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I have mac mini + projector(LG HF85LS) connected with hdmi.I'm wondering if I could connect sonos amp with mac mini(I have passive speaker which connect with sonos amp). If I could connect by airplay2, then could I watch Netflix with no delay between sound and movie?Any help would be appreciated.
I have a tv mounted outside w/ two outdoor sonos/sonace speakers mounted on either side. I ran two speaker wires & two Cat6 wires in buried pipe from my basement 100 feet to my garage & then out to the tv/speakers. My modem & Amp are located in my basement.tv connected via one of the Cat6 cables to my modem speakers connected to new Sonos Amp in my basement one Cat6 cable currently not being usedI purposely did not run an HDMI cord from the basement to the tv as I was told it was too long of a run. Is there anyway to connect the amp (& ultimately speakers) to the tv using the one existing Cat6 cable? My garage is not insulated so I do not want to keep my amp in there - winter in Minnesota would kill it - not worried about the tv. The amp is connected to my system currently & the speakers work great for music, etc., just not sure how to get tv audio through outdoor speakers at such a distance. I’ve read suggestions about adding an beam to the TV or another speaker,
Hello everyone we are building a new home and I want to setup a home theatre there. local hifi store is suggesting a traditional projector/screen w sound system w receiver.I am looking more into a system consisting Arc+ sub gen3 + 2 in ceiling speakers (w Sonos amp)+ 2 one SLs to have a truly immersive atmos experience. Now my question to the community is…. has anyone else done it? If yes is it worth it? Or it’s too much having in ceiling speakers? if it’s worth it, can I please request a design documentation that I can provide my local hifi guy to work on and create this system.Any help will be highly appreciated.Thanks in advance Ravioli
Hi, I have scoured the internet, and this forum, to find our why I can’t get my Beam to mute using my Apple TV remote. It controls the volume up and down just fine but when I press mute it mutes for half a second and then doesn’t stay muted. I have seen similar threads on this forum but they either have not answered my question or have been closed without a response. This is a second gen Sonos Beam, a third gen Apple TV 4K (the one with the new aluminum remote with mute button), and a Samsung Q80T. Thanks!
Hi , I turn off CEC at night so that we can use the TV speakers ( soaps for the wife ) and when I come down in the morning and turn on CEC it doesn't turn on audio through the bar , I have to go in sound settings and choose hdmi . If CEC is on and I turn it off then put it back on a few minutes later sound comes out of the beam fine , just wondering why if it's left along time it doesn't trigger or wake the beam , thanks
Hi, I noticed that the settings menu has changed for my tv setup. I used to be able to adjust music level and tv level separately for the subwoofer. On the surround audio the 2 options are there still but for subwoofer it’s one level adjustment for both which is mildly irritating! Anybody able to shed light on it? Thanks in advance
HiI have a Sonos beam and last week after no problems at all I realised I was only receiving Stereo PCM when I was receiving Dolby 2.0 or 5.1 depending on the app or program etc. I have fiddled around with the settings and it will let me change from stereo to multichannel bypass but I have to do this manually every time I turn the TV on. Very strange as I never had to do this previously. Any help or advice would be really great! Thanks Michael
Hi All,I have just become the owner of a Sonos ARC which I have been looking forward to for a while. After setting up the ARC and having issues with my Sonos Play 1 surrounds I decided to hardwire my ARC and use the SonosNet configuration. I have an LG C9 and Apple TV 4K and have been using Netflix to tryout the Sonos ARC capabilities but for some reason the Sonos Play 1 surround speakers don’t seem to be in sync or on occasions don’t work. Or should I say sometimes for no reason vocals will move from the ARC to the Play 1’s… Sort of with a muffled effect. I just watched Formula 1 drive to survive on Netflix and the sound was everywhere even when a driver was doing an interview???It’s as though the voice flips back and forth between the ARC and the surrounds, making it sound very unstable.My ARC is connected to the eARC HDMI port and the LG C9 has eARC enabled and Passthrough configured???I have also checked my Audio settings on the AppleTV.Everything is running on the latest firmware’
I have a home theater setup with LG TV+Beam+subwoofer + 2SLs speakers,Beam connected to TV via eARC HDMI, using Sonos S2 system.Connected to the TV via HDMI are a Dish Hopper 3 receiver, a Samsung Blue-ray and an Amazon Fire TV box. TV has latest software and firmware. The Sonos system was purchased in March 2020 and so is out of warranty.All worked well until 2 days ago when I suddenly lost all sound on the system. Spent 90 minutes on the phone with Sonos tech and completely reset up the whole system. After I hung up with tech, I realized I was getting audio dropouts which became more frequent the longer the system was on. I disconnected the HDMI from the ARC port and used the TV sound instead.Yesterday I rebooted the entire system by disconnecting the power and reconnecting after 1 minute but it did not help.Today I switched out the ARC HDMI cable but still was getting dropouts, more frequent the longer the whole system was on, such that after 1 hour the audio was unintelligible .I c
