can set your portable speaker to power off automatically instead of going to sleep. It won't appear in the Sonos app until it’s powered back on.
(products with line-in capability)
Connect an audio device like a turntable or stereo to an Amp, Port, or Five. Go to Browse > Line-In, and select the source to start playback.
Every room is different. Trueplay tuning measures how sound reflects off walls, furnishings, and other surfaces in a room, then fine tunes your Sonos speaker to make sure it sounds great no matter where you've placed it.
Trueplay works on iOS mobile devices running iOS 8 or later. During tuning, you'll move around the room holding your mobile device.
Note: Trueplay tuning isn’t available if VoiceOver is enabled on your iOS device. Turn VoiceOver off in your device settings before tuning your speakers.
Portable Sonos products like Sonos Roam and Move can tune themselves automatically. Auto Trueplay uses your speaker’s microphone to detect the environment and make periodic tuning adjustments so you get great sound wherever your speaker is and whatever you're listening to.
Go to > System, and select your portable speaker to turn on auto Trueplay.
TV Dialog Sync
If the TV audio is out of sync with the video, you can adjust the audio delay (lip sync) in your room’s settings. Learn more
Group Audio Delay
If you notice audio issues when playing to a group, you can adjust this setting. Learn more
TV Autoplay—if music or other content is playing when you turn on your TV, the audio automatically switches to TV audio (default). If you don’t want this to happen, turn off TV Autoplay in your room’s settings.
Ungroup on Autoplay—if your home theater speaker is grouped with other products when you turn on the TV, it automatically drops from the group (default). If you don’t want this to happen, turn off Ungroup on Autoplay in your room’s settings.
Makes TV dialog easier to hear. Learn more
Enhances quiet sounds and reduces the intensity of loud sounds. Turn on to reduce the volume while still experiencing proper balance and range. Learn more
Remote Control Setup
During setup, you’ll program a remote control. You can program a different remote control any time. Learn more
It’s easy to turn two Sonos speakers (same model), or a Sonos Amp and your favorite non-Sonos speakers, into separate right and left channels for your home theater.
Note: If you group the rooms or create a stereo pair instead, you won't have surround sound.
During setup, surround sound is optimized for your room. These settings are adjustable:
Turn surround sound On or Off.
Adjust surround volume for TV audio.
Adjust surround volume for music.
Ambient (subtle) or Full (louder, full range). Doesn't apply to Dolby Atmos Music playback.
Find the perfect accessory for your Sonos system—tailored to perfectly fit your Sonos products.
For a full selection of Sonos-compatible stands, wall mounts, chargers and cables, see Accessories on our website.
|Wall Material||Pre Drill|
1/8" / 3mm bit
Drywall (no stud)
5/16" / 8mm bit
5/16" / 8mm bit
Concrete or brick
5/16" / 8mm bit
If your TV is wall-mounted, place the positioning guide against the wall, aligning the top edge with the bottom of your TV. There should be 5.5" (140mm) between the top of the wall mount bracket and the TV.
Mark the screw locations and remove the guide.
If you’re using the included wall anchors, use a 5/16" drill bit to drill the pilot holes and then insert the wall anchors. Don’t use the anchors if you’re drilling into wood or plastic.
Position the wall mount bracket over the marked screw locations, using a level to confirm accuracy. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver or a power drill to screw the bracket to the wall, making sure the arrows in the center are pointing up.
Screw the 2 knobs into the back of the soundbar until they are fully tightened.
Connect the power and HDMI cables to the back of the soundbar.
Slide the soundbar down so the knobs fit into the slots on the wall bracket. Make sure the touch controls are facing up and the soundbar is fully seated.
Eleven Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to the soundbar's unique acoustic architecture.
Eight full-range woofers ensure you’ll hear the faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass.
Three silk dome tweeters create a crisp and clear high-frequency response.
TV with HDMI Arc SL or optical digital audio output, broadband internet, and the Sonos S2 app.
Connects to WiFi network with any 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz broadcast- capable router.
One 10/100Mbps Ethernet port. You can wire directly to your router if your WiFi is unstable.
Dynamically tunes the speaker to the unique acoustics of the room or area (iOS device required).
Turn on this home theater setting in the Sonos app to make TV dialogue even clearer.
Turn on this home theater setting to reduce the intensity of loud TV sound effects.
Auto-switching 100-240V, 50-60Hz 3.5A AC universal input.
Dimensions (H x W x D)
3.4 x 45 x 4.5in. (87 x 1141.7 x 115.7mm)
32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)
Use your remote control, the speaker's touch controls, or the Sonos app.
Connects to TV with HDMI cable (with or without an attached optical adapter). Plays sources connected to the TV, including cable boxes and game consoles.
Sonos Arc SL, power cord, HDMI cable, optical audio adapter, Quickstart Guide.
*Specifications subject to change without notice.