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Hi All, Looking for a recommendation for a large outdoor space. I tend to play movies outside on a projector in the summer, connected to my laptop. One challenge I have is that one pair of speakers tends to be fine for folks sitting close to them, but not great for folks sitting further away. My hope was to come up with a configuration via Sonos that would allow me to have sound for those upfront, and those further away. My initial thought was to do something like use a PLAY:5 with a pair of PLAY:3s or PLAY:1s Place the PLAY:5 upfront, and the two PLAY:3s (or 1s) near the rear of the backyard. My question to everyone: is something like this even possible? I'm not looking for surround sound, just a means to hear the same audio from a movie at all parts of the backyard. Appreciate any advice. Thanks.
Morning, I want to have a couple of external speakers to my sonos so I know i will need to get a connect amp for these. My other question is i have a surround sound system with built in amp in my lounge which i would like to use too, can i use the connect amp to connect this too or do I need to buy the sonos connect without the amp? Many thanks
Any references to differences when listening to a stereo PCM feed into a Playbase vs. a 5.1 single, assuming no additional sub or surrounds? Not sure sweating the lack of DD 5.1 signal from my TV is worth it if not actually having the additional speakers available. I understand the Playbase will matrix a stereo signal into a simulated 5.1, but any feedback if using an actual DD 5.1 feed is sonically better in a playbase only environment?
Just curious if anyone had any recommendations for an entertainment center/TV stand to accommodate a Sonos Playbar + 50" flatscreen. Wall-mounting the flatscreen isn't an option for us unfortunately. We have something from Ikea now and the Playbar sits directly in front of the TV and just barely clears it so the Playbar isn't obstructing the TV. It's also pretty narrow which is a downside. Both barely fit on it. Not mandatory, but we have a little one who is just starting to stand and walk so something a little high from the ground would be ideal. Also not mandatory, but anything with cabinets would be a help too.
I am utterly confused and need advice of 5.1 playback on my Playbar. I bought a Playbar and hooked it up to my TV and realized when i checked the settings in the Sonos App it says Stereo. I do not plan on getting any other Sonos products for the TV. I have a TV that will not output 5.1. So here is my dilemma and I would be sincerely appreciative if someone could answer this for me! My set-up is very simple I have a ps4 and a directv box. Both have optical cable connections in the back. When i directly connect the play bar to either source it says I am getting Dolby Digital 5.1. However when I connect my playbar just to the TV using an optical cable it says stereo. So my question is there really a difference in sound quality ? I see people using optical/hdmi splitters to get 5.1 sound but if I do not plan on getting any other speakers and just plan on using the Playbar will it make a difference in sound quality thru the ps4/directv in stereo vs 5.1 ?
Hi I recently just replace my sub as it have some cosmetic defects. My current sub is still under warranty. I have drop a email to sonos support customer service and they told me to begin with a RMA request. Once the RMA is approved they will send a replacement unit. I asked sonos will I get a brand new sub n their answer is your replacement unit will be the same as your current unit. My question is is the replacement unit is a refurbished unit or is brand new? Thanks
Hi all, I know from @Chris that you can lock an iOS device to just one app but would like to do this on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite. If you can how do you do it and if not can I make a android widget that just displays the sonos app. I got the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite to solely use as a family controller.
Sonos app does not recognise podcasts downloaded on my android phone (kitkat), I've tried downloading both recommended apps Beyondpod and Pocketcasts neither work! I've also tried moving files to podcasts folder in the root . What happening sonos? This worked perfectly on my previous iphone
I have a Sonos player 3 next to a big window. It gets really really hot their because of the sun at this time of the year and I was wondering if it could damage the Sonos player. It would kinda suck to change the position (by far best position^^), but I don't want to damage it (it was kinda expensive for me :p)
I'm considering getting a sonos setup for the kitchen, living room (tv), bedroom and study. I don't need it to be the loudest as I don't want to annoy the neighbours. What would you guys recommend for the following: Kitchen: 2x play 1s? or 1x play 3 Living room (tv): playbase or play 3 & 2x play 1? Bedroom & study: 1x play 1 or 2 in each room? thanks in advance
I have my music in ITunes on a Mac Mini. This used to work ok until 12 months ago when Sonos coul not find the music library. I have tried adding the music folder again but get the same message "Unable to add the shared folder to your Music Library (900). I am able to play online radio overmy Sonos system and play music from other devices eg from a smartphone with Sonos controller installed. I have checked my Ststem Preference > File Sharing and added the Music folder and Itunes Music folder to Shared Folders but this has not resolved the issue. Any suggestions welcome?
