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You start with "due respect" and then you call him an inadequate parent? There have been quite a few legitimate reasons for desiring (no...make that expecting) a volume limit feature. If your contribution after all of those sound reasons is simply "be a better parent", then why bother saying a word to us?
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I am a builder and have installed these in a few homes, the issue is when the client comes back to me and asks how they can stop there children from having a volume war, basically changing music and ramping up the volume in each others rooms, also clients asking similar question but maybe having young babies which which are sleeping. definetly need to have some sort of password protection on 2 levels volume/playlist with a main controller that can allow or disallow access. I have to let clients know this is an issue and some have opted not to have as many as they would have like and more often than not for me to supply a system they can actually control 😞 . I have discussed this with Sonos and they agree this is a good idea and they can see the issues. Definetly been under consideration too long.
As you said, it defeats the purpose...
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Sorry, Digital, you might suffer from a slight misunderstanding here. I said "IF he doesn't do as told, THEN that is a parenting problem". I don't know if he does as he is told, and nowhere do I call Drewman an inadequate parent. Are you suggesting that it's great parenting to teach your children to do as they please without listening to what they're being told? Furthermore, I offered Drewman a simple solution which is likely to work far quicker than raising (more or less sensible) feature requests on the internet. If you don't like people speaking their mind and offering input, why do you bother participate in a user forum?
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More irrelevant comments making light of an issue that doesn't matter as much to them. While it is an engineering feat to make a car that keeps teens from driving fast, Chevy has already done it and I think Ford and Volvo too. As far as Jeans that don't unzip, they were actually the first jeans ever made. They started out as button-fly (no zipper to unzip) so if these impossible things can be done, why can't a simple change be made by the engineers. Change volume from a range of integers from 0-100 be a range from 0-x where x is a value (defaulted to 100) set in a menu. If they want to appease a broader group of people they could also make a settings pin-code lockout. We are not talking about hacking North Korean launch codes, this is simple programming people. If I was privy to the source code it could be done in 15 seconds.
Pure unadulterated hyperbole and totally unsubstantiated claims based on total ignorance.
It is precisely because I am a responsible parent that I ask for this feature. I also have a Sonicwall firewall with full parental control to stop my kids accidentally looking at pornography and violence online. No computers or TV in bedrooms, etc., etc. The volume is limited on his iPod so he doesn't damage his hearing, and actually, my kids do generally do what they're told. To date I would not have had to use the volume limit feature, but because I'm a sensible sort of chap, I think that this would be a sensible sort of feature. Parental controls on all electronic devices are just plain common sense, that's all. You're perfectly at liberty to disagree, of course.
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Tomas, I suffer only from your arrogance and patroning. The fact that you assert any potential parenting problem as a response to a feature request really shows arrogance. And I'm suggesting only what I already suggested. Feel free to re-read without prejudice and with self-reflection. Or not.
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+1 feature request. Sonos are you listening to any of us?
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Yes please. Really need it..
Not all Sonos users live in detached houses. Here in Europe in the cities many of us live in terraced housed and apartments and it is far too easy to accidentally run a bedroom at too high a volume, especially late at night after a glass of wine. Having annoyed my neighbours on more than one occasion now (accidentally) the Sonos system has sadly become a source of marital conflict and stress. Surely this is a feature something that could be added in a software update? I should add a PIN is not necessary for the purpose of preventing accidental disturbances; while I understand why parents would find a PIN useful I think that is addressing a separate problem and would possibly require more effort and user support.
Our child mistakenly set the volume to max when using the tablet and had the first signs of tinnitus (peep in her ears)! Now the sonos system is not used anymore. Such a simple change in the software would make the difference. Don't even need the pin code.
The weak response I got from tech about this was that the reason they didn't was because at 100% volume the digital output was pure. Well, put a (audiophile-pure) tag on 100% or a warning when you set volume limit. It's streaming music, there IS no audiophile grade! Nobody will care!
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How can this still be under "Under consideration" ... ' Hate to crank up my Play:3 by mistake.. Specially the on in the bedroom...
Please, Please, Please Sonos-Crew, give us the long waited per-player Volume Limit. This should be SO(!) easy for you to implement...
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Dear Sonos, A year has passed since I wrote a post here. You've done nothing. Perhaps you don't realize how annoying this problem is for your users? Please see the attached screenshot for an example. This is my normal volume setting for my sonos components. Now, image how fun it is to turn down the volume in the Dining Room just a notch? Here's how it goes: "tap... nothing tap... darn, missed it again, tap... nothing. Well, I'll just slide the whole thing... BLAM BANG THE VOLUME IS NOW UP TO 50% because I couldn't get the slider JUST RIGHT." Please. The way the volume is set now significantly decreases the usability of your otherwise spectacularly good system. I won't repeat the arguments others brought up about accidentally setting the volume for the bedroom — they are valid, too. But for me it's more important to have a convenient way to set volume in everyday usage.
We need this feature
This is an excellent idea. I have deliberately not purchased Sonos for my childrens rooms because of the lack of this feature.

