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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
Hello I am new in this group I use several SONOS devices in BOOST mode since years, using several PLAY:1, a PLAY:3, CONNECT and a BRIDGE. BOOST mode was the way to go when I set this up long time a go. The BRIDGE is wired to my router. I have 3 Apple Extremes (1 router, 2 as WAP) in my home to cover the Wifi which is still poor in some rooms where I want a SONOS device (that is the reason why I stick to SonosNet today). I want to add Sonos devices in my new garden shed, 20 meters away from my home. I have very weak wireless connectivity there today. I have the possibility to get a LAN cable (CATx) to that shed. It would be great to have better wireless connectivity in the shed too, but that is less important then to have good Sonos connectivity :-) What should I do?
Since the sonos system is always plugged in and switched on, I'd like to use it as anti-burgler tool. I'd like my sonos system makes noise and plays tv-like-sounds and fake conversations, as someone is in my home. A function that can be activated when I'm not at home. Or at least a way to program radio playing at some hours in the day.
Does anyone else use an Asus router behind a Sky hub to access a VPN? I have an ASUS router connected to my Sky SR102 hub so that I can connect my Sonos bridge to the USA via a VPN and listen to Pandora. But it is dropping out quite often, seemingly at random. I wondered if there was a way to make the connection more robust. But my internet is ISDN and about 5Mbps. I'm actually chuffed that it works at all since the Sky Hub does not have a modem-mode unlike my previous Virgin SuperHub!
Hi Everyone, New to the forum, but not to Sonos. As a Dealer, I'm just beating the bushes to be able to control the Sonos equip. with High end Automation gear like Vantage Controls makes. Anyone written or seen this available? Thanks in advance for the help!! Aster
Background: My Sonos network consists of of 6 rooms and 13 players. My Playbar is connected to my home wired network with an Ethernet cable. The remaining players are all connected via the Sonos mesh network. All 13 players are on network 192.168.128.0. My Sonos system works great. My computers are also on the 192.168.128.0 network and the conputer-based Sonos controller finds my Sonos network without issue. Recently I set up a new Lynksys Velop wireless mesh network. The Velop primary node is also connected to the 192.168.128.0 network with an Ethernet cable. The Velop wireless network is network 192.168.1.0. My portable devices all connect to the new Velop wireless network also without issue. The problem is that when I try to run the Sonos controller from my Android phone, it does not find my Sonos network. Well I'm pretty sure it's because the Sonos network is on 192.168.128.0 and my Android controller is on 192.168.1.0 and I understand that the Controller must be on
I recently got a new TV and have a Sonos PlayBar. I'm not able to control the TV volume with either the TV remote or the cable box remote. The only way that I can change the volume when watching TV, is through the Sonos app. Any ideas on how I would be able to get the volume connected back into the TV remotes?
Hi, exasperated with an erratic BT broadband signal, I recently signed up for Relish, the 4g service in London. My television connects well to it (much more reliable than BT), though I am struggling to get sonos to do so too. And having my television on one wifi system and sonos on another causes issues. does anyone know why Sonos won't work with Relish? It seems to set up ok but then wont play any songs via apple music. i have read somewhere that there might be a setting change needed to disable client isolation. i've logged into the relish router's settings but they are very complicated and nothing stands out. thanks in advance.
8017005 Diagnosis number Número de serie Producto Fecha de registro 000E5853F0465 PLAY:5 GEN 1 13/12/2016 12:21:31 B8E937909A904 CONNECT 13/12/2016 12:21:31 B8E93776FC7A3 PLAYBAR 06/10/2017 3:45:20 I've got a big house, with zones without wifi access all with AP wired connected to the main router. The wifi has same SIID/password in all house, so I can roam when moving around. I've got 3 main wifi zones and 3 Sonos Devices: * Master Bedroom SONOS PLAY5 1st GEN wireless connected with Airport Express Channel 11 * Living Room SONOS CONNECT wireless connected with Airport Express Channel 6 / Channel 36 * Play Room SONOS PLAYBAR wireless connected with a dlink DIR-868L in AP mode Channel 6 / Channel 36 All AP devices are wired connected to the main router. Master Bedroom and Living room are somehow visible between them. Playroom has a different wifi zone, meaning that when roaming through the house, there are rooms in between with no wifi access, although the SSID and pa
Hi, I have a pretty complex setup where 7 SONOS connect are driving 7 identical analog Power Amp and 1 SONOS connect driving a Yamaha RX-A3060 (AV receiver). The issue is the following: When in party mode (all zones playing same source), the sound delay is perfectly balanced for my 7 analog amps but since the RX-A3060 is processing the sound, it also delays it by a fair amount, invalidating the sefulness of it. Questions: 1- Is there a way to program an audio delay value in all my SONOS connect (but the one driving the Yamaha RX-A3060) in order to get a near perfect sync? 2- (For Yamaha gurus) Is there a way to avoid all processing in the Yamaha in order to get a cut-through sound that is not delayed. Thanks, Steph.
I could swear some years ago I read a topic describing something called "zone binding" which I can no longer find. The applications is as follows. I have a playbar (and sub) which I keep more or less permanently grouped with a Sonos Amp. The Amp powers some in ceiling speakers in my kitchen and the playbar is in my family room. It would be great if the TV remote adjusted the relative volume of both zones instead of having to do it from the app. I THOUGHT I had once read of a way to semi-permanently group two zones which would allow this type of functionality. Is this possible? NOTE: I Don't want to create 5.1 setups. The idea is to have truly identical audio coming out of the Kitchen speakers.
