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So, I have been setting up my own home theater set up in my basement and not sure if I should how to improve the sound. I like everything except the bass. I’m a big fanatic of feeling that bass in music and movies just makes it more immersive listening experience IMO. I can feel only when I increase the sub audio to +15. But, I lower the volume all I hear is the bass and it’s annoying. May be due to the placement of the subs in my area. It is pretty big. It’s 31’x 25’ and also a big and also a little awkward space. My plan was Sonos Arc for front + center speakers (should be here before Christmas 🤞🏻), I have 4 sonos ceiling speakers with an amp for my surrounds and 2 subs gen 3. Would like some advice to make my listening experience better. Any advice would be helpful thank you.
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 2 Beams in separate rooms (my only Sonos products) and I am trying to get both of them onto my wired network (house is wired for Ethernet).The first Beam connects no problem and recognises the wired connection. The second Beam will only connect on Wi-Fi and does not recognise the wired connection at all (it will not allow me to disable the Wi-Fi).Is there a specific technique for getting this to work?
Hi, turning to community to hope that someone can advise as I’m at end of tether with my Sonos setup. It’s one of those cases where speakers will occasionally disappear from the app, and playback will occasionally stop (prompting error message on app such as ‘Unable to play song - the file cannot be found’ or ‘The file was not encoded correctly’ via Spotify playback). There appears to be no common factor when the errors appear or speaker dropouts happen - can happen two or three times a day, or sometimes it might only happen once in a week. Is getting really frustrating as I use the Symfonisk to play white noise throughout the night for my 6-month-old son, so when the playback stops randomly in the night he can wake up. I have a really good fibre broadband connection, and an Asus XT mesh Wi-Fi system with one extra node at the back of the house, which appears to work perfectly well with all my other devices. I have a Beam plugged in to the main router in the front room, and up until no
Hi all,I will need your help with this, My Client has sonos system in his restaurant and he is facing some issue. According to him, sometimes some player will stop playing music and came back after awhile, will say is unstable. (Drop) Sonos Player we have:8x Play5 Gen 2, 5x Play3, 1x Boost, 1x Connect We are using TP-Link Deco mesh system, Wifi Coverage no issue at all. Connection: Connect is wired to the Main Deco and a Sonos Five is wired to a Deco Satellite. Boost is being use expand/extend the Sonosnet Below is the matrix table which i don really understand and know how to read. He intend to add 2 more Sonos 5 for outdoor area which there is no lan point. Can i get another boost to expand/extend the Sonosnet to the outdoor area? will it work?Submitted my diagnostics: 32120121Hope anyone with the knowledge can guide me. Thank you in advance.
I have the surround sound set (Beam, Sub, One x2) and just got the Five + Pro-ject T1 package. Everything is in a medium size square-ish living room. Based on what I’ve read so far, the Beam and the Five do not play well together (though I may be mistaken). I have an idea as to how I set up multiple rooms and multiple groups from those rooms to have functionally two different setups, which I’m comfortable operating exclusively from the Sonos app:Room 1- Sub + 2x One Room 2- Five +Pro-ject Room 3- Beam Group 1 (primarily for music)- Room 1 + Room 2 Group 2 (primarily for TV/ movies)- Room 1 + Room 3Is creating multiple Groups with components from the same Rooms feasible? Any and all thoughts/ tips are very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
We wish to connect a CD player to our Sonos 5, but due to its location, a direct connection is impractical. Is it possible to connect a CD player to a Bluetooth transmitter, then connect a Bluetooth receiver with RCA outputs to the Sonos 5? I know this sounds jerry-rigged, but it’s the only workaround that would fit within our room constraints.
I have a Sonos arc connected to the arc output on my tv. however I have another device that I want to play sound through the Arc without plugging and unplugging. I currently use an Sonos Arc->HDMI switch ->TV Sony → other audio device (optical) since the hdmi switch is bi-directional it does sometimes work but very unreliable and now the ARC(Bravia sync) does not work and I’m not able to control the arcs volume. Every now and then it starts working again. I do use the optical dongle to make the connection to the other device. anyone can recommend a switch that can do what I’m looking for? Or a way to reconfigure this setup?
