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After I retune my Sonos system, I notice less bass. I checked my EQ and I set it up like I have them before and I still hear less bass. I don't know if the last updated has something to do with it. Cuz I got a notification on my S2 App telling me to retune my Sonos system. reason Cuz, it reset it with the updated. does anybody have the same problem?
I am renovating my house and trying to decide whether to use ceiling mounted speakers for the rears (using Sonos AMP to drive them). I plan to have ARC soundbar in front and Gen2 Subwoofer that I already posses, if possible.This should result in 5.1.2 configuration but my question is related to having the rears in the ceiling instead of ear level. According to Atmos, the rears of a 5.1.2 system should be at ear level for proper 3D sound. if they are in the ceiling what will the end result be? seems to be it won’t be accurate Atmos representation. Non-3D 5.1 playback will probably sound about right I suppose...but just wondering how a Sonos 5.1.2 Atmos will make sense out of the rears being in the ceiling instead of at ear level.Its not impossible for me to place a couple of Sonos Play1’s at around ear level in addition to or instead of the ceiling mounted rears. But it will mean setting them on counters where I would rather not have a speaker with a cable running to power, etc.
My surrounds have stopped working over the past few days and I have removed and re-added them but still not working. I have an Arc, Sub and a connect amp connecting 2 surrounds. All are S2 using 14.2. If I set up connect as separate zone all sounds plays fine through my surround speakers, so I know amp is working. When I reconnect them as surrounds Sonos adds them ok and connect Amp can control volume of Arc no problem but no sound coming from surrounds when playing music in full or ambient mode. I have tried to toggle surrounds on and off. I have also tried trueplay tuning but when it starts it says some speakers appear to be missing. Is there a way to roll back to version 14.11, and has anyone else experienced this issue since the update 4 days ago? cheers Lee
Hi All, Just bought a Prism Q65 QE Pro TV, the TV comes with the Bluetooth remote control and had connect the TV and playbar via Optical cable. However, Im not able to control the Volume from TV remote control. Appreciate if anyone can help to advice the correct way to setup the TV with Playbar. Thank you !Darren
My playbar has just stopped responding to the Apple remote signal. The playbar IR sensor lights are not flicking on when the remote is used. The remote batteries are fine and the apple TV can be controlled.The playbar is connected to the TV via fibre audio cable.Again, the remote was controlling the playbar volume and just stopped working.If I try to setup a new remote to the playbar, the playbar does not register the IR signal.Hoping this is an easy fix and the IR debauchery on the playbar hasn't just stopped working.
I own the arc,sub and sl1s downloaded the lasted updated and the volume is at least 20% less then before.. I have a big room and before 60% was loud and now it’s at 100% with the same movie.. I bought the arc because of my room size and now I’m very disappointed in its performance.. can i downgrade to old software version?
HI all. I’me looking to move away from my Yamaha AV receiver which i use to power 2 towers and 2 bookshelf surrounds.I’m thinking of getting an amp to power the fronts, and either a second amp to power the surrounds or 2 * one’s.Looking for input from anyone that has done this and experienced any gotcha moments.Thanks.
I have an Arc/ 2 One speakers/Subwoofer system with Apple 4K TV streaming device; Sony A8H TV. The Apple TV is connected via the Sony’s E-arc port. I’m having an issue where the Apple TV sometimes doesn’t turn on the Sonos system along with the TV on startup, and an issue where the Sonos system goes into solid green status light mute mode after the Apple TV tries to shut down the TV/Sonos system. (Others in this community have posted about this problem in the past.)I went into the Sonos app on my phone and under System>TV SetUp toggled off Use IR. I think was was happening was the Apple TV was trying to turn the Sonos system off and on while the Apple TV remote was sending duplicate/conflicting or lagging IR signals to the Arc. Hopefully, with the Sonos IR recognition shut off, the Sonos system will receive instruction only from the Apple TV itself, and resolve my issue.I’ll keep everyone posted.
