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My Sonos Beam started sputtering, then stopped working with my LG Oled altogether. I tried resetting the LG and the Sonos Beam several times. I called tech support for Sonos, then LG, then Sonos again. Third time’s the charm. What we discovered, through the process of elimination, the problem was the Fire TV Cube. Not cutting it off after use led to a short circuit the whole eARC function. We disconnected the Fire TV Cube, then did a hard reset. We also did a hard reset on the LG and the Sonos, then everything worked perfectly. For audio, on the Cube, I now use “Best sound Available” and not, “Dolby.” My Sonos gives me Dolby for the Cube and everything is working properly. If your eARC goes out. Try resetting your Fire TV or Apple, then reset Sonos and TV. Everything should work.
Hello Sonos Community!I’m reaching out as I’m having a tough time setting up the Sonos system in my house. Here is my setup:WiFi Network: Eero Mesh (version 6.11) setup with one Router downstairs and one identical Router upstairs under a Single network name.Sonos system:Downstairs: Sonos Beam Gen2 + 1 Sonos SL speaker which is wired to Eeros router and accessible on the Sonos S2 app Upstairs: Sonos Arc + 1 Sub + 2 Speakers upstairs which is not wired, but connected over WiFi to the Eero WiFi network. Here is the issues (using the current S2 app)When I’m downstairs, I can see the Beam + SL speaker. When I go upstairs, I need to disconnect WiFi and connect to nearest Eero router where it shows the Upstairs setup alone. Now when I come down, whatever I do I can not access the Beam + SL Speaker. I end up reseting and adding them all again.Very frustrating experience of using Sonos on Eero. I’ve googled enough and checked forums. I must be doing something silly in my Eero setup or Sonos set
Bonjour à tous ! Je possède un home cinéma Sonos (arc + sub + 2 One) et je voudrais brancher le tout sur une prise connectée pour pouvoir couper le courant durant mes absences et la nuit, histoire de faire des économies vue le conteste actuel. Ma question est la suivante, y as t’il un risque d’abîmer mon matériel en coupant le courant quotidiennement ? Merci d’avance ?
I have been banging my head on this for quite a while now. I need to connect my Vinyl player to the Sonos Beam, which is also connected to the TV.I found this scheme on another thread Beam ← HDMI/optical ← optical switch ← TV ← ADC ← preamp (if reqd) ← turntableThe thread is: I have an analog to digital converter that can take the player output into optical.I also have an optical switch, which I could use to switch between player optical output and TV optical output. The thing I haven’t considered from that shceme is how to connect optical SPDIF to the Beam HDMI. It tells “HDMI/optical” but I haven’t found any such adapter/converter.Any help understanding how to do it, or any other solution proposal would be highly appreciated.Thanks
When I bought the speaker, I thought it would be possible to switch the “move” between networks. Namely, from friends, work, and home. After a lot of searching online, I still don't know if this is possible or not. Hence, my question, “how can I connect my move to multiple networks without a factory reset”. Online, it states that the move can remember up to 6 SSIDs. The Sonos app 2 also sees the move when I switch networks and even tells me to add it as a trusted network. Then, when I click the ok button, it keeps on “searching for system…”. Do you have a definitive answer as to whether or not it is possible to move between networks without a factory reset?
I just moved into a new home, the previous owners left a AV system with in wall speakers connected to a receiver. I own a Sonos amp from my previous home, can I use this to connect the receiver to Sonos? I understand that this is usually done using a port but I am wondering if I can use the existing component which I own instead of buying a new product Thanks for your help!
