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I am remodeling my house and putting in 12 zones. I am considering two basic approaches and would appreciate input on my choice: 1) Purchase a multi-channel amplifier. Connect amp to speakers in each zone. So speaker cables would run from the AV closet to each of the sets of speakers in each room. Connect 12 Sonos Connects to the multichannel amp. These Sonos Connects could stay in the AV closet. OR 2) Purchase 12 Sonos Connect AMPS and connect the AMPS to the speakers in each room. I would wire most of the AMPS to the network for improved signal strength. The Sonos AMPS could be kept in the AV closet also. Which is best? I'm focused more on music quality, functionality, signal reliability etc.. Cheers, Andrew
Is there any difference (or advantage) in using a Boost instead a Wi-Fi Extender? I've recently faced some problems with four Play 1 units, grouped to play music simultaneously from an online music station in a Gym. The music turned off irregularly, but after having set-up a simple Wi-Fi Extender, connected with a cable to one Play 1, the system turned out to be stable.
Just bought a new property and having all cabling re-done, so wanted to get the music system installed at the same time. I currently own 2 x Play 1 only with a view to buying additional kit based on recommendations. I have 3 kids rooms which I intend to use a Play 1 in each for, that's the easy part! I have a small cinema room that will require 5:1, I have 2 bathrooms that I want to fit appropriate ceiling speakers in and a ceiling speaker in the kitchen. I also want to install an outdoor speaker. I have 2 x Wharfdale free standing wired speakers I would like to use in the cinema room. I will have a comms cabinet with network switch fitted in the loft. I'm guessing I can just use a connect in the loft with my current amplifier, but not sure how to use the bathrooms individually through the Sonos amp - please help lol!! Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Greetings, Looking to make the conversion to a whole home sonos system. Before I shell out the big bucks I have a question on delay. The Goal: getting TV audio from Direct TV to lip sync with outdoor speakers (I want to watch my outdoor TV with audio coming over my patio speakers vs the tv's speakers) I would be purchasing a Connect to broadcast my TV audio from living room receiver to a Connect AMP. Connect AMP would be approx 25 ft from Connect and then an additional 20' of speaker wire to my outdoor speakers. Can someone confirm if there is a delay in lip sync as I suspect there will be? I am aware that TV's have video delay features but that is a big risk to take if it doesn't match perfectly. Lip sync is a huge pet peeve of mine when it is milliseconds off. If there is no solution does anyone have a suggestion to how I accomplish my goal? One suggestion would possibly be to purchase a playbar and connect to outdoor TV. That won't work for us; the reason for s
Hello!... I'm trying to figure out how to connect my U-turn audio turntable to my Sonos Connect:Amp. Here is what I'm assuming that I need to do: Uturn Audio Turntable [b][u]connected to[/u][/b] Art DjPre II Phono PreAmp [b][u]connected to[/u][/b] Sonos Connect:AMP and Klipsch RP-150M connected to Sonos [u][b]Connect:AMP[/b][/u] Is this the right setup to have my turntable play on my sonos speakers and on the wired ones? Appreciate your help! Thanks!
Hi - I currently have a 5.1 setup in my living room with (1) Playbar, (1) Sub, and (2) Play 1's. I also have a Play 1 in my dining room that I use when combining everything and playing music throughout the house. I collect vinyl records and need to know what the best setup is for my system. 1) Can someone link me to a few turntables that work easily with the Sonos? 2) Would it be better to get a Play 5 and connect that directly to my turntable? If I do, can I play music thru that Play 5 only or can I play music throughout the entire house? 3) I don't have an Amp, so I assume I'd need the ConnectAmp if I don't go the route of the Play 5? Or could I use the Connect. That way I can just send the music to all my current speakers. Ideally, I'd like to play music throughout the entire house from my turntable but I realize it may be easier to get the Play5 and just play it in my office area. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
Hi, I have a small 1050sqf 2 bedroom NYC apartment. I am first looking for a completely wireless 5.1 utilizing the soundbvar, meaning none of the speakers will be able to be plugged into an ethernet as the cable modem / router, is all located in a closet. The living / dining area is 1 large room that is 12' 4" x 27' 9" with the actual movie viewing area being 12'4" x roughly 13'. Also have 1 bedroom that we would like 1 speaker in for music that is 11xs15. Any suggestions?
I have 2 plays 1s in my kitchen diner (25-30 ft x 12 ft approx), I was surprised for the size at how good they sound and am very happy with them. I am looking to add to the same room (sightly rushed by the price rise tomorrow!) and am considering the following options: 1 - A sub. Expensive and a one trick pony to an extent. I do though have a couple of good spots where I could put it. 2 - A play 5. Cheaper than the sub and offers some flexibility but I do not think I could place it centrally between the 2 1s without compromising where the 1s go. I could place it up the other end of the room from the play 1s (which is generally the end that I sit) but I fear the 5 would over power the 1s? 3 - 2 more play 1s for a 2nd stereo pair. Obviously the cheapest option and I could effectively place them so that each of the 4 would be pretty much in a corner. Thoughts appreciated.
