Discuss Ray, Beam, Arc. Playbar, Playbase, and the entire Sonos home theater experience. Should you get a Sub Mini or a Sub? Maybe two Subs? Which Sonos work with your TV? Talk about your Sonos Home Theater experience here.
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Hi guys, I’m having a big question so I expect that someone can help me to resolve this, recently I acquired one Era 300 and I’ve played some content with my Apple TV, and is really cool, but now im planning to upgrade my setup with one bar to stream from my Xbox with games in Dolby Atmos , (beam or arc) but Im not sure if I need to acquire another 300 or upgrade later , my really question is if I can buy the bar and try to have a half setup with one 300 and the bar or it’s necessary to acquire the second 300, because atm I just have the cash to acquire one of them, thanks ppl
I thought I understood this, but clearly not. I was watching the Miami F1 GP on Apple TV, Sonos app reports PCM 2.0 (as expected from the F1TV app), on my Playbar+P3s system, and I was clearly getting engine sounds and other ambient noises from the rears (though not the commentary which was from the front). I’m not complaining, but how does this work for a PCM 2.0 signal?
Context: Sonos Arc+sub+2xEra300 connected to a LG OLED C2. I want to keep my system compatible with Dolby Atmos as I paid big$ for it.Two simple use cases give no good result:It’s late, i want to use my Bluetooth headphones on my TV so that I don’t wake up everyone while playing my favorite PlayStation 5 game. We have a party, the kid wants to play Mario Kart on the TV. She wants the TV to play the audio from the game through the TV speakers while we still play our playlist during the party on the pleasantly loud Sonos Arc+sub+2xEra300And I don’t want to physically unplug the Sonos Arc each time I am in those two situation, as the cables are hidden in the wall.I sincerely believe I am not asking for something way out of the ordinary.But in both cases, the audio output of the TV switches back automatically to the Sonos Arc which is incredibly frustrating.Looking for a satisfactory workaround from the community. Plugging a “CEC Less” give no good result at this time (no more audio). I wo
Hi, I am considering getting a pair of era 300s to use with my Arc and Sub gen 3. Is it possible to use them as part of home theater and then easily (through the app) use them as stand-alone spatial stereo pair without the other sonos equipment. This is to get the full capabilities of the era 300s without the Arc and sub support. Or do I have to remove them from the home theater, retune and do all that again to use with home theater again?
Hey! I'm having trouble with my sound system. I have the Arc soundbar and a big subwoofer, and recently added an Era-100 speaker in my kitchen. I'm experiencing cutouts when playing sound from my TV to the Era-100 (the problem only appears when I use the system through the TV and only on the era100 device, because when I use it through AirPlay or the Sonos app I don't have cutting problems in the sound). I haven't had any issues before (the problem is only in the era100 the other devices continue to sound without problems). The Era-100 is about 14 feet away from the other devices, and there are no walls between them. I've tried resetting my modem and reconfiguring the Era-100, but nothing has worked so far. This issue only occurs when the sound comes from my Hisense U8H TV. Do you have any suggestions on what I can do to fix this?
