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amp network question
I have a 5 AMP system to power my home ceiling speakers. I have them connected to my network via one ethernet connection from one amp (let’s call it amp 1) to my switch. The rest of the amps (2-5) are daisy chained via Ethernet cables from 1->2->3, etc so the entire system is hard wired. I am getting a Sonos sub that I would also like to hard wire into my system. My problem is that the room/amp I want to ethernet connect it to is amp 1.Currently, amp 1 has both ethernet ports taken..one connection to my switch and one ‘beginning’ my daisy chain to the rest of my amps. My question is..can I move my switch/ethernet connection to the amp with an open port?Would the amp now connected to the switch/network now be able to connect itself and output my network to the others or would I have to reset and redo my network to get it all working correctly?Before I change it over, I’d like to know so I don’t break anything. If I would have to do a system reset, I would probably just connect s
SONOS & Airplay in a Cisco WLC Environment
The SONOS system will require specific features enabled in a Cisco controller-based wireless system, such as the 2504 WLC, in order for reliable operation wirelessly. Things like Airplay will not function without proper configuration.Here is a list of features enabled on my 2504 Wireless Controller that resolved an ongoing issue where the SONOS One speakers would not “show up” on Airplay lists on my iOS devices. The SONOS app would, however, function properly. After months of sporadic operation, and iterative changes to configurations -- the following features proved to work well: Enable “Broadcast Forwarding” Set AP Multicast Mode to the Group Address of 188.8.131.52 Ensure the mDNS setup includes the “Services” of AirTunes, AppleTV. (There are other Services you can enable in the mDNS>General menu if you’d like) Enable Global Multicast Mode Enable IGMP Snooping Enable MLD Snooping Within the WLAN Configuration: Under Advanced Tab… Uncheck DHCP Addr. Assignment “Required” box.
Brennan B3 (or B2) input/review
Hello all you experts!! I am seriously considering purchasing the latest generation of the Brennan (B3) to rip/store/manage/play by CD collection to my Sonos ecosystem. I have read and watched what I can find. I am eager and curious to hear your experience -- how easy was it to setup? How easy to use (play directly/wirelessly to Sonos “rooms”), any issues, etc. Thank you in advance, David
numark party mix no sound with amo
Hiim trying to connect my unmarked party decks to my Sonos amp with 2 rca leads, I have turned the amp to line in using the amp but it can’t detect the unit, I’ve tried starting every thing up , then plugging in the rca leads but still no sound and nothing detected, do I need a pre amp many thanks
Sonos Ray scartch on computer
Hello !I recently bought a Sonos Ray to remove my bulky pc speakers.The Sonos Ray works... but randomly:Sometimes, after 5 minutes (sometimes 2 hours), the sound will start to scratch which forces me to change the audio source and then put it back.The speaker is up to date, my computer too, Windows, the Bios too.I also tried to change the optical cable but the problem is still there.If ever, my motherboard is a MSI Z590 Torpedo and I'm under Windows 10. Have others already had this problem?Thanks 🙏
Record Player Turmoil!
