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I have a shure wireless microphone. I want to play it through a wireless speaker. I do not have any amp yet or other peripherals. Can I and what do I need to be able to play a microphone through your speakers? Thanks. Also, what is the size of room spec for the 2 larger speakers? 15 by 20? etc. If you buy one of the largest ones, how big of a room could it cover? My family room is 20 by 30? Do I need 2 speakers? or more? thanks.
I have an existing system that I have been very happy with it. I am about to add the Sonance outdoor speakers powered by a sonance amp linked to my existing system via Sonos Connect. I'll be using in-ground speakers with 14 gauge 4 wire in-ground speaker wire I'm pretty clear on how to set this up and really only have one technical challenge I am hoping others have solved and can provide some advice on. My specific question - in a house with no basement or crawl space and limited attic access, what is the best way to get my speaker wires from my amp inside the house to the outside area where the speakers are buried? The good news is that all my equipment sits on an exterior wall inside the house and on the other side of this wall (i..e outside) is the perfect spot to begin running my speaker wires for the in ground speakers. So I just need to figure out the cleanest and most structurally sound way to pass those speaker wires from inside to outside. Most of the videos I have
I have a Sonos Connect-Amp but seem to need more power and am planning to switch to a Connect with a separate amp. I also use a speaker selector box with built-in volume control. I currently have six zones and am going to expand to eight. I'd like to get a good amp that won't break the bank but will give me 100 watts/channel or more. Seems that I need to double the power of the Connect-Amp or it's not worth the trouble. One other requirement is that the amp must be auto-sensing -- it has to turn on/off with the Sonos. I've done some searching and found some old threads but am curious as to what others are using now.
I am placing 6 amps in a home run cabinet and wanted recommendations on CFM air flow recommendations? 2 amps per 2U rack. This rack will also contain 4 Network devices and 2 battery back devices.https://www.pennelcomonline.com/au/Penn-Elcom-2U-Rack-Shelf-and-Faceplate-Cut-Out-For-2-x-Sonos-Amp-Units-R14982UK-SONAMP2/m-10184.aspxWas planning on intake and exhaust like below. 20 to 60 CFMhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076BZSRKQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2AW0W4FKP16S5&psc=1The closet is air conditioned but wall mounted rack is higher up on the wall approximately 7’.
Im very satisfied with the Sonos hardware and wireless streaming technology throughout the house, but the content of what we can play on out speakers is thin. It would be great if Sonos had an AM/FM tuner that could send local radio broadcasts to the speakers around our house. (Think NPR broadcasts from our local public radio stations that aren’t available to stream online.) Yes, I have a connect, but it’s connected to our stereo system. And I f I want to play the radio through the stereo and Sonos there’s a terrible delay. No good. The only solution at this point is a second connect and a dedicated radio tuner.
Is there any converter on the marker that converts dts to dolby digital (With hdmi and optimal output and Hdmi input) Playing Blu rays With only dts HD or dts soundtracks is not possible With the playbar (I dont want to select pcm as output so that is not an option) Or IF anyone can recommend a blu-ray player With option to re encode dts to DD 5.1. IF you recommend one I need complete settings in audio menu. My Sony BDP-S 5500 has dolby digital compatible output (converts dts to DD 5.1 using edid) but its NOT I say again NOT working tried everything...reset all different settings etc. My tv supports DD 5.1 pass thru via hdmi (arc) to optical out on Tv so thats not the issue. Even tried connecting via coax out to toslink adapter and then to playbar without getting DD 5.1 . Please can anyone recommend a solution to get DD 5.1 to playbar When playing blu-ray disc with only dts soundtracks. The DD 5.1 soundtracks are always dubbed in some shit language like Spanish so I c
Just received my Roam today. Heads up for everyone as it’s not made clear anywhere prior to purchase that it’s only compatible with the new version of the app. This means if you have “legacy” Sonos products as part of your set up and use the S1 app to control them you won’t be able to see your Roam as part of your existing Sonos network. You have to download the new version of the app and then set up a new Sonos system to add the Roam to it. Then you have to add all your music services, any favourites etc etc again to the new app to be able to access them on your Roam. Pretty s*it experience to be honest, and annoying it’s not made clearer. By having “old” products Sonos doesn’t want me to have in my network I’m effectively left with a bog standard stand alone portable speaker. Struggling to see the benefit of it over a JBL Bluetooth speaker at the moment to be honest (build quality and sound quality aside obviously 😆). Anyway heads up for those of you still mulling over the purch
I recently purchased Sonos and Netgear Orbi. I had a sonos play:1 hooked up wirelessly via my airport extreme for a few days and it worked flawlessly. Once I received my Orbi, I hooked up my connect and wired to one of the orbi satellites. Since then I've had issues with sonos. I believe at least one orbi satellite is defective as it is creating all kinds of issues. I've also found this topic on netgear forums: https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi/SONOS-Compatability-with-Orbi/m-p/1183437/highlight/false#M1644 Anything I can do to test/prove this? I'm happy to try another Wifi product if orbi is the problem, but I'd rather not do a return re-purchase cycle unless I'm sure Sonos has problems with Orbi. I'm thinking eero or google wifi (already ordered a google wifi for my mom for christmas and she is also getting sonos so we will see how that goes). FYI: I love Sonos, I will try eero and google wifi and maybe luma before giving up Sonos. ;) However, as a technology worker t
I received an email from Sonos this week ' Action Suggested' 'Remove Bridge'. I'm not technical minded so I'm asking the question 'Why?' What has changed that Sonos are suggesting I don't need the Bridge anymore? Have anyone of you done this and is the Bridge really not required, if so, why was it required previously? Thank you.
