What's happening in the world of music and digital media? What are you listening to this week? #NowPlaying
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Sonos Net - Advice
Hi, Some advice please. I've a Sonos system that comprises of the following: Amp (wired, via ethernet, to the router)Play 5Play 3Playbar, 2 x Play 1, Sub (linked for Lounge/TV setup) MoveRoam The problem I have is that I suffer from intermittent audio loss when streaming radio across my lounge setup and, my 'gut feeling' is, that this is probably being caused by a weak Sonos Net signal because the lounge setup is furthest from the wired Amp. Is there any way I can improve the strength of the Sonos Net signal? Would wiring in a Sonos boost to the router and let that generate the Sonos Net instead of the Amp help? Grateful for any advice anyone can provide?
Introducing Embedded mediaTutorial
Hey everyone. I wanted to highlight a feature released a while back but rarely used. Embedded media. Embedded media converts a supported link into a player directly on the site. Some of you may have seen it when people share youtube videos on Reddit, where it allows you to play the video while staying on Reddit instead of going to YouTube and watching it. To test this out, we wanted a thread where you can all share links to test the feature and find its limitations. Underneath here, you can see how you add an embedded link: Note: When embedding media, use the direct browser URL (e.g., https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxv6IRcuNaI) and not the embedded URL (https://www.youtube.com/embed/Oxv6IRcuNaI - mind the /embed/) There are a few caveats, of course. One is that cookies are essential for this feature to work. Another is some types of media might be region restricted. So if a youtube video, for example, does not play for you, that might be because it is restricted in your region only to
Why is there input delay on line-in and digital inputs?
So, I know this topic has been discussed a gazillion times already. But I’m really getting upset by this. Why does there have to be a delay when using Sonos (Five or Amp for example, I’ve owned both) in standalone mode? 8/10 times my usecase for Sonos is casual listening via streaming services. But 2/10 times I want to use Sonos for live instrument playback. Such as a drum machine and other stuff I own. Or for desktop/youtube playback. I’ve spent literally hours searching for the best speaker setup for casual multiroom usage and some small birthday dancing and an input for live instruments. It exists, but I’d have to leave Sonos and go for Denon. But I would rather not. The minimum of 50-75ms delay in standalone usage for the Sonos Amp and Five is completely unnecessary. It forces me to have an extra pair of Yamaha hs7 at hand, while I’d rather get an Sonos Five instead. I know the arguments of people defending Sonos:Sonos is not made for that usecase The delay has to be there per des
Sonos Theft Prevention Best Practices?
We’re setting up a bunch of Sonos One SL units in a public space and are curious what, if any, theft prevention measures are available.Is there anything out there that will help lock these into place? Is there any way to “firmware lock” them so that they can’t be added to someone else’s network without our permission?Thanks so much!
When has sound helped you connect to others? To yourself?
Hi everyone! This is Zach from Sonos. We are looking for stories about how sound – whether music, home theater, podcasts, or something else entirely – has helped you make deeper connections with yourself, family members, friends, or strangers from around the world. Your answers will be used internally to help inform our vision for future Sonos experiences, and they may be referred to in an upcoming company-wide presentation. Please drop a comment below to help us better understand moments where sound and human connection meet. Thanks!
Made a walnut table top stand for Arc.
After a week of searching and not finding a solution, I decided to roll up the sleeves to make myself one to my desire. I wanted to lay my unit on a stand rather than wall mount for purposes of an easy replacement in a different room, one of the benefits of a wireless design.My home decor is MCM style so what I wanted was a Mid Century look using a solid walnut finished top with routed edges, with slanted, period correct legs.The dims of the Arc are approximately 45” x 4”. I made my top 46” x 5.5” for a custom look that screams the unit was made specifically for an ArcI’ve got some leftover parts and hardwood if anyone also need to feel this void in the marketplace.Let me know if I can be of some help.
My Dog looks at my Sonos Speaker every time I use it unlike any other audio device in the home
One of my two dogs seems to be alarmed by the Sonos Speaker when I play it. I have turned off Loudness reduced the volume limit to no avail. I assume the speaker emits in a range that triggers my dog unlike any other audio device Ive had before. Not the tv not the bluetooth speakers ive had. Have any of you encountered this ?
Wired & Wireless
Hello all, I have a Sonos Play 5 gen 2 & two Play 3s. The wifi on the play 5 has stopped working and after many hours and exhausting every google search I can think of... I have come to terms that my very expensive speaker isn’t going to be wireless any longer. The play 5 works when its connected to ethernet. My current problem is- how do I connect my two play 3’s back into the ecosystem. The two play 3s are wireless and from my understanding they would need to run off the play 5s (now bad) wireless signal? I have had my speakers for years now and I’m starting to feel defeated by what seems like such a poor design flaw. Even if the wireless on the play 5 was operational and i needed to wire one of the speakers via ethernet due to signal issues- why would it make sense to have the other speakers connect to a speaker with poor signal (which is why you would plug it in right)? It would be nice if you could plug one speaker into ethernet while the rest of speakers connect happily to my
Overall Sonos quality?
The Sonos updater for macOS failed with an unexpected error, so I come to the support site download the update manually. My Sonos Roam recently died w/o explanation after a little less than two years. I ordered a Sonos Sub a few months ago and it got lost/was never delivered after waiting over a month (or was it two)? I wound up having to dispute the order via my credit card company to get the charge back.I have a huge investment in Sonos but I'm increasingly nervous about quality. Is there something going on with the company overall I should be worried about? It just seems like a lot...
Account shows products I no longer own
When I sign in to my account on the Sonos website and go to System, the list contains products I no longer own, like an old Play 5. The Play 5 was actually recycled. I did not deregister it before that. But there doesn’t seem to be any way to get it off the list. I know it doesn’t do any harm for it to be there. I would just like to clean things up. Thanks.
When is the 30% upgrade credit only10%
Sonos and other retailers have marked down prices 20%. When i try to use my 30% credit against the new price is does not allow it. Only against the higher non sale price. This is wrong as the 30% is really only 10%. Sonos should allow the credit against the product price on any given day.
Best way to learn Sonos system ... from a newbie
Hello, just bought the Sonos Arc, Sub, one one SL to go along with new Samsung tv. Alot to learn. Where is the best place to learn everything I need to know? On sonos.com, the “learn” tab doesn’t have much. The sparse documentation I got doesn’t tell me alot. I’ve got the system working, but I want to learn the app, how to set up voice commands, etc. Is there a youtube channel? Some documentation somewhere? I really want to learn this, but not finding anything out there. Thank you from a Sonos newbie.
Using Sonos in Korea
I’ll be retiring in 1-1.5 years and the wife & I are planning to move to South Korea to live for 2 years before returning back to the US. I have several Sonos products and soon planning to upgrade from Sonos One to Fives to complete my system. I would like to take the Ones, Fives & Move with us to Korea. Will the Sonos work in Korea? Will the Sonos app and Spotify work?
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