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I have a large local flac library that is too big for the Sonos indexing system (about 70 000 songs). To be able to play all music via my Sonos system, I've simply attached my laptop to one of my play 5’s via the 3.5mm jack. Music is played on my windows laptop by a separate player (Winamp, I'm old school).However I feel that the quality of the flac files is not fully appreciated using this setup. Is there a better solution available?
Hi, In a client setup having a Beam connected to the TV (via HDMI with ARC) and an AMP for a spill over area, client would like to have the possibility to listen to the TV audio in the spill over area as well. In view of this, I thought of connecting the source to an HDMI distribution amplifier such that the outputs can be connected to both the TV and to the AMP in orderto provide the amp with the source audio content. The TV is then connected to the Beam via an HDMI ARC connection, which works great. The AMP however, does not accept the HDMI input from the Distribution amplifier as an HDMI with ARC functionality. Why is it not possible for audio to be used from the HDMI signal which includes both video and audio content?Thanks
Since adding BT Whole Home Wifi Discs to fix dead spots I have been having serious problems with Sonos components disappearing from the network. Looking around the forums, this seems to be a common problem, with most mesh systems, not just BT.One suggested solution seems to be to move over to connecting via SonosNet (with or without Boost). When I tried this by connecting one of my Sonos One devices to an Ethernet port it did seem to resolve the problem - except for the fact that the Roam won’t connect to SonosNet - only to WiFi.So basically we can’t win. Virtually all major network vendors are now moving over to mesh based systems, but Sonos won’t work properly with these - and the SonosNet workaround is ruled out by Sonos’ bizarre decision to not support this on the new battery powered devices.Is there any fix for this - apart from giving up on Sonos !?
Hi!we are rolling out Intune in our company. we have a few test devices. On very small, but annoying problem, is that the Sonos app does not work, resp. cannot find the speaker on devices that are managed by Intune. The speaker itself is on the domain network via ethernet.I have worked with our IT provider but other than wasting time, we have not figured out what the problem is. The firewall rules for Sonos app and SonosService remain unticked in the allow app through firewall for all 3, domain, private and public.Any suggestions?thanksJonas
Hi Sonos Community! I recently invested in Sonos and I am working to better understand how to delineate / carve out user access. Ultimately, my kids mess with each other’s Sonos speakers. I want to be able to control all of them. Is there a way is isolate access? Here is an example:Child 1 access Sonos 1 (bedroom 1) and Sonos 3 (kitchen) Child 2 access Sonos 2 (bedroom 2) and Sonos 3 (kitchen) Parent 1 access Sonos 1, Sonos 2, and Sonos 3 Currently, I have one account with all three devices and I have logged into each child’s mobile device with my account. I did this primarily because I on had one location that could accommodate direct connection to the internet (ethernet). Could I solve this using the Sonos Network Extender? Can this product create multiple Sonos Networks so that multiple Sonos devices can exist simultaneously? I hope that my question makes sense. I am happy to add additional detail to clarify as needed. Cheers and thanks in advance!
