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S2 with almost 30 Sonos products. No Booms or Moves.Comcast Xfinity with supposedly 1 gig.Three floors, 5,000 sf. Router on center floor is connected to a Boost.Other two floors each have a Boost connected to Ethernet ports.No speakers are wired.The system struggles whenever a few speakers are assembled and more are attempted to be added.The Sonos message is that “WiFi signal is unstable”I will spend whatever might be required to fix this.Comcast suggests Netgear extenders or TP Link extenders.A prior responder suggested getting fixed IP addresses, but I am unsure how to do that.are there any good recommendations? Should I ask BestBuy to send a tech?Would the concept of the Netgear or TPLink extenders make sense with the system setup that I described?
I currently only have two Play:1s and a single One. Over the next few months I will be purchasing new Sonos in the following order: 1. Amp, 2. Playbase, 3. a second One, and 4. a Sub. I will be using the RCA line-in on the Amp to run a turntable. I also want to use my two Ones, Playbase, and Sub as a 5.1 HT, with my existing Play:1s off in other rooms of the house. Is it possible to group the Playbase, Ones, and Sub as my 5.1 HT with the Playbase connected to my LAN switch, while also grouping all speakers for playing the turntable through the Amp? I don't have any passive speakers, nor do I plan on getting any. What would be the best configuration to have both Amp turntable functionality, and 5.1 HT functionality? Would it help to have both my Playbase and my Amp connected to my Ethernet switch for this purpose? I'd like to avoid having to regroup, and reconfigure each time I switch between my HT setup, and my turntable setup. Thanks for any guidance.
We are having an extension built with a sloped ceiling, the room will be about 9m x 4m. we want a tv on the wall at the far end on the picture below with a Beam and want some surround speakers; currently thinking ceiling speakers wired to an Amp. My questions are:Will ceiling speakers sound odd in a sloped ceiling?How do we position and configure the speakers to give ok stereo for music and ok surrounds for tv?Will 2 speakers be enough in that size room?
Did anyone try it? will it work? Sonos suggest to by pass the AV receiver with all components in to TV and Optical out to Play bar..... I am just trying to de-clutter my living room with the a play bar, sub & play 3 to replace my 5.1 speakers. and of course sync with my other sonos products around the house. will it works?
How can i combine two rooms (not grouping)? Why is it not possible to autoplay in different rooms? Why does the sonos app create a new room Dining Room 2 when i wanted to add a new product to my Dining Room? Why does the sonos macOS app have less options than the android app to adjust your current system (change room names, etc.) (makes absolutely no sense to me)
UPDATE: I have just realized there is an “advanced setup” section of the forums. But I don’t know how to move my existing question. If a moderator can move it, please do! I’ve had a Sonos system for a while (all Play3s) always with one wired to my home network. Times have changed, my home network has grown more complex and now I’m in the situation where I have several APs all using the same SSID but on different channels. This is a common practice to increase coverage, but the end result is on 2.4Ghz, the APs are already broadcasting on either 1,6, or 11. Letting Sonos use SonosNet, just ends up causing interference both to my wifi network and to Sonos. I use my wifi network for a lot more things, so I’m not very tolerant of interference from Sonos here. I’m comfortable with the reliability of the wifi network, so I decided to try moving Sonos to my wifi network. A few things surprised me, so I thought I would ask here: I’ve got at least one spot it would be easy to use a wired con
Hi, I have a Play 5 from around 2013. Great speaker and has been reliably working for years until recently. I presumed it was some sort of software or wifi issue but it's not. The speaker looks like it is operating normally but will only play through the headphone jack. Apparently this is a common problem and I presume it's a bad cap or mosfet etc somewhere. Although I'm a fairly competent at board level repair, I don't have the skills to diagnose this. Can any one give me some pointers on where to be looking on the board or even better, what parts normally go wrong? I have the powerboard out and there is nothing obviously physically wrong. Thanks.
