Setting up Sonos
Anything and everything about setting up your Sonos system. How do you Trueplay your Sonos system? Wondering if you should use a cabled setup versus a wireless Sonos setup? This is the place to get answers.
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I have a large(ish) Sonos system locked down at 8.4 (because I still use CR100 controllers). The bridge has finally died so I have temporarily wired one of my ZP Amps as a bridge. Is it possible to buy a boost and use it, or will it need me to upgrade the system version (which obviously I cannot do).I don’t want to accidentally trash the CRs by adding a component that needs a higher software version.
i have Sonos Move but because of my OS (12+ on iphone 6) have to downgrade it to S1 in order to use it. I understand this means certain Move features may be lost but can’t find any info about what they might be. Anyone know? Another related question - if I downgrade to S1 can I then upgrade it back to S2 if I get the suitable OS (14+)?
I set up a new Sonos system today and am having problems with getting sound from the Sub. My system consists of the following:--Two Sonos Ones connected by wifi--Arc connected by wifi--Sub paired with the Arc and connected to the router via ethernetFrom the beginning, I cannot get sound to play out of the sub. I have tried all the usual remedies including resetting the router, powering off all Sonos devices, factory resetting the sub and reinstalling, and switching the Sub connection from wireless to wried. I checked by sliding the sub bass level back and forth on bass heavy content. None of these steps have helped.This is the second Sonos system I have set up in the last 6 months and I had the same problem with my first system. When I installed a Boost via ethernet to my router, on my other system, that solved the problem. I do not have a Boost on my current system, but could acquire one if that is the solution (although it seems odd to have to have a Boost for the Sub to work).Is i
Hi there, long time listener, first time enquirer. I’d like to place my Sonos One SL speaker on built in book shelves, only problem is that neither side of the plug can be squeezed between the wall and back of the shelf (there are a few centimeters to play with though). I’ve come up with another one of my brilliant(?) ideas - based on an old conversation on here - to cut the plug off, fish the cord behind the shelf system and reattach a plug to the end.I’m hoping I just have to find the right plug - I believe I just need something that will accommodate a 3watt, 120volt, 15amp speaker? I think this is my only question. Other than am I going to burn my block down?Any insight and suggestions welcome and appreciated - thanks in advance!
I have some old components, so can’t upgrade to S2. On the S1 app, when trying to ‘add a service’, I get a message “App update needed.” Does “update” mean upgrading to S2, or is it just a new version of S1? In other words, how do I add additional services to S1 without updating to S2?
Picked up a Gen 2 lamp yesterday. Can someone confirm if it is S2 only or can be downgraded to S1 to work with my other speakers please? It is not clear on the compatibility list, there is no Gen 1 or 2 noted against the lamp. I don’t want to set it up if I need to return it. ThanksChris
How to Setup Play One as a standalone on the same network (different SSID) where there is already a Sonos System
I have a Sonos Beam (Gen 2) and 2 x Play 1’s setup as a surround sound system in my TV room that works very well.They all connect wirelessly to an Ubiquity Access Point that is hard-wired to a Router that is directly connected to the Internet.I am trying to connect my new Sonos ONE (Gen2) as a standalone system in another part of the house wirelessly to another Ubiquity Access Point that is also hard-wired to the SAME Router. Both Access Points have different SSID’s as they are far apart and the one cannot “see” the other.During the new setup process the Sonos S2 App immdiately picks up the new Sonos ONE and the installation went well up to the point where the App decides to connect the Sonos ONE wirelessly to the existing Sonos System’s SSID which will obviously not work as it is too far away.PS: When I attempt to configure the new Sonos ONE my Smart Phone (Android Ver 12), I am wirelessly connected to the SSID in the new part of the house where I want to use it as a standalone syste
I bought a Symfonisk from IKEA and was stunned to see the setup process asking for activating location services. Especially when it already connects to the device through bluetooth.I’ve already filed for a return but if there’s a way to do the setup without location services I’d cancel it…That’s a shame that they make it compulsory; I have only one device and it makes no technical sense at all. Tere
Afternoon all …. the perils of going Sonos shopping 😉Bought, installed and added an ARC and two Sonos One’s to work with a TV. In the main I think all good. They connect, they updated and give the indications they are close to working but not in the right room I think.We have a room called Otters Den. Originally, in that there was an AMP & a couple of ceiling speakers. The ceiling speakers are at this time still connected to the AMP. (wondering now if that’s confusing things?)The install process for the ARC appeared to go well. Also the first One the same. The second One a little more troublesome but seems in and connected. They are (should) be on wired connection although we have strong wifi here as well.But where the room is called Otters Den, the newly installed devices appear to be a new room called Otters Den 2 (the ARc and 1 x One) and Otters Den 3 (1 x One) …. fairly sure I didn’t ask to create new rooms but to add to Otters Den, Currently they look like this …. I’m a littl
To the old-schoolers out there like myself clinging on to v8.4 (for reasons of old hardware), it seems finally to have been killed by MacOS Monterey (at least on the desktop app) as Sonos now longer responds: I am restricted to the iOS app only and am kicking myself for updating my OS. If anyone knows of a setting or hack to bring it back to life, please let me know. My 3rd party MBS app still works (although not properly).If I were to update my Sonos version does anyone know which is the latest version of the system to definitely work with an S1 (not S2)? Do I even have a choice?Thanks!
