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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?
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.
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.
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)
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?
I haven’t tried this yet but thinking about it.The system is an Arc, Amp, 2 Subs, Arcana, Apple TV 4K, JVC projector with an acoustically transparent screen.From the Arc disconnect the end speakers and run wires to the in wall surround speakers eliminating the use of an Amp.Disconnect the Atmos speakers and run wires to in ceiling speakers for a more realistic Atmos experience.Will Trueplay calibrate the speakers correctly.
Hi all, I have the sonos ARC with surround speakers and connected to TV via eARC. Everything works perfectly when I watch a movie directly from the TV (Netflix etc) but when I connect a video via HDMI and VLC to the TV from my MAC, the voices come from the surround speakers ( mysteriously, only from the left back one) and not from arc which only plays the surround sounds. I tried all VLC settings and the only way to get the sound right is to disable the audio surround, which we obviously don't want to. Could anyone please help me here? Many thanks Dimitri
I know these are well documented issues but I can’t get to the bottom of them.Speakers randomly cut out and cut back in whenever I’m listening to music When I change the track I always lose several speakers then they come back over time I experience substantial lag when casting music from Spotify to system vs using the Sonos appI have 13 Sonos Ones, 3 subs, and a Sonos Port connected to my system. For Wifi I have a Google Nest Mesh network with 3 access points scattered throughout my 3600 sq ft single story house. My internet speeds are amazing, I typically get 300+ MBPS down in any room of the entire home.I have unplugged my entire wifi network as well as all 13 devices, re-enabled the wifi network, and then plugged in all the devices but it didn’t fix anything.I have a diagnostics report here: 2004201836Also network analyzer (http://192.168.86.214:1400/support/review) seems totally useless, here’s what I’m getting:
I’d like to stream videos from my laptop to a projector on my wall and am struggling to get good sound.I’m currently streaming video from my MacBook Pro (2017) to a projector via HDMI, but the sound comes out of my MacBook Pro…. hence I need better sound and want to use the Playbar (Version 14.0). I’ve tried multiple things and I can’t get the sound from my MacBook Pro to come out of the Sonos Playbar. Here’s what I tried (none worked):Adapter - connecting the toslink (digital optical cable) from my Sonos Playbar into my MacBook Pro’s headphone jack using an adaptor that converts one end of the toslink to 3.5) Bluetooth Receiver - connecting the toslink (digital optical cable) from my Sonos Playbar into a Bluetooth receiver while my MacBook is connected to the bluetooth receiver via bluetooth. Analog to Digital Converter - connecting the toslink (digital optical cable) from my Sonos Playbar through the converter, then connecting my MacBook to the other end of the converter via 1) 3.5
Hello!So I have a bit of a complicated situation.My Sonos system is set up under an apartment internet provider. I am using a personal router to distribute wireless.Last week the internet provider for the complex had a network issue to which the only fix was to manually assign your DNS to 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199 in order to be able to connect to the internet.Since you are unable to assign your DNS on your SONOS devices, would there be any reason I would be getting a 1101 while updating on my devices? I tried many things to fix this including manually setting the DHCP on my router and the static DNS, but nothing will fix my sonos system or allow My Sonos One or my Symfonisk to connect to the internet, or update. Any recommendations on trying to get my sonos system to connect or update properly? It’s basically unusable - barring the airplay
Hi Support Community - I have a Sonos Beam Gen 2 with 2 Sonos One SL used as surround speakers.I have an external third party subwoofer (Rel T3) and I was hoping to add the subwoofer and pair to the Beam and One SL surround speakers using the Sonos S2 app. I understand that the Sonos Beam can be paired to the Sonos Connect AMP (Gen 2) to add rear speakers, but just wondering if this can also be used to connect to a subwoofer instead (noting that I will not be using the amp to add rear surrounds)?Thanks!
I just bought a new Sonos Q70 tv. Currently I have the TV and a Sonos port connected through an old receiver. I want to take advantage of Dolby ATMOS in that room anf have decided to go with a high end sound bar. My first choice is the Samsung HW-Q950A, but it only has HDMI and optical inputs. Alas, the port only has RCA and digital Coax outputs. Is there any way to get the Poert to work with this soundbar.I considered the Sonos Arc but I will need two Ones and a Sub to get similar performance. That will run $700 more.
