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Power over Ethernet is great for lower powered equipment installed in remote locations. Perfect for IP cameras, WiFi hotspots, etc but I got to thinking, [b]couldn't a Play 1 POE be made[/b]? The current standard "802.11at" POE+ currently supports 25.5W of power which I believe is enough to power a Play 1 even at full volume? Whilst a POE version wouldn't appeal to everyone, the same body could be used but in removing the AC/DC converter it could be made lighter and potentially cheaper? I have ethernet running all around my home and could make great use of POE Play 1, there are a few places I'd love to put some Play 1 but it would mean running ugly power leads or paying a high premium for an electrician to run hidden power cabling to new ugly sockets. The benefit of CAT 5 is that pretty much anybody can buy and install it and since POE is low voltage most countries don't require a qualified electrician to install. You've also go the benefit that it's connected to ethernet rather tha
Hello, I just got my first Sonos, play 5, really enjoying it. I didn't buy the bridge and have it connected in wireless mode to my AP. I had to change the configuration to support b/g. Is there a plan to support 802.11n/ac? In order to support n or ac, I am wondering if it will be a different hardware or another firmware/software update? TIA
This has been a long requested feature for years. Why limit the listening experience to music only? I love the sound when pairing two Play Ones. I wanted to keep them, but the fact I couldn't also stream the sound of my movies from my MacBook was a deal breaker. Why would I want to invest hundreds or thousands on a system that's limited to music only. I have a MacBook Pro, and I watch plenty of movies. Why should I have to buy additional speakers from another company just to enjoy movies? No one should have to resort to buying a play5 only to plug it into an airport express through the auxport. No one wants any more wires sticking out of their speakers. Using the auxport defeats the purpose of a wireless solution. Why won't Sonos allow software driver based audio output through their PC/Mac controllers that will allow any app to stream audio. For example, I want to run VLC player or Divx movie player and have the audio stream through the Sonos system. Can we get an ex
I've owned Sonos products for almost a year now and they are great. However, I still find myself wanting an in-wall keypad mounted solution like what I used to have. If we're having dinner, I don't have a smartphone or tablet nearby. It was easier with the old sytem of going to over to the wall, pressing a few buttons to get music in a room. Does Sonos have any plans or are there any 3rd party solutions for this?
Hi there, I've just bought a third play 1 to add to the two I currently have connected to my Bridge. For some reason the new component is not connecting to the system when I press the play and vol up buttons as requested. I'm confused as the other two play1s are working fine. I have tried connecting using both my Android phone and my Mac, and the result is the same. The new component is definitely within range of the Bridge/router. Any ideas? Hi there, I've just bought a third play 1 to add to the two I currently have connected to my Bridge. For some reason the new component is not connecting to the system when I press the play and vol up buttons as requested. I'm confused as the other two play1s are working fine. I have tried connecting using both my Android phone and my Mac, and the result is the same. The new component is definitely within range of the Bridge/router. Any ideas?
I know it sounds utterly ridiculous, but there are ants living in my Sonos PLAY:1. As there's no easy way of opening it up, I can't try to kill them all, but they are constantly crawling out, and also seem to leave behind little black flecks of something. I assume they're eating something in the speaker (maybe the rubber?). Not sure if anyone else has had this problem but would love to hear from you if you have and have any advice, as I'm worried that the sound quality will start deteriorating as they eat away at the speaker. I've not had much luck with turning it off at the mains and leaving the speaker to cool down. They're still in there. FWIW I'm in London, UK, and it's getting into winter here - so it's not as though seeing lots of ants in any situation is a common occurrence, which makes this even more bizarre.
Hi all, I currently have a Sonos Playbar, Sonos SUB and a Connect AMP wired with 2 rear speakers. I'm in doubt what would give me the best audio: Sonos Playbar + Sonos Sub (current setup) or connect 2 B&W 685 to act as front speakers and sell the Playbar/Sub. I will lose a bit of bass but adding stereo effect by the 685's. Anyone who has done this switch or experience with both? Thanks in advance!
