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i just set up my little home theatre and have successfully connected my sonos to an IARK HDMI splitter which I have my Apple tv and Playstation plugged into. It was working great, i had sound on my projector (horrible but an option) and also sound on my Playbar which was lovely. I was adjusting some settings in the projector that had nothing to do with audio when the signal went black for 2-3 seconds and when it came back on the sonos was not registering with the playbar. Sonos is working fine playing music through my phone but it simply does not recognize the signal from the optical audio cable..... I suspect its the brand new Optical digital audio cable i just bought but i have no idea if i am missing a simple fix. has anyone had this problem?
(Header should be: *Best* setup for music and home theater?) I currently have two Play 5 Gen2 with Sub in my living room. This setup is used both for listening to music and tv/movies. As I see it, this speaker configuration is the best for music. But how can I extend my setup for the best movie experience as well? I suspect that neither Playbar, Beam or Playbase will sound as good as my Play 5s for stereo music. And my Play 5s cannot be used in a home theatre setup, which is really sad. As I see it, the optimal solution would be as follows: [list] [*]Centre channel: Beam [*]Right/Left: Play 5 [*]Bass: Sub [*]Surround: Play 1 or One [/list] Has Sonos really not consider this as an option? I am considering a Playbar with Sub and two Play 1s as a decent setup, but would it not be a hassle to keep switching between Play 5s + Sub and this setup to get the best music and movie experiences in the same room? Any thoughts and suggestions will be appreciated. Regards,
Hi, we are building a house and have in-ceiling speakers throughout, in our living room we have 4 along with multiple cat6’s and a standard coax cable ran to the tv, we have a samsung frame tv so we opted to have the builder run all the cables to a A/V closet upstairs. The house is drywalled in now and nearing completion so I am looking to purchase my amps with these hoilday sales. Im concerned as to how I’m going to connect my sonos amps to the hdmi arc out of the tv. As I said I have both a cat6 cable and coax that were run from the tv to the A/V room where the amps need to be. I asked sonos when I was planning this out and they said that should be all I need but I was just in a chat with a sonos rep and they said to contact the tech team because they said as far as they know the HDMI connection needs to be direct and using an HDMI over cat6 wont work. Anyone have workarounds/suggestions or a similar system to confirm what will and wont work? I would think there is some way to connec
Hi! Is there a way to connect my AirPlay 2 compatible tv (Samsung the frame tv) to directly stream audio to my sonos one speaker (without Beam/Playbar). If not, are there any cheap alternatives to buy instead of for example sonos beam to make this work? Best regards
The Sonos One gets an IP Address when connected to a layer2 network with local DHCP server. However, impossible to get it working over a layer 3 network with a centralized DHCP server. The device does not accept the DHCP offer. Any plan to get evolution on Sonos software to support Layer 3 network deployment? Thanks
For anyone who has a large (60+K) music library in iTunes but are running into the size limitations in Sonos. I wrote a Visual Basic script that is run from within MS Access that can export select playlists in iTunes and the corresponding audio files to a separate location indexed by Sonos.It currently exports to the WPL (Windows Playlist) format because it accommodates foreign characters unlike M3U (apparently the unicode M3U8 isn’t supported by Sonos).I previously used iTunesExport, but it stopped working once my iTunes library started getting north of 100,000, so I decided to take matters into my own hands.If anyone is interested, I can give you pointers on how to to set it up and share the script. It does require building a table which lists all of the playlists you want to export but once that’s in place, it’s a huge time saver. For efficiency, it even skips overwriting files multiple times if they were already exported by a previous playlist.
Hi I've been getting an awful lot of dropouts on my new symfonisk speaker since installing it last month, and now it has virtually ground to a halt, getting the above error code using android controller, but then the speaker will randomly come on about 15 seconds later playing the old track (not the one I tried to play that gave me the error code). We have quite a complicated home WiFi setup with 2 separate SSIDs - one for front of house and one for back. There is a Sonos speaker in virtually every room. I have a play and a soundbar both connected directly via cable, though both are downstairs. The troublesome Symfonisk is the newest Sonos speaker, and is in the middle bedroom upstairs, so shouldn't be a WiFi signal issue, though I'm a little unsure about the whole WiFi/Sonos net difference. I submitted a diagnostic test and the code was: 1926218920 Hoping someone can perhaps indicate where the setup might be letting me down here ... Thanks so much, Mark
I recently replaced a Bose Solo 5 with a new Sonos Beam for my Samsung Series 8 TV. Set up was easy and we are very impressed with the sound. I am looking for a way to equalize the volume between TV shows and commercials which greatly increase their volume. I realize this is difficult to ask because of multiple factors which include the TV, Cable Provider and Beam settings. Currently I have set the Beam to Night Setting On, Volume Limit to 50% and EQ Loudness to On. In addition conducted the True Play Tuning.
