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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.
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?
Hello? I have a unique TV setup that does not allow for center mounting of a single center channel speaker.I want to put in. A surround sound Sonos system and am curious if I can “link” two speakers together as a center channel or if I will have delay or other issues? Thank you.
So I have been working on my property and ended up with 47 zones and almost each one is hard wired. I have my man cave area which would be the ideal candidate to separate from the house zones to reduce a single household down to the 32 device limit. I’ve read there are ways to go about adding two systems or households on one network. How do you go about doing that? Desperate for some help as my devices keep battling for their positions on the network
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 know that the soundbar’s main purpose is “speaker” for TV. Still, I feel that in 2022 it would be normal for a device that can connect to LANs (both wired and wirelessly) to be able to work in more diverse situations than a simple TV - Beam connection.I also feel that implementing more features or allowing for more connections would be simple (and not costly) tasks - adding a new port and even updating softwareI’ll start with what I have (in terms of devices setup), what I want to achieve and what I can’t do (or don’t know how to do it). I have a PC connected (via a RTX 3080) to two monitors and one LG C1 TV (via HDMI). The LG TV is connected to Sonos Beam via the eArc port. I’ve also connected the Sonos Beam to my home network using the Ethernet port (so there’s a wired connection here).When I work, I do it on my monitors (work on one and listen/view YT on the other monitor). I keep my TV off.When I am playing some games, I do turn the TV on (as I play on the TV) and the sound get
Currently have a Yamaha RX-V665 powering a 5-channel surround system in the MAIN room, and 3 pairs of speakers (with impedance-matching volume sliders) on the receiver's Zone2 speaker outputs. Plan to add a Sonos ZP80 as input source to the receiver. So playing music from Sonos involves turning on the receiver and setting it to input Sonos (one button on programmable universal remote, no problem there,) then using the Sonos app (or CR100 controller) to select & play music. OK all's well. It's when we go turn things OFF that I'm at a loss. If one simply turns off the main receiver (ALL OFF on the remote,) of course the sound stops, but the Sonos is still streaming music (using bandwidth) unless one explicitly remembers to stop it from the app/controller. One thought I have is to use an automatic power switch to power ON the Sonos when the receiver is powered on, and power down when the receiver goes off. But the delay at startup may be an issue... Another thought
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 NOT a Sonos question; but I don't haunt other fora, and there may be some enthusiasts here that have an answer, hence I am seeing if I can get some advice here. I have a NAD amp of 2012 make, that has an amber light when on standby. When the on button is pressed, it takes a few seconds for the amber to turn green, and for the amp to play. All this, in silence. The fault I am seeing now is this: the light turns to green, and after a few seconds reverts to amber, with a very loud pop from the speakers. Obviously, the amp does not play then. Also, sometimes, this does not happen; the amp performs the way it always has. Questions therefore: [list=1] [*]What could be happening? [*]What is the fix? [*]Until the fix is in place, any risk in playing the amp, given that the speakers will pop for every failed attempt? [/list]Thanks for any insights.
I'm trying to play some FLAC files on my SONOS system and I get the error message: "unable to play ..... it is encoded at unsupported sample rate 9600 hz" I've never seen this error message before. Does this mean the end of the road or is there a work around? Could I re-digitize them at a different sample rate because my other FLAC files play fine. Maybe SONOS has plans to change their specs or is it the old debate about whether the human ear can appreciate the difference in quality or not? Any help would be appreciated as I'm new to this game.
I was at a Sonos Training event today and was told if I connected multiple Sonos Connect Amps located in a closet or rack to an unmanaged switch via Ethernet cable I was fine as long as I didn't daisy chain the cat5 cable from Connect Amp to Connect Amp but connected a single cable 5 cable from each connect amp to the switch. The sonos trainer said daisy chaining would cause a loop and broadcast storms. Then an hour later I sat through another vendor training that warned if you connected two connect amps to a switch with single cat5 each they would cause a network loop because they would still communicate through the wireless mesh cause network loop creating broadcast storms. I also forgot to ask what if I had 4 Sonos Connect amps connected via single cat5 each to unmanaged switch, 1 boost connect to switch, 2 playbars connected via cat5, 2 paired Play1 connected wirelessly, and 1 Sub paired with Playbar connected to network by Cat5 cable to switch. Have I created a problem?
