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numark party mix no sound with amo
Hiim trying to connect my unmarked party decks to my Sonos amp with 2 rca leads, I have turned the amp to line in using the amp but it can’t detect the unit, I’ve tried starting every thing up , then plugging in the rca leads but still no sound and nothing detected, do I need a pre amp many thanks
Record Player Turmoil!
Hey all.To say that trying to figure out how to play my records after switching to Sonos has been a nightmare would be an understatement. I can’t seem to figure this damned thing out.I moved to a new condo and downsized and had to kill my onkyo amp and enormous speakers. It was just too cluttered. So I got the Arc, Sub and a couple of Ones for the rear. Great - works perfectly with my Samsung Frame as a surround system!I also got the recommended Sonos Victrola. Went though three of them - the sound was just awful. Massive interference and crackling. Must be something to do with the condo as nothing worked. So that went back.My latest effort is failing. I got an Audio Technica LP120. It has both Bluetooth and USB output. First of all I hoped I might be able to just Bluetooth connect to something… Like my mac or maybe the sonos itself. No luck there.Next I thought well how about connect to my Mac with an USB cable and then output the audio from my mac to Sonos. Well I can finally hear my
Distorted sound through port line-in - CD player not turntable
I’ve set up my Port to play line-in output through to a One-SL pair in a different room. I want to be able to select between two sources for that - turntable or CDplayer.I’ve done this by connecting my Port to an analogue (Marantz PM5005) amplifier. I’ve connected the Port’s line-in RCAs to the amplifier’s Recorder-out RCA ports. My turntable (Pro-ject Essential III) is connected to the Phono-in RCAs in the amplifier (i.e.there’s a built-in pre-amp in the amplifier). I also have a (Marantz) CD player connected to my amplifier via CD-in RCAs.Both CDs and vinyl sound great on my analogue wired speakers.To get digital output on my One-SLs in another room I select line-in input on my Sonos App. I play vinyl by selecting Phono on the analogue amplifier. This all works perfectly. However, when i select CD on the analogue amp, the sound through the One-SLs is hugely distorted.Does anyone have any idea why this happens? The phono signal has gone through pre-amp so the signal power shouldn’t
Outoor patio Samsung TV Arc over Cat 6 to Sonos Amp: CEC problem solved
I couldn’t make my outdoor patio Sonance Mariner 64 speakers play audio from outdoor Samsung TV with Sonos Amp located in the house. I tried J-Tech and many other extenders and received an error code on the Sonos App that CEC was not working. Setup: Samsung 75” TV HDMI ARC out to HDMI receiver extender, Cat 6 out of extender to transmitter in house next to Sonos amp, HDMI out of transmitters to Sonos amp. Also had bidirectional IR to control volume through Directv remote. Solution: ARC HDMI Extender 4K@60Hz 4:4:4 HDR10 Over Cat5e/6/6a/7 Cable, Audio Return Channel, S/PDIF Audio Pass Through, HDMI 2.0, HDCP2.2, CEC, PoE & Dual IR, RS232, Atmos & DTS:X https://a.co/d/c8X1IBN
sonos port, denon reveiver, how to get vinyl playing over sonos?
I've got the following Sonos system including a Sonos port denon receiver 4500 connected to the Sonos port via “CD” input on receiver to the Sonos portfluance rt-85 connected to the denon receiver built in phono stage is there a way to play the vinyl to the port for Sonos? I’ve tried connecting a cable for zone 2 on the denon to the port’s “in” connections and setting up the line in as seen on a few videos but I get no audio
Wiim streamer for Airplay 2 for home stereo + Sonos speakers for whole-house audio
I am a simple noob and kind of slow with all things electronics. Here's my simple question: I'm considering an $85 Wiim Mini or a $140 Wiim Pro streamer to attach to my existing home stereo setup so that it shows in AirPlay on iOS along with my Sonos speakers when I want to stream music or podcasts throughout the house. I have a pair of Sonos Ones and a Sonos Sub Mini, and I use AirPlay 2 (not the Sonos app) to stream music and podcasts. *All I want to do is add my home stereo setup to AirPlay so that I can have synced whole-house audio.* Will a Wiim Mini (or the Pro) get me there? Thanks.