Hello to everybody with more knowledge about linking things to Sonos systems than I have!I’ve recently acquired a vinyl turntable, the Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie and I want to know how to get it to play over my Sonos system.I have an Arc and an old Play 1, and I’m likely to be picking up a Sonos Sub soonWhat would I need to get it up and running, either via Sonos kit (Amp/Connect) or third-party/Pro-Ject accessories, and what bit connects into what, i.e Turntable>Amp>Arc or something?Any help would be greatly appreciated!Thanks
My 2017 Samsung TV uses HDMI ARC for my Beam. For my hearing aids I used a Sigma Streamline BT hearing aid transmitter (connected to TV optical out) worked flawlessly together for years--audio from both Beam and Sigma hearing aids.Then the VA replaced my hearing aids with Phonak ones and provided me with a Phonak Connect transmitter that is connected to same TV optical out port. Now when I turn everything on I get the TV sound but 2 sec later Any-net+ disconnects the sound (regardless of which source I select).What is really odd, is that when working with the old Streamline transmiter as before, the optical output wasn’t even selected when in use. In the Samsung TV settings, the sound setting selected used was “Receiver (HDMI)”.These are the current TV settings:Sound/Select speaker=Receiver (HDMI)Sound/ Expert settings/HDMI Audio Format = PCMSound/ Expert settings/Audio Format = PCMSystem/Expert Settings/AnyNet + (HDMI-CEC) = ONPhonak support didn’t have any suggestions.The new hearing
SONOS Connect Options with SB's & AMP'sTo help illustrate the network design options, I have attached a series of drawings with the various connections (see above link to my DropBox folder). I am in need of some specific advice on connecting SONOS AMPs and SONOS Soundbars to a TV? I need to better understand the connection interfaces between them, especially when the AMP is located in a different room in the house. Almost all of the custom homes I service install 4K-TV's on a wall without an equipment cabinet beneath them. Most install SONOS ARC or Beam speaker bars. Some decide to have in-ceiling speakers set-up as surrounds behind the seating area. The In-Ceiling (IC) speaker wires run to an equipment cabinet in a different part of the house. At one house there were four (4) in-ceiling speakers, two (2) front and two (2) rear, and I was instructed to place an HDMI 2.0 ARC Extender behind the TV to convert HDMI to Ethernet, and then Ethernet to HDMI, using a pair of ARC Exte
Please help, does anyone have the correct settings required for using wired sonos components on a Netgear GS724T V3 smart managed switch. I have recently extended my Sonos system which now includes 4no. Connect Amps, 1no. Connect, 1no. Play3, 1no. Play1, Playbar & Sub. I have the ability to "hard wire" all the Sonos equipment to the switch via my home network which works ok for 1/2 an hour or so and then it crashes the network. Having read up on the forum i have found various article referring to "spanning tree protocol" but nothing that relates exactly to my Netgear Switch. I can revert to the wireless setup with one sonos component connected to the switch acting as the bridge but would prefer to utilise the wiring available in my home network.
Hello Guys, I am positing this thread because after sevral days of research I was not able to find a solution. My problem is that at the end of the Sonos Surround speaker setup (2*1 Play 1), there is a last configuration step to make the system working all together with the playbar. This step is my problem because I obtain an error saying: An error occured during the preparation of your speaker... My setup is the following: Router Ubiquiti ERLite 3: ETH0: connected to a POE switch for LAN access (everything is on the same subnet) ETH1: WAN ETH2: Free (nothing connected) Switch DLink POE 8 ports for the LAN (connected to ERLite ETH0): PC, ISP TV, NAS, Cisco 2702i (Wifi Access Point), again: everything is on the same subnet. Cisco 2702i (Wifi Access Point): 5Ghz: For Mac, Cell phone, etc... 2,4Ghz: dedicated to sonos surrounds and playbar Any clue ? Your support will be more than welcome :D:D Thanks by advance.
Hey, maybe someone can assist. After having enjoyed a Sonos WiFi whole-house (apartment) system for years, I'm excited to finally have the opportunity to install a wired system using Sonos components (no longer will spotty wireless connectivity arbitrarily interfere with my audio experience--win). So here's my situation: I will have 8-9 Connect:Amps to carry my speakers and sub throughout the house. What is the best way to cable them so I can have the "zonal" benefits of the independent amps while I am playing music from different non-streaming sources like CD and phono? How do I connect all of the amps to both of these sources? Will I have to find a CD/turntable that has 8-9+ outputs? Not sure that exists. Or does a switch exist of some sort? Would I be able to tether the amps through RCA? Would putting an amp between the sources and the Connect:Amps offer a solution? Any thoughts/input would be much appreciated. Thanks, DiveGuy
I just moved my home office, which meand my wifi router and bridge are in new locations. I wanted to review my Network matrix to see what it looked like after the move. When I got to x.x.x.x:1400/support/review/ , the only thinks that comes up now is a hyperlink that says network martrix (the other links are no longer there) and if i click on the link, the table does not appear.