At the shop where I work, we use pandora on sonos speakers. We pay for a pandora account so there are no ads, but a couple of weeks ago, ads started popping up. We renewed our Pandora subscription and then I went into sonos settings and updated the account information for Pandora. Unfortunately, we are still getting ads when we use a pandora station. What should I do now?
My Sonos system sometimes plays all the songs on an individual playlist without a hitch but there are times when it starts a song and never finishes it before going onto the next then the next song will play through fine and the it starts short cutting songs again. It's very annoying ! What is up with that?
Hello I have just purchased a playbase. I already have an existing sonos system which i run from my iMac or iPhone, which comprises of 5 play3's spread around the house. I'm not using boost i am on a standard set up I have now added the playbase no problem and everything works fine when I'm playing music. However, when using it for tv ( Panasonic Viera TX L47ET5B ) I'm having a problem, Im grouping all my play3's with the playbase , and 1 or 2 of the speakers will have intermittent sound , not always the same ones. It also happens if i just group 2 of them to the playbase. Any ideas anyone. Im not that technical so nothing too complicated !!!! Thanks
Hi all, new poster on here. I've just bought an Echo dot so I'm playing around with it like a mad man. However, I can't listen to the radio through the Sonos speaker I have. I can play Spotify playlists, turn it on and off, I've downloaded the Yonomi app and have added it to my skills. Can someone give me a step by step method of how to listen to the radio through my Sonos? Thanks in advance.
My Samsung UN65HU9000F's stand has a slightly wider base than the playbase dimensions. The depth will not be an issue but in the front bottom corner will be off 1/5 inch. Also 5.5" behind the front of the base will have 1.32" hanging off each side. Without buying one and returning it, does anyone have experience where their TV stand is slightly too big in a few spots? I want it to look clean, especially with investment. Thanks, Travis
Can this be done and if so, how? I have 4 Gen2 Play5s all in one room. Of course I grouped them together to all play in that room. In my other room I have my Bose surround system with a Denon receiver. What do I need, if anything can, to hook up and make the Bose work with Sonos? I've been told the playbass will do it and replace my center speaker but I'm not sure if it will work or how.
Hi, First time poster and a bit of a newb with technology, so forgive me if I can find the answer to my questions elsewhere (I have tried the magic of Google but I have been unsuccessful). If anyone could help me with the following I'd be grateful: 1) About to purchase the Sony KD65ZD9 and want to sit it on the Playbase, however, the Playbase weight limit is 35Kg and the TV weights 35.7Kg - whilst I appreciate this is higher, does anyone know if the 35Kg comes with a tolerance... I can't imagine that it will suddenly crack if the weight is slightly over 35Kg, but I'm worried about failure over time? 2) How can I check if the KD65ZD9 will connect to the Playbase - I would have thought there might be search bar on the Sonos website where you enter the model number and it tells you, but alas, I cannot find such a search bar? 3) Can I purchase a Playbase and 2x Play 1's and have 5.1 Surround Sound, or do I have to purchase the Sub? I appreciate that everyone raves about the s
Hi everyone I have lurked for a bit and now I have a problem. Be grateful for any help you folks can provide. I have a typical problem but I can not figure out a solution. TV doesn't do DD 5.1 pass-through. But the bigger problem comes when I try and use a switch - like the one here: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B017MUWYLS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I get HDCP errors and the screen wont play content, i can hear the audio great though :) and from what i understand the errors are related to my Panasonic Plasma being 60HZ? I really want the 5.1, my buddy has the same system as me (soundbar, sub and 2 x play 3's) and his sounds so much better. Here is a list of the equipment I currently use, i am open to all kinds of suggestions: 2012 Panasonic TV, apple TV 4, 2012 Panasonic Blu-ray, generic cable box. Out of those - only the apple tv doesn't have a optical out. The rest do. I also have a Marantz amp with tonnes of input/outputs in the basement i could use if
I have 2 use cases where I'd like to be able to quickly and easily reassign a sonos sub to different speakers. Master Bedroom. I have 2 Play 1's in a stereo pair on the night stands. Would like to be able to have sub assigned to these but then change/toggle the sub to be assigned to the Playbar that's in the armoire with the tv. When I'm listening to music on the Play 1's, I don't want to open up the armoire....I just want to use the Play1's with the Sub. When I'm watching TV, I want to have the Sub assigned to the Playbar. Buying a second Sub seems silly. Outdoor Pergola. Similar situation. I have a TV with a Soundbar and a Sub. I also have two Play1's mounted high in the pergola facing the pool. If I'm just in the pool, I would like the Play 1's and the Sub connected. If we are watching TV/movies, I'd like the sub assigned to the Playbar. Is there a solution for this that doesn't involve purchasing 4 subs?
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