Here is the setup: cable tv sending HDMI to a splitter, in turn sending HDMI to projector and sending HDMI arc to a sonos amp . Then on the wall where image is projected I have a Sonos ARC . The ideal situation would be that the ARC would act as front sound bar receiving arc signal from the amp in the back wall. This is because I would like to avoid running a long HMDI cable to the ARC soundbar. Is this possible - have not been able to figure if nor how . Ultimately then the speakers connected to the amp could serve as complement to the ARC system as rear surround speakers . Thanks for any help
Hello. I am have ancient Sony home theater in a box where sub has finally died. Going to upgrade to a Sonos sound bar and sub. My room is about 16x16x13. The only place to put the sound bar would be in this middle shelf where the old speakers are. Is the top of the shelf going to be a problem with the up firing speakers of the arc? Will those speakers even hit a 13 ft high ceiling? Am I wasting money on an arc? I already have lots of other sonos speakers and play bar and love it in my bedroom. Also is the smaller sub good? It's half the piece of the big sub. Any thoughts would be helpful
My setup is the following. Xbox series x connected to tv (tcl c935). Sonos arc to earc on tv. 2 Era100 speakers as surround rear left nd right. My problem is, when choosing my sound output on tv to arc I get sound delay, most noticeable when playing fps. When I change my sound output on my tv to pass through the sound from my rear speakers chopps off the sound (silence for 3 ms) here and there. Can someone here explain why and what I should do to get rid of these annoying problems. Best regards
I have an LG UK6090PUA TV connected to a Gen 2 Beam, along with a Gen 3 Sub and two One SLs for surrounds. The setup sounds great for movies and TV and also for music played through the Sonos app. Music played through the TV, however, sounds downright awful. Like really, really bad — totally unlistenable, which is a real shame because I have a great music video collection that I would love to have playing in the background when hosting company.I’ve downloaded a bunch of open-license music videos from the internet and extracted the audio for listening only, and I’ve got both the MOV video and MP3 audio versions in my media library. It’s the same exact audio stream for both the videos and the audio files (16-bit 44.1kHz stereo), and having the same audio stream in both formats provides a clear example of just how stark the contrast is.A song played through the Sonos app on my phone sounds great, with all speakers playing at appropriate volume levels and the stereo signal split appropriat
Feature Request: Separate Surround Level Sliders for Side Surround and Rear Surround Channels on Era 300s
I know a lot of Era 300 users are requesting that the front-facing driver be activated on the Era 300 when used as a surround speaker. Although this would be a useful option, I think an even more important feature would be to offer separate surround level sliders for the side surround and rear surround channels.I’ve been testing my Arc + Sub + Era 300s setup pretty extensively for the last few weeks. The biggest issue I have with the Era 300s is the rear surround channel levels are much much lower than the side surround channels. This is particularly noticeable when listening to music in Dolby Atmos or 5.1. I have also confirmed this with a 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos Test Tones video. If I had the ability to increase the rear surround channels to match the side surround channel levels, I think this would greatly improve the surround experience with the Era 300s and might even be a good alternative solution to enabling the front-facing driver.
I have a Sony Bravia TV connected to my Beam. I recently moved and am now having issues with the sound. Before moving, if I switched from music, my Switch, or other item connected to tv, then back to my Roku, the sound was fine. Now, if I use any of those and go back to Roku, no sound comes from the Sonos, only the tv audio. I have unplugged both, waited, then connected each back several times. It works for a bit, then doesn’t want to work. Both tv and Sonos are updated on all software. Bravia Sync is turned on and I have tried going through the tv set up within the app, and it always says not connected.This is extremely frustrating and don’t know what else to do. I do not understand why it would work fine in one location then not work properly in another.
It would be nice to have at some point. The codec has an option to change dialogue volume for TV Audio. (They transmit dialogue Audio separately)Sonos could be the first device manufacturer for TV equipment to implement support :)The 3D support is not important to me but could be useful as well.
Hi All, I need your advice and help !! as I have recently received my new ERA 300’S to add to my Arc and Gen 3 Sub, The Spatial / Atmos music that comes out through the app ( Apple ) is outstanding and i love the clarity and depth of the music,However i now find after re-calibrating my speakers through the app that the movie sound coming out of the ARC is very tinney and not as good as it used to be, I’ve turned down the treble and it’s still not as i would like it,Do any of you have any recommendations for the settings ??