Hey all.To say that trying to figure out how to play my records after switching to Sonos has been a nightmare would be an understatement. I can’t seem to figure this damned thing out.I moved to a new condo and downsized and had to kill my onkyo amp and enormous speakers. It was just too cluttered. So I got the Arc, Sub and a couple of Ones for the rear. Great - works perfectly with my Samsung Frame as a surround system!I also got the recommended Sonos Victrola. Went though three of them - the sound was just awful. Massive interference and crackling. Must be something to do with the condo as nothing worked. So that went back.My latest effort is failing. I got an Audio Technica LP120. It has both Bluetooth and USB output. First of all I hoped I might be able to just Bluetooth connect to something… Like my mac or maybe the sonos itself. No luck there.Next I thought well how about connect to my Mac with an USB cable and then output the audio from my mac to Sonos. Well I can finally hear my
Trying to Stabilize a Very Large Wireless Sonos System (28 Speakers) in a 4 Story Home
I’m trying to figure out how to stabilize a Sonos system (16 zones made up of 28 Sonos speakers) spread out across 4 floors of a house. Individual zones generally work well, but as you group more zones together for a party, issues increase such as big delays getting music to play and operating transport controls, UI errors like “can’t play song,” and speakers randomly dropping out and coming back. Most zones are individual speakers, though some have 2 speakers, and there are 3 TV rooms with Sonos soundbar/rears/sub. The homeowner has spent many, many hours with tech support and tried all kinds of different configurations (Wifi, SonosNet, etc). The network is made up of (4) Eero Pro 6, all wired with Ethernet. WiFi is fast with 400Mbps down in all rooms. There are 3 more Ethernet cables through the house that could be used to wire Sonos speakers. The Eeros also have spare LAN ports on them. Questions:This is reaching the upper limit of 32 total devices supported in a Sonos system. Will
Outoor patio Samsung TV Arc over Cat 6 to Sonos Amp: CEC problem solved
I couldn’t make my outdoor patio Sonance Mariner 64 speakers play audio from outdoor Samsung TV with Sonos Amp located in the house. I tried J-Tech and many other extenders and received an error code on the Sonos App that CEC was not working. Setup: Samsung 75” TV HDMI ARC out to HDMI receiver extender, Cat 6 out of extender to transmitter in house next to Sonos amp, HDMI out of transmitters to Sonos amp. Also had bidirectional IR to control volume through Directv remote. Solution: ARC HDMI Extender 4K@60Hz 4:4:4 HDR10 Over Cat5e/6/6a/7 Cable, Audio Return Channel, S/PDIF Audio Pass Through, HDMI 2.0, HDCP2.2, CEC, PoE & Dual IR, RS232, Atmos & DTS:X https://a.co/d/c8X1IBN
Distorted sound through port line-in - CD player not turntable
I’ve set up my Port to play line-in output through to a One-SL pair in a different room. I want to be able to select between two sources for that - turntable or CDplayer.I’ve done this by connecting my Port to an analogue (Marantz PM5005) amplifier. I’ve connected the Port’s line-in RCAs to the amplifier’s Recorder-out RCA ports. My turntable (Pro-ject Essential III) is connected to the Phono-in RCAs in the amplifier (i.e.there’s a built-in pre-amp in the amplifier). I also have a (Marantz) CD player connected to my amplifier via CD-in RCAs.Both CDs and vinyl sound great on my analogue wired speakers.To get digital output on my One-SLs in another room I select line-in input on my Sonos App. I play vinyl by selecting Phono on the analogue amplifier. This all works perfectly. However, when i select CD on the analogue amp, the sound through the One-SLs is hugely distorted.Does anyone have any idea why this happens? The phono signal has gone through pre-amp so the signal power shouldn’t
sonos port, denon reveiver, how to get vinyl playing over sonos?
I've got the following Sonos system including a Sonos port denon receiver 4500 connected to the Sonos port via “CD” input on receiver to the Sonos portfluance rt-85 connected to the denon receiver built in phono stage is there a way to play the vinyl to the port for Sonos? I’ve tried connecting a cable for zone 2 on the denon to the port’s “in” connections and setting up the line in as seen on a few videos but I get no audio
Connecting one speaker in a pair to ethernet
My home network is an Orbi router with three Orbi satellites, now all ethernet connected. I’m considering adding a fourth satellite, primarily for better coverage to hopefully make my Sonos network more stable. If I do, I would ethernet connect one each of two separate pairs leaving the other paired speakers on wifi. Or will the ethernet speakers somehow “take charge” of the non ethernet paired speakers?I also have a Sonos Arc soundbar that is ethernet connected to one of the satellites, which is also ethernet connected, part of a system including a Sonos sub and two Sonos Ones in the rear. I was told they all work together through Bluetooth at the direction of the Arc. So my question is, will the Sonos Ones used just for music elsewhere in the house, do the same.I hope all this is clear and look forward to your responses. Thanks in advance.
