Let's talk about Connect, Connect:Amp, Sonos Amp, Sonos Port, and setups using your own speakers and components.
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Lockdown boredom has got the better of me so I’ve been thinking about what Sonos could next.Currently I have a Playbase 5.1 system with 1s as rears, a Beam, Port connected turntable, 1s in other rooms. All connect by the S2 app.What I’d like to see is a new amp with eARC for LPCM like the Arc and three channels for the front to include a centre. Sonos could also sell a range of passive speakers based on 1s? for front duties that would then allow trueplay which I’ve found does an excellent job of room calibration.I really think this would sell well, the Beam doesn’t sound as good as my Playbase, neither can handle LPCM, the Arc is quite substantial. I think a lot of people would see this as a great alternative to the huge AV amps available.Any thoughts?
When the battery of the Sonos Roam is dead and we plug it in, it takes a long time before it van connect tot the system. I would expect that such An expensive device would work immediately. Is this normal? If it is, this is a bit of a dissapointment.
Hi All! I am a bit confused and can’t find a clear answer. Can I use a Sono Port to connect my Marantz receiver and use Sonos speaks as satellites in a 5.1 set up. So, if I’m watching a movie, the Marantz handles my bowers and wilkins left, right, and center speakers but it’s synced with the Sonos speakers via the sonos port? will that work?
So the idea here is to have the turntable with preamp connected to the Receiver. Then have the Sonos Port connected to the receiver as well. I want to run Zone 2 from the AV Receiver to a set of outdoor speakers. I recently purchased a AudioTechnica Turntable with a preamp. I have this setup currently directly to the turntable to run throughout the house on all the Sonos Speakers. Unfortunately I do not want to run Sonos Outdoors due to constant changing weather conditions. I want to install a set of outdoor wired speakers. This is why the AV Receiver is needed. I think I need to connect the Turntable to an input source? Connect the Port to an output Source? and Connect the speakers to the Channel outputs? I then should be able to listen to music indoors and outdoors at the same time using and second zone for the hardwired speakers outdoors connected to the Receiver? Sorry this is long winded. Looking for confirmation or a correct method of connecting all this. Thanks in advance.Mark
I have a turntable for about 6 months I am having issues with the sound being muted or muffled, especially vocals on my records. Are there any setting on the Sonos 5 that need to be adjusted to clear up the sound quality? Could it be the needle on the turntable?
Hi,I have a Sonos Amp currently running 2 outdoor Sonance speakers. I understand the Amp can run 2 pairs of Sonance speakers wired in parallel.My Amp is right in the centre of the house and it is a very tortuous route to outside, also our house is 300+ years old and the walls are enormously thick. I managed to get the cable for the current Sonance speakers through the house when we had floors up and through the wall using a redundant Virgin media hole which had been drilled previously by an engineer.To add a second set of Sonance outdoor speakers, I don’t really want to have to take up floors and try to drill through the wall (it’s close to 1m thick in places). Could I simply cut the current cable outside the house and add one of these:https://www.richersounds.com/qed-3-way-speaker-switch.htmlThen use the existing cables from it off to the current speakers and a new cable from it to the new speakers? Appreciate it will play the same music etc, but that’s fine I won’t ever want to have
I purchased a Sonos Boost many years ago, I believe for my Playbar and Sonos Sub at the time, as I believe it was needed to run it together. Unfortunately, I couldn’t keep the sub and had to return it but still have the Boost for some reason. Is the Boost still relevant for anything?
I know there are a lot of other threads on this topic, but I seem to be right 'on the line' where it comes to determining the generation of amp I am looking at.I know gen1 amps have the mute button up until 2013.2013 to 2015 gen1 had the play/pause button.Sometime 2015 Gen2 came out.My question is, what is the cut in date for gen2? I am interested in buying a used Amp with a 1508 (August 2015) serial number. Is this far enough in 2015 to be a Gen 2?? Or could it still be a late production Gen 1?
With the recent upgrading of our whole system to S2 it’s time to sell my old kit. And with it being Boxing Day I thought I’d dig right to the back of the boxes cupboard. Does anyone remember unboxing these? It was a launch into the unknown back then. CR100 live and well and running with S5 on v8.4.
Looking to extend music playback into my backyard just for a few hours at a time. The seating area is approximately 50’ from the house, but the stereo playback equipment is on the opposite interior side.I have an existing hardwired whole house system, so ideally I would be able to just grab a line level output from my preamp and add something like Sonos Connect with a battery powered speaker option out in the yard? I’m guessing the stock broadcast distance is too much for Connect and I would also need the Boost?If the component requirements get too crazy, I’ll just rent a trencher and run conduit out w/ 12ga wire and pick up another amp.
