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Hello all,I’m a lighting designer, and occasionally I do a/v network installs as an ancillary service. I recently got stung by building out a whole home audio system with Amps/architectural speakers with a few rooms paired with Sub gen3’s. The Amps were rackmount and wired to the network switch in an a/v closet FAR away from the rooms where the passive in-ceiling speakers and Sub were located. Sonos led me to believe that as long as I had healthy wifi in a room with a Sub, it could connect (via the local AP) to the Amp in the network closet no problem. I learned post install that this does not work as there is no network wifi connection for the Sub as it’s a proprietary Amp to Sub 5ghz connection. I’m still navigating a reasonable solution to that issue with the client and Sonos. My question is related to ensuring that any new installs are bullet proof. Can someone 100% confirm that if I have an AMP set up far away (outside the bounds of the wireless 5ghz connection) from a Sub
S1 controller unable to add linkstation NAS with error: Reason: The Computer "SONOSZP80_1TB" cannot be found
Hardware/Software: Windows 11 with all updates installed, S1 controller, Sonos ZP80, Buffalo Linkstation live 1TB NAS Network Profile Type: Private (VPN via high-speed Wi-Fi - No ethernet access to router) Connectivity: ZP80 connects to my VPN via Wi-Fi and the two ports from the ZP80 run ethernet cables to a desktop mini and NAS I was able to play music from my NAS, with the above connectivity till about Sept/Oct 2022, when a windows 11 update caused the NAS to disappear. This has now been fixed and I'm once again able to see my ancient 2010 Buffalo Linkstation Live (LS-CHL-V2 series) NAS. Advanced sharing settings and SMB settings under windows features have all been checked by Sonos and all look fine and I’ve also posted screen grabs below. When I try and add my NAS share in the S1 Controller I get the following error:S1 -> Manage tab -> Music Library Settings -> Add -> Networked device -> Browse and select NAS and share from Network tab -> OK -&g
Can an amp, with speakers connected, be used for both TV surround sound and music? I have installed a Sonos system in a home. There are 11 Sonos amps for music in several rooms/spaces, 3 Arc soundbars and 3 Subs (for the three TV-viewing areas). I’d like to set up the system to play music on the Amps when the TV’s aren’t on, but then switch them to TV sound when the TV’s are turned on. It seems this is possible, but I am not having any luck trying to set it up. Can someone offer assistance, please?
The Sonos Amp goes into ‘idle’ mode when it doesn’t detect an audio signal for more than 3 minutes. It’s a shame that the Amp doesn’t automatically wake up from idle mode when the TV it’s connected to is turned on. Every time you switch the TV on, and begin playing content, you miss the first 3 seconds of audio as you wait for the Amp to wake up. This problem also occurs when you pause whatever content you’re watching for more than 3 minutes - the Amp goes to idle mode, and then you miss the first 3 seconds of audio when you begin playing again. Every other audio receiver turns itself on when the TV is turned on, using HDMI CEC control. Surely the Amp could do the same? The Amp should wake up from idle when the TV is turned on, and stay woken up until the TV is turned off.
I’m finishing up my 3,000sq ft shop/garage. I put in 5 pairs of in-ceiling speakers and a pair of sonance mariners outside.The shop is completely open, so I purchased 6 amps as I wanted to rock the place if necessary.My goal is/was to have the 5 amps powering the inside speakers all grouped together and essentially never ungroup them. I put up a Sony X95k and connected eArc hdmi to the first amp, and everything is working exactly how I envisioned other than volume control. While watching TV, the TV remote control only controls the volume on the first amp. To move all volumes in unison I have to use the app. When listening to music it’s perfect because I’m using the app anyways and it controls all the volume, but I’d like to be able to not have my phone on me and pick up the TV remote and control all amp volumes in unison.Is this by design or should I be setting up the amps differently? Each amp was set up as independent stereo pair and then I grouped the 5 interior ones together.
Bonjour Est ce que les ampli sonos amp connect avant 2015 fonctionnent toujours correctement. quels sont les fonctionnalités en moins? Apparemment ca ne fonctionne qu’avec l’application sonos 1? Qu’est ce que ca change par rapport à l’application sonos 2? peut on encore écouter de la musique en ligne via l’application? quels sont les différences?CDT
Hi I want to connect my turntable to Sonos Beam Gen 2, sub mini & 2 x Sl's. I have two questions 1. I currently have turntable connected to vintage marantz amp to external speakers. I no longer want to use external speakers but want to connect to my Sonos surround setup. My turntable has pre-amp & I have connect gen 2. Will connecting connect gen 2 to my marantz amp improve sound over connecting directly to turntable?Question 2. I'm new to Sonos so do I connect the turntable (Connect gen 2) to my current setup entitled lounge (TV surround sound) or should I set up another group titled turntable with same speakers? Hope that makes sense.Help much appreciated.
