If you want to create a top-quality, smart home audio system, then a Sonos ceiling speaker is an essential piece of kit. Coupled with Sonos wall speakers and a Sonos amp, ceiling speakers complement and optimise sound quality to deliver a truly unforgettable audio experience.

Benefits of Sonos Ceiling Speakers

Sonos ceiling speakers are a fantastic addition to any smart home audio automated system and offer a variety of benefits, including:

Immersive Audio Experience

Ceiling speakers ensure audio is evenly distributed throughout the space, which means a more immersive and realistic audio experience in any environment. From home cinemas to living rooms, Sonos’ best-in-class audio quality ensures its ceiling speakers deliver unparalleled performance.

Seamless Integration with Smart Home Systems

A Sonos amp will automatically recognise and pair with Sonos ceiling speakers, but this isn’t the only seamless integration you’ll enjoy with these discreet additions to your home audio system. Our automation experts will make sure your speakers are compatible with existing automation systems or recommend automation solutions that complement Sonos audio hardware.

Space-Saving and Aesthetic Appeal

Sonos ceiling speakers are virtually invisible, due to their elegant design and expert installation. With in-ceiling speakers, you can enjoy unrivalled audio quality while maximising space and enhancing the aesthetic of your home.

Comparing Sonos Speakers to Competitors

When it comes to selecting speakers for your automated home audio system, there are plenty of options to choose from. However, Sonos’ reputation and sound quality certainly put them ahead of the competition. While other leading brands, such as Bose, JBL and Cambridge Audio, also offer great sound quality, Sonos speakers offer the added advantage of Trueplay functionality, when used in conjunction with a Sonos amp and iOS device. This measures how sound interacts with the surroundings, such as walls and surfaces, and finetunes the Sonos ceiling speaker to deliver optimal audio quality.

Key Features and Specifications

If you’re thinking of adding Sonos ceiling speakers to your smart home audio system, it’s worth noting that its key features and specs include a high-excursion polypropylene woofer for mid and low sound ranges and a 1” tweeter to produce crisp audio at high frequencies. With a frequency response of 44Hz – 20KHZ (+3dB) and sensitivity of 89dB SPL (2.83v/1m), Sonos in-ceiling speakers deliver a fantastic output across bass, middle and treble sections of audio, while Trueplay functionality enhances in-room performance.

Long-Term Value and Durability

Build Quality

As you might expect, Sonos speakers have an exceptional build quality and its in-ceiling speakers are no exception. Featuring a matt white finish, Sonos’ in-ceiling speaker grilles can even be painted to match your interior and an ‘invisible’ aesthetic.

Longevity of Technology

As technology evolves, it’s important that your existing hardware remains compatible with newer systems. Fortunately, Sonos speakers can be integrated with the most popular smart home control systems and future upgrades are highly likely to retain this compatibility.

Durability in Different Environments

The position and location of your in-ceiling speakers does affect your audio experience. Humidity, temperature fluctuations and/or exposure to dust and other particles can all impact performance. Fortunately, however, Sonos ensures it speakers are built to withstand these variations without compromising on audio quality. What’s more – it’s Trueplay functionality allows for automated finetuning in any environment.

Warranty Coverage

Sonos offers a two-year warranty coverage on its speakers, so you can be confident that you’ll be eligible for a replacement or repair, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong with the hardware. Providing the speakers have been used in accordance with the product guide, the Sonos warranty will provide you peace of mind that your speakers are covered.

Compatibility of Sonos Ceiling Speakers

As Sonos ceiling speakers are passive speakers, they will need to be connected to a Sonos amp in order to play audio. While the speakers themselves are not directly compatible with external smart control systems, the Sonos system as a whole can be integrated into a smart home automation. When using a Rako or Lutron automation system, for example, you’ll gain basic control over Sonos audio equipment, while Crestron, Crestron Home and Control4 provide even more functionality and flexibility.

Deciding on Sonos Ceiling Speakers

Combining top audio quality with exceptional design, Sonos in-ceiling speakers are a fantastic addition to your smart home audio system. When used in conjunction with a Sonos amp, you’ll enjoy exceptional audio coverage and quality, regardless of whether you’re listening to music, watching a film or catching up with a podcast.

As home automation specialists, Element 29 routinely designs and installs smart audio systems, including Sonos ceiling speakers and hardware. To find out more or to start planning your smart home audio system, talk to our in-house experts now on +44 (0) 20 7720 7877, email us at info@element29.co.uk or send us a message here.