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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
Updated: 05/15/20 (see Note below) These charts were developed to give you a snapshot feature/design comparison of Sonos all-in-one speakers. They are separated into two groups...those generally associated with Music and those generally associated with Home Theater. However, depending upon the application all the speakers in the charts can be used cross-functionally (Sonos Move has some restrictions). The charts should not be used as the determining factor for your buying decision. They are merely an aide to be used as a starting point based upon your individual/personal need(s). Every situation (while on the surface may appear to be similar) has specifics that does not fit into a "one-size-fits-all" scenario. The Community is still here to offer counsel and suggestions to assist you in building your ultimate Sonos system. NOTE: Information regarding Sonos Music Speakers for the Sonos Five; the successor to the Play: 5, and how it differs can be found in FAQ’s information regarding
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. I received an e-mail offering 20% off Sonos accessories through tomorrow, 2/1/23. The discount is supposed to be applied at checkout, without having to enter a promo code. Two days ago, I ordered a pair of Sanus speaker stands, that appeared to be 20% off, but I was actually charged full price at payment, so I canceled. Now, when I go back to sonos.com, none of the 20% off appears on any product despite the fact the sale is supposedly going on now. I was signed in when I ordered.I tried reaching the sales team via chat and phone, but no one is available. Does anyone know what is going on?
I am in the process of building a new house and we are in the framing stage. We are getting a new TV (Samsung Frame) which will be mounted over a fireplace. We currently have a Sonos Sound Bar , and two Ikea Bookshelf speakers set to surround sound.Mounting a Sound Bar is not going to be feasible above the fireplace since it is a frame TV. Since we are willing to buy all new equipment and prefer to go ceiling, what us the best option? Do I need bookshelf Speakers? Also, we like to extend 2 ceiling speakers in the kitchen area to extend music or tv as well.
I have a Samsung TV in my living room that I use an Apple TV on. I play podcasts on it and frequently stream SiriusXM through the TV. There are two wired speakers connected to the TV - just left and right - no surround.I would like to add wireless speakers in my office and bedroom that have the same audio from the TV so I can listen while moving around the house. I bought a One SL thinking this would work without really looking into it first. Now I’m realizing there doesn’t seem to be a way to connect it to the TV.Is something like this possible and what do I need to buy? I’m happy with my TV speakers and don’t necessarily want to replace them but I would be willing to add a soundbar if that would work.
I see that people have asked similar questions, but I can’t seem to find the right answer. I have today a couple of sonos:1’s and 1 sonos:5. The latter has a vinyl player connected to it. If I would like to also connect a CD player to the same sonos:5 I will need a Sonos Port or a sonos connect, OR can I merely buy one more Sonos:5 and connect the CD player directly into that? I realise that I would then need to locate the new sonos:5 right next to the existing sonos:5 and that may be silly. What to do? PS: I am using Spotity for conveniency, and vinyl for the best experience here but I do have a lot of CD’s with music that is not on Spotify so that is the reason behind it. Additional question: I don’t think the Sonos sound is very good, but probably just ok. Is there anything I can do to improve the sound apart from spending 2000$ to buy more speakers, a sub, etc?
Hi all! I was hoping someone would tell me what I need to buy for a great home theater system. Our family room is 22’ x 22’ (500 sq. ft.) and we have a TV and a bluetooth record player. Can someone tell me what I need to buy and where I need to hang/place it?
Hi all,I’ve had an email saying you can get 20% on the SONOS website. When I select the item I’m after, Sonos Stands for ONE, ONE SL and PLAY:1 white, and add it to my basket when I go to pay it reverts the price back to full price and not the discounted price. Is anyone else experiencing this? I’ve tried to contact/get hold of Customer Services however, I’ve not been successful as the email address I have keeps coming back as not in use.Any help is appreciated.
I am currently creating a home theatre setup in a family room that measures 18’x12’. I do not have the ability to install recessed wall speakers, and I do not wish to hang speakers off the wall. Can I use 4 ceiling Sonance speakers to be my front L+R and rear L+R, along with a sub and Arc for my centre channel? I am planning on hooking up the system to my television via the Arc.
Hi AllI have a Sony PS-HX500 turntable with built in pre amp. I currently have it running through an old amp and speakers which works well but I would prefer to be able to stream to the Sonos speakers I have in rooms around the house (a mixture of Beam, One, One SL, and Move) so I could listen to it anywhere. I’ve read so many articles but am still confused as to what would work and what would be best. The Port looks to fit the bill, but some reviews don’t seem great as regards sound quality. The Amp looks to fit the bill, and looks to have better reviews, but is obviously quite a bit more expensive. Both seem to offer functionality I don’t think I need. For what I want would either of these be better than the other, or is there a different solution in the Sonos range? I’d be interested to hear views from people who have either, or have found a different solution. TIA
Hello community I’m moving to a new house and planning to upgrade my sound system maybe to a somos 5.1.2 on my living room. The issue I’m facing i use a onkyo receiver 656 and many inputs connected to it and tv and projector on the output. With somos the sound bar just have one hdmi and I need to both tv and projectors working. I’ve spend sometime doing research but couldn’t find anything simple to. Does anyone has the same problem or have the solution for it?thanks in advance for any help.
We are nearing the end of construction for our new restaurant and I wanted to get some help on what to order. It will be one unit, about 3,000 square feet, divided into two units. There will also be a small outdoor patio.We are thinking to do 2 indoor speakers inside the larger part of the restaurant, and 1 on the smaller side, with two on the patio. We have 6 Sonos SL at our other restaurant (4 inside and 2 on patio) with a boost, and we have had a lot of issues with them. Speakers cut out and resetting them is so difficult. The boost isn't in a space that is provides much help. This new location will have more flexibility on what we get and where to put things. So my question is: What speakers would work best in this space, if we wanted one speaker to be separate from the other 4, and to avoid frequency/bluetooth issues, that require climbing up on a ladder and resetting each speaker and pairing and all that nonsense?
Hi guys!My first post here, so be gentle 😅I currently have one Sonos room with Beam/Submini/Ones, but am looking to get sound for another roomWhen looking at the prices now, the cost of two used, but good condition, Play5(gen2) is almost exactly the same as a new Five, here in Norway. What do you guys think I should go for? Can I expect the Play5s to lose its compatibility with S2 for example in the future?Thanks!
I’ve just moved into a new house and the previous owners had Sonos speakers installed throughout the house in the walls and ceilings. I think they are now legacy parts though and no longer work. I’d like to be able to upgrade them to currently supported parts. They had a ZP90 and a tower of Zoneplayer 120s installed in the cupboard under the stairs and I believe they are wired to the speakers installed in the ceilings of the various rooms around the house. What is the best way to upgrade them?
Hi,Finally joined Sonos and got myself a Beam Gen2, One and SL. Setup for home theatre is all done, and I’m very happy on how things connect, app setup and integration with Apple HomeKit. As happy I can be… I’m missing bass, all I have is a great experience but I love my movies and missing that punch. Dilema here is, Sub mini or Sub Gen 3Small apartment with living room and open concept kitchen. I will never be able to use sound over mid volume as it’s an apartment, on that note… Sub mini or Gen 3?Thanks in advance :)
Hi all, I am curious about the Sonos Upgrade Program. I selected one of the items I owned in the upgrade section to get the 15% discount, but it doesn’t state if you have to send your old device back or not. Like a trade-in. Or is Sonos just giving 15% off since you own a qualifying Sonos product? Thanks!
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