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So we have a number of Sonos boxes; a couple of S2 Connect:Amps and Connects, play:1s and now a Beam & Mini Sub.Everything was pretty stable until the summer, when the amps started glitching. Some days fine, sometimes all over the place. I am not sure what suddenly made these unstable - a random software update on Sonos or the wifi router, or the amps getting too hot in the cupboard they are in. (Could this make this happen?). They sit next to each other on a shelf feeding remote ceiling speakers.The other boxes work fine.I have tried all sorts of things; moving wireless router away, restarting everything, resetting, wriing differently.We have a TP-Link X20 mesh router of 3 boxes (one of which is (was) near the amps. The amps are wired to a Netgear unmanaged switch. The amps are wired to the switch. (I read that mesh networks could impact performance - but it all worked fine for about 2 years.)They do the same thing, whether using Sonosnet, or the wifi network, whether st
Hi,I have a Gen 2 Beam, a Mini Sub and two rear Era 100’s, is it possible to add a further two Era 100’s as front right and left speakers? The TV and the Beam are off centre in my room, I’m thinking that two front speakers would enable me to balance the front sound with the Beam acting as a centre speaker (I previously had a non-Sonos setup which did this).
What is the purpose of the Ethernet port on the arc soundbar and the sub? Currently I have the arc connected via WiFi but I am wondering if Ethernet would be better. Router is located on the TV console about 18 inches behind the soundbar. Wi-Fi connection shouldn’t be a problem. I do understand that my sub and era300’s connect via WiFi to the arc.
I have a Sonos Connect:Amp that has been working great until recently. I have read through several similar posts in here and performed some troubleshooting, perhaps the most helpful to highlight is after reconnecting the amp to the app, the light is white. I have no speakers plugged into the amp and I attempt to play music to the amp and it immediately begins to flash white/amber. Any suggestions?
Last week I noticed that 8 of my Sonos devices were incompatible with the Sonos 1 app. Somehow the 8 devices were upgraded to 15.x. I have never installed the Sonos 2 app, so I don’t know how this could have happened.I looked through the community forum and saw that I would need to factory reset these devices, then install the S2 app and downgrade each device. I was able to downgrade all devices except for my two ZP100 devices. The S2 app does not list the ZP100s to downgrade, so now I’m stuck.Any advice on how to downgrade the ZonePlayers? I’m pulling out my hair with all theses steps to get my devices working once again.
Hi there,I’m having an issue where my brand new Sonos beam will cut audio for a split second and return, like a pop, consistently whilst watching TV. The video doesn’t freeze frame or indicate that there is anything wrong with the stream or our internet I’ve replaced the HDMI cable but that hasn’t helped. I’ve seen other posts that seem to be discussing the same problem where no real solution is presented, if any exist I’d appreciate a link, if not is there anything I can do to solve this problem as it’s very frustrating.
I am about to ressurect my old hifi system (turntable, CD player, amplifier, passive speakers) in one of my rooms. I have Sonos components in the other rooms of the house. I’d like to be able to:continue to play music from my turntable and CD player through my old amplifier and speakers stream music from Sonos to my old amplifier and speakers send music from my turntable and CD player to the Sonos components in other roomsThe amplifier (Mission Cyrus 1) has inputs: phono, CD player, aux, video, tape; and a tape output.Reading around, I think what I need to buy is a Sonos Port, and connect it as follows:Leave turntable and CD player, and passive speakers, connected to amplifier as before Connect Port IN to amplifier tape out Connect Port OUT to amplifier tape inputI then select tape input on the amplifier if I want to stream through my old amplifier and speakers. To send music from turntable or CD player to my other Sonos components, I select the appropriate input on my amplifier, selec
I bought an open box AMP from Best Buy ($576) and a new AMP from Crutchfield ($599 Black Friday). the packaging is different. The crutchfield one is in a brown, newer style package while the open box one is primarily black.looking online it looks like Sonos has made no hardware changes it’s all software.can anyone confirm that I’m good with both of these units? I want the newest hardware and am willing to return the BB open box and spend the additional 25 bucks for another one from crutchfield.thanks in advance
I have a simple setup with a Connect:amp, Sonos sub and two loudspeakers. Randomly the streamed music is cut out for 5 to 10 sec. The sound is not completely gone as you can hear low hz mumbling music. Most times the cut out is in the end of a song.The system is wired but the problem is the same in a wireless setup.Any suggestionsregards Niels
Reposted as I originally posted in the wrong group 🙄We currently have 2 x ONE: one in the lounge, one in the kitchen and both grouped. Music is streamed all day as we WFH.We’re thinking of buying a Beam soundbar for the lounge, and using that to listen all day in the lounge and grouped with the kitchen, and then when we watch TV. We’ve not really thought about what to do with the current lounge ONE.When we watch TV, will we need to un-group the lounge Beam and kitchen ONE, or is there a way to set this up so we don’t have to ungroup/group each time we watch TV?We could have the spare ONE in the lounge too, can I set up sub-groups? e.g.Group 1(ALL) > kitchen ONE, Lounge ONE, Lounge BeamGroup 2 (LOUNGE) > Lounge ONE, Lounge BeamAnd still stream music in the kitche whilst watching TV in the lounge?Thanks in advance, hope that I’ve managed to ask this in an understandable way!
