Dolby Atmos in main room and whole house audio with music

  • 16 May 2022
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Hey all,


I have a Sonos Beam, a sub and two One SLs for rear channels for my TV in the living room / kitchen. I also have two more One SLs in my bedroom and office and a Sonos Roam in both bathrooms. I find that Dolby Atmos sounds best in the main room because of the separation of sounds. However, if I want to listen to music throughout the house, Dolby Atmos is deactivated in the main room and I get what appears to be ultra-HD, which may or may not be 5.1, but certainly has less sound separation in the main room. I assume this is normal behavior so stream the same signal to every speaker.


Is there a way to get Dolby Atmos in the main room and also have music playing in the whole house?


If not, I would strongly suggest this as a future update.


Best answer by GuitarSuperstar 16 May 2022, 21:41

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Unfortunately, no. Once you add a non-Dolby Atmos compatible speaker to the speaker group, the audio playing out of the Beam setup will automatically switch from Dolby Atmos to Ultra HD or HD.