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Looking for some input on rear speaker placement. There is about a 12-inch shelf between the wall and couch, but its slightly below the couch level. Ear level is about 4ft. The doorway can be closed off, but there is nowhere to mount speaker above it. I feel my only option is to wall mount the One SLs on the wall behind the couch, but not sure on placement or height. I’m thinking each corner of the couch with them tilted downward, but what height would you recommend? FYI System is Beam (Gen2) ONE SLs for surround, and Sub Mini once it arrives. All the AV equipment supports Dolby Atmos.
Changes to volume mapping and impact on Sub output Thank you for your feedback regarding the recent 14.12 software update with Enhanced Clarity for Arc. In this update, we made a change to Arc’s audio profile to improve dialogue clarity and the overall sound experience. This change is based on feedback from our listeners in the field and brings Arc in line with our other Home Theater products, resulting in a more accurate representation of the sound as intended by the content creator. The updated tuning adjusts the spectral balance of Arc+Sub to achieve a more accurate representation of the sound and an improved sound experience. While the Arc+Sub output capability remains the same, the mapping of volume across the 0-100% range has been adjusted with this release which means low and mid volume levels are relatively lower compared to the previous tuning so you may need to adjust the volume slider to achieve your pre-update volume level. The maximum volume and bass output are unchange
Introducing Sub MiniHardware News
Hi all,Today we announce the Sub Mini, the wireless subwoofer that sets a new standard in its category for powerful, balanced bass. Available in matte black and white, Sub Mini will be available globally starting October 6.Sonos Sub Mini Small but Mighty: Sub Mini Boosts Bass Across Movies, Music, Gaming and MoreBass without the Buzzkill: Dual custom woofers and advanced processing generate deep, dynamic low end with no buzz or rattle, helping you feel more immersed in every scene and song. Within the acoustically sealed cabinet, both woofers face inward to create a force-canceling effect that neutralizes distortion. Balanced Sound: Advanced digital signal processing maximizes bass response and reproduces the full-toned low frequencies expected from a much larger subwoofer, allowing paired speakers like Beam, Ray, One, or One SL to focus on more mid-range and high frequencies for a richer, more powerful sound experience all around.Pairs Well With…: Drum up the drama in every movie scen
I currently have a TV with output into a Playbar. I have two Play:1 speakers in other rooms in the house. All are configured as one system. My hardware and controller software are fully up to date. I would like to play my TV audio output to the two Play:1 speakers and not have the TV playing on the Playbar.When I route any non-TV audio source to the Playbar, the TV disappears as an input option for any source. So I cannot have TV output going to a Play:1 while some other output is going to the Playbar. If I send the TV output to the entire system then remove the TV from the Playbar only (keeping it routed to the Play:1 devices), it also drops the TV from the Play:1.I've been doing this for years, and now it stopped working. How do I make it work again? Or does this no longer work?
HELP Bought the beam yesterday, set it up as standard and watching something on the fire cube last night the sound suddenly cut off. This was around 2 hours into watching.Followed all troubleshooting steps today, eventually resetting the beam and starting again.Seemd to be connected to TV alright for a while tonight again, then sound stopped again.I also have a fire tv cube and virgin 360 box connected to the same TV. Last I checked, I could listen to Spotify on the beam but there's silence when I try listen to the TV.The 3 devices are all in an enclosed space in a tv unit (under the TV which is on the wall), should I keep them apart?I seen someone mention a CEC less adaptor
I’m just trying to play a BBC radio station through my Sonos beam.But it keeps referring to ‘TuneIn’ where the BBC no longer broadcast stations.I have the BBC Sounds app set up in Sonos and it works when I activate it manually from the app but doesn’t work under a voice command. Through Google assistance.YouThrough Google assistance.It just says ‘ alright, playing BBC Radio 1 on tune in, sorry I couldn’t find what you asked for‘ why is it defaulting to tune in?
