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Hey, I got turned on to Sonos a few years back when I went to a couple of parties and they simply ended up being a Sonos party; you know the ones where you take turns in putting a single song and your life thereafter is judged by everyone on the single song you chose! (I still claim that Starship are an awesome group!) Currently I have a single Play 1 (no idea on what generation) which sits in the dining room and will either play there at parties in the winter or will get moved into the garden (though range is an issue) in the summer. Whilst it is suitable for the smaller rooms I do want to build on it. I also have an older (and at the time expensive) separates AV/HiFI home cinema setup that I do not really use. The general idea was to purchase a Play 3 for the dining/garden rooms (ie for the parties) and another Play 1 and a sub for a 2 x play 1 + Sub. Eventually I would move to a sound bar and then move the play 1's into separate rooms. So my questions are: 1. Will
I own playbar/sub - need play 1s? or play 3s?
Hi Im' looking for some opinions and guidance on what I should buy. I have the playbar/Sub / play 5 - I'm looking to get either the play1 or play 3 to complete the surround sound cinema setup. What do you guys think is best.? My living room is medium size. Do the play 3 allow for surround set setup (both 1 and 2nd gen)? Is there a 1/2nd gen on the play 1s? Is there a big difference in sound from the 1 and 3? I appreciate any feedback. Thanks.
sonos set up
hi, i'm moving into a new house that used to have a sonos set up. The wiring was attached to two zp80's as such... 1 speaker in two separate bathrooms attached to one zp80 and 1 speaker in the kitchen attached to another, which was subsequently fed into an amp (I believe) The amp and two zp80's have been removed leaving three speakers and the wiring. I think I would like to have two zone's (bathrooms and kitchen) and was wandering what the best way to approach this is. I am new to sonos so unsure how to go about this. Thanks in advance rich
Starting out - Playbar and TV
I'm looking to begin my foray into sonos speakers. I am going to be purchasing the playbar soon and a new television. I have narrowed it down to these 3 options: Sony Bravia 55XD7005 Samsung UE55KU6400 LG 55UH661V I presume the Sony will function okay as its Sony? I know that the playbar works with an optical connection will the other two tv's be able to handle it ok without any issues? Cheers.
Starting up from scratch
After getting used to the sonos set-up at work it's made me want to get it installed at home, but not wanting to spend a shed load!! Am I right in thinking all I need are the speakers I want and connecting them to my home WiFi? Or is it worth getting a bridge to keep away from home network? I was thinking for one of the larger speakers for the living dining room set in the middle and if they supply them a ceiling speaker for the kitchen and bathroom? Thanks for any help and advice? Like I said I'm not wanting to spend a lot which looks very easily done.
Sonos Connect amp Running hot
I set up Smart Bus Z audio Azaan module with Sonos connect amp via line in. I've noticed that it look normal while not on line in and play via mobile but it can become really hot while on line in and when track is playing which is almost 20 minute in length but volume lower than 50% it get extreme hot cant even touch it so plugged it off. Ii kept it on wooden cabinet which hanging on wall and alone in shelf without door. kindly give me suggestion what else i can do
Can I setup a SONOS this way? (AV receiver related)
I like what I've read about SONOS, but can't seem to figure out how to solve my situation. My use of the system would be more as a home theater as I will rarely be using for music alone. The real attraction is the wireless capability, and I really don't care much about streaming music. My current setup is an Onkyo AV receiver, ext. speakers + subwoofer. I tend to watch a lot of TV using a headphone, using the headphone jack on the AV receiver connected to a bluetooth transmitter. This is to avoid disturbing family, or while watching programs with lot of swear words / or when the kids are studying. This feature is a must, and as I understand, SONOS does not have a headphone out so I can't really do it on the standard setup. What are my options? Is there a way to connect SONOS to a AV receiver - for e.g. have all my sources connect to the AV receiver via HDMI (as I do now) and somehow get audio out to the playbar? I'm not very familiar with home theater setups but I just can't seem
Most economical setup for 3 rooms; new customer
I am interested in getting some Sonos equipment, but not necessarily the most expensive. I would like speakers in 3 rooms, and think 1 speaker in each would be fine. The options are a bit overwhelming, so would like input from those who have experience. Ideally, I would like to play one channel (from Calm) on all 3 simultaneously. I might start with 2 rooms, and then add one later, depending upon the cost. Thanks. Ruth McClain
Sonos for my factory gym
I have a factory that I run a small crossfit style gym out of. I'm looking to upgrade my audio and like the look of the wireless speakers for the multi rooms, however I'm concious of the size of the main part of the gym. Would multiple of the bigger speakers suffice or do I need a commercial variety? Main gym area is around 200sqm and has a high roof.
