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Ambient music setup for multi floor retail showroom
I need to add ambient music throughout a 4 floor retail space. All floors are open floorplan and around 2500sqft. Needs to be as simple as possible. I was thinking 4x Sonos Era 100 per floor, one in each corner near the ceiling pointing towards the center, mounted with the Era 100 mount.Each floor will have its own wifi access point. What would be the best option for networking ands controlling all the speaker groups from one Ipad?Thanks!
Best Dolby Atmos speaker setup
Hi all,My house currently have a pair of ceiling speakers above my sitting area across the TV location, so it got me thinking what the best Sonos home theater set up to buy.Arc, Sub and 2x Era 300. This is the latest recommendation from Sonos, but it won’t use the speaker that’s already in place which seems to be a waste, and I wonder if the overhead sound by reflection would be as good as actual ceiling speaker. It also sucks that I can’t add an Amp since it exceeds the maximum number of speaker in a Sonos set up Arc and Sub, then add 1x Amp for ceiling speakers, and install 2x in-wall speaker paired with 1x Amp. Does this provide Atmos rendering? I don’t see in any documentation on whether this is more than what the Sonos system support. Would this be better than Option 1?Thanks for the feedback!
Era 300's vs Five's: Which to Buy for General Music Listening (Non-Dolby Atmos with Spatial Audio)
Hello EveryoneI know I broached this subject early on during the initial release of the Era 300 series, so please forgive any redundancy. Let’s begin...IMO, the Five as a single speaker or in stereo pair is better than the Era 300 in the same configurations; but not by much. I was able to do an extensive A/B comparison in the same room with my Five’s and Era 300’s. The Era 300’s have since been moved to another room.My music preference is smooth jazz as I prefer instruments for making comparisons versus having vocals disrupt (color) the mid-range. The music source was SiriusXM Watercolors and Apple Music downloads.Room dimensions19 ft Long 13 ft Wide 8 ft High (slightly textured ceiling and hardwood floors)Speaker Distances and Separation3 ft from front wall (single and stereo pair) 10 ft Listening distance from speaker position (single and stereo pair) 6.5 ft from left and right wall spacing for single speaker 3 ft from left wall and right wall spacing for stereo pair (7 ft separatio
A Buyers Opinion: Considerations When Upgrading to Sonos Era 300 or Era 100 Speakers
Hello EveryoneThere has been conversation regarding the logic of upgrading to the Era 300 or Era 100 speakers. Below is my opinion as to when an upgrade to the Era Series Speakers may (or may not) be warranted given your current Sonos setup. The following is from an empirical view point and by no means should be considered as a rule of thumb: but more correctly as a guide. Everyone has their own reason(s) as to when, why and/or should an upgrade be considered. My personal reasons are that I like the latest and greatest tech; not just Sonos, but other electronic manufacturers as well. Regarding Sonos, mine is by design to upgrade and sell the previous model to defer the cost of the new gear and get a decent ROI. Although Sonos products hold their value quite well...timing is also a key factor. People are more apt to buy used (pre-owned) electronics especially when the out-going product is still being sold on the manufacturer’s website and in stores at MSRP. I might also mention that
Help with Amp Port set up, do I have the right equipment for the job?
