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Hi guys, sorry for the medium long read and probably lack of correct terminology.. Since the coronavirus pandemic started a lot of (live) music is being streamed over various channels. When I stream this to my TV I obviously do this to enjoy the music, along with the visuals provided. My 5.1 set then only pushes the sound via the beam, with only certain frequencies or sounds popping up from the back speakers. While actually playing music from a streaming service like Spotify, the sound is sublime, but when listening to music from a video or tv this way, it’s quite disappointing. I know there are more topics addressing the same technical issue, with a logic explanation that when you watch ‘tv’ it’s not needed to have full stereo when the tv decoder or whatever is used also distributes 5.1, which makes sense. But the need from me as a user, and maybe others has changed over the past year; looking for great sound when streaming live or recorders music content from whatever source. I woul
Hi, I have a beam and 2 play 1’s as my TV setup connected to HDMI ARC. Been working fine for over a year and I haven’t changed any settings I have audio ouput set to follow content so depending on channel/show it will change from Stereo PCM to Dolby 2.0 and 5.1. However all of a sudden when changing channel or entering an app eg Netflix where the output is changing between one of these there is a sharp bleep noise lasting 1-2 seconds which is pretty unpleasant almost everytime you change channels. Any assistance? I don’t want to have to change audio settings to just pcm as kind of defeats the surround sound point! Thank you
Currently I have an optical connection from Sky mini to Beam via HDMI converter. HDMI goes to TV.When watching Netflix/Disney/Amazon via Sky, surround sound 5.1 is only available via HDMI output not optical output.Is it possible to get a HDMI splitter with audio going to the beam ARC connection? I do not want to go ARC via TV, as TV plumbed into wall. Thanks
We’ve got a Frame TV, so the whole idea is that the TV is more or less camouflaged on the wall by a frame and other artwork. The sound on the TV is fine, but I would love to be able to use the Five speaker in conjunction with the TV sound. Unfortunately the Five would require another sound bar first, as it doesn’t have enough connection options on the unit. Does anyone else have workarounds? Or also have this use-case where they’d like more ways to connect the Five?
The house set up i’m moving into allows me to see my 75 inch t.v in the living room 22 feet away in my bed(while the doors are open)I’m hoping to get an arc and a beam, Have the arc connected to the t.v, and then use the beam through wifi so I can still have more immersive sound in my bedroom while watching tv, Plus also have speakers in different rooms for music. Is it possible to do this? Can you turn the Arc volume down, have the beam in the same room(in the app) and then turn the beam up to have more efficient and quieter sound in the bedroom while watching a movie, youtube, tv and gaming.
Hi community,i already have 2 Sonos Five connected to my TV and I love them a lot.I would love to know if we can use a preamplifier for Home Theater and using jack input from each of the 5 Sonos Five to connect them to the preamplifier to get a perfect sound quality.if yes, how we can connect the Sonos sub or subs?Thanks for your help
Hi there, I'v searched n searched and can't find this anywhere, so just querying. Im using a full Sonos setup Arc 2xSL and a sub with my Xbox, it sounds great. I noticed the other day the Dolby app states that settings are not available for home theatre in the Dolby app itself. Is this just an override and we just use the EQ settings in the S2 app? Many 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
I’m considering whether Sonos amp will be the correct solution for my setup. I have playbar and sub in my living room. I also have in ceiling surround speakers that I would like to use rather than my play 1’s. I also have in ceiling speakers on my patio. I have a selector switch in the wall to toggle between the indoor and outdoor ceiling speakers. Is it possible to setup Sonos amp so that I can use the living room ceiling speakers as surround when watching tv, but disconnect from home theater and operate as stereo pair when I only want to listen to music outside on my patio without having all of the theater speakers on inside?
I know this topic has been brought up in the past but it’s shocking that we still don't have this feature. All Home AV Receivers give you the option to force multi channel stereo output to all speakers. This is great for many reasons and can’t grasp why sonos hasn’t addle an option for this. I have an arc and two One SL’s and have them in my main room. Due to this limitation and the space setup I just decided to have all 3 speakers configured as separate rooms so i can achieve this. I understand i’m giving up 5.0/1 setup but worth it for my use case. Ideally sonos wouldn’t ’t’t force it’s customers to make this choice and give us an option. Completely ridiculous,… I’ve fond posts dating back 6 years asking for this feature. What gives sonos?!
Debating between two possible positions for One SL Surrounds. Sketch inside, any advice appreciated!
Hi all,My room layout has a couple different options as far as wall mounting surrounds go, and I'm having trouble deciding between them.I'm thinking option "A" (shown as green boxes in the sketch) would be better when considering music playback, as it would be better for distributing sound through the entire floor, versus being focused on the couch/seating area.Option "B" (shown as blue boxes) would likely be the better option for pure home theater/couch sound quality, although (from what I understand), the speakers would ideally be further forward and to the sides (as in option "A").My main concern with Option "A" is the extra 7' or so of distance between the couch center and the right surround, but the depth of the surround speakers seems more ideal. The space around the right surround for option "B" is a high-traffic area (not ideal to have a speaker jutting out there), so I need to factor that in as well.Any feedback from actual audio experts and/or people who have experience with
If I set up two Play:1 speakers as surround speakers to an Amp - can I then use Airplay 2 to play music over them? I think this is the case?My question is will the Amp always play music out of speakers hard-wired to it, when playing out of the surround speakers? Thanks
Hello,I have installed my new set-up, and strangely, my Sonos app is saying that the Arc receives PCM 2.0 audio while playing a movie from Netflix app on my ATV3.ATV is connected to TV with HDMI 1 (last firmware from Apple)Sonos Arc is connected to TV with HDMI 2 (eArc port, with eArc capable cable)in TV, sound setting for HDMI1 is bitstreamin TV, sound output is Auto (I tried Dolby Digital as well)in ATV3, sound output is Dolby DigitalAm i missing something in my set-up that prevent the Arc to output Dolby 5.1?ThksValyno
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