Talk Sonos Products
What Sonos product is best for you? How do you expand your Sonos system? Have a Sonos tip or trick to share? Show off your setup and your products here.
Hi. Due to some changes in my living room, I can no longer use my floor standing speakers that I use with my Sonos Amp. I'm recently installed some new shelves though, and want to have some speakers for it... the only issue is that the shelf depth is only 22.5cm. Can anyone suggest any good bookshelf speakers (£200 max) with a depth of no more than around 22cm to go on my shelves? Been looking at the Q Acoustics 3010 but I'm still unsure. Looking forward to suggestions... thanks in advance.
Hi All! New to the forum. Looking to build out a few rooms, and was curious about opinions on a larger living room/dinning room area. Has anybody heard or compared a 2x Play 3 + sub setup vs. a stereo pair of the Play 5 Gen2's? Everything else being equal, I would prefer a Stereo Play 5 setup and call it done, but the idea of ceiling mounted Play 3's with a floor mount Sub solves some placement issues at extra expense and mounting effort. If it sounds materially better I might go that route vs. the 2x Play 5 floor mount. Any input? Best, Ethan
I realize Connect is probably a bit oldschool since most younger people might not own traditional stereosystem but I personally believe it's time for an updated version of the Connect anyhow. I've used Sonos for two years using two Play:1 and three Connect ZP90 and since there's quite a lot of wifi traffic around (kids in the house wathing Youtube, playing online games e.t.c.) and my experience is that the Play:1 are much more resistant to busy wifi traffic than the older ZP90 which from occasionally fall out or have drop outs. So I'm sure there's rome for improvement here. Featurewise I'd like a headphone output on the front and I would like some kind of "extra buffer" option where the risk of dropouts are reduced on the expense of responsiveness being a bit slower. Any one else who feel it's time for an updated version of Connect?
I have recently noticed that the WiFi in my house has been slow. I managed to isolate the problem to equipment that use the 2.4 GHz (802.11n) bandwidth. Using an RF Explorer, I realized that the 2.4 Ghz is completely saturated (any channel) from devices at our neighbors. As a result, a 50 Gbit speed is reduced to 1 Gbit when the 2.4 GHz channel is used. To be safe, I replaced the WiFi WAP with a new one that supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The problem remains, but not on the 5 GHz band. Any equipment on the 2.4 GHz band crawls, any on the 5 GHz band flies. I have been having problems with connectivity of my SONOS speakers, when I realized that they also use the 2.4GHz band. I have had the speakers for some time now. Both are wireless via a SONOS Bridge, so not my WiFi WAP. Am I to assume that I am doomed, since SONOS uses the same band?
I am not yet decided on a playbar or playbase with which to begin my Sonos system. My TV is located in a sort of cavity set back in the wall and the playbar would go beneath it, thus blocking the drivers at either end of the sound bar. Sonos recommends leaving a space of 30cm to either end of the device. Does anyone have experience of how much the sound suffers when the playbar is positioned like this? I have no idea what kind of drivers are located at the ends so would it impede the bass or the surround-sound effect? The playbase on the other hand is very unattractive, so big it would not fit properly above the media cabinet and the TV is wall mounted on an arm. But if it would sound better and save me needing to buy the woofer I might go for it.
Hi There - I need Your input: which kind/setup of speaker(s) can you recommend in my dining room (23 m2) ? I'm thinking of two possible ways: 1) to hang-up two pcs of play:1's in two of the upper corners OR 2) just one Play:5 in one of the corners. My need is just for music occasionally when dining and when having guest perhaps some louder music ( but not crazy party…) Looking forward to your advice :)
Hello All, Just recently purchased a Panasonic 50DX802B 4K TV. My current audio set up is everything going into the TV via HDMI and than Audio out to the SONOS Playbar, Sub & two Play:1's, i.e 5.1. My issues start with HDMI 5.1 passthrough to optical out. Theres is an unusual, un-bearable delay where the audio is after the video. Unfortunately the SONOS lip-sync only works for video after audio. 5.1 audio from the built-in apps are fine with no lag and also with PCM/Stereo so its seems isolated to HDMI passthrough to optical. I know they're solutions with an HDMI switcher etc and I will be trying an audio extractor via ARC later in the month. (something like this http://www.octavainc.com/HDMI-Audio-Converter-EDID-Manager.html). The guys over at AVforums have also confirmed the same issue with their TV's. I've seen positive results here, where SONOS have worked with Samsung etc to fix issues, I wonder can SONOS do the same with Panasonic (I've tried!)? Has anyone u
Hi. I have recently bought a play:5 and love it so much I want to connect it up to the rest of my system. I have a Linn Sondek LP12 turntable that is connected to a Quad 44 pre amp and a Quad 405 power amp, this powers a pair of Polk RTi8's in main lounge and Klipsch AW 525's outside (the play:5 is in an upstairs lounge). Also a lot of my music is on a HDD connected into my router. What I would like to know is could I connect the Connect between the pre and power amps thereby allowing me to stream from the turntable and TV etc through the amps to the Play:5 upstairs (and the Polk and Klipsch speakers downstairs)? Also would this also let me stream the network music through everything? Cheers Wayne
Anyone know if it's possible to stop people chasing the order of songs in the queue or to only allow them to add songs to the end of the queue and not use the play now option. At a recent party I gave a few people access to my music library sp they could browse through and pick some stuff to play but it just ended up being a war with people adding songs to play now instead of the end of the queue, then someone else would do a play now and so on and so on, hardly got to the end of any songs and it created a bit of tension. Some people might ask why I gave anyone access. They're my friends and I can't force them to listen to what I want all the time. It would be great if there was a party mode of sorts where people could access Sonos and add songs to the queue but only to the end of the queue. They then get to pick some music they like but don't cut off music that other people like.
