Let's talk about Connect, Connect:Amp, Sonos Amp, Sonos Port, and setups using your own speakers and components.
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I have many Sonos speakers, amps, etc… I may have a Sonos problem :)One of my older systems is a Sonos:Connect that runs into a Sony consumer receiver which then powers 4 outdoor speakers (rated at 125W each). The problem I have with this system is that the receiver times out, which means that every time I want to turn on the outdoor speakers, I have to manually flip the receiver on. Boo!I installed a couple extra outdoor zones, which are powered with the new Amps which have enough juice now to power my other outdoor speakers.So, my options now seem to be replace my existing Connect/Receiver solution with 2 Sonos amps ($700 ea), which now have enough power per channel to run everything. Or, I find a receiver that doesn’t auto-turn off that is less than $1400 and keep the Connect. Of course, the other problem is that the Sonos amps are all back ordered until August, so… yeah… Anyway, looking for receiver options, suggestions?
Hello, just wanted to share something i 3D-designed and then had 3D-printed in Nylon 12 black for my Home theatre project.I had the idea to hide all components/wiring unless i needed them in sight such as XBOX, PS5, Record Player, Blu-ray, etc… Therefore i thought about hanging some of it on a wall behing a panel where i could then start drawing the furniture with a false back space, etc… etc… From this idea spawned the Port Wall Bracket next to it’s Boost component. The Philips Hue Sync Box and all it’s components,drivers, etc... shared the same faith :) This is what i came up with if anyone else wants to see or maybe use it in their own system setup : [link removed] Or on YT right here : https://youtu.be/I9e5YPL773A Any thoughts, feel free to share. Moderator Note: Modified in accordance with the Community Code of Conduct.
I have 6 Connects in my house (plus one amp and one Beam). Sadly, I now wonder if I have put my bet on the wrong horse. One of my Connects ar connected to at 12 channels amp, powering the 6 pairs of 3rd party in-ceiling wired speakers covering my kitchen- and open area. Now I feel I really need one or two subs in this area. But silly Sonos does not let me connect a Sub with a Connect. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to solve this problem? Could I buy a One and pair the Connect, One and Sub to be controlled together as one area? Could I somehow connect a new Connect to a 3rd party amplifier and a 3rd party sub, and pair the two connects together?Is there any way to use a Sonos Amp to power my 6 pairs of speakers, for then to pair the Sub with the Sonos Amp?I invested in Sonos because it was supposed to be simple :(
Just received my Roam today. Heads up for everyone as it’s not made clear anywhere prior to purchase that it’s only compatible with the new version of the app. This means if you have “legacy” Sonos products as part of your set up and use the S1 app to control them you won’t be able to see your Roam as part of your existing Sonos network. You have to download the new version of the app and then set up a new Sonos system to add the Roam to it. Then you have to add all your music services, any favourites etc etc again to the new app to be able to access them on your Roam. Pretty s*it experience to be honest, and annoying it’s not made clearer. By having “old” products Sonos doesn’t want me to have in my network I’m effectively left with a bog standard stand alone portable speaker. Struggling to see the benefit of it over a JBL Bluetooth speaker at the moment to be honest (build quality and sound quality aside obviously 😆). Anyway heads up for those of you still mulling over the purch
Hi, I have just been given a Roam as a gift to add to my existing Sonos suite. I have the older technology (Play 3 and Play 5) using Sonos 1. From what I am reading it appears I cannot link the 2 together. To use the Roan I have to be on Sonos 2, but if I upgrade to Sonos 2 are my Play 3 and Play 5 speakers rendered useless?
I purchased my Sonos Connect in November 2018. It has gradually got more and more disinterested in living. I have read that the Sonos Connect is being phased out in favour of the Connect Amp and that Connect is out of support and basically you’re pish out of luck if you have one. Is this the case or should I expect my Connect to still function in the way it was always intended?I have a Project cd box s2 and T1 Turntable connected to a Stereo Box S Phono amp which is in turn connected to the Sonos Connect which then pushes the music to two Play 5 gen 2’s which are wall mounted.We have an Alexa which plays to the play 5s.The Sonos Connect now flashes white and is very difficult to connect. Why might this be?
I have just “upgraded” from Connect:Amp to Amp.Previously, I had a Connect:Amp working as a main music player, but when I played the TV through a Playbar, the Connect:Amp would feed surround sound to the attached speakers.I now find with the new Amp that there is only the option to use the Amp as a main source OR as surrounds (front or rear). Can it really be that Sonos has removed functionality from the new product or am I missing something?
We have two Sonos surround set-ups, one we use much more than the other, and I’m wondering whether to reconfigure to maximise the sound quality of the one we use most. Current set-up: Room 1: Playbar and 2 x Play:3 Room 2: Beam, 2 x One, Sub We use room 2 far more than room 1. We’ve already moved the sub, which was originally in room 1. But now I’m wondering whether also to swap the surrounds. Swapping the sound bars themselves would be more hassle so I’m disinclined to do that. I care mostly about music playback, and have the surrounds in ‘full’ mode, but improvements to TV sound would also be nice. On the face of it, “three” is better than “one”, right? So I’d assume swapping the surrounds would improve room 2. But… given there’s already a sub in room 2, does that render some of the Play:3’s advantages redundant? Similarly, the Play:3 is older tech than the One. Does that matter? Finally, I don’t want to completely ruin room 1 so if downgrading the surrounds there will make thin
I have a Sonos amp connected to my computer. The line-in autoplay works to detect loud audio, but the line-in playback on Sonos stops every time the game or movie is a little bit quiet. I have to go back in to the app and press play dozens of times a movie, or gaming session. The other option is to adjust my computer’s volume by leaving the game or movie, and adjusting the volume slider in Windows. This causes a notification sound, which triggers the autoplay. I’ve heard the last half of that audio hundreds of times a day. Is there any way to leave the line-in playback on? If not, please send in a feature request because this is making me hate my Sonos system every time I use it.
