My current set-up is a Beam + two Sonos One (gen 1) + Sub in the living room. Play-5 in the bedroom.
Overall I find that the Play-5 in the bedroom does not get used much and that in the living room (where I do end up listening to my music), while the Ones add a nice touch to movies I do not get as much stereo as I would like. Furthermore a number of my flac files cannot be played (so I end up playing those through Plex rather than directly through the music library).
Before the announcement and release of the Arc and the Five I was thinking of getting another Play-5 and then set up the living room with Beam+Sub+2xPlay-5 but with the play-5 in the front of the room (rather than the back) and just move the Ones to the bedroom.
With the new announcement I been wondering whether (a) should replace the Beam with the Arc to get (hopefully) flac support and/or (b) replace the Play-5 with 2xFive (as they cannot be matched & mixed) or (c) just stick with the original plan.
If the Five supported flac I would probably go with (b) as I have no TV media that would use Atmos and the tv is not that big (the arc would be wider than the tv).
(c) itself is not ideal with the Play-5 in the front and nothing in the back but no need to revisit sonos choice not to allow the Beam to be a centre speaker for a 5.1 set-up.
Was wondering if people had some suggestions/thoughts as well as other alternatives