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Hello All, I'm fairly new to the home entertainment system so I am looking for some advice on what is the best product to get that will suit my needs. I am hoping to install some (not yet looked into) internal ceiling speakers throughout my home, bathroom bedrooms living rooms etc. I am hoping there is something available that can connect either (wired or wireless) to all devices (phones, tablets and also TV) so I can play music in separate rooms, but also so I can play the audio of my TV through the ceiling speakers. I am hoping this is then controllable via an app so for instance, I can turn down the volume to my sons room when he plays XBOX! Does anyone know of a system that can achieve this? Any help on what is needed will be great!!
A few months ago I purchased the Playbar and just bought the sub last week. Very happy with both but am now looking to add two speakers for TV viewing as well as listening to music. This is for our basement which is about 450 square feet, so not very big. I've read lots of input and reviews for the Play 1 and Play 3 as well as the Play 5 speakers. I was set on the Play 3 but it doesn't seem to get as much love as the Play 1 for adding to a Playbar and Sub. Since I have the Sub already, I'm thinking the Play 5 wouldn't be necessary. I don't mind spending the extra $200 for a pair of Play 3's over the Play 1's if it is truly worth the extra money. If you had a Playbar and a Sub - what two speakers would you add ? Thank you, Gary
Hello, I'm building a new home and trying to plan out a whole home audio system based around Sonos, Amazon Echo Dot, Connect Amps, and external speakers. My main goals are to 1) have access to Sonos in most rooms of house, 2) Use Echo Dot, Connect Amp and ceiling speakers to voice control music in kitchen and master bathroom, 3) have 5.1 surround sound using playbar, subwoofer, and ceiling speakers. I would like to lay out my plans and hoping you all can tell me if it will work, how i could improve it, and if i'm missing anything. And of course all smart ass comments to tell me how stupid I am are welcome 1) Kitchen: Amazon echo dot wired to Connect Amp...and Connect amp wired to ceiling speakers in the kitchen. Basically want to be able to say to the Echo Dot to play music off Spotify/Amazon/Sonos. Also, at times I want the option of being able to use my iphone/SONOS App to play music on the kitchen speakers and zone them with other rooms if/when I want to (ie: play a song
Are there major functional differences between the current version of the Connect:Amp (ZP-120) and the prior version (ZP-100) that I should be aware of? I'll be using the amp to power two outdoor speakers and can pick up a ZP-100 for around $280 (vs $475 for the ZP-120) - would it be silly to go with the older model? I'll be building out a full home Sonos system over the next couple years and want this to integrate into that. Thanks!
I have a pretty nice wired receiver but I need to move to a wireless setup. I'm thinking of buying the Sonos Connect to attach to that receiver/amplifier, but I'm wondering what the point of even holding on to that amplifier/receiver is, considering that Sonos speakers are each independently powered. My understanding is that the receiver would continue to feed the Sonos Connect multiple sources like a record player, optical TV audio, etc. However, the Sonos Connect would not control the wired speakers attached to the receiver, and the receiver's amplifier would basically be a brick. If my understanding is correct, wouldn't I be better off selling my receiver/amplifier and using lining in audio to the Sonos Connect so it can send the music signal to each independently powered speaker? Not quite understanding the role of a receiver/amplifier when all speakers are independently powered.
Hi! Im building a setup in my parents new house with 8 different zones connected through connect amps. Have some questions hope somene could give me advice: 1) Starting from the facts that 1) CDs are outdated, that everything is in Spotify (or others) and 2) Theres Tune In Radio with the sonos app, my parents still want to be able to play CDs and to hear live FM (and AM ideally) radio with no delays (Tune IN radio adds some seconds or minute). All the setup its going to be centralized in a HUB, so I think I could add a CD/RADIO Tunner connected through the line in to one of the Connect Amps to be able to fulfill their requierements, but is there any good one you can recomend they can still play7pause/next/search frquency remoteley without needing to go to the hub (instead for introducing a CD in the player). I was thinking some that has an app to control through IOS or Android through the home WIFI network. 2) Any advice for the In-cealing speakers? I need some mono and some
I'm wondering if I can use a Sonos Connect:Amp to connect my Roku TV, LP player (currently played through my Roku TV built-in speakers), and two Echo Dots (instead of waiting for the formal 2017 Sonos/Alexa integration) to my two Sonos Play:1 speakers. I use one Dot and one Play:1 in my bathroom and all else in my living room. More specifically, I'm wondering: 1. If all my Dots will play through the Sonos system if only one Dot is plugged in 2. If I can add the built-in Roku TV speakers to my Sonos system, to use as an extra set of speakers while streaming music from non-Roku devices or watching Roku TV 3. If I can connect my Roku TV, LP player, and Echo Dots to the Connect:Amp simultaneously
Any recommendations on two play 1's vs. a play 5 for a kitchen/tv area setup? I am thinking of placing the unit(s) on the 3 foot high shelf ("short bookshelf" in picture) and was leaning to two play 1's for the potential to use as rear speakers for TV setup but that is really secondary and want to ensure nice sounding music fills the tv/kitchen space (vs. just if I am sitting on the couch) and potentially can be heard in dining room as background music so then thought the play 5 may be better at filling that space? So options I am thinking: 1) two play 1's on bookshelf 2) 1 play 5 on bookshelf (I lean towards this) 3) 1 play 5 and subwoofer (but may be too costly for now) 4) 2 play 1's and subwoofer (but may be too costly for now) Any thoughts would be appreciated!
