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Quite often questions arise as to the proper placement of the Sonos Arc (and/or what type of room design).All Dolby Atmos speakers (as does the Arc) rely upon an optimum ceiling height to allow the upward firing speakers to reflect and bounce sound to the listening area. In traditional Dolby Atmos setups where all speakers are separate even the rears have an upward firing driver.Soundbars such as the Sonos Arc require (as much as possible) a symmetry of placement distance to the side walls as well. That allows for side firing speakers (that lend support to the upward firing speakers) to project rearward sound reflections to simulate surround when no actual rear speakers are used. Adding Sonos rears relieves the Arc of some of the surround sound reflection duties.My Arc resides in a room 12.5ft (width) x 19.5ft (length) x 8ft (height). All wall surfaces are smooth with a minimalist textured ceiling. The complete setup consists of Arc / Sub x 2 / Sonos One x 2.Questions have also risen
2x Era 300 wall mount positioning for surround (joining Arc+Sub) sofa located mid-room
Hey all,Wondering about the 300 placement and would appreciate help:- I understand I need 20.5 cm distance from sides.- I understand I need to place them upside down, and not tilt them towards the couch.Would placing them where I marked help me fulfill their capabilities to the fullest if I'll follow the above suggestions?Note that I won't put them on the wall right behind the couch as I won't run cables on the wall. Also, floor stands are not an option. Thanks,Alon
Sonos Arc and Sony Blu Ray player
Good afternoon all New to Sonos, I’ve got an Arc and I’ve got it working with Sky Q and arc connects to HDMI 3 eArc input .. Sky is on HDMI 2 and Blu Ray HDMI 4 … sounds ok on Sky but no sound at all on Blu Ray. I’ve ensured that Blu Ray is on same network as Arc .. looked at settings on Blu Ray (Sony BDP-S790) .. can’t find anything more I can do .. any help appreciate here please
How to control volume on Sonos Arc via LG new remote?
I have now new LG TV Oled65c2 which comes with new Bluetooth remote MR22GN (no IR support) and connected it to old Sonos Playbar via optical cable, sa it was expected that there is no volume control available on Sonos from that tv and its remote.So I have decided to make upgrade and going to buy Sonos Arc and connect it to tv via HDMI eArc, but before doing that I would like to be sure that it will allow me to control volume of soundbar without any additional remote just through Hdmi Arc connection. Maybe this is trivial question but I want to be 100% sure
Sonos sub gen2 underwhelming bass
I’ve added sub (gen2) recently to my existing Sonos system (playbar, 2X play1) and I don't hear or very little bass from sub if I set the sub setting to +7 and more.I have gone through the posts/questions here and none of the solutions provided, worked for me. Things I tried.factory resetting the sub and adding it to system multiple times trueplay active and without trueplay changing sub placement (playbar and sub are always placed very closely) restarting the playbar removing the surround sound and adding it again connecting playbar to LAN cable connecting sub to LAN cableThe sub is equally bad when playing music from Sonos app and from TV.What else can I do? any help would be appreciated.
Trying to setup new Home Theater but running into issues.
Hello,Im new to sonos. I did all the search in this ask question before posting. I have epson Ls12000 projector with eArc - I have 100ft fiber hdmi cable running to sonos arc up front as center speaker. I got 2 sonos subs and a sonos amp for in ceiling speakers. The only issue im having is when i tie everything together. Sonos amp does not have white light and in ceiling speakers are not working. Arc and sub works fine. Sonos Amp is connected via ethernet cable. All 4 in ceiling speakers are hardwired to sonos amp. I can pause and play when i tap on amp or turn up or down volume on amp. Just that white light is not on but amp is functional as i can pause or play on it. I have tried to reset amp, arc and sub multiple times and every time i tie everything together i have the same issue. Not sure what am i doing wrong. I have also looked at trouble shooting tip section for amp but no luck. Thank you and sorry for my grammar.
Beam Gen 2 Popping/Crackling On Video Start/Stop
Hi all,I recently replaced my Beam Gen 1 with a Gen 2 and, since then, I have noticed a popping/crackling sound whenever I start and stop videos on my Apple TV. I observed this behavior in Netflix and Prime. This issue did not happen at all with my Gen 1, and all of the equipment and chords are the same. Equipment SettingsApple TV 4K, Model A1842Video > Format > 4K SDR Video > Match Content > Match Dynamic Range > On Video > Match Content > Match Frame Rate > On Audio Format > Change Format > Off Audio Format > Dolby Atmos > OnSony BRAVIA XR A80JAudio > Sound mode sync > On Audio > A/V sync > Auto Audio > eArc mode > Auto Audio > Digital audio out > Auto 1 Audio > Dolby Digital Plus output > Dolby Digital Plus Audio > Pass through mode > AutoHDMI Cables are High Wings 8K UHD - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KSY32VR Has anyone else experienced this type of issue with the Gen 2?Thanks,Kevin
Atmos issue betwwen Beam 2 and LG Oled C7
My Beam 2 is only outputting as Stereo PCM and not Dolby Atmos. I’ve been through numerous discussions/instructions to find out why but drawing blanks. I have a PS5 and Sky Stream and have the Beam 2 in the HDMI arc (2) slot. My tv is an LG Oled55c7v. Key settings - outputting to hdmi/optical set as auto and on. What am I doing wrong?
beam 2 low volume on dialog and sound tinny
Hi people , just wondering if anyone else is having problems with beam 2 ?Voices appear very tinny and with no mid or bass to it also they are overpowered by rears even when used on +0. I also have sub Gen 3 and it works fine.I done trupelay many times but it won't change anything. Any action in the movie's and it's blasting all the effects 2-3 times louder then voices. Really annoying and have to play with volume all the time.I updated to newest software but it was like that from last update. Any ideas what is going on and how can I fix it ?Thank you guys.
