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hi there. For my husband’s 50th I want to buy him a turntable to connect to our current Sonos system. I don’t want to spend so much money so thinking of buying a non-Sonos turntable.But when I’ve read the Sonos blogs, if we have a turntable then it says we need a Play5 Speaker - does anyone know if this is correct? We only have a Play 3 speaker, a Beam, 3 Play 1’s and a Roam.
I currently own several SONOs products (Soundbar, sub, 2 play 3’s, 2 play 1’s, a Boost and a Connect).I use the connect for my 2 pairs of outdoor patio speakers, 2 garage speakers, and a shower/sauna speaker. I also have the TV on the patio going LINE IN to the Connect.I am building a detached garage and I plan to create a 7.1 home theater system using an onkyo txnr 686 as the receiver. I plan to use ZONE 2 for my outdoor speakers and I would like my outdoor TV to also play from my outdoor speakers. Is there a SONO product that will do this and if so please provide instructions on the connections that need to be made. I would like to have all of my wired speakers as part of the sonos system but the priority are the zone 2 speakers. THanks
Sorry for my English , I'm having problems with my 2 play 5 speakers connecting online, has a lot of audio delay by 3 sec, I hadn't had that problem for 4 years, without compressing the audio follows the problem, I think the 10.6 update has that problem. Any solucion?
We have One's in the kitchen and a ZP80 in the living room. All good. With the weather so nice and there being an analogue hifi in the summer house I've moved the ZP80 out there. It's great, and having picked up a used ZP90 from fleabay for peanuts I plan to leave it out there. My question is - the weather won't be so great for so long in the UK, so what regime should I adopt for powering the ZP80 off? Does switching off the power shorten the life of the product?
On 12/12/2016, I placed a request with Sonus Tech Support for help, as my Sonus Controller could not access my ITunes music library. I was receiving the message, "Reason: Unable to add the shared folder \\DESKTOP-XXXXXX\Music to your Music Library (1002)." After sending Sonus Tech Support my request for help, I did more discovery and found that a Windows 10 Update, KB3201845, had been installed on 12/9/2016, which is when the issue began. I deinstalled the Windows update and Sonus is now working properly, and I am able to add/access my ITunes library. I have also contacted Microsoft, and am told that this is an issue that Sonus needs to rectify with an upgrade to their latest controller software to make sure that it is compatible with the latest Windows 10 Upgrade. This note is informational, if others are experiencing the same issue and also so Sonus can look into the capability issues between the above Windows update and Sonus.
I've just replaced my 5 Gen 1 with a new 5 Gen 2 and I'm ??? Not blown away, in fact at the moment i think i prefer my Gen 1. I can hear the improvement in the new speaker (definitely a bigger range to bass) but the Gen 1 was sweeter. I'm hoping after the new speaker has been used for a few weeks it will improve. Does anyone else have any view/experience of this?
My Sonos ZP80 used to work fine, now it plays fine for 3 seconds then the sound becomes distorted and then it plays but at a really low volume? I worked out if you mute it and then unmute it its the same as above. Sometimes the volume comes back for a few seconds but mostly very low volume? Ive swapped leads to my amp and inputs etc. So it seems the ZP80 is at fault? Thanks
Dear all,This weekend, I bought my ‘dream spreakes’ (Scandyna SmallPod passive speakers) second-hand. A bose amplifier (Bose SoundTouch SA-4) was part of the deal, but I already own a Sonos Connect:AMP (Gen 2, because it's S2-compatible). Because I already miss the ‘Sonos-environment’, I’m curious to know if these four (small) speakers (specifications below) can be connected (simultaneously) to my Sonos amplifier. I've already read a lot online, but I can seem to figure it out. A small side note; I don't put the volume high, I live in a small (noisy) apartment thus only play - low volume - background music. I hope you can help me! The specifications of the spreakers (I really don't no if these are the specifications for just one speaker, or for two - stereo - speakers together):System 2-way, bassreflexApplications Hi-Fi stereo, AV-Home Theatre systemsAmplifier requirement 10 - 100Watt RMSNominal impedance 4 ΩFrequency response 60 - 25.000 Hz ( ± 3dB )Sensitivity 89dB spl ( 2.83V / 1m )
