I plan to install my five pair horizontally.
im guessing they will still work as stereo pair and not have to be used vertically for them to work as they should.
I know it sounds like a stupid question but I just want to make sure.
Best answer by Ken_Griffiths
Yes. the Sonos Five speakers do work horizontally, as well as vertically as a stereo pair. The support documentation says this:
Speaker orientation guidelines
You can place a Sonos Five, Play:5 (gen2) or Play:3 in either a horizontal or vertical orientation.
A horizontal speaker will output stereo audio over a wide soundstage while a vertical speaker will output mono audio/single audio channel. When placing a single speaker, Sonos recommend using a horizontal orientation.
When either horizontal or vertical, make sure all four rubber feet are sitting completely on the flat surface.
I will just add to the above with this slight clarification…
A single vertical speaker will not play in stereo (it’s mono audio only), whereas a single horizontal will have a left/right channel. Two speakers paired in stereo will play in stereo regardless of orientation.
If using the Fives as a stereo pair, then orient vertically with tweeters on the inside for a sharper stereo image, or put the tweeters on the outside for a slightly wider, but possibly more diffuse soundstage.
Hope that helps.