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Hi all - I have trawled the Q&A for answers but cant see specifically what i am looking for. Simply want to connect samsung ue49mu6470 to play 5. I just use the tv for youtube music so not too fussed about slight out of synch. TV doesnt have headphone jack out. Can i ise the RCA red and white to jack or would i be best using optical audio out to digi-analog converter and come from that with jack to play 5? thanks awfully
I just purchased a house that has 5.1 surround speakers in the living room ceiling, plus two outdoor speakers on the deck. I'm a longtime Sonos user, and would like to optimize the setup. It is important to me (i) to be able to stream sonos through the living room ceiling speakers and (ii) to be able to listen to music outside while someone is watching TV inside. Is the best option the following: 1. Purchase 5.1 AV receiver and attach to it (i) HDTV, (ii) cable box, (iii) the 5.1 speakers, and (iv) a Sonos connect. 2. Purchase a Connect:Amp and attach to it the two outside speakers. 3. Add addition Sonos Play 1s, 3s, and 5s throughout the house as needed to create additional zones. Does this sound right? Is there a better way that I am not thinking of? Many thanks.
Dear Sonos Hive Mind. My extensive music library is on an external Lacie hard drive which is attached to my Apple Time Capsule. This used to mean that I could access this library from any of my devices on my home network. However, I cannot work out how to get Sonos system to access this library. Please can someone help me work out what the file location address is that I need to put into Sonos? The info for my music library folder shows: afp://JKT's AirPort Time Capsule._afpovertcp._tcp.local/LaCie/iTunes but this address isn't acceptable to Sonos.
Sonos have had a form of AirPlay support for quite some time but frankly it has always been a disappointing kludge even if it got the job done. For those unaware the current and [i]only[/i] solution involves buying an Apple AirPort Express WiFi basestation, you then connect the audio output from the AirPort Express to the audio input on a Sonos device. You would then AirPlay stream to the AirPort Express and it outputs to the Sonos. This of course means spending more money for an AirPort Express or even several but also adds an extra device in the link with the possibility of additional overhead and small audio quality loss. In reality it was 'good enough'. Unfortunately Apple have just discontinued both the AirPort Express and the AirPort Extreme. (The Extreme could not do this as it does not have an audio output.) No other device has ever offered this functionality. This means that going forwards it will effectively be impossible to use AirPlay audio streaming with Sonos. (I ca
I have multi sonos speakers. I am trying to place (4) four sonos ones in one room setting. I can only get the system to pair two speakers together. I have factory reset all four and tried to add them back. After the first pair is set up I don't have a option to add more speakers to the same room setting.
For those unfamiliar, [URL="https://ifttt.com"]If This Then That (IFTTT)[/URL] is a service that lets you hook two internet services together, with the first acting as a trigger and the second as a destination. For instance, you can say IF a new Instagram photo is posted in a certain area, THEN save it to my dropbox folder. I've written an app that (with some work) hooks a Sonos system to IFTTT. So you can do things like IF someone tweets with a hashtag, THEN speak the tweet through my Sonos, or IF I arrive home, THEN play a specific Sonos Favorite. It's pretty cool to ponder the neat things you can do with the scores of channels that IFTTT offers. Check it out, and let me know if you have any questions. And certainly let me know how you end up using it. [URL="http://mattwel.ch/if-this-then-sonos/"]If This Then Sonos[/URL]
Our downstream ADSL bandwidth is approx 6 mbps, which usually fine for Sonos. Problems only happen when other family members (OK, the kids) are watching YouTube, playing PlayStation, etc, which can cause music drop outs. My ADSL router allows me to reserve a minimum amount of bandwidth for a given IP address, but which IP address should I reserve bandwidth for to enable Sonos to get what it needs? My setup is: - ADSL router hard wired to Sonos:Bridge - 2 Play:1 players connected to Sonos:Bridge by Sonosnet Wifi - 2 Play:3 players connected to Sonos:Bridge by Sonosnet Wifi Here is the info from About System in the PC controller: Associated ZP: 192.168.1.52 --------------------------------- PLAY:1: Bedroom Serial Number: 00-0E-58-CF-90-A4:8 Version: 7.3 (build 36442130) Hardware Version: 126.96.36.199-2 IP Address: 192.168.1.62 WM: 0 OTP: --------------------------------- BRIDGE: BRIDGE Serial Number: 00-0E-58-1F-60-82:5 Version: 7.3 (build 36441270) Hardware Versio