Hello,I am trying to understand if something is possible before buying the equipment. I am trying to set my parents house up with Sonos across the house and an outbuilding. House is working great, obviously very easy and pleased how it’s all working.Now for the outbuilding I was thinking of running an Ethernet from the house Virgin router to an access point (AP) in the garden building. Something like an Archer C6 AC1200, for context this is about 35m away. Reading online this should ‘extend’ my wifi to the garden building. I had previously considered a PowerLine Adapter, but I suspect this will have issues because the outbuilding is on its own Consumer Unit... I am assuming that if the AP has the same ssid and password, setting up a new Sonos or two would be simple enough, and I’ll be able to see and control them all together? (Bit of an amateur when it comes to home networks)
hi all, i have a mix of wired and wireless units around the house inside and out. The colours on the matrix change often with sometimes red showing but the system works without dropouts. As you can see on the screenshot there are several undefined devices. i have several root bridges, not all devices have the noise floor info and OFDM info also. I have my managed switch with STP on, but this setting makes no difference to the squares showing that the STP is forwarding, this is the same state with the STP turned on or off on my switch. I've also made sure all devices have their IP listed in the DHCP table of my router so they get the same IP every time. looking for some help thank you
Hello everyone. I have an older Samsung plasma television that has one A.R.C. output I'm trying to find an option that allows me to plug into the Sonos arc. I know a lot of the audio extractors don't work with the sonos arc but I'm looking at the Biground eARC HDMI audio extractor. I can't find any good information about this thing. It looks like it'll work if input 2 will output a video signal but it looks output 2 only does audio that wouldn't work as only input 1 does eARC and needs to go to the Sonos unit. If anybody has used this extractor let me know if it worked for you.Thanks~Rob
Hi all, I'm currently confused by what my Sonos system (or rather, its software) is trying to tell me. I just updated my server's OS a few days ago, when suddenly Sonos wasn't able to access the Samba/NAS share on that device any more, stating access was denied. I removed my music library folder using the Sonos App (on my Windows PC) and tried to re-add it, again resulting in an "Access denied" error. The same occurs when I try to re-add my NAS folder via Android App. The directory permissions in the (path to the) Samba share folder were not altered, and also the smb.conf file was not modified in any way. Accessing the Samba-enabled folders on my server still works fine from my Windows PC as well. Does anyone have an idea what else may be the reason for the sudden loss of access to my Samba share folder?
I have a number of Sonos amps around the house, with two being connected to different switch ports. My network kept slowing down, dropping out, then coming back on again after a few moments. Basically, my whole network was virtually unusable, and this went on for months. Eventually I traced the issue to the Sonos system on my network. When I unplugged a whole floor in my house from the switch, I miraculously could still see the servers on that floor, be it with an incredibly slow response. WOW. I traced this to the Sonos systems being connected wirelessly and passing my normal network traffic between them. This created 2 separate paths to many devices on my network: 1 via the hard wired switch ports, and 2 via the wireless connection on the Sonos. Who would have thought that Sonos acts as a wireless bridge for my standard network traffic. It seems that this caused to intermittently drive my whole network traffic through a much slower Sonos wireless connection, which I measured at aroun
So I’ve upgraded to the S2 app and have a Beam, Sub gen 2, 2 x sonos one surround setup. I use my iPhone 11 to stream music via AirPlay from Qobuz, which as I understand has a compatible high res format with Sonos (FLAC). In this article - https://support.sonos.com/s/article/79?language=en_US, it states ‘Sonos supports the following audio formats when streaming from your local music library, Android device, or Internet radio stations’. And it supports ‘24-bit (44.1kHz/48kHz, FLAC/ALAC)’. So my questions are: Is streaming from Qobuz via AirPlay considered my local music library? If I’m playing a 24-bit high res track at 96 kHz, how is the quality of the playback affected, assuming anything above 48 kHz is lost?
One of the consistent issues I (and many network implementors) have with Sonos equipment is dealing with the older/pre-standard STP path costs Sonos equipment presently uses (10 for Fast Ethernet vs the commonly used 19). This is especially problematic with when multiple tiered switches are installed on a network and path cost modification isn’t practical. Unifi (Ubiquiti) based switching networks can be especially problematic in this regard. Unifi switching can be set to STP or RSTP, but path costing can’t be edited persistently. With Sonos S2 coming, are there any plans to modernize / update the spanning tree implementation to support the current STP path cost standards, or better yet, support RSTP?
AirPlay 2 devices can be used without WiFi. The Apple HomePod has AirPlay 2, and can be used without WiFi. I've tested with my Sonos One, and was disappointed to find this isn't possible. Is this something that might be supported in the future? This would be a welcome enhancement for so many of us that would like to use Sonos without a network.
