If you're looking for a new Dolby Atmos-capable soundbar to get in 2020, look no further than he Sonos Arc. It's beautifully-designed, easily integrated into a multiple room or home theater system with Sonos's other wireless speakers, and fairly future-proof.
Dolby Atmos is a must
The Arc is a full 5.0 system. It has a total of 11 drivers, eight woofers and three tweeters and upward-firing drivers that allow it to create virtual height channels and really take full advantage of Dolby Atmos's immersive sound technology, which is a must for the future-proof home theater. There are other speaker that sport the tech, but the Arc is the best value for most people.
Sonos is wonderfully simple
Aside from the size, sound quality and support for Dolby Atmos, the Arc comes with all the advantages of a Sonos speaker. If you have other Sonos speakers in your home, it's effortless to integrate the Arc with your existing setup. And even if you don't, i's easy to install, with a simple HDMI ARC (or optical) connection, can be set up to respond to either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands, and support's AirPlay 2, making it simple to stream music from your iPhone or iPad.
It's an investment, but it's future-proof.
At $799, the Arc is pricey, and there are slightly more affordable alternatives if you're strapped for cash, but the Arc's high-end guts and support for Atmos make it a foundation you can build your home theater around for years to come. And you may need to; for full effect your TV also needs to support Dolby Atmos. But even if you're not there yet, the Arc will be ready for you when you are.