As I understand it, the Sub is aware of which Sonos speakers it ie paired with and adjusts the base and volume accordingly.
My Sonos setup in the living room consists of two Play:5 II (stereo pair), which I use for streaming music and a Sonos beam for my TV-set.
Sometimes I am using both the Beam and the play 5 speakers when I listen to music and sometimes I only use the Play 5 setup for music.
As I understand it, the SUB is connected to a speaker group - eg. If I group it to my Beam, the Sub will cover the deep tones and let the Beam concentrate of middle and high tones.
Further more it seems that changing the Sub to another Speaker set takes some time. (is this correct) and will I have to do the truetone setup every time I change the attachment for the sub?
I will of course want to use the Sub for tv and movies together with my beam, but also want to use it when I am playing music on my Play 5 set.
So what will the ideal setup be for a sub in my setup?
How will the Sub react if I group it with the Beam together with my Play 5 setup? Will it still only adjust to the Beam or will it change to reflect the attachment to both the beam and the Play 5 speakers?
Will the best setup be to attach the sub to the beam and then group the Beam with the Play 5 when I want music?
And how difficult is it to change the attachment to the beam and shift i to the Play 5 stereo pair in stead?
How you can help - Thanks!
Best answer by Chris
I think it adds more to the Beam.
Moving it between sets is fairly easy but yes then it messes up your Trueplay tuning which is the negative.
To move sub from one pairing to another … lets say its paired to Beam. You go to settings … Room settings … Beam and choose … remove Sub …. it will then ask you what new zone you want to move the Sub to and it takes a few seconds and done (now its paired to the Play:5s).
If paired with beam it will only be pulling low end from the beam - it won't effect the Play:5s if they are grouped with Beam.
The only way to have it effect all is to pair your Play:5s with the Beam as well and have full 5.1 setup. I like this a lot for music myself (full mode).