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Symfonisk with playbar for surround?

  • 2 August 2019
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Could 2 of the Symfonisk speakers be used with a playbar for a surround setup?
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Best answer by Misfit 2 August 2019, 19:16

Yes. But it would need to be the same two Symfonisk speakers.

So 2 bookshelf or 2 lamps.

You cannot create surrounds with 1 bookshelf and 1 lamp.
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Yes. But it would need to be the same two Symfonisk speakers.

So 2 bookshelf or 2 lamps.

You cannot create surrounds with 1 bookshelf and 1 lamp.
I set 2 bookshelf’s up with my beam on Sunday and have been loving my LG C8 OLED More than ever, just need to add the sub now 🙂
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Just piggy-backing on this topic so there's no new topic made --- if i buy the shelf Symfonisk speaker, I can play the same music on both my current Play3 and that one right? no surprises?
You’ll be cool to pair up the play 3 and bookshelf to play the same songs, the new speakers work as any sonos speaker would
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You’ll be cool to pair up the play 3 and bookshelf to play the same songs, the new speakers work as any sonos speaker would


great thanks!
Just give be literal, you can’t “pair” any Sonos speakers with any other Sonos (or Symfonisk) speaker. You can group them.

In order to “pair” them, i.e. make them a stereo pair, they need to be the same model.

With the odd odd exception of the PLAY:5 gen 1 and gen 2, which can’t be set up as a stereo pair, it has to be two of the same gen. Confusing, no? 😉
Good clarification, I did mean group of
course, honestly
Figured you did, but for others who might come across this thread, it seemed appropriate to be extra clear 🙂 Otherwise, they'd be blaming you for "mis-information" and "misleading" them. I have experience there....
I’ve read all above, and understand the difference between grouping and pairing. Here’s my question (that I don’t believe requires a new thread): What happens if I do group a Playbar with a Symfonisk Lamp and a Shelf? Would it work for music? For TV (surround)? Appreciate thoughts or guidance.
I’ve read all above, and understand the difference between grouping and pairing. Here’s my question (that I don’t believe requires a new thread): What happens if I do group a Playbar with a Symfonisk Lamp and a Shelf? Would it work for music? For TV (surround)? Appreciate thoughts or guidance.

It will play any music source in perfect sync. For the TV source, the speakers will be delayed behind the audio on the Playbar, and they will not be playing surround info, they play exactly what is playing on the Playbar, just slightly later.
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jgatie beat me, but for some added info...

@Harbinger, if you make a group, they'll all play the same music in sync, each one playing the same music. TV audio however will be a bit of a mess. The Playbar will play the full audio coming in. It'll send the same audio to the Lamp and to the Shelf. The two grouped speakers will be slightly slower than the Playbar, since they're not part of a home theater bonded setup, and instead will be playing their own versions of the same audio hitting the Playbar. It wouldn't give you surround, you'd be surrounded by mirrors of the same audio, potentially echos.

Ideally, you'd want to use two of the same Symfonisk type of speaker, bonded with the Playbar as surround speakers.
Copy this. Thanks jgatie and Ryan S for your quick replies.

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