I’m swapping out my full-sized, wired 7.1 Klipsch to Denon AVR system, looking to know how upscale a Sonos system I can build as wirelessly as possible, eliminating the receiver and using an HDMI Arc or HDMI eArc connection from the TV. The only other connections to the system would be a Blu-Ray player (ideally routed through the TV via HDMI) and my phone (via the Sonos app).
I'm guessing an Arc, 2 Subs, and 2 Play 5's for the rear channel would be the ultimate system achievable under currently available Sonos products? Or can Sonos do a 5.2.2 without an Arc or other soundbar? Or are there other Sonos soundbars that would be an improvement to the Arc if another pair of speakers were used for the upfiring Atmos channels?
Can you use other, better Sonos speakers as the upfiring/height and FL/FC/FR channels? Or is that too many separate devices to work within the Sonos ecosystem?
What’s your in-the-realm-of-reality dream Sonos system for an Atmos home theater set up using existing Sonos hardware & capabilities, and minimizing the number of wired (audio) connections? What existing combination makes for the best mostly wireless Atmos system?
Best answer by GuitarSuperstar
The best Atmos system you can get from Sonos speakers is:
- Sonos Arc
- Two Sonos Subs (at least one needs to be a Gen 3)
- Two Sonos Fives as rear surrounds
That’s the best you can do. No other combination of Sonos speakers would improve on this 5.2.2 setup.
Be sure to connect the Arc to a TV equipped with HDMI eARC, especially since you are using a Blu-ray player so you can get Dolby TrueHD/Atmos and multichannel PCM from the Arc. (NOTE: Sonos doesn’t support DTS).
If your TV only has HDMI ARC, you should add the HDFury Arcana to your setup to bypass your TV’s limitations.