Amazon has launched a handful of new Echo devices today one of which is the Echo Sub. As the name suggests, it’s a subwoofer that can be linked up with Echo speakers for a more premium audio experience. Amazon is clearly making a big push into the home audio space with these products. The Echo Sub is a 100W subwoofer that will provide ample bass for a home audio setup.
The Echo Sub can be paired with compatible Echo devices for full stereo audio. The setup can then be controlled via voice commands given to Alexa or through the Alexa mobile app for iOS and Android.
The Echo Sub can be connected in a 2.1 or 1.1 pairing to an Echo or Echo Plus. The subwoofer itself looks like a big cylinder that’s wrapped in cloth. Inside the shell there’s a down-firing six inch woofer. It can create a 2.1 stereo system when paired with a compatible device which is a new feature in and of itself. It was only possible to pair Echo devices in a room previously and not into a proper stereo setup.
Amazon has confirmed that the Echo Sub is going to be available for pre-order starting today. It’s priced at $129.99.