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Updated 09/06/23HelloWhether you are a current Sonos user or a first time visitor looking for pre-sales information...Welcome. We hope you’ll find the information useful.The chart below provides a “snap shot” of the Sonos speaker line-up for quick reference. As it’s a community member project it is not an official Sonos piece. However, it has been vetted by Community Moderators for accuracy. It will be updated when new information is released by Sonos.Be sure to check out the Era 300, Era 100 and Move 2 which are Sonos’ newest additions to its speaker line (thus far for 2023)! FYI, the Era 100 makes an interesting comparison versus the One/One SL.There is a line item in the chart titled Works with Sonos App S2/S1. Those speakers that align with S2, S1 or both are noted.If you purchase a product that is S2/S1 compatible and introduce it into a system that is comprised of S1 products (multiple or single) the S2/S1 product will downgrade to S1 level. That means it will not receive any S2
Published 5/10/20 Exciting things are happening at Sonos. They have just announced the June 10, 2020 release of a much anticipated addition to their family of Home Theater speakers. That being the Sonos Arc with Dolby Atmos. An obvious question is how will the Arc fit into the Sonos line-up apart from the fact that it is capable of bringing the Dolby Atmos experience to home theater entertainment? Hopefully the chart below will answer some of those questions. As you review the chart keep in mind that those points highlighted in blue are footnoted. The Sonos Amp has been added to this group; although not technically a speaker, it can be used in Home Theater to power 3rd party speakers for left/right front channels or Sonos in-wall (left/right) architectural speakers by Sonance. Doing so it approximates the Center channel referred to as a “phantom center”. It can also be used to drive a pair of 3rd party speakers (typically book shelf or in-ceiling) as surrounds. Sonos in-ceiling
With the release of the Sonos One (Gen2) you may have questions as to how it compares to the Sonos One (Gen1) and its not so distant cousin the Sonos Play:1. Rest assured that all three speakers are top notch in terms of build quality, internal components, attention to detail and deliver the outstanding audio experience you expect from a Sonos speaker. In a blind listening test you'd be hard pressed to choose one over the other (if at all). [b][i]Update 2019[/i][/b][i]:[/i] [i]In addition to[/i] [i]Amazon Alexa, Google Voice is also available as a programmable [u]single choice[/u] voice assistant on the Sonos One (Gen 1&2).[/i] Please use the chart below as a reference tool for your buying decision: [img]https://uploads-eu-west-1.insided.com/sonos-en/attachment/e69ff60d-2f31-4211-87f7-5ab2c71b210a.png[/img] [img]eac1033f-a88b-4437-a0ed-019afdf65f57.png[/img]
Updated: 02/14/21 (see Notes below for additional information)This chart has been adjusted to showcase those speakers shown in the picture above which are current in the Sonos catalogue. The Sonos Arc is the newest addition to the family of Sonos speakers. It brings Dolby Atmos sound to the Sonos Home Theater listening experience. Although not listed in this chart click the link under Notes to view a detail of it compared to other Sonos.The Sonos Five with subtle cosmetic changes has replaced the Play 5.The Sonos Sub has been upgraded to a 3rd generation with the addition of an infinity button for setup and a few internal upgrades. In addition to the above Sonos has listened to it’s audience and incorporated in the S2 software the ability to add two subs for increased low-end performance. Home Theater enthusiasts will find this feature a welcome addition. The Playbar and Playbase are included only for reference; as they are discontinued, but still may be available via 3rd party res
Hi, we have recently moved into a property that has veiling speakers throughout the house (they seem to be in nearly every room!) and external one also. All are hardwired in and areas where it’s designated for a TV seem to have amplifiers and there is 3 boxes wired up in the mechanical room that I believe are related to the speaker system.I’ve not even tried to get anything working with the gear that is there currently. I’d like to get this working with sonos but have no idea what would be needed and how I’d go about it.I’d like some advise on what Sonos products I’d need and then how I’d go about getting this working.Thank you!
I was about to buy a Sonos Five speaker (discounted now) because we’re moving and I will switch to Sonos. But I just found out, the speaker was released in 2020. I don’t need it immediately and I am willing to wait a few months. Haven’t found any info online either if a new version is in the pipeline. Of course there is the ERA 300 but since I’m listening to non Dolby Atmos music most of the time, the Five might still be the better choice? Also: I will connect my Technics SL-1200 and listen to records.