Hi there,I used to have 5.1.2 setup with Sonos arc and two play 1’s, but since I moved recently, the play 1’s aren’t really an option anymore. So I was wondering a few things.1. Is it possible to use Sonos Arc + Sub alongside a Sonos Amp + two in-ceiling speakers, and use the in-ceiling speakers as left/right behind the couch in my home theatre setup?2. Is it possible to have the same amp connected to another pair of in-ceiling or wall speakers for instance in the living room, and while running a movie on the home theatre sound setup, to be playing music on these? Or would I need another amp for that?I hope you can clarify for me :-)All the best.// Mikkel
Hi all, I recently got an Arc and paired it with a pair of Ones in my living room. I can get 5.1 when using Netflix or Apple TV+ from my Amazon fire stick. However when I connect an external hard drive to play downloaded movies I can only get PCM stereo. My TV is a 65 inch Xiaomi 4X. Is there anyway to get 5.1 when playing movies off an external hard drive?it’s the same story with my PS5 - can’t seem to get 5.1 no matter what I try. I guess it’s possible it’s my tv and maybe I’ll invest in a Fury Arcana.
I have in my collection a FIVE & One speaker. I decided it would be nice to upgrade my aging sound bar for a Sonos beam with the view for surround sound. Well i am right in thinking because since have the Beam the other 2 speakers will not connect because they are the not the same model. A little disappointed to say the least that i was unaware of this prior to purchase. My understanding was that all Sonos product's were compatible.
Hi I am newbie to sonos family. I have a lg oled tv. And i have recently purchase -sonos arc for lcrsonos subsonos amp with two klipsch ceiling speakers 1. Can i setup my ceiling speakers as surround to be used with TV? how to do this? Will there be a lag in surround speakers if it is connected to arc wirelessly? if i play music in my living room, will arc and sub and speakers play together and work perfectly? Or by setting them as surround i cant enjoy the music? someone mentioned to me sonos sub isnt compatible with ceiling speakers even if connected via sonos amp. Whats the practical implication of this if this is correct? If i am okay always playing arc and sub and amp together, am i really losing out on something?thanks a lot
I have a TV that has only a digital output for audio (other than the speakers on the TV). I’d like to use a Bluetooth adapter in that digital output to connect to my Sonos Move speaker. I’ve read that connecting Sonos to a TV via Bluetooth is not possible, but wondering if anyone has suggestions.
Hi, I have a Sonos Arc which has been situated above an ethanol fireplace (i.e. not as much heat as regular or gas fire) and I’m curious to know please:1 - heat tolerance of Sonos Arc? Are there any guidelines? 2 - from the picture, does this seem like an appropriate distance?3 - are there any solutions you can suggest if necessary? Thanks
Hello everyone,I have an Arc, two SL and a Sub. I can play Atmos without problems, or at least in the Sonos App it says so. The problem is that I can't appreciate the sound or Atmos effect.I have Arc placed in front of the TV and there is nothing above it. The volume of the height speakers is at maximum. I play movies with the AppleTV App and the Sonos App shows that it is playing Dolby Atmos. But nothing, I don't appreciate gunshots, rain, or helicopters above my head :)What am I doing wrong? Is Atmos with Arc really appreciated?I would appreciate any suggestion.Greetings. Apologies for the English used in this post ;) I have used Google Translate.
Hi all and happy Saturday! We just bought a Fire Cube so that we could upgrade our Fire Stick with an ethernet connection (a lot of latency and issues streaming). We had a Fire Stick and just set up the Cube, porting over settings from Fire Stick and using same HDMI port. When trying to connect our Sonos Beam, it sees it but we can’t get the sound to work. We have an older TV (Sharp Aquos from, like, the stone ages … 2011-ish). Any ideas? We’ve tried all the suggestions on the Sonos, Amazon and Reddit but haven’t seemed to find the solution. Thank you!
Hey everyone,Not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but after the latest LG CX firmware update, I am now receiving the proper Multichannel PCM 5.1 output on my Sonos system. Previously on either of my consoles via Xbox Series X or PS5, LPCM 5.1 content would always come out as Multichannel PCM 7.1 even if the console is set to A/V Receiver and 5.1.Not sure if this was either fixed by the latest Sonos updates or the LG firmware update. This is related to this issue.Please read if you have encountered issues with 7.1 LPCM playback on Sonos via an LG TV
I’ve had my sonos optical hooked into a switch which takes my google chromecast for over a year. Worked great. Suddenly, my optical input into the Sonos bar stopped receiving. I changed the chromecast - nothing. I haven’t tried a new switch. Nothing wrong with the wire.Can you please advise?
Hello Sonos, I love the new app and how it works, but there is one thing that would be really good, is if you have 5.1 setup and you set music playback to full, that you are able to change bass, treble and sub only for music playback. That would be great and would give you the ability to setup the sound for music. kind regards, Rob
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