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Curious what innovative ways folks have integrated your SONOS connects with your existing receivers. I've tried a few things, but not thrilled with any of them unfortunately so far, and am tempted to just have a separate set of speakers/amp. How do you deal with volume control - Since volume control will be tied to other receiver sources like TV. How do you deal with source switching My answers to above: [b][u]How do you deal with volume control:[/u][/b] - I've tried fixed volume on SONOS, but then you still have to adjust volume in two places one for the other sonos devices not connected to receiver and one for the device on the receiver. - I've set receiver to have different volumes per source, so setting the source for the SONOS at a higher level compared to other sources, and then you can still do the adjustments on the SONOS controller for volume. This seems to be the best route, although unfortunately my receivers range in volume per source isn't great enough, so
Hey all, My turntable goes IN to a preamp which goes In to a Sonos connect, which goes IN to my Marantz amplifier. How do I achieve the best volume ratio between connect and amp to get the best out of the sound. For exampl, is it better to have volume high on the connect and low on the amp. Or vice versus. Or a mix? Thanks
I am currently implementing Wifi Mac Address filtering in my current company and our sonos runs off of wifi. With saying that I have to enter the wifi mac address into the WLAN controller to allow access for the sonos to still work. I know they say that you will just need to +1 to the end of the Serial number/ wired mac that is on the bottom sticker. However the issue I am having is some of the MAC's end in letters and I cannot +1 them unless lets say it ends in A then the wireless is B? Thanks for any help on this issue.
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
[img]dd84d84f-9602-47a2-8913-47b33d6c5a1e.png[/img][img]3fef3f1b-797d-46dc-8c51-5957560eb3ec.png[/img][img]6b24b4cd-692f-4eca-b898-43fe8abb3ac1.png[/img]I’m loving my sonos play 1 and sound bar so much that I’ve purchased three Connect amps to tie in my hard-wired speakers and run everything off Sonos. I’ve got my Connect amps sitting beside my router and they aren’t being recognised or connecting. Tried all troubleshooting. Ended up connecting one via Ethernet, but don’t have any more spare ports on router to connect the other two. Secondary issue, now that one connect amp is connected via Ethernet, this is working but I now can’t find my other older sonos products on the app. Tried my two different controller devices. Driving me nuts.
Hello. I would like to formally make an enhancement request. Please, please, please, add a password protection mechanism to the Sonos Controller. I work in a variety of offices that have spent a small fortune on Sonos equipment, and we have the same problem at each office: People hijack the Sonos, skip other people's music, play inappropriate music, tweak the volume, etc. A simple password protection mechanism would rid me of so many headaches without the need for advanced network configuration changes.
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 need to create a Sonos Favorite that contains a single mp3 file. Does Sonos support this? The reason I want to do this is I have a Lutron Caseta Hub to control lights in my house. It also has Sonos integration where you can create a scene that involves playing one of the Sonos Favorites for one or more Sonos zones. I want to use a HomeKit door sensor to trigger a Lutron Caseta scene that has one of my Sonos zones play an mp3 files of a voice saying, "The front door has been opened". I am currently doing this using other solutions but I'm trying to pair down my home automation to HomeKit enabled products. I'm fully aware of the Alexa integration and have played with that integration but that isn't the path I want to continue using.
When I first installed my Sonos it was required all the components be on the same subnet (no routing). I've now grown a more sophisticated routed network at home. is there anything I could run on a linux box to bridge the traffic between 2 subnets so that the sonoses are reachable from either wireless system?
