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I have a Beam and two Ones setup up with my TV, but I would like to be able to continue to play music with the TV on mute. Anytime the TV is turned on though the music playing in the entire house system is automatically dropped from the TV rooms (Beam and two Ones). Does anyone know if there is a work around from keeping the current music playing despite the TV being turned on.
Is it definitely possible to pair a Beam (Gen 2) with two Roams, and somehow use the equalizer to get only bass notes out of the Beam, if this makes sense. I've been told that it is not possible to use the Sonos subwoofer (or the possibly-upcoming mini-sub) with the Roams.All three speakers would be in my kitchen (not connected to any other Sonos system), and I first simply need to know that it would be technically feasible to pair a Beam with 2 Roams, and second if it would be possible to set up the Beam to primarily output low (bass) notes.I've looked through the Support questions, and I haven't seen an answer. Any knowledgeable, informed response would be appreciated. if there are any alternative solutions, I’d love to hear them as well. ty
I have noticed that can group rooms from the Sonos app. Are you only able to set an alarm for one speaker or can you group speakers for certain time periods (morning wake-ups in multi rooms) I want to wake up with music in several rooms on weekdays, but in afternoon my need for playing music is different and then I need to re-group. setting them individually does work as it is out of sync
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
Hello. I’m a longtime Sonos customer at home, and I’m now building a small cabin that I want to prepare for a good Sonos setup. It would be on the first floor, which is essentially one (not huge) great room as shown in the attached drawing. It will be music only (no TV), and the goal is somewhat more than “background music” but somewhat less than “critical listening.” Most of the listening will probably happen in the kitchen area while cooking, but I’ll want sound throughout. Would the best bet be Sonos Ones mounted high in the corners of the front and the back of the house? Or something else? And when you’ve got, say, four or six speakers in a “great room” setup like this, is it better to do two stereo pairs or just group them? Thanks very much for any insights you can offer!
I haven’t found an answer to this one via the search so apologies if this has already been answered.I see that the S1 Sub is compatible with the S2 app, but the Beam S2 is only compatible with the S2 app. So why can't I add my S1 Sub to my media room with the S2 Beam via the S2 app? Just doesn’t see the Sub which I have disconnected from a S1 room completely.My media room is run on my S2 App. Every other room is via S1 and is working just fine.Thanks
Long story short: we have two apartments in the same building, at different ends of the building, one on the ground floor, the other on the second floor. They’re separated by at least 100 feet. In the past, the Sonos devices in one apartment could not reach the ones in the other. Each apartment had its own internet, and we essentially had two entirely separate Sonos systems. Clunky and expensive.So we got an Orbi mesh system to bind the two apartments together. Works great overall, and we were able to cancel the second internet service. But once we tried to set up zones in Sonos, we started having problems.We currently have two zones: upstairs and downstairs. None of the Sonos devices are hard-wired to anything, and the upstairs zone is far enough away from downstairs that the Sonos devices upstairs can’t reach the others using their internal mesh. So the ones upstairs talk to each other over internal mesh, and the ones downstairs do the same in their zone, but any attempt to use zones
Hey all, I have a Sonos Beam, a sub and two One SLs for rear channels for my TV in the living room / kitchen. I also have two more One SLs in my bedroom and office and a Sonos Roam in both bathrooms. I find that Dolby Atmos sounds best in the main room because of the separation of sounds. However, if I want to listen to music throughout the house, Dolby Atmos is deactivated in the main room and I get what appears to be ultra-HD, which may or may not be 5.1, but certainly has less sound separation in the main room. I assume this is normal behavior so stream the same signal to every speaker. Is there a way to get Dolby Atmos in the main room and also have music playing in the whole house? If not, I would strongly suggest this as a future update.
Hi,I currently have an ARC soundbar, Sub, and Set of Ones surrounds setup. (Via eHDMI)I have some unused in-ceiling speakers as well. If I buy an Amp and connect these via banana clips...will the original setup still function the same too?Or do I loose the functionality of the Ones in order for the Amp to work with the other in-ceiling speakers? Note: this room is only used for watching TV, no music playing Thanks!
As above.I am not sure if anybody here use Untangle firewall but there seems to be a problem with Multicast traffic from the Beam. I can see the Beam issued with my assigned static IP but other than that, it doesnt to be able to setup properly.Any ideas to solve it?
I have a client that has 3 ci200qr kef in ceiling speakers, however he only has 1 sonos amp. He wants them all on the same amp, any issue connecting all 3 and using dual mono mode? 1 speaker is in bathroom, other 2 are in kitchen, would like the 2 in kitchen to be same volume level.
Bonjour, Je possède depuis plusieurs années un système Sonos constitué d’un Play5 : Gen1, un connect Amp et une barre Sonos. J’ai mis a jour le mot de passe de mon NAS synology et depuis j’ai réinitialiser la bibliothèque depuis l’application sonos et depuis je ne peux plus me connecter à mon NAS, cela me met connexion refusée. J’ai bien mis les protocole SMB1 mais rien ne fonctionne...