So I thought I’d got this Sonos system off to a tee . Connected my play ones with my ray as a system and worked fantastic until I switched on tonight ray and the stereo system with the play ones all connected and showing in the app all good and connected but the problem is there’s no sound coming from the surrounds just the ray even though it’s showing all good in app I can adjust volume etc as normal but nothing coming out any thoughts on what’s wrong I’ve tried removing them and then adding them back but it’s the same no sound for the surrounds thanksnin advance
Hello allExcuse me if I don’t have all the terms correct, but I’m not very techie! I’ve searched this forum, but can’t find an answer that helps meI have a small system (2x Play 1 and a Play 5 (1st Gen)) and use S1 controller all connected to wifi. Recently the Play 5 has been dropping out so I just bought a second hand bridge for £2 to see if I could use this to boost the signal for the Play 5.I’ve connected the bridge OK but I don’t know how/if I need to ‘move’ the Play 5 off wifi and onto the SonosNet to get the possible benefit. I presume that the 2 x Play 1’s will just stay on the wifi as they are not compatible with the bridge? I’m assuming its possible to have all these products within one controller even if they are not on the ‘same’ wifi?I can’t even find any instructions for the bridge online - does it stay hardwired and sat near the router?Thanks in advance for any guidanceBrucie
Hi, I just got my Sonos Arc (without sub). I was wondering how to tune Trueplay if you have 3 corner walls only. So my wall looks like:Front: where the tv is and the window at the backLeft: Concrete side wall with the couchBack: Couch with a wall (this is where I sit to watch)Right: Open spaceShould I tune on three walls or also do some tuning on the right side even though it is open space?
Hi folks, I recently got a pair of fives and I’m having questions on what is the optimal placement for them.The red square represents the size of the image projected. I thought about mounting them on the wall (Numbers 1) but the right side (window side) difficults this situation since the speaker will appear in the image. Left side is no problem since I can get the speaker outside the image. The other options (Number 2 and 3) would be using standing mounts. Placement would be dependent on optimal distance to sitting position (10ft or 5ft). What would you suggest? I’ve read that the best placement is at ear level. If this is true, number 1 is discarded. I’m open to other options but as you can see my space is very limited. Thank you!
I bought a lot of sonos, a lot.. and I had it all working together with google home. I understand you got into it and did your corporate thing and whatever. Understand this, if I cannot simply stream soundcloud, pandora, or spotify directly to my speakers then I have zero reason to buy anything from you ever again. Now understand I really hate getting online and onto forums… to the point it’s only happened once in the last 20 years and you are the lucky winner. I have been through every troubleshooting tutorial, and I work as an architect in big tech… and I still cannot get your ****** *** system to work. Although your app did crash a few times and it failed to release previous streaming content and it wanted me to switch to your voice assistant. I hope some C levels read this and wake *** *** up. It’s my vacation and I am spending it pissed *** *** off bc my 10k sonos system IS A PIECE OF ****** ***. *** you for ruining it. Moderator Note: Modified in accordance with the Community Co
I recently added a ray to my living room Tv. I already four speakers wired to a sonos amp in this room. I am trying to add the existing speakers to the ray to create surround. The online setup runs as it should but the connection fails every time and erases the amp from my system. The result is I have to restart the amp and I don’t get the surround sound desired. Am I missing something? I can pair the speakers, but since they aren’t truly setup as surround they just echo, it isn’t the desired outcome. Please help.
Hello - I recently purchased a Sonos Port, hoping I could connect it to my Marantz SR5010 AVR and expand my overall speaker/sound setup.The receiver has these connections:https://audio.com.pl/i/images/3/2/4/dz0xMjAwJmg9NjI4_src_39324-marantz_sr5010_fot6.jpgCould someone please explain what the best way to hook this up would be? I’ve tried connecting the Port OUT L/R to the Audio IN L/R 1 line and assigning it in the settings to an input. I get no sound regardless of where I’ve connected so far. Thanks!
I am building a pool that will be outfitted with THREE underwater speakers from Clark Synthesis. The specs of the speakers are: Continuous Power Handling: 135 watts Impedance: 4 ohms Overload Protection: Polyswitch Frequency Response: 20Hz to 17kHz Electrical Connection: 100ft. – Underwater, 16-2 Wire Dimensions: 8” (20.3cm) Dia. x 4.5” (11.5cm) Deep Recommended Amplification: 125 – 150 W at 4 OhmsI don’t know how to figure out whether one can connect these 3 speakers to one amp. I reached out to the manufacturer of the speaker, and they were not totally clear but it seemed that from what they could tell from your website that maybe it would not work. I suggested to them that we could simply have 3 amps (one for each speaker) to which they replied that it appeared that the speaker would then be over powered. I guess that adds risk that one might blow out the speakers? With an underwater system, you can’t really hear the music if you’re not under water so you might crank it up too
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