Hi All, Looking for a little help as my audo guy bailed before finishing my setup. Here is what I got set up and what I am looking to do; sorry it is long. I have a Denon AVR 4520ci. Currently, I have a connect hooked up for my living room 5.1 surround as well as 3 sonos AMPS which control my dining room, game room and backyard speakers (Sonaray SR1 System). The connect is currently hooked up to my Audio in #5 for CD which will play my Apple TV, TV and stream my sonos to living room. The sonos amp with 55W was not enough to power my backyard speakers, so, I ordered a connect to hook up to my zone 2 in hopes that my receivers wattage is enough to power the backyard without an additional AMP as it states it is 190w x 9 channels. My question is, assuming my wattage is enough for the backyard speakers is; how do i connect Zone 2 to the backyard so that the backyard can be grouped to play living room, dining room, game room music as well as music on its own zone? Also, does anyone
My sonos system cuts on during random periods. I suspected it may have been network speed. I have an Orbi router with two satellites, which should be more than sufficient. However, just to be safe and after talking to a Sonos rep, I ended up adding a BOOST to my setup as well. Unfortunately, that did absolutely nothing. I'm starting to think it's because I have too many sonos devices? Well, I had the same issue even when I select half of the devices. Or, are the speakers running a firmware version of Windows? God I hope not. While writing this post, I played a track and it probably cut out 20 times, no joke. Or, maybe its because I'm on the Beta program? Just an audiophile trying to live the dream. Please help Diagnostic number: 8048729
I have a sonos connect for several play speakers throughout my home. The connect is located in my music room (but I do not have a speaker in this room). However, I have a nice system that I would like to have the option of running through. Can I run the connect through my Zoom R24 recorder and then into some Yamaha HS5 powered speakers? Before I try to connect any of this, I thought it might be best to get some input about whether this is possible to do, and if it is, how to do it. Thanks in advance.
Hello, I have my sonos products connected through a router that is covering about 3/4th of my apartment. I decided to buy an extra router to extend the range throughout the apartment, however, when connected to the new router I can't access the sonos controller since it can't find the system. In short, how do fix so that I can use the sonos controller when I am connected to the new router as well as when I am connected to the original router? - TP-Link router is providing internet for the sonos system and also wired connections to all the rooms. - The newly added Asus router is connected to the TP-Link router through wired connection. Hope this makes sense... I consider myself as a big newbie when it comes to networks and wifi etc... Thank you!
I have two Play Ones and two Play Fives. I have a Sonos Bridge connected to my router. Sonos technical help told me to move the Bridge nearer the Play Fives and connect a Play One to the router. This did not work so I have gone back to the original set up. As I have two new unused Sonos Bridges can I extend the signal by just plugging in another Bridge at a midway point? If so do I have to do anything to tell my Sonos network it has two Bridges? I want to do this as Sonos tell me the signal is weak at the Play Fives which accounts for regular drop outs. Any help would be most gratefully received.
This may be a fairly obvious suggestion, but I thought others might benefit from the suggestion. I recently set up a Velop system with the same Name/Login as my main router (wireless integrated unit). In this setup you'll have Sonos components 'each' of the Same Named side/by/side networks. The solution, for me, was to switch the Velop network into Bridge Mode (losing some functionality, but none that's not resident on my main router anyway). Thus it effectively does what I want - which is to replicate the same login credentials throughout the house, but to give much better performance. Literally as soon as I made this change my Sonos system was all online - no need to turn off and then back on, like was instructed in the 'help' (and actually very helpful) Sonos support video. There are other conversations about wiring in at least one Sonos speaker in Boost mode - but that's not what I'm talking about here, and figured that if this could help at least one person it was worth s
Hi everyone, When my partner plays Xbox, he uses a headset so I can put the TV audio on mute. At the same time I can listen to Apple Music through the SONOS as it is not being used by the Xbox. Sometimes during the Xbox game when something is loading it cuts out my music and reverts back to to TV audio. I then have to go in and re-start my Apple Music again - which is very annoying! Does anyone know of a way to ensure the TV (Xbox) audio cannot override the Apple Music playing over the SONOS? Any advice would be much appreciated :$
There has got to be a way to automatically have the Sonos player play music without having to manually log in and press play every single day. This Sonos player is new and sits in a private fitness center. Having to get onsite every single day to log in and click play is not going to work. Does anyone have any experience with having this thing play 24/7 unless we tell it not to? We have a few Pandora DMX players and they will play constantly unless we tell it not to play.
I am planning to plug all speakers Play1 6pieces with cable. Recently finished new building and did arrangements for putting in all the speakers on a cable. All cables directed to my garage where all the internet and tv is connected in a media consumer unit. From my garage the plan was to have all connections into a switch and out from the switch to the living room on one cat5 string to the Router position.The playbase is on same spot as Router. Is here anyone that can give me good directions on what is best to do. Reason for not using wireless is to not loosing any signals due to thick walls etc. Also if available some kind of mapping of how the best way is to connect things
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