Dolby Atmos not working on Arc
I have bought a sonos arc this week, however I cannot get Dolby Atmos to work, I have it hooked up to an LG 55UP770066lb. I have tried to connect it through HDMI using the ARC outlet, and also through Optical, jet in the app it keeps saying Audio In: Dolby Multichannel PCM 2.0 .
Sonos ray as an SPDIF audio Optical input receiver for the rest of my sonos speakers ?
Hello ! I own a sonos one at the moment.I am planning on buying a sonos Ray for my PC set up. I will be able to connect the ray soundbar to my pc through a tosslink optical cable streaming that way my computer sound.My question however is the following :Will I be able to pair my sonos ray to my sonos one and therefore listen to local file music being played on my PC on my sonos one through the sonos ray ?
How to connect Sonos amp to An outdoor tv on my back yard 40 feet away from the amp?
Hello everyone, I have 2 sonos amp and 4 outdoors speakers, 2 speakers on my deck and 2 speakers on my outdoor kitchen, I just bought an outdoor tv (55’’ Samsung Terrace outdoor tv) and i don’t know how to connect the amp to the tv using HDMI because the amp is located indoor about 40/50 feet away from the tv that will be outside on the outdoor kitchen, anyone has an idea how to set it up? do i need an HDMI extender with cat6 cable? or sound bar to keep it outdoors? how can i set it up properly?
Sonos ARC and Sub Gen 3 Updating error 30
Hi, I have a ARC and Sub Gen 3 in 15.2 version. In the past I have informed that error occurence when I changed in network router, it is able to finally update with existing Ipad, luckily… Currently I also tried to update to newer version with Iphone 11 of latest IOS. However it cannot update and shown error 30 SUB.. Anyone have advises how to update with Iphone also.
should i upgrade from beam 2 and 2x sl's to Arc and x2 era 300?? what kind of gain in quality i can expect from it?
As in the topic , I am being torn with buying arc and two 300’s . I can buy them for 1250£ for all 3 and really not sure if it's worth upgrading beam 2 and 2 sls.Anyone who has similar situation and now use new speakers could give me some help and feedback ?Thank you P.s: had them in the checkout like 20tikes now and can't decide on the purchase
playbase tv and FireWire connection
Hi,I have a QLED TV and Sonos Playbase, connected via optical cable. I also have a Sony 4K DVD player connected. I want to be able to watch camcorder films by connecting FireWire cable and watching on TV withSonos playbase. Can anyone advise how I can do this? Is there a type of optical/firewire adapter? Thanks lots.
Surround Audio setting doesn’t change surround levels on Era 300s
@Corry P Some Reddit users noticed that the Surround Audio TV Level setting doesn’t actually change the rear surround levels on the Era 300s. So I decided to test it for myself.When playing a Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 Test Tones video and a DTS 7.1 Sound Check video, the TV Level setting has no affect on the levels of the rear surround channels. It only changes the side surround levels.When playing a Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 Test Tones video, the TV Level setting has no affect on the levels of both surround channels. BUT when playing a DTS 5.1 Sound Check video, the TV Level setting DOES change the levels of the two surround channels.NOTE: The DTS audio is being played as Multichannel PCM from a Blu-ray player.Is this a bug in the software?
using "group" stereo with arc for wider channels
I saw a video where someone used a 300's in a stereo set up along side an arc system (subs and rears) and mentioned it was okay and did provide more wider channels. Has others tried this? Does it "work" as a work around? I assume you'll lose some precision from the arc but would you gain wider channels?
possible to use Era 300 in surround system and as main music speakers?
HiIs it possible to use to use two Era 300 as rear speakers in the surround system and switch them case-by-case as the main music speakers? I feel I will have to decouple and set up the speakers every time I want to listen to music and not use the arc. i’m asking this question because I think to two 300 solely will sounds better with stereo music compared to full a surround system including the arc, where the 300 will only be providing rear sound. Does that make any sense?So again, is there a simple way to switch the speaker configuration from surround to Era only music set up?
Sonos Playbar doesn't play TV sound unless power cycled
Hey guys, I've got a problem.Sonos playbar with 2 Sonos SL. Worked beautifully without problems for 2 months.Now, it only plays TV if I power cycle it. It still plays music from internet, I can access it fully, I can change the input to TV, but there is no sounds from TV. After power cycle back to full functionality. But after every time I switch off the TV I have to restart the sound system. Wtf? :)
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