Hi I have justed installed BTWholeHome (mesh wifi) and overall it is great. Sonos is working well but not 100% stable. I've got a second hand Bridge coming in a couple of weeks which I hope will address that by running in Boost mode. Prior to using Wholehome I used a Netgear R7000 with a USB HDD attached. I was mainly playing radio and Spotify but having 90% of my music collection on the HDD meant I could always find something to listen to. The HDD is not accessible now as it is on a different wifi network to the Sonos. There's no USB on the Wholehome units so I can't find an easy way to use my HDD. I own a simple NAS, so when the Bridge arrives I think I should be able to plug that into the Bridge and plug the HDD into the NAS (or copy the files over to it if there's room). From other threads, I think that will work. I'd be interested in any other suggested solutions. Failing something simple I guess Apple wins and I give them a monthly amount for Apple Music and perhaps
Hey there, our house has mutliple Wifi names throughout: KitchenWifi, PoolWifi, LoungeWifi, BedroomWifi - the reason being is we found having them all the same name (eg. EntireHouseWifi) resulting in devices keeping a latch on routers that could be far away (weaker) rather than the stronger signals nearby. Having the wifi networks different names meant if you were on your laptop in the kitchen, you could purposefully choose "KitchenWifi" and be 100% sure you were on that particular router. My question then, is how do I connect different players to particular networks - from what I can see, you can only choose ONE, and your speakers will all try to latch to that name? Or am I wrong? Second part to the question is, if I connect my Play3 by the pool to the ethernet network via cable, does that take governance of the signal/path or will the speaker still attempt to join the Wifi mesh?
Hi.. It seems to move a speaker from room to room, it is a few buttons / change of room setups..etc Wondering if anyone knows if Sonos is planning to (or has work arounds) for having 1 speaker in multiple rooms. I get that if i'm trying to play different music in different rooms, a choice will have to be made for said speaker.. or maybe the option to play different music in those rooms is disabled.. But here is my scenario: I have a play bar, and two play speakers. They are set up with my tv as the bar and surround stereo speakers. Great. Now since the play speakers are kinda small, and somewhat portable, I planned to have one of them easily unplugable, so we can bring it to another room when we want, and play music in that other room (without playing on all the rest of the speakers). I'd like to do this easily.. not have to break up the home theater set up.. add it to another room.. then have to redo everything when i bring the speaker back. Seems like i should be able to throw
I started with 2 Play 5s paired in my living room in stereo, sounding amazing for music. Even added Google Chromecast Audio to an input and can control music by voice through my Google Home. Wow, great! Awesome system. Now let's beef up my tv sound... Just purchased a Playbar and Sub and set the Play 5s as rear surrounds. TV sounds incredible now! "Ok Google, play Aerosmith in living room." Nothing Go to Sonos app, find Aerosmith in Amazon. Sound is blah, to put it mildly with tbe Playbar now dominating the sound output. It seems the Play 5s are now completely dummied down with miniscule sound output, and their inputs are disabled. Even the Sub is barely noticable. I can't be the only person who would expect awesome sound for both music, and tv in the same darn room?! Tech support basically said, "I completely understand what your goal is, but it can't be done. Buy some Play 1s for surrounds, sit them on top of your 5s and set up a different zone for music." Gues
Hello - I randomly get this message (see attached) that I think is stemming from my SiriusXM stream. Anyone else get this..? Any ideas how to clear it? It just keeps prompting the error over and over again. Doesn’t go away. I’ve restarted the app, restarted the controller. Nothing has worked. Thanks, Andrew
I have several Sonos products of several different versions (some new, some 4 years old). I am able to hard wire several of the devices back to my router OR I could hardware a few to each other (playbar to another playbar to a one). In both scenarios, there would be several speakers that must rely on Wi-Fi (no way to connect to router or to any other Sonos). I want to maximize efficiency and minimize the strain on my home Wi-Fi system. How should I set this up?
Hi Everyone, New to the forum, but not to Sonos. As a Dealer, I'm just beating the bushes to be able to control the Sonos equip. with High end Automation gear like Vantage Controls makes. Anyone written or seen this available? Thanks in advance for the help!! Aster
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