Okay Sonos Community I want you to let Sonos know that as a home owner that has one dedicated room where I have a home theater set up as well as enjoy listening to audiophile quality sound I am having a real hard time with all of the Sonos line in order to get the sound I want. I either have an excellent home theater system with the Arc, Sub (or even two Subs), and Ones (or Fives) or I have a great music system with the Fives and Sub (or two Subs). The Amp and Port are no goes as I do not fine them that great when it comes to their DAC (sound is too bright at higher volumes) when it goes to my Dynaudio tower speakers. Yes the Amp and Port are good in their specific uses but not in a music room (my opinion only).
My perfect world would be a Sonos Center (center channel) that would support the entire home theater system while allowing someone to not use it or the surrounds when they just want to listen to music.
Perfect set up:
Sonos Fives for left and right front channels.
Sonos Center (no soundbar) for the center channel. The Sonos Center would have to match the left and right front channels for sure so really you could just take a Sonos Five and program it to act like the center channel.
Sonos One SL’s or Sonos Fives for the rear surround sound channels.
NOTE: When listening to music only the Subs and front left and right Fives are in operation.
Frustration: Even if I go with a soundbar and then buy a set of Fives for the music I still can’t use the Sub that is in the room unless I ungroup it and then group it with the Fives or go with two Subs both of which are grouped to a different “room” while being in the same room (this is just stupid).
That’s my rant for the night.