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My new Beam is connected to Sonos and my tv and is working. Previously I had (1) One speaker connected to the Sonos app. My speaker isn’t connected to the Beam. I can’t find out how to add only one One to the Beam. And One stopped working when I added Beam. Support was no help. Is there any resolution to this? Thanks for your help.
I have read many posts about how to configure Sonos when you have 2 or 3 homes and how to manage the different speakers in each house. Many of the solutions involve “resetting” the app on your phone each time you go between each house, so the app somewhat “forgets” and “rediscovers” which house you left and which house you just arrived at. I have managed to implement a different procedure that does not involve resetting the Sonos app and I wanted to share it and see if it fixed more problems than it creates for other members in the community. I’m not sure how you would do this on an apple phone, but my Samsung Galaxy has a “secured folder”, which creates essentially a separate phone within a phone, where many apps can run in another “instance” with different accounts and without conflicting with the same app on the primary instance of the phone. Other Android phones can use an app called “Dual Space” which does pretty much the same thing. So in my primary home, I am running Sonos nor
Hi,Ive searched the forums and can’t seem to find my question, although I’m sure it is already asked. I have a Sonos Amp with a REL sub and KEF LS50 META’s as stereo speakers. Is it possible to set up a the Sonos Ones or Ones SL as surround speakers? Also, given the KEF speakers are quite powerful would they drown out the Ones?Thank you.
I am setting up a new sonos ecosystem in a basement and could use some help.My planned setup is to have two Sonos Amps. Amp 1 will power 6 in-ceiling Sonos Sonance speakers, and Amp 2 will power two large floor standing Cerwin Vega VS-150 speakers. I am going to purchase a turn table that will have a pre-amp built in, and I’d like to understand the best way to connect the turn table to both amps. I expect that most of the time I will want to listen to vinyl through Amp 2, but there may be times when I want to push a record to the entire basement via the ceiling speakers.I’ve read that switch boxes are not the best option, and I am not sure that a simple Y-Cable is going to be sufficient. What I don’t want to do is need to move the line in from one Amp to the other manually.Really appreciate your input!Mike
I have 3 separate multi-zone Onkyo receivers that are “Works with Sonos” compatible. One in my Master Bedroom that drives 2 zones; 1 in the living room that drives 2 zones and 1 in the family room with 1 zone. I have 3 Sonos Connect boxes. Following all the recommendations, I have each one connected to the CD input of each receiver. When I choose a room and then direct music to that room, it will turn on the receiver, set it to CD input and play the music. Voila! Like magic. It works as advertised. What I would like to see, is for Sonos to expand their app to provide further control of the Onkyo receiver, as follows: 1. Provide the ability to turn on additional zones on the individual receivers and change the source to CD, just as the primary zone. 2. Provide the ability to turn OFF the receiver. I find myself forgetting to turn off receivers and leave them on overnight or multiple days sometimes after turning off the music. Disconnecting from the room does not send any signal to the d
HiHave my first Sonos One SL. No instruction manual came with it as bought second-hand.I would like to add stations to Sonos Radio. However, I can’t see a search facility to find and add. Is this feature only available for upgraded users? How can sound be adjusted? Bass, treble, etc. Where can I find a manual?Cheers.
Hi Sonos Community,I recently set up dynamic VLAN assignments based on MAC address using RADIUS on my UniFi WiFi system. Every device (even the cheap IoT stuff!) I have works just fine with this, except my Sonos Move. My understanding is that the VLAN assignment happens at the WAP, so the Move would just see my network as a regular old WPA2-secured network. Am I missing something? I’d prefer not to have a second SSID set up just for my Sonos Move.Thanks!
