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Hello! I recently purchased a Sonos PORT to use my older JVC-A120 record player. This is an older record player so it needs a pre-amp. I do have a pre-amp(fosi audio brand) & an amp (panasonic So the order i have it plugged in is: RECORD > PREAMP > PORT > HOME A/V RECEIVER But for some reason, my port isnt utilizing the amplifier how it should be… its only using the pre-amp. I have to crank the volume on the pre amp and sonos to max to hear it even a little through the playbar. So i did an experiment, i unplugged the port from the A/V receiver so it was just: RECORD > PREAMP > PORT and it STILL plays and sounds the exact same. so this makes me think the port is not utilizing my A/V receiver. this receiver used to run the record player, without a preamp through the phono channel. So is there another way to hook this up?? if there is. please help
Set up a “sound system” at the office here and in purchased a Sonos Connect and 4 Sonos play:ones (Note: connecting directly to the router/modem is NOT an option at the office) Current set up is: iPad running the Sonos app > to the Sonos connect > transmitting to the 4 Sonos:ones across the office The usualproblem: 1) occasionally one of the speakers will drop off the WiFi at random 2) any time the app gets updated we’ve got to go around and re-add the speakers and connect to through the Sonos app, as if the updates kick off the speakers. The current problem: while attempting to re-add the speakers/connect to continue the service nothing adds the speakers will do their usual thing, the green light appears and when the two buttons are held down and the chime is sound, the green light goes to either a solid red/orange or a flashing red/orange led Help would be very much appreciated - thank you
I have a Netgear Orbi system running with 3 Orbis places strategically around my house. When I test my WiFi it’s always around 120 MBPS download and 20-25MBPS upload. Would it make sense to buy a Sonos Boost and change the Sonos speakers into a mesh network being that I already have such a high rate of data transfer. I have 7 sono’s One’s scattered around the house and a Sonos Beam and subwoofer (which I don’t know if the sub woofer ends up being part of the mesh in sonosnet) Would Sonosnet mesh even be able to compete with the speeds of the Orbi? Would having a dedicated mesh really be helpful being that I already have a mesh. Would it effect performance in any way? Or would I spend $99 for nothing , or even maybe lessened performance than I’m getting now? My Orbi is just used for Hulu and iPhone browsing..so I’m not really doing anything that requires the power I even have already.
We’re looking to purchase 2 or 4 moves for outdoor locations and these locations will change often, much like doing different wedding venues. Would we need to have a Wifi to make this work at each site, or can we link the speakers and drive them with a phone via Bluetooth? Any ideas are welcomed. Also, if we need a WiFi, do you know of any portable WiFi options that you could recommend? Thanks, sean
Hi, I have my Sonos System (Playbase, Sub and 2 Play1) up and running using a wired connection. Now, I would like to bring the Speakers on my wifi. I have created a separate SSID, just for Sonos, with the recommendations here from the forum. The playbase comes up and I can play music on the playbase using my phone or tablet or whatever. But the Sub and the 2 Play1 will not join the group. They are connected to the Wifi, but they will not form the group. anything special I need to consider, to get this working as well? BR Florian
I have Bose speakers that came with their own amplifier I now own connect app and connect I want to connect my Bose speakers to my connect amp should I also connect the Bose amp that originally came with that system. My connect amp also currently powers a set of indoor cieling speakers.
Seeing as the Beam has an HDMI input, I'd like to request adding support for 5.1ch L-PCM. If you could please add support for this, it would warrant an instant buy for me, as I am among the 20+ million current Nintendo Switch owners, a console which unfortunately only supports surround sound via L-PCM. If other posts on this and other forums are anything to go by, I'm sure adding such a feature would further the demand for the Beam. I hope you'll consider this. Thanks!
