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Understanding Surround Sound and SonosTips & Tricks
This article will help clarify what surround sound is, and answer some common questions about using Sonos surround sound setups. So if you’re wondering: Why don’t I hear anything from the rear speakers? How do I make surrounds louder? My surrounds aren’t working? Or something of that nature, this thread might be for you. What is surround sound anyway? Surround sound is TV and movie content that surrounds you with the audio based on how it’s intended to be heard. When talking about 5.1 audio, surround sound is dedicated mixing for six channels. You’ve got the front left and right channels, along with the front center, and the rear surround channels as well. When it’s working correctly, you should hear the audio mixed for each specific channel play out of that side. Surround sound does not mean the front and rear speakers are mirroring the same audio. We’ve heard some requests to make a mode or setting to allow this in the future, but don’t have any announcements around doing so. W
Multichannel PCM 5.1 dropping out since 14.10 update
Anyone else experiencing the same issue? Multichannel PCM 5.1 blanks out for a second every 1-2 minutes. I don’t think it’s a bandwidth issue as it works flawlessly with Multichannel PCM 7.1 (thorough test) and Dolby TrueHD Atmos (quick test). And it may have been caused by the Sonos 14.10 update. Setup is PS5→ LG C1→ Beam 2 (via earc). 2 weeks ago before the 14.10 update, I watched a bluray film wherein I had my PS5 transcode the DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio to Multichannel PCM 5.1 (as the C1 does not support DTS) and had no issues. Earlier today, I played a bluray film for the first time in 2 weeks and I encountered consistent audio dropouts every 1-2 minutes. It had the same setup where DTS-HD MA 5.1 → Multichannel PCM 5.1. I tested other bluray discs including the one I watched 2 weeks ago and they all now have the same issue. Curiously, I’ve been gaming heavily on my PS5 the past two 2 weeks and haven’t had any audio issues. Then I realized that I’ve been using Multichannel PCM 7.1 when ga
Sonos Arc - Metallic Sound
Hi All. It’s a relief that Sonos has identified the bug that’s causing the bass distortion in Sonos Arc. Thank you @Ryan S for working with the Sonos Communty to identify the problem quickly. Having said this, I believe that Sonos still needs more work to make the Arc sound as it was advertised. Currently, multiple people on Reddit including myself are reporting the highs being too high which sort of feels “harsh”. This improve the speech clarity and brings out details in the movies, but the warmth in speech is lost because the voices sound thin and metallic (for eg. actors I know having heavy voices don’t sound heavy). I was expecting the mid-range to be a lot better considering the Arc has 8 woofers. I have tried TruPlaying twice without success (Turning TruPlay off produces muffled sound). Adjusting the treble also did not help much. Loudness turned on and off does not make a big difference either. May be, this is how the Arc is tuned?! Anyone else feels that Arc is over-empha
DTS is returning
Dear Sonos,It's time to support al DTS formats. DTS support is returning to TVs, for example with the lg g3 en c3. Watching 4k movies on Blu Ray is just amazing with the Sonos surround set and Dolby Atmos (arc+era300+sub). But many of the best films, like the Christopher Nolan films, use DTS and not dolby. So please, update the system:).
How to fix Apple 4K TV remote not controlling Sonos soundbar
This issue has been driving me INSANE for weeks and finally I found the answer on YouTube: Simply hold the input and volume down button on your Apple TV 4K remote for about 5 seconds and 🪄🧙♂️ …issue fixed!!!! Your Apple Remote will now control your Sonos sound bar volume again.
Beam Gen 2 very low Speech volume
Just got Beam gen 2, the effects and music is okay but the speech volume is very low when it comes to atmosUsing eARC.The LG Nano956NA speakers ( speech ) sounds much better than arc at volume level 20 - 30 while Beam sound 50 to 80.I m android user so dont have that trueplay options.I tried loudness enabled and disabled didnt see much difference,Speech enhancement is enabled.Bar is in bedroom so not even in a open space. Sadly i can only use TV spakers and HDMI arc individually to use tv speakers i need to switch sound bar ro optical digial out adapterAny suggestions what i m doing wrong ?