I have two identical Samsung 4k TVs each connected to a separate Playbar and with surround speakers and each with an optical connection. Both of them suffer from the same problem that intermittently they will cut out for 5-8 seconds and then the sound comes back. This does not happen when streaming music on Spotify through wi-fi. I have tried resetting everything and have checked all connections. The Sonos and TV software is up to date including Router firmware (Asus RT-AC3200). Any ideas on how to fix this would be appreciated!
Periodically, my Sonos systems gets into a state where the volume reverts to zero (mute) whenever I try to turn it up. I think this is mostly when I am using Spotify Direct, but I am not sure about that. It has happened multiple times and I have friends with the same periodic problem. I just caught one live and took a video screen capture of it happening on my Mac. See: https://screencast.com/t/ieqhj04Gl2 Sonos diagnostic 7395506 was taken when the system was in this state. Same problem on my iPhone interface. The problem was resolved by resetting the controller from my Mac.
Thanks for any help. I'm going to bite the bullet and get a Sonos setup. I need help determining what would be best for what rooms. The rooms I would like to have music in are main floor: living room, dining room and a great room that has family room/kitchen/casual dining. Upstairs for now just one bedroom where the wireless router is. Here's more description of the rooms where id like to have music. 1. Living room and dining room: These rooms are open to each other but separate from the rest of the house. Both are 10 x 10 so together 10 x 20'. Reality is we will only use the formal dining room once a month at best. 2. Great room: Family room with tv above fireplace open to kitchen and eating area off to the side. The family room and kitchen are a long room – 15' x 30' with TV above fireplace on one short side and kitchen counter on the opposite short side. There is a small casual dining are attached to the kitchen that is 8x8. So it makes an "L" shape when it's all
We had our house built last year, with it came 2 pair of wired speakers with the wires run to the cabinets under the tv in our living room. Knowing I was going to have a Sonos setup in our living room, I had 1 set of the speakers installed in the garage and 1 on the screen porch. A year later I still haven't connected them to anything but recently have been wishing I had. So it seems I have 2 scenarios. First - purchase 2 Sonos amps, 1 for each pair of wired speakers - but paying $1000 for these 2 pairs of wired speakers seems ridiculous when I could buy 2 Play 1's or 3's (1 for each of the 2 areas mentioned) and spend much less. And then just forget about connecting the wired speakers. Second - and this is the one I'm not sure about. It seems as though their are home audio receivers that I can play my Sonos app on my phone through and have it connected to the 2 pair of wired speakers. We do not have any component home audio equipment at this point - simply use the Sonos
Hello! Visiting this thread I was wondering if some information there is outdated: https://en.community.sonos.com/controllers-software-228995/improve-cover-art-support-resolution-speed-image-types-and-fault-tolerance-5057783 For example it seems to me the pixel limit is no longer 1024x1024. I have an album where the embedded cover art is 1500x1500 and it is shown. However I found it often loaded really slow and sometimes not at all. However I found that reducing the filesize rather than pixelsize was more effective in making Sonos Controller read it faster. So which are the size and pixel limits nowdays? Also, is there a recommended filesize and/or pixelsize where the compromise between resolution and loading times are optimal? Or some kind of table showing the relation between loading times and filesize/pixelsize? I'd like to keep resolution high but if there's a size threshold somewhere when loading times are significantly slower I'd like to go below that limit. Also,
I am a total audio idiot so I need some help. I initially set up my Sonos Playbase to the TV. All video games (PlayStation and Xbox One) are connected to the TV. The sound was OK but not this "virtual surround" stuff that was why I bought the Playbase in the first place. I checked the Sonos app and audio in showed STEREO. I then connected the Playbase to the Xbox One directly (Xbox One has pass thru HDMI to watch TV). I checked the app again and it said Dolby 5.1 (or something along those lines, I cant remember exactly). It sounded a bit richer and fuller, but not that awesome virtual surround (but I didn't set up Trueplay as I do not have an IPhone). I see that my TV supports the following: 5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital : Yes 5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS : Yes 5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital : Yes 5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS : Yes Sorry for the long windedness, but I want the best surround'ish quality on all devices - TV, Xbox One, and Pla
For a long time now I've enjoyed a Sonos setup with a bridge, a play3 and a play5. This has always worked fine, but suddenly my controllers can't find any components other than the bridge, and when trying to re-add any of them (pressing mute+vol up) the indicator light flashes orange. When re-adding the controllers (I've tried a PC, iPad and iPhone) detect that I've pressed mute+vol up (they change to the 'connecting...' screen) but always fail to connect and show the 'Your Sonos component was not found' message. My wireless network is working ok, and I can see that the Sonos equipment is set to a relatively empty wireless channel (1), my own wifi network is set to a different channel (11). On occasion the Play5 has been able to connect, but drops off within 20 minutes or so. Any help or advice you might have would be greatly appreciated! Tom
Let's talk business
Sonos is looking for engaged business owners and installers in the EU and the USA to influence Sonos’ product development.Take the survey
Take the survey and you could join the Sonos Professional Sounding Board, an exclusive online research community.
Members have the opportunity to participate in discussions, surveys, focus groups and more. You’ll be rewarded for your time and efforts with points that can be exchanged for rewards, plus you’ll have the chance to win Sonos product and swag!
Login to the community
Log in or register to reply
Enter your username or e-mail address. We'll send you an e-mail with instructions to reset your password.