In my job I travel quite often. While I am away either in a hotel room or some apartment I often want the usual music including the ability to use Sonos as alarm clock in the morning. With Sonos Move I realized how close I was to this wish. I already had a pair of Move’s at my home - so I invested in another Move, a TP-Link M7650 (4G Access Point) and a Samsung 512Gbyte EVO MicroSD for the Access Point. The Access Point claims only to support 32Gbyte MicroSD - but it’s actually that it only supports FAT32 - and according to Microsoft FAT32 can only support up to 32Gbyte - but formatting outside Microsoft accepts much larger sizes - also 512Gbyte. This way I now have my complete music collection shared (SMB1) for my Sonos Move while on the road by only bringing the tiny 4G Access Point. Both Access Point and Sonos Move uses standard charger plugs (USB C and Micro USB). When connecting an already connected iPad or Windows 10 Sonos controller they only once needs confirming to connect t
Bonjour à tous, je rencontre actuellement la problématique suivante. j'ai branché la play5 à une platine vinyle avec le cable RCA, et cela fonctionne parfaitement. Neanmoins, quand j'utilise la platine en source locale, je ne peux plus utiliser la beam pour la TV, ou encore les ONE sur mon appli musicale. Y-a-t-il un moyen de le faire ? ou est-on bloqué à ce niveau la ? D'avance merci de votre retour :)
I have a Sonos One and a Play:5 and they both skip tracks and lose connection. Playing BBC radio and other radio stations also experience drop outs. When I go to the Sonos app when these issues occur the app can't find the devices initially but usually find them after a few seconds. I am assuming it's my home broadband, I am using BTs mesh network. I have a BT network disc within a few feet of the One in the kitchen and another disc (dining room) about the same distance from the Play:5. I use a TV (no ariel) to stream in one of the bedrooms again with a BT disc, and this never seems to lose its connection. Any configuration advice would be appreciated. Thanks Lee
Hello, I've just bought a Sonos beam today, I'm a bit disappointed that it doesn't have Bluetooth. I want to watch some sport using NowTV and a projector. I have a chromecast connected to the projector and stream from the NowTV app from my phone to the chromecast. However I would like to send the sound to the sonos beam. The projector has headphone output and I had a plugged in a bluetooth transmitter which I was using to send the sound to a old bluetooth speaker. The only way around this I can see is to buy a device like this bluetooth reciever (https://www.amazon.co.uk/DIGMALL-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Headphones-BTI-038-2-1-TX-RX/dp/B07DF6LV28/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1552077777&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=bluetooth+receiver+optical+out&psc=1) which has a optical output, which I will be able to plug into the Sonos Beam. Ideally I don't want to buy another box, so I wonder if anyone has any other good suggestions how I can achieve this?
This has been asked before, but I’m looking for some clarification. I’m planning on using and Amp with a projector. Since the projector is distant (35’ cable run), and has no HDMI/ARC, I’ll need to split the HDMI signal at the source, send the video to the projector, and the audio to the Amp. Most splitters seem to offer only optical audio out. I’d like to avoid the conversion from optical to HDMI/ARC if possible. Any suggestions? Also, since the cable run to the projector is on the long side (35’), I’d like a device that will handle that distance. This is turning out to be much less straightforward than I imagined. Thanks!
Mesh DECO M5 with 4x amp:connect... not working anymore (working fine under old setup with 3 Extreme)
Hi guys, I need serious help after replacing my 3 extreme for 6x TP-Link DECO M5 impossible to get any music through the DECO M5 here's my original setup 4x Sonos AMP:CONNECT 3x AirPort Extreme (tower version) never connected any CAT5 to any of my 4x AMP:CONNECT all music was perfectly streamed only over wifi form any od all my devices without any issues for years I decide to replace the 3x older Airport for 6x DECO M5 1x DECO is acting as a router & I have connected a network switch for network port expansion, NAS, iMac.... the only difference is my new wifi system (much better over my 6000sq/ft) but now after totally reset my 4x AMP:CONNECT I still not able to stream anything on it as a test I decided to reconnect 1x older AirPort Extreme directly to my network switch (who is connected directly to the new DECO). BINGO !!! music is back !!! but I have to create a different wifi network, 1x for DECO, 1x for Airport Why I can stream through the airport connected the
I have a Beam, two One SLs, and a Sub and I am trying to setup 5.1 on my Xbox but it gives me an error message when I switch from stereo to 5.1. This is how I am currently setup: Xbox One S is connected to my TV via HDMI on the 4K @ 60FPS port. Beam is connected via HDMI to the HDMI Out ARC port. Vizio M70-C3 I’ve been reading through the forums and it seems that the pass-through could be an issue, but I am not certain, and it seems crazy that ARC wouldn’t support 5.1 pass-through. If that is the case, how should I setup my system best? I tried connecting the Beam with the HDMI to optical adapter to the TV’s optical out port, but that did not seem to work either, unless I set it up wrong. When I looked up the settings in About My System in the Sonos App, it still said "Audio In: Stereo”. The only other option I could think of would be to directly connect the Beam to my Xbox, and it turns out that 5.1 works with that setup. The biggest downside to this is that I won’t be able to us
