Reading Time: 3 minutes Stock Quote: Sonos System – What else? Gone are the days when your Hi-Fi system was restricted to one room., thanks to Sonos. Finally, you can stream your favourite music from a range of devices to multiple speakers using your home wireless connection. However, there are plenty of manufacturers offering this multi-room experience, but the …
Why Sonos Trueplay? Hence, to put it amateurishly: Sonos mostly exhausted the technical limits of loudspeaker construction. Furthermore, the other improvements have to be done by software. This is similar to a sound equaliser. And that’s what these lines of code do well! But with Trueplay, the listener doesn’t just adjust the controls. The smartphone microphone records the room acoustics and uses this data to get the best out of every song.
The good news first: The Trueplay is backwards compatible. All existing Sonos speakers, from Play:1 to Play:3 to Play:5, can make settings in conjunction with an iPhone or iPad.
The idea behind Trueplay: Listen to all songs at home as they were mastered by the artists in the studio together with the sound engineer. Expensive surround and stereo loudspeakers usually come with a microphone calibration system. A microphone to “measure” the room acoustics. Walls, curtains, furniture and other things in the room influence the sound. Each object reflects sound differently. The software can adapt the music to the conditions of a room uniquely when the loudspeakers are positioned unfavourably, i.e. in corners.
Moreover, now, every iPhone and the iPad user has a great microphone in their hand. That’s precisely what Sonos uses. Therefore, you turn the iPhone upside down with the small microphone opening facing up. It’s best to take the smartphone out of its case if it covers the microphone. The music is still out. Hence, in a calm state, the app listens to the background noise. In the second step, a video explains how the actual measurement works. The Sonos loudspeakers produce a spacy sound.