HiI am facing strange issue with DHCP. In my network i have two piholes running as DNS and DHCP server. All clients seems to be ok with this setup except sonos devices (arc, sub and 2 ikeas symfonisk)Devices simply refuses to accept offered ip address. Here is the example of communicationSep 28 23:04:53 dnsmasq-dhcp: DHCPDISCOVER(eth0) 54:2a:1b:65:67:14 Sep 28 23:04:53 dnsmasq-dhcp: DHCPOFFER(eth0) 192.168.2.31 54:2a:1b:65:67:14 Sep 28 23:04:53 dnsmasq-dhcp: DHCPREQUEST(eth0) 192.168.2.31 54:2a:1b:65:67:14 Sep 28 23:04:53 dnsmasq-dhcp: DHCPNAK(eth0) 192.168.2.31 54:2a:1b:65:67:14 wrong server-IDIf i disable one of those DHCP server everything works as expected.DHCP servers have the same static leases and of course dynamic ip ranges does not overlap.I think that for some reason sonos device doesnt expect to get 2 ip offers at the same time and replies with “wrong server-id”Can you please let me know if this is something that can be fixed.Thanks & RegardsMichal
I have a SONOS system that has been working since 2017 with no major issues to report. I have three TP-LINK Manager Switches configured as follows:TP-LINK T2600-52TS - Primary SwitchSTP Turned ONSONOS STP Path Cost = 10Switch STP Path Cost =4CIST Priority = 4096Hello Time = 2 SecondsMax Age = 20 SecondsForward Delay = 15 SecondsTX Hold Count = 5 ppsMAX Hops = 20Wired SONOS Components = 7Wired Ethernet Switches = 3Xfinity XB7 Modem is connected to this switch.TP-LINK T2500-10TS - Remote Switch #1STP Turned ONSONOS STP Path Cost = 10Switch STP Path Cost =4CIST Priority = 8192Hello Time = 2 SecondsMax Age = 20 SecondsForward Delay = 15 SecondsTX Hold Count = 5 ppsMAX Hops = 20Wired SONOS Components = 2Wired Ethernet Switches = 1 (Back to Primary Switch)TP-LINK TL-SG3210 - Remote Switch #2STP Turned ONSONOS STP Path Cost = 10Switch STP Path Cost =4CIST Priority = 8192Hello Time = 2 SecondsMax Age = 20 SecondsForward Delay = 15 SecondsTX Hold Count = 5 ppsMAX Hops = 20Wired SONOS Components
Hi Everyone, working with a friend of mine to find a solution for him. Currently he’s using a Denon Receiver with which have inputs of an Apple TV, Cable Box and DVD Player then a single output to the TV through HDMI. Then when he wants to use the headphones he plugs the audio cable into the front of the receiver to push audio to the Headphones. The Denon is beginning to have some audio issues so we’re coming up with another solution… Remove the Denon and the DVD player since it’s never used. Apple TV and Cable Box run through separate HDMI to the TV with eARC from the Samsung TV out to the Sonos ARC. The TV has an Optical out which we could run to the base of the Sennheiser RS175. What would be the best way to hook this up? He doesn’t want audio to come out of both ARC and Headphones, but have the option to choose one or the other. Thank you!
I got my karaoke setup to work well, but I don’t want to keep unplugging the input into the Beam whenever I’m switching between watching tv vs. singing karaoke.Regular TV Setup: SmartTv => Beam via HDMI eARCKaraoke setup: SmartTv => Mixer via HDMI eARC; Mixer => Beam via Optical&HDMI adapterIs there a way to keep these both set up simultaneously by using two switches to flip between the signals? For example:SmartTv=>switch=>Beam or Mixer… then I’d need another switch just before the Beam to flip between the SmartTV signal (that passes through first switch) or the Mixer signal.
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Image provided by PaulRBoon in this thread: Beam as computer speakerAt Sonos, we don’t make speakers specifically designed for your computer. However, if you are considering integrating your computer sound into your Sonos system, we want to help you get the most out of your products. With this being said, not all computers are built equal, so your mileage may vary, therefore it’s unfortunately not something Sonos can help or support you with setting up outside the general advice here.In this article, we are going to be focusing on the best ways to get your computer audio coming through a Sonos Playbar, Playbase, Ray, Beam, Arc, Amp, Move or Roam. To get this to work, there are two things to look at: how to connect the products and the settings needed. A quick note on Play:5, Five, Connect:Amp, Port and ConnectWhile it is possible to use these players with a PC by connecting to their line-in ports, this isn’t a recommended solution if you’re planning on doing something that requires aud
Bit of confusion regarding SonosNet - I currently have several Sonos speakers and a Port connected via Ethernet for max stability and to minimize latency, and I have a few (two Sonos Ones and a Roam) that are showing up as WM:1 in About My System. I was under the impression that WM:1 means they’re in wireless mode (e.g. connected to my ASUS router, not SonosNet), but I also have read that as soon as you wire at least 1 speaker to Ethernet, SonosNet is created and all speakers (except possibly the Roam) should show WM:0 to indicate SonosNet is active. What gives? I don’t actually mind the speakers using the ASUS router’s wifi, but I have to finally give in and update the firmware to use some new AIMesh features and based on reading around the forum it seems like the newer firmware is still causing Sonos speakers to drop off the network. Thinking if I can get them on SonosNet instead that should avoid the issue. Thanks!
