IKEA Symfonisk speakers is one of the cheapest ways if you want to create a multiroom system at home. And because they’re part of the Sonos system, Symfonisk can be easily combined with more expensive genuine Sonos products, such as good wireless rear effects boxes.
IKEA has launched the second-generation Symfonisk bookshelf speaker, which was produced in collaboration with Sonos. One visible change is that the second generation has differently located buttons, which should make operation easier. In addition, IKEA will supply a longer power cable for the new speaker – it will be 2 m, not the existing 1.5 m.
Other changes are already invisible. Standby power consumption has decreased (2.55 watts dropped to 2.05 watts) and 2nd generation models have improved hardware, which should have a faster processor and more memory. This may be important for other software updates.
The second generation was not officially announced, but the Gen 2 speaker version can be found on the Dutch IKEA website in white and black, the new Symfonisk speakers have the number E1922, the first generation from 209 has the number E1801. WiFi is still dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, but not only in the 5 GHz band, both generations of speakers can be easily combined.
It is likely that the new generation will replace the first without official notice, the price abroad is the same as before – ie 99 Euro.
Source: IKEA, WhatHIFI