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Can I connect both a smart TV and analog speakers to the connect:AMP?
My parents in their TV room have a Sonos connect:AMP and 2 old school analog speakers to listen to music in that room, but the TV was never connect. I now wanted to buy a SmartTV for them for christmas, as next to smart functionality I thought it would be able to connect to Sonos, yet found on the internet that not every Sonos is connectable. My question now is: is there any way to be able to connect the (not yet bought) smartTV to the sonos connect:AMP, with the 2 analog speakers also being connected? I now the connect:AMP only has one input, yet hope there is a kind of workaround. Please help me out, so I can give my parents a better movie watching experience! BTW they do have a Sonos Five, yet in another room...
sonos arc and sonos 5
Hi all. I have just bought the arc and have paired it with 2x sonos 5s. I wondered when using the 5s as surround if placing them to the far right and left of the room to front of room would work as well as placing to the rear of the room. Does anyone else have this setup please? Many thanks
LPCM apple tv or pcm not loud enought beam gen 2 sony bravia
Hello, I have now a beam gen2 with a sony bravia tv.I outputting the sound via earc (passtrought). No issue except with my Apple Tv and PS5 : the sound is muffled and not loud enought (LPCM 5.1) :on PS5 when a i play game (pcm priority, av amplifier 5.1) on Apple TV when i play another thing that atmos (ex lcpm 5.1 transcoded by apple , mycanal, netflix,vlc) It’s just a little bit annoying.
Sonos Arc - Volume Control via FIOS Remote
I have a Sonos Arc soundbar. My Fios remote only lets me increase the volume but not decrease it. The only way I can decrease the volume is by using the app on my phone. I spoke to a Sonos Tech and he told me that I needed to contact Frontier to have them do something with my remote. I did and was told that they do not have a remote to do what I want. They said they no longer have my FIOS system and there was nothing they could do. Is there a Universal remote control that I could use? I prefer to use a remote that reduce the volume via my Phone.
Sonos Arc Turntable Capability
My best friend has a Sonos Arc and I want to surprise him with a turntable but I have read you can not pair a Bluetooth turntable with the Arc. I have a cheap sound bar and play my Bluetooth turntable through it with no issues. Is that possible with the Arc? I am leaning towards the Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT-BK. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks! Eric
Wiring Help in New Home Build
I am working with the low voltage installer currently on a plan for speaker placement. I will be putting in ceiling speakers in various places, but the one area I need some clarification on is the main living room.My planned setup is as follows:TV, Arc Soundbar, Sub and x2 Wall Speakers connected to a Sonos Amp as surroundCurrently on the plan all speaker wiring is home run back to a panel in the basement. I had planned to put multiple sonos amps in that location wired to ethernet. Can I do this with the TV surrounds as well? It is unclear to me if they need to be physically connected to the TV/Arc or if being on the same network will allow me to pair them up as surrounds. This obviously changes where I would home run that speaker pair to.Thanks!
Sub Mini and Surrounds missing
V14.20 two instances dropouts/missing sub&surrounds since setting it up. One happend after trueplay retuning when I was gonna use the system later in the evening the surrounds were missing. Today the surrounds and sub were missing. Nothing else has happend with the router, I have different SSIDs and tons of IoT devices that report no issues. Got Beam gen 2, 2 Play:1s and a Sub mini. No mesh. Wifi6 enabled asus router. Connected to LG CX55 via eARC. Connected the beam on ethernet on the last dropout. Seemingly this is the solution for the “wireless” system. (And this time I didn’t have to reset the surrounds, just a reboot of them, the sub and the router.)
Issue with angled ceiling. What is the best setup? And How?
Hey guys!I am moving to a new place and in my head I am planning how and where to setup my TV and my Sonos Gear (Sonos Arc, Sub, One surrounds).The living room is quite large, has a lot of big windows, angled ceilings and therefore a lack of opportunities where to place the TV with the Sonos system. I highlighted the area in the photo where TV is supposed to be mounted. (please note that all the furniture in the photo will be replaced.)I am concerned that the sound is going to be compromised due to the rooms setup. So I would appreciate some suggestions and opinions on this matter. Thank you and cheers!
Setting up the Sonos Soundbar to be controlled by the Firestick Remote volume control
So, there were not any explicit answers that I could find. I found it when I prayed about it.So:On the Firestick: Home>Settings>Equipment Control>You my have to enter your PIN>Manage Equipment>Add Equipment>Scroll Down to Soundbar>Select Sonos.It walks you through the rest. It took about five minutes.
Multiroom setup across S1 and S2 on airplay
Hi,I currently have a Beam Gen 1 set up with two IKEA Symfonisk bookshelf speakers as my surround sound system. I have just upgraded my TV and wanted to upgrade my sound system as well. So I bought a used Play 5 Gen 1 to utilize the trade up offer. And now I have my eyes on a used Sonos package with an Arc, Sub Gen 3 and One. I was wondering if I could downgrade the Beam Gen 1 to the S1 app to pair it with the Play 5 Gen 1 and One and then play with the rest of the S2 system over AirPlay? Either through Spotify or Apple Music. Worst case Youtube.
Beam + Sub + 5’s vs Stereo Paired 5’s + Sub
Hi everyone,I’m wondering if I should set up beam + sub + 5’s as surrounds on my TV OR whether I should have beam just on TV then have separate ‘music’ setup with stereo paired 5’s + sub. I listen mostly to music and I feel the latter option is the best use of the 5’s and subs for music as they’re stereo paired vs the first configuration where the 5’s are not stereo paired… What does everyone think?
