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I am designing a new home with a 37ft x 20ft great room / dining / kitchen area. I would like to have music for casual listening, it never needs to be too loud and won’t need multiple zones in the space. I would like to add 1 Sonos amp along with a Sonos One in order to have a voice assistant. For ceiling speakers, would 4 be enough to run off the one amp or would 6 be necessary?
I just bought the new S2-compatible Port to replace my old Connect. Unfortunately this makes my active B&O speakers start humming after the music has stopped. Very frustrating as this was not the case with my Connect. The issue is identical to a previous post, which is now closed. Any suggestions how to solve this issue?
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
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 have a large(ish) Sonos system locked down at 8.4 (because I still use CR100 controllers). The bridge has finally died so I have temporarily wired one of my ZP Amps as a bridge. Is it possible to buy a boost and use it, or will it need me to upgrade the system version (which obviously I cannot do).I don’t want to accidentally trash the CRs by adding a component that needs a higher software version.
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
Hello allExcuse me if I don’t have all the terms correct, but I’m not very techie! I’ve searched this forum, but can’t find an answer that helps meI have a small system (2x Play 1 and a Play 5 (1st Gen)) and use S1 controller all connected to wifi. Recently the Play 5 has been dropping out so I just bought a second hand bridge for £2 to see if I could use this to boost the signal for the Play 5.I’ve connected the bridge OK but I don’t know how/if I need to ‘move’ the Play 5 off wifi and onto the SonosNet to get the possible benefit. I presume that the 2 x Play 1’s will just stay on the wifi as they are not compatible with the bridge? I’m assuming its possible to have all these products within one controller even if they are not on the ‘same’ wifi?I can’t even find any instructions for the bridge online - does it stay hardwired and sat near the router?Thanks in advance for any guidanceBrucie
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!
Hello - I recently purchased a Sonos Port, hoping I could connect it to my Marantz SR5010 AVR and expand my overall speaker/sound setup.The receiver has these connections:https://audio.com.pl/i/images/3/2/4/dz0xMjAwJmg9NjI4_src_39324-marantz_sr5010_fot6.jpgCould someone please explain what the best way to hook this up would be? I’ve tried connecting the Port OUT L/R to the Audio IN L/R 1 line and assigning it in the settings to an input. I get no sound regardless of where I’ve connected so far. Thanks!
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
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