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I installed my first Sonos system for a customer back in 2007. I just completed a service call for a customer whose system i installed 8 years ago and had a devil of a job updating the players as they hadn't been connected to the internet for a few years. Part of their system includes a CR100 controller (remember those?). The jump from old to new firmware in the players created an issue that the CR100 would no longer connect. Sonos Tech Support said they could help, but only if the controller was sent back to them for a forced update. The support Tech said I might not want to do that though as it's an obsolete item and won't be supported much beyond the next 6 months of so. It would be a temporary fix. Okay, things go end-of-life, particularly if they have a colour screen and some sort of two-way comms. Tablets and phones have taken over anyway, but that's not the issue. I'm asking myself now how long ZP80s and ZP100s will be supported for? I know it's a different type of p
I want to connect Sonos throughout the whole house. I have a connect amp to power ceiling mounted speakers in my kitchen and a few Play 1 speakers in other rooms. I chose the connect amp so I would not have to power up an outside amp to listen in the kitchen. I want to connect my surround sound/home theather to both input AND output to Sonos, but the connect amp only has input. Can I add an additional Connect to they sytem to allow Sonos to send sound tp the Surround sound system?
Ive got two sonos units that seem to just drop off the map every couple of minutes. i can ping either one of them and at a random point in time the pings just stop going through (this is also causing my music to not be consistent). any ideas? this is really driving me nuts.
I have two Sonos 5's and one Sonos 3 for sound in my Brew Pub. I have a projector plugged into Line In on one of my Sonos 5's. Can I plug another source into the other Sonos 5? My app only shows one Line In source. I'd like to feed a sound mixer into the other speaker so we can have musicians Plug and Play. Any thoughts?
I have a Connect Amp. In our new house I want to wallmount some speakers, and are looking at the Audiovector On-wall speakers. Here is the specs from teh manufacturer, as well as a link: Frequenzy Range -6dB ( 50-52 kHz) Sensitivity ( 8 Ohm) 88 dB Nominal Impedance 5 Ohm X-over frequencies 800/3000 Power Handling 200W http://audiovector.com/onwall-inwall-avantgarde.html Additional question: Does these speakers benefit from buying a Sonos Subwoofer?
I've been having drop out and system recognition issues with my Sonos set up (5xPlay:1, 2xPlay:3 and 1xConnect) and am now purchasing a Boost to (hopefully) rectify these issues. However, being a public house (tavern) I am concerned that anyone with a Sonos app will be able to access the system. Is this the case, or can I password protect the SonosNet?
ZonePlayer ZP90 coaxial OUT to: Yamaha RX-A1010's AV coaxial IN: surround sound always worked when playing music via Sonos; now it fails. Swapping out the cable made no change. Switching to analog made no difference. The only thing that changed (and I cannot believe this would affect music playback), was moving the TV's HDMI-1 out from to HDMI-3 (ARC). Any ideas? This is a strange one. Worked great for years.
Hello, I'm considering adding a connect amp to our home. I currently have a 7.1 setup and am considering integrating the connect amp to the set-up. My thought is to connect the surround back L and R line-out to the line-in of the connect amp. That way I can play music, where the receiver is, and not have to turn on the receiver. Also, whenever I watch TV with 7.1, I can still get the rear L and R channels to play through Sonos and also continue to listen to the show/event throughout the house. What I'd like to know is if the audio lag is noticeable in this setup? I understand there would be a need to encode/decode the line-in signal to sync to other Sonos machines in the home, but was wondering if that has improved over the years via software, and the fact that there are other product offerings that are intended to work with a TV - like the play base.
I have a Roksan K2 Amp and CD player and unfortunately the amp does not have output which I can connect to my Connect:AMP in order to play CDs through the rest of my SONOS. I have figured a work around where I have connected my Connect:AMP to the CD player, and then the CD player to the AMP, but that of course means that I have to turn on the Connect:AMP to use the amp with any other inputs. I don't suppose anyone has a better solution?
Hi guys, I have a Sonos Connect hooked to a Bose Lifestyle 38 Home Theater for Music streaming and I was wondering if there is a way to connect them to a TV and have the sound from TV routed through the Sonos Connect using the Bose Home Theater?. Thanks again for your help.
Good morning :-) Is anyone using miniDSP devices with a Sonos Connect? If so, are you still able to achieve sync with other sonos speakers or does the miniDSP add delay to the music playback? I am thinking the following scenario: Sonos Connect (optical / coaxial out) => MiniDsp device (e.g. miniDSP 2x4 HD) => Amplifier line in => Speakers Speculating that the Dsp device will add some delay at least but not sure if this is bad enough to lead to out of sync playback with the rest of my sonos speakers (play 1, Play 5). Any experiences with the above? Cheers Yiannis
I currently own 4 @ 2 * Play 1's, 2 @ 2 * Play 3's, 1 @ 2 Play 5's, a sound bar & sub-woofer. I'm looking to mount all the speakers on the wall therefore I'm looking for 14 brackets for my Play 1's, 2's & 3's (I already have a bracket for my sound bar). Can you advise where I can purchase the brackets at a good price, I don't see anything on the SONOS website other than speaker stands.
We would like to connect the Sonos CONNECT stereo output to the mono input of common 70V commercial sound amplifiers.. specifically the Bosch PLE-1P240 (https://us.boschsecurity.com/en/products/publicaddressandvoicealar/pacommercialsoundandemerg/plenaeasyline/ple1pxx0usplenaamplifier/ple1pxx0usplenaamplifier_36847). Our question is can the L/R analog output of the CONNECT be combined in parallel/phase using a simple Y-cord arrangement? Or would one need to add a few 1kΩ resistors in series to sum them together (vs 'shorting' together). I wish the CONNECT had an monaural analog output!! And what about sensitivity? Most home audio is -10dBV, whereas pro equipment is typically +4dBU. (The Bosch has input sensitivity of 1Vrms for full output so falls somewhere in between.)
Hi, I would like to setup a stereo pair of speakers Sonance IS4 SST (8 ohms nominal, 6 ohms minimum, 100 watts RMS) with a Sonos ZP-120. Would the Sonos be powerful enough ? Besides, if I want to connect as well a subfoower Sonance ISW (8 ohms nominal, 6 ohms minimum, 100 watts RMS) to the same Sonos ZP-120, I understand that the subwoofer line out of the ZP-12 is not amplified and that I will need to connect it to the line-in of a subwoofer amplifier (like the Sonance A-800) which will in turn be connected to the Sonance ISW subwoofer. Any insights would be appreciated ! Many thanks ! Lionel
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