With the last update, the sound on my Port has changed.I use the analog outputs with variable volume control and uses the EQ and loudness and the Port is connected directly to a power amplifier, with large floor speakers.I don't have an Arc or Beam, but to me it sounds like Port now have the same Enhanced Clarity sound profile !I am not satisfied with this because I believe a product like the Port should not add a sound signature to the sound, it should play with a complet neutral sound.I can understand Sonos will have a sound signature on their speakers, but not on the Port.I think it must be a mistake, that this sound change update, has been sent to the Port.
Vivo en una casa de 3 pisos y tengo 2 dispositivos en el primero y 2 en el tercero, pero la señal de wifi del router principal no llega al tercero y por ese motivo tengo repetidores de señal wifi, pero el mismo tiene diferente nombre.hay alguna forma de que los parlantes se puedan conectar a todos los repetidores de señal y funcionen tocando la música en los 3 pisos??muchas gracias
Bonjour Quel enceintes filaires pour un sonos Amp? je souhaite mettre 2 enceintes encastrées plafond et 2 murales pour un bar restaurant et donc la même musique sur les 4 enceintesquel puissance en watt max chaque enceinte et pour le tout?et il faut bien que les 4 enceintes soit sous 8 Ohms?Bonne journée
Does anybody know what the screw sizes for the official Sonos One stands are? I’ve lost the screw kit that came with the stands. There were two sizes per stand (instructions just list them as ‘black screw’ and ‘silver screw’)I went to Home Depot but couldn’t find any that fit Thank you.
Hello,I am looking to purchase a U Turn Orbit Plus with a built in Pre Amp. Will my old Gen 1 Connect:Amp Z100 work with this turntable? Or will I need to get a more updated amp/port/five for this to work?I currently have a collection of (2)Sonos One SL and (2)Play:1 speakers, a Beam, and Boost. So does this work? Turntable w/ PreAmp → Connect:Amp Z100 → Sonos speakers (One and Play:1 or Beam)
After exhaustive troubleshooting, I’ve narrowed the issue down to the 3.5mm Line Out from my Optoma UHZ50 being the culprit. Setup: Optoma UHZ50 Projector sending audio to Sonos Amp via 3.5mm “Audio Out”. The wire is one-sided on the UHZ50 side, then has a red and black end which plug into my Sonos Amp. My Amp powers to Definitive Tech DI-8R Ceiling Speakers. The issue: One of the two speakers is very low, static, and simply sounds bad. I tried troubleshooting everything - new speaker wire, different banana plugs, even swapped the speaker (I have 4 and 2 are in box) and even tried a different Sonos Amp (I have 2, one is still in box). Nothing fixed the issue, so the only thing left to try was replacing the 3.5mm cable, so I went ahead and swapped that (I also have two of those) and the issue persists, but if I flip the Red / Black the opposite speaker has the problem. Basically the “Left” speaker out on the Amp is the problem when I have the “Red input in the red plug and the black i
Perhaps a crazy question, but here goes:I’d like to add in-ceiling sonance speakers in our family room. Problem is, it’s a 2-story tall room so the ceiling is probably 25-30-feet tall. I’d rather not rent a scaffold or lift to deal with it. So that got me thinking: Since there is attic above that room, would it be possible to install the speakers from above? What I was thinking was Step 1: cut the holes from the attic. Step 2: drop a fishing line/rope/whatever through the hole to the floor below. Step 3: attach the rope to the speaker. Step 4: attach the speaker grill to the speaker. Step 5: Carefully pull the speaker up to the hole from the attic. Step 6:???????????? It seems like steps 1-5 will get me a speaker that is in place, but not secured. I suppose the big question is I can you twist down the locking mechanism from the back side of the speaker? (See picture) Anyone have experience with this? Or does anyone have a speaker handy to see if there’s a way to lower the clamps from t
Last year I installed a Sonos Port in my house which is connected to a home speaker system. Recently, I have purchased a Dj mixer, more specifically the Allen & Heath Xone 23C which I use with a pair of CD Players, the Pioneer XDJ 700’s, and I am wondering if there is anyway to connect those to the Sonos Port so that I could play music through the home speakers? I attached pictures below showing the ports on both the Xone 23C and the XDJ 700's.
I am looking for a high quality DAC/Preamp that will play nicely with Sonos. In particular, it would be great if it was “Works with Sonos” certified. I see based on that site, that the Onkyo, Pioneer Elite, and Integra A/V receivers have this capability. However, those are way overkill in terms of features for my 2 channel setup and often have less than stellar DAC chip implementations anyway.Quite by accident I discovered that Meridian actually integrates “works with sonos” in their high end Dac / Digital preamps - which is great! But before I go buy one of their units, are there any other similar “high end” vendors that also integrate with Sonos?
Has anyone else experienced a loss of output signal from their Connect following the software update on November 4, 2022? Mine worked fine for six years until the update. This appears to be deliberate. After five hours with various support folks, failed return requests etc. they suggested that I just go buy a new one.
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
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