Everything used to work fine since years but recently I can't connect to Mixcloud with Windscribe VPN activated through Sonos. It works only if I disable the VPN. Same problem on iOS or macOS. Mixcloud native application works well with the VPN activated, and also when using Airplay2 as a workaround, but not through Sonos.This problem is only related to Mixcloud. No issue with Apple Music and YTM. iOS Sonos 14.0 iOS 15.3 / macOS 12.3iOS Mixcloud 32.4.2
I was having an issue with Sonos controller finding iTunes which is on NAS. Several false starts before I figured it out. Now that is fixed but I have 3 instances of Windows Media (email@example.com) listed in Select a music source. How can I delete these entries while keeping Music Library which is the iTunes library that I use. Any and all suggestions appreciated Terry
My Sonos app is on a PC running win11 Pro. My iTunes library is located on NAS. I can’t find a pathname that I can enter in ‘Music Library Settings’ that will access the iTunes library. I have used ‘Another folder or drive connected to my computer’ and ‘Networked device’, both in setup. I do have a mapped drive from PC to iTunes library on NAS. iTunes uses the path I:\iTunes\iTunes Media to find iTunes media folder location. I have tried a number of permutations of pathnames with no success. I:\iTunes\iTunes Media\Music error, computer is not responding; \\iTunes\iTunes Media\Music error computer iTunes cannot be found. I read in another question that Sonos has switched to streaming via http:// My question is: how can I enter a url in the Sonos app so that it can locate my music files. Maybe I’m just being dense, but I’m not seeing it. I can create a url to my iTunes songs but what do I do with it (the url)?The share link looks something like this: http://192.168.0.145:8000/portal/a
Hi all,I bought a turntable including phono preamp and wanted to connect it to my Play 5 via line-in. However, since my two Play 5 are configured together with a Sonos Beam and a Sonos Sub as a 5.1 setup, this is apparently not possible.My new plan would be to buy a used Connect S2 instead and connect it to the line-out of my phono preamp. Audio playback would then be via the Sonos 5.1 setup described above. Can anyone tell me if this would be possible? I would also be open to alternative solutions.Thanks for your answersJohnny
SONOS Connect Options with SB's & AMP'sTo help illustrate the network design options, I have attached a series of drawings with the various connections (see above link to my DropBox folder). I am in need of some specific advice on connecting SONOS AMPs and SONOS Soundbars to a TV? I need to better understand the connection interfaces between them, especially when the AMP is located in a different room in the house. Almost all of the custom homes I service install 4K-TV's on a wall without an equipment cabinet beneath them. Most install SONOS ARC or Beam speaker bars. Some decide to have in-ceiling speakers set-up as surrounds behind the seating area. The In-Ceiling (IC) speaker wires run to an equipment cabinet in a different part of the house. At one house there were four (4) in-ceiling speakers, two (2) front and two (2) rear, and I was instructed to place an HDMI 2.0 ARC Extender behind the TV to convert HDMI to Ethernet, and then Ethernet to HDMI, using a pair of ARC Exte
To get rid of this commercial ban / mistreatment of clients I made some thoughts and developed a very simple and cheap solution. To play the same music synchronized in all of my rooms (setting with a S2 net and a S1 net) I started a spotify session. In this spotify session I plazed another user which is also under my control. After I done so I activated a user on each, S2 and S1.As soon as I‘m playing Music in one of these Spotify Users the music plays synchronized in both S2 as well as S1 net.
I am currently running a Synology NAS with my music files on it. Since very few mesh routers (including my Orbi) have a usable USB port for an external hard drive, I was thinking (doesn’t hurt much), that it would be great if Sonos could incorporate a USB port on a Boost type device. That way I could get rid of the NAS and just attach a USB hard drive to it with my lossless music files to the network. It would be a win for me. Maybe for Sonos also?The reason for this is that I still get dropouts when streaming from the NAS. Not always but often enough to have me post this. I have changed the Sonos network channel on many occasions from 1, to 6 and 11 with limited success. I have a Boost, 2 Play 1’s, a Sonos One, Sonos 5 and Play 3. My router is an Orbi wifi 6 system that has 2 satellites and Boost is plugged into the router. My wifi network is very robust yet the SonosNet is very much less so.
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