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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! 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
I've been seeing topics here and on other forums discussing the Sonos DNS query activity when the queries are blocked. In particular the msmetrics.ws.sonos.com which seems to generate queries at a high rate. Has anyone found a solution that keeps Sonos happy and only issuing queries at a reasonable rate, as it does when this site is not blocked?
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
I have a Lacie 3T hard drive connected via usb to my Airport Extreme. The hard drive's name is "Music". There are two files on it, one with all my music and one with my wife's music, called Paul and Karen respectively. These are updated daily via our two iMacs. We would like to each be able to connect to our respective music files (not necessarily simultaneously) and play our iTunes Playlists. However, Sonos can't find the files and I'm at a loss (but I'm VERY much a luddite when it comes to computers). The goal is to share both the big files containing our respective playlists. We're using iTunes 12.8.0... How do I direct Sonos to the hard drive and each of the main files, and then how do I get Sonos to list the Playlists as they are on itunes? I can see artists, but no playlists. I'm about to go back to my conventional hi-fi system and forget all about Sonos... Can anyone provide detailed instructions? Thank you for any help out there...
I recently upgraded my system to include a connect amp to run installed speakers in a few rooms. This unit is under my Sonos Account. Another set of speakers under my son's Sonos Account were previously installed. The issue is that I can not operate ALL the units from any of my controllers. I took some time to document my current setup , including network details for all the units on my network. It's attached. I want to be able to operate all 5 units from the same controller. Any thoughts on the setup?
I have a Play:3, which is past its warranty. I dismantled it to find it has the well documented fault with a blown capacitor. However, there is also damage also to one of the surface mount diodes. I have sourced some new capacitors to replace those, however I am not sure what spec this diode is, and wondered whether any of you have had the same issue and if any solution was found? It appears to be D307, and has a code of AN 97 printed on it. As far as I can see, I will have to bridge the track to wherever the diode's anode was connected. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as I cannot find a schematic or circuit diagram anywhere, and the board is quite badly charred!! :) [img]8df77bb3-fb4d-4fb9-a517-86a997d912f4.jpg[/img]
I have one Sonos Connect connected via digital coax to an integrated amp (Rotel RA 1572) and am using its vastly superior DAC. Now I want to expand my system to a second site with multiple, built-in-wall speakers in the house and want to be able to control volume independently for each room (possible with Sonos app). On a 8 channel amp (e.g. an Rotel RKB-850) I could connect four Sonos connects and use four external DACs (e.g. Shiit BiFrost). That gets kind of expensive. Are there better ways of achieving that goal?
Has anyone seen this error before? I have 2 ZP100 Main Boards with the same issue. Its like they dont see the memory at all. Tried swapping memory, nand, and eeprom. Any thoughts? SDRAM test... Memory test iteration 0 Memory test fail @ 8C010000 - 8C014000 != 8C010000 SDRAM test complete SDRAM test failed, autoboot aborted
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
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?
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 would like to get opinions regarding a project I have. It is a 3 story, furniture store where I could install (13) Sonos Play 1's, all running on the wireless network. Sound like a bad idea? The ISP provides 50x2, current wireless is not covering all floor space now, and I was planning on an installation of (3) hardwired Luxul 1510's, one per floor and creating a separate network for the speakers. I can not have droping off or intermittent operation and is what I am wanting to avoid. Running wire to even a majority of speakers is just not feasible. Thanks, CW.
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!
Hello Community, I have a question on the new Sonos Amp. I have three sets of B&W speakers; 2 in-ceiling (CCM80) and 1 outdoor (WM6). They're all rated to handle up to 130W at 8ohms. They're connected to a single home run with each having their own Niles volume control (VCS100K) in their respective rooms. I would like just to have one amp since I have impedance matching volume controls for each speaker already in place. Here are my three scenarios: Scenario 1. If I run three 8ohm speakers on one channel with a 2x multiplier for the VCs, the total impedance is 5.3. I calculated the power output for 5.3ohms to be 188W. Assuming that calculation is correct, that's 63W/channel. That's really not too bad, but I'm looking to get more out of this amp since it's rated at 125W at 8ohms. This is the most likely and safest scenario. Scenario 2. If I adjust the Sonos Amp max volume to be around 80-90%, do I need to set the VC switch multiplier to 2x for each VC or will it be okay with it
Hi All Moving to a new house which has a downstairs surround system consisting of a Yamaha Amp with 5 indoor speakers (inside surround for projector room) and 2 outdoor speakers on the pool patio. From my understanding, it contains MusicCast and can be separated (ie TV inside and music outside etc). I currently have 2 play 1’s, 1 Play 3, and 1 Play 5. My question is, is there a good way to establish a whole home system with individualized components? My tech guy is rwcommending another Yamaha system on the main level with in wall speakers and Music Cast. My original idea was a Sonos Beam and Sub on main level TV with the two play 1’s as sureound. Using the Play 3 in my bedroom and my play 5 somewhere else. Then buying a connect to control the entire Yamaha system in the media room. I realize I’d lose the ability to control the 5 speakers inside and 2 outside with the connect, but I could do this on the Yamaha amp itself. Does that sound like the best way to contr
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