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I am adding 2 Boosts to my setup (upstairs and down). I am trying to figure out the most effective way to set them up. I have various speakers along with a sonos port. Many of my devices are near ethernet jacks. My main question is this: Other than the Boosts should any speaker that is near e-net be hardwired for best performance? Additionally: If everything is wired is my assumption that the boost should be used to bridge any gaps between hardwired and wifi-only speakers?
Recently purchased a house that had in-ceiling Russound speakers with multi-room controller system (CAA66) and ancient looking LCD panels to control volume and input source for each room. I connected Sonos Port to one of the of the inputs and now can use Sonos app or Airplay 2. However, there is an issue- volume control. I can’t control volume using the wall panel. I have tried couple of different setting option on Line-out (Variable, Fixed, Pass through) the volume rocker on the panel just does not adjust volume. Currently using Variable and adjusting volume to the max on my iPhone which produces very light sound on in-ceiling speakers. Please help resolve this issue. Thank you
I’m putting a gym in my new townhouse. The room is large with tall ceilings - 13’ ceilings & about 22’x23’ dimensions. I want a killer Sonos system in there to blast high quality music (alternative, rock, hip-hop). I’m willing to spend up to $4K.I’m considering the following and would love any input, advice.-2 Sonos Five’s and 1 Sonos Sub-Sonos Amp with 2 floor standing or 4 bookshelf speakers-Sonos Port (I have an extra one) with a 3rd party power amplifier and 2 floor standing or 4 bookshelf.If you suggest one of the latter couple options, I’d love to know any ideas for Speakers & Power Amplifier. I’m not super familiar with brands. I’ve been reading a lot of good stuff about Kef and Klipsch lately. Any specific combos of amp & speakers for this use case would be great.Thanks
I currently have:2x Sonos One Sub Amp, which powers 2 non-Sonos wall speakers. This is plugged into the TV through the HDMI eARCI tried to setup a surround system with the 2 Sonos Ones as the rear speakers but it wouldn’t let me.If I added one of the sound bars (Arc/Beam)would I now be able to use my Sonos Ones as rear speakers in a 5.1 system? will the sound bar and Amp (+ wall speakers) be able to play together through wireless Sonos magic? Or will I have to get an eARC splitter or something and plug both of them into the TV?thanks in advance (edit: wow time to change my username I guess. Was peeved with all the old speakers going obsolete but I’ve been happy with Sonos lately)
Hello there, I’ve been a happy Sonos customer for almost 10 years now and have been really happy with my system, upgrading and expanding my setup as time passed.As someone who is fully blind, I especially appreciate the fact that the Sonos app for iOS is fully accessible to me, there have been a few bugs at some points but I’ve always had the experience that once those issues were reported, they would soon be fixed. Furthermore, setting up new devices has always been a smooth experience, with clear textual instructions on what to do provided within the app.Overall, my experience with Sonos really has been that the company does care about customers with disabilities, and so I’ve absolutely been recommending Sonos products to other visually impaired folks over the years. Sadly, however, I was in for an unpleasant surprise when I recently purchased a Sonos Port for my setup.After unboxing the device, I immediately found the big round pairing button on the rear panel, so I figured pairing
Good day.I have 2 homes….ones a holiday cottage.At home I have a Sonos one, Arc, Sub. All working great.My provider sent me a new 4G modem as an upgrade. I carried it with me to the cottage. (800km away)At the cottage I bought a 2nd hand Sonos one. Finally got it working after deleting the home set up from the App. (might not have been necessary?)Shortly I will return to my home with the modem ( I intend to carry it back and forth) and will want to add the 3 components there. Am I in for an issue? Or, because the modem will always travel with me will the app just think its one network location? ie. does the different geography matter? Thanks for any input!
I knew this was bound to happen…My 25+ y.o. Marantz died a year and a half ago. I was using it for both TV and music.I could just buy another ampli to replace it, since the speakers were (are) still good, but I wanted something “smart”, streaming capable, more compact (speakers are 50x30x20cm approx), lighter, and I’m no audiophile. I usually “hear” the music while I do something else, don’t just sit in my sweet spot listening to it, or just do it briefly.In the end I decided to try something different, and got the Beam, knowing it was a compromise. Nice, but a bit lacking for music, bit shallow, no depth. So I added a Sub:The set up is pleasant indeed, and satisfying for some kind of music (…whenever bass is heavily involved). But recently I got myself a decent couple of earbuds, and realized I’m missing separation, definition and details.What to do?Add a couple Ones. In the front, right and left side of the Beam, to be used only for music, or back to also serve as sorround, but losin
Does anyone know any website apart from eBay and other marketplaces to buy old discontinued Sonos Play-1. I already have a Play-1 and recently bought a Beam 2. I would like to pair the existing Play-1 with the Beam to setup surround speakers. Since the old Play-1 and One SL can’t be paired I’m looking to buy the old Play-1. Upgrading to two One SLs would be expensive for me. Any leads on this is much appreciated. Even if someone is willing to sell, happy to make an offer.
