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Pairing Sonos one with Playbar

  • 29 January 2018
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Hi peeps.
I have 2 new Sonos Ones as a left and right stereo pair.
I am thinking of buying a Playbar, which I know will connect to my tv through the audio out through it, but can I connect all speakers together and play Spotify / Deezer through Playbar and Ones as a whole??
Thanks!!
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Best answer by jgatie 29 January 2018, 14:31

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Yes. Two ways. You can set the Ones up as surround speakers so you have surround sound. You can then set the surrounds to 'Full" mode for music sources so they are full volume while playing music. Setting up surrounds is a semi-permanent process that bonds the Playbar with the surrounds as a single room.

https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2938

You can also group the Ones with the Playbar, which means you can play the same source in perfect sync in different rooms. Grouping rooms is dynamic and you can group/ungroup on the fly.

https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4002
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Thanks-
Got the Playbar tonight and took literally minutes to set up, so easy!
One thing is that the 2 ones on each side are really VERY quiet in comparison to
The Playbar....
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Thanks-
Got the Playbar tonight and took literally minutes to set up, so easy!
One thing is that the 2 ones on each side are really VERY quiet in comparison to
The Playbar....


With TV audio surrounds are used only with 5.1 and usually only for sounds coming from behind.
I do not know if you are experiencing this.
Unfortunately full or multichannel stereo is not yet available for TV.

Or you can check here for another solution:
https://en.community.sonos.com/wireless-speakers-228992/use-all-sonos-speakers-6800325/index1.html#post16199800
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Yep that makes sense.
If I then want to play music through all speakers and turn the tv off, will the left and right speaker stillbe stereo (as before) and the Playbar just add to the mix, all around the same volume...?
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Yep that makes sense.
If I then want to play music through all speakers and turn the tv off, will the left and right speaker stillbe stereo (as before) and the Playbar just add to the mix, all around the same volume...?


When Sonos know you are playing a music source (ie not using the optical cable) it will send stereo audio to all speakers (playbar and surrounds).