Hi there I am trying to set up some sound for a retail store. The store is about 50m2 (500 sqft). It’s a dispensary so I def. want to create a vibe in there but not blast it super loud. Behind the counter there is a flat surface with plenty of space to put a record player and speakers. Am I better off buying two fives or 4 smaller ones with a sub ? How would I connect the vinyl player to the system ? I know it can connect to the Fives, can it also connect to smaller speakers ? Since it is a retail store with rotating staff I want something fool-proof, so a wired solution between record player and speaker is preferred over anything Bluetooth. Thanks for any help !
I am in the initial planning stages of a system for a new home currently under construction - more on that later. Right now, quick question - If I have a Sonos Amp powering 4 ceiling speakers, can I wirelessly connect a Sonos Sub to that as well? So my Amp powers the 4 ceiling speakers and the powered Sub connects wirelessly and works as well? Or - would it need to be wired to the Amp RCA? Or - Am I better powering 2 ceiling speakers and a passive dual-voice coil sub in this zone? I am concerned that ceiling speakers alone will not give the depth and bass that a sub will add. I am brand new to Sonos - don’t own anything yet, but not new to home audio.
I need help please. I am in the UK with a UK credit card. I am trying to buy a Sonos speaker for my son who lives in Austria. Using the UK site it appears that there is no shipping option overseas. If I use the German site I have to put in my credit card address separately from the shipping address. As it’s a UK address it won’t accept it. Any suggestions? Thanks Drouthy
Hello. Perhaps forthcoming Sonos user here that is tinkering with the idea of replacing my Yamaha ecosystem with Sonos. But, before I hit the buy button, I’d like to get some insights.I’m considering to buy a Sonos Arc + Sonos Sub (gen3) + two Sonos Era 100 (placed behind sofa for TV-watching) to get a decent surround sound when watching movies and whatnot.But – can I expect that setup to perform well (or even awesome?) when I decide to listen just to music? Is there a simple way to switch to stereo listening (which I assume the app can help me with), and can I expect the audio to be … well … ‘pristine’?Me and my wife talked the other day about replacing our sound system, and also getting a vinyl player to be able to listen to our old records, just like we did in the 80:s/90:s, and I guess that’s possible as well. But the important question is regarding what I can expect of music listening in this sonos-setup, especially compared to what I’d get with a dedicated music-listening-setup.T
Hi,I have a sonos system made up of ARC + sub (gen3) I use to watch TV. It works well I don’t need to set up a 5.1 system. What I need is spreading the music better in my room (40m2) when I use the system to listen music. How I can get this target?… adding 2 one SL and putting them in asymmetrical way in 2 opposites corner could be helpful? or in alternative adding 1 ERA 100 could be sufficient? or other options?Thanks for your kind advices!!
I wan to get into vinyl and could use some advice on the best Sonos setup. After some initial research, it looks like a solid starting point would be the Sonos Five paired with a quality turntable.Currently, my setup includes four Sonos One SLs (wall-mounted) — one in the living room corner above the TV, two in the dining room, one in the kitchen — and a Play:1 in the office on a different floor.Here are the options I'm considering: Purchase a new Sonos Five along with a Pro-Ject T1 (potential savings if bought separately rather than direct from Sonos). Explore a second-hand Sonos 5 (gen2) along with a Pro-Ject T1 (or similar) Consider a second-hand Connect paired with a Pro-Ject T1 and continue using my existing One SLs and Play:1 (is this wise or possible) Additionally, I'm thinking about adding a Sonos Beam to mount under the TV (not right away).If not a Sonos Beam, would I be able to use the Five, move it and connect it to the TV on the occasional “movie night”?I'd appreciate y
Hello, I am trying to establish a limited setup on a deck which is located outside of a living room. The deck has a new smart TV (TCL) which is entirely wireless. The deck has 4 in-ceiling wired speakers and two under-deck speakers facing the pool. All of the speaker wires go to an AV cabinet in the adjacent living room. What I want is to be able to watch TV and project the sound through all of the wired speakers and/or to have the TV silent or off and have music playing. How would I accomplish this with my current setup?If I hook a beam up to the TV and put an amp inside connected to the speakers, would that accomplish my goal? Would I need another amp to establish two zones (in-ceiling vs. under-deck) If I’m totally off, please educate me!