Hello,I have Sonos Beam in my kitchen. Now I have a plan to mount two Sonos One as two rears so to get surround affect for my kitchen TV. The problem is that two places where I can mount two Sonos One are at different distance and different angles from a listener. One Sonos One will be 1m. far behind from a listener. The other Sonos One will be 3m far and aside from a listener. Is it ok? True play will be able to set it up correctly?
I have just purchased an Arc and Sub Gen3, paired with a couple of Play:1’s that I had lying around that weren’t being used.I cannot for the life of me get it working to get a decent sound out of it.The biggest issue is that I cannot turn on Dolby Digital Plus on my Sky box because the lip sync is out and no amount of adjustment on the TV, Sky Box or Sonos app makes any difference, when I leave it on Stereo PCM it sounds poor. I previously had an Onkyo Dolby Atmos amp and when that was outputting Sterio PCM it sounded significantly better than this. It was working perfectly but fancied a change, a change I am now seriously regretting.I work in IT so I consider myself to be reasonable competent with such things and I have literally tried everything.My TV is a 2019 model Philips Ambilight 55” 4K with arc output. The Sonos is connected to this HDMI port and the sky box is connected to another HDMI port. I have tried every HDMI cable I have in the house including the one that came with the
Hi allive got an older Epson Powerlite projector. Only audio out is analog rca. I’ve got a Roku 4K stick going into a 1x2 hdmi splitter then the split goes direct hdmi to the projector and I’ve got hdmi over cat5 extender to the beam. Im unable to get through setup as the beam isn’t getting an arc connection. I’ve got now digital out on the projector so that’s not an option. in theory l, shouldn’t this setup work? Maybe need to upgrade my extender?
Apologies if answered before but I need some advice. I’m currently running a “hodge podge (technical term)” of Sonos equipment. We moved several years ago into an existing wired speaker system, in built speakers, for 3 rooms. Over time we have added some other rooms, but using wireless option, mostly Sonos 1 speakers. So as you can imagine, we have a bridge, connect and some Connect amps for legacy rooms like kitchen, master bedroom and patio, all have in built wired speakers. I’d like to take advantage of new S2 functionality but not sure where to start. If I have a 3 room wireless setup and a 3 room wired system can I get all onto one Sonos today? I can list the equipment I have if it helps but open to any advice Alan
Having dipped into the forum a bit, this seems to be a recurring issue. I set up a MBG return of a Roam yesterday over the phone. The email confirming the return arrived during the call. It said an email would follow with a pre-paid return label. No such pre-paid return label has arrived. This is irritating because I want to initiate the return, get a refund and then buy a Move instead. On a related point on Sat 14 (it’s now Thurs 19) I did an online trade in of one of my controllers to get the discount for the Roam (now Move) I don’t have a returns label for that yet either. This is more Sonos’s problem than mine (at least for the time being) as they honoured the discount when I bought the Roam. But it is making me think that it could be a while before the returns label for the Roam arrives.If it matters, I’m in the U.K.
Hello.At work we have a Sonos system we can control via a work-provided Kindle Fire, which I dislike for a variety of reasons. I’d like to use my iPhone (Apple Music) instead.Is there a way to connect my iPhone to Sonos if I am unable to join the Sonos’ wifi network? Can I use Airplay in this situation?There’s a Sonos Port, too, and I suppose I could plug the iPhone in via line-in, but how does that work?
Hello, someone has stolen the grilles and wiring terminal covers from my Sonos outdoor speakers. I was able to easily place an order for the grilles, but I am unable to find a way to buy replacements for the wiring terminal covers. The cover is the oval-ish shaped piece that covers the speaker wire terminals near the bottom of the speaker (see attached image of the speakers with the covers removed). Any help with how to find replacements is greatly appreciated.
Hi All,I recently upgraded my Connect to a Port so I could use S2. Everything upgraded fine and all my NAS settings ported over. However, since I started using S2, I have had occasional problems connecting to the NAS server. This rarely happened under S1, but is happening fairly often under S2. I have restarted the speakers, port, router and even deleted and re-added the NAS path and re-indexed the music library. Any ideas? Many thanks! -Steven
Hi all,So I purchased a Roam for the summer months outside and just realised it is not compatible with my S1 set up, all but 1 of my 6 speakers are S2 compatible I believe so assume if I replace my Bridge with a Boost 5 will work on new S2 set up? Appreciate any feedback, if the Boost is not the right approach then the Roam goes back to Sonos as my S1 system has worked great for 10 plus years with no problem so am nervous about tampering. Thanks in anticipation.Martin
I have an LG tv and a Sonos amp. The amp is connected to the wifi network that the TV is on. Is there a way to play the TV through the amp that is powering the speakers in my ceiling with just what I currently have? Or do I also need a Sonos soundbar for the TV? If I do need a soundbar, will it connect wirelessly to the amp to play the same thing through the soundbar and the amp?
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