I haven’t found an exact answer on the forums here, so apologies in advance if this appears to be a duplicate post, but I just need some clarification before we start doing some wiring in our house…For aesthetic purposes I am looking for a setup that allows a 5.1 setup to run on Sonos.The TV is going above fireplace within a recessed area and we don’t want a mantle for a Sonos sound bar (Arc) to sit on top of.As I understand it, there is no way to get a 5.1 setup with Sonos if you’re not going with an Arc (or Beam) and pairing with Sonos rears (Eras, One, Fives, etc.) or passive ceiling speakers powered by a Sonos Amp that is then paired with the Arc. It seems like the best I could do is a 4.1 setup with no center channel if I went with a pair of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers - each powered by a pair of Sonos Amps, is this correct?Alternatively, if I had a 5.1 setup connected to an AV receiver could I connect a Sonos Port? If so, what is required to easily switch between TV audio and
I use Samsung Smart Things to turn on my smart tv, without a soundbar connected everything works perfectly - the TV turns on / offAs soon as I connect the soundbar through the ARC port with Anynet+ turned on, the TV stops turning on, not only through Smart Things, but also with the help of Google Assistant in the soundbar itself. What could be the problem?
Hi allHaving switched to Sonos, My collection of Logitech squeezeboxes has been sold. I now have a Sonos unit, which I adore, but I'm itching to upgrade to a beam. The question is if I will detect a noticeable improvement over my Yamaha YHT S400, which is ten years old. Side-by-side listening comparisons will be challenging, if not impossible.I appreciate it.
Hi everyone! I currently have the Kenwood KR-A4070 and speakercraft amp operating our built in speakers. We have 6 speakers. Can we replace the kenwood receiver and speakercraft with the sonos port? The system is pretty outdated - we added a bluetooth connect, but the sound is pretty inconsistent and we’re looking for an upgrade. would y’all suggest a sonos amp? Any suggestions appreciated! By the way, this is just used for music and is currently tucked away in a cabinet.TIA
Ok so decided with all my Sonos equipment I have I wanted with the new era units and new LG OLED 2023 G series I wanted to set it up the right way. got the TV mounted and of course the room isn’t a square. But now I replaced the Sonos pair of ones with the new era 100’s. And have a pair of the era 300. What’s the best placement and use of these. someone told me the 100’s should be to the right and left of you cornered a bit if it’s a corner room and then the era 300 to be used as surround sound in the rear corners A bit. Meaning I should use the mounts and change room set up?? I know what I know and know what I don’t
Hello to.all, I purchased 2 Era300 and 2 Era100 for a comparison with a Beam 2 gen and Mini Sub on a home theater system.My impressions:I played a Dolby vision + Dolby Atmos demo of.the tv:Seems more detailed the sound coming from the 100's.And I played later a movie badged "Dolby Atmos" on Netflix.On a scene where there is an helicopter flying from the left side the sound is very similar to the 3O0's.U don't feel the different effects of the Dolby Atmos.Even thought SonoS app reports me "Dolby Atmos". I also moved through different places of the room and, still, do not feel the sound difference from the 2 types of speakers. Anybody has the same impression?Shame i can't up load here the registration of the sound comparison
Picked up a pair of 300’s last week to replace my Symfonisk bookshelfs as my surrounds. Before setting them up I spent the night at a friends house and just set them up as a stereo pair. Played some spatial audio from Apple Music and it was mind blowing how incredible they sounded. It filled an entire room as if there were speakers in every corner. It was like magic. It made listening music fun in a way I have never experienced outside of being at a concert. Fast forward to bringing them home and setting them up as my new rears to my Arc and Sub set up. They somehow sounded worse than the Symfonisks. And I did Trueplay multiple times just to be sure. I get that its a “different” approach to surrounds but after hearing what they’re capable of as a stereo pair I can’t, for the life of me, understand how a set of speakers costing the same as an Arc sound like this as surrounds. They also seem to have a choppy audio if you put your ears close to the speaker to hear what it’s really doing.
Hello to all,I have a Beam Gen2 + SUb Mini I use the system for music + home theaterI use Amazon Fire Stick 4 Ultra HD that it seems should give DOlby Atmos (on “sound diagnostic”) but:I get the badge “Dolby Atmos” on some Disney+ movies Don’t get the badge “Dolby Atmos” badge on Netflix and Prime movies (same title has the badge on other account)So, i played a movie in Disney+ with “Dolby Atmos” badge….and can’t feel it...is there a way I can check that the sound is effectively “Dolby Atmos”???Sonos diagnostic : 353337923 Please help!My TV supports DOlby Atmos….
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