Access Point Issue
My Sonos setup is working fine. Wired the Beam to my router and Ones, Sub all work fine. I have a wired access point to boost signal through the house with the same SSID as the main router. When I walk round the house and my iPhone is on the main router everything is fine. However when my phone picks up the strongest signal on the access point I cannot connect via the Sonos app to my system. I suspect it’s a setting within my NETGEAR WAX204 that I’m using as an access point. Anyone any ideas?
Verizon FIOS and SONOS interference
I recently installed Verizon FIOS Gigabit Internet service. The FIOS diagnostic app shows that the wifi system is being slowed down by the SONOS network running on an outdated wifi protocol. I tried changing the channel on the 2.4 Gig band to i, 6 or 11 as I had seen on another forum but it did not help.I have also heard that one can set up the SONOS network on a separate wifi network, but I don’t know how to use the SONOS app since all my devices are on the main home wifi network.Thanks for any ideas! I am using 2 SONOS Play 5 Gen 1 and 1 Play 5 Gen 1.
Completing Surround Setup
I’m moving into a new house in a few months and am finally at a point where I can finish my main room video / audio setup. Here is what I have currently:A 4K compatible TVan all-in-one region free Blu-ray / DVD / HDCD player, hooked up to the TV Via HDMIA second generation play 5 next to the tvA beam paired with the television. Streaming video and the blu ray player play through the tv and the beam (play 5 muted)music - both streaming and the cd player- plays through the paired play:5 and the beam. when we movie the plan is this:Buy the mini subbuy two one SLs as rear channel surrounds buy a turntable and amp it through the play:5play music in surround (5+1s + beam + sub), playable from streaming, the turntable, and CDPlay TV in surround (same setup as above, minus the play5). so, the question: is there anything I am missing here or anything that won’t work in the new setup? It is possible the 5 and beam together is overkill, but I already have the 5 and listen to more music than TV h
Feature Request: ARC - Variable Sound Controls (Speech / Night Mode)
Hi,Looking to make a request to be able to create custom sound profiles / config similar to “night mode” and “speech enhancement” but with ability to have control on the levels in both of these areas. At the moment I find that with night mode off the background sounds by default are too loud in comparison to the speech but with night mode on you lose too much of the background sounds so an ability to control this and make a profile from it would be great as I find with night mode off I’m having to turn up volume when it’s a “dialog scene” and then turn volume down when it’s a “action scene”. With speech enhancement off the speech is drowned by the background sounds, so find I permanently need it on but again having variable controls on this would be an overall improvement. N
Mesh WiFi 5 vs 6
Hi,Is there a big difference between Wifi 5 and 6 considering my ISP max speed is 50Mbps?I just installed a new mesh router with wifi 5 and while the speed is at the max the delivery seems a bit lagging compared to my old ISP router. Will Wifi 6 be faster and smoother or is it just a hype?Cheers
Trying to Stabilize a Very Large Wireless Sonos System (28 Speakers) in a 4 Story Home
I’m trying to figure out how to stabilize a Sonos system (16 zones made up of 28 Sonos speakers) spread out across 4 floors of a house. Individual zones generally work well, but as you group more zones together for a party, issues increase such as big delays getting music to play and operating transport controls, UI errors like “can’t play song,” and speakers randomly dropping out and coming back. Most zones are individual speakers, though some have 2 speakers, and there are 3 TV rooms with Sonos soundbar/rears/sub. The homeowner has spent many, many hours with tech support and tried all kinds of different configurations (Wifi, SonosNet, etc). The network is made up of (4) Eero Pro 6, all wired with Ethernet. WiFi is fast with 400Mbps down in all rooms. There are 3 more Ethernet cables through the house that could be used to wire Sonos speakers. The Eeros also have spare LAN ports on them. Questions:This is reaching the upper limit of 32 total devices supported in a Sonos system. Will
Volume remote WITHOUT the TV
I have a number of Sonos speakers but do not watch TV. I listen mostly to music. I would like a volume control for the speakers. I do not want to search for the phone to do this. I would like a remote control to adjust volume, start/stop the music and jump between tracks. I search the Sonos website and cannot find an accessory for this. What options do I have from third party supplies that are compatible with Sonos. Are there Zigbee hub options? Zigbee is increasingly popular with manufactures of smart products. Something that supports Beam 2 would be helpful.Please note that I do not want to have to turn on the TV. I am aware that is an option with the Beam 2. Using Sonos products without the TV is my preferred option. Thank you.
