One SUB for Two Rooms
Customer suggested adding the ability to bond a SUB with 2 different Sonos devices.
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Like: The subwoofer should work together with room a.
And if there is audio in room b without audio in room a it should provide Bass for room b.
Step 1 is to add a feature to allow a SUB in more than 1 room.
Step 2 would be to add a feature (a simple Pop-up message perhaps) indicating that another room is currently using the SUB. The user is presented with a prompt that says "Do you want to use the SUB for this room". User selects yes. The SUB is then made active for that room (and thus deactivated for another room).
Thanks for anything you can do to save me from purchasing another Sonos $650! (currently) SUB 🙂
Dream on. 😉
The application might be specific to the sub / playbar combination. I *only* use the playbar when watching movies / tv and never as a general music room source. I would like to be able to use the sub with my Play:5 stereo pair in the same room which I use *only* as a music source and never when I'm watching TV with the playbar. Right now switching has enough of a effort barrier that I don't like switching the sub using the current protocol.
Personally I'm not asking for simultaneous use. I'm asking for an easier way to switch between a stereo Play:5 pair and the Playbar which are both in the same physical room, but are separated into two different virtual rooms (LR:Music and LR:TV)
I listen to music in the morning and then watch TV at night almost everyday. This requires me to switch the sub *every day* from the virtual Play:5(s) room and the virtual Playbar room. This just becomes tedious enough for me that I stopped doing it after awhile.
I realize that there are some clumsy UI or design issues to figure out but it would be nice to have the SUB associate with 2 virtual rooms. And automatically switch between them when they are played separated (LR:MUSIC vs LR:TV). When asked to play both, then the SUB could default to playing with just one room (e.g. LR:Music).
THIS. Sonos, when will this be implemented?
That's silly. The correct application of this feature would be in a open floor plan where no one in their right mind would purchase two $700 subs to enable a TV and HT zone. And moving a SUB across rooms is no different than moving a speaker (which is one of the selling points of the system to begin with). They would not be cannibalizing any sales whatsoever.
Add your Stereo Plays to the Player as surrounds, then bond the Sub to get a 5.1 set-up. Then change the music setting in that room to "Full"
Not even remotely the same. Surrounds = back of room. Frontstage = front of room. Plus, surrounds both from a practical and acoustic standpoint should be the 'weaker' drivers, so pairing Play:5's with a Playbar would not be wise. And it would ruin the soundstage.
Well, I have a couple thoughts on that. I've never seen someone moving their sub around, or for that matter, any speaker the size of one. That brings up the other point, the sub weighs in at almost 40lbs. That part is most definitely different than a 4lb Play 1.
I do wish there was more flexibility in grouping though, and the Sub is the most practical device in my theories.
Same as the rest. I would like to be able to share my SUB amongst my “same room” speakers.
(3surprised that it is another there)
I also have a 5.1 setup (with Play:1s as the surrounds) plus a pair of Play:5s in one big room. Would be wonderful to share the sub between them depending on what I was doing.
+ 1 for this feature.
But I'm afraid Sonos is only busy with new cooperations regarding voice control and so on 😞 No more significant improvements of the good old hardware.
But I'm honestly confused by your statement around "significant improvements of the good old hardware". All of which got the ability to play voice controlled music, and every software update that Sonos has released is applied to all their hardware, with the only exception that I'm aware of at this point being the CR100.
Well, maybe I choosed the wrong words, what I mean is, that there are a few wishes that circulate in the forums that are more or less ignored by Sonos. As you also mentioned - it's a lot about voice control at the moment.
This sub is FANTASTIC! But us open floor plan/concept folks really need to be able to pair it with other "rooms"/ speakers.