Let's talk about Connect, Connect:Amp, Sonos Amp, Sonos Port, and setups using your own speakers and components.
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Getting my money’s worth today …. third post 😀Have a sub that I’ve owned since new (think a gen 2) and has worked perfectly to date.But I did a few component move arounds and this one previously doing duty in the kitchen was moved to the hall ….. the kitchen redecoration lent itself to a new Gen 3 in white.Came to connect it up just and it works but dropped in and out on initial playback then dropped out altogether when I moved it to its side. I reset it and added it again upright and seems be working fine now. But I wondered if it was good practice put it on its side or if there was a sensor that cut it out when not upright?Reason to put it on side was purely cosmetic as it fitted under a footstool. That proved to be also a bad idea on a wood floor as the limited time it has sat there, it sustained surface scratches. But surprised it prove be a problem operationally on it’s side …. or am I convincing myself of mixed facts/circumstances?Nothing unusual about the unit save to say that
Morning all,In getting support on another Roam related question, I started to consider wifi strength and possible RJ45 connectivity.There are many devices out there that indicate that they are wifi only but in reality do support a wired connection e.g some Roku boxes, even my treadmill that has essentially an inbuilt android tablet in it.Adding a Ugreen usbc to RJ45 device can often introduce a wired link to replace a wireless one.Does anyone know if that is possible on a Roam unit?Reason to ask is that I’m off to a location that has notoriously poor wifi services but were rooms do have RJ45 ‘s outlets at the desk and room level. It could be a nice insurance policy.Very interested to hear if anyone explored that route.Many thanks
My computer is my main entertainment hub, my large monitor is basically also my TV. I want to get a pair of nice bookshelf speakers and I’m looking at the KEF LS50 Meta’s. I’ve narrowed my amp choices to the Sonos AMP ($700, 125w), the NAD C700 ($1,600, 80w), or the Denon PMA-150H ($1,000, 70w). I’d prefer the AMP because not only is it the cheapest, it’s also the most powerful. I’ve done a fair bit of searching prior to posting. I know using an AMP with a computer “is not the intended purpose” but beyond that I’m curious about the delay. I understand that when GROUPED, the minimum delay is 75ms, which can cause lip sync issues. However, in my use case, I would just be using wired bookshelf speakers, UNGROUPED, with the optical out of the computer to the optical to HDMI converter into the AMP. From this thread, buzz said:When SONOS players are “Grouped” there is a 75ms latency. The latency is reduced to about 30ms for the TV connected to PLAYBAR/BEAM/ARC/RAY/PLAYBASE/AMP. My quest
Hi all, first post in this forum so forgive my general ignorance. I currently have a Beam 2 and 2 X Sonos One (gen 2) speaker set up for watching movies. I've been considering getting a Bluetooth Turntable like the Sony 310 or the Audio Technica 120XBT...but I've recently discovered that you can't connect either via Bluetooth to my current set up. I understand that one way to do it is to buy a Roam, pair it to the Turntable and then add the Roam to your normal speaker group. Is this correct? And will this make a stereo image on the two Sonos Ones I have? Can the roam be turned down and just act like a gateway?Are there any other more cost effective ways to do it? I saw someone talking on here about a little Bluetooth dongle adapter...but which device would that connect to in my group of Beam and two Ones? I don't understand how that works.Thanks for any assistance in this matter.
Hi, I’ve got a question regarding the Sonos port and how to connect it to my surround sound speaker system and receiver components. But before that I should explain what I am trying to achieve inside and outside of my home. In my living/dinning rooms I intend to install a single One Sl speaker in each room which is an open area. In my family room I intend to install an ARC sound bar and two One Sl speakers as surround speakers to my 4K LG TV with an existing blue ray player. On lower level in my playroom I have an existing 5.1 surround sound speakers along with two Yamaha speakers on zone 2 connected to an out going 15 year old receiver. I also have a 4K Vizio TV , a Fluance phono and a 4K blue ray player I plan to purchase. I am planning to upgrade to the Onkyo sr 6100 receiver and add Atmos speakers. I know I need to get a pre amp for the phono and a Sonos port for this system to work. This is where the question arises. I hope to play phono music inside and outside of my home at th
I've had a Sonos system for a number of years now, and have upgraded to Sonos S2 products. I have had a Port, Amp and five for a couple of years. I have recently added ceiling speakers in our new extension. These have little or no bass coming from them,even at maximum level of bass. Does anyone have an idea about what I could be doing wrong?
LONG time Customer with legacy components (Connect, ConnectAmp, Play1) that work just fine within Sonos S1 App - Don’t want, need or can afford to upgrade equipment.But thinking about adding a Sonos Beam gen2 soundbar - How do I integrate this product into my current system? Would separate S1 & S2 Apps work? Other better solutions?Sonos has been a great system but feeling a little left behind or forced to change... Thanks,BobJ
i want to connect a connect:amp to a Yamaha amp and speakers. i cureently have a turntable connected to 2 wharfdale soeakers and a sub and i want to get more oit of them, hence why adding another amo. what is the best speaker wiring configuration?
I currently have a turntable connected to a connect amp with 2 wharfdale speakers and a sub connected. I want to add a Yamaha ex-v450 amp to boost power. What’s the best wiring configuration for the speakers?
