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two sonos ones as wireless rear with 3.1 via onkyo

  • 27 July 2019
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Looking to use a pair of Sonos one gen 2’s as wireless rear speakers with an Onkyo receiver.

Is is it possible to use Onkyo as 3.1 system and use the Sonos CONNECT as a bridge to pair the Sonos ones as rear speakers?
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Best answer by ratty 27 July 2019, 22:47

Nothing from Sonos is going to work to drive rear speakers in conjunction with the Onkyo receiver. The Amp would suffer from the same Line-In delay.

You'd need an all-Sonos solution for L/R/C as well as surrounds. Yes, DTS isn't supported.
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It won't work satisfactorily. There's a ~70ms delay through the Sonos system for the Line-In input.
It won't work satisfactorily. There's a ~70ms delay through the Sonos system for the Line-In input.

Thats what I was thinking.

is it possible using the amp and having 2 in wall rear speakers? Or in celing?

or best to always have 3.1 Playbar w/sub or beam with two Sonos ones to get your 5.1 setup? Which only still doesn’t really support DTS?
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Nothing from Sonos is going to work to drive rear speakers in conjunction with the Onkyo receiver. The Amp would suffer from the same Line-In delay.

You'd need an all-Sonos solution for L/R/C as well as surrounds. Yes, DTS isn't supported.
Nothing from Sonos is going to work to drive rear speakers in conjunction with the Onkyo receiver. The Amp would suffer from the same Line-In delay.

You'd need an all-Sonos solution for L/R/C as well as surrounds. Yes, DTS isn't supported.


Thank you for the reply.

Looks like Sonos still has a long way to go in terms of home theatre setups.

Think it’s best to go Onkyo with Atmos speakers and just commit to running the cables in wall
Looks like Sonos still has a long way to go in terms of home theatre setups.
If that's a reference to the fact that Sonos can't simply be used as dumb wireless surrounds for a third party receiver then it's not in their business interests to assume such a subordinate role.

If you're talking about DTS support, Sonos have set out their stall concerning the market they're addressing with their Home Theatre speakers, and they're primarily aimed at the burgeoning video streaming market. As and when DTS becomes a requirement for that segment Sonos will doubtless respond.

Looks like Sonos still has a long way to go in terms of home theatre setups.If that's a reference to the fact that Sonos can't simply be used as dumb wireless surrounds for a third party receiver then it's not in their business interests to assume such a subordinate role.

If you're talking about DTS support, Sonos have set out their stall concerning the market they're addressing with their Home Theatre speakers, and they're primarily aimed at the burgeoning video streaming market. As and when DTS becomes a requirement for that segment Sonos will doubtless respond.


yea so like I said for home theatre setups it seems there’s a long way to go with DTS:X, etc being released its shocking they rely solely on their own ‘trueplay’
Trueplay has nothing whatsoever to do with multi-channel encoders. It's a Digital Room Correction technology.

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