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I have a Connect Amp and 4 arch. speakers.this will go into two patio areas, and i want to wire them through a zone selector switch (passive), 8 ohm impedance supported on the selector switch (100w per channel)is this a valid config to wire them into two zones and you can select where to play the music this way ?Thoughts ? gotchas?
Hi! I’m looking for recommended wired sub that match sonance outdoor speakers. I’ve a Sonos Amp wired to Outdoor Sonance Speakers in my living room so the sub doesn't necessarily have to be outdoor ready, plus I'm looking for an aesthetically pleasing solutionthe sub has to be hardwired because sometimes I connect my mixer and turntables to make DJ sets, otherwise I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Sonos Sub (I already have one)thanks in advance for any suggestion
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?
My Port is up and running and sounds fantastic. But I have a question. When I’m playing a vinyl, cassette or cd through Port I always have to group the rooms (TV Room) when I have to flip the vinyl or change to the cassette or CD player. In other words I have to go to my app and group my Port (TV Room2) to my TV Room/Garage/Bedroom/Move in order to here the music playing. It’s a little annoying I have to go to the app and group the Port every time. Is this normal?
I have a exsiting Nuvo Grand Concerto system with 8 zones and each zone has a key pad controller. Thought the Sonos amp had an RCA out on the unit, but I was wrong. Looks like the Sonos Port is waht I need, but thought I would reach out and see if there as a way to connect the Amp to the Nuvo system that I am not seeing possible.
I have four Play 1s, working in stereo, in 2 rooms. I also have 80s vintage Onlyo TX-840 amp that powers a phono, a CD player, and two sets of hard wired speakers in 2 different rooms. I got a Port and have lined it into the Onkyo, and can now get Sonos content in all 4 rooms. But how do I line the stereo into the Port so I can listen to records and CDs in all four rooms? I get that I could line either the CD player or the phono into the port, but how do I do both? Do I need to get a splitter or something and run cables from the CD and Phono, to the splitter, to the Port and then into the Onkyo amp?
I have a Sonos Zp90 player that has worked fine until recently with external speakers (Audioengine). Nothing new changed. It just plays intermittently, and is so incredibly annoying. Anyone else experiencing it? I think if I ask Sonos they’re just going to try to get me to upgrade to a better system. I like my speakers just fine and I’d like to hang on to them. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks in advance!
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
Hi folks. I have a box full of old vinyl records and I recently bought a double album by Goose. I bought it because it was released in my birthday and I really like the band. Joe Bonamassa re-released one of his double albums and I’d like to pick that up too. But now I’m thinking it would be great to actually listen to them! I’ve got a sound bar, a couple of One’s, an older Five and I recently bought a Roam. I love the whole Sonos experience. So I’m wondering what and where I should look for a turntable. I’ve also got a Bridge that I bought when I first got my Sonos system. Any info is appreciated. Craig
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.
Hello, I have a sonos connect hooked up to a vintage Curtis Mathes record player/radio console. I have 2 other sonos speakers (play 1) in other rooms that are on opposite ends of my place. I am able to stream wireless services (Spotify, etc) through all speakers, including the Curtis Mathes and it sounds amazing. I would love to be able to play records wirelessly throughout my place, but I am unable to get the songs to play through the play 1 speakers, when I’m using the Line In setting and play records through the console.It seems I get some type of signal, because there is a buzzing that comes through the play 1 speakers that isn’t usually there, but no songs.Is there something I’m missing? Are the devices too far away from one another? Is it possible that these two pieces of equipment don’t communicate in the way I’d hoped? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
Hello I have been using the Sonos amp with third party speakers for a few weeks and for the most part love it. I'd like to suggest some enhancements. Are any of these possible?- Bluesound (Sonos' competitor) has a volume leveling option which is great when streaming music from a playlist with different artists and recordings. It would be nice to see this option in Sonos. - EQ and sub settings that can be customized and saved for different audio sources/inputs (mainly home theatre and music) as I often have to adjust levels when switching between content. - A display of audio stream quality when playing music through the Sonos app. Even just to verify it is coming through at CD quality/hi-res. Amazon's music app has this for example. - A FireTV Sonos app. I could then run everything right from my TV and not have to use the phone. I also wondered if it's possible to enable RCA input functionality without internet. The other day my internet went down and I had hoped to listen to some viny
Sonos offers some great architectural speakers.Sonos should also offer a wall-mounting 'Amp Lite' that can drive a pair of architectural speakers.The 'Amp Lite' would be functionally similar to the current Amp, but would have less power output (to suit smaller rooms) and a lower price-point. Does anyone else want one?
Hello,Does anyone have any insight on the possibility of connecting 2 Sonos connect to 1 receiver? I want to be able to control the volume in different areas while steaming the same music. Just trying to save some $$$. I realize the alternative is to buy the new Sonos amp or another receiver but trying to make use of the connects I have. Thank you for your time.
Hi, I’ve just bought a Sonos system with Beam Gen 2, 2x Sonos 1 speakers, and 1x Move speaker. I’ve not received all the pieces yet so nothing has been set up but I’ll be controlling everything through the Sonos IOS app. However, my existing system includes a Bang & Olufsen turntable with mini amplifier and a Tivoli Audio CD player. I’d like to be able to use these sometimes and I understand I need to use a Sonos Connect to do so. Or do I? I’d like to buy a cheaper used Connect; I can get Gen 1 for $100. But will it work with my system? (Since I’m not set up yet I can’t test it.) I’m not willing to spend hundreds of dollars to connect components I don’t use often, so I need inexpensive solutions. Thanks for your advice!
I used my 30% S1 discount for a Sonos Port and used a gen 1 Play 5. Decided to return the Port, and did so. Problem is, now my Sonos system shows the Port as “offline” and the Play 5 status as “Upgraded”. Do you lose the discount after a return? I would like to get a Amp, but missing out on the discount makes it a tough s ell
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