Hi therei’ve moved into a new house which had Russound multi room previously which fed various zones from a central multi room player under the lounge TVthe ceiling speakers and speaker cables are still in place in the various rooms but the speaker connectors are unfamiliar to me with a four wire configuration (red,white,green and black)can I connect my Sonos amp(s) to these speakers to resurrect the zones, if so how should the cables be matched to the amp?thanks
I currently have 4 Sonos speakers (Three Play 1’s and One Play 1) connected. I want to buy two more One SL’s and connect them all for TV audio using the Sonos Beam sound bar. Using the S2 app, can I use all the speakers for tv audio using the Beam connected to the TV via HDMI or is the Beam limited to only two surround speakers? I want to use the S2 app to control all the speakers for tv audio just like I do with Tidal for music.
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
Well I’ve spent my entire Saturday trying to add a Roam to my system. I was using the S1 app because I have an older Sonos5. I don’t want to upgrade my 5 because it still works beautifully for sound. So I removed the 5 and then opened a new account on the new APP. I tried signing in with my existing account but it didn’t recognize my password which made me think I should leave my old account as is, and I’ll use that as the APP for my 5. I signed out of S1 and tried signing into the new APP. Of course my password didn’t work so I hit the Change Password link and it asked for my email. It said it sent an email to change password. Nothing in email. Try again. Nothing I’m email. I went to the old S1 App and hit the change password link. I got an email with password change link. Change password. Go to the new APP to log in. Doesn’t recognize password. So I go through this about six times and bottom line is, I can’t log in to new APP. I GIVE UP! What a waste of a day and I still can’t get th
Hi, all! I bought a complete surround sound system in black about two years ago, including a One and One SL as the rear surround speakers. The speakers are great, but now I am redecorating the living room and want to hang the speakers on the walls. White would look much better than black in the room.Taking a shot and wondering if anyone in the US would be interested in swapping their white One pair for my black pair?What I have:1x One (Gen 2) in black - excellent condition 1x One SL (Gen 2) in black - excellent conditionLooking for:2x Gen 2 Ones in white
I just got a Pro-Ject Phono Box DC preamp to go with my Amp + Pioneer PL-50 setup. Plugged in the Phono Box, dropped the needle, Autoplay worked, and it sounded great. No issues there.Annoyingly, after I stopped the the record, Autoplay didn’t turn off. It’s been 40min and the Amp still hasn’t automatically turned it off. I believe I understand that Autoplay is based on a voltage from the record player/preamp which sends a signal to the Amp, so I guess that signal hasn’t stopped, probably because the Phono Box doesn’t have an on/off switch. Is this just the way it is with a phono preamp that stays ‘on’ all the time? Will I have to get a phono preamp with an on/off switch if I want Autoplay to turn off?TV Autoplay isn’t turned on, by the way. Thanks!
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
My system is comprised of: a Connect; 4 Ones; a 3; and a Move. The system is "wired" with only the Connect connected with ethernet. My household has accounts with Apple, Spotify, Pandora, and Tidal playing through Sonos. Tidal is the primary service I personally use. I've read historical threads in this forum that Tidal lossless files "need a more solid wireless connection" otherwise song skipping and a 'connection to tidal was lost' error message may occur. I have been receiving these errors recently and it finally dawned on me that these errors did not happen until I got the Move. Could it be that my "wired" Sonos mesh network is solid, but including the Move in the same speaker group is causing the errors because the Move's Wi-Fi connection is not so solid? Anecdotally, this seems to be the case as I've had successful Tidal listening sessions with the Move left out of the speaker group, but this is not proof. I am hoping to get a definitive, technical answer. Thank you.
I am very interested in purchasing a Brennan B2, however before committing I would like to ask those who have the knowledge on this forum will it work with older Sonos equipment?I have the following kit -3 x Play 3 speakers, 1 x Connect and a CR200 controller. I have the Sonos S1 app on a smartphone and PC.Many thanks
Dear Forum,i have 2 Beams in my house, 1 wants to connect to muic being shared to it, [just about] 1 doesnt.Beam 1 is on the same TV as an Apple TV and appears to want to use the ATV to have music shared to it as the Beam itself wont. So i share to the ATV which pops up. Is this normal and why wont my Beam take the music directly?Beam 2 will play music from the Sonos App but not from Apple Music app and shared to it?
Hi all. I’m looking for some help, thanks in advance.We have 2x play 1’s, playbar, & a 3rd gen sub in our lounge, we use this for Spotify & tv, but I mainly use them for playing records on a Rega P6 via a Sonos port. I have a pair of Sony WH-1000xm4’s which I would like to connect to the port, via a Bluetooth transmitter. could anyone recommend what I need to get? (I may consider a headphone amp, if that’s the best route)Cheers Ratty
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