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I am planning to get sonos speakers for outdoor area. I have a pool area and garden at a total of 5-7000 sqft. I was planning to get 1 amp with 3 pairs of sonos architectural sonance outdoor speakers and a 6.1 sonance garden series with sonos amp. how should I calculate if that is enough or not? Is there a thumb rule to calculate?
Hello,I think I know the answer to this but I’m just wanting to be very sure before making an expensive decision. I currently have a very 1990’s hifi system - CD player, amp, passive speakers. I love this but want to be able to play my large digital stored music library too. So I think I have settled on using a NAS drive with a Sonos Port, which I’ll then hardwire to my amplifier, but also have some Sonos speakers around the house too. This way, I can still run my CD player and TV into my amplifier (something which is more of a problem if using e.g. a Brennan B3 due to lack of line-out!).Anyway, with regards to a NAS drive - I just want to check if all I will need to pay for/add to my system is the NAS drive (enclosure plus HDD’s of course) and the Sonos equipment. Am I right in thinking the free Sonos app will access the NAS and provide the interface to browse through the music stored on it? Or will I also need to use e.g. Plex (either free or paid subscription). From what I’ve gather
I have had trouble getting my Sonos system to work for the past few months, since installing an Eero WiFi system, and I wanted to share what I learned so that I help others avoid the headaches and hassle. The problem: After installing a network of Eero WiFi devices (three eero Pro devices and one eero Beacon extender), my Sonos system stopped working reliably (would not connect, drop devices, etc.). I tried restarting, reinstalling units, etc., etc., without success. The solution: Over the past two weeks, I have read a number of posts on this Sonos support site that helped me get the system working again today. Here is what I did and some comments on my system: [list] [*]Enabled "Bridge Mode" on our Xfinity Wireless Gateway device -- got instructions on how to do so on the Comcast website (need to log in from your internet browser and follow a few steps) [*]Connected the eero Pro device that was indicated as the "gateway" (was the only device that my eero app showed as being the "g
I purchased a pair of Roam speakers to use with my existing stereo system, connecting through Bluetooth, so that I can listen to CDs/radio/vinyl playing from my receiver in other rooms. I have an external Bluetooth transmitter/receiver plug-in to connect with the Roams which works well, however there is a significant sound lag between the Roam and the existing stereo speakers so I can't have them both on at the same time. I tried a different plug-in Bluetooth transmitter/receiver with different Bluetooth codecs as well but that didn’t work either.Is there any way I can get the wireless Roam speakers and my old wired speakers to work in sync? I have read about needing to hook up old systems with the Port or Amp but I want to be sure that this would actually fix my problem before I invest in a substantially more expensive component. Any help would be much appreciated. Current System:Record Player: Project Primary-ECD Player: Pioneer PD-M403 SRStereo Receiver: Sony STR-DH190Wired Speakers
Hi All - I just added Sonos to my gym via a Ray sound bar on the TV. My wife does guided workouts using the TV. Particularly on the treadmill, the TV speakers too far away to reliably hear over the treadmill motor. I'd like to use a Play 3 as an additional speaker, essentially just playing whatever the Ray is outputting. I was able to add the Play 3 to the system with no problem, but it sets itself up into a new room ("Gym 2"). I'm figuring I can just put the output of the ray to the Play 3, but is there any way to permanently group these together? (Improved WAF....you know....). Thanks!