Im interested in installing the Sonance In Wall speakers as fronts in a 4.1 home theater system. They’ll be powered by the Sonos Amp and I’ll be using wireless Sonos 1s mounted on the ceiling as rears.However, the wall they’re going in is a really weird configuration and they’ll need to be mounted about 6-7 ft off the ground (approx position in light blue below). Is there any way (or 3rd party product on the market) that will allow them to be angled slightly down and in toward the main viewing position? I also had the thought of installing the Sonance In Ceiling in the wall instead as they can easily be angled. Not sure if they’re specifically designed to shoot down and installing in the wall would be weird?Any thoughts or better ideas on where to put front speakers welcome!
I have a Connect Gen 2 manufactured in 2018. Is the sample rate for the analog to digital conversion on the line in 44.1khz? or 48khz? Is it the same for the Sonos Port?For example if I plugged in a DVD player and the audio output was 16bit 48Khz, would the Connect down sample to 44.1khz?
Sonos Feature Requests + Product Ideas Summary:Products with HDMI input Sonos Three Bathroom speaker Sonos headphones Mini Sonos Sub Centre channel Installer app ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (1)If you own a Sonos TV component such as the Beam, Arc or Amp you’ll be familiar with the following screensaver or similar: ARC backdropThese components have the capabilities to output video (usually to show that they're connected). Sonos should release an update that allows users to display ‘Currently Playing’ music like the image below: Depending on the products processor and video output chip, at a later date Sonos could introduce Google Cast and Apple Airplay (Video) capabilities. (2) Sonos Three (at £299): successor to the Play:3. Just do it, we need it. Better sound than a One but not as expensive or big as a Five!(3) Bathroom speaker: A waterproof, active, dual tweeter speaker (with small Sonos amp b
I have 6 sonos sonance in ceiling speakers, however I am using 14/2 speaker wire. I do not think I can fit the wires into the sonos amp terminals, I was think of a speaker distribution block but it mentions having to use in wall impedance matching volume controls or it will hurt the amp? https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-Distribution-Speakers-Amplifier-Receiver/dp/B082TSJL92/ref=sr_1_3?crid=DNK05TYSI9I2&keywords=speaker+distribution+block&qid=1661526598&s=electronics&sprefix=speaker+distribution+block%2Celectronics%2C58&sr=1-3
Hey all, thanks in advance for any help/advice/pointing out errors in my thinking.I have a Home Theatre (HT) setup in my 4m x 8m family room/kitchen space. It consists of an Onkyo 5100 wired to pre-existing built in front and surround speakers with a decent center channel and power sub, which I don’t want to replace. All those speakers are in the 4m x 4m family room side. I have a Sonos Move in the kitchen side of the space which is used for music and Alexa functionality - set timers, add things to grocery list, etc. I’m about to upgrade the kitchen and want to tie the two sides of the room together, with a Sonos Amp replacing the Move, so that I can a) listen to the same music through the HT setup or b) get the HT audio playing on the kitchen side. Eventually I’d like to add speakers outside which can do a) and b) as well. I’ve read a lot on this forum, the Sonos product instruction and installation guides and other sites but I’m still not sure if I can get it to work as desired.To st
I got an Amp and will wire around my terrace, which is currently broken in two areas and I want to have 2 speakers on each area.My plan is: I’ll run them in Dual Mono and have two speakers on L and two on R, (L&R being each side of the terrace) Is there a way I can have each side have different volumes?I don’t mind if it’s the same music, but for example one side has a summer kitchen / dining and the other one has a lounge area, so settings / conversations might different so different volumes might be appreciated.The most logical answer is get another Amp but that would require me to drop another $750, is the a simpler way? anything “simple” that can be done in the app? any kind of volume control in the wiring that might help / recommended? I am DIY’ing this :)
Pretty sharp group here - so I will throw out a novice question. Forgive me if this is TMI. I have a pretty solid home system but will be moving into my girlfriends house. Her place, no sound system - so the A/V is up to me. I am starting from scratch at her location and plan on setting up an A/V closet for Vinyl and some older components. . Currently own Sonos - ARC, 2x One SL, and a Sub for the main room. I would like to incorporate some of my current piecesFluance RT82 Turntable (w/o built in pre-amp)CD Jukebox, VCR & Bluray PlayerLG OLED65C1 TV I also have decent pre-amp and/or an Onkyo TX-NR676 (that says it is Sonos compatible and has both wifi & Bluetooth) My question is, I do plan on incorporating more Sonos gear throughout the place, but since her place is a blank canvas, would I even need my Onkyo receiver if I do not plan on hardwiring any speakers at this juncture, or should I be selling it and going a different route? And if I keep the the Onkyo receiver with th
I don’t have many complaints about my Beam, but one thing I’ve found really frustrating is that night mode turns on and stays on indefinitely with no indication outside of the app.It’s very infrequent that I interact with the app so have found on more than one occasion that after using night sound on an evening, I’d forget to turn it off and it can take me a while to realise why the sound is so sub-par over the next few days.This is particularly apparent with my older parents who also have a Beam. They are less attuned to the audio balance and so end up leaving night sound on accidentally and compensating by boosting the volume. It’s usually accidentally left on for weeks unless I notice when I visit them.The fix for this seems fairly simple. Toggling night sound on should (I think) by default timeout the next morning (perhaps with a long press to override). This way night sound mode would automatically disable the next morning so there’s no need to go in and re-adjust settings, i.e. “
I’ve got an outdoor space that we recently expanded. Right now I’ve got two speakers (NHT O2-ARC’s if it helps) running in Dual Mono Mode but with the new space three speakers would fit better. I could fit 4, but it really feels like overkill. Will running three speakers long-term from the Sonos Amp cause any problems with uneven volume from the speakers, longevity concerns for the Amp itself due to uneven load across the channels, or anything else I might not be thinking off? Thanks everyone!!
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