I have a decent size setup (~13 amp, 2 beam, 2 ARC, 2 playbar, 3 sub, 1 boost, assorted smaller older units) as well as Google Wifi. It's set up in "wired" mode - the boost is the only thing currently hardwired, the rest is on sonosnet (channel 6 currently). Most of the Amps are in a single room (powering speakers all over the house), along with the Boost. I have read plenty of horror stories of Google wifi and sonos causing spanning tree storms. I have very occasional wifi problems, which may or may not be related. However, I would like to endeavor to reduce wifi congestion, as I currently have 113 devices on my wifi network. I understand if I connect the amps that are all in the same room to the ethernet, but don’t disable wifi then they have the potential to cause some pretty complex spanning tree problems, but my question is this - if I use the "disable wifi" setting on my amps (and any other units that I hardwire), does sonos remove them from the spanning tree so the two spannin
OK, so I have a Velop Mesh system (3 nodes) 2 Play 1’s, Play 3 and a Play One.I’ve read many posts about this but still can’t get a clear answer. The access to each device depends on which room I am in and the house, and still can’t get any grouping to work.Is there a simple solution (ideally other than buying Boost!) and even then I’m not sure that will work...will it?!
Hi guys, I have 2 VLANS, 1 for my IoT devices which the sonos products are on and 1 for my personal devices like phone, laptops, tablets. My current firewall is setup so that any traffic from the IoT vlan to the personal vlan will be dropped. I also enabled multicast dns on my network settings. Originally my iPhone was able to cast to the sonos speakers via spotify. However the sonos s2 app was not able to find my sonos system. I created a firewall rule “source: sonos device IPs → destination: any device on port 1400, 3400, 3401, 3500, 1900, 1901. I found those ports on this page: Configure your firewall to work with Sonos. After I created the rule, my iPhone is able to find my system. When I try to use the MacOS S2 app found here on my personal network, it can’t find the sonos devices.QuestionDo the desktop / MacOS apps need additional ports configured in the firewall for them to work with sonos systems in a different vlan? My Setup Just In CaseNetwork HardwareUnifi Dream Machine Pro2
Hello, I am in the process of renovation of my apartment, For my living room area I would like to have 5.1 sound system. My plan is to add 2 inceiling sonance speakers above the sofa connected to sonos amp, the room is only 4m wide.1 sonos arc1 sonos sub The sonos amp would be in technical cabinet speakers connected with audio cables.From my understanding you have to connect the arc to the TV thru HDMI arc port and set the in-ceiling speakers as surround speakers and it should work? if I want to have also a video projector how will it work? would I have to unplug the HDMI to plug it to the projector? Also can I use all speakers when playing music from the sonos app directly?Thanks for your answers. For now i mostly want to choose my set up and know what cables/wires to route in the ceiling and walls to make sure everything works fine once i purchase the entire system.Mael
Hi,I am looking for help. Would it be possible to connect two TV’s to a single Sonos AMP by using a Switch? If so, is anyone aware of an auto switching Switch that could do this? For context, I have an LG CX 48” for PC and above it I have an LG CX 65” for movies. I only use one of them at the time. I would love to find a solution where I could connect them both through the HDMI ARC port and not have to introduce extra steps when switching screens. Thanks for looking.
I have a SonosAmp with a fried wireless card and accordingly has to be hardwired. Once I hardwire it, Sonos defaults to SonosNet. However, due to the layout of my home/speaker locations, SonosNet actually leads to worse performance (I have a big physical gap between sonos speakers) as compared to wifi which has better overall coverage. Is it possible to force Sonos to use wifi, even if one of the units is hardwired? I’d like to avoid buying a Boost.
I have 2 routers. One in my house, and one in my shop. I have the router in my shop hard wired into my house. I am having problems connecting my Sonos One to the router in my shop. It wants to grab the weak Wi-Fi signal from my house. How do I connect the One speaker to the Wi-Fi router in my shop?
Hello allI received an alert of my router that my Arc SL soundbar tried to connect to http://pagead2.googlesyndication-cn.com:443/. Thankfully, the router did it’s job and blocked the request. Why is my soundbar attempting to reach google servers in China? What possible reason could there be for a soundbar to attempt to contact a website irrespective of the fact that no one was home and no media was being played through it? I bought the Arc SL specifically for the point of it having no microphone and was ostensibly more privacy focused. Turns out, this may be misguided thinking...
I want to connect iPhone directly to the beam via a lightning to hdmi cable? Is this possible? If I buy a lightning to hdmi and plug the hdmi into the Sonos beam will the iphone be able to control the Sonos beam and play music , my ultimate goal is to set the beam up in a car with a power inverter because my car speakers suck , is this a way ? Or hotspot but I need two devices right ?
I have many speakers around the house. Sonos1, Play 1, Play 3, Play Base, Move, and Roam. Until the other day when the power went out everything worked fine. When the power came back on all units reconnected except the Roam and the Move. After multiple factory resets and re-adds (per the guidance on the app) I am still not able to add either of these to the network. Spent a couple of hours on this now so it’s time to post and get some group help or be contacted directly by a technical SONOS person who can resolve this for me ASAP. Quite frustrating that this is not easier. And both units behaving the same when adding and the along the way status messages. Appreciate the help
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