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News from BBC regarding BBC Sounds and Shoutcast streams
This would likely apply only to the UK … unless you use a vpn to get BBC Sounds on Sonos. Currently in the USA you can listen to the BBC Radio stations via TuneIn.And not sure that BBC Sounds in the UK on Sonos uses Shoutcast…. but thought i would post it for general informationI heard the announcement today after a news program. the link below is on the BBC website https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/help/questions/recent-changes-to-bbc-sounds/shoutcast-closure The BBC uses several streaming technologies to deliver BBC Sounds. If you are hearing a message informing of this change, you are listening using Shoutcast. The BBC will stop supporting Shoutcast by mid-2023. Why are we making these changes? Shoutcast is an older streaming technology and many connected radio devices in the UK no longer use it. Ending support for Shoutcast will enable us to focus on the two most popular technologies currently used – HLS and DASH. As well as delivering better value, it will allow us to understand more
Do you think the new Era 100 is going to fit and look good on the Sanus Outlet Shelf?
Title says it all. Hard to tell from the technical drawings and dimensions of the new Era 100.Kicking off a kitchen remodel and would like a stereo pair of 100’s. Looks like the width of the shelf is good, but I worry about the depth. Want it to look clean and not janky. Because this is going in a kitchen and the outlet shelfs will be mounted against a tile backsplash, I do not want to consider an actual mount that screws through the wall/backsplash. Need ability to remove/upgrade down the road. Era 100 = 7.18in H, 4.72in W, 5.14in DSanus Outlet Shelf = 6.84in H, 4.77in W, 5.32in D
Sonance 6.1 Garden Series with Sonos Amp
I recently had all my components moved to a closet downstairs to a large rack. Part of this project was for the A/V company to connect my outdoor 4.1 speaker system to the units to be able to control with my Control4 remote. They could not get the system to work and told me I had to replace. I get it, it is 20 years old. Their quote for a new system was too rich for me, so I purchased the 6.1 Garden Series from BB. The A/V company told me there no way the Sonos Amp will be powerful enough to drive the sub and 6 sats. Have others that have this system ended up driving the speakers with an amp other than the one that comes with the system? They wanted to sell me an Episode EA-AMP-HYB-2D-2000 for $1,762 to drive the Sonance Patio Series 4.1 system.
How could you Sonos
Sonos you know a bunch of us have thousands of dollars invested because we love your speakers, but seeing that you have planted Sonos Radio in our list of search results (at the top rather arrogantly) will quickly change my “tune” (pun intended.) Option return to us faithful patrons the option to have our chosen paid service results at the top of our search results. This is bare minimum while I’d love to remove Sonos radio all together. It’s not great.
Apple Music and dolby atmos on Sonos
Hi Sonos fan,I am currently testing in the Sonos apps, Amazon music and Apple music, in order to later choose one of the two for a permanent subscription.I test both with the same song, (Flowers from Miley Cyrus). With Amazon music, the Dolby Atmos logo is there and the sound starts on the Arc soundbar.With Apple music, if the sound comes directly to the iPad, the Dolby Atmos logo is there, but when I change the destination on my Sonos system, the Dolby Atmos logo disappears and the song starts on the two One SL speakers behind me.So I wonder if Dolby Atmos with Apple music wouldn't be compatible with Sonos, but only in stereo mode?It is curious to note that the same song is broadcast in different ways on my sonos system (Arc SL, two One SL, Sub gen 3), with amazon mainly on the arc, and with apple, mainly on the two one sl . Thanks
ERA 300 Rear Surround Placement (Couch against Wall)
Hey all, Right now I have a beam gen 2, sub gen 3 and two Sonos ones in the home theater setup. I've got to balance my desires for good audio with my wife's desire for room aesthetics, so stands and wall mounts are not an option. Our couch is against the wall and that isn't something that can change.I'm considering getting new Era 300s to replace my Sonos One surrounds. Because our couch is pushed right up against the wall, so currently I have the surrounds sitting on matching shelves that are on either side of the couch, pointing at the listener on the couch. I've used airplay to try make up for the fact the speakers are not behind the listener.On top of the shelves for the 300s is where I would put them. There would be the clearance above the speaker required with a straight line to the ceiling, and they would be clear on either side of pointing straight away from the wallIf I got era 300s, which way would be best to position them? If I point them at the listener, the side firing dri
Adding Airport Express to Play 5 causing volume issues
I’ve been using my SONOS 5 (gen 1) with my turntable for years without issue (3.5mm wire from turntable with built-in preamp directly plugged into the speaker). This past weekend I picked up an Airport Express so I can AirPlay to the speaker too. I have the AirPort and my turntable connected into a 3.5mm splitter and that splitter plugs into my Play 5.Now when I play my turntable, the volume is MUCH lower than it should be. To the point where I’m at 100% volume and it sounds like it’s at 50%, if that. If I disconnect the wire from the AirPort, the volume goes back to normal. I’m not sure what is going on here. I’ve looked at the app while doing this and the Level doesn’t change nor does the volume of the speaker itself.Has anyone run into this type of issue before? Right now the only way to “fix” it is to leave the airport disconnected from the speaker while playing my records.
