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Play 5's and sub

  • 30 January 2019
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Can you put 3 play 5's and a sub on one group
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Best answer by Stanley_4 30 January 2019, 00:43

Not exactly, you can pair one Play 5 with the sub and have the other two grouped with it. You can pair two Play 5s with the Sub and have stereo and group the third 5 with them. You can't group the Sub until it is paired with another full-range speaker. You can't pair more than two identical speakers as stereo and a Sub or for 5.1 a base, two surrounds and a Sub.

Key difference paired/bonded and grouped, pairing makes a stereo pair or surround set appear as a room. While a group gets multiple rooms (single speakers and/or pairs) to play the same music.
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Not exactly, you can pair one Play 5 with the sub and have the other two grouped with it. You can pair two Play 5s with the Sub and have stereo and group the third 5 with them. You can't group the Sub until it is paired with another full-range speaker. You can't pair more than two identical speakers as stereo and a Sub or for 5.1 a base, two surrounds and a Sub.

Key difference paired/bonded and grouped, pairing makes a stereo pair or surround set appear as a room. While a group gets multiple rooms (single speakers and/or pairs) to play the same music.
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Ok thanks
Not as a single 'group', but there are easy and simple ways to do this, as explained below:

You can attach the Sonos sub to a Sonos Room. That chosen room could either be a 'standalone' Play 5, or perhaps a stereo 'pair' Play 5’s, as examples.

The good news is, you can also 'Group' the Sonos Rooms together, so that all the Play 5 speakers that you mention in your post above, and the sub, can then output the chosen audio stream in perfect sync.

Hope that answers your question.
Sorry my reply was a little late here ... I got side-tracked whilst typing.
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No problem thanks