Hi there, I run a recreational facility (20,000 ft) with two large gyms as well as a number of smaller rooms. We have a five Unifi access points throughout the building providing both guest and private wireless networks. In addition, to the Unifi access points, there are a four access points for an ISP provided public wireless network. All of our instructors use Android tablets to take attendance and play music for their classes. I am looking to setup a number of Sonos Connect in order to make it easier for the instructors to play music in different areas without having to plug in an Aux cable and leave their tablets next to the speaker systems. If I hard wire ALL of the Sonos connect will they turn off their built in wireless and use my wired network to communicate? I don't want to add any more WiFi devices if possible since we already have some issues with congestion due to the large number of access points and users (at peak times we have hundreds of users in the facility,
I am trying to connect Oticon TV adapter 3.0 (Hardware wireless Hearing assistant) to Sonos Playbar while attached to my TV SONY XBR930. Oticon can connect to components by either TOSLINK (Optical Audio, RCA, and Mini jack adapter to RCA. I am unable to get both Oticon to feed hearing aids while Sonos plays at the same time. Anybody?
I recently moved to a new, larger home and started from scratch. I purchased the 3-node Linksys Velop system for Wifi coverage and have 5 Sonos units. I have seemingly very good Wifi coverage with all typical devices. I have had issues with the speakers not showing up occasionally in the controller app. When they do show up, I still have skipping of songs in the middle of them, etc. It will occasionally all work perfectly, then at times have trouble. I connected one of the speakers to one of the Velop nodes, but don't know if this really helps. I use Amazon Music, Apple Music, TuneIn Radio I hoped I wouldn't need a BOOST setup with the fancy, new, expensive Wifi system... Questions are: does connecting a single speaker to the node via Ethernet change how the other units work at all? Other tips/tricks? I've changed the channel from 1 to 6 without much change, will try 11 next... Should I just eat it and buy the BOOST?
A friend gave me an old ZP80 he had that didn't power on. I opened it up and there's a chip on the power supply that's blown up. The top of the IC is gone so I can't look up the part number. Curious if anyone has high res pictures or knowledge of the ZP80 power supply so I can replace the damaged parts? Thanks.
I think I have all the stops to prevent Sonos from phoning home. Here's what I have configured on my wireless router: - Block all internet access from Play:*, Connect & Amp - Block all traffic from my music server PC to 18.104.22.168 (sonos.com) What am I missing? (oops: looks like Pandora may go through sonos.com - is that correct?)
Can anyone recommend whether I should set up a NAS with Plex support? I have a large collection of music and would like to stream it to my Sonos. I currently use Youtube Music but the integration with Sonos is buggy. For example, I was thinking of putting my collection on a Synology media server and run Plex to stream it to my Sonos nodes.Thoughts?
Sonos Playbar + Sonos Connect Amp + 3rd-party In-ceiling Passive Speakers + 3rd-party Active Subwoofer in 5.1?
I've read conflicting conversations about this, so... Can I get a 5.1 setup with the Sonos Playbar + Sonos Connect Amp + 3rd-party In-ceiling Passive Speakers + 3rd-party Active Subwoofer? Is it as simple as connecting the 3rd-party passive in-ceiling speakers to the speaker posts of the Connect Amp and the 3rd-party active subwoofer to the Sub Out on the same Connect Amp? If so, will Trueplay Tuning work in this configuration?
Unable to add Sonos Boost, it is recognized by router and has an IP but I can't seem to set it up within the app. I also unplugged my speakerbar (current mesh point for network) and it still would not set up as a new product. Also reset all other devices including the router. I had some issues like this previously using the app via phone but would typically work if I used a laptop/PC but that function is now gone. I found the desktop app not updated on a laptop, tried adding from there and didn't work either. Any thoughts on what to try next? Diagnostic - 141203388 Thanks in advance for any advice.
I bought sonos so I could set it up with my turntables and mixer system, doing away with my wired speakers and offering more flexibility. So far though I haven't had any joy in getting this correct. I did phone in a couple of weeks ago, but I didn't hear back. I have two technics 1210's connected to an Allen and Heath mixer which is then connected to a Cambridge Audio amp, which was then connected to two speakers. I have a Sonos Bridge, Sonos Connect and a play 5. If someone can help with instructions/diagrams on how this should be set up I would be delighted.
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