Feature Request: ARC - Variable Sound Controls (Speech / Night Mode)
Hi,Looking to make a request to be able to create custom sound profiles / config similar to “night mode” and “speech enhancement” but with ability to have control on the levels in both of these areas. At the moment I find that with night mode off the background sounds by default are too loud in comparison to the speech but with night mode on you lose too much of the background sounds so an ability to control this and make a profile from it would be great as I find with night mode off I’m having to turn up volume when it’s a “dialog scene” and then turn volume down when it’s a “action scene”. With speech enhancement off the speech is drowned by the background sounds, so find I permanently need it on but again having variable controls on this would be an overall improvement. N
Wiim streamer for Airplay 2 for home stereo + Sonos speakers for whole-house audio
I am a simple noob and kind of slow with all things electronics. Here's my simple question: I'm considering an $85 Wiim Mini or a $140 Wiim Pro streamer to attach to my existing home stereo setup so that it shows in AirPlay on iOS along with my Sonos speakers when I want to stream music or podcasts throughout the house. I have a pair of Sonos Ones and a Sonos Sub Mini, and I use AirPlay 2 (not the Sonos app) to stream music and podcasts. *All I want to do is add my home stereo setup to AirPlay so that I can have synced whole-house audio.* Will a Wiim Mini (or the Pro) get me there? Thanks.
Access Point Issue
My Sonos setup is working fine. Wired the Beam to my router and Ones, Sub all work fine. I have a wired access point to boost signal through the house with the same SSID as the main router. When I walk round the house and my iPhone is on the main router everything is fine. However when my phone picks up the strongest signal on the access point I cannot connect via the Sonos app to my system. I suspect it’s a setting within my NETGEAR WAX204 that I’m using as an access point. Anyone any ideas?
Verizon FIOS and SONOS interference
I recently installed Verizon FIOS Gigabit Internet service. The FIOS diagnostic app shows that the wifi system is being slowed down by the SONOS network running on an outdated wifi protocol. I tried changing the channel on the 2.4 Gig band to i, 6 or 11 as I had seen on another forum but it did not help.I have also heard that one can set up the SONOS network on a separate wifi network, but I don’t know how to use the SONOS app since all my devices are on the main home wifi network.Thanks for any ideas! I am using 2 SONOS Play 5 Gen 1 and 1 Play 5 Gen 1.
ubuntu 20.04 server with samba 4.15.13 on my Pi
Dear All,I have a ikea symfonisk second gen (ID A201). Sonos OS2 version 14.20.1 (build 70436090).I set up a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS server with Samba version 4.15.13-Ubuntu on my Pi.I can reach flaweless the SMB share from my MacOS, WinOS and from VLC on my android TV. Sonos refuse to connect to the server.First it seems that Sonos can reach the server, but after a while it refuse the connection. Please who can help me?
Why does one speaker show WM: 0 and another WM:1 when both are wireless?
I’ve been troubleshooting some issues with my Sonos set-up after the introduction of a new router from my ISP provider. I have a Sonos SL One in a detached garage and one in an attached garage. Both run wireless. I do not have them set up as stereo pair. One shows WM: 0 and the other has WM: 1. I have many other devices connected by Ethernet (amps, Sonos One, etc.) but not these two speakers. I’m confused why one of these would show WM 1 and the other WM 0. Shouldn’t they be the same?Both have Wifi enabled if that matters. Thank you.
Completing Surround Setup
I’m moving into a new house in a few months and am finally at a point where I can finish my main room video / audio setup. Here is what I have currently:A 4K compatible TVan all-in-one region free Blu-ray / DVD / HDCD player, hooked up to the TV Via HDMIA second generation play 5 next to the tvA beam paired with the television. Streaming video and the blu ray player play through the tv and the beam (play 5 muted)music - both streaming and the cd player- plays through the paired play:5 and the beam. when we movie the plan is this:Buy the mini subbuy two one SLs as rear channel surrounds buy a turntable and amp it through the play:5play music in surround (5+1s + beam + sub), playable from streaming, the turntable, and CDPlay TV in surround (same setup as above, minus the play5). so, the question: is there anything I am missing here or anything that won’t work in the new setup? It is possible the 5 and beam together is overkill, but I already have the 5 and listen to more music than TV h
Nest Wifi Pro and Sonos
Hello,I’ve moved to a Nest Wifi Pro mesh network. Whereas I previously didn't have any issues with the earlier Nest mesh network, I can't seem to connect my speakers wirelessly using the S2 mobile app. From the research I have done, it seems like Sonos don't like networks where the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands aren't split, like with the Nest Pro. My current solution is to use the controller app on a Windows PC, and wire the speakers. I have gotten rid of my Sonos Bridge a long time ago, but a bridge which could be accessed wirelessly to talk to wired speakers would also have been a good solution I guess. Any way, it would be nice if the setup process could be changed so the speakers can connect to a wireless networks where the bands have not been split.
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