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New SONOS Brigde with integrated Apple AirPlay support
So far it is only possible to use SONOS and Apple Airplay when connecting a SONOS Connect or Play:5 with an additional Apple device supporting AirPlay (e.g. Airport Express). Therefore, the idea is to develop a SONOS Bridge which has integrated support for Apple AirPlay without additional hardware. Benefits would be in this case that - no additional hardware and cabeling is necessary to use AirPlay in the SONOS system - one could easily allow guests to quickly output their audio to the SONOS system - all iOS devices would be supported as a sources without further software - with an appropriate AirPlay software on PC / Mac one could even send audio from there into the Sonos audio system The Sonos controller could then represent this "AirPlay input" as a new audio source within the complete SONOS system.
Can I view my music by album sorted by the artist?
There are a couple threads already related to my question, but no solid fix, or logical answer. I want to click on album view, so that I can see the album art, but sort the albums by artist name. for instance when I click on album, I want to see AC/DC and all of their albums, then Aerosmith and their albums, then the Beatles and their albums... etc... A to Z by artist, but showing the album and cover art for each album. This is how iTunes sorts albums and it is by far the best way possible to view a massive music collection. I spent a lot of money on my Sonos system and this seems like it should be a pretty simple software fix. I absolutely love everything about Sonos, but this is making me very upset! Please help...
Blown up Connect Amp
I just connected my new Connect Amp to 240 V while the switch was set to 110V (I feel so stupid). I have removed the fuse and ordered a replacement. There is also a yellow disk that is fried which I suspect is a varistor ?. Can anyone confirm this for me and suggest a suitable type as there is nothing written on it. It is yellow and 16mm dia and 3.4 mm thick. It was located in between two large electrolytic caps next to another identical component. Thanks in advance for any ideas
Line-in sound cuts out all the time
I connected one of my Sonos Play5's to my computer via the line-in headphone jack. I have 2 other Play5's and a bridge. Those other 2 Play5's not connected to the headphone jack very rarely produce sound consistently. This is a really bad problem for me considering that I play all sporting events and video thru my computer. I'll have guests over to watch a game, and 2 of my relatively expensive Sonos speakers constantly flicker in and out so bad that I just have to turn them off and hardwire other speakers. What I've tried: rotating the speakers, disconnecting/reconnecting, removing all components and re-adding all components in the Sonos program. The router is not near any of my Sonos components. I'm not running other programs that take bandwidth, and if I'm streaming something online, the video will continue to work while the sound cuts out. I have a 110mbps connection. Thanks for the help. -Kevin
Playbar: lay it flat or stand on edge?
I'm aware that Playbar's built-in accelerometers automatically sense its orientation and adjust its sound accordingly. But how? Or rather, to what? Specifically, what are the technical and audio differences between laying it flat and standing it on edge (or wall mounting)? Does changing the orientation simply change the equalisation (bass/treble/loudness/speech mode), or is there something else going on? Why does panel location make a difference? Which orientation is better for music? Which is better for movies?
sonos and microphone
I have a shure wireless microphone. I want to play it through a wireless speaker. I do not have any amp yet or other peripherals. Can I and what do I need to be able to play a microphone through your speakers? Thanks. Also, what is the size of room spec for the 2 larger speakers? 15 by 20? etc. If you buy one of the largest ones, how big of a room could it cover? My family room is 20 by 30? Do I need 2 speakers? or more? thanks.
Zp80 versus Connect
I am adding a new zone to an existing multizone setup. This will be a zone connected to a home theater receiver, to allow the home theater speakers to be used as a Sonos zone when the TV is not in use. The consultant I am working with has spec'ed a Sonos Connect for this setup. I have an old ZP80 that I am not currently using. Can I put that in, instead of buying a Connect? The rest of the system uses ZP90's connected to amps and ZP100s connected directly to speakers. Also, if I use the 80s and 100s in my system, will I have any compatibility issues if I want to add new units later, such as SUBs or PLAY:1 (or :3 or :5)? Thanks for your help.