I admit, i am addicted and have about 20 units of SONOS. But, my network router cannot work upstairs with 100%. So, is it possible to use one speaker as mesh-network to extend the wifi signal? What i mean, instead of connecting with RJ45 to play - use the RJ45 to extract wifi? If not, what a great feature to provide SONOS users!!!
Replaced and existing PlayBar with Playbase. The PlayBar was moved to another room. Connected through the optical connection and TV sound is fine. Unfortunately the moved PlayBar does not appear on the Sonos Application. How do we get this resolved? In the new room with the PlayBar - I have two Sonos 1s and Two speakers in the ceiling that operate through Connect Amp. How do I get those speakers to work as a Home Theater?
Suggested software/application enhancement when initially setting up the Sonos system, I think it would be helpful if there were options to "name" the rooms individuals have speakers. For example, I have surround sound set up in our family room, one five speaker in the basement and another five speaker in the loft upstairs, however when I set up those speakers my options were very limited on the "names" of those rooms... I chose the "garage" for the basement and the "lounge" for the loft and "den" for the family room... We often get comfy as to whether the family room is the "den" or the "lounge". Is anyone else having this issue?
My basic question is, can I plug a powered stereo receiver INTO a Sonos Connect, or will the powered signal potentially cause problems or even fry the Connect? Right now I have a turntable running into a preamp then into my Connect. Then I've got a pair of powered speakers plugged into the Connect's output. The result is that I can play records through my Sonos system and/or through the powered speakers. This works fine but I'm considering upping my game and adding an actual stereo receiver and a pair of passive speakers to replace the powered speakers. The potential problem I see is that I'm moving the power source from the output side of the Connect to the input side of the Connect. Instead of turntable-> preamp-> Connect -> powered speakers / Sonos speakers It would be turntable-> preamp-> Powered receiver-> Connect-> Sonos speakers (the new passive speakers running directly off the new receiver) I'm concerned that running a powered signal into the Connect then out to
Here is what I'd like to do: Have TV sound play in the kitchen as well as on our existing non-sonos TV soundbar. Would it work to get a Play 5, connect line-in from the TV, have it NOT actually play the TV on the play 5, but select it to play to the Play 1 in the kitchen instead (while having TV play sound on the old sound bar, too)? I don't particularly want to buy the TV soundbar since we already have one. We have a Samsung smart TV. Does anybody know if this is possible?
I am trying to operate my Sonos system in Standard wireless mode because I have a strong mesh WiFi network. I have noticed however that sometimes speakers do not connect to the nearest access point - resulting in sub-optimal operation. In one case for example I have a pair of Play:1 speakers in a room adjacent to an access point but one of the speakers is connecting to an access point much further away. I realise I could switch back to Boost mode but for various reasons I would prefer not to. Any thoughts as to why this might be or how I might correct it?
This isn't an advanced setup as such but felt it fitted best here. I have a Play:1 setup in my living room which will become a Playbar + Play:1 setup once my movers ship my stuff. I also have a Play:5 coming. I'm committed to the Sonos system! I've just setup a new office and was originally thinking of putting the Play:5 in here. However, after setting up a Henge Dock for my MacBook Pro I realised I would need a speaker for it, but that the Play:5 is too big to place anywhere on the desk. A Play:3 would fit perfectly, but has no Line-In. I tried AirSonos as a hack and whilst it works in test, the lag makes it unrealistic for everyday use. I'm tempted to go with an Airport Express + Connect:Amp as in the future I would like to introduce a record player too, but I don't want to go down this path and then find that I have the same lagging issue. Is Airplay a viable option for pushing [b]all[/b] MacBook sound?
Trying to reach across a property, to an outdoor veranda/guest house. Hoping a dual-boost setup can bridge the gap.
Not a super "advanced" scenario, but... My mom has a largish property with a multi-room Sonos setup inside the main house, using her existing WiFi (Apple). Works fine. But she has a veranda area where people cook&dine. Bought a Play:3 for this area that she can bust out whenever she uses the space. But the existing WiFi doesn't reliably make it that far (approx 20-25 meters). Considering segregating her house Sonos network onto a Boost (get it off the Apple), and placing another Boost out with the Play:3. Will the 2nd Boost help bridge the gap using mesh overlap between the Boosts? Or will the Boost and the Play:3 already be attempting the same thing the same way. Essentially wondering if the Boost units have more oomph in the mesh than the other Sonos units do. [b]Thanks in advance![/b]
My kitchen and family room are adjacent, and I'd like to be able to use a remote control to toggle the kitchen audio between my favorite tunes/radio station and the TV audio. I have a Playbar for the TV The kitchen speakers are driven by a Connect:Amp Is there any sort of option on a universal remote control that will let me toggle the Connect:Amp between the TV and whatever music/radio station is playing on the Connect:Amp? Note: I have a Harmony Elite, and I know all about how groups work with Sonos. My goal is to have a single button push to toggle between these different modes. We know how to accomplish this using groups with the Sonos app, and it is simply inconvenient. The irony is that this same functionality is TRIVIAL with my 17-year-old Denon 2-zone audio receiver. I simply program a remote button to switch the Zone 2 input.
Hi gang. I'm trying to set up an outdoor movie for my kids and run sound out of my outdoor speakers that are connected to my Sonos Connect Amp. I am able to route sound from my laptop to the speakers by connecting an RCA cable in the headphone jack to the Connect Amp, but obviously that bypasses the projector. When I connect the HDMI cable from my laptop to the projector...no sound comes out of the outdoor speakers. I tried disconnecting sound from my laptop and then routing a standard set of RCA cables from the projector to the Connect Amp, but no sound out of the speakers there either. A couple points of clarification, I am using a PC laptop, and I have Line In Component selected and playing in the Sonos controller on the laptop. Any help here would be appreciated.
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