Hi I’ve read a lot of other posts and fixed up and tried different methods but can't get sound out from my connected surrounds using the Playbase.I have a playbase connected with an optical cable to the TV with two play 1’s and a sub gen 3.The TV is set to DD sound out and can see in the app I'm receiving DD 5.1.I've connected the Ones and Sub in the app. I get the Chimes that it's connected. When I go to play anything TV, Netflix, Spotify no sound comes out of the Ones or Sub. I can pause the Playbase though through the Ones. When I try trueplay it doesn't work as it says one of the speakers can't be found. If I disconnect and set up the sub with the ones as a group without the Playbase just to play music they work fine. This leads me to think it is something to do with the Playbase and not transferring in surround. Lastly I have done a factory reset on the Playbase and reset my router. Other issues along these lines seem to have been with the Playbase connected by ethernet. Mine is
Has anyone experience the issue with the TV switching back to TV speakers on powering up of the TV.Connected the arc to HDMI (eARC) of the TV and have the appropriate settings. All is working great. Once I’m done watching TV for the day I turn only the power to the TV off. The next day when I turn the TV power back on, the sound only comes out of the TV speakers. Need to go to the TV setting to set the HDMI port again and physically remove and re-plug the HDMI cable to the arc for the sound to come back on. Samsung is indicating that it is an arc issue.Thanks
Hi, I have 2 seperate 5.1 systems in my home currently. I have arc, sub, amp and 2 non sonos in-wall speakers in living room and I have playbar, sub, and 2 sonos one’s in my bedroom. What I need help with from the community is: Can I have the exact setup listed above but change out the 2 sonos ones in my bedroom for 2 more inwall non sonos speakers and continue running 2 seperate 5.1 setups. I know the amp can run up to 4 speakers but I am not sure if you can continue running 2 seperate 5.1 setups off of one single amp. Hope this all made since. Thanks for the knowledge if you know the answer.
Every time i try to link my Amp as a surround speaker of my Arc the room disappear and nothing happen i need to reset it and retry . the Amp gonna work fine if i setup it as stereo speakersbut gonna disapear if i try to link it as surround. i dont know what to dothank! tech.legault
Hello,I Have a “The Frame” Samsung TV, and the base / components are far away from the TV itself in a cabinet in the back of the room (NOT behind the TV or near it). As you might know the “Frame” Base station is connected to the TV by a fiber optics cable so the “brains” of the TV can be placed far from the screen. Now, I would like to be able to incporporate the sound coming out of the TV to my SONOS, so I can play it in any of the SONOS connected speakers. Any ideas as to what device I would need to connect to the TV base (that is NOT a Sound bar…?) Thank you!!!!
Hello friends,I own a Beam 1gen working with 2xOne SL as surround speakers.When I play movies encoded with AAC 5.1, the audio is played on the Sonos system as Stereo PCM. I understand this is due to Sonos not licensing AAC audio.Howeve, today I read that the Beam 2gen and the Arc are both compatible with Multichannel PCM and Dolby Multichannel PCM. Does this mean the Beam 2gen and the Arc will play media encoded with AAC 5.1 audio as Multichannel PCM?Hope someone can clear this up for me.
I am aware of the single assistant mic at the top of the Arc that lights up if and when in use.Assuming these are behind the speaker grill on the front baffle but precisely where are these four mics? Are they used for anything outside of the Trueplay set up? Are they ever listening (in any capacity) during normal use or in sleep? Is the mic at the top used during Trueplay or can that mic be covered up? (for the non SL/assistant users) I hope for clarification, reviews and Sonos documentation doesn’t give specifics. Thanks!
Hello,In my Livingroom I have a complete SONOS ARC 5.1 TV Setup. ARC, Sub Gen 3, 2 Sonos One SL.For TV etc. the sound is fine.But my Livingroom ist pretty wide, so when I what to hear music in the whole room, it is pretty centered around the TV Area. Is it possible to add a third One SL Speaker on the other side of the room to support the music sound?Or would is be better to place one of the Surround Speaker asymmetrical to the other?Then the right surround Speaker would be 2,5 meter further away to the centered TV Position than the left one. Thank You
Hi allI’ve recent upgraded tv to an A8 and upgraded the playbar to the Arc (spectacular by the way). With this comes the compulsory upgrade to the S2 app - why fix things that aren’t broken??!I’ve had to split my system which I understand but a pain. Running the S2 I’ve managed to get the lounge to work - arc, sub 2x play 5 for surround. Amazing. Now the sound works but the app doesn’t the see the room, so no adjustment for normal viewing with extra annoyances when at times the sound drops out and I have to reset. I’ve tried the app reset and router switch off… why it never happened before? Additionally how can you not see the, ‘soon to be door stop units!’, on the S2 app? Thanks in advance
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