I am renovating my retirement home and hope to get a simple to use, fuss-free all in one system to watch TV, movies, listen to music. Currently, using Roon+Qobuz+QQmusic. May use Apple Music.
The overall design was made based on the idea of using a full set of SONOS system to pair with a 75” TV, compromising of the following:
- Sonos Arc
- Sonos Sub G3 x 1
- Sonos Era 300 (pair)
Have 2 considerations in placing the era300 (position 1 in orange on two ends of the side boards and position 2 in pink at the rear of the sofa set). Illustration of layout as shown below. May place a turntable behind the sofa set on the side table to link to the Sonos system wirelessly.
I am inclining more towards placing the Era300 at position 1 as i hope it will cover the dining area when listening to music. However I am unsure if this can be done well.
Auditioned this set up earlier this week based on position 2 (at the authorised dealer in South East Asia). It sounded good in terms of movies, capturing lots of information, but the surround sound lacks vertical dimensions, eg. TopGun scene when the plane flew overhead. In terms of music, the overall sound is rather harsh and lacked refinement, a far cry from my current hifi set up.
Would like to seek opinions from the experts here to find out more about this system in terms of my home layout. I would also want to know how to improve and achieve a more refined sound with this Sonos system. Or is this Sonos system appropriate?
Looking forward to any feedbacks. Any inputs are greatly appreciated. Thank you.