Does anyone have comment on using a Play:1 as a bedside speaker? I've had a few clock radios with screens that are too bright or volume that can't be adjusted to a level suitable for nodding off. The Play:1 would seem to fit the bill, with the sleep and alarm functions. I have seen some previous posts about the challenge of adjusting volume at low levels. I already enjoy my two Play:5s and a Playbar... and am wondering if a Play:1 would work well next to my bed. Thank in advance, Dave
HI Can you use a Sonos Playbar with just one Play1 as surround instead of two? I only have one Play 1 st present and what to use it as a left surround for the playbar but i cant seem to get it to work. I can add it but it does not output anything so i was thinking that it only becase active once you add the second? Can someone confirm if you can have a Sonos Playbar with just one Play1 as a surround (Left). Thanks Mark
I have recently started having an issue where some tracks will not play with the error "track not encoded correctly". I have moved my Sonos Bridge away from my wireless router to see if this helps, and although response times are a lot quicker I am still unable to play some music. I have generated a diagnostic report - 4066834. The issue only seems to have started when I installed a new router, so it is very possible that this is causing interference due to the signal being better. My bridge is hard-wired to the router so I have probably moved it as far as I am able. Many thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
It would appear that this will be the last year of Sonos. Between the cancer of their lousy 5.0 app their anti-customer policy of outright refusing to fix it, their market lead will almost certainly be gone by X-mas. Look at the list of companies currently selling directly competitive products and note that nearly every one of them has vastly greater name recognition and audio experience than Sonos: [LIST] [*][URL="http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/wifi_music_systems/soundtouch_music/index.jsp&intcmp=hpmidpanel2"]Bose Soundtouch[/URL] [*][URL="http://wrensound.com/"]Wren V5[/URL] [*][URL="http://www.definitivetech.com/products/series/WirelessMultiRoomSystem/"]Definitive W Series[/URL] [*][URL="http://www.polkaudio.com/wireless-multiroom-systems/l/304"]Polk Omni[/URL] [*][URL="http://www.samsung.com/us/video/multi-room"]Samsung Shape[/URL] [*][URL="http://www.gramofon.com/"]Gramofon[/URL] [*][URL="http://www.monsterproducts.com/"]Monster Soundstage[/URL] [/LIST] And no
Hi, My Play 3 died the other day and I am just outside my warrenty period :-( I contacted sonos customer services who did not help me in the slightest. I have now looked at the power supply board and seen that the board around one of the input capacitor has burnt out and or the cap itself. As customer services won't even sell me a new power board, does anyone have a circuit diagram for this board so i can attempt to repair it myself. ( I am competent with electronics). P/N: RN-002657 (board number) Date: 08-04-11 Also has anyone else experienced this fault. I am assuming a power surge has done this. Many thanks Jamietaylor13
I would really like an option to get true 5.1 surround sound using 4x PLAY speakers, the PLAYBAR and the SUB. I have a decent sized lounge room and I've had a listen to the PLAYBAR + 2x PLAY:1 speakers + SUB at a mate's house and I'm disappointed at the soundstage across the front. Whilst you get an idea of stereo sound from the PLAYBAR (and the PLAY:1s at the rear do a great job) you can still hear that all the sound from the front three speakers is really coming from one spot in the middle. I currently have a very decent 5.1 system with 2x floor standing speakers for Front L & R, a matching speaker for the Centre and 2x smaller floor standing speakers for Rear L & R as well as a sub. These speakers, particularly across the front, deliver really good stereo imaging and a very wide soundstage. I want to reduce the clutter and cables though and the idea of replacing this with some Sonos kit is very appealing. I'd love to be able to hook up 2x PLAY:3 speakers + the PLAYB
Hello folks, I don't actually have a problem that needs solving at the moments, and I'd like to try to keep it that way. I am more or less by accident about to become a Sonos user and while I think I have a handle on what I'm doing, the more I read, the more I wonder... I recently upgraded my wireless router (to a Fritz!box 7490), and discovered shortly thereafter that my trusty old internet radio no longer worked. The issue is one of supported wifi encryption standards and is unsolvable. So, I've been shopping for a replacement internet radio, and on a whim looked through the catalogue for my credit card's rewards program. They had, and I have ordered (but not yet received) a Play:1 intended to be used as a stand alone device in the family room connected to either a switch or my router both of which are close by. It would be easiest to plug it into a spare 100 meg port on the switch, but would there be any advantage in shuffling things around so I could plug it int
Am trying to setup a system to go in a lobby - won't have a laptop or phone to control and no internet access. The hardware will be a connect w/o amp, 1 play:5 and 2 play:3. The music source will be line in via the play:5 and the play:3's will be grouped so music plays on all speakers. I've got just about everything figured out except how to have a speaker lose power and then reconnect to the group when power is restored? What am I missing?
Ya know how we have the option for full stereo or ambient when listening to music in a full 5.1 sonos stet-up? Can we get that with TV output as well, please? There is still plenty of content that is stereo output on many internet streams and traditional media. Having full stereo helps create an enveloping sound field when outputted via the playbar and the surrounds.
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