I am trying to get an audio input signal into my system for watching TV on our patio outside of our MBR (Master Bedroom). On this MBR patio, I already have a pair of outdoor speakers fed by a Connect:Amp labeled “Patio” that I would like the ability to listen to while watching the MBR’s Television. Currently we watch the MBR TV through a typical 5.1 home theatre style AVR system, an older Onkyo HT-RC160 and do not use the TV’s audio at all. The TV (Sony XBR-85X900H) is only used for Video which is fed from the AVR through an HDMI. When outside on the patio with the doors shut during hot or cold weather we have to crank up the (non Sonos) AVR which is a little annoying to others in the house. I would really like to use the current Patio outdoor speakers which are right there already installed.The Onkyo AVR has HDMI inputs from multiple sources, a Dish Network STB, a PC, a PS4 and an older Connect labeled “MBR”In my home, I have several of the older style Sonos’ Connect:Amps, Connect
I have had a few forum discussions ongoing. Short summary is that SonosNet doesn’t work for me because playing an Apple Music song everywhere (9 zones over ~21 nodes) just crumbles. Totally unusable. When I use home wifi mode, music plays great but HDMI live sources are unusable.There really needs to be a setting to forcefully disable SonosNet. When I use a hybrid approach with some devices plugged into Ethernet and wifi on, the system always switches back to SonosNet. The problem is, to take one example, my Amp. It pushes live audio sources out to other zones, but has to do a minimum of 2 hops. Once to Orbi over home wifi, and then again to the other speaker. If not a third hop over the wireless backhaul. This makes no sense at all. Why can’t Amp push its data out over Ethernet and avoid the first slow/unnecessary hop?Or if SonosNet mesh could interoperate with a mesh WiFi system without making the network unstable, that would work too. I’m bringing this up because I still
I have moved into a new house that has 2 outdoor in-cieling speakers (6 ohm) and 2 external speakers (8 ohm) are already in place and wired back to a central point. I am not sure what the last guy used to power but I would like to use the Sonos AMP.Can I wire a 6 and 8 ohm speakers in parallel? Same total impedance on left and right?
I am about to build a garden room remote from my main house. I will run 2 Cat6 cables from the house router to the room (as a contingency) but am wondering if I could connect one directly to my new Sonos amp while using the second cable to connect directly to a wireless access point to establish my wi-fi. Any downsides to this and any recommendations for a new access point would be appreciated. I assume if one of the Cat6 cables fail in the future that I could use a simple ethernet switch upstream of both the access point and Sonos Amp?
