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I have used Sonos for years, here is my current set of speakersFour Sonos Play 1’s - only two recognized by Sonos 2 One Sonos 3 One Sonos 5 (Gen 1) - Removed from the system One Sonos 5 (Gen 2) - Not recognized by Sonos 2 One Sub One Playbar One Sonos Connect - Removed from the systemAs the App slowly coached me over to Sonos 2, i was slow to move over and used to old app for some time. At some point I updated my system to Sonos 2 and it advised me at that time that some speakers were not compatible. Namely the Connect and the Sonos 5 (Gen 1). Not all speakers were online at the time i updated. Once done, i am no longer able to run the older application. Would it make sense that the ones not online (had them unplugged for various reasons) are excluded now?I now have two Play 1’s that are not recognized and the Sonos Play 5 (Gen2) is not recognized either. I have resent the Play 5 and still noting. It should work as defined in this article https://support.sonos.com/s/article/4786?langua
I have 4 Sonos Amps that are currently stacked on a shelf in a wall-mounted rack, there is no additional airflow currently. When they are stacked in a 2x2 format the bottom ones get quite warm. Currently, not in use I’m measuring the one of the bottom ones at 111F. If I stagger them the temperature seems normal. As they seem to be designed to be stacked, is this an acceptable temperature? During use I assume they will get even hotter, I’ll have to measure.Otherwise, does anyone have any suggestions? I got the Middle Atlantic 4U Sonos Amp rack as I thought they were actually spaced between the units but they are not. I’m now thinking about getting either the Penn Elcom 2U and using 2 of them to create a gap between the Amps or the Middle Atlantic 2U (they seem basically the same function).Anyone have this same situation and what did you do?
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
Hey guys,i have an older Philipps TV, a Cable Box, AppleTV and a PS3. The TV has three HDMI inputs 1 (with ARC), 2 and side. So far, after installing my Beam on hdmi 1, AppleTV on hdmi 2 and the Cable Box to side, my setup works as expected with the Beam delivering audio via ARC from the currently playing device (I.e. AppleTV or cable box). However in this setup, I have to plug the PS3 (serving mostly as Blue-Ray player) into hdmi side instead of the cable box, when I use it, and plug the cable box back after use, which is tedious (wall mounted TV) and the kids often forget after playing, so my wife complains the TV is broken, when hatching her shows. :-/Thus, I was thinking, if there is a splitter or other device, so that I can plug the PS3 back into hdmi 1 (Video and Audio in), but have the arc signal passed to the beam?thanks in advance!
I haven’t found an answer to this one via the search so apologies if this has already been answered.I see that the S1 Sub is compatible with the S2 app, but the Beam S2 is only compatible with the S2 app. So why can't I add my S1 Sub to my media room with the S2 Beam via the S2 app? Just doesn’t see the Sub which I have disconnected from a S1 room completely.My media room is run on my S2 App. Every other room is via S1 and is working just fine.Thanks
I want to connect iPhone directly to the beam via a lightning to hdmi cable? Is this possible? If I buy a lightning to hdmi and plug the hdmi into the Sonos beam will the iphone be able to control the Sonos beam and play music , my ultimate goal is to set the beam up in a car with a power inverter because my car speakers suck , is this a way ? Or hotspot but I need two devices right ?
I have a play 5 that’s great, but moved into a new house with a really good sound system. Can I use the headphone port on the play 5 to connect to my amp and basically use the old play 5 instead of a Sonos ‘Port’? I understand this would mute the play 5 speaker. Thanks
When I group my soundbar with my front stereo, I’d like to control the volume of all speakers using the TV remote / HDMI ARC, not just the soundbar. Alternatively it would be nice to add the stereos to the soundbar similar to surrounds but still be able to use them separately for music.
I have a client that has 3 ci200qr kef in ceiling speakers, however he only has 1 sonos amp. He wants them all on the same amp, any issue connecting all 3 and using dual mono mode? 1 speaker is in bathroom, other 2 are in kitchen, would like the 2 in kitchen to be same volume level.
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.
Hi,First time posting here so appreciate any help with this problem.I recently purchased the Beam 2 to connect to my LG OLED A1 tv (EArc) . Current setup:LG OLED A1 TV - EArc connected to Beam 22 x One SL added as surrounds, SUB Gen 3 also connected.iPad SOnos app - Spotify musicTrue play completed and when playing via TV (Netflix onboard TV app ) or Mac Mini HDMI to LG HDMI, sound is incredible , can see that ATMOS is going through via the SONOS system playing screen.I also have a stereo pair also setup in lounge area for music.Previously before the BEAM 2 addition, I was playing Spotify via the SONOS app to 4x ONE SL’s and SUB and the sound was amazing , clear punchy bass. Now that the the beam 2 and surrounds are added and I play music from SONOS selecting the Living room bonded 5.1 setup the bass is lacking and very lacklustre . I can manually turn up the SUB audio , but its different , not clear and very muddy. When I unbond the sub and join it to the stereo pair, bass is clear
once i upgraded the OS of my linux box its SAMBA service is not recognized anymore by my Sonos connect:amp device - while the same setup worked just fine for years. no browsing in the directory tree, no music library update, no playing of any music files, nor mp3 nor flac…the crucial difference i assume is in the SAMBA version, now at 4.15.5 which does not come anymore with the ancient SMB1/NT1 protocol the connect:amp relies on. is there anybody out there that got the connect:amp work with a modern SAMBA version > 4.11 ?here a few elements in my smb.conf file that helped in the past to make this work :client min protocol = NT1server min protocol = NT1ntlm auth = ntlmv1-permittedfollow symlinks = yeswide links = yesunix extensions = noany help is greatly appreciated !