I have a projector (want to coonect to a chromecast) and a TV (want to connect to an android box) and I want to be able to watch both at the same tine but be able to choose which plays audio through a Sonos Beam - I plan on connecting Bluetooth headphones to the other. I may want the sonos audio to play on one or other device depending on what is on at the time. So I have two separate hdmi cables (one from the chromecast and the other from the android box ) and then have an hdmi audio extractor with multiple inputs and one output that I can use to connect either the TV setup or projector setup to the beam. However, as there is only one output this set up doesn't work for connecting both devices to the Sonos and being able to switch between them... Any ideas?Many thanks
Hi I'm a long time Sonos user with Arc, Sub, Play 1 surrounds, move roam, Play3 x 2, 3 x Play 5 and Boost in general my system was stable until just before Christmas when I started to experience track skipping, speaker loss etc.Using the support matrix I discovered that ALL my Sonos items were experiencing high ODFM ANI numbers i.e. wifi interference they were all Red!After much messing about I realized that the issues only occured after sunset which is when I'd configured my Phillips Hue system to perform a Christmas lights show, in doing this I'd used dynamic scenes where the lights constantly change colour. The Hue hub constantly sends instructions to the lamps which all rebroadcast in a mesh system similar to Sonos (ZigBee rather than Wifi B or G) .Hue uses different channels 25 in my case and usually a very short ZigBee transmission (switch on, at x brightness and y colour) which causes no problems. Dynamic colour changing of 20 or so lamps appears to flood the network, possibly
I have a project debut carbon turntable connected to a Bellari VP130 phono stage. This little setup has been able to give me headphone access (the Bellari serves also as a headphone amp, which is why I bought it) and a line signal that I used to feed to my Sonos Play:5 line-in jack. This worked well for years. Now o decided to buy a new headphone amp/preamp/speaker amp by a company called LTA (LTA Microzotl 2, or “MZ2” for short). The MZ2 is mainly a headphone amplifier, and it’s GORGEOUS. It has significantly improved my listening experience using headphones. However, I can’t seem to find a way to output to my Sonos. The MZ2 has an RCA output meant for a power amp, and banana plugs meant to drive high sensitivity speakers (1W power only). If I hook my Sonos to the RCAs I get a very low volume and somewhat distorted sound if I try cranking up either the phono stage or the preamp volume. Awful. I have not tried connecting the banana plugs to the Sonos because I’m guessing that output
I got Move for Christmas. My existing system is on S1. Only one speaker (Gen1 Play 5) needs S1 but I use it grouped with another speaker. I want to set up the Move only on the S2 and keep my existing system separate. I just can’t seem to get S2 and the move up and running. I’ve tried adding the Move alone but it not pairing with I hit the rear connect button. Any ideas? TIA
I have numerous Sonos products - playbars, subs, 1s, 5s - and several non-Sonos speakers connected through Sonos Connects. Have all been working fine for years. Lately, after starting system (TV or music) everything is fine for 10-15 mins, then the non-Sonos speakers develop a delay (stadium sounding echo). The Speakers are Bowers & Wilkens run through a Rotel RMB-1 Amp and a Sonos Connect on each speaker pair / channel. Any suggestions?
Does anyone have a solid recommendation for a multi-device universal remote that works well with Sonos?I’ve used the Logitech Harmony Remote and Hub to control my AV products and Sonos for many years. It’s a great system. Recently, the remote stopped sending commands consistently to Sonos and Logitech has announced that they have discontinued Harmony, so updates and support will trail off. I’m done trying to get this to work correctly.
Can anyone help connecting my Novafidelity X45 to my Sonos Arc wirelessly?The Novafidelity X45 is a media streamer for CD and vinyl which I’m trying to connect to my Sonos Arc wirelessly - technical specs can be seen here: https://www.cocktailaudio.com/home/sub01_02_03.php My Novafidelity is connected to my wifi via Ethernet cable and my Sonos Arc is connected wirelessly to my router.Any help is appreciated!
Hi - I had Comcast as my wifi with my Sonos and had no issues. When I added eero with three nodes, while keeping my Comcast router, my sonos playbar would no longer connect. I direct connected the playbar to eero with an ethernet cable, opened the Sonos app and forgot my wifi system > network > manage network (even though it has the same name and PW), and went through the process to “fix the connection”. I tried to connect to the wifi once and it failed. So I tried again and unplugged the Ethernet cable while it was connecting. Fixed all my issues and works great (without resetting a bunch of settings). Thought I’d share if it helps!
It appears that Sonos is really suited for home use. I have a bar and I use Sonos and Spotify but customers that have access to my Wifi also have access to my Sonos/Spotify. I have set my speakers to a separate Wifi on the same router and used to the Sonos App to access my Spotify music but even though people have no access to that password they can still get access to my speakers. Is there a professional solution for commercial use to block access for my customers?