Sonos Playbar cutting in & out intermittently when playing music if the audio optical cable is connected to Sony XBR-75X950H TV and the TV is turned off
Sonos Playbar cutting in & out intermittently when playing music if the audio optical cable is connected to Sony XBR-75X950H TV and the TV is turned off. If I unplug the optical cable from the Sony TV (TV power is off) the playbar does not cut out and plays continuously with no problem.The playbar does not cutout when the TV is on and audio optical cable is connected with the TV sound coming through the playbar (surround sound).
feature request: schedule night sound on and off
I see others have requested this several times. Support says they sent it to the development team for consideration but no real reply on the status or if a consideration has even been discussed. I see you can do this via voice but not with ease for some users. The problem is I turn on night sound and then forget that it's on for months reducing the quality of sound and my experience. It would be great if you could schedule during the week Monday through Friday at one time and on the weekends for family movie time at a different time. Simple feature like this would not only improve the entire family's experience but also improve quality of sleep for some. Cheers!
Terrible audio quality playing music through TV
I have an LG UK6090PUA TV connected to a Gen 2 Beam, along with a Gen 3 Sub and two One SLs for surrounds. The setup sounds great for movies and TV and also for music played through the Sonos app. Music played through the TV, however, sounds downright awful. Like really, really bad — totally unlistenable, which is a real shame because I have a great music video collection that I would love to have playing in the background when hosting company.I’ve downloaded a bunch of open-license music videos from the internet and extracted the audio for listening only, and I’ve got both the MOV video and MP3 audio versions in my media library. It’s the same exact audio stream for both the videos and the audio files (16-bit 44.1kHz stereo), and having the same audio stream in both formats provides a clear example of just how stark the contrast is.A song played through the Sonos app on my phone sounds great, with all speakers playing at appropriate volume levels and the stereo signal split appropriat
Arc SL: LG C2 Keeps switching back to Arc SL when trying to switch to other Sound Outputs like TV speakers
Setup: LG OLED C2 TV + Arc SL + two One SL surroundsProblem: Within 2 seconds of changing sound output from the Arc SL to the TV Speakers, automatic return to the Arc SL.Sonos App → TV Autoplay → OFF No other external devices to simplify debugging Unable to disable SIMPLINK (HDMI-CEC) on TV. Automatically Turns ON within 2 seconds of turning OFFWorkaround: Pull power cord off the Arc SL and then switch sound output on TV
Beam Gen 2 with a Sub Mini
Hi All,I’m new to Sonos and would just like to get a few opinions for the sound settings on my new Beam Gen 2 with a Sub mini.I do not have a iphone so unable to use trueplay. I have it set up in a medium size 3mtr x 6mtr room with 2mtr high ceilings.It sounds amazing and I’m very pleased with my choice just interested in what settings others are using.
Beam (Gen 2) disorted / metallic sound w/ TV (eARC) and Night Sound Mode
Similar to what is outlined here: I experience in some cases a metallic / distorted / chirping sound on my Beam2. Happens with Panasonic and LG TV, so it’s not a TV issue.The metallic sound is somewhat in the background, but clearly noticeable. It is also somewhat correlated to the original sound, seems to be directly „derived“ from it, like a distorted low volume copy.For me only happens in night sound mode.When i disable night sound, the issue disappears my.Seem to happen more often on TV channels with PCM stereo. But I have not been able to relay reliably reproduce it. It happens quite often though.Switching the channel can make the error appear or go away.Wild engineering guess is some sort of Bitstream MSB/LSB alignment error. Re-init also means re-align and this can fix it. Possibly hardware not SW?Anyone else experiencing this?
Dolby Digital Plus instead of Dolby Atmos
Hi here!I have ARC+SUB+2xOneSL system connected via ARC to LG 65UK6100YVA.I also have nVidia Shield and Netflix with the ULTRA HD subscription.However, I only get Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 and not Dolby Atmos.The settings on the TV are as follows:Sound Out: Audio Out (Optical/HDMI ARC)Digital Sound Out: Auto (Options: PCM or Auto)SIMPLINK (HDMI-CEC): OnDTV Audio Setting: Auto (Options: MPEG, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, HE-AAC, Auto)Could anyone please help? Thanks!
Hi everyone,Here is my setup Playbar - Sub - 2x Play:1Here is my issue :I run Trueplay calibration every goes well and calibration complete. I can enjoy the sound of my TV calibrated as long as home theater does not automatically switch off. Once I switch back on the TV, sound is extremely low (I have to put it to 50% to ear any sound) and stutters very badly (nothing can be understand from a dialog for example). If I reboot my Playbar during movie is playing, sound will come back but if I press “pause” or switch off and back on the TV, same issue appears. The only fix is to erase Trueplay calibration and reboot the system. I search everywhere online and nobody seems to have a similar issue. It’s a shame as Trueplay really improved the surrounding on my system!Does anyone have an idea please? Thanks
Home Theater Solution
Hi friends, I have an existing 9.1 room wired with inceiling speakers and a traditional AVR. I want to use a ARC for my front stage, then use 2 amps to push surround speakers. Is this possible? So Channels 1-3 will be on the ARC and channels 4-9 will be on AMPs. Can this be done software wise with the Sonos logic?