My 2017 Samsung TV uses HDMI ARC for my Beam. For my hearing aids I used a Sigma Streamline BT hearing aid transmitter (connected to TV optical out) worked flawlessly together for years--audio from both Beam and Sigma hearing aids.Then the VA replaced my hearing aids with Phonak ones and provided me with a Phonak Connect transmitter that is connected to same TV optical out port. Now when I turn everything on I get the TV sound but 2 sec later Any-net+ disconnects the sound (regardless of which source I select).What is really odd, is that when working with the old Streamline transmiter as before, the optical output wasn’t even selected when in use. In the Samsung TV settings, the sound setting selected used was “Receiver (HDMI)”.These are the current TV settings:Sound/Select speaker=Receiver (HDMI)Sound/ Expert settings/HDMI Audio Format = PCMSound/ Expert settings/Audio Format = PCMSystem/Expert Settings/AnyNet + (HDMI-CEC) = ONPhonak support didn’t have any suggestions.The new hearing
Our SONOS One System can be controlled using the SONOS App either from our laptops or Apple Devices. I am now in the process of populating the Synology DS418Play NAS recently added to the home network with our CD collection, etc. I have added the associated ‘Music Library’ to SONOS without difficulty and can now use the SONOS App on our laptops and Apple Devices to play music from that Library without any issues.I have also installed Plex Media Server on the Synology NAS; and have installed Plex on the laptops and Apple Devices. All the devices can access the music on the NAS using the Plex Media Server and play that music on the devices’ own internal speakers.However there seems to be an issue with connectivity between the Plex Media Server and SONOS.Although clicking the play icon at the right hand side of Plex’s top toolbar enables one of the several SONOS speakers to be selected from a dropdown list, a ‘Playback Error’ appears when ‘Play’ is clicked. This is the case on all the lap
Hello,I have a sonos arc and two play 5s in the same room. I have the play fives paired with the arc as surround sound for watching movies. I would like to be able to switch modes from “theater” to “music”. In theater mode the arc would be the main channel speaker with the play fives as surround. In music mode, the play 5s would unpair with the arc and the play 5s would be right/left channel. I’m also thinking of adding a subwoofer and I would like it to switch modes. Is this possible?
I currently have a play bar and connect amp powering 2 third party in-ceiling speakers in my living room, and a play 1 connected to my router in the basement.I now have a tv in the basement that I would like to set up another play bar and connect amp powering Sonos sonance in-ceiling speakers and a subwoofer.Will anything be effected?From my understanding/experience, I need that play 1 connected to the router in order for my living room surrounds to work.
We are putting a four screen tv wall into our office via a hdmi matrix. It will have multiple input sources (computer, android tv/google tv, gaming consoles, etc). These sources can display on:single screen (different sources on different screens) or TVWall (single source on all screen's processed into one large screen).We want to hook our office sonos system into this so different zones can listen to different sources from the hdmi matrix, or all zones can listen to a single source from hdmi matrix.Is this achievable? If so, How?
I have recently moved house and tried to set up my play 1 speaker. It says I need to connect to the “Sonos” temp network but when I select this it doesn’t connect to wifi, it goes to 4g. Then because it’s not connected to WiFi I can’t set it up. It says an option is to connect using an ethernet cable so I plugged it in to this. It works fine when plugged in with the cable but then doesn’t work when I remove it from the cable. I want the speaker in a different room which is not close to the router so can’t keep it plugged in and it wasn’t plugged into a router in my old house and worked. How can I set it back up?
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 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124 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
Hey Guys,I am trying to figure out if I want to keep my sonos play 5 (gen 2) or keep my Klipsch III. I am lookin for the best audio quality I can get. And currently I am using usb audio with my klipsch verses wifi with sonos. I keep reading that because of the s2 app sonos can now handle 24 bit. I have deezer, quboz, and tidal. But I also keep reading that it has to be through a local music library. I don't know what that is. Can I stream 24 bit through the deezer/quboz/ tidal control centers in the s2 app or do I have to set up a local music library?