I have dedicated a lot of my time trying to troubleshoot my Sonos set up. What I have discovered (I think) is that the Zone Player will frequently drop off of the network - which effectively kills the system. Right now, I am using a ZoneBridge (BR100) Wireless Bridge but that hasn't always been the case... * I am using a Verizon FIOS ActionTec (MI424WR-GEN3I) router with wifi disabled. * It statically assigns IPs by MAC for all of my major components on the network (Unifi APs, NAS, FireTV, AppleTV, ipads, iphones, pcs, tvs, XBox, printers, etc.). * I also statically assign IPs for the Sonos components which include PlayBar, Play3s, Play1s, ConnectAmps). * I have two access points (UniFi Enterprise AP) which deliver the wireless service to my home. At first I tried to use my own wireless network and the PlayBar as the ZonePlayer. Sometimes this set up worked great but unfortunately an AP set up really confuses the heck out of Sonos. The problem was that controllers would on
I have a Connect as the main hub for the system. I use the zp as a bedroom amp and player. The zp loses connection to the network anytime a update is sent. This is a new reality. To fix I have to hard wire it back to the network and then it is found again. Has anyone else had the problem? Can you explain a solution or reason for the disconnect? E.
I started with 2 Play 5s paired in my living room in stereo, sounding amazing for music. Even added Google Chromecast Audio to an input and can control music by voice through my Google Home. Wow, great! Awesome system. Now let's beef up my tv sound... Just purchased a Playbar and Sub and set the Play 5s as rear surrounds. TV sounds incredible now! "Ok Google, play Aerosmith in living room." Nothing Go to Sonos app, find Aerosmith in Amazon. Sound is blah, to put it mildly with tbe Playbar now dominating the sound output. It seems the Play 5s are now completely dummied down with miniscule sound output, and their inputs are disabled. Even the Sub is barely noticable. I can't be the only person who would expect awesome sound for both music, and tv in the same darn room?! Tech support basically said, "I completely understand what your goal is, but it can't be done. Buy some Play 1s for surrounds, sit them on top of your 5s and set up a different zone for music." Gues
Hi I configured my playbar and 2 play1 systems but i don't know if they are connect in my Wi-Fi home network or are connect in private sonos net (boost). In the app i don't have configured Wi-Fi network. I've connected playbar whit router by cable and after I add play1 for sorround In the sonos app., playbar and play1 have my local network IP address. It's correct for a boost config.? Thanks
In my house i have 3 Airport Extremes AC. All hardwired together. Obviously my 3 major wireless channels are now used. I also have SonosNet setup and is working. My 3 Apple Routers can see each other but don't overlap to much. I live in a thickly settled area and can see about 10 other Wifi Networks from my house. I have 1 Playbar with a SuUB and 2 PLAY1 setup as 5.1, I have 5 other PLAY1s and 2 PLAY3s, 5 CONNECT:AMPs. I want to try and cut down on WiFi Interference which brings me to my question... What is better? Is SonosNet better in regards to speed, stability and reliability? If I make the move to switch Sonos to run off my WiFi will the speed and reliability be reduced? Will there be longer lag/response times in changing music or operation if i go to WiFi? for those who can, here is a diagnostic i submitted... 7418975 ...the times i have called in, ive been told i have alot of interference around certain players. I am also curious if there is a way to disable wifi cards
It will great if experts can help me. I am trying to setup my Sonos play-1 speaker but I am unable to control it from an Apps controller. Here is my network topology. 1. I have a 10-ports cisco switch which is connected to external network. 2. My Sonos speaker is connected to this Cisco L2 switch. 3. There is a Crestron router (let us say CR. It is very simple, got only two ports: LAN port and Subnet ports). 4. CR Router's LAN port is connected to same cisco switch. 5. CR's Subnet port is connected to another Crestron L2 switch. 6. My Sonos Controller's Apps is running on a Touch panel. This Touch panel is connected to Crestron switch.That means Speaker is on main network and Apps controller is separated and behind the Subnet (i.e. in a different network). 7. But my Apps controller is unable to connect to Speaker. 8. I have programmed the port forwarding for tcp/udp port no. 1900,3400,1400, 1901 and 3500 on CR's LAN port. But that does not help. So any idea what shou
Is there anyway to change the network id for a Sonos (Play 1 and sound bar) without having a wired ethernet connection? I am trying to move my sonos and other IoT devices to a segregated wi-fi network (repurposing the "guest" network my router provides). Thanks
