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Currently, I have a Play 5 gen 1 that I use an Apple airport express to play my music because it’s an airplay router. Works great.I just purchased a new 5, and someone told me that I can “group” them together, and both will work.Not sure if that’s true, and it’s my first experience trying to do this.Any suggestions?Thanks
Hi,I am looking for help. Would it be possible to connect two TV’s to a single Sonos AMP by using a Switch? If so, is anyone aware of an auto switching Switch that could do this? For context, I have an LG CX 48” for PC and above it I have an LG CX 65” for movies. I only use one of them at the time. I would love to find a solution where I could connect them both through the HDMI ARC port and not have to introduce extra steps when switching screens. Thanks for looking.
Hello, I am in the process of renovation of my apartment, For my living room area I would like to have 5.1 sound system. My plan is to add 2 inceiling sonance speakers above the sofa connected to sonos amp, the room is only 4m wide.1 sonos arc1 sonos sub The sonos amp would be in technical cabinet speakers connected with audio cables.From my understanding you have to connect the arc to the TV thru HDMI arc port and set the in-ceiling speakers as surround speakers and it should work? if I want to have also a video projector how will it work? would I have to unplug the HDMI to plug it to the projector? Also can I use all speakers when playing music from the sonos app directly?Thanks for your answers. For now i mostly want to choose my set up and know what cables/wires to route in the ceiling and walls to make sure everything works fine once i purchase the entire system.Mael
I have a Playbar, Sub and 2 Sonos Ones in my living room. I have a 3rd Sonos One in the kitchen which is connected to the living room essentially making it one large room. I currently have them grouped together but I want the kitchen One to be able to control the living room volume via the physical buttons and Alexa commands initiated from the kitchen to control the living room. Basically I'd like to just have all 3 Ones added to the living room but that doesn't seem possible. For a long time I just swapped the right side living room One and the kitchen One which accomplished the control issue but of course sacrificed on the sound. Is there a proper way to do this?
HiI have a Sonos Connect:Amp that I’d like to hook up to my Cyrus amp, which is connected to external non-Sonos speakers. I want to do this so I can connect everything (CD player, turntable and streaming) through the same thing (the Cyrus). Is this possible? How would I do it?Thanks!
Hi all I need some help…I can’t seem to find a clear step by step of how to do what I’m trying to do, which is connect our Beam (gen 2) so it functions in the easiest way possible with all (or as many as possible) of our devices. We have an LG OLED C1 (picture below for all ports), at minimum we’d like to connect our Apple TV 4K (2nd gen) and our PS5 to function with the Beam. If we could get the XBox on there too that would be great, the Nintendo switch doesn’t really need to be connected to the Beam but for the sake of this exercise if someone wanted to connect as much as possible, how would we do it? Willing to buy whatever connector necessary. thanks in advance!
I have a sound bar and two SL Ones. When watching certain movies the surround is louder than the voices coming from the sound bar and you can’t hear the people talk. Is there a way to turn down the SL Ones manually from the app. I’ve tried every option and it won’t let me turn them down or turn the sound bar up.
I have a fourteen zone SONOS S2 system connected to a Xfinity XB7 Modem that has the Xfinity Generation 2 Pods connected. The Xfinity XB7 modem has the Wi-Fi selection set to automatic and it appears to be using channel 6, which is the same channel that the SONOS system is on. I have eleven SONOS components connected to TP-LINK managed switches that have been configured for RSTP / STP.The system can play music from my SYNOLOGY DS1821+ NAS which is running the DSM 7.x operating system. I have a SONOS specific account, and all music has been ripped in the FLAC format. The SONOS S2 system is using SMB3. On various iPhones (8 and 8 Plus) and an iPad Air whenever we open the SONOS app the SONOS playlist may not be visible. If I force close the app a couple of times the Playlist will reappear. This will last for a short period of time and then it will disappear again. The Playlist will appear all of the time on the various Microsoft Windows 10 Pro computers that I have running the latest SON
Ive got a Five and Sub and a Boost running off our home internet. The setup works great. It’d be fun to take this setup camping. I understand the power constraints, issues with music off grid, etc. My question is, can I just unplug the Five, Sub, and Boost, then plug it all back into the battery pack and pull local music from phone?
I have an HD radio tuner connected to a Sonos Five, and set to auto play, so I can use without ever going to the Sonos App. I also play this source to speakers in another room. The speakers in the other room remember last played source, so I can simply play radio by touching play button on speaker in other room. However, if I play an airplay source in between, the speaker forgets the airplay source after it ends (as it should). But it does not revert back to the previous played source (line-in source), unlike it does if I had played any other network source (eg, Amazon music radio station) within the Sonos App before playing from airplay. My question: is there a setting to make a line-in source to have the same “last-played” behavior as other network sources played from the Sonos app? If not, I would ask Sonos to include this feature in the next update.
Have a 3 car garage and converted the single into a home gym. I’ve got 4 One SL’s hooked up and a Gen 3 sub on top of the water heater in the opposite corner. Can anyone tell me why I’m only hearing that true deep bass in certain areas of the garage and not all over? It’s really disappointing to be honest, but hopefully there’s a solution? thank you very much in advance for any advice.
