Sub

Sonos Sub takes your audio experience to the next level—

Note:Sonos Sub is designed for use with most Sonos speakers, except Sonos Connect, Port and Move. Make sure you set up at least one speaker before adding Sub.

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Controls and lights

Join button

Press to connect during setup.

Status light

Indicates the status. Learn more

If the light is distracting, you can turn it off in your room’s settings.

Connector panel

Ethernet port

Use an Ethernet cable to connect Sub to your home network.

AC power (mains) input

Use only the supplied power cord to connect to a power outlet (using a third party power cord will void your warranty). Be sure to use the proper power adapter for your country. Push the power cord firmly into Sub until it is flush with the surface.

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Select a location

Choose a location—it’s designed to provide optimal sound wherever you place it.

Note:Sub contains strong magnets. Don’t place it near equipment that is sensitive to magnetic fields.

Attach feet (optional)

If you’re placing Sub horizontally on a floor, you can attach permanent felt feet (available for purchase separately) to protect your floor. If you’re putting it on a rug or using it vertically, no need to adhere the felt feet.

Note:The felt feet are not removable—a strong adhesive will keep them permanently attached to Sub.

  1. Lay Sub down so the Sonos logo is facing down. Make sure you adhere the felt feet to the side that doesn’t have the Sonos logo.

  2. Place the enclosed guide on one corner of the unit and fold the flaps over the edge.

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  3. Peel the backing off one of the feet.

  4. Press the felt foot (sticky side down) onto the unit inside the circular portion of the guide.

  5. Attach the other 3 felt feet the same way.

Connect the cables

Attach the power cord and plug in Sub. Be sure to push the power cord firmly into Sub until it is flush with the surface. 

If you don’t have the app, download it from the app store. You’ll use it to set up and control your Sonos system. See Getting started. Make sure you set up at least one speaker before adding Sub.

Note:After Sub is paired with a Sonos speaker, you won’t see it displayed separately in S2-system.png. Any changes you make to that Sonos speaker (volume, mute, music selection) will also affect Sub.

Sub settings

Sub’s settings are set during the initial setup process, but you can make changes anytime.

  1. Go to the sound settings for the room that’s associated with your Sub.

  2. It appears as room (+Sub) in your list of rooms.

  3. Tap Sub Audio.

  4. Choose one of the following options:

You may wish to choose a different crossover frequency if:

Pair Sub with a different speaker

You can easily pair Sub with a different Sonos speaker (except the Sonos Connect).

If you’re moving Sub to a new room, wait for the status light to stop flashing after you plug it back in.

  1. Go to the sound settings for the room that’s associated with your Sub.

  2. It appears as room (+Sub) in your list of rooms.

  3. Remove Sub.

  4. You can pair Sub with a different Sonos product or choose not to use Sub right now. It will appear on S2-system00169.png as Sub (unused) until you pair it with another Sonos speaker.

Specifications

Feature

Description

Audio

Amplifier

Two Class-D digital amplifiers.

Speakers

Two force-canceling speakers positioned face-to-face for deeper, richer sound and zero cabinet buzz or rattle.

Dual Acoustic Ports

Tuned to enhance Sub performance.

Frequency Response

Plays down to 25 Hz.

All Digital Sound

All filter settings, active equalization, and time alignment are done digitally through state-of-the-art DSP (Digital Signal Processing) circuitry for zero-loss audio quality and energy.

Automatic Equalization

The system automatically adjusts audio settings across all connected components.

Networking*

Ethernet Port

One 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port. You can plug a Sonos product directly into your router if your WiFi is unstable.

Wireless Connectivity

Connects to your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g/n router.

802.11n only network configurations are not supported—you can either change the router settings to 802.11b/g/n or connect a Sonos product to your router.

General

Power Supply

Auto-switching 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz 2 A AC universal input.

Dimensions (H x D x W)

15.3 x 6.2 x 15.8 in. (389 x 158 x 402 mm)

Weight

36.3 lb (16 kg)

Operating Temperature

32°F to 104° F (0°C to 40° C)

Storage Temperature

-4°F to 158° F (-20°C to 70° C)

Multiple Orientations

Stand upright or lay flat for flexible placement.

Rubber and Felt Feet

Built-in rubber feet; optional felt feet.

Supported Devices

Sub works with all Sonos products except the non-amplified Sonos Connect.

Package Contents

Sonos Sub, power cord, and Quickstart Guide.

* Specifications subject to change without notice.

Important Safety Information

1.Read these instructions.

2.Keep these instructions.

3.Heed all warnings.

4.Follow all instructions.

5.Do not use this apparatus near water.

6.Clean only with dry soft cloth. Household cleaners or solvents can damage the finish on your Sonos components.

7.Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

8.Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus that produce heat.

9.Protect the power cable from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

10.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

11.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

12.Refer all servicing to Sonos qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cable or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

13.The Mains plug should be readily available to disconnect the equipment.

14.Warning_GS.jpgWarning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.

15.Do not expose apparatus to dripping or splashing and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.