https://www.theregister.com/2020/04/30/spotify_speaker_pairing_internet/TLDR: Once you connect Spotify to your Sonos on the local network, the Spotify app can control it remotely over the internet for ever and ever more.****NB: I do not believe this to be related to adding Spotify as a music service. The feature described above works on a Sonos without Spotify added as a service.How do you boot a remote user off of the Sonos?Appreciate a real answer from someone who has done this or a support rep, there is a lot of erroneous or out of date info on the internet. My guess is factory reset might work, but I’m not sure.
I have a Beam and two Ones setup up with my TV, but I would like to be able to continue to play music with the TV on mute. Anytime the TV is turned on though the music playing in the entire house system is automatically dropped from the TV rooms (Beam and two Ones). Does anyone know if there is a work around from keeping the current music playing despite the TV being turned on.
Hi, I have a pair of Play:1's in my kitchen, configured as a stereo pair. Several times now (maybe, on average, once every 2 weeks), the right speaker stops working. Once it stops, it never comes back and the only way I can get it to come back is to separate the pair, and recreate it. This (so far) has worked immediately every time, so it appears the speaker itself works fine (in fact, when I separate it, I can always play music directly on it). I have a couple of other pairs of Play:1's in my setup, and only ever get this problem with the same, right, speaker in my kitchen zone. Nether speakers are wired. Any ideas why I keep getting this problem? For Sonos support, my Diagnostic confirmation number is: 603946054. Thanks.
Hi, I have a system with various home speakers, a Move, and a Roam. Even though there is a speaker wired in and every speaker possible is on WM:0 i still get the below message.I’m sure to problem is probably with the extender, but any advice how I can stop this message every time i do most things on Sonos would be very welcome.
dear SONOS OS developers,i would like to suggest - if not done so already - to look into adding an NFS client software to the S1, and then why not also to the S2 SONOS OS to circumvent the SAMBA SMB1 problem one is faced with as linux users, like in my case with a 1st generation connect:amp device. luckily NFS is lightweight in terms of space and system resources. very generally, it would be a *huge* favour to the non-insignificant linux SONOS community if NFS was added as data mount protocol so that SONOS devices could directly speak to NFS servers, instead of using that cumbersome SAMBA protocol. imagine, how much less traffic would there be on this forum about that SAMBA beast…?!see here an earlier discussion about this topic in this forum.just making sure, i don’t speak about the SONOS controller App which should not be affected by adding this NFS capability to S1/S2 OS.
I have been struggling with my Sonos system (6 speakers - 1 stereo pair and 4 separates together with a Boost) for 2 years now and still do not have a reliable system without dropouts. I have places a couple of related questions here and spoken to Sonos tech service numerous times.My router feeds the primary node of the Tenda Mesh system by ethernet and I have managed to hard wire all of the speakers to other Tenda nodes. I have tested this with and without the Boost and with the WiFi turned on or off on all speakers, but still cannot get a reliable system free of dropoutsMy question is what is the best way to connect the system to the mesh and router and do I need the Boost? The network matrix shows the Boost to be doing little or nothing to stabilise the system and disconnecting the Boost seems to make little difference.I would be grateful for any help as, after 2 years I am pretty close to parting company with Sonos, as I want to listen to music, not constantly fiddle with the syste
Hello and Greetings’’ I would like to ask and please suggest Can we connect SONOS SUB to Bang&Olufsen Active Speakers like (Beolab 18 or Beolab 28) or any other 3rd party active speaker, If yes then how and if no then why we can not connect SONOS SUB to any other 3rd party speaker. Thanks
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!
I’m just now getting to understand how Sonos and Airplay work. If I have an Airplay enabled Sonos device (“Device A”) and several older non-airplay Sonos devices:Can a create, say, Group 1 with Device A and Device B (non-airplay) and the Group 2 with Device A and Device C (non-airplay)? (I tried this, it seems to work) How do I select which group will be airplayed? So far, I can only Airplay through Device A alone OR Devices A, B, and C. What am I missing?
I bought a house with some older Sonos products: Playbar and two Play:1 speakers setup as surround sound for a TV, two other Play:1 speakers each in different room, and two Connect Amps, each driving a separate set out outdoor speakers. I added a Beam and two ONESL speakers as another surround system and another pair of ONESLs stereo paired.Before I drop $450 on a Port, I need to understand how it would work. I would ethernet it into my network in the equipment room where the two connect Amps are.Can I just do that and then be able to Airplay through it to the older Sonos speakers and Connect Amps over the network? If so, how do I do that and be able to control which speakers are used for the Airplay output from the Port? Or does Port need to be physically connected to an output? Sonos support info seems to imply that but other things I read indicate the Port can play to other Sonos speakers. If so, how?
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