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I want to know what the normal and maximum power consumption is for PLAY1, PLAY5, PLAYBAR and SUB when I play? Not when idle. Can´t find that in any specs on sonos.com (the minimum is stated for some of them ex. PLAY1 appr 4w) I need to know this because I have limited power in my apartment. It is not important that your answer is exactly :)
Can the Amp and Connect be told to output mono rather than stereo? Using with mono ceiling speakers in bathroom and kitchen.
Single ceiling speakers (already bought) being used in the bathroom and kitchen. I need to sum the stereo signal for those, as I listen to a lot of soul which is 'dual mono' i.e. drums on left, everything else on right. Can the output be set to mono?
It looks like the Connect is no longer bit-perfect. Here's my evidence: let's discuss this. First, I constructed a wav file of pink noise with amplitude ramping up from zero to digital max and back to zero. I play this through my Connect and record the SPDIF output from the coax output into my PC. The recording uses a Scarlett 8i6 audio interface set to use the Connect as master clock. I record into a DAW (Sonar) multiple times - all instances are identical. However, this recorded signal is not quite the same as the original wav file - it can be up to -21dB different. See https://www.dropbox.com/s/t8od479xo9hi5el/connect_diff.PNG?dl=1 Note the expanded scale on the difference (third) track. It looks like the difference gets larger when the signal is larger. To confirm this, I import the original and difference files into Matlab and plot the raw data (difference vs original). There is clearly audio compression happening here. See https://www.dropbox.com/s/p1yq6wcqafvnhaj/d
Hi there, I have a new Samsung TV which only has an optical audio port (not the old fashioned headphone socket). I have a Sonos Conect:amp, connected to speakers, which I want to connect to the TV so I can play TV sound over the speakers. I bought an optical audio cable and an analogue to digital audio converter. I've wired it all up as follows: 1. TV to converter using optical audio cable 2. Converter to Connect:amp using the two-socket (red and white) analogue cable. But when I turn the TV onto the optical audio output mode - and check on my Sonos app that line in is playing - I still can't get sound! Any idea what's going on? Any help greatly appreciated! Thanks
Boy, would I sure like Sonos capable headphones! Sure, I could setup a Connect and a headphone amp or some wireless headphone set, but I'd like to wear them around the house in a range no wireless or cable would reach. It can't be that tough to build a set of wireless SONOS headphones.
Can someone please direct me to where I can find what the differences (spec / performance) are between the Gen 1 & 2 versions of the connect amp? I am looking to buy a couple of amps for some ceiling speakers (kitchen and dining room) - I’m hoping that connect amps will be sufficient. I’ve looked on line but can’t find what actually changed in the Gen 2. Thanks in advance.
How can I double check that my particular Connect devices are in fact classified as "modern" and will still be supported? (After all the furore, I was surprised to see on my Sonos account that they are listed as “modern”. Is this actually the case?) Is there anywhere on the Sonos site that states definitively which build / serial numbers make the cut (other than the vague “pre vs post 2015” - I can’t remember exactly when I bought my first Connect)? Bit nail biting, this move towards obsolescence. Related question... Is this process of discontinuing support for legacy items likely to “creep” (will any devices still supported after May 2020 be subject to another later cut)? Thanks...
I recently purchased two Connect:Amps via Craigslist, both work well. One does not have the label on the Botton and has blue rubber feet: Connect:Amp: Bedroom 2 Serial Number: 00-0E-58-D0-61-B2:A Version: 10.2 (build 50165071) Hardware Version: 188.8.131.52-1 Series ID: P100 IP Address: 192.168.1.199 WM: 0 OTP: 1.1.1 (1—16-3-0.9) The other one appears newer and has a different icon on the top button (see image: Bedroom 2 is bottom, Playroom 2 top). Connect:Amp: Playroom 2 Serial Number: 5C-AA-FD-E0-23-EC:0 Version: 10.2 (build 50165071) Hardware Version: 184.108.40.206-1 Series ID: C100 IP Address: 192.168.1.198 WM: 0 OTP: 1.1.1 (1-17-3-2.1) I looking to find out if they have same specs and perhaps how old they are. Thanks [img]https://uploads-eu-west-1.insided.com/sonos-en/attachment/887b367a-f01f-4ffb-a377-63e269e89b0c.jpg[/img]
I have recently purchased the CONNECT:AMP and this might sound like a daft question, but I want to know what I can use the Ethernet ports on the back of the CONNECT:AMP for? The obvious answer would be to connect it to the wireless router, but I wondered if you can do more with the Ethernet ports, and why Two ports specifically? I have looked online and also through the little booklet that came with the system to get a better idea of how I can connect it up, but it doesn't really explain fully, I've tried connecting it to my Apple TV, but it doesn't seem to work. Thanks Lee
Why doesn't the Sonos Connect support digital input so that you can use it to attach e.g. Play-3 speakers and the SUB to a TV? Every modern TV utilizes HDMI and Optical Output and you can find less and less dual RCA cable output. Yes, the Sonos Connect has a simple mini jack to dual RCA which I could use but I really don't want to try to watch movies that way. I am willing put put the money down for a good solution but it appears that there is none. I fear I have to take back the SUB and the connect. Do you know of any solution to this? Thanks!
I have a question for which I have found half the answer, but not all of it so far... Situation is as follows: - My only speaker at home at the moment is a Playbar, it might get extended with another Play (1/3/5) at some point. I have no passive speakers to use. - I would like to use the playbar with a turntable, which I would operate as a stand-alone device, i.e. not connected to any further system / receiver. The turntable has a built-in pre-amp. - I gather I can hook up the turntable with the sonos system using a connect device. --> Question: does this setup require a connect:amp, or would a connect be enough? Again, no additional passive speakers to use, all I want to achieve is linking the turntable with the playbar. Thanks for any insights :-)
Hello, I'd like to add a Play speaker in my garage (probably mount on the wall or ceiling). My garage is not temperature-controlled and I live in New Jersey, USA. So in the winter it will be cold (20-30 F) and in the summer it will be pretty warm (70-90 F) . . . pretty much what the temperature is outside. Can Play speakers handle these temps? What about the Connect:AMP? I'm also thinking about outdoor speakers, but the Connect:AMP would be in an unconditioned utility closet. Thanks, in advance, for your help!
I have a ZP90 connected via "Coax/Digital Line Out" to my DAC/Amplifier in my living room. I would like to be able to adjust the volume from my Sonos Controllers/APs. Thus, I have the Output level for the "line-out" set to "Variable". However, with this setting the volume of the output is very, very low. I have to turn the amp up to almost full volume to reach a "normal" level. If I switch to "Fixed" level on the Line out volume, the level is fine - but then I can only adjust volume on the amplifier, not on the Sonos controllers. Dose anybody have a solution?
i was reading you no longer need a sonos wireless bridge with the sonos equipment... so i guess i can remove my bridge now. i have crazy fast inter net speeds, about 115 Mbps.. i also have crazy fast gaming wireless router. basically we can stream, game and what not on several computers no problem.. we got way more power than i think we actually need so i dont think the bridge is doing any good if its not actually needed any more. At the time i bought my connect you had to have the bridge to use the sonos connect with wireless ( no wired hook up on the room so i need it on wife). Now i am reading a update made so you don't need the bridge anymore..... one less link in the chain seems like tit would be the best option and i know my wifi network can handle it no problem.. is there any reason i should continue to use the old wireless bridge.... its the old one, not the new boost bridge
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