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I've had a Beam in 5.1 configuration for a few years and recently upgraded to the ARC. I've noticed that the system is much louder in Dolby mode than PCM/LPCM. This is probably just down to the way Dolby is encoded. But in practice the experience is jarring when switching between sources - you find yourself reaching for the remote to adjust the volume as needed. It's especially apparent when flicking through Sky channels - some of them have a Dolby track and some don't. I'm also reading some people are also having issues with low volume LPCM on PS5.What might help here could be a background option/switch/slider, to automatically boost the volume when a TV PCM source is detected.
Hey all! Got a new TV and wanted Airplay & volume control to work so I bought a Beam to replace the Playbar from my old TV setup. New TV working great with a Beam + Sub + 2 old Play 1’s for surround. ✅ All good.Question: If I “group” the old Playbar to the room (as configured above), will the Playbar improve or detract from the 5.1 surround sound?Yeah, I know I could/should just try it but I’m away from home and wanted to ask the sound geeks first. Thoughts?
Hey Guys,After some help here. My wife is keen on me replacing my 2 Sonos One rear speakers with in ceiling speakers to make our Sonos Arc surround system more discrete.I wanted to find out whether it was possible using a Sonos Amp to have the 2 Sonance in ceiling speakers as Sonos Arc surrounds (Will the Sonos Amp with its speakers just add to the existing Sonos Arc + Sub system)?Also, can anyone assist with what the sound quality is like compared to Sonos Ones? If you have a Sonos Arc + Sub system, is it a reasonable expectation that the in ceiling speakers will sound as good when playing music and watching surround movies? Thanks in advance
I have a Beam and 2 different symfonisk speakers (the frame and bookshelf) I have all three grouped together on the all but would love the ability to change the volume of all at once with the tv remote. The Beam is the connected to the tv so currently the volume only changes on the Beam. Is there a way to bond my 2 symfonisk speakers as a pair to be used as surrounds for my Beam? Would love an easy way to change volume at once for grouped speakers without having to use the app like using tv remote or when using the physical controls on a device. Since they’re grouped together it would be nice if the volume changes were grouped together not just in the app
Hello -I was thinking of buying a Sonos Arc (1x) and combining it with two Sonos One speakers (2x) (for rear surround - already own this pair) and also buying a Sonos Five (1x) as a center speaker (+ using it for dual use with my turntable). Do you think this setup would make sense? I understand that with the Arc and Five both being in the center (Arc right below my TV mounted on the wall + Five on the media console table below it) it might be redundant? Thanks a lot for reading and your help!
HiI currently have two Play:1’s in my living room that are paired for music. I like the idea of getting a Playbase and using them as a home theatre setup (I know it is discontinued, but I can still find them online). I’m using the S1 app.Some questions if I may -If i pair them as rear speakers with the playbase, can I still use them as general speakers for music through the app (as I do now with the paired Play:1’s) Presume in use, I turn on the TV and then the Sonos and they then work together? when I turn off the TV I then also turn off the Sonos?Anything to watch out for?ThanksMark
Recently the TV volume output of my Arc + Surrounds has been way higher than my TV's volume control bar would indicate. It is such that when my TV volume is set to '1', it is actually pretty loud. Turning my TV one step down to '0' mutes the TV entirely. My TV volume goes up to 100. So now my TV goes from Mute to Loud to Very Loud to Apocalypse Loud.This is a recent issue and I don't know what has changed. In the past I used to set my TV volume between 10-13 for casual watching, and 15-20 when I wanted loud audio. Occasionally when I really wanted to piss off my neighbours or impress my friends, I'd crank it to 20-25. My Music and TV Surrounds are set to 0. My volume limitter is off. I just want the TV output bar to better reflect the volume, and give me a some wiggle room on the low level. Is there a way to calibrate this? Perhaps related- my turntable & Port audio has also been a lot LOWER recently.
I'm a Sonos newbie looking for a little advice.I'm finishing my basement, basically a big open room.I am planning on doing surround sound in the seating area w/ an Arc and two of the sonance in ceiling speakers for the rear. Ceiling is a drop ceiling. Am I correct in assuming that the speakers are too heavy for the ceiling tiles and need a bracket. Is there a recommended bracket for the speakers?
Right now I don’t have the budget for the surround sound setup for the Apple TV (2x one sl, 1x arc), so just wanting to see if I can just use two roam speakers that are mostly used for spotify, with the Apple TV and have correct stereo reproduction in movies watched on Apple TV.
I have arc in one room, and two surround one sls in another room. It's there an easy way for me to setup arc with surround in case I'm watching a movie? I want to temporarily move the ones, watch a movie, and place them back. Or the ones need to be retuned each time?
