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5.1 Setup with Receiver - No Sonos Sound Bar
I haven’t found an exact answer on the forums here, so apologies in advance if this appears to be a duplicate post, but I just need some clarification before we start doing some wiring in our house…For aesthetic purposes I am looking for a setup that allows a 5.1 setup to run on Sonos.The TV is going above fireplace within a recessed area and we don’t want a mantle for a Sonos sound bar (Arc) to sit on top of.As I understand it, there is no way to get a 5.1 setup with Sonos if you’re not going with an Arc (or Beam) and pairing with Sonos rears (Eras, One, Fives, etc.) or passive ceiling speakers powered by a Sonos Amp that is then paired with the Arc. It seems like the best I could do is a 4.1 setup with no center channel if I went with a pair of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers - each powered by a pair of Sonos Amps, is this correct?Alternatively, if I had a 5.1 setup connected to an AV receiver could I connect a Sonos Port? If so, what is required to easily switch between TV audio and
Dolby Atmos ERA300 vs ERA100 review
Hello to.all, I purchased 2 Era300 and 2 Era100 for a comparison with a Beam 2 gen and Mini Sub on a home theater system.My impressions:I played a Dolby vision + Dolby Atmos demo of.the tv:Seems more detailed the sound coming from the 100's.And I played later a movie badged "Dolby Atmos" on Netflix.On a scene where there is an helicopter flying from the left side the sound is very similar to the 3O0's.U don't feel the different effects of the Dolby Atmos.Even thought SonoS app reports me "Dolby Atmos". I also moved through different places of the room and, still, do not feel the sound difference from the 2 types of speakers. Anybody has the same impression?Shame i can't up load here the registration of the sound comparison
replacing my sonos ones with era 300 for my surround
Hello I have the arc. Mini sub and two Sonos ones . The ones are on the wall at the rear however my sofa is against the wall as well. I have no way of placing them behind me. if I replace the ones with the era’s would they still work not being behind me?they would be placed on stands right in the rear corner of the room. mid this would still work how should they face ? Into the room or at 45deg into the room or turned to face me on the sofa.also I have never had great success with atmos movies with the arc and ones I would hope the eras would fix this.
Playing a short .wav file crashes speaker
If I try to play a short .wav file, ie less than 45 KB, the speaker crashes and disconnects from the network.Anything above 50 KB or so seems to work.This is happening with all types of speakers including Play:5, Five, Play:1 and Amp.This is something new but I’m not sure exactly when the trouble started. I am currently on 15.2.1Has anyone else noticed this?
Apple Music Atmos Music Won't Play in Groups with at Least One Non-Atmos Speaker or Set
I discovered today Apple Music Atmos music tracks downgrade to non-Atmos when at least one non-Amos speaker or set is added to the playing group.The tracks John Coltrane's Blue Train played in Atmos when grouping an Arc + Era 300 surround set, Era 300 stereo pair, and Beam Gen 2 + Sonos One surround set.When I then grouped a Sonos One stereo pair the music dropped very briefly, the Atmos logo disappeared from the Sonos app Now Playing screen, and the music resumed in stereo. The difference was definitely audible and a downgrade.It's disappointing to have to downgrade to the lowest common denominator if I want to have music playing throughout my home.I'm going to read through the iTunes Package Format documentation, not sure if it will provide any insight. What's weird to me is Atmos music will play in my Beam Gen 2 + Sonos One surround set, which includes two non-Atmos speakers. This gives me some fleeting hope Sonos may be able to address this limitation via a software update.Have oth
Sonos Roam is an expensive paperweight
I am beyond done with my Sonos Roam. It has always had issues connecting and staying connected to my network. I have experienced the same issue with Bluetooth. Every month or so I try it again but to no avail. I will step through the troubleshooting process – restarting the device and ultimately my router. Nothing works these days. It shows up in my Sonos app as not connected, and after all the troubleshooting I’m told to try again another time.I spent hours on the phone with Sonos support early on. They admitted this is a known problem that they are working to fix. It’s been close to a year and still no progress. I could not return or exchange it because I got it from Best Buy and discovered it’s uselessness after the return window. IMO, Sonos should not be selling defective products period. I very rarely write reviews but felt compelled to do so in an effort to warn others. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!
Connecting BeoSound 9000 CD Player to Sonos Amp
I have been trying to connect a BeoSound 9000 CD Player to a Sonos Amp. First I used a 5 Pin DIN to 2X RCA male cable to connect the BeoSound AUX to the Line In on the Sonos Amp. Just got very faint sound even with the volume turned all the way up. Checked on this Forum and realized the cable I had was probably wired for Line Out and the faint sound was cross talk between the pins on the DIN socket on the BeoSound.Next, I used a Kenable 5 Pin Male Din Plug to 4 x RCA Phono Male Plugs Audio Cable that I bought from Amazon. I used the black RCA plug in the left Line In channel and the yellow RCA plug in the right Line In channel on the Amp. I have tried the DIN plug in the AUX socket and the second Powerlink socket designed for connecting powered B&O speakers to the BeoSound. No sound out of the AUX socket. with the DIN in the Powerlink socket, I get mono sound only out of some components of my Sonos system but not the speakers or sub connected to the Amp the BeoSound is connec
What should i get, 2 300's or 2 Fives?