Audio Extractor problem for Projector and Beam Gen1
Help please:I’ve just purchased a Beam Gen1 so I can finally use some Play 1s as home theatre setup, Beam and play1s are set up and playing music nicely in the room.I have now placed an Amazon Basics Audio Extractor between MacBook and BenQ W2000 projector and then the Sonos Optic to HDMI adaptor connected to the Optic port of the Audio Extractor, HDMI cable then runs to to the Beam mounted above the projected screen. However the sound still goes to the projector instead of the Beam. Everything has power Reviews on the Amazon Basics Audio Extractor suggest it should work: https://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-Audio-Stereo-Extractor-Converter/dp/B07KRWYN4R/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=amazon+basics+hdmi+audio+extractor&qid=1670661139&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&psc=1 Am I missing something?
Issue with LG CX
Hey guys,While I have Sonos Beam gen2 connected with LG via HDMI (eARC) I can’t select any other output device e.g. bluetooth headphones. I can technically select it in TV menu for like 5 seconds, and then output switched back to HDMI (eARC). Is it a bug or feature? Thanks in advance!
Upgrade to real home theater kit
Hi Sonos creators,As u may know I do have the whole sonos collection in order to play movies at its highest level…...BUT…..Is it possible that Sonos will work someday with Dolby Atmos company in L.A. on a possibility of adding more units and upgrades in order to run this new sound system as good as those 11.2 domestics home theater sound systems from today. For instance:1- using the arc soundbar at a lower center and another one above the television, using the sonos five for the lower fronts, two sonos ones for higher fronts….and same thing for the sides and the rears?Presently I have the arc soundbar, a pair of Sonos Five for surrounds and 2 subs (1front and 1 rear), of course it sounds real good….BUT…….some’s really missing…….the heights and the sides !!!…..I know, would cost a fortune to add all those units but damn it’s sound terrific wooffff……...By the way nice design….very small units for their power capacities…...very high end components…..see I’m not even using my kit in my ow
Connect sonos beam and AVR receiver (denon AVR-s760H)
I just bought a sonos beam gen 2 and a denon avr-S760H receiver. How do I connect my Tv (TCL) and blue ray player (SONY) to use both of them? The only speaker I want to use is the Beam. Should I plug in the AVR to the TV’s hdmi-arc but then how do I connect the Beam? Do I connect Beam directly with the TV’s optical audio output? Or I connect the Beam with the receiver’s somehow? Thx.
Best PS5 Audio Settings?
I have a Sonos arc with Sub Gen 3 and two One SL’s for surround. I have my tv setup to pass through sound to sound bar via eArc. What settings should I choose for the PS5 sound?Device type - AV receiver 5.1 or Sound bar?Also for sound format - Linear PCM or Dolby or Dolby DTS. Note that I only use it for gaming so whichever settings are best for thatI get conflicting opinions online so I’m not sure which settings are best.
Switching Sonos One speakers between Surround and Stereo
So i got 2 One’s for my dad to work in surround with his arc. To his slight annoyance, a lot of the content he watches isn’t broadcast in surround, e.g. the world cup. So he would like his sonos One surrounds to work as a mono or stereo pair playing whats on tv, duplicating the arc. This can be automatic or manually switched. I was thinking i could create a separate group with the 2 One’s as a stereo pair and just switch between them in the app, but sonos, in their unending quest to minimize system flexibility, doesn’t allow speakers to be in more than one group, or at least i can’t find a way to do it.
Why doesn't Sonos support DTS 4 (ie. Blu Ray DTS)?
So I’ve had a longstanding issue with DTS on Sonos, where I can play DTS Blu Rays, but only if I turn off the ‘eARC’ of my TV. This is better than nothing, but frustrating as turning eARC off causes other issues with my setup.Sonos today told me that this is due to my Blu Rays outputting a form of DTS called ‘DTS 4’ which apparently Sonos don’t support. I’ve never been aware of DTS 4, and it seems all/most Blu Rays output DTS using that.Apparently the reason it works with eARC off is that my TV then downgrades DTS 4 to DTS, and Sonos plays it.But I really don’t understand why this is not supported as standard if it’s the only form of DTS on Blu Rays, and why there isn’t a way to just automatically downgrade it (without turning eARC off)? Does anyone know if Sonos are likely to add support for this soon?My setup:TV - LG B9 OLEDBlu Ray Player - Panasonic DP-UB820Sonos - Sonos Arc + One SLs
LG C9 + Arc + UB820 / Multichannel PCM for DTS Blu-Ray discs
I’m running an LG C9 with a Panasonic UB820 Blu-ray player, Sonos Arc + Sub gen 3 + One SL surrounds. The lack of DTS support on the Arc has been frustrating for non Dolby encoded Blu-ray discs, so I have been eagerly awaiting the multichannel PCM update.It’s finally arrived (thanks, Sonos!) and I tried playing a DTS encoded Blu-ray and… no dice. Still stereo PCM 2.0. Has anyone running a similar set-up managed to get 5.1 PCM output from the Arc?The C9 supports eARC and multichannel PCM, I’m using 48gbps HDMI cables that support up to 8k60Hz, all of the devices are up to date, I have the C9 set to PCM with eArc enabled, DTS output set to PCM on the UB820… I’m really at a loss here. Any ideas or suggested settings?
no puedo conectar mi sonos arc con mi sonos sub
hola buenos dias, la verdad que ya no encuentro manera de como conectar la barra sonos arc con la app de sonos para que me funcione con el sonos sub. ya conecte con la app de sonos la sonos sub pero para que funcione debe estar conectada con la barra sonos ARC, y esta ultima no me deja la app agregarla me sale un error del router al final de la instalacion ya lo intente con un cable ethernet y la verdad no he tenido resultados, estoy desesperado porque he intentado varias maneras y nada aun, seria alguien tan amable de ayudarme porfavor. o si hay alguna manera de que funcionen ambas sin usar la app de sonos seria posible?
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