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 that they can easily/reliably connect to each other if:
- the Amp is set to “Disable Wifi” and connected to the LAN switch
- the associated Sub is connected via ethernet to the same LAN switch and also set to “Disable Wifi”
If this is “bulletproof” please let me know. Also, please let me know if there is any advantage connecting the Sub directly to the second ethernet port in the AMP instead of the switch to avoid the router.
Best answer by 106rallyeView original