Beam

The smart, compact soundbar for your TV—

Controls and lights

Swipe, touch, tap, or ask—with Beam you’ve got choices on how to control sound.

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Volume control

Touch for small adjustments or touch and hold to quickly change the volume:

  • Volume up (right)

  • Volume down (left)

Note:You can also use the app, Alexa, or remote control.

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Play/Pause

Touch to play or pause sound.

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Next/Previous

(Music only)

  • Swipe right across the touch controls to skip to the next song.

  • Swipe left to go to the previous song.

Note:You can’t skip forward or go back when listening to a radio station.

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Microphone indicator

  • Tap the microphone light to turn the microphone on or off.

  • When the light is on, voice control is on and you can use voice commands.

  • When the light is off, voice control is off.

Note:If the light is off, press and hold the Microphone indicator to talk to Alexa. Release the button to turn voice control off again.

Status light

 

Indicates the status. For more information, see https://faq.sonos.com/led.

 

 

Connector panel

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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.

Join button

Press to connect during setup.

Ethernet port

Use an Ethernet cable if you want to connect to a router, computer, or network-attached storage (NAS) device (optional).

HDMI port

Use to connect the soundbar to your TV.

 

Select a location

You can mount Beam to a wall above or below your TV or place it on a credenza.

Place on a credenza

Wall mount

To put Beam on a wall, see Wall mount.

Connect the cables

Before you start

  1. Disconnect existing home theater or surround sound equipment from your TV.

  2. Connect any external devices, like a cable box or DVD player, directly to your TV.

Connect the power cord

  1. Insert the power cord firmly into Beam’s AC (mains) power port until it is fully connected.

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  2. Plug the other end of the power cord into an AC (mains) power source.

Caution:Use only the supplied power cord (using a third-party power cord will void your warranty).

Connect Beam to your TV

Use the HDMI cable to connect the soundbar to your TV. You may need the optical adapter too (the app lets you know).

  1. Fully insert the HDMI cable into Beam’s HDMI port.

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  2. Connect the HDMI cable to your TV. You have two choices:

If your TV has an HDMI ARC port

HDMI ARC is a special port that looks like a standard HDMI port. Although they look the same, if you connect to a standard HDMI port, you won’t hear sound.

  1. On your TV’s audio OUT panel, look for an HDMI ARC port.

  2. It may be on the back or side of your TV.

    You’ll know it’s an ARC port if you see the word “ARC” on the label.

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  3. Connect the HDMI cable to the TV’s HDMI ARC port.

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Note:If you can’t find the word “ARC” on the label, it isn’t the correct port. See If your TV doesn’t have an HDMI ARC port.

If your TV doesn’t have an HDMI ARC port

You’ll need the optical audio adapter.

  1. Remove the protective cap from the optical adapter.

  2. Attach the optical adapter to the HDMI cable.

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  3. Connect the optical adapter to the TV’s optical digital OUT port.

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Note:The optical adapter’s port is “D-shaped”—make sure the connector aligns correctly into the port. Inserting the adapter incorrectly may damage the cable.

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.

Microphone on/off

Touch el_rey_microphone00082.jpg to turn the microphone on and off. (If you don’t have a voice service installed, the microphone is inactive.)

When the microphone light is on, voice control is on and Alexa is ready to respond. When the microphone light is off, voice control is off.

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If you’ve installed a voice service and the microphone is off, you can still use voice commands. Just press and hold el_rey_microphone00083.jpg while talking to Alexa—no need to start with a wake word. When you release the mic button, voice control turns off again.

Wall mount

Guidelines

Mount kit contents

Note:Don’t discard the template. It may look like packing material.

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  1. Tape the cardboard template to the wall above or below your TV. Use a level. Keep 1" (25mm) space (minimum) for access to Beam’s touch controls. (Don’t install Beam vertically.)

  2. Mark the center of the mounting holes and remove the template.

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  4. Use a 5/16" drill bit to drill pilot holes (see Wall mounting information)

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  6. Insert and secure the wall anchors (don’t use the anchors if drilling into wood).

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  8. Place the bracket on the wall and loosely tighten the wall screws to secure the bracket. Check with a level and then tighten the screws.

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  10. Connect the power and HDMI cables to Beam.

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  12. Place Beam on the bracket.

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  14. Insert and tighten Beam to the bracket using the mounting screws.

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Wall mounting information

Wall Material

Pre Drill

Use Wall Anchors

Use Screws

Wood Stud

1/8" / 3mm bit

No

Yes

Drywall (no stud)

5/16" / 8mm bit

Yes

Yes

Hard wallboard or double board

5/16" / 8mm bit

Yes

Yes

Plaster

5/16" / 8mm bit

No, requires toggle bolt

Yes

Concrete or Brick

5/16" / 8mm bit

Yes

Yes

Specifications

Feature

Description

Audio

Amplifier

Five Class-D digital amplifiers.

Elliptical Woofer

Four full-range woofers ensures you’ll hear the faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass.

Tweeter

One tweeter creates a crisp and clear high-frequency response.

Microphones

  • Five far-field microphone array uses for advanced beam forming and multichannel echo cancellation.

  • LED hard-wired to voice microphones for privacy control so you know when the microphone is active.

Voice Control

Integrated voice control.

System Requirements

TV with HDMI ARC or optical digital audio output, broadband internet, and the Sonos app.

Networking*

Wireless Connectivity

See Setup options.

Ethernet Port

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

General

Power Supply

Auto-switching 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz 2.5A AC universal input.

Dimensions (H x W x D)

2.68 x 25.63 x 3.94 in. (68 x 651 x 100 mm)

Weight

6.2 lb (2.8 kg)

Operating Temperature

32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)

Storage Temperature

-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)

Control

Use your remote control, voice, touch controls or the Sonos app.

Supported Devices

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.

Package Contents

Beam, AC power cord, HDMI cable, optical adapter, Quickstart Guide.


* Specifications subject to change without notice.