Apologies if this has been covered before Recently bought a LG TV (65NANO75) Running the new LG WEB OS 6.0 software , and have linked up my soundbar via a optical cable and have two Sonos play ones as rear speakers and it works well , in fact even better than when linked to my 2009 Samsung TV My problem is i can’t get the LG remote control to work the volume control , lots of advice and videos on how to do this online but the screens i see are nothing like the screens and that is because of the new version of the software LG have introducedI can still adjust the volume using the Samsung remote My question is can someone advise on how to get the LG remote to work the volume Yes its a first world problem but its niggling me
Hi Sonos Community,I have a Denon AVR-x3700H with Aperion Towers, Sub, and in-ceiling speakers. I’d like to add a pair of Sonos Ones as surround rear/side speakers. Not sure if this is possible, but any advice on how to connect the Ones to work with this set up would be appreciated.Thanks, Matt
Hello dear support I read lots of comments about beeing abke to make move souroundsound avble. I understand when unbonding and bondong it takes lots of tome and configuration. However i've seen this is wanted by a big part of the community so my question, is this matter on the timeline from sonos to develop?Apprechiate the answer thanks and have a good dayKind regardsRyan B
Hi,I am considering upgrading my TV to an HDMI 2.1 capable device with ARC/eARC support (for future proofness) and specifically I am looking at the Philips OLED 806 or 807.Many thanks to @pwain for reporting so thoroughly the issues he is encountering related to eARC & Dolby Vision/Dolby Atmos on this and other fora! However, I am getting a bit worried that I will have similar issues with this TV.Specifically, I am running the Sonos AMP with two passive B&W boxes as fronts, and two Sonos Ones as back speakers. I believe at this point, the Sonos AMP supports just plain ARC (no eARC), so this probably simplifies the situation a bit. I use the latest Apple TV 4K for playback with Plex/Infuse.Does anyone else here have any experience to share with the Philips OLED 806 or 706 and the Sonos AMP in a similar setup as described above?
I’m downsizing from a house into an apartment and trying to adopt a neighborly spirit while compromising my movie-watching experience as little as possible - “but wait, the topic says ‘dual subs’?”I want to use a Sonos amp to drive a pair of bass transducers to get the shake of heavy bass while having my gen 3 sub turned down low-ish to be a good neighbor. Is it possible to have a mixed pair of dual subs in the Sonos app without killing surround sound? I’ve seen workarounds that involve creating a second room to group but my understanding is that that would negatively impact surround sound/Atmos.
I just picked up a pair of Sonos One SLs from Best Buy to use as surrounds for my Arc and they arrived at my home in different product boxes - one black, one white. I couldn’t find much about this online besides one or two Reddit threads that said this was a “minor” product update where the unit is now more power efficient and the packaging more sustainable. Should I be concerned enough about having two different hardware revision units to ask for a replacement, or does it really not matter at all and they will play just fine with each other and give the same performance? Not sure how much under the hood ACTUALLY changed…TYIA!
My setup:Sonos Arc + Sub (Gen 3) + Play:1s Panasonic ST60 Plasma (2013) with HDMI ARC HDFury Arcana eARC Adapter Panasonic UB820 UHD Blu-ray PlayerWhen watching DTS-encoded Blu-rays, I have always set my Panasonic UHD player to convert DTS to PCM so the Arc would output DTS audio as “Multichannel PCM 7.1”. This has worked great. Today, I set the DTS setting on the UHD player to Bitstream instead of PCM with the expectation of getting Stereo PCM audio from the Arc (since Sonos still doesn’t support DTS audio). But to my surprise, the Sonos app still reported “Multichannel PCM 7.1”.Has it always been this way? Has it been this way since the multichannel LPCM update last November and I just never noticed it because I kept the UHD setting on DTS to PCM? Or has there been a recent update that allows the Arc to take the bitstream DTS signal and do the DTS to LPCM conversion on its own?
I have an existing Sonos network with 6 players of various types. I’m thinking of buying a Beam. But I need to understand how it will interact with my Sonos players. I can’t find much info on the subject. The closest I get is some rather terse statements in the Sonos User Guide under “home theatre settings”. The “TV Autoplay” and “Ungroup on Autoplay” settings could do with a bit more explanation…Can somebody please comment on following assumptions / questions:I can add Beam to one of my existing groups. As long as the TV is off, Beam behaves like just another player in the group. When I turn on the TV, there are several possibilities: TV Autoplay = on, Ungroup on Autoplay = on (default) Beam switches to TV audio Beam drops from the group The other players in the group continue playing whatever they were playing TV Autoplay = on, Ungroup on Autoplay = off Beam and all other members of the group switch to TV audio TV Autoplay = off Beam and all other members of the group co
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