I really like my sonos equipment. However, my whole house was wired for speakers in every room (ceiling, walls, patio) with the wiring centralized in a wiring closet/built in audio rack. Instead of purchasing a separate zone amp for every room/speaker pair, I would much rather buy one or two multi zone amps from Sonos. Any chance there is a multi zone amp on the horizon? Please, please, please!!!!
I am holding fire on buying a Sonos Playbar because I am waiting for the Playbar to be supplied in white. When is this likely to happen in the UK? So far, I have purchased IN WHITE the unit that connects to the internet, a PLAY 1 and a PLAY 5. How come I cannot find a white Playbar? Awaiting your kind advice.
I have a Sonos Port going into high end amplifier/speakers. Has anyone had success adding additional components to improve the sound of the Port (or Connect)? I was thinking of maybe an external DAC or Preamp - but something that would maintain volume control within the app. Has anyone had success with this? It seems most external components (DAC/Preamp) would move the volume control to the upstream device itself, and not from the Sonos App.. Dave
I try to connect or add my bridge through the SONOs console but it doesn't seem to recognize it and no bridge lights come on. It times out without connecting. I've tried all the fixes suggested (power off/on, router cycle, etc). I've tried to connect with desktop which is hardwired to the system - no luck. Please help with a solution.
I know this sounds an odd thing to do but I need to setup a SONOS without any internet connection. I have a Connect:amp with two wired speakers. I also have a 2tb headless unit to act as a server for music. In addition 2 x Play3 speakers. I plan to control this all using an Apple iPad. My question is this what do I need to connect them altogether. I do not intend using it for any streaming services but more as a jukebox, if that makes sense? Any help/advice is welcome.
I'd like to share my impressions of the new Sonos amp paired with kef LS50, id also like to share the frequency graphs i have recorded using REW to address some of the concerns on the amp being bright and the sub woofer crossover boosting the treble. Positive: The pair sounds good, I came from a much larger (older) stereo component setup looking to keep the HiFi sound but also have some of the always on convenience that I have found using the numerous PLAY:1s around the house. I now find myself listening to much more music as the amp is always on ready to go. It also sounds good for TV/Movies using ARC (with my previous setup I always found the voices too quiet and i didn't want a large AVR) even with just having stereo speakers - I feed the amp Dolby 5.1 from the Apple TV4, the Amp down-mix very well to include a DSP centre channel (this sounds noticeably clearer than feeding stereo), I am looking forward to adding rear surround at a later date. Hardware is built well, and
I would like to connect my subwoofer to a Connect Amp's subwoofer output. However, the sub out on the amp has a low frequency cutoff at 80hz. My subwoofer has its own variable lowpass filter and I do not want to feed it a filtered signal. Is there any way with the Connect Amp to feed my subwoofer a full-range signal from sub out, to allow the subwoofer's low pass filter to do all the filtering?
Hi I have been given 3 x zp120's 1 x zp90,1 x br100 and a WD my cloud (no speakers though as they were in the ceiling when my friend sold his house, he's moved in with a music system set up already) Appolagies in advance for my ignorance but can I incorporate these into a surround sound or if that's not possible what's the best way to use these to their full potential? My friend had them installed by a company so isn't much help!!!
I recently purchased a used ZP100 which has the dim LED problem. It is well out of warrantee, and the "Void if removed" sticker has been removed by the previous owner. I contacted Sonos support due to another problem (which was sorted, and they were very helpful). When I brought up the issue of the dim LED (a common problem with the early ZP100's I believe) I was told that parts are not available, and seeing it has been opened, they would not even look at it!!!! This is the response: "Although the ZP100 was out of warrently, Sonos still supports most legacy Components, including the ZP100. Where for a fraction of the original cost the ZP100 would be repaired or replaced. However, unfortunately because the ZP100 was opened, it is no longer eligible for this repair or replacement. Because Sonos does offer legacy support for its Components, we do not sell parts externally for refurbishment or repair. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions you may have regarding y
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