Sonos Arc ReviewSource: Daniel Bader / Android Central

Update, December 2 @ 4:30pm ET: Sonos has confirmed that it will begin selling the Sonos Arc SL in Costco locations across the US and Canada later this month.

What you need to know

  • Sonos' upcoming Arc SL soundbar has been spotted at Costco before its formal announcement.
  • The Arc SL is a microphone-free version of the Arc soundbar.
  • It will be priced at $750 in the U.S.

The Sonos Arc, which came out earlier this year, is among the best soundbars with Dolby Atmos under $1,000. Sonos is soon expected to unveil a microphone-free SL variant of the Arc. While the soundbar hasn't been officially announced yet, it has been spotted at a Costco store by a Reddit user.

Sonos Arc Sl CostcoSource: petemayhem on Reddit

Like Sonos' other "SL" products, the Sonos Arc SL will not come equipped with a microphone, which means it won't have built-in voice control. However, you will still be able to control the Arc SL with your voice using Sonos, Amazon Echo, or Google Assistant smart speakers.

As can be seen in the image above, the Sonos Arc SL soundbar will retail for $750 in the U.S., $50 less than the standard Arc. Since the soundbar has already started hitting some store shelves, it shouldn't be along before it is officially announced.

Update, December 2 @ 4:30pm ET — Sonos confirms Arc SL Shadow Edition will begin selling soon

A Sonos representative has confirmed that the Sonos Arc SL Shadow Edition, which is its official name, will be a Costco exclusive in the US and Canada.

Customers can purchase Sonos Arc SL Shadow Edition, exclusively available at participating Costco stores in the US and Canada. Sonos Arc SL Shadow Edition brings the immersive sound customer's love from Arc in a shadow black color and without built-in microphones. Arc SL Shadow Edition is available to Costco members for $749.99 USD / $949.99 CAD, and will be available on Costco.com later this month.

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Sonos Beam

The Sonos Beam is a great compact soundbar that offers nearly all the features of the more expensive Arc soundbar. It also works with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

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