Amazon Echo Sub: An Alexa-Enabled Premium Audio Speaker

By Dan Anderson ● September 21, 2018

At the Amazon Devices event, the Echo Sub was announced. The Echo Sub is a voice-enabled premium speaker that appears to compete head-on against the Apple HomePod, the Google Home Max, and the Sonos One. Like the other new Echo speakers, the Echo Sub is decorated with a mesh cloth.

The Echo Sub is available in several different colors. And it has a 6-inch 100W down-firing speaker, which can be set up in stereo. Amazon said that it is easy to set up by wirelessly connecting it to the Echo devices.


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When two pair Echo speakers are paired with the Echo Sub, it can be used as a 2.1 or 1.1 system. By combining the Echo Sub with an Echo or Echo Plus, Amazon said that you will get music that “fills the room.”

The Echo Sub retails for $129.99 and it will be shipping later this year.