Now that the [b]Sonos Amp[/b] has launched in the USA (orders ship 12/3/18) a nice companion product would be an [u]Input Selectable Dock.[/u] The dock would accommodate at least 3 sources (i.e Phono, CD Player, Aux). Design would match the Sonos Amp in all dimensions and color as well as accomdating stackable and/or side-by-side placement. It would have a pass-through power supply to allow the Sonos Amp to be plugged into it thus eliminating the need to provision for two wall outlets. All inputs would be auto-detectable with LED's that turn from red (inactive) to green (active). Inputs would auto-switch to inactive after 30 seconds to 5 minutes of silence (time intervals being selective via Sonos app). Obviously, the dock would not be practical in some installations wherein the Sonos Amp is tucked away in a closet. However, sitting atop my home entertainment cabinet it would be the perfect compliment (i.e Phono and CD Player) to my Sonos Amp. ;) So what are your thoughts and/or
Hiya, I have a Denon turntable with built in pre amp connected to my play 5 and the sound when connected to the TT is awful and crackly. It also varies between different vinyl records. I have fiddled with the weights on the tone arm. I’ve made sure the pre amp is turned on. And the sound is compressed. What else can I do to get rid of the crackling/ buzz? thanks
Just got a new Amp wired it up to run 4 outdoor speakers 8Ohms each I see it on my system grouped it, played it alone can see its getting a signal and music is playing just no sound am I doing something wrong I want it to work really bad woke on my yard and need sound any help will be appreciated
I have a home full of S1-only kit but like many others I am now effectively barred from buying any more new S2 Sonos kit due to the need to either have separate S1 and S2 systems, or brick my current kit for a 30% upgrade discount to S2. This all seems to be due to memory limitations unrelated to the actual amp and speaker properties of the S1 devices. So perhaps there is a fix for the memory issue to allow these still highly capable S1 units to operate in an S2 world?It would seem to me a fairly simple network solution for Sonos to launch an “S1/S2” interface that sits in the distributed Sonos network and looks to the S2 network as an S2 network and looks to the S1 system as an S1 system, allowing interoperability of devices with control over all S1 devices. The necessary logic and memory could all sit in one (master) interface device for S1 (slave) devices, effectively creating in software a “virtual” S2 version of each S1 device. The interface device can then just pipe the audio to
First of all, I am pleased with AMP (non Connect) performance (and quality) driving B&W 803 series 3 and connected 3rd party SubWoofer.But I noticed that SONOS is more focused on its ARC than recent other products.So I wonder, if we as SONOS AMP customers are left in the dark on future features/support/etc...Feature request;Phantom speaker, ability to manually focus center and or volume level. Dolby Atmos (compressed) support over Dolby Digital + AMP should be able with its memory and CPU power to wireless drive additional SONOS/Symfoniks as Atmos speakers. Some Room calibration with non SONOS speakers, distance input, db level, etc… S1 on Play5 gen1 and AMP supported HiRES 24bit/48kHz FLAC's , S2 did not bring any additional HiRES support on AMP. 24bit/192kHz FLAC support on AMP / S2So I regret I did firmware/OS upgrade from S1 to S2 on AMP.S2 did not bring any additional audio/quality support.
Hello - first time user of this forum so thank you to anybody who can help with this. Is it possible to use a smart TV (LG LED) as the amplifier/speaker for a ZP90 (possibly via a Humax box)? I have an old ZP90 that is not getting used and this would save the need for an amp/speaker purchase to play it through if a TV could do this - acknowledging that TV audio may not be the best sound quality. I see lots of people looking to use the Sonos system to play their TV audio in a surround sound approach but not the other way round. Thanks again.
I know a number of posts exist around this, but some say to buy a new Connect:Amp and others say it’s not possible. I purchased a Connect:Amp already, not buying another, but part of the point was working with external hardware and mono is common for old systems. There are 6 YEAR threads about this on here. Why isn’t this a programmatic option for those that spent $500 on a Connect:Amp already? Love the products, but are you trying to push customers away? This is basic. It’s absurd
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