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UPA-7 Power Amp Trigger w/ Connect
One of my zones uses a Connect and a 2 channels of a Emotiva UPA-7 power amp to drive NHT Absolute Zero speakers and 10d Sub. The other 5 channels of the UPA-7 are driving my HT 5.1 setup and triggered by the Denon 3312-CI. How can I trigger the UPA-7 when using the Connect zone?
ZP90 + Power Amp
Hello all, I'm designing a whole home audio system for my house which is currently under reconstruction. I'd like to go with Sonos. I think it'll be more cost effective than going with a multi-room audio system that they're marketing nowadays. I also am in desperate need of great sound quality and power. I plan to entertain a lot. Because of pitched ceilings, I'm really leaning towards the SpeakerCraft in-ceiling speakers so I can direct the speaker downwards. Some rooms are larger, others are smaller. I have about 8 zones all with two speakers except one which has four. I plan to use 8 individual connects to control each zone individually and/or multiple zones simultaneously. I want separate amps (not a Connect:AMP) that won't break the bank to give me the power Connect:AMP won't. The SpeakerCraft speakers I'm leaning towards are 8 ohms/125W. I'm stuck when it comes to amplifiers. Some say pre-amp + amp for the Connect, others say not necessarily. I would prefer a multi-input/multi-
Mac Mini to Sonos
Just bought a Mac Mini, have it hooked up to my TV by a HDMI cable. Also have an Apple TV hooked up to the same TV through another HDMI input. And lastly, I've hooked up my TV direct to my Sonos Playbar. The Playbar is working great through Apple TV, but when I'm using my Mac Mini - no sound is coming from the Playbar (not from web browsing or stored music & movies from iTunes). Any suggestions?
Beta version 7 spotify playing to grouped sonos devices including a line-in speaker set to autoplay
Using the new beta version 7 when I try and play a song to a grouped set of sonos speakers that includes a speaker that has autoplay of line-in turned on, I'm initially able to connect to the speakers only if I choose the non-line-in connected speaker first. Then when I hit play (after seeing "connected") immediately It kicks me back to "Manage devices." If I try to connect to the autoplay speaker first then it won't connect at all. As soon as I remove autoplay from this speaker groups work fine. With the upcoming connectivity options with Amazon Echo and the dot, this will be a bigger issue. Actually, it's already an issue for me as I can't leave autoplay on for a sonos speaker connected to an echo dot for line-in needs and be able to group this speaker for playback of spotify through the spotify app. Hopefully this all makes sense. I submitted a diagnostic but not sure what else to do to provide feedback on this.
Question about internet speed/sonos
Dear Sonos community, 2 days ago I bought a new sound system for my living room. I wanted to get rid of all the wires that came with my old surround sound system so I made the switch to Sonos. I got the Sonos playbar, Sub and 2 Play 1 speakers. The playbar is the only one connected to my router via cable, the other 3 are connected wireless. The night after installing everything I noticed that Netflix had to load during movies and series on my TV (never had this before). Wireless internet feels slower as well. Since it happened just after installing the Sonos system I think that has to be the thing that slows it down. I have allready changed the channel of my wireless internet to channel 1 (read that in another topic) but haven't notived any improvement so far. I would love to keep the system as is and get the old internet speed back (or at least an improvement so Netflix doesn't have to reload the movie every few minutes. My internet connection: 150 Mbit download/s 15
Playbar with 2x Play 1's but NO SUB
Thinking of splashing out on a Playbar and adding in my 2 Play 1's to give me surround sound. Questions: 1) If my TV Optical isn't passing through full 5.1, will the above set up still give me a version of surround sound (albeit without the sub)? 2) Could I connect the optical cable directly into my XboxOne instead, and get true Dolby 5.1 (From Netflix, Blu Ray and Games), again, albeit without the Sub? Thanks in advance.
Multiple Home WiFi Connections
Hi, At home, I have a few different networks with associated WiFi SSIDs (e.g. trusted, guest, IoT). I would like the Sonos device to be on my 'IoT' network but I want to be able to control it from devices on my 'trusted' and maybe 'guest' network, which, of course, use a different SSIDs ``. Unfortunately, when I try to control the Sonos from a device connected to a different SSID the Sonos App gives me a message effectively saying 'sorry, different WiFi name, can't do it'. Now, I don't think there is a technical reason for this block, because if (for testing purposes) I placed the App in one network and the Sonos in another then allow the correct ports between them but make sure their connected to the same SSID - it works (I did this test by connecting to my home VPN, which puts the App device in a different network). Anyway, short story, can I just tell the App or Sonos to ignore the fact that the SSID doesn't match because I know it will work anyway? Tried to exp
Daisy chaining power?