Why does one speaker show WM: 0 and another WM:1 when both are wireless?
I’ve been troubleshooting some issues with my Sonos set-up after the introduction of a new router from my ISP provider. I have a Sonos SL One in a detached garage and one in an attached garage. Both run wireless. I do not have them set up as stereo pair. One shows WM: 0 and the other has WM: 1. I have many other devices connected by Ethernet (amps, Sonos One, etc.) but not these two speakers. I’m confused why one of these would show WM 1 and the other WM 0. Shouldn’t they be the same?Both have Wifi enabled if that matters. Thank you.
Advice needed: Speakers show as disconnected yet sometimes play. Speaker issues after new router
Thanks for reading.I have a Sonos set-up in my house for about the past 4 years with no major issues after I figured out the initial stuff (with help from here). My IP provider had to switch out our router in December. Same service but new router. I believe my problems started there.I have about 20 speakers in my set-up. Some would show as available and others would not. I think I’d have it figured it out only for them to all crash again. Overall, about 8 speakers would show as not connected and the rabbit hole of using the Sonos “bring speakers back online” approach did nothing. Endless loop. This weekend I decided to completely remove all the assigned IP addresses, unplug every device again, reboot the router, and plug each device in one by one. I also re-assigned the fixed IP addresses and confirmed no duplicates or any issues there. I still had some stray speakers that would not connect so I re-set them back to default and added them back in. That seemed to solve the pro
Brennan B3 (or B2) input/review
Hello all you experts!! I am seriously considering purchasing the latest generation of the Brennan (B3) to rip/store/manage/play by CD collection to my Sonos ecosystem. I have read and watched what I can find. I am eager and curious to hear your experience -- how easy was it to setup? How easy to use (play directly/wirelessly to Sonos “rooms”), any issues, etc. Thank you in advance, David
Use Play5 Ethernet ports for PC internet access
Can I use my play5 2nd gens Ethernet ports to get a LAN connection for my PC?I have a Connect Amp connected to my router downstairs.I’m sure that previously I connected my upstairs PC to the ethernet port on my play 5 and was able to access the internet for my PC via the play5. When I do this now the PC just say its a unidentified network with no internet access.Is this possible?I’m sure I did this a few years ago and the PC when online straight away…Thanks in advancePaul
sonos sub and google wifi
Greetings. My home Wi-Fi is made up of 4 google Wi-Fi access points. I installed 4 new speakers in my patio cover. I am powering the speakers using the Sonia amp. That part works fine. When I try to pair my sub with the amp it will pair and then come up “not connected”. The amp for the patio is in my bedroom closet as to not be outside in the elements. I have a Ethernet cable plugged into the amp. The sub will only connect when it’s with 10 to 15 feet of the amp. Any further than that it will not pair up.to my understanding, if the amp is connected via cable, it will use SonosNet to connect to the sub. So does that mean if I connnectvthe amp with standard wifi the sun should be wifi as well? The is an access point right above where the sun is and it’s still not working. The only think that makes the sun work is moving it closer rot eye amp. When amp is connected via Wi-Fi and when the sub actually connects, the WM for the amp is 1 and for the sub it’s 2. My goal is to be able to put
Wire all units or just 1 or 2?
Dear community,I'me refurbishing completely a 3 story apartment. I'm planning to have several Sonos units on 1st and 3rd floor. I see two options:wire one unit in each floor and have the other units connected through sonos net. I guess this will create 2 sonos nets independent from each other right? wire every unit in each floor; more work and less flexibilityI would only go for 2. if there was any issue with 1. Otherwise is more work and less flexibility to move units around. Which way would you go for? Thanks in advance! André
Sonos not connecting to Three's 5G Home Broadband Zyxel NR5103E router
I have just signed up to their 5G Home Broadband, which I am quite happy with, apart from the fact I cannot get my 4 Play 1’s and Playbase connected to it. I can get one Play 1 to work if I use an ethernet cable, but as soon as I disconnect it it is no longer detected. I have called Sonos who said I need to contact Three to sort it out because they couldn’t, so I called them who said I needed to call Zyxel. I called Zyxel who won’t deal with it as Three have changed the firmware of the router. Has anyone had similar issue and got the speakers to work?
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