I recently purchased a Sonos Arc and have had some difficulty getting my system setup to meet all of my needs, and I could use some help from the community. I’d like to mix part of my existing home theatre setup with the Arc as our home has some pre-wired areas (for rear ceiling speakers and deck speakers). Ideally I’d be able to do these 3 things:
|Desired Behavior||Current Behavior|
|Watch TV and movies in a 3.1.2 setup with the Arc acting as the 3 (if that is even possible??)||The only way I can find to get sound to all speakers is to run media through the receiver as input, use the wired speakers (rear speakers + sub) from the receiver, and have the TV connected to the Arc via eARC. However, this leads to 2 disparate controls for volume level for the soundbar and the rest of the setup that is connected to the receiver.|
|Listen to music inside (zone 1) on the Arc + rear speakers + sub||I can either listen to music on the Arc -OR- the rear speakers + sub.|
|Listen to music outside (zone 2) on the outdoor speakers||Working as desired.|
I think I need a SONOS Connect (or more likely, two) in my setup, but unsure if that will 1) allow my rear speakers + sub to work in a surround sound setup as SONOS speakers.
I’m also thinking that a cheaper alternative would be to just replace the Arc with a passive soundbar that could connected to the receiver.
Can you help me validate my thinking?
TV - LG 65” C1 OLED
Receiver - Onkyo TX-NR6050 Receiver
Soundbar - SONOS Arc
Rear Speakers - Polk Audio RC80i
Outdoor Speakers - Polk Audio Atrium 6 Outdoor Speakers
Sub - BIC America VK-12
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