Discuss Sonos Era, Sonos One, One SL, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Sonos Five, and IKEA Symfonisk. Talk about your Sonos Speaker experiences here.
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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
Just went to Best Buy today, and the Play 3 has been REMOVED from the new Sonos display--just a Play 1, Play 5, and the new ONE. The guy told me it's still for sale, but it's being discontinued. Anybody else heard this? Is it going to be replaced with another Play 3 type "middle of the road" speaker, I wonder?
I had a play 1 in my fairly large kitchen, and I thought I’d replace it with a play 5. The 5 arrived yesterday, and if I’m really honest, I’m not hearing much of a difference between the two speakers. I’ve done a side by side comparison with classical, rock, pop & jazz and there’s no noticeable improvement when listening on the 5 vs a 1. Even when I listen to bass-heavy music the play 1 sounds just as good as the 5. It’s not that the 5 sounds bad, it’s just the play 1 sounds just as good to me. I have a 5.0 setup in the living room (Playbar and 2x play 1s) and that [u]does[/u] sound better, probably due to the stereo separation of the play 1s at the rear. I think I might return the play 5 (£500) and get another play 1 (£150) to create a stereo pair in the kitchen. I was surprised to discover this. I’m no audio expert but I do listen to a lot of music. Has anyone else come to the same conclusion?
Anyone else purchased a gen 2 play 5 and been shocked at the poor sound? I have had it a few weeks and can't believe all the rubbish spouted in the press. Despite being used in a few locations and having true play set up its terrible. Closed in mid range, splashy treble and flat sounding. Does Sonos only offer 100 day returns if bought from them? Anyone want to buy it?
Hi I'm adding outdoor speakers to my sonos system. Have the connect Amp and have been researching outdoor speakers to buy for my house. Does anyone recommend any particular speakers? I see Polk is pretty good but most outdoor speakers don't get good reviews on bass. I'm not looking for booming but I don't want all high end either. Bose looks good but is that worth the money?
Sonos now finally support Apple's multiroom technology, AirPlay 2, so Apple users can send any audio from their devices to Sonos speakers. Make symmetric step towards Android users and make Sonos speakers Chromecast available so we can send any sound from our devices to Sonos speakers. It's also make possible to cast to Sonos numerous music services without integration to app so it's very useful for users. Even cheap JBL and Sony speakers are compatible with Chromecast and Riva Wand speakers support both Airplay and Chromecast, Why Sonos users can't do this? Now I can't cast music from Deezer or Youtube Music apps to Sonos speakers and it's very sad. Please when you make Google Assistant available unlock Chromecast compatibility! Don't left your customers without Chromecast support! #ChromecastInSonos #FeatureRequest
My PLAY 1 has been working semi-fine up until now. It needed a reset once in a while, but that got it going again. Now it's lost the connection and refuses to reconnect. I've tried factory resetting it and configuring it again. In the setup process it seems to discover the speaker just fine. I type in the wifi password and then I'm asked to press 'play' and 'volume up' at the same time and wait for the sound. The sound plays, but then the LED turns solid red and nothing further happens. Any advice?
I recently set up Trueplay on a couple of Play:1s that I own. When testing out the post-Trueplay calibration sound I discovered bass distortion once I dialed up the speaker to about half-way on the volume bar (my EQ had bass and treble right in the middle and Loudness was turned off). At first I thought it was an issue with my speaker, but turning off Trueplay removed the distortion issue. The best way to describe the distortion is that it is a deep popping bass sound like occurs intermittently (maybe once every couple of seconds, but that depends on how bass heavy the song is). Anyone else having this issue with a Trueplay-tuned Play:1?
Having just received the Move, a few questions related to the device in standby: 1. Will it automatically enter a sort of power standby if not used and no music is playing? If so, at what interval? 2. Can it be woken from standby By playing to it From the app, without physically interacting with the Move? Experience thus far is inconclusive as when let powered on but not in use, the app seemed to reflect it was unavailable, but when I entered the room the lights on Move remained on. If I power off using the rear button, it then doesn't appear that it can be reached from the app or powered on remotely. As a result I'm not clear which is the best/correct method of entering standby. My preference would be to simply leave it powered 'on' and have it enter a low power sleep state until music is played to it or I physically press a button to wake.
In the knowledge that I was moving with my family to a new larger property, I have been preparing/researching/saving for several items of audio and AV equipment. One absolute must was a multi-room wireless system. We still have traditional stereo in our office/guest room, and the main system in our 'Snug' has a great stereo and 5.1 system. But, the heart of the house, the kitchen diner, needs music to be readily available, and this means intuitive above sound quality so that my wife actually plays music. Cutting to the chase, I borrowed, one at a time, to demo in situ, a Bluesound Pulse Mini, a Play:3, a Bluesound Pulse and finally (playing as I type) a Play:5. I'd done a lot of reading, and spoken to staff at the shops, and was in no doubt that I would prefer the 'audiophile' sound of the Bluesound, and that the ability to play my high-res files (I have a Pono and a Pioneer N-50 network player) would be the clincher. The only possible thing that might gain some points for the SONO
Hi All,I am aware that Sonos beam does not support Bluetooth, but has anyone tried using any kinds of converter that helps to enable bluetooth connectivity with Sonos beam ?I have an LG HU70LA projector with firestick, which I want to mount on ceiling. I don’t want to run an HDMI cable from ceiling to Sonos beam since its an hasstle.I am looking to connect Sonos beam to firestick from projector.Anyone aware of solutions?