Good afternoon all hoping you can help. First off I’m not the most technical. We live on a school site and each house has its own WiFi plus an over arching school WiFi and a guest WiFi. I cannot seem to be able to connect to the system. I can get as far as the Playbar making it’s own WiFi and my phone connecting to that. However when it tries to transfer over to the WiFi of our home it doesn’t work. there is one other system connected to the school WiFi and my Sonia app will try and pick that one up. That house is over 800 meters away so it is a WiFi issue. can anyone help with this? kind regards Ian
Se collego il connect ad un DAC esterno, riesco a sentire musica oltre gli attuali limiti del DAC interno di sonos? (24bit/48 kHz). Tutte le frequeze superiori sonos le riproduce in qualità CD. Utilizzando Qobuz potrei accedere ai brani hi res fino a 192kHz che sonos riproduce come FLAC (16bit /44 khz) Se collego l’uscita digitale al dac esterno, nel DAC esterno arriverà il segnale di Qobuz hires o Sonos non lo fa passare nanche in digitale?
Hi all... we have a largish commercial space, about 250 SQM's and are going to put 3 Sonos 5's in the left and right corner. The ceilings are high, maybe 2.5 metres... would it be best to point them down and facing vertical or down and horizontal?Below are images of the room at different angles and where I propose to put the Sonos 5’s…
I know there have been discussions on what ports are needed for the Sonos controller app to work, but I have the opposite questions, what are the minimal set of ports to block the Sonos app. My use case is for a vacation home and AirBnB. I want my AirBnb guest to be able to the Sonos via AirPlay, Pandora app, and Spoitfy connect, but I do not want them to be able to use the Sonos app to mess up my services / settings. I use to have this working, but I think some ports changed somewhat recently. Thanks all.
I’ve moved my networking equipment into a small rack in the garage. To cut down on required power plugs in the rack, I’ve used a multi-port USB charger to provide power to Hue and Hive hubs. I’d like to do the same for the Sonos Boost, but I’m really struggling to find a USB DC power cable with the correct barrel connector to fit the Boost properly.The nearest connector I found was Type H (OD: 3.4mm, ID:1.3mm) that you can just about squeeze in, but it’s an unreliable loose fit. Does anyone know the size spec of the Boost power connector, or even better found a USB DC power cable that fits? Or is it a non-standard Sonos specific fitting?An ebay option I tried that claimed to be for the Boost just sent the same Type H cable that’s too loose.
Hello!I have a relatively long room.My TV is on one side. I’m looking at buying a home cinema set (Arc + 2 One + sub, or Arc + 2 Five).The problem I have is when using the speakers to listen to music and being somewhere else in the room. Sound power is more than adequate, but I can’t really enjoy stereo sound since both soundbar and surround speakers are on one side of the room.I am thinking of buying additional speakers and place them at the very opposite side of the room, where the kitchen is, or on the two sides of the table. However, I would like to profit from the rich set of speakers on the TV side.Any suggestion on how to optimize the setup?
I will be using the Sonos amp’s RCA Line In from my home theater preamp’s Height channel outputs. They will be connected to my In ceiling speakers to be used as Atmos height channels. Because height channels cannot be repurposed as a stereo pair for music, would the Sonos amp solve my problem and automatically switch between network airplay and the line in height channels ?
I’m so sick and tired of having to spend 3 hours to get my Sonos app to recognize the speakers and play music. This is so beyond ridiculous, the only reason I am still doing this is because of the almost $1k of investment in these speakers. Ok, got that out of my system. Here’s the stats - have 2 Ones and a Move. Xfinity internet, and added a TP-Link M5 mesh a couple months ago. I had an issue with that - took many hours over a month to finally get my speakers to use the main network. Everything was ok - better anyway - for a month or so, then I opened the app the other day, and it says that my speakers need an update. Ok, I’ve run updates before, and it’s a pretty easy, straightforward thing. Well, no, I get an error. Try again. Still an error. Go to the trouble shooting page.TANGENT: Why are we supposed to just up an restart our router for EVERY DAMN problem these speakers have? My son and I both work from home. He has a CS job and sometimes works until 9 PM. I CANNOT ju
This is a bit of a complicated scenario, but in essence I am wondering if it is possible toextract the front left and right channels of an HDMI stereo or surround input stream send them to 2 Symfonisk speakers (front left/right) that are connected as UPnP renderersI would then try to deal with the rest of the signal in another way; eventually also UPnP or wired off a soundcard… thank you Background: I very much like the Symfonisk panels, but they cannot be configured as front left/rights in a surround setup for some reason, so I am returning the rest of the Sonos stuff (Beam2 and sub)
Our SONOS One System can be controlled using the SONOS App either from our laptops or Apple Devices. I am now in the process of populating the Synology DS418Play NAS recently added to the home network with our CD collection, etc. I have added the associated ‘Music Library’ to SONOS without difficulty and can now use the SONOS App on our laptops and Apple Devices to play music from that Library without any issues.I have also installed Plex Media Server on the Synology NAS; and have installed Plex on the laptops and Apple Devices. All the devices can access the music on the NAS using the Plex Media Server and play that music on the devices’ own internal speakers.However there seems to be an issue with connectivity between the Plex Media Server and SONOS.Although clicking the play icon at the right hand side of Plex’s top toolbar enables one of the several SONOS speakers to be selected from a dropdown list, a ‘Playback Error’ appears when ‘Play’ is clicked. This is the case on all the lap
I have a play 1 and connect using S2 that have been connected to a networked hard drive over a TP link 1750 router for 1-2 years. While playing music 2 weeks ago the sonos network lost connection to the drive. I’ve deleted the music library and tried to re-add it multiple times. I get an error message that includes “the device where the music files are stored may not be powered on or the path may have changed”. I can access the files through a computer and can access the drive using a Yamaha networked amp. I’ve adjusted/looked at all of the settings in the router and I’ve been on the phone with the sonos tech support for hours. I can still stream music but I can’t access the music on the hard drive. Any suggestions on a fix or why this might have suddenly happened?
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