Playbar and DVDs
Hi New user and looking to add a Playbar, BUT....reading LOTS of unhappiness about "DTS" and compatibility. people talk about Playbar not playing their Blueray/DVDs. Can this be correct? I don't have Blue ray discs, just 100s of ordinary DVDs. Will play bar play the sound on those? Apologies if this is daft question but lots of people seem to be pointing to huge problem thanks for advice Philip
Best PS3 Settings to solve 5.1 DTS issue with Playbar
I know that there are a lot of threads already dealing the Playbar DTS issue. The easiest way to deal with it seems to be using the PS3 as BD player. However I found different suggestions about the settings, especially regarding the audio output settings whether to select just Dolby Digital and unselect everything else or to select also the PCM options. These are so far the most mentioned settings I found in the forum: Video Settings -> BD Audio Output Format -> Optical Digital -> Bitstream (Mix) Sound Settings -> Audio Output Settings -> Optical Output -> Only Chose "Dolby Digital 5.1" or Chose DD and PCM Audio Multi-Output -> off Anybody with ulterior suggestions or further insights about the best setup for the PS3 using the Playbar + SUB + 2 Play 1s or 3s?
Static noise from play 1
When i play music and after i stop the music i can hear a static noise from my play 1. From the top area of the speaker. It can be heard from like 20cm away from the speaker. It is not very loud and dont increase or decrease, its just there. After a couple of minutes it stops and the speaker is completly silent. I guess the speaker goes into sleep mode or something. I just have a bridge and a play 1. Q: Is this normal? Does all sonos speakers have static noise when you come close?
Saved Groups and Volume
Hi There - Great products! I have two suggestions: 1. I have a playbar and play3 in rooms that are close enough that they need to be grouped. I cannot save the group, so I have to create the group every day. Can we please have saved groups? 2. My input devices have drastically different output levels. I would love saved volume levels based on input. For instance, when I have TV selected, it is MUCH quieter than when I listen to XM via your app, blowing me out if I don't have the volume turned down ahead of time. Would be great to save the last volume settings per input. Thank you!
Sonos playbar sound drops out randomly for a second or so.
Sonos playbar linked to samsung tv via optical cable. Sound drops out now and then, say once an hour for just a second, and then recovers. I am running the beta software but the problem was their before I changed to the beta. Any advise please.
Multiple Sonos User profiles
I'd love to see support for Multiple Sonos User profiles. For example, my music is in one library, my kids and wife have music in another location. You allow multiple file locations to be indexed, it would be great if I could set up 1 master Sonos profile, then each member of my family, including myself, would set up there own account under the master and choose what Library\locations and music services would show up under their profile.
Access to music library denied
Not an initial setup -- I've been using Sonos on a Mac and iPhone for weeks, now the Mac controller is being denied access to the iTunes music library. Problem started after I installed the most recent Mac update (10.9.2) on the laptop. I've checked permissions, removed and tried to re-add the library, restarted router, etc.
Optical Cable Socket Too Loose, Just (literally) Fall Out With Gravity.
Bought the play bar but the optical cable won't fit snuggly into its socket, it just (literally) falls out with gravity. It fits perfectly into the tv optical socket. And if I swap ends, the cord end that fit snug into the tv socket, is loose on the play bar and yet again it just falls out with gravity. Fix please? Sandra
Control Playbar volume via OSX
I want to use my Playbar as the external speaker on my Mac (instead of connecting the playbar to a TV). The problem is with an optical connection is you lose the volume controls on the keyboard. So the only way to control the volume will be to reach over to the physical buttons on the Playbar. Or switch to the OSX Sonos app and adjust the volume from there, but that is not very quick and you lose the focus on the current app. Is there any way to get universal keyboard shortcuts on the Mac to control the Playbar volume. I was thinking maybe some action script or similar to pick up the volume controls from the Sonos Mac app. Any ideas?
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