We have been talking about the IKEA Sonos speaker a lot recently, highlighting how millions of consumers will be listening to our mixes on them. We reviewed the SYMFONISK recently for studio use and gave our conclusions then, although technical specifications were sparse.
Now YouTuber ‘This Does Not Compute’ has done a comprehensive teardown of the new IKEA Sonos speaker, in doing so he reveals secrets of the design and how the audio is handled in these devices.
It is an excellent video for anyone wanting to know more about how Sonos speakers work and in particular the IKEA SYMFONISK speaker.
You might be asking, what’s this got to do with recording and mixing? Well with the huge adoption of these kind of speakers and the issues we raised in our earlier article, just as with AM radio, iTunes and other changes in technology, it’s smart to know how your mixes will sound on speakers that may be commonplace in the next few years. Who knows, mono may be the new stereo!