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Hello, I have a CD transport that I want to connect to a Sonos Five.From what I understand I will need a DAC between the CD transport and the Five, right?Or could I just connect the CD transport to a Sonos Port, and stream it to the Five?I’m also afraid to loose some sound quality but using the line-in on the Five.Thanks
Play 1 won't connect to boost even though its in a stereo pair with another play 1 on a wired connection
I have two play 1 speakers, first gen. I recently installed a boost to my system as one was continuously dropping out. I have connect one with an ethernet directly to the boost in the hope it will sure things up even more and they’re in a stereo pair but one refuses to move onto the boost network and is still showing WM:1 instead of VM:0 like the boost and the speaker wired to it. Has anyone got any suggestions?
First of all let me say that a great job has been done by Sonos engineers in software development and must be recognized. However, as mentioned by Sonos itself, the use of different IOs devices for sound optimization does not always work correctly. For this reason, no Android device can be used. As you know, the ipad devices can be used with external microphones such as the UMIK-1 for frequency response analysis. https://www.minidsp.com/applications/acoustic-measurements/using-the-umik-1-with-audiotools-on-ipadWhat about to develop the Trueplay application on IPad with UMIK-1 as quality microphone? I recognize that such software development cannot be considered a priority, but for installers and audiophiles it could be a powerful tool.Apologise me for the bad english.
Hello,I am currently running a Yamaha rx-a1050 receiver for my zone 1 surround sound with the zone 2 output connected to a Yamaha r-s201 receiver. I would like to replace the zone 2 r-s201 receiver with a sonos amp. I connected a Sonos amp temporarily to make sure it could power my zone 2 speakers and it worked great, EXCEPT when I went to “party mode” on the main rx-a1050 receiver I could not get the music to play in-sync between the 2 zones like i could with both Yamaha receivers. There was a 1 to 2 second lag. Any thoughts on how to correct this and play music in unison when I switch out zone 2 to a sonos amp?
Hi All , I got a project sb deck for Xmas , I want to set it up in the living room. In the room I have a Sonos bar , a sub and two Sonos ones. I do have the new generation Sonos 5 in the kitchen but was really hoping to leave it in there. Is it possible to set up the deck in the living room without bringing the 5 in ?? mad you can imagine I really don’t want to have the deck in the kitchen
I have a client with fairly large system spread out over 2 structures. There is a mixture of wired/wireless Sonos devices throughout both structures, all on the same network. I have a managed network and it all works perfectly. He is now adding a pavilion 400-500ft away and wants Sonos available there. I am beaming WiFi to the pavilion from the nearest structure. My question is, will a Sonos Five or Sonos Move connect to the network via WiFi and function properly within the app? It will not be able to communicate via Sonos Mesh with the other players/speakers as it will be too far away, and there will be no wired option available. I tried this in the past at a very large home and couldn’t get it to work and ending up wiring it there.thanks for reading
I have a good understanding of how the S2 network works on my own setup, with multiple wired devices and some SonosNet, STP, etc, all works well.A neighbour has S1 (Play5’s S1) and is getting Arc & Sub, so will have to create a new S2 environment. He is using SkyQ for his network for existing S1. What I cant seem to find the answer to is with S1 and S2 on same network, are there 2 SonosNet networks each using a different channel? If so is it best to chose the channel on each, or leave to auto? TIA!Craig
I currently have two Sonos 1 speakers in our backyard, one on the deck, one on the patio (fully covered) that play together after they were linked in the Amazon Alexa App to play the same music rather than creating a stereo pair within the Sonos app. This works flawlessly. We are in the process of finishing our basement where we intend to have a sonos amp power the left and right rear in ceiling architectural speakers and utilize a sonos arc as a front left, center, front right and a sonos Sub. Is it possible to run this surround sound system in the basement separate from the two speakers in the backyard, utilizing the same network and same sonos account (i.e. can i create a separate system for this area). I’m assuming that the sub and arc will need to be paired through the network to the amp. Really just trying to prepare or adjust my plan depending on what is actually possible. Ultimately, if I’m in the backyard, I want to be able to ask Alexa to play music and if I turn the TV on
Hi all, I’ve researching a couple of days now (YouTube, google, here) to wrap my head around this and need some help understanding as I apparently don’t get it. I don’t own Sonos yet, but want to make sure it can do what I need. Current setupHome theater (2nd floor) Denon AVR-X3700H (HEOS, 2 Zones) ELAC Debut 2.0 speakers (l,c,r, rear - wired) Patio (1st floor) 2 Polk Atrium 5 outdoor speaker (wired) The patio speakers were not pre-wired to the home run in the home theater on the 2nd floor, but terminate close to the TV on the 1st floor.I have 2 options: Get a receiver for the 1st floor Run wires to the home theaterI am leaning towards 1. as I would like to expand multi room on the 1st floor and keep the two systems separate. So I need something to power my outdoor speakers, again it seems that I have 2 optionsGet a HEOS compatible receiver Get a SONOS ampFor option 1, my understanding is I can connect the outdoor speakers (obviously) but also can use HEOS speakers to build out a mul
Dear Sonos Team,I have a projector, which leads to a suboptimal speaker setup for the room. The projector and beam are behind the couch, while the surround speakers (two 3s) are in front of us. Is it possible to flip the output, such that the main audio comes from the surround speaker (in front of me) and the surround sound comes from the beam. I don’t want to have wires running up and down and across my minimalistic living room, with a beam floating alone on an empty wall where the projection is. Thanks for your support!