For home theatre surround sound. I currently have the arc and 2 subs…. i just bought the sub today on my way to work, i have yet to install it… i have an open layout… living room and kitchen is all open space, pretty big space… ill put up pictures later so u can have a better idea… im having trouble on where to place the 2 back speakers though, i dont want stands and my only option i feel is towards the back walls that face the tv… my concern is that they might be too far back and i wont achieve the proper sound.Idk if i should get the fives or the 300s though.... i asked the employee at best buy and he didnt hesitate to say the 5s… when i researched ive seen mostly pictures of people having the 300s in their recent purchases for surround sound, so now im conflicted. What do u guys recommend?
SAMSUNG SMART TV + Sonos ARc
I use Samsung Smart Things to turn on my smart tv, without a soundbar connected everything works perfectly - the TV turns on / offAs soon as I connect the soundbar through the ARC port with Anynet+ turned on, the TV stops turning on, not only through Smart Things, but also with the help of Google Assistant in the soundbar itself. What could be the problem?
Fitness room sonos setup
I would like to add additional sonos products that will allow audio output in my fitness room. Currently my setup includes arc, sub 3, 2 era 300 speakers and an port in the family room. I would like to tie in an sonos speaker and/or soundbar or other product that will allow me to play the audio from my treadmill and rower. Also to play audio from the TV and DVD player. All while being connected to the main sonos system. What would be the sonos product or products that can cover my fitness room needs. Thank you
Owners of Beam, should I upgrade?
Hi allHaving switched to Sonos, My collection of Logitech squeezeboxes has been sold. I now have a Sonos unit, which I adore, but I'm itching to upgrade to a beam. The question is if I will detect a noticeable improvement over my Yamaha YHT S400, which is ten years old. Side-by-side listening comparisons will be challenging, if not impossible.I appreciate it.
can we please get dts hd and dts x it is 2022 afterall
hi just touching on this which im sure has already been asked plenty of times, but can we just get dts hd and dts x already it seems crazy to me to think a system that can cost up to and over 1500 hasnt the ability to play these modern formats, when you could pick up a standard av receiver for about 300 pound which would support all the mentioned formatsI have found myself more times than enough now sitting down to watch a film and simply getting mute audio just because it is in dts hd or dts x and quite alot of the time this is when i have friends and family over so it isnt a good look for the sonos brand that it cant produce sound for these types of movies or tv showsit is somnething that could quite easily be achieved since yous went and enabled dts standard after not supporting it, i feel if yous want to be seen as the go to soundbars yous then have to make sure its the go to for audio formats also which currently it isnt dont get me wrong the sonos eco system and products are fant
Sorry I am new to the world of Sonos.. just bought a house that has a compete sinks system. I want to input sound from a firestick. What I thought I would do is get a hdmi splitter that outputs a RC cables. Then purchase a Sonos PORT which then would allow that sound to be broadcast on all the other sonos speakers . Is this correct ??
Color of the cable with colored roam?
This has to be the dumbest question around here, but here goes:When buying a blue / red / green Roam, what color is the USB cable included? I’ve done the research and genuinely couldn’t find that info.A bit silly but I do want my charger to match the cable, otherwise it’s ugly.
Can you connect more than one Sonos Roam via Bluetooth
Aka daisy chain. Many cheap bluetooth speakers can do this so it would be disappointing if the Roam can't. I do know that two Roams will not do stereo in bluetooth but I can't seem to find anywhere if it even supports two Roams or more in mono.Thanks
2x Era 100 -vs- Five
Hi, new Sonos enthusiast here, I never owned Sonos products before so I have no experience of any of them - yet!I’m looking for a setup for my medium living room + open kitchen, I’d say about 25m².This will be for music only, no home theater, no podcast No specific type of music I listen to a lot of different genres, so I mostly need a good balance, but I don’t want weak bass either I don’t need a lot of power though as I’m in an apartment and my neighbors won’t let me forget about them lolI’ve ruled-out the Era 300 as I don’t need Dolby + not really suited to my use-case because I need my music to fill a room where I’ll be moving a lot.So it comes down to either two Era 100, or one single Five (I don’t have the budget for two).Which would you recommend, and why?Thanks!
Can sonos replace a kenwood Receiver
Hi everyone! I currently have the Kenwood KR-A4070 and speakercraft amp operating our built in speakers. We have 6 speakers. Can we replace the kenwood receiver and speakercraft with the sonos port? The system is pretty outdated - we added a bluetooth connect, but the sound is pretty inconsistent and we’re looking for an upgrade. would y’all suggest a sonos amp? Any suggestions appreciated! By the way, this is just used for music and is currently tucked away in a cabinet.TIA
For Music - Use Era 100 as stereo or part of Arc as surround set up?
I’m new to the Sonos system and so far have only the Arc and 2 Era 100’s. In terms of listening to music would it be best to set up the Era 100’s as a part of the Arc as surrounds, or just set them up as a stereo pair? They will still be in the same room, but I would name them differently, so that I get the stereo sound from those two speakers? I don’t have the sub yet ($$). Would having this change the answer to this question?
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