In our bedroom we have a clock radio on which we use as an alarm and listen to the news every morning. We also have our 20-year-old stereo receiver with CD player and turntable wired to floor standing speakers that we listen to only a few times per year. We both want more music in our lives. Can I get Sonos 5 and be done with it, or is there a less expensive alternative that uses some of the existing equipment? (I do understand that we have to get our music onto the network, but I don't know how expensive or satisfactory streaming is.) Thank you for your suggestions.
Need help with a speaker strategy. I am moving into a new apartment and am not sure what my setup should be I currently have 1 play 5 1st gen 1 play 3 1 play 1 I'm open to buying another speaker to pair, prob either a play 1 or play 5 I've attached a floorplan My initial thought is two play 1's on the tv stand - paired a play 5 in the kitchen in the same zone as the 1's and then the play 3 in my bedroom any thoughts/ideas on this? would the paired 1's and a 5 work well together and basically give me good coverage in the living room and kitchen? also, the furniture in the floorplan is not my actual furniture, just the company's ad floorplan. open to any suggestions, thanks [img]1b9d91f6-1c29-4430-ad9f-f81879b74319.jpg[/img]
Hello, can you all please help me with best setup given my existing components? I am either going to get another Play 5 for a 2 x Play 5 plus Sub setup... or, get 2 x Play 1 for a 1 x Play 5, 2 x Play 1 plus Sub setup... It's very hard to figure out which to do! I am more concerned with quality music sound than any sort of surround sound set up. Please help!!
Greetings! Complete newbie here looking for some guidance. If I lay out my initial needs, can you point me in the right direction? Firstly, my wife bought me a Crosley turntable for my birthday. I have no existing speakers, and up until this point, the extent of my music listening experience has been through the Pandora app on my Smart TV, or iTunes on my cheap little Bluetooth speaker. I know, I know, but we all have to start somewhere, right? Anyway, I bought a phono preamp for my turntable, so now I just need to figure out my set-up. The turntable will most probably reside in my home office, which is upstairs away from the rest of the house. I say “probably” because that’s where I’ll get the most use out of it for now, but it’s possible that eventually I’ll want to move it downstairs once my kids get older, and my wife figures out our furniture needs (we only recently moved in to this house, and we don’t have much). So, the obvious choice appears to be to purchase a P
I am in a dilemma! I would like to use a mini system to my Sonos Connect and Play 1's. But nobody will recommend something compatible. I understand it isn't good to recommend other companies products but I would like to play CD and my USB turntable through the same system to my Sonos! Can anyone recommend a medium priced CD mini unit and with what it requires the specification requirements needed to connect wirelessly to my Sonos please? Like (0) Quote More
Hi all. Just completed building my workshop and need to get Sonos in there, however I'm concerned about the temperature issues. Not sure which Play device would best cope with the cold weather or if a connect amp would be better. Worshop is insulated and plywood lined but insulation is minimal. Any help or advice would be appreciated! Regards Dave P.S. Any update on Echo integration Ryan?
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
Hello. I currently have a Playbar connected to my Panasonic 55" plasma TV. I'm looking to accomplish a couple of things here: 1) Create a 5.1 home theater setup using my existing Playbar. The ideal solution would include in-wall speakers and a non-Sonos sub. Is this possible with the Playbar, in-wall speakers, a Connect, a Yamaha RX-V679BL 7.2 receiver, and a sub? 2) I want to add speakers to my deck/patio as a separate zone. I want to do so utilizing the same receiver mentioned above as well as (I'm assuming) another Connect. Is this possible? Thanks for any help you can provide!
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
Will the Sonos Playbar support Dolby 5.1 with my new Sony X930D 55" television? I see some people say it will not but also that Sony released a firmware to allow Dolby 5.1 pass through via optical out. Would that give me 5.1 through the Playbar? I will be connecting only a Fire TV and PS4 to the television. My primary television watching is done through Netflix, Sling TV, Playstation Vue, and Kodi. I will not be hooking up a blu-ray player so no DTS shouldn't be an issue. Thanks!
I want to replace part of my B&O installation with Sonos equipment. The current setup is the following: BEOCENTER 3 as a central Hub. Connected (on the "in-side") to this are : Satellite decoder ; Telenet Decoder ; Radio/CD player ; DVD Player. on the "out-side") a Panasonic TV Plasma operated only as a screen ; 1 B&O Subwoofer Beolab 2 ; 4 B&O speakers Beolab 8000 (Front Left and Right - Back Left and Right) ; 1 Central Front speaker B&O Beolab 3. I want to replace the sound part with SONOS ( Playbar ; Sub and 2 Play s 1,3 or 5's). Can anyone advise on if this is possible and how? Thnx in advance.
I've just won a Connect (ZP90) on eBay and want to use it to add Sonos to my bathoom (6'5" x 5'9" , 1.96m x 1.75m). I don't have much experience with audio tech so just looking for some advice on what to buy. I'm looking for fairly decent sound quality, though I'm not an audiophile, and good volume but it's only a small room. Amp: Am I right in thinking I need to buy an amp to power the speakers? If so, does price matter or would something like this be fine: http://amzn.to/2kJENgs (I'm planning on putting it all in the loft above the bathroom) Speakers: I'd be willing to go up to £100 or so but not sure if I need to spend that much, does stereo really matter for a bathroom or could I just get one speaker? Is there a specific stat I should be looking at? e.g. watts, ohms, amps etc? All advice welcome, thanks :$
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