Hi, I would like to AirPlay discrete 5.1 from my Mac or iPhone XS to a Sonos Beam. My Sonos Beam is grouped with two Play: 3s as LS + RS speakers. When I connect to AirPlay and open Audio MIDI Setup, AirPlay only has the option of 2 outputs, and can't be configured for 5.1 surround. Similarly, everything I stream from my Mac or iPhoneXS is downmixed to stereo. How do I get discrete 5.1 setup using Airplay ? If it's not possible, how can I get discrete 5.1 surround from my Mac to either a Sonos Beam or Playbar ? My Macbook Pro doesn't support ARC HDMI or Optical Audio Out. Current setup: Macbook Pro OSX 10.14.4 Sonos Beam Sonos Play: 3 (LS) Sonos Play: 3 (RS)
I have a Onkyo TX NR787 AVR that supports the "Works with Sonos" feature. Part of the setup process involves attaching the AVR to your network and letting it search for your Sonos components. However, my AVR can't find any of them. I verified they're on the same subnet. I tried hardwiring them- first to the same switch, and then by connecting to the AVR to the hub on the back of the Sonos Connect. I also tried using wifi. I did a round of troubleshooting with Onkyo, and they think my receiver is working and can't explain why it can't see the Sonos components. Any ideas? Did something change in the network discovery protocols in the recent v10 update?
I have an advanced setup running a PFSense firewall with an Unifi AC Pro and Unifi AC Mesh. I was able to transfer my old system, single SSID and single subnet, over to the new setup with multiple VLANs and multiple SSIDs. I’ve used PIMD for multicast routing across VLANs/subnets and Avahi for mDNS. Everything was working fine until I attempted to upgrade my rear Play 1s for One SLs in preparation for the Arc on the way. Current configuration has a Playbar and a Sub both wired via Ethernet, independently, on the same VLAN. I also have a Play 5 and Play 1 connecting wireless. My iPhone connects via an SSID through the AC Pro on a separate VLAN. No problems playing to the any of the existing Sonos speakers. I have the SSID broadcast using both 2.4ghz and 5ghz. My iOS Sonos app finds the new speakers and prompts me to press the link button on the backside of the One SL. After pressing the button, the iOS app doesn’t go further. It keeps requesting to try again. Can I have some
Having problems with a setup that has 32 Sonos devices. Problems are: * - songs dropping out on various speakers * - slow to group or various speakers dropping off group * - volume control does not work for many speakers or there is a big delay in volume change. ** "please note client likes to group (all) speakers at all times" Here are the details: * - last diagnostic = 966076468 * - Client has ATT router model BGW-210 * - Currently I have the ATT router WiFi disabled and set for IP passthrough to an Eero system. * - One Eero is hardwired and 4 others are wireless to extend coverage. * - House is older construction without cat5 lines run and too costly to run them. * - currently one (boost) is hardwired about 6 feet away from any other wifi. * - (1) Play 1 is hardwired to boost about 3 feet from boost and other wifi devices. * - Currently I have 6 ethernet over powerline adapters on various Sonos devices in the house to try to fix the issue. Here are things I hav
Need bluetooth for Play 1, thinking of buying a Play 5, but need to be able to play music without accessing the Sonos app at all
We have purchased a Play 1 for a home owner who wanted wireless audio in the bathroom. Our issues though are: 1) he refuses to use the Sonos app and 2) it turns out he mostly uses the YouTube app on an iPhone as a music source. After researching the forums thoroughly, I have come to understand that we could buy a Play 5 for him along with a Bluetooth receiver, put it in another room, and the audio could be sent to both the Play 5 and the Play 1 that way. What I need to understand before investing in another Sonos is speaker is whether (after the initial setup) the audio could be sent from the iPhone via Bluetooth without using the Sonos app at all: just turn on bluetooth, connect to the receiver and play audio from the phone. If that's the case, during the initial setup in the Sonos app I could select whether the audio is sent automatically to the Play 1, the Play 5 or both, right? And if I manage to convince him to learn how to use the app, he could use it to select which of the spe
I currently use two Play 3's as Left and Right speakers for my TV, in uncompressed mode. These are fed by an analogue line from my AVR to a Connect. This introduces about 83ms of delay which I would like to reduce because it causes some lip sync problems. I know that the Playbar/Playbase etc can be bonded point-to-point over 5.8Ghz to Play 3's as surround speakers, and I understand that this has a lower latency. Is there any similar way that I can bond Play 3s or 5s as Front Left and Front Right to the new Sonos AMP with lower than c 83ms latency?