I wonder if anyone has knowledge of the following problem. I would like to connect the Sonos ray sound bar to a Panasonic TX-50HX580B television via optical connection but am concerned that as the tv headphones output is totally out of sync with tv picture the same issue will exist on the optical output etc. This is further compounded by the lack of any settings to adjust to solve this issue
All of a sudden, my 2 Sonos Ones are not showing up in my Airplay list. I have not changed anything and they were working fine a couple weeks ago. I have tried power cycling them. I have seen this exact issue on multiple boards and the answer is always that it’s “odd”. How can it be odd if it is obviously happening to people on a fairy consistent basis? Sounds like a Sonos issue that should be addressed.
i just had one of my Sonos One, less than 2 years old, die on me over the weekend. it doesn’t power up at all. it’s not the power cable as the cable works with another unit i have. what should i do? and fortunate / unfortunate timing, as i was looking to buy a few more units - need to relook options.
(reposting in the correct forum - apologies): Hi - I’ve read a few threads, but would like to clarify:I have two ceiling speakers (DALI Phantom E80) which are 6 ohm. I have a single third ceiling speaker in an adjoining en-suite bathroom (Monitor Audio AWC265 T2) which is 8+8 ohms.I suspect I can’t wire all three to one Sonos Amp as I would drop below 4 ohm on one channel- is that correct? (I’m new to all this…)Thanks
I am setting up a Connect and came upon the "Source level" setting. It wasn't immediately obvious to me how to interpret this but the most literal interpretation would be that "Source level" refers to the source level, i.e. one would set "Source level" low for a source producing low-amplitude signals (causing Sonos to preamplify the signal more) and set "Source level" high for a source producing high-amplitude signals. A second possible interpretation would be that "Source level" actually refers to the amplification to be applied to the incoming signal. The documentation does not resolve this ambiguity; I had to resort to experimentation. It turns out that the second interpretation is correct. This wasn't too difficult to work out but it was inconvenient. I would request that the name of the control be changed to "Source amplification" and/or that the information be added to the documentation that this setting controls the amount of amplification.
Hoping to get some advice on ceiling speaker placement in my kitchen/dining for two pairs of Sonance MAG6R’s. The kitchen/dining is 12’ wide x 23’ long. I marked with red dots 3 different configurations I have come up with. Not sure if they can be mounted in a line or not? Any help would be appreciated.
Multiple Sonos Ports in separate installations. One or multiple Ports will drop its connection ( was selected in the app, but then drops ). The Ports are all hardwired. Go back into the app select again, it will play for a few minutes and then drop again. This happens across multiple Ports at multiple locations. It is not location specific. Reboots of the switch, and modem have no effect on the behavior.Anyone else seeing similar behavior over a hardwired Ethernet network?
I recently moved into a new home. The previous owner had the home wired for multi room speakers. There are zones that would need to be controlled.1st is the living room with TV. There’s wired labeled there for left, center, and right channels. And one other wire that I assume is for the Sub. See picture below:The question for the first zone is would I be able to connect a Sonos Arc along with a Sonos Amp for the pair of ceiling speakers that would function as the rear speakers. And an existing wired sub to create a surround sound setup? 2nd zone would be for outside speakers. Which I think should be able to be handled by one Sonos Amp. I think this is the wiring for that set: 3rd and 4th zones also seem pretty straight forward also for the Kitchen and Master bath. Here’s the wiring for those areas below: Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
Hi apologies if this is already answered, but I can’t find my specific question. I have a traditional hifi setup: turntable (no built in pre-amp), cd player and cassette player connected to an amp and speakers. Independent from Sonos. I then have a Sonos system with paired Play:3s, sub and play base for music and connected to the tv, plus additional in other rooms. Questions: I’d like to connect the traditional hifi to the Sonos, retaining the ability to use my old speakers, but not at the same time as Sonos (as I suspect this will give delay issues). Is the best way through a Sonos Port, and does this need a pre amp from the turntable, or does it all go into my existing amp then out to the Port. Also, will this play havoc with my TV setup. Finally, I’ve read that using a Sonos amp instead of a Port delivers better sound, albeit at increased cost. The cost increase is not an issue if the sound improvement is significant. But will this setup work for me?Many thanks.
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