I have a Late 2013 Mac pro and I'm using the headphone (stereo) line out which connects to the line in on a connect. (not the amp, just the bridge). Don't get me started on the fact that the play3 has no line in - $300 later I got over it and bought a connect. From there I connected the connect directly to two Play:3s. I had tried wirelessly connecting to the speakers, but it was so delayed over wireless that it made watching any video unbearable and out of sync. Airplay, even worse. So much for wireless hifi eh?
Connecting the speakers directly with ethernet cables fixed the delay but now I have another annoying issue that I can't figure out how to make go away.
If the audio output in a video (say youtube) stops or even gets too quiet, the sonos controller automatically switches itself from play mode to stop mode. If I leave the controller open on my computer I can sit here and watch it happen consistently in any quiet part of a video or song. If I press play on the sonos controller then the audio comes back until the next quiet point and it stops again, forcing me to continually open the sonos controller app to tell the device to play the line in audio. Sometimes if I spike the volume, it'll pick it back up on it's own after a delay.
Is there a way to force the sonos controller /connect to stop doing this and just always stay in play mode?
It's really really annoying if the sound on a movie or something is quiet and all the sudden the audio stops until I reset the controller or go press play on the device.
Please help. I bragged about sonos to everyone, I've bought 4 Play:3s, 1 Playbar, a Connect and a Play:1. How is it that I spent this much money and still can't use a simple line properly on my computer? Is sonos really so single purpose that it can't be used for line in on a computer?