Two Gen 1 Play 5’s in stereo. I’m having some drop outs due to network issues at the moment. Before I buy the cabling would the following work to remove them entirely from needing to do anything wirelessly? Ethernet cable from router to one of the speakers then ethernet cable from that speaker to the other. Thanks for your help.
After do some changes at my switch I can’t get in contact with my Sonos system from the app. I have restarted router and restarted all my sonos product but still can’t get in contact. The white light turns solid after a while of blinking. So I’m guessing they are connected. The only product that is wired is the Sonos Connect. Can any body help?
I recently moved into a larger house with lots of IoT devices on the home wireless network, which is a Google Home mesh router and 2 points. With a wireless setup, we were having Sonos devices drop off/disappear, even though they’re not that far from points, so we decided to switch back to a wired setup with a Sonos-dedicated mesh. The system is a mix of 1st and 2nd gen products that we’re operating with the S1 controller: a Connect, 3 Play 1s (2 in a stereo pair), a Play 5, and a Bridge. All of the devices except the Play 5 are now connecting on the dedicated Sonos mesh network and show WM:0 in settings. The Play 5, however, is showing in the system settings as still operating on wireless (WM:1). I’m trying to get all of the Sonos devices onto the dedicated Sonos network, but I can’t figure out how to move a single device (vs. the whole system) from wireless to wired.
Trying to reach across a property, to an outdoor veranda/guest house. Hoping a dual-boost setup can bridge the gap.
Not a super "advanced" scenario, but... My mom has a largish property with a multi-room Sonos setup inside the main house, using her existing WiFi (Apple). Works fine. But she has a veranda area where people cook&dine. Bought a Play:3 for this area that she can bust out whenever she uses the space. But the existing WiFi doesn't reliably make it that far (approx 20-25 meters). Considering segregating her house Sonos network onto a Boost (get it off the Apple), and placing another Boost out with the Play:3. Will the 2nd Boost help bridge the gap using mesh overlap between the Boosts? Or will the Boost and the Play:3 already be attempting the same thing the same way. Essentially wondering if the Boost units have more oomph in the mesh than the other Sonos units do. [b]Thanks in advance![/b]
Hi, I have a pair of Sonos One with Sub. I want to add an additional Play5 to this „room“. Is it possible? I know how to group them, but that does not help when I use Apple Music App (because there is no group for Airplay) and i have to choose both speakers every time I play music with this app. Another problem with the group is, that the volume button on the devices will not control the whole group.
I am trying to find the best way to integrate Sonos with my already pre-wired family room sound system.What I have: Living Room 4 rear speakers (pre-wired in the ceiling) Front LR speakers (pre wired in the wall) Front Center speaker (pre wired in the wall below the TV) TV above the fireplace Currently using a Receiver in the basemen Rest of House 12 other zones in the house with a 12 zone amp in basement. I plan on using Connects or Ports for all of those (NOTE: all zone speakers in the ceiling wired to the basement). What I want: The ability to play music via Sonos to all 7 in-wall speakers in family room. The ability to hear my TV sound coming out of all 7 in wall speakers The ability to also play the TV sound in any other room (I can live without this) Use my existing speakers instead of putting an ugly soundbar in front of my inwall speakers (seems tacky) I NEED a great quality center channel… I can't hear dialog very well with current set up. My Challenge: My TV is in the livi
My AMP has stopped working and will not restart at all using the various options. I was re-adding the external speakers with shorter speaker wire when this occurred. The wiring terminals are correctly matched. I may not have powered off the AMP, but it was not playing.To restart, I have tried matching a power cable from another product, attached to router, held down the connect button when powering etc. All I hear is a clicking sound but no light and no life.Is it a lost cause or is there another option to restart this thing? Sonos does not provide weekend support in Australia other than email the CEO...
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