We have a large property with a main house, entertainment building and a pool house. There is one Unifi network for the entire property UDMpro, 3 USW24 switches and 10 Access points, the outbuilding are connected by fiber to a switch in each building. In the main house there are 12 amps, 2 arcs, 1 beam and 1 sub. One of the amps is plugged into Ethernet and the rest are on Sonosnet. The Main house works fine. The outbuildings are to far away to connect via Sonosnet and when I try to wire one Amp in either building via Ethernet the network crashes and does not recover until I unplug the Ethernet. I have STP (not RSTP) enabled with the switches prioritized appropriately and IGMP enabled. In the Entertainment building there are 4amps and 2arcs, in the Pool House there are 2amps. What would be the best and stable way to connect the outbuilding Sonos players.? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hey guys I saw an old thread on here that went unanswered but I could no longer add to it. So I made a new one to possibly help others who run into this issue! I often install Sonos equipment in peoples homes and today I faced an issue for the first time with Xfi pods and wireless Sonos zones not appearing after setting them up on your network. I figured out that if you wire a Sonos Boost to the xfi pod and add the boost to your system while connected to the “xfi pod wifi” (just stand close to it during setup), then you should be able to add it to your Sonos account. From that point on you can factory reset your Sonos equipment and add to your network without issues, since a Sonos boost gives off its own dedicated network to all your Sonos equipment. Now all of the Sonos equipment appears on the customers network without any issues. I believe the problem is that the xfi pods give off their “own network” but still have the same name and password. This should technically also work if
My content (movies, TV shows etc.) is on a wired network and my wifi is on another network. If I buy the surrounds or the sub (I have a Beam Gen 2 coming), will this setup work properly so I can get the full experience of the Sonos system? BTW, I have a Samsung Smart TV with ATMOS that will be served through the eARC port on the TV and my Android phone will be on the same network as the Sonos speakers.
I currently have my Sonos Connect connected to a Sony STR-DH590 receiver to power my Living Room in ceiling surround speakers. Is there anyway to connect my Sonos Arc to this receiver so I can have the ceiling speakers and ARC play together?
Sonos S2 IoS Version 14.14Arc + Sub + Play3 + Play3 + Move + RoamI have added a google wifi mesh to my home network, to improve wifi coverage. It is a different wifi network to the primary router network.I want to move my Sonos system to the new google wifi mesh, instead of the primary router wifi network, so I can use Sonos from IoS while I am connected to the google wifi mesh.On iphone, I connect to the new google wifi, open Sonos app, and follow instructions to set up a new network.All looks good, it recognizes my iphone is on a different wifi, asks if I want to continue setup, connects to the Arc...and then proceeds with a process of “re”connecting the Arc to the primary router’s network (again), not the one my iphone is connected to. We then go through all the other devices, connecting them to the primary router’s network, not the new google wifi (that my iphone is still connected to).Been through this process 5 times now, restarting app, google wifi, etc., also tried a temporary
How to Setup Play One as a standalone on the same network (different SSID) where there is already a Sonos System
I have a Sonos Beam (Gen 2) and 2 x Play 1’s setup as a surround sound system in my TV room that works very well.They all connect wirelessly to an Ubiquity Access Point that is hard-wired to a Router that is directly connected to the Internet.I am trying to connect my new Sonos ONE (Gen2) as a standalone system in another part of the house wirelessly to another Ubiquity Access Point that is also hard-wired to the SAME Router. Both Access Points have different SSID’s as they are far apart and the one cannot “see” the other.During the new setup process the Sonos S2 App immdiately picks up the new Sonos ONE and the installation went well up to the point where the App decides to connect the Sonos ONE wirelessly to the existing Sonos System’s SSID which will obviously not work as it is too far away.PS: When I attempt to configure the new Sonos ONE my Smart Phone (Android Ver 12), I am wirelessly connected to the SSID in the new part of the house where I want to use it as a standalone syste
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