Bonjour,je souhaite utiliser mes enceintes dynaudio xeo3, connectées par un boitier avec Line in, pour écouter Deezer via mon téléphone iphone et mon mac.j’ai l’intention d’acheter un connect G2, d’occasion. Pas un “amp” ni un “port”. Pourriez-vous m’indiquer si ce système fonctionnera avec la nouvelle application sonos ? Si oui, quel branchement dois-je faire pour que ça marche ?Je vous remercie. daniel
I have a line-in connected from my record player (Audio-Technica AT-LP60) to my Sonos 5. The Sonos 5 is set to autoplay and is in a speaker group. Everything performs perfectly when I use the record player - when I turn the record player on, the source automatically changes over and plays to the speaker group as it should… however, when the record player is not in use and I try to play streaming music to the same speaker group, the line-in source from the record player will interrupt/override the streaming (and play nothing, since the record player is not in use). I have to re-click the streaming service source to get it to play again to the speaker group.It was a minor annoyance at first, but it happens enough that it is becoming a headache. I was wondering if anyone knows a way to fix this and still retain the autoplay/speaker group settings on the Sonos 5 for when I use the record player.
I have 4 Sonos Amp, Two are connected to a TV in my bedrooms, and other 2 are for background music in my living and kitchen.Can i use this setup to play multiroom?Can i play music without switching on TV?Can i Also integrate my Marantz to this setup for Multiroom?
I have a SONOS ARC + SUB in one room of a LARGE home.In another part of the home I have a rack of SONOS AMPS driving multi room audio.I tried adding the AMP driving the ceiling speakers to the room where I installed the SONOS ARC and sub. I cannot get the surrounds to Join…. the SONOS tech tells me the ARC uses a 5Ghz band to communicate DIRECTLY with the SONOS AMP for the surround channels. and that the AMP in the rack must be too far away for this 5GHz signal -coming form the ARC to reach. Huh? why isnt the ARC the WIFI network?I tried hard wiring the ARC and the SONOS AMP to the switch.. still wont join.. any ideas ? what is really happening? do I REALLY need to move the SMP into the same room as theARC? - seems strange to have to do this.
Hi new to the communityi have a Russ sound amplifier system with 6 zones in house. I use older white Sonos Connect device to pipe music to each zone. Can I use the new Sonos Connect Amp to the Russ Sound system to get that additional wattage and better quality or just go with new Sonos Connect. Thanks
I have 2 Sonos 1s and a sonos amp powering 2 Cerwin Vega XSL-12s. Can I add a passive equalizer between the Sonos amp and the XLS-12s? My old receiver had treble high and mid as well as bass low and mid controls that gave my CVs a real nice thump. I am not able to get that out of just the amp.
We have 4 built in ceiling speakers (non-Sonos) in our basement - they are currently hooked up to a non-Sonos receiver/amp, which is connected to a turntable with a preamp setup. How would I go about setting up those 4 speakers to Sonos? I guess I am looking into 2 ideas: Is it possible to feed the current receiver/amp into Sonos so I can play the turntables over the Sonos system? Is it possible to connect the 4 wired speakers into Sonos, so I can play Sonos music to the hardwired legacy speakers?Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks so much!
Hi I will get a Sonos Port for Xmas in order to integrate my analogue sound system based on Martantz PM8005, B&W 601, Turntable with Sonos world.Turntable is played only via Marantz and will only goes to B&W without entering digital world.Digital sources are the TV Philips ambilight that via optical fibre and a DAC goes in one of Maratnz RCA input, and Spotify either via TV or via Sonos App.I need to keep the TV via optical fibre to DAC and Marantz because when watching TV this is the way to have the audioWhat I would like to implement is either when I stream from TV or from SONOS app the source goes in the Marantz and in parallel wireless from the Port to Sonos One SL avoiding delay. First question is there a possibility in SONOS App to tune the delay to avoid echo effect between analog world (Martantz) and digital world (Sonos)What could you suggest as connection layout ?
Using LG Oled and AppleTV - I replaced Sonos Beam with two Play 5 gen 2 white speakers and Sub as room 2. I added Sonos Port as Room 1. Using HDMI 2 ARC , the Oled Audio is fed to an HDMI to analog converter that uses rca to send the LG sound to the Port line in. Set up was easy and I use Port as room1 then add stereo paired room 2. Music apps sound amazing ! Controlling volume and mute with Apple TV remote works perfectly. Opening the Sonos App and adding rooms / changing volume etc works the same as with the Beam. Using the App I can visually see and hear the volume changes as I make them. When using the Apple TV remote to change volume … change is heard but the Sonos App volume sliders remain in place. Sonos Port line in volume changes are not displayed in Sonos App. Also I first tried a Sonos Connect but it is not supported in the current Sonos App.
With most of my speakers, the Sonos Amp has a nice flat frequency response, just a little rolled off after 15KHz which I can’t hear anyway. But some speakers can cause peaking in the frequency response (typical problem with Class D without post filter feedback). I think it happens with the Sonos Amp when speakers have a negative phase at high frequency. At least that is the difference I have with this problematic speaker (Carmody Overnight Sensations). Here is the frequency response (voltage measurement at amp’s speaker terminals). This might be why some people have reported that the amp sounds bright. I never really thought so even with these speakers, but still I would like to be able smooth out the peak with EQ, and the existing treble control doesn’t do so well. Please, please, you can give this to us!edit: oops, previously I showed a curve that was generated after treble was turned one notch down.
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