dear community, i’ve an approx. 20m2 living room, which contains an open plan kitchen. the ceiling height is 2.4m.i’ve an audio listening set-up in another room. in the living room i want a set-up to play music in the background. i plan to install sonos ceiling speakers and connect them to the amp. my idea is to install to speakers 2.8m appart in the centre of the room.can you please let me know if you think this will be sufficient or if the room size will require a set-up of four speakers (set-up in each corner).thanks, audio_ldn
I am looking for some assistance in setting up several sonos speakers in a portion of a large garage, approximately 32x25 ft. The other side of the garage will be used for vehicles so there is no need for speakers on that side. This creates essentially a rectangle room with walls on three sides with the left side open. Attached is a crude drawing of the room and my initial plan. Right now I have five One's, a Sub, and a Beam to use for this project. There is a tv mounted in the northeast corner. That is also where I was going to place the beam and sub. The five One's would be placed throughout the room on the walls as shown on the picture. What is the best way to group these speakers for the best sound? I will mostly be using them for music from iTunes or Pandora, with limited usage of TV sound from the beam. My initial thought was putting all of the One's and the Sub in one room and the beam in it's own room. This way, the One's receive the benefit of having the sub and not havin
I see lots of threads out there in re projector connection issues, but any success in connecting an HDMI extender from a HDMI matrix switch hub that has an ARC/SPDIF (optical) output to a Beam speaker to play a movie via a DVD player/Projector? 😬 My goal is to play a movie from a DVD player connected via a HDMI True Matrix SPDIF splitter to a projector (that has no ARC/optical out) and connect the output wirelessly via a HDMI extender to the Beam speaker. I don’t know if i can connect the optical/hdmi adapter that came with the Beam to a wirelessly extender to transmit to the Beam, where i would plug the receiving end of the HDMI extender. Like others have stated, I’m trying to minimize cables running across the room since the projector will be behind the couch and the screen/beam is across the room. To add to that, I’m thinking if that is successful, of using a HDMI extender to connect the DVD player to the Matrix splitter to minimize further cable running across the room, since th
Hi, If I was to connect a Pioneer AVR with a Sonos connect amp and set it up properly - would I be able to use the Pioneer amp as a zone and an input to be shared with other zones in the house? For Example: If watching the football on the TV connect to the AVR, could I share the audio from the AVR to some outdoor wireless sonos speakers? Or does the Connect Amp + AVR Works with Sonos setup only turn the AVR into a Zone that can receiver music streams? Basically I want to make the theatre setup part of the multi-room set up completely by allowing it's inputs to be shared and have others shared with it. Thank you!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted about this topic. A few years ago, I was active in a number of topics asking that Sonos bring IPv6 support to their devices. I believe it was another capability that forced their hand, most likely Airplay 2 (because Apple has a big thing about IPv6), to add IPv6 support. And all is great with that… except that I can’t play content via IPv6. Sonos needs to now update the mechanism in their speakers that actually receives and plays the audio content so that it is able to connect to services and servers using this great new protocol that’s only been active around the internet for over 13 years now. Why now? Because yet another regional internet registry - RIPE, the registry that handles Europe - has fully depleted their IPv4 address pool. They join APNIC (Asia-Pacific), ARIN (North America), and LACNIC (Latin America) which have all also exhausted their IPv4 address pools and can only provide additional allocations based on unused addresses they can r
I recently wired my home for in ceiling speakers that are being powered by Sonos. Most go back to a home base where multiple amps reside, and some go to the rooms where they need to accept a line in input such as a cable box. What would be the most efficient setup? I prefer to use ethernet vs wireless whenever possible. Location 1: Wired connection Main switch (which connects to all non sonos ethernet ports in the house as well) → Sonos Bridge → Sonnos Amp (new) → 6 Sonos Connect Amp ZP120 all daisy chained Location 2: Wired connection to Main Switch (same as above) → Sonos Amp (new) Location 3: Wired connection to Main switch (same as above) → Sonos Connect Amp ZP120 → Sonos Connect AMP ZP120 → Sonos Connect Amp ZP100 There are also 2 Play:1 and 1 Play:5 being used wireless in the house. Should any of these be wired back to the switch instead of daisy chained? Do I get any benefit from having the Sonos Bridge wired where it is in location 1? Is there a maximum for daisy chain
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