Hi, I recently purchased two play 1's for my home office and set them up in stereo setting and really appreciate the output. As such, I have contemplated adding more Sonos units to my main living space. The primary purpose for the system is to play Spotify but would be a bonus if it worked as rear speakers if possible with my current TV/ home theater setup. [b]Current Equipment:[/b] - Denon AVR-S710W 525-Watt 7.2 Channel 3D Home Theatre Receiver - Mourdant Short (2 wall mounted speakers + 1 centre channel) [b]I am trying to determine if I should:[/b] 1) buy a Connect + 2 play 1's and use them as rear speakers for TV and also use them for music + a subwoofer 2) buy a play 5 since its new and use it for music alone and maybe later if new play 3's come out get two and move the play 5 elsewhere 3) In future, I may want to add wall mounted 2 Play 1's in diagonal corners of the dining room as well. Looking for thoughts on this placement as the room is a bit of a hexagon s
Hi, I would like to start using Sonos with my speakers instead of my existing B&O sound system. I was thinking about buying Sonos Connect to my active beo lab 8000 speakers and the remove my existing sound system? Also I hoped to be able to connect the audio output from my new TV through the Sonos unit and the out to the speakers? If it´s not possible to connect my TV through the the Sonos unit then I have to connect my speakers seperately to both the TV and the Sonos unit and I want to avoid that if possible?
I'd like to add a Play 1 to my existing home theater system that I have a TV, CD player and 2 video disc players connected to. I'd like to play audio from all devices through the Play 1 and I assume I need a Connect to do so Is that correct? Assuming I do, an issue is: all of my RCA speaker outputs of my RX-V475 are taken by the surround sound speakers. I do have open AV OUT RCA jacks but if I hook the Connect to those jacks, will it transmit any component audio signal playing through the amp to the Play 1? What jacks on the amp should can I run the Connect output to? Thanks in advance.
Hi, i have recently bought a play 5 and love it. However i would love to get the stereo effecr. I was wondering if it is worth getting two play 1's to go with the play 5 all in my room. So the play 5 would be at the front, and then the two play 1's would be behind, making the stereo effect. Would this work? Im not sure how the grouping feature works in the sonos app.
First steps with Sonos ... We have an open plan living/dining/kitchen area, around 6m x 8m, with a couple of central pillars. Kitchen in one corner, lounge space along one long half, utility space in remaining corner. Would we be best with: - 2 x 5's one at each end of lounge space, perhaps a 1 in the kitchen. Maybe overkill? - 1 x 5 centrally placed on long wall in lounge space. With two 1's in opposite corners. - 4 x 1's in each corner, maybe add a sub? Much appreciated!
I have about a 2,000sq foot open concept ground floor that is sort of horseshoe shaped and includes an office, dining room, living room, kitchen and den in one sort of continuous wrap around area. I want to fill it with sound from lots of sources for a very wide sound stage for music. My budget is about $1,600 so here is what I'm looking at: Starting on left end of horseshoe a play 1, then progressing into the living room a Play 3. Corner of living room a sub, opposite side of living room going into kitchen a play 3, far end of kitchen in den area a play 1. Pair both 3s in stereo and true play tune w sub. Pair both play 1s in stereo mode as well so you stand in center you have a play 1 and 3 on the left as left channel and a play 1 and 3 on right as a right channel. Group the whole thing together. My reasons are as follows.....2 play 3s and two play 1s (all are 15 feet from each other) are better sound stage than a pair of play 5s. I want to be able to stand almost anywh
Hi I'm proposing to buy a Player, sub & 2 Play 1 speakers and need to know whether the system would be compatible with my Samsung UE75KS8000. You list the 55KS800 TV as compatible but the 75" is not mentioned when you deal with the bigger sizes. Also, are there any issues with the Samsung 4K Blue Ray player? Thanks Nigel Cohen
Hello, I have 14 ceiling speakers in my house and I'm looking for an amp that would enable me to play music with the best possible control features. At the very least, I would like the following features: - control via an app - ability to play different music in different zones from different devices i.e. multiple phones I have no background in this field and I'm looking for advice on which amp/equipment will enable me to make my house into an exciting beat box!
I have a Samsung smart TV connected to a Samsung HW-K450 wirelessly, using Sound Connect - it cannot be wired as there's not enough space. I also have two SONOS PLAY:1, which atm I'm just using for music. What's my best option to keep TV and soundbar on their wireless connection, and add in the two SONOS PLAY:1? The soundbar doesn't have a line out. I thought of getting a sonos connect wired to the TV, but I'm not sure if I can output to two sources at the same time
I have 8 ceiling speakers in 4 different rooms in my house. Each room has already a volume switch for 2 speakers on the room. I bought a very cheap receiver and I don't know if I did it right, the receiver keep shutting off every 20 minutes. I think its because it doesn't have enough power. I'm willing to spend some money to get the right thing but I need to know what to buy...do I need an AMP and a Receiver? And if yes, which one will I need to power all these speakers with no problem for 6 to 8 hours???
Hi all, i intend on buying sonos speakers to listen to music in my roughly 80m2 living and dining room. Which speakers would you recommend? I assume 2 play 1 will not be sufficient, right? My budget is sufficient for max 4x play 1 or 2 play 3, or one play 5. Thanks a lot
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