Hello, I have 2 x play 3’s, 2 x play 5’s, Gen3 Sub and a playbar. I currently have my playbar, 2 x play 3’s and sub connected together which for TV and movies great. My play 5’s are for music and setup as another room but I cannot seem to use the Sub with the play 5’s for music… I.e. I don’t know how to connect the sub to both rooms… so when playing music I have the sub and when watching TV I have the sub… hope that makes sense…help please! Or should I just reset the whole system and start a fresh understanding the above requirement? One of my speakers is hard wired into my WiFi router for ease of set up and ALL my speakers are in the same room at the moment…
My lounge is approx. 20ft x 12ft. we have the usual stuff, couple of sofas etc. But my question is this, will my sound experience be improved enough by the sub mini when i add it to my playbase or will it feel lost because of the size of the room? I don’t have surround speakers but am thinking of getting some.
Hi, I got a Sonos One, set up the app, connected Tidal, all works great.Is there any way to get autoplay to work through the app? Normally, when you finish a playlist on Tidal, it switches to “track radio” and plays continuously . Can’t seem to find this option though the Sonos app. Thanks
Introducing S2, New App and OS for SonosSoftware News
The next generation of Sonos software is now available. Sonos S2 is a new app and an operating system for compatible devices, which brings support for higher resolution audio, saved groups, support for new Sonos products, and more.Learn more about the Sonos S2 app on our S2 home page. Support for the newest Sonos productsThe all new Sonos Arc, Sonos Five, and Sonos Sub will require the Sonos S2 app. These new players are not supported by the Sonos S1 Controller. Saved GroupsThe new S2 app can save groups of rooms to create groups quickly and easily. Once a group is created, you can select it to start playing music and the players will automatically group up. High Resolution Audio With S2, Sonos speakers now have support for high resolution audio, 24-bit, 44.1/48kHz for FLAC/ALAC only. This support is for local music libraries shared from computers and network attached drives. We’ve updated the article on Sonos supported music formats here.The Sonos Arc is a Dolby Atmos soundbar, and
Hi everyone, The BBC has made some changes to the way you can access BBC live radio in the United Kingdom.BBC live radio will not be available through Sonos Radio, or TuneIn in the United Kingdom from Today, 13th April 2022.Find all your favourite BBC radio stations, podcasts and music mixes on BBC Sounds, available on Sonos in the United Kingdom.To keep listening, you can add BBC Sounds to your Sonos system: iOS or Android:Open the Sonos app. From the Settings tab, tap Services & Voice. Under Music & Content, tap Add a Service. Tap on BBC Sounds Tap Add to Sonos. Follow the on-screen instructions to add the music service account.Mac or PC:Open the Sonos app. Under the Select a Music Source section, click on Add Music Services. Click on BBC Sounds Follow the on-screen instructions to add the music service account.Users outside of the United Kingdom will still be able to listen to BBC live radio through Sonos Radio. Cheers,James L.
Can someone verify that the 2022 NEO Samsung TVs work correctly with ARC/Beam? I know previous years models did not and people ended up using the HD Fury Arcana. I am about to do an install and the client is demanding Samsung, Specifically the QN90B, has anyone tried that model with the sonos arc and/or beam?
Introducing Roam ColorsHARDWARE NEWS
Hi all, Today we announce three stylish colors for our ultraportable Bluetooth smart speaker, Sonos Roam.Express Individual Style with New Colors for Sonos Roam: Olive, Wave and SunsetSonos’ ultraportable smart speaker Sonos Roam is now available in three new hues: Olive, Wave and Sunset. Influenced by natural serenity, evening skies and outdoor living, Roam’s new colors are as versatile as the speaker itself, complementing interior and outdoor styles while still harmonizing with the rest of the Sonos system.Olive: Inspired by lush landscapes from desert cacti to pristine park gardens.Wave: Drawing from the serenity of coastal beaches and backyard poolside oases. Sunset: Influenced by painted desert sands and vibrant evening skies.Sonos Roam all five colorsAn ultraportable companion, Roam lets you stream all your favorite content on WiFi and Bluetooth, offering waterproof durability and all-day battery life to keep you connected wherever your curiosity takes you. All three new colorw
Does anyone know what’s the firing angle of the drivers that produce the virtual surrounds in the Arc? (the second and the one before the last one). I can’t get them to impact on the rear wall, so I’m suspecting the room might be too big, making them to impact on the side walls. If there’s a chart for this, it would really come in handy.Thanks for any input!