Expanding my system
So I currently have a play bar and 2 play 1's connected to the TV in the dining seating area, I have a play 1 in every bedroom and z play 5 in the loft room. I currently have nothing in the lounge connected to the TV, can I relocate the play 5 to use with the TV and buy 2 more play 1's or should I go all out and buy another play bar and 2 x play 3's??
Using Sonos with the Apple Music App directly
Hello I'm very interested in having a Sonos setup in my home. I have one big concern which is using the Sonos App When friends and family come around they will need to install the app to play music? Unless i have got the wrong end of the stick and we can stream directly from the Apple Music App? Thanks Mark
Can Play:3 be placed in two different rooms?
After reading several different sites for product descriptions and reviews I am still unclear if a single Play:3 system is right for me. I'd like to have 2 speakers in the living room setup as a pair and the other speaker upstairs in my bedroom. Is this possible with buying only one Play:3 system? My understanding of some of the descriptions is that all three of the speakers need to be in the same room (one for left, one for right, and they don't really say what the third one is for). My question is: Can I take the third one upstairs to my bedroom, or is that going to leave a void in the sound downstairs?
Should I replace my hifi separates with a Sonos system?
My system comprises an all British set of separates, including a pre-amp and mono blocs. It still sounds great after twenty years, but things change and technology marches on. Whereas I used to listen to CD's, I now stream my music via AirPlay. A Cambridge Audio DAC is the interface between the hifi and Apple TV. I'm considering selling the whole system and replacing it with Sonos kit, principally for music but also to integrate and upgrade my TV sound. My question is, should I expect the Sonos units to be truly comparable to the high end hifi I've known for years?
To sub or not to sub...
I realise at the outset that views shared here will be entirely subjective, but... I've finally taken the leap to Sonos (from a Heos Home Cinema) and I couldn't be happier at the moment. Everything has been flawless so far... simple setup, perfect integration, amazing sound quality. I initially went with a Playbar, two Play 1's as surround, and a Play 3 in the master. I opted NOT to go for the sub initially given the relative cost. With both the Heos and it's predecessor (a Pioneer system) I had a separate sub. Although the bass is clearly present when playing music on the Playbar, I'm not so aware of it on TV/films. So I'm looking for views from others both with the same config (playbar/play 1's) both with and without the sub. Did it hugely impact your experience adding the sub? Or maybe you're on the other side and don't feel the sub is necessary? For reference the listening room is a 'large' lounge (by UK standards), but the listening position is fairly close to th
ideas for using miles to add to my Sonos collection
Sonos decision Okay so here comes an odd and detailed question on sonos system. I traveled for work for many years and have accumulated 112K miles on United Airlines. I do not anticipate using them to fly so i would like to use them for expanding my sonos collection on their shopping site. That is my budget, 112k miles. The biggest problem i want to solve is i want my sonos to play my tv sound regardless of what is being input to it, (cable, Roku, Apple TV, dvd player). I currently do not have a receiver but it is an option. I know the simplest solution is the Playbar but the miles i have is only enough for the Playbar not the subwoofer. I have two problems with this. first, i already have a soundbar/wireless sub solution for the tv and its inputs which is okay sometimes except for the one situation that i am trying to solve. My home is has high ceilings and all ceramics tile floor so it is like a cave. The sound form my current setup or any setup i image, goes throughout t
Own a play:1 pair, what to get next?!
Quite a simple really. I currently own two play:1 set as a stereo pair at one end of my open plan rectangle living room dining room (facing into the room from the dinning room end wall but clearly audible from the living room). They really are great speakers for the size and I am now looking into my next sonos purchase. These are the options I am considering; 1/ Add a sub to my current setup. 2/ Buy a play:5 to replace my current setup (which would then be distributed between the kitchen and bathroom) which would also allow me to add a record player in the future but loose out on the stereo separation I now enjoy. 3/ Buy a play:1 for the kitchen and for the bathroom. I had thought about the soundbar but I am a little put off by what I have read about DTS and TV pass-through issues. So tell me, what would you do?
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