Hi all,I have a question. We are constructing a new house which has a medium/large kitchen area. I want a stereo setup in this kitchen. The speakers will have to be placed close to the ceiling (cannot do in-ceiling), the ceiling is quite high at 3,30m.I’m considering a pair of ERA 100’s (mounted at around 3,20m height) combined with a Sub Gen3. However, I cannot find any info online about this setup. Is this not a suitable setup? Or will it work? Or what other setup would you advise?Thanks in advance. Job
Hi, sorry about my english.I have Sonos Beam gen2, Sub Mini and 2 rear Sonos One Sl.My room is not too big, and I am in love with my set up.I am thinking about upgrade something. Do not now where i will find more improvement, going for an Arc or replacing the 2 rear One sl with 2 Era 300.I read about people can not hear dialogs as well as it must be with the ARC.Do Sonos use to made offers better on Christmas than Black Friday for Era 300 (15% off with renove plan now) or ARC (now 799 Euros?)
Hi everyone,I'm looking for an upgrade on my sound system. I own a sonos beam 2 for less than a year and im thinking about buying a speaker to have a better home cinema experience. It's almost the same price to buy one Era 300 or 2 Era 100 (500euros). Does anyone have any advice to help me in making a choice between these 2 options? To be more precise, my beam 2 is 4m in front of me in my 20 square meter room, and the couch is located against a wall where i would put the speaker(s) on (on each side if i get 2 speakers and probably centered if i get one) Thanks for any advice that can help. I wish you a good day
We have a large open space that is broken up by a few walls - The TV room is roughly 400 square feet, kitchen 300sq ft, Living Room 600 aq ft We have a Sonos Move we take all around the house. In the living room there are 4 in ceiling and a center speaker connected to the TV via Amplifier through HDMI ARC. Question -Should I go Beam under the TV and two ERA 100 with one in the kitchen and one in the living room to fill the downstairs with Music? Go with the Port on the Amplifier, add a Sub and two Era for the Living room and Kitchen Or is there a different set up you’d suggest? Again - filling the space with music is the main objective
Dear All, I would like to have your advice and solution proposal for the below case. I would like to purchase appropriate Amplifier, Speaker Selector and set of Speakers. The existing equipment I have and want to keep using is the following:1. Eight (8) ceiling speakers marked as yellow circles (check attached layout image). The model is “Artsound HAPPI, model HPRO 525”, System: 2-way coaxial, Frequency range: 60Hz - 20kHz, Amp power: 10 - 100W (recommended), Sensitivity: 88dB, Impedance: 8Ωhttps://www.artsound.be/en/speakers/inwall-loudspeakers/happi/78-hpro5252. All speaker’s cabling are concentrated at the concentration point marked with the red square.3. A Sony TV and Network switch to connect via Ethernet to the Router -> Internet I would like to:1. Play music (select audio files or radio) from PC or Mobile phone and stream to the speakers2. Select from PC or Mobile phone the group of Speakers to stream the audio (Speaker Selector from 1 up to 3 speaker groups, R
Hi. Looked through the forums but haven’t really found a similar dilemma, if there is a similar thread i’d be glad to be linked to it.So I’m looking to purchase a speaker or 2 for my entrance /kitchen area. The problem I have is that I need something that serves both the living room and kitchen area. Right now I have a Era 300 placed in the most top left red circle, on the 1.5m shelf. It works fine if you’re sitting at the table but is sounding abit distance if you are standing in the kitchen area. I’m planning on moving the era 300 in to the living room anyway to pair with my other 300 in there and arc to make a surround system.I’ve been perhaps looking at buying 2x era 100 and placing one where the era300 is (top left circle) and the other one on the window board (top right circle in kitchen area) and maybe paring them stereo. However i’m unsure how the sound experience will be in the kitchen if they are paired as stereo since there is a wall that kind of blocks one speaker from the
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