Sadly, it seems like Sonos is totally ignoring it's own forums...
I would use this feature. I inquired about this a while back and was assured the Play5 could handle 100% volume without damaging the speaker.
This is an excellent idea. I have deliberately not purchased Sonos for my childrens rooms because of the lack of this feature.

Sadly, it seems like Sonos is totally ignoring it's own forums...

I'm not buying any more until SONOS implements this feature. I talked up their gear to installers I know as well...they all commented on this being a show stopper for many clients. This seems like a no brainer to me. 
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I am a builder and have installed these in a few homes, the issue is when the client comes back to me and asks how they can stop there children from having a volume war, basically changing music and ramping up the volume in each others rooms, also clients asking similar question but maybe having young babies which which are sleeping. definetly need to have some sort of password protection on 2 levels volume/playlist with a main controller that can allow or disallow access. I have to let clients know this is an issue and some have opted not to have as many as they would have like and more often than not for me to supply a system they can actually control 😞 . I have discussed this with Sonos and they agree this is a good idea and they can see the issues. Definetly been under consideration too long.
In the few installations where it is the only source and we used a connect connected to a power amp instead of a connect amp hooked directly to speakers, the volume limit imposed by the trims on the power amp made the system incredibly user friendly.  I can't believe this easy to implement code change hasn't been applied to your otherwise great product.
I am a builder and have installed these in a few homes, the issue is when the client comes back to me and asks how they can stop there children from having a volume war, basically changing music and ramping up the volume in each others rooms, also clients asking similar question but maybe having young babies which which are sleeping. definetly need to have some sort of password protection on 2 levels volume/playlist with a main controller that can allow or disallow access. I have to let clients know this is an issue and some have opted not to have as many as they would have like and more often than not for me to supply a system they can actually control 😞 . I have discussed this with Sonos and they agree this is a good idea and they can see the issues. Definetly been under consideration too long.
Limiter makes sense...my dog jumped up on the bed and I had my hand on the volume control....went right to the top for a brief moment.   Speakers could have been damaged so a limit function would be nice but don't necessarily need it protected.  I would just add it in advanced options....
So many critics of parenting skills have never been parents - are you a parent, Tomas?
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I have to say this is a really important (missing) feature for me too. Sonos, please address this. It even looks like one of the easier to implement feature requests to me!
I am a builder and have installed these in a few homes, the issue is when the client comes back to me and asks how they can stop there children from having a volume war, basically changing music and ramping up the volume in each others rooms, also clients asking similar question but maybe having young babies which which are sleeping. definetly need to have some sort of password protection on 2 levels volume/playlist with a main controller that can allow or disallow access. I have to let clients know this is an issue and some have opted not to have as many as they would have like and more often than not for me to supply a system they can actually control 😞 . I have discussed this with Sonos and they agree this is a good idea and they can see the issues. Definetly been under consideration too long.

Tomas, that is a very narrow minded reply.  I have an autistic daughter that loves music, so we purchased selection of Sonos products for around the home.  She can operate all zones at all volumes all the time.  If she wakes she will grab the iPad and play music full volume, sometimes in all zones!  If we could set a maximum volume level and restrict zones it would be a great help.  As at the moment we have to unplug every zones power supply every evening.
Sonos, at this time I have to admit your ignorance to this thread is shocking.  A relatively simple code update could solve this, I would expect better from a premium priced supplier.  The product is great, sounds great but sadly support and updates are letting it down.

Come on, ALL the replies here are current customers.  This is your chance to keep us before we seek another system!
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I am a builder and have installed these in a few homes, the issue is when the client comes back to me and asks how they can stop there children from having a volume war, basically changing music and ramping up the volume in each others rooms, also clients asking similar question but maybe having young babies which which are sleeping. definetly need to have some sort of password protection on 2 levels volume/playlist with a main controller that can allow or disallow access. I have to let clients know this is an issue and some have opted not to have as many as they would have like and more often than not for me to supply a system they can actually control 😞 . I have discussed this with Sonos and they agree this is a good idea and they can see the issues. Definetly been under consideration too long.
Do you also tell your TV manufacturer that they need to prevent your daughter from turning the volume up to much? Do you insist that the manufacturer of crayons prevent her from drawing on the walls? Do you ask the book sellers to stop selling scary books?

Maybe I'm narrow minded. But you're the one who purchased something apparently unsuitable for your circumstances and now expects the manufacturer to adapt it to your situation.