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.
May I know, the meaning of the number that appears behind the "WM: " indication in the "About My Sonos System" dialog? I discover mine seemingly displays random number & the number changes depending on the number of devices that are powered on. For example: When my PlayBar isn't powered on, my system shows: Associated ZP: 192.168.1.120 --------------------------------- PLAY:1: Kitchen Hardware Version: 188.8.131.52-2 IP Address: 192.168.1.118 WM: 1 OTP: --------------------------------- PLAY:1: Living Room (LS) Hardware Version: 184.108.40.206-1 IP Address: 192.168.1.104 WM: 1 OTP: --------------------------------- PLAY:1: Living Room (RS) Hardware Version: 220.127.116.11-1 IP Address: 192.168.1.105 WM: 1 OTP: --------------------------------- SUB: Living Room Hardware Version: 18.104.22.168-2 IP Address: 192.168.1.109 WM: 1 OTP: --------------------------------- PLAY:3: Master Bedroom Hardware Version: 22.214.171.124-1 IP Address: 192.168.1.121 WM: 1 OTP: -------------------
I currently have a play 1 in the far corner of my bathroom and it fills the room great. Its moisture resistance also means I've had zero humidity issues. The only drawback is you obviously can't start hitting the buttons or your phone when showering or anything. This meant i was excited to hear the Sonos one had alexa inbuilt, as voice control music is perfect for the bathroom. Unfortunately i can't find anything that says the Sonos one does/doesn't provide the same moisture resistance the play 1 does. Does anybody know? The microphone holes do also cause some concern as I'd understand if they scuppered my plans, but here's hoping.
I am trying to find straight comparison's between the various Sonos and Heos speakers. Ignoring the apps, lawsuits, and preference of appearance and instead focusing strictly on sound quality, does anyone know of where to find some good comparisons between the products or maybe have done comparisons of their own? Below are a few basics as best I understand or have compared: Sonos One v. Heos 1 - Most seem to give the Sonos One a slight edge in sound quality. Sonos Play 3 v. Heos 3 - Neither really seems to have an edge. Sonos Play 5 v. Heos 5 - Most seem to give the Play 5 a slight edge in sound quality. Sonos Play 5 v. Heos 7 - A vast majority seem to give the Heos 7 the easy edge here. It seems to be highly rated all around. Sonos PlayBar (w/ sub) v. Heos HomeCinema - Neither really seem to have an edge. Sonos PlayBar (w/ sub) v. Heos Bar (w/ sub) - Reviews that compare these are hard to find but between the lack of HDMI on the PlayBar and the raw specs of the
If you want to do this, right now, just enable the "My Speaker" skill. You'll need a Windows 10 PC to run the bridge app, but that's it. No technical skills required, just install the app and run it. Enable the skill by voice, or via the link: https://www.amazon.com/ControlAV-My-Speaker/dp/B071YW8F1R (Sorry, USA only at this time)
So I just purchased two One's at best buy (White and Black). The black one said gen 2 which led to some confusion when I asked if I could also get a gen 2 for the white. I can't find any information about the gen 2's, except they are available on preorder at Amazon. I haven't opened the boxes yet to determine the difference. There is no information on the Sonos site about the gen 2 yet. Does anyone have any more information on what the differences are?
I am thinking of connecting my ZP80 directly to a Power Amplifier (using RCA cables from the analogue out). Does anyone have any experience of doing this? I am not an expert in music engineering, so I have a few questions that I do not seem to be able to Google my way out of: 1. What is a suitable Input Impedance and Input Sensitivity for the Power Amplifier? 2. Will I find that the results are extremely loud (i.e. I will only be able to use the very bottom of the volume control and risk blow-out if I accidentally switch to fixed volume). 3. Is the volume control on the ZP80 an attenuator or is the volume controlled by altering the digital signal? (This question relates to the analogue out.) Thanks for any help! John
I was not too sure where to post this. 12 volt trigger threads seemed old so I started a new one. Context: ZP90 hooked to a Rotel power amp. I want Rotel to go on standby when no music is played. I read multiple threads and the consensus seems to be that this type of integration is either costly or not reliable due to extended silence between tracks in some records. Here is what I did: Parts: Xantech Current sensing block CSM1 Xantech Power supply 781RG Xantech Audio Sensor Module SMAUD01 Altronix 6062 Multipurpose timer Total Canadian landed cost $110 I originally installed the Xantech components only. So when music was sensed, a 12 volt trigger would fire to the rotel amp. I quickly found the solution to be unusable as the Xantech timer is only 15 seconds and probably less and therefore the amp would trigger on-off multiple times either at end of a track or during silent parts of classical music. I then added the Altronix timer. This is where it came all togethe
I had the sub upright (vertical) at first and found that the bass was barely audible (imo). So I decided to place the felt pads in place and lie it down horizontally. Are there some people out there who prefer this horizontal position for the sub? (I seem to like the SQ in the horizontal). Are there downsides to it? I was thinking it might be more prone to dust in the inners. Thanks for responses.
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
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