I currently have two Sonos 1 speakers in our backyard, one on the deck, one on the patio (fully covered) that play together after they were linked in the Amazon Alexa App to play the same music rather than creating a stereo pair within the Sonos app. This works flawlessly.
We are in the process of finishing our basement where we intend to have a sonos amp power the left and right rear in ceiling architectural speakers and utilize a sonos arc as a front left, center, front right and a sonos Sub.
Is it possible to run this surround sound system in the basement separate from the two speakers in the backyard, utilizing the same network and same sonos account (i.e. can i create a separate system for this area).
I’m assuming that the sub and arc will need to be paired through the network to the amp. Really just trying to prepare or adjust my plan depending on what is actually possible. Ultimately, if I’m in the backyard, I want to be able to ask Alexa to play music and if I turn the TV on in the basement, I would like the system to automatically start playing whatever media is on the screen, potentially when the speakers in the backyard are being played.
Best answer by Airgetlam
Why bother to set them up separately? Why not have them all be part of the same system? They’re different rooms, you’d control them using the Sonos controller as normal, just picking which “room “ you’re sending a command to….or the same, using voice.
For what it’s worth, I have two “Arc” rooms, and seven or eight other rooms with standard speakers, all reachable in one controller on one Sonos “Account”. No need to disconnect from one “system” to connect to the other in order to tell it to play anything, I just choose the “room” in the controller. With the added benefit that I can, whenever desired/needed, group those rooms all together.