Hi team, what is the policy at Sonos regarding new Sonos ONE speakers and S1 app?I just bought my 5th speaker (Sept 2022) a Sonos ONE Gen 2 and when adding it, it says it works only with S2.Is this a way to force your first customers to move to S2 and replace a perfectly working old amp which requires the S1 app?PLEASE do not answer you are sorry about this, just provide a clear answer. Thanks
I’ve had a few discussions with people here. We concluded that I had the wrong channels selected on my WiFi/Sonos system. Changing those helped a lot. Now I’m having issues with the three installation options. One solves the issues I have, but creates other ones. I have an Orbi AC3000 with 3 satellites. I have 21 Sonos Nodes powering 24 speakers (one is Amp with L/R/S). Three are BT capable (so no SonosNet).My gold standard is being able to stream HDMI audio sources or a streaming song everywhere, hearing the first chord, and experiencing no drop outs.The three options are:Amp plugged into Orbi Satellite Ethernet with WiFi on, generating SonosNet for all my speakers that are wireless. Several are plugged into Orbi (base or satellite) with wifi off. Audio plays 99% perfectly. Starts instantly, is smooth, adjustments are fast (volume, pause, seek). But, I see like 30% of my network requests fail. It’s like a request goes down a Sonos node and then just hang. So apps/stuff ju
Recently, have purchased Sonos Move via the official Sonos app with the following concerns -1. There is no voice assistant in India except Sonos Voice control. When shall we have this in place?2. It's challenging to press the mode button sometimes as it doesn't detect the pressing of it.3. It takes a very long time to switch to Bluetooth and to connect the already paired or searching device/new device.4. Bangalore, India's support team is not efficient.5. Any solution to switch off the Sonos move via Mobile App since the app doesn't have any advanced features it works with the basic ideology that doesn't even detect incoming calls. Sonos Move should at least detect the incoming calls and take necessary steps such as pausing the music.6. The sound quality and clarity have gone after the last update.7. When are we planning to launch advanced features such as audio quality and its type(eq) etc?8. Whenever I connect it with Tv, the sound lags and hang midway, killing the audio vibes and sp
Forgive me if this has been discussed where I missed it, but…I’ve read a lot about the difficulty with should lag when playing from Sonos Connect, Port or similar through an AV receiver using DSP, assuming I want synced music from both the Sonos zones and the AVR’s wired speakers. From what I gather, setting speaker output on the AVR to 2-channel/direct is the only workaround (and still dependent on the AVR model) as it reduces the DSP time to more closely sync with the Sonos.What about a scenario where instead of the Port or Connect originating the source music and running line into the AVR, the AVR originates the source signal and sends line out to the Connect? It looks like many AVRs now support various streaming services.Thanks for any thoughts.
Hi,I have 19x Sonos Play 1, - and music playing throughout the house. However, when they are not playing and I am sleeping they still consume 3.7W each, (~70W combined) to no use at all. They are therefore configured to all by on the same electrical circuit on which I have a kill switch, so that they all go offline. This was originally thought of as a way to kills my teenage kids playing music too late or just when we left the house for a few days. But now it seems silly/lack of respect for finite resources, not to use this each night when I know they will not play. However, - I then run into the regrouping issue. Before I can start playing music, manually or automatically, - I need to fiddle with the Sonos App to regroup all the speakers. A feature, where on restart a speaker goes back into its default group would be great. This allows greater convenience, and allows me and others to turn the whole thing off at night and save electricity - for our individual and collective benefit. I
I’ve moved to a new house and wanting to set up multi room music streaming by integrating my NAIM hi-fi (Uniti Core music server and XP5 XS2 streamer, plus amps and speakers) with my Sonos system (Arc and two Play:1’s acting as surround sound for my LG television) and adding a couple of extra Sonos speakers for kitchen and patio. Problem is that the Sonos system does not show the Core as either a uPnP source or as a music server. After reading some posts that perhaps my ASUS Zen mesh network was the problem, I’ve added a switch and now everything is hardwired to either the switch (Core, XS2, LG-TV and Arc) or to the router (Both Play:1’s and obviously the switch is hardwired back to the router). The LG tv can “see” the Core and play music from it via the LG media app. The Sonos can play from other music sources (eg Amazon Music). The NAIM streamer is very happy to play music off the NAIM core. Any suggestions why Sonos can’t see the NAIM core as a uPnP source?
Hi all, Really hoping someone can help. I’ve had 4 speakers hard wired into the ceilings with good quality speaker cable. 2x left and 2x right.The cables are too thick to fit 2 into a single banana plug that came with the amp. I purchased some stackable banana plugs instead which the cables fit into fine BUT the actual “plug” bit is too big for the holes in the back of the amp?! They fit fine in my Blue Sound amp. Please help :(
HelpJust received my Project T1 BT (for bluetooth) and do not understand how to connect it with my Play 1 / 3 / 5 first gen.Help, i m desperate… if it’s for bluetooht shouldn t need to buy extra device i presumed… i really would like to get ride of cable this time… Many thanks for the procedure in case to apply on and any kind of information.BR / Gael.
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