Has anyone been able to daisy chain two Play1's together as rear speakers? I only have power outlet on one side of the room and I was told by Sonos support that this is possible. However, I can't find a female to female figure 8 power cord to connect the two. Anyone found one of these? Thanks!
'Secret' Sonos-compatible Android apps
I just found that a random German TV Android app (ARD Mediathek) allows audio streaming to my Sonos. It has a logo that is similar to the Chromecast logo, but it includes not only Chromecast but also 'Sonos Media Renderer'. Clicking on that allows me to stream the sound from the app to my Sonos. This is actually pointless, as I can't stream to my Chromecast at the same time, so I get the picture on my phone and the sound on my Sonos. But there must be other apps where this function is useful. I messaged Sonos about this and they just confirmed 'yes, this is possible' but didn't seem willing to tell me which other apps do this. I suppose it's probably not the most complete Sonos experience so they don't promote it, but it is still pretty cool.
Mixing speaker products
We currently have a Sonos Connect that is connected to our paging system speakers, we have a couple of areas that don't have speakers setup and we would like to place individual Sonos 1's or the like in these areas, but have them grouped with the current third party speakers. Is this possible with the Connect? I'm not concerned about these new Sonos speakers working with the paging announcements, just whether the Connect can have both third party and Sonos devices controlled through it, playing the same music, at the same time. Hopefully that makes sense. Can anyone confirm this for me before I attempt it?
Play one while camping?
Hi there everyone, 1st post and all that so if this isn't in the right place......sorry I've recently added to my Sonos setup by adding a Playbar and an extra Play one for 5.0 surround sound and the Play 3 is in the bedroom. I used to use the Sonos Bridge when I first got the speakers (1 and 3). Obviously now the bridge is redundant. My question is does the bridge create a wifi network for the Sonos to work from or does it just extend the existing network? If it creates ones would I be able to plug it into power while camping and run my play one off it while camping? Thanks in advance K
Can I hear TV through Sonos App?
When my wife wants me to turn down the TV volume, it would be great to plug in earphones into phone and hear TV through SONOS App. Is this feature possible, and if so how do I do it? If not this would be a great update to future app. Thanks for a great product. Magnus
Hey, I got turned on to Sonos a few years back when I went to a couple of parties and they simply ended up being a Sonos party; you know the ones where you take turns in putting a single song and your life thereafter is judged by everyone on the single song you chose! (I still claim that Starship are an awesome group!) Currently I have a single Play 1 (no idea on what generation) which sits in the dining room and will either play there at parties in the winter or will get moved into the garden (though range is an issue) in the summer. Whilst it is suitable for the smaller rooms I do want to build on it. I also have an older (and at the time expensive) separates AV/HiFI home cinema setup that I do not really use. The general idea was to purchase a Play 3 for the dining/garden rooms (ie for the parties) and another Play 1 and a sub for a 2 x play 1 + Sub. Eventually I would move to a sound bar and then move the play 1's into separate rooms. So my questions are: 1. Will
Compatibility with Mac OS Sierra
I really never learn, do I? I updated to the MacOS Sierra when it came out, and trouble comes. A few programs is not compatible and the most annoying is Tidal on Sonos - my main source for music. I can play radio fine and sometimes Tidal after disconnecting and connecting the wifi. Sometimes I can see the Favorites when clicking, sometimes not. But all the time when I try to add tracks or album to the queue the message is "not able to add track to the queue". I have searched and searched - but it seems like it only me that have this problem with the Sierra update? I FEEL ALL ALONE!!!! I am hoping for updates (Mac or Sonos) that will resolve the problem. Or maybe you guys have a solution? Set up is iMac with Airport extreme. Fast connection. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks Stein Stavanger, Norway
Play 5 2nd Generation Shorter Power Cable
Just got a Play 5 2nd Generation. It has a non-standard adapter. The cable is really long. My power plug is directly behind the place where I want to put the Play 5. Can I buy a shorter Power Cable? I see an option to buy a cable in the Sonos Shop but it does not specify the size.
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