I have Sonos set up across three different locations/ homes.I was hoping to be able to take my roam from one home to the next , and for it to be able to connected to different Sonos systems via the app via wifi that is operating other Sonos speakers I registered the roam at one house & have now moved to the next , however I can only use this roam in Bluetooth mode , the new system will not locate this device ! how do I connect it to the currents home wifi ?
Since adding BT Whole Home Wifi Discs to fix dead spots I have been having serious problems with Sonos components disappearing from the network. Looking around the forums, this seems to be a common problem, with most mesh systems, not just BT.One suggested solution seems to be to move over to connecting via SonosNet (with or without Boost). When I tried this by connecting one of my Sonos One devices to an Ethernet port it did seem to resolve the problem - except for the fact that the Roam won’t connect to SonosNet - only to WiFi.So basically we can’t win. Virtually all major network vendors are now moving over to mesh based systems, but Sonos won’t work properly with these - and the SonosNet workaround is ruled out by Sonos’ bizarre decision to not support this on the new battery powered devices.Is there any fix for this - apart from giving up on Sonos !?
This may be the most convoluted question of all time, so please bear with me, and answer as if you’re talking to a rather dull five-year-old, which you essentially are, though I’m actually in my 50s:I have two Sonos Ones, which were set up as a stereo pair at my old house; we have since moved, and got a Sonos Beam, primarily for the big new TV, and I also have a third, new Sonos One.Ideal situation: I would like to have each of the three Sonos Ones in a different room (so no longer a stereo pair, which sounds really bad now, having one in two different rooms in stereo). The Beam works fine for the TV, but I would like to be able to play music out of it as well at times, i.e. essentially having four different speakers.How do I get there from here? The two I’ve already set up are 1) in stereo and 2) calibrated for rooms in our previous house, which have much different dimensions than the rooms in the new place. So I assume I need to somehow wipe them clean and then start from scratch as
We are having an extension built with a sloped ceiling, the room will be about 9m x 4m. we want a tv on the wall at the far end on the picture below with a Beam and want some surround speakers; currently thinking ceiling speakers wired to an Amp. My questions are:Will ceiling speakers sound odd in a sloped ceiling?How do we position and configure the speakers to give ok stereo for music and ok surrounds for tv?Will 2 speakers be enough in that size room?
Hello! I recently bought into the Sonos ecosystem, but I fear I may have misunderstood how the devices work.My wireless situation is a bit sketchy. Bluetooth, ZigBee, and WiFi all don't work very well in my bedroom. The problem has only gotten worse over time, to the point where Bluetooth audio is unusable in that one room. Wireless performance is problematic everywhere else too.Put simply; I want as little wireless anything as possible. There is a horrible amount of congestion where I live, and I barely get reliable performance out of the handful of ZigBee devices I own. I don't use any wireless protocols for anything, except my phone and the aforementioned IOT devices.I was sold on the Sonos Fives when my understanding was that they supported ethernet, and that I could use my phone to select which media to play, but the devices (even as a stero pair) themselves would fetch it over the wired network.I got two fives for the bedroom and was really happy with their performance, so yester
Hi I have the arc + 1sls +sub gen 3 I have hearing difficulties and have to use hearing aids,I find I need the speech enhancement on but I find it a little to much, I guess my hearing aids enhance the high frequencies a lot. Is it possible in future updates to make the speech enhancement adjustable with a slider instead of just on of off. ?
We are putting a four screen tv wall into our office via a hdmi matrix. It will have multiple input sources (computer, android tv/google tv, gaming consoles, etc). These sources can display on:single screen (different sources on different screens) or TVWall (single source on all screen's processed into one large screen).We want to hook our office sonos system into this so different zones can listen to different sources from the hdmi matrix, or all zones can listen to a single source from hdmi matrix.Is this achievable? If so, How?