Failure To Complete ARC connection to LG 65C2 TV via HDMI
I have a Sonos ARC Soundbar connected to an LG OLED65C2PSC TV and after several months of trying I am still unable to successfully establish a connection that allows the LG Magic Remote to control volume and mute.I can get sound through the Sonos when connected to the TV’s HDMI2 (ARC) port but no remote control functionality.If I use the Optical->HDMI converter supplied by Sonos and connect the Soundbar that way I can get full remote functionality, and the Sonos App completes the connection process without any errors. Perfect but I want full HDMI so I can get the Atmos channels.I have tried every TV setting on this blessed earth but the Sonos App always fails during the process of trying to link to the TV when connected to HDMI2(ARC).For completeness yes I have set…TV eARC to On TV Audio Stream to passthroughDuring these failed attempts to connect I have observed the following…If the TV audio out is already set to HDMI2 it will sometimes switch to TV speaker when the Sonos App tries
Android and Trueplay
I have read the thread on no Android integration for Trueplay, but I would hope spending 1500 on a system there would be a better solution than "borrow an iOS device from a friend"! Especially after3+ years!!! First thought, if it is a microphone issue, then standardize your system with 1 mic to calibrate your system with. Yamaha, Marantz, Denon, Pioneer etc ALL provide a setup mic with their systems. Microphones among iOS devices also differ, they are different from year to year and model to model. So that verbage doesn't add up or holdmuch water. Second, before the android bashing begins, I bet the cost of my system if the table was turned and it only worked on android and not iOS devices, there would be a loud outcry of Apple users, especially if told to go "borrow" an android from a friend. Not that this will change anything but I got to express my opinion. I'm the proud owner of a top-of-the-line Sonos system that is"Meh" at best.
Sonos Beam Gen 2 + Two Era 100 - Dolby Atmos feature
Hello everyone,I own a beam gen 2 + 1 Era 300 and i was a bit confused when i realized i could not use a single Era 300 to pair it with my beam gen 2 as a surround but needed two of them.Anyways, now i am wondering if i should better go for another era 300 to create a home cinema with my beam gen 2. As i do everything with it. Home cinema, music, video games.OrTo sell my era 300 and get a pair of Era 100 instead ?so beam gen 2 + a pair of Era 100.knowing that my living room is quite small ( 291 square feet ).Is it not too much to have a beam gen 2 and two era 300 for this kind of room size ?Last question: Do i still get the dolby atmos feature if i am pairing two era 100 with a beam gen 2 when watching movies, as the era 100 are not dolby atmos ? And when playing apple music spatial audio? Thank you very much ! 🙏 Max
TV Source Skipping on Additional Speakers
I have a TV with a Sonos beam attached.I also have a Sonos Move, a Sonos Rome and 4 Sonos Amps outputting to speakers throughout my house and pool area. If I play music through the beam and group other speakers, everything works GREAT. No issues whatsoever. If I put the source on my SmartTV to Youtube and play videos and only play the beam, no issues whatsoever. However, when i group the other speakers (Move, Roam and Amps), I get audio skipping. I have seen this topic many times but I haven’t found a solution. My connection is great. I have fast and strong internet. I have also tried new cables, switching TV’s, connecting the TV and Beam via ethernet and have placed calls to support with no luck.Unless I get a good solution, my next step will be to put another amp and connect my TV and a non-sonos soundbar to the Amp and see if that works.This is really frustrating. I have a significant investment in Sonos products and I don’t think what I am trying to do is unreasonable.
Sony Bravia (XBR-75X950H) and Sonos Arc
After about a year of having issues with my Arc and my TV, I was finally able to get them to play nicely together today by following some advice on here. I unplugged power from both, and all HDMI inputs from my TV. Plugged the power back in on both, hooked up only the Arc via HDMI to the eARC port and all was great again. However, as soon as I plug my Apple TV back in via HDMI, the TV and Arc no longer communicate. Sound is output, but volume control no longer works. The Apple TV and Sony Bravia integration seems to “break” as well as the TV will no longer turn on with the Apple TV. If I connect the Sonos I after the Apple TV, the TV loses the signal from the Apple TV immediately. Anyone else run into this issue and found a way to fix it?
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