As we continue to examine the updated Sonos Android app that revealed the upcoming touch-sensitive, second generation Play:5 connected speaker, we’ve learned that Sonos looks to further improve audio quality by listening to room acoustics – as we often see with home theater receivers. This new feature, called Trueplay, uses the mic on your mobile device to analyze acoustic performance in a given space. Presumably units with more speakers can be fine tuned to overcome positioning obstacles while units with fewer speakers might elicit suggestions to move it to another location.
There are multiple references to using the internal Android’s microphone for walking and waving as the analysis is conducted. Further, within the Android app code, there’s even reference to using an iPad microphone, so iOS support is clearly on the docket. Given some of the wording, I also wonder if newer Sonos models like the ZPS6 could even include their own mics. And while self tuning is great, the potential for Echo-esque voice control is absolutely stellar. Make it so!
Sound That Is Right For Your Room
Trueplay tuning takes about 3 minutes, and uses your %1$s microphone.
It’s important to retune your %1$s for its new location. Trueplay tuning takes about 3 minutes, and uses your %2$s microphone.
About Trueplay Tuning
Your room and the objects in it can distort sound and your music.
Trueplay corrects for room distortion and adapts your speaker’s sound for where you’ve placed it.
Perform the tuning technique
You’ll have 45 seconds to move in this room while a test sound plays.
Keep waving and walking until the test sound stops.