It Seems that a lot of people experiences problems with the power supply of the Playbar. I’m trying to repair one of those… here are a picture of the blowned composants I need the values of those composants : R20R21R19R18R38C27C26 Am I missing something burned on the pictures ? I really need help on this…. Many Thanks Piermo
Hi , im hoping someone can help with this . About 5 years ago I brought my first Sonos speakers in my home and as you do keep adding to the list of new products. I recently set up a Sonos system in my garage which is about 100 yards from my back door and even further away from my router. I ran the cable around the side of the house and put a new box in the garage and connected to a new router. I set up the 5 and 2 x 1’s in the garage and use the app on my phone. I had to start up a new account to register these products. When I enter the house the router changes and loses all of the products in my home as I have been using a different router in the garage and reverts to the account in the garage and won’t let me sign in under the old account. is there a way I can link both speakers in garage and house to the same account to resolve this problem or some kind of booster that will link both sets of speakers given the distance between the house and garage. thanks
I have an Arc + Amp + Sub setup for my home theater and just added two pairs of Ones on my back deck for music. I would like to be able to use them independently and listen to music on the Ones while others are watching video on the Arc system.If I try to play music through the ones (from, e.g., YouTube music) while someone is watching video on the theater system, the app tells me I must disconnect the TV in order to listen to the music. Is there a way to set up the two systems so that they can be used at the same time with different sources? It seems like this should be possible since the home theater system works fine without using the app.
I brought my Sonos play one from the US to Thailand I reset it connected it to a new network and everything looked good. But it won’t play anything including radio, SoundCloud, audible, Amazon music. Nothing. Says unable to add track or the music is encoded incorrectly. does that mean I cannot use it here or os there a trick to make it work?
Hello, I am having an issue securing my Sonos speakers in a commercial tourism environment. I currently have 2 Sonos One speakers and am looking to add about 7 - 10 more speakers to the system.I have them on their own separate password protected wifi but guests with the Sonos app are still able to find the speakers and screw around with things like volume controls and pairing settings. We see hundreds of guests a day and have a wine lounge and bar so some guests get antsy with the music after a drink or two. Here is my set up: Running a Ubiquiti Unifi Network with 4 separate wifi networks:3 are secured networks1 is a public guest access channel used for guest access (required for marketing, etc). Networks are:Guest (open to internet for guest access, metered, email authenticated)Music (for Sonos exclusively, secured, not discoverable)Staff (for staff, connection to server, firewall protected server)Payment terminal gateway (for credit card machines, etc, third party firewall protect
https://www.theregister.com/2020/04/30/spotify_speaker_pairing_internet/TLDR: Once you connect Spotify to your Sonos on the local network, the Spotify app can control it remotely over the internet for ever and ever more.****NB: I do not believe this to be related to adding Spotify as a music service. The feature described above works on a Sonos without Spotify added as a service.How do you boot a remote user off of the Sonos?Appreciate a real answer from someone who has done this or a support rep, there is a lot of erroneous or out of date info on the internet. My guess is factory reset might work, but I’m not sure.
Hi all,I have a Sonos Amp with two passive speakers and two Sonos Ones setup in surround mode. I use a Mac Mini and an AppleTV to play content, they are connected via HDMI to the TV, which passes on an optical signal to the Amp via the Sonos adapter.One of the things I was most excited to try out with this setup was multichannel audio. I am very pleased with the results, and am looking forward to a lot of amazing listening.I have been able to playback multichannel audio in two ways, either converting my flac files to AC3 with ffmpeg and playing them via Kodi set to to passthrough, or activating AC3 transcoding in Kodi and playing flac directly.I also use Plex and Infuse, but was not able to get them to either passthrough or transcode.Can anyone recommend any other player, or other solution to play multichannel music with the Amp running either on OS X or AppleTV?
Good evening, Last month I installed the Sonos Amp with two outdoor speakers on the back patio. The Amp is in our pool house and we enjoying streaming music with the S2 app. I'd like to set up an outdoor projector so the kids can watch movies, and ideally have the sound play through the speakers (S2 app)? From my research I'm hearing that I need a projector with HDMI arc? If this is the case I cannot find an outdoor projector with this option. Any thoughts? I have a Samsung Note 11 for a phone. My hope was to stream Netflix, Disney, Amazon Prime Video and have all the audio play on the speakers. I appreciate the help and feedback!
See also:The two minutes delay is way to short.It usually takes me considerably more time browsing through my music library selecting the next song or album to play. Also my amplifier takes about 5 seconds after switching on before you can hear the music.So please change this value to something way larger (30 or 60 minutes for example) or make it a setting I can configure on the device.Thanks,Oswald
I have an Arc with the Sonos wall mount which is mounted into a brick wall. The amount of sound that goes into the wall and therefore into the room on the other side of the wall is too much.Has anyone tried dampening the sound, such as putting in a sound absorbent panel cut to the shape of the mount in between the wall and the mount? As it is it’s just too loud in the other room.I see Sanus make a different wall mount that extends from the wall and also a mount that attaches to the TV, so perhaps I will have to use a different mounting method if there’s nothing that can be done here with the Sonos wall mount.Thanks for any advice!
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