Hello! I'm looking for some advice on some Bose 191 ceiling speakers that I inherited after moving into a new house. I believe these speakers are all 8ohms. Here is my dilemma that I've tried to search through this community but I can't find the right answer with my setup. I have 3 ceiling speakers downstairs (2 in living room and 1 in dining room but all three are fairly close to each other in the same level). I also have 3 ceiling speakers upstairs (2 in the master bedroom and 1 in the master bathroom...again pretty close to I don't need these two areas separated). My first thought (and was my preferred choice) was to create 2 zones with 2 Connect Amps....one zone downstairs with 3 Bose speakers and one zone upstairs with the other 3 speakers. Reading online, it looks like that sound wouldn't be great with this setup but I could be wrong. After reading that 3 speakers may not work well, is my other option to create 4 zones with 4 Connect Amps (could be pricey here). That w
I have a rather complex network and over 20 sonos devices. I had everything working just fine for a while but about a week ago i replaced a PtMP radio in my network setup and have since lost two of my Connect amps. they show up on my client list on my router and i can ping them without any problems. (They are hard wired to a switch that is uplinked to a PtP bridge). However they weren't showing up in my sonos app. Ive tried resetting them and re-adding them to my setup but every time i try i get an error saying the connection failed. Any ideas?
Hi, i have a samsung ks9000 and i have 2 options on the hdmi audi format which is pcm and bitsream and they both play in 5.1. Can someone please tell me which is the recommemed setting for the playbar and my 5.1 set up as i cant tell the difference. The audio format is set to dolby digital. Thanks
Why do I always hear the position of the sub? I don't want that! Of course I've done the room correction... I've two solutions to solve this issue! The best would be to be able to sync 2 subs to the system (L+R sub), second best would be to able to adjust the cross-over frequency.
Good afternoon to everybody. It´s my first post in this forum, I own a shop in the south of Alicante, Spain where I sell SONOS systems, and recently had a little problem with a client. She was looking for making a little group with a PLAYBASE and PLAY 1. The intention was to keep hearing the TV when she is at the kitchen, The problem we are having with this is that, after 10 minutes (or the next day) she turns off the TV, [u]she needs to go to the computer for make again the group between PLAY 1 and PLAYBASE[/u] when she wants to watch the TV again. It´s and old person and she doesn´t want to be turning on the laptop all the time for making the group again. Somebody knows how to make a permanent group? Thanks in advance for your help.
My surround speakers (2 Play1's) stopped working, saying that they have no connection. In trying to fix the issue I removed them from the play base and tried reconnecting. When I go to Trueplay it says one of the speakers is not found. I then tried to add the play 1 as a new speaker. Now nothing seems to work! Help please?
Hello, I would like to connect my Smart TV Samsung (UE49KS7090) to a pair of Bang & Olufsen Beolab 12-3 to use the speakers to listen to the TV. Would the Sonos Connect help to manage this connection? In addition, I would like to have the possibility to listen to music from my phone. Would I need an Airport Express in this case? And, can it be connected to the same Sonos Connect? Or, is the Sonos Connect already giving me the possibility to listen to music from my phone with the Beolab speakers? Thank you very much.
Hoping someone can help with this as it has become very frustrating. My sonos, for whatever reason, wants to connect to my guest network (which has a password prompt at a login page). I'd prefer it to use my non-guest network (2.5 GHz b/g) so I can just provide the password directly in the setup. Whenever I go to advanced settings --> wireless setup it shows that "Sonos will be set up on: mynetwork-guest". I click "Use another network". In the net screen I am allowed to select a new network, so I select "mynetwork" (which appears in the list, and is the network I WANT to use). When I select it and hit "Use this Network" the next screen still says "Sonos will be set up on mynetwork-guest". It seems to not recognize at all that i'm changing the network. It does this no matter what network I choose. Why is this important? Because since I can't provide sonos with the network password (given it forces you to a login page), Sonos never actually connects to the wifi network. A
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