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Hi there, I have a new Samsung TV which only has an optical audio port (not the old fashioned headphone socket). I have a Sonos Conect:amp, connected to speakers, which I want to connect to the TV so I can play TV sound over the speakers. I bought an optical audio cable and an analogue to digital audio converter. I've wired it all up as follows: 1. TV to converter using optical audio cable 2. Converter to Connect:amp using the two-socket (red and white) analogue cable. But when I turn the TV onto the optical audio output mode - and check on my Sonos app that line in is playing - I still can't get sound! Any idea what's going on? Any help greatly appreciated! Thanks
Noticed alot of people place their play5 next to their vinyl player on the same table. Does anyone have experience if this works at all? There is alot of bass punch and I'm worried there will be disturbance. Second question. Is there big difference between streaming and directly connected with rca to the play5?
Hello all. First time posting here. I own a Connect, which I use with a soundbar. I just purchased a Play 1 and looking to add another Play:1 and, eventually, a PlayBase. Do I need the Connect when adding the Play:1's and Playbase? I'm thinking not, but I want to be sure. I'm thinking of selling my Connect and putting the money towards the 2nd Play:1 and a PlayBase. Thanks in advance.
I understand that I can convert my existing wired speakers to Sonos with a Sonos connect device however I can't find info about how to connect an existing five speaker (5.1 surround driven by an existing Yamaha receiver/amp) to sonos. Can this be done and maintain 5.1 ? Is it as simple as using a sonos connect along side my amp? I also have other existing in ceiling speakers in other parts of the house and realize to integrate them to sonos app for zone control I need more sonos connects but that's another topic (as well as adding sonos speakers for new zones etc). For now it's about my ability to use sonos to drive my existing 5 speaker sourround system. Th for any help.
I currently have a Sonos 5.1 system setup — Playbar, Sub, play:1. I'm considering purchasing a Connect to stream from a vintage amp to the existing setup. Is this possible without [i]breaking[/i] the 5.1 functionality? I know this seems like an obvious question, just don't want invest and find the answer the hard way. Thanks.
We just built a new house and had it pre-wired for our music to key rooms and patios for speakers. All the internal locations have had speakers installed in the ceilings. We also want to be able to place wireless speakers in our yard. We have a central electronics closet where all wiring in the house for TV Music, etc go to. Which Sonos base unit should we use to be able to supply music to all our wired locations and yet be able to wirelessly send music to our yard speakers?
I have a connect:amp wired to my router, but have recently started getting an issue with the sound disappearing shortly after play starts. I will play a track which may be off my NAS or Spotify (it seems to make no difference), and within a few seconds the volume drops down to an inaudible level. When I try to turn in back up, the sound disappears all together although the track continues to play. I am at a loss as to what to try, since I don't get this issue with either of the connects on the system, and any advice at all would be welcomed.
I have a Connect hooked up to an amp that powers some outdoor speakers. When I select the speakers to play by themselves the speakers work great and the volume works perfectly. However, when I create a group with my 3 other speakers (Play 1's and Play 3), the volume drops considerably and I am unable to turn it up to an acceptable level. (even after maxing out the amp and the volume level in the SOnos app.) Any ideas as to why this is happening?
I currently have a CONNECT and 2 speakers pairs in my house ... one pair Play1s .... one pair Play5s. I have the CONNECT placed next to my router so I can have a cable connection for best performance. It all works fine but I wanted to change things. I want to move my connect into another room where I have a receiver/CD so I can connect that as a source into the Line-In on the CONNECT. Doing so means my CONNECT will now make a WIFII connection to the router .. no longer a cable connection. The house is small and WIFGII reception is good through the house. Will I see any performance hit? Is this not recommended?
Hi, I wanted to know if you can connect to a Connect player with multiple devices? I currently have one of my Connects connected to an amp/speaker system through the coaxial connection, but could I also connect it to another speaker system using the analog plugs?
Connect digital output in fixed volume mode is not bit-perfect as discussed [url=https://en.community.sonos.com/components-228996/connect-no-longer-bit-perfect-6738927]here[/url]. There is a simple limiter applied with a maximum gain decrease of just under 1dB. This cannot be defeated in fixed volume mode. However, in variable volume mode the maximum limiter gain becomes less as the volume slider is decreased from maximum. The limiting disappears completely after 13 taps on the slider. This is shown in [url=https://www.dropbox.com/s/i7simuhad7a02e6/vol_limit.png?dl=1]this[/url] link. The associated volume decrease in the signal is shown [url=https://www.dropbox.com/s/ez6mj04lfks5nlr/vol_decrease.png?dl=1]here[/url]. It is interesting to note that as the volume slider is moved back from maximum, the rate of volume decrease becomes larger at the same 13 tap point. I haven't gone beyond 20 taps to see if there are further changes in volume sensitivity. What are the implications?
Hi everybody - we love our SONOS System at home and also in the agency. But we are missing the possibility to order the SONOS PLAY 1 in pure white - as we had the chance to order it one or two years ago. Especially for design living or working surrounding it’s just PERFECT! We would highly appreciate this version again as we want to stock up our SONOS surrounding - how about you?
I've got a ZP90/Connect connected to my network via ethernet, along with a few other Sonos devices that connect wirelessly. After long periods (12+ hrs) of inactivity, playing music to the group will play to all of the speakers *except* the ZP90 outputs. Removing it from the group and re-adding it temporarily corrects the issue. Is this something others have experienced? Is there a solution?
Stick with me here please as this may get a little detailed as I try to explain. I'm sticking with airplay for now as I've invested $ in equipment such as airport express units and AppleTV's. I've also got a couple of good audio systems that are being fed by these components and I'm not willing to dispose of them all and spend the big bucks on a full SONOS replacement yet. (YET) I know I can connect a SONOS Play 5 to an airport express just as I could any other powered speaker. I've hesitated doing this though, because spending the big $ on the Play 5 and not utilizing its network features, etc., seems silly. However (and here's my question) I was told that if I do hook up a Play 5 to an Airport Express and stream music to it from iTunes on my computer or other device, the Play 5 will then serve to distribute that signal to any other SONOS speakers I have in the house, without using any more Airport Express units. In other words, the hard wired Play 5 becomes the hub, sending
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