Answered

Ikea symfonisk stereo with two diffrent products.

  • 26 January 2023
  • 5 replies
  • 399 views

I got Sonos Arc and I just bought an IKEA Symfonisk lamp. 
I want to purchase the IKEA Symfonisk frame and wonder if I Can pair the Lamp and the Frame to crest a stereo mode, or do I need the two to be the same product?

icon

Best answer by Ken_Griffiths 26 January 2023, 12:22

View original

5 replies

The two Symfonisk devices need to be the same type to stereo-pair them, but you can choose to ‘group’ them instead as shown in this support link:

https://support.sonos.com/en-us/article/group-and-ungroup-rooms

So I have to use two Symfonisk frames or two Symfonisk lamps for that to work as stereo?

So I have to use two Symfonisk frames or two Symfonisk lamps for that to work as stereo?

Yes, the two speakers need to be the same acoustically to produce (matched) stereo audio output from each channel, so for stereo you need two alike (same) devices, but alternatively you can ‘Group’ different speakers to produce (usually mono) audio output, whilst they’re acoustically different, the grouped devices will still play nicely and in perfect sync. 

This is usually the same for every speaker manufacturer - and across the Sonos range, you cannot stereo pair a Sonos One with a Sonos Roam speaker for example, as the sound from each is quite different - you need the L/R stereo channels to acoustically ‘match’ each other, so you would use two Ones ‘paired’, or two Roams ‘paired’ for stereo listening, but you can still choose to group those two different speakers instead. The same applies to the Symfonisk range.

And not only stereo, the same applies for surround speakers. 

Reply