Would be so nice if we could play music to multiple, bluetooth-connected Moves.I’ve had my pair of Moves for six months now and love almost everything about them but this one pitfall. My Megabooms could do this, but are nowhere near the sound quality. Is there not a way Sonos could implement this? From what I understand, the Megaboom app does this by creating a temp WiFi network between the speakers. I would think this is possible with Moves since they’re already WiFi capable.I know there are alternatives (Spotify Group Sessions, AmpMe, hotspot kluge). I’m not interested in those. They either suck, require multiple devices for individual connection or cost a bunch of moola (and are still a pain in the ass).I should be able to go into the Sonos app (or a separate Sonos Move app) and play synchronized music to every Move that is bluetooth-connected to my device.
Any assistance would be much appreciated. I have a B&O9000 CD player that I would like to connect to Sonos environment - 6 Sonos 1’s, 1 playbar. This will be connected via a Cambridge Audio base amp along with a project carbon turntable. I have a 7 pin fin to 2 X RCA phono cables but for some reason we can’t get the sound into the Sonos wireless ecosystem. B&O has a built in amp. Thanks
I’ve had a Sonos Playbase connected to my Samsung TV via a digital optical cable for a few years now but the flap on the optical port on the back of the TV has broken off and won’t hold the cable in anymore. For a while I have been able to keep it working by just taping the cable in place (crude but it worked!) but it is incredibly sensitive and the slightest knock to the cable breaks the connection. That was annoying but I was managing with it, but it’s now so sensitive I can barely get it to connect at all. Replacing the port in the TV would be about £250 and given this door flap seems to be a common weakness, I’m not keen to spend that much money.After a lot of searching online, I’ve bought a HDMI audio converter which in theory allows me to connect the optical cable from the Sonos to the converter and then connects from the converter to the HDMI ARC port on my TV. The TV recognises that it is connected and gives me an additional speaker option to select from the sound menu, how
I have heard that the Sonos apps only connect to a Sonos that is on the same subnet as the host running the app, and I am wondering if the same restriction applies to S2. My Sonos CONNECT is on a local 10.0.0.x subnet. I have no problem connecting to the CONNECT from a mobile S2 on a tablet or phone that is on 10.0.0.x.But I have a firewall/router attached to that subnet (as its WAN) for local hosts on 192.168.1.x (the firewwall’s LAN). Everything on the 192.168.1.x subnet sees everything on the 10.0.0.x subnet, and the firewall (temporarily) allows ALL TCP and UDP traffic on all ports that originate anywhere on the 10.0.0.x subnet to enter the 192.168.1.x subnet. Running the S2 app on my Windows machine at 192.168.1.35 cannot see the Sonos CONNECT, which makes me think it is using a restrictive probe that ignores any responses not coming from what it thinks is the local network, so when it gets a response from 10.0.0.18 (the Sonos CONNECT) but it is running on 192.168.1.35, then i
We recently purchased the Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB turntable through Sonos and were unaware we would need additional items before connecting to our existing Sonos system in the house. We currently have the sound bar and subwoofer in our main family room, and four Play Ones scattered throughout the rest of the house. The turntable will be in our front room so I’m trying to figure out what product to buy to hook this up. Should I just get a Five and have that speaker in that room or should I get the port or amp? All music in the house runs through Sonos. Help!
I can control Sonos from ANY wifi network, using VPN connection to my home server. All ok and it works.And then there is a stupid limitation imposed by Sonos- I cannot do the same while I am on mobile connection. I could use VPN to appear to be in my home network where my Sonos is but I cannot because S2 app gives me an error.I am probably one of 3 people in the world being bugged by this “feature”.
Hello to everybody with more knowledge about linking things to Sonos systems than I have!I’ve recently acquired a vinyl turntable, the Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie and I want to know how to get it to play over my Sonos system.I have an Arc and an old Play 1, and I’m likely to be picking up a Sonos Sub soonWhat would I need to get it up and running, either via Sonos kit (Amp/Connect) or third-party/Pro-Ject accessories, and what bit connects into what, i.e Turntable>Amp>Arc or something?Any help would be greatly appreciated!Thanks
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