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I'm new to the Sonos community and require some assistance. We are currently in the electrical phase of our new home construction. I have purchased multiple Connect amps for multiple zones, however, I want to run two pairs of speakers (master bathroom and master bedroom) to a single Connect Amp. I've found articles on wiring two pairs of speakers but can't find information on how to switch one set off and leave the other set on. At times I would like to have both pairs on but also have the ability to shut off one set in either the bathroom or bedroom. Truly hoping that someone would be able to assist me. Thanks in advance.
Hi just yesterday tried CONNECT-AMP that move to rest my old Pioneer 100W amplifier. There is no compare about power, my ESB speaker are very nice with mi Pioneer but was time to upgrade. So after a quick start with success, i try to plug my LENCO DECK (for my vynil) and with my surprise i see that volume set to max is extremely LOW ! cannot amplify this DECK. ! i set to HIGH level to 10 of sonos app if line in. Dear SONOS engineer i cannot use my deck to connect-amp because volume is too low ! is there a way to solve? thanks
Hey everyone, I've been reading some of the topics here debating whether one should upgrade a single Play5 (gen2) with an additional Play5 to make a stereo pair, or to add a Sub. I'm using my current Play5 in a relatively small room (say, 16'x12', maybe) with a record player. Depending on how certain records were mastered, I am still having to pump the volume up almost to max on some (yes, the record player has built-in pre-amp), as compared to when I stream music and can destroy the whole house with volume. Because of that, I'm wanting to add another speaker, but the way the room is setup, I'd only be able to place the stereo pair about 3 feet apart, and I know Sonos recommends more like 8 feet. With that in mind, is upgrading to a stereo pair worthwhile, or would it make more sense to add a Sub? I'm wanting to get a bit more volume, but rather than just adding like a Play1 to the room, I figure might as well use this as an excuse to upgrade the sound experience as well. Than
Hi all, I have 5 Play:1 and one Connect which are distributed in my flat. The flat is really small, about 60sqm, there is one Play:1 in every room, in the living room there are two of them as stereo pair. Also in the living room I use a connect with two wired standart speakers. As input device to the connect I use a projector, laptop, computer or an echo dot. (I plug the cables in and out) Additionally there is a Boost connected to my router, the Connect is connected to the Boost via ethernet cable. When I stream spotify via the app there are no issues at all but when I stream any audio via the connect there are frequent interruptions of the audio to the wirelessly connected Play:1's, the wired speakers (attached to the connect) are playing just fine. It doesn't matter what the input source actually is. (Laptop, PC, dot, Projector) I bought the Boost because I was hoping to get rid of this issue but it didn't work. Is there any benefit from using the Boost vs usin
Hey guys, I got a Bose solo sounds bar which had an optical port. Would I be able to incorporate that info the sonos system with the aid of a connect with out an amp since it is powered itself? Please dumb down any replies into shapes colors and single syllable words. There is a reason I use Sonos for its simplicity! Thanks Guys!
I have flush or ceiling mounted speakers in six rooms. Each room has a wall mounted volume control. All speakers are powered by an older Denon AVR, that amp is connected to a newer Denon AVR that provides the music/content source. I would like to use Sonus technology to be able to send different sources to the different rooms in the house. What products would you recommend?
I just purchased a new home. Previous owner left behind an older Bose Acoustimass SE 5-Speaker System with a Rosssound Impedance Matching Speaker Selector. The home is hardwired with two speakers on an outdoor porch, two wall mounted speakers that face the television. I have two goals: I would like to be able to use my existing speakers to play music, and later add a play 5 to create a third zone inside. I would also like to be able use two of the existing speakers and the existing subwoofer along with a playbar to enhance the television sound. I hope that makes sense, I appreciate any feedback you can provide.
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?
I purchased a Sonos system from a local home theater company. Everything works fine, but when I was cleaning I noticed that the model information on the Connect:Amp and Sub are in Chinese or Japanese script. There is no information in English. I suspect the same is true of the SoundBar, but I didn't pull it down to check. The connection information (speakers, ethernet switch, analog audio) is in English. Anyone seen this before? Are these gray market/counterfeit? I was charged full US retail. I have reached out to Sonos for their position on this matter. Any input or common experience with this issue would be appreciated.
I am looking for reviews / feedback from those of you who have or are using the Polk Atrium sub 10 / sat 30 set with the connect amp. I realize the connect amp was not intended to be used with passive subs but for this set-up does it produce sufficient power? I am only looking to use 2 sat 30s for this set-up. Crossover is handled at the speaker level so shouldn't be a problem not using the sub out line from the connect amp? ***sorry I just realized I put this in the wrong sub-forum. Should be in components. newbie...***
My Sonos Connect is only providing an audio output intermittently to my hifi amplifier. I know it's the Connect that is at issue, rather than the amplifier, because my CD player is also connected to my amp and that is working just fine. I have also checked the Network Matrix, and the connection from the Root Bridge (a Play 3) to the Connect is fine (inbound/outbound is 43/38). Any ideas? Thanks! Mike
I have one stereo set up with my Sonos through the connect. It's connect through the RCA output. I would like to connect another one, to play the same stuff at the same time, but there's obviously no other RCA outputs on the connect to plug the cable into. What cable would I need to get for this to work, through either the coaxial or optical outputs? My other stereo has the same RCA input ports as the first stereo. Or could I used a double ended RCA cable and put it in the RCA input port on the connect, and the output port on my second stereo? Sorry - I'm a total noob when it comes to stuff like this.
Ive had this issue for a long time. cant find any solutions. Often I operate my playbar for the TV at higher volumes. when the TV is not in use, I add the playbar to the living room set. When I add the playbar to the living room it comes on blasting, and i have to scramble to bring the volume down. Would be nice if there was a setting to "equalize volume" when adding so that the component added is set at the average level of the other rooms. Thanks!
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.
On my new Huawei G8 phone, I can't control my Sonos on the lock screen. With my former smartphone (LG), that wasn't a problem. I believe all my settings are correct. - I installed the Sonos app on my device (duh!) and gave the app the permission to access my storage and my location. - I enabled 'show notifications' and 'show lock screen controls'. - In my phone settings, I allowed the Sonos app to write system settings and to ignore battery optimalisation - In the Android notifications center, I allowed the Sonos app to be shown on the lock screen. [I hope I translated the options correct - my Android is in Dutch) But still, I don't get to see the controls on my lock screen as I was used to with my LG-phone. Although, when I'm using the standard Huawei music player, I do get controls on my lock screen. Does anybody know, what to do? Except for buying another phone? :?
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 got a ZP120 in 110V mode and connected it to a 220V current. Now, unsurprisingly, it does not work anymore. I could obviously bring it in for repair but I am wondering whether I could take care of that myself in a more timely fashion. Obviously I will loose my warranty by opening the ZP but I don't mind as long as I know for sure that I can fix the problem myself (otherwise I would loose the warrenty AND not got the ZP working again!). Could someone tell me whether there is something simple like a fuse or so inside that I could simply replace?! Does anybody have experience? Sonos staff, can you help me? I am surprised anyway that the controllers ship with 110-220V adapters while the ZP have to be switched manually. But that is another discussion... Thanks for any help!
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.
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