I’ve followed the process of adding a new internet radio station to Sonos (AAC streaming). It appears to add ok, but when ‘Play’ is pressed, nothing happens. Other radio stations play fine through TuneIn and other radio services such as myTuner Radio.I used the advice in https://support.sonos.com/s/article/260?language=en_US, and have added the station using both the Windows client application, and the Android app. Neither will play in Sonos.The station URL in question (https://edge.iono.fm/xice/fmr_live_high.aac) plays just fine in a web browser.There are a number of threads that discuss issues with TuneIn in the UK, but the workaround suggested was to add the URL manually - but that doesn’t work for me either.Any tips?
Could we get clarification on what ports are used for the source and destination from configure your firewall page?
Hi,I’m trying to setup a network firewall with multiple VLANs. I found the page telling us which ports that we need to open up for sonos to work with a firewall in place. Currently the page only tells us what port and protocol (TCP / UDP) that sonos uses.I would like to know the source and destination for the firewall rules. Could we get more clarification in a format that also tells us the reasoning, source, destination, port, and protocol? Possible example below:Music Services Source: Sonos Device Destination: Internet Port 80 and 443 Protocol: TCP Sonos App Control Source: Client (iOS, Android, Mac, etc...) Destination: Sonos Device Port: xxx Protocol: UDP Casting Music: Source: Sonos Device Destination: Client (iOS, Android, Mac, etc...) Port: 30000-65,535 Protocol: TCP Reference to the page that lists all the ports that sonos uses:https://support.sonos.com/s/article/688?language=en_US
Enhanced Clarity for ArcSOFTWARE NEWS
Thanks to a recent update, your Sonos Arc now delivers even crisper dialogue and more vivid detail.Arc now features our latest center channel array algorithms that enhances dialogue clarity. This improvement takes effect even when Speech Enhancement is not enabled.You may also notice greater detail in music and TV. We adjusted the speaker’s tuning for different types of content, which enhances overall clarity.Because this update substantially changes how Arc processes and localizes content, previous Trueplay™ settings cannot be applied to this update. After downloading the latest software release, Arc will be updated to its new standard tuning with improved clarity. In order to get the best listening experience in your room, we recommend retuning your Arc with Trueplay™.To get the latest update for Arc, all you’ll need to do is ensure your S2 app and system is up to date. In the Sonos app, go to Settings > System > System Updates > Check for Updates.
Upgrade Your Sound With Sonos RayHARDWARE NEWS
Hi All,Today we announce Sonos Ray, a compact soundbar with impressive sound for its size.Blockbuster Sound from Sonos RayRay raises the bar for at-home entertainment with new acoustic innovations that deliver balanced sound, crisp dialogue and solid bass. Sonos RayRoom-Filling Sound: Custom-designed waveguides project sound from wall to wall, and advanced processing accurately positions elements throughout your room so you feel like you’re at the center of the story. Precisely Balanced: A new bass reflex system with a proprietary design delivers thrilling lows with perfectly weighted bass, while custom acoustics precisely harmonize mid and high-range frequencies. Tuned to Perfection: Like all Sonos speakers, Ray was tuned with the input of the Sonos Soundboard, a collection of leaders across music, film and more. Fine tune the sound even further with Trueplay to create the ideal listening experience for any room.Enhanced Listening: Sonos’ Speech Enhancement ensures even greater clari
Has anyone had a Roam Speaker emit a loud and disturbing sound that couldn’t be stopped unless the speaker is powered down? It sounded like a giant amplified cicada was hovering above me. Support had me power down and then up again. It’s again playing as designed. I’m told if it happens again, they will replace. It was a very unpleasant experience.
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