Like many in the Sonos community, I struggled with the right recipe to get playlists from a former macOS iTunes app library that had been migrated to the Music app library on a macOS upgrade to Catalina to import and be recognized by Sonos players from a remote network-attached storage (NAS) volume, such as QNAP or Synology.After experimentation, I believe I have developed a script that handles both iTunes app (prior to Catalina) and Music app (Catalina and later) that successfully allows the Sonos players (or at least Play:5 (Gen 2)) to import and play tracks from media and playlists on NAS volumes exported by those macOS apps.It is available at:https://github.com/gerickson/nas-sonos-itunes-syncThis script can either be run manually, one-demand from the command line or automatically, on a schedule as a LaunchAgent (see included example in the project).I have also been apprised of an app on the App Store that will do something similar, but with a nice UI/UX:https://apps.apple.com/us/ap
I’m looking to move to a rear projection situation and I’d like to pick some brains before jumping in. I currently use a Sonos Amp to power floor speakers and as an interface for a turntable. I’d ideally like to move these to the rear and use these floor speakers as the surround satellites which would bring the Amp close to the projector with a Sub and Arc up front. Does this situation make sense? Do I need to hardwire the Arc to the projector for full atmos and the rest of the surround drives from that or can the Amp push this out?
Hi everyone,I am thinking the different options for setting up a Sonos multiroom set. I have an old HiFi and I would like to find out if and how I could make use of and connect my old radio tuner (Technics ST-CH505) and speakers (Technics SB-CH515A) to a Sonos system. Can you please help me?Thanks!
I'm trying to build a Karaoke system using the following components: Samsung Q70R TV - HDMI (IN), Optical (OUT), HDMI (ARC), Screen Mirroring Sonos Arc & surround setup - Sonos Arc is connected to the Samsung TV via HDMI ARC Yamaha MG06X mixer with RCA Audio Output (Red and white cables) - connected to two professional quality wired microphones Is there any way to get the Analog Audio (Red and White RCA cables) from the mixer into the Samsung Q70R or the Sonos Arc? The TV does not have any input other than HDMI, the traditional analog inputs are missing. This seems to be typical of the new Smart TVs. One option may be to use an Analog Audio (RCA) to HDMI converter. I do not know which one to use.Second problem to solve is how to get and mix the karaoke music and lyrics - these are usually available via an app on the phone or TVHelp much appreciated. Looks like I am not thinking in the right direction here.
Hi, Can someone provide some insight into what protocols are used over a wireless network when a Sub joins an Arc. I understand it builds a small network between the two, however it doesn't establish over my current wireless network. I most likely need to allow enable something in the wireless settings for this to work.Any guidance would be appreciated.Cheers.Update - Title autocorrected to arch for some reason…..
I want to be able to use a pair of Sonos One’s with a wifi capable Blu-Ray player without actual internet access. The application is in a motorhome with TV/HDMI connections. I don’t have internet setup/router in the RV. Would like to use my iPhone accessing my Apple Music library via cellular or occasionally wifi via an RV park and playing it over the Sonos. Also playing DVD’s, BR discs, and music files (Flac, ALAC, etc) stored on a USB drive.There are wifi capable players, but can they set up a local network for my purposes?
Sonos Purchase - ETA late Dec/early Jan - "5.1.2 Surround Set (2 x One) with ARC + Sub (Gen3)"Projector: Optoma GT1090HDR with HDMI Inputs - 1 x v2.0 4K, 1 x 1.4 Sound Output from Projector - L/R (Red/White) RCA jacks only - I would think I do not want to use these.Various devices for Source:-Sony 3D Blueray Player - BDP-S5200 - hdmi output with "orange" Digital Out Coaxial-Apple 4K TV - hdmi output only - Bluetooth for audio??-Roku Ultra - hdmi output only - not sure if options for other audio.-Dish Network Joey - hdmi output - L/R RCA Jacks and Optical-PC with RTX 2080ti - hdmi output - optical from Motherboard-PC with RTX 3080ti - hdmi output - sound card orange/black/green 3.5mm jacksI'm assuming, 99% sure, all of the sources above I can get my audio via hdmi.What kind of hub do I need, for the 6 different sources, to extract the audio from the hdmi signal, sending the video to the projector, and then sending the audio out (via optical?) to the ARC? I know nothing about Bluetooth
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