SONOS One SL SetUp
Hi thereI purchased 2no One SLs understanding I’d be able to have 2 speakers in different parts of the house playing the same music.Hadnt quite banked on all the login/app/set up stuff, but ok.Plug them in and let the app find them…...It couldnt. The app told me to connect an ethernet cable. (not supplied)I found one and did this. It works and plays music that I dont have much control over, but ok.But the weirdest thing is the app continually asks me to sign into a gmail account that I dont own. I have uninstalled and reinstalled with my own email address but it wont let me do anything in the app unless I sign into this account that is completely unknown to me. So i’m stuck choosing music from a restricted selection of some random app.To add to the mystery if i try to activate wifi so i can move these speakers away from the ethernet, it does so, but the music doesnt change if no ethernet is connected.Great product! I hope you can give me some tips cos they’re close to going back in the
Sizes of tweeters and woofers in Era 300 and Five
Wondering if anyone knows what’s the size of the tweeters and woofers inside of Era 300 and Five. From the Sonos website, I found that the Era 300 has 4 tweeters and 2 woofers but I would like to know how big they are. Same question for the Five's 3 tweeters and 3 mid-woofers. Many thanks in advance!
Can I play music via Bluetooth on one of the speaker in the home theatre setup?
Hello! I am considering getting a home theatre set (Arc + 2 Era 300 + 2 Sub), and am wondering when I’m not watching movies, can I use just one of the Era 300 speakers to play music via Bluetooth or will I always have to use the entire home theatre system? Thanks y’all!
Connecting Roam Speaker to 2 Sonos networks
I own 2 homes with a Sonos system in each home. I have recently purchased a roam speaker and connected it to the Sonos system in 1 home. Can I take this same speaker to the second home and connect it to that network without deleting the connection to the network in home number 1?
Connect vinyl record player to Sonos Beam and One SL
Hi,I’ve recently been getting into collecting vinyl and would love to be able to play my records through my sound system (consisting of a Sonos Beam and two One SL’s). I haven’t yet bought a record player, but was wondering what options were available in terms of selecting a record player, and getting it to connect to my sound system.
Need help with setup of Roam
I only have the Roam speaker. Trying to download the app and need specific app name in IOS app store. I just plan to use the Roam while playing golf, so need a simple app. Or, do I need a Sonos app at all? have no subscriptions and don’t plan any. What is simplest way to stream music from my iPhone?
Change Calm App language in Sonos
In the Calm app, depending on your language, the content is different. For example, in my case, I have setup my account to be in French. So the meditation sessions are in French. Any way to have that in Sonos? Changing the language in the Sonos app does not change the content for Calm. :(
Help with Sonos setup
Hi I’m looking to see what I need and any recommendations for equipment? I’m looking for Arc and Sub plus 2 x monitor audio ceiling speakers as well as ceiling subwoofer? What other equipment do I need? I also have wired internet connection to amp and anything else that needs it. Ty
14.16 update allows Roams to be able to stay stereo paired when being used with Bluetooth
Only just found out about the 14.16 update allowing Roams to be able to stay stereo paired when being used with Bluetooth (while at home and on a Wi-Fi connection at least). Been testing it out today as I have 2 of the coloured Roams in my kitchen which are used to BT from the PC and my phone. Yes before, I could group them but could not stereo pair them as a long term thing without constantly re-pairing them again and again.Nice that I can stereo pair them now and also use them how I used to. But now of course, I can play tunes via Wi-Fi when not being used with BT.Happy about this!
Disappointed with product changes
Although we are satisfied with the product and it’s quality, I have lived with the very disappointing news that I cannot play my songs stored in my phone. when we purchased the product, this was the one reason we purchased Sonos because we could play the music we have purchased from Apple I tunes. This was the feature we enjoyed most about using Sonos. After being able to do this for a number of years, Sonos and Apple changed there strategies and now the only way we can play our music is with a subscription to Apple Music. This was the only option Sonos offered us to restore our original level of service, allow us to play our music in I tunes from our phone or unless a stand alone Mac PC with I tunes was on in WiFi. Has any one else been disappointed or know of a way to restore to original service? Thank you
Any likelihood of being able to have a device to create any number of atmos speakers? 9.3.6?
I really like the aesthetic of the speakers and would like to great a surrounding room of speakers with them.I would like to also use a mix of speakers including the picture frame and light models with the IKEA collab.I would Ideally like a 9.3.6 setup.3 subwoofers… one of the bigger one and two of the smaller ones at the rear of the sofa.Then the wall speakers for the celling.The thing is, I do understand there will be now speaker timing added to this so I was thinking maybe they could bring out a unit one day that allows a user to connect whatever setup they have and include a multi direction microphone to tune a timing alignment setting to the setup.Because also, Atmos music in the producer community is starting to rise, we will eventually end up with Atmos music mixes as a standard at some point.Food for thought Sonus?I’m a producer and mix engineer myself also… any plans of studio monitors?… (side note that isn’t that important)
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