I have recently had to do a full factory reset on my D-Link DIR-890L Router following an unrelated problem. My Sonos is connected to the router using an Ethernet cable and the system will stream music and has an internet connection. The thing is it won’t connect to certain parts of the online services: for example, I cannot submit diagnostics, I cannot use third party controllers that rely on the Sonos web api, the Recently Played tab in My Sonos does not update or populate with music. I have tried contacting Sonos tech support and we switched over to the ISP supplied router. This solved the problem though we don’t know why. As soon as I switched back to the D-Link the problem reoccurred. Unfortunately the ISP router is not great in other ways and so I would prefer to solve the issue with my decent router. The system previously worked flawlessly so obviously something has changed. I have a Sonos connect which is hardwired to the router, plus three Play:1s and two Sonos One
I have about 100 GB (over 10,000 songs) of music in M4A format in my iTunes library. I had been using my ipad’s itune library as the source for Sonos when I want to play these older albums many of which are not readily available elsewhere. I do use Pandora and other media service providers, but I want to still be able to play my library. I had no problem doing so until I upgraded to Sonos S2 Ap. Now Apple and Sonos don’t play well together, and I am extremely frustrated. I don’t want a PC up and running and I want to do this to be as simple as possible. I was told to buy Sonos and my techies to get a montly Apple Music Streaming service, which didn’t help me at all. Sonos still can’t see my ripped CDs that are in the Apple music library, only the media service songs.I currently have Connect and Connect:AMPs in my home.I am thinking the best way to meet my needs might be to add a NAS, but I do not have any experience with this. Could someone help me to understand what I need to do to p
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.
So I have been looking at Sonos for a while and I've listened to a load of their speakers in shops and in friends houses etc. My intention was to buy 1x BEAM 4x ONE 1x SUB In the main room I wanted the BEAM, SUB and 2x ONE (the other ONE's would be throughout the house and I'd add to the system in due course) In the main room I wanted a 5.1 set up for TV and then presumed I'd be able to use the 2xONE speakers and SUB for music which I'd stream via airplay. After reading on here I gather that isn't possible, which is a shame to say the least! So my questions are: - Could I use the ONE's as a stereo pair with the SUB, but though the Sonos app rather than via airplay? (in which case I may as well just buy the Play 1's as I wont need the air play function, and I already have an Echo dot anyway) OR, if that still wont work, which is hugely annoying... - How long a process is it to unpair the ONE's / Play 1's from the BEAM and set them up as a stereo pair with the S
[ Ceiling Height: 20’: Dolby Atmos ]Aug. 12, 2020 Dear Community Friends, In a conversation with Sonos Sales today, I understand that the Sonos Arc’s recommended maximum ceiling height is 14’. I am wondering if there a community member who has tried the Sonos Arc in a 20’ ceiling height environment - if yes, please share your experiences - if there was any degradation in the quality of Dolby Atmos, was it enough to warrant not investing in the product? Please advise. Thanks.
Humour me here, but is it possible to create a mixed wired/wireless network where the wireless devices are connected to regular wifi and SonosNet is disabled?Here is my scenario...I have a large 5x AP wifi network which provides great coverage throughout my house, but obviously I am using all 3 non-overlapping 2.4GHz wifi channels to provide this coverage.I have about 20 Sonos devices, all connected to the wifi, working fine.But I also have in excess of 100x IOT devices on the 2.4GHz wifi - low bandwidth, but can be quite chatty. I’d like to offload as much traffic off the 2.4GHz network as possible, so I’m thinking of wiring some of the Sonos devices. I have wired Ethernet in a bunch of places where I could easily wire to a Sonos device, but not all Sonos devices.I want to avoid the wired devices setting up SonosNet, as I don’t want to be creating interference on any 2.4GHz channel. That would be counter-productive.So my ideal would be that I wire up the Sonos devices that I can, and
Greetings, I recently picked up a mint Sonos bundle, ZP100, bridge unit & controller for $35 at a salvation army surplus store. YES! What a greet deal your thinking, after testing at home, the only thing wrong with it is that left speaker terminal post was snapped off. Every thing else is working flawlessly. I decided to start a thread on doing general repairs on your SONOS equipment. Hence, currently I am searching online for original SONOS speaker terminals and have found that there is very little replacement vendors out there. But, if anyone out there who might know of a good resource, please post those links here and I'm sure this in hand is common and will help the next person. :)) Cheers! Futura2020
I have a Sonos Connect connected to an amp (more accurately a pair of active studio monitors, but effectively the same). Every time I start playing music for that room I need switch the power socket on for the multiplug that they're powered from. Other people may have amps that auto switch on when they detect an input signal but that's not an option for me. I would have thought its fairly common issue but I'm really struggling to find a solution. There's this discontinued product, the Parasound SCAMP: parasound.com/pdfs/vintage/scampom.pdf (Sorry, this forum won't let me post clickable links until I've posted 3 times!) Which while being on ebay is expensive, but more importantly the wrong voltage (and ideally would be better with kettle style power outputs, or at least UK sockets). I also found this, the ST-ACR2: rdlnet.com/product.php?page=278 But I have no idea how to hook this up, and even if I could I'd up up which a bunch of exposed wires on the shelf. Can anyon
It would be fantastic if SONOS could become DNLA compatible or PLEX media server compatible .... Or if SONOS propose a plugging to make PLEX and SONOS compatible.... PLEX media server work on WINDOWS / MAC / LINUX and propose free package for most of the NAS of the market....
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