I recenly purchased the Sonos 2 Amp and the Port. I have a house that is wired with speakers that are driven through a Insignia 200w receiver/amp combo. My goal was to connect my turntable to the amp and connect 2 speakers direclty to the amp to get the best sound quality. I also wanted to be able to stream the music playing on my turntable to my Insignia receiver/amp and have the option of playing the music throughout the house. The rep at my local stereo store recomended that I purchase the Amp, plug the turn table into the amp along with the 2 speakers and then purchase the Port and hook the Ports up to my receiver/amp using the AV ports on boat. I connected everything and have beautiful music playing throu the Amp however I am not able to get the music to stream from the Amp to the Port to the receiver/amp. I am beginning to wonder if this is even a possible scenario. I have both the Port and Amp showing on my Sonos App and I don’t see anything that woulf be in the way except the A
Advice on Stereo or home cinema setup / purchase
Hello Sonos,I am looking for some advice.Living/living space 11m wide approx 7m deepI have a stereo/surround set that I want to replace. It is a 5.1set, so 2 front, 2 back, 1 middle and a subwoofer. Back+front+Middle speakers same size.I mostly use in stereo mode and can then have the back speakers also play along as so called 5 channel stereo. Surround very occasionally used.Can you advise me what to purchase. I am thinking about:2 x FIVE as front2 x Move as back (already have 1 and then handy to take along)1 x Sub1 x ARCFor stereo modeThen you use the 2xFive+SUB+2xMovesIn home theaterThen you use the SUB+ARC+2xMove as the back.Is this possible?Or is this "to much" Is it easy to switch from stereo set to surround set without going through all the settings each time?Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Sonos Upgrade Programme - Not auto applying
Is anyone in the know able to shed some light on this issue for me, as sonos support have been no help. I have an eligible product in my sonos system , that has meant I am eligible for the 30% discount under the upgrade programme. I was testing out my basket to see which items I could apply the discount to. On first attempt the discount from the upgrade programme seemed to auto apply. However I then emptied my cart. Since then the discount is not auto applying and I cannot see a discount code on my upgrade page. Even though it says the product is eligible and the discount is activated.Has anyone else experienced this issue please? Sonos support have been no help and just keep telling me they don’t know why it isn’t auto applying. Thanks is advance.
Upgrade discount for Sonos One Gen 2 ???
Hi,Purchased my sound system ~1 mo ago: Arc + 2 x Sonos One 2nd gen surrounds.Well of course they announced the Era 300. Ok, no matter I’ll get a 30% discount.Hmm 15%, okBut actually I’m not seeing any upgrade discount for Sonos One G2. (I do see for G1)..Jean
Add Sonos to house with wired speakers in 12 zones
I have recently moved into a house that was wired for multi-room audio several years ago (15+ years). I am looking to upgrade the system and would appreciate some advice/input.There are 12 zones all controlled by the devices in the above picture. One Onkyo stereo receiver and 4 Niles boxes. 6 of the zones have a control pad (connected to one box) and the other 6 zones (connected to the other box) just have a volume dial. Each zone has 2 speakersSeems a shame to remove the speakers and all the wiring that has been done.My goals are toHave a simplified system with less zones (don’t need speakers in most of the zones and will probably only go for 2 zones; inside and outside). I would leave more of the zones but the cost may be prohibitive? Ability to turn on or off, select source and control volume without having to go into the closet Ability to stream from normal sources (Apple, Spotify) without needing a phone to be nearby (don’t have any other sources) but also want to stream from a
Can I connect a Beam gen 1 with my One & One SL?
I Like to buy a Beam gen 1. But can I connect my One & One SL, and if so can I use them both as home cinema system as in just listening to my music? Im sort of on budget, that’s why I’m thinking bout buying a refurbished Beam but it’s a gen 1. Or would it be better to just buy a new Ray. (My apartment is only 50m2). Hope someone can advice me.Thank you
Need Advice on what I need to purchase
Hi - thank you in advance for your help. New to this so really looking for the expertise of the group. We are adding a kitchen addition and covered outdoor deck to our home. The electrician suggested 2 Sonos ceiling speakers for each area. He also suggested 2 Sonos receivers (I’m guessing he is referring to the amplifiers?). My questions:does this equipment sound correct? Why would we need 2 receivers? if we purchased just 1 receiver and 4 ceiling speakers, do we have the option of turning the deck ones off if we are not out there? Can we listen to 2 different sources in the 2 different areas at the same time (parents mysic on kitchen, kids music on deck?) can we add additional stand alone Sonos speakers in the future for the living room for example or out in the yard?thank you very much! Very excited about this
Advice for best music setup
Hi, which of these is better for just music?Sub mini + Beam Gen2 + 2x Era 100 as surround rear speakers. Sub mini + Beam Gen2 + 2x Era 300 as surround rear speakers. 2x Era 300 as stereo pair. 2x Era 100 as stereo pair.At the moment I am using number one from the above list and I am happy with the spatial audio but wondering if option 3 would be as good or better or the same?Also have read that some say 2x Era 100 as a stereo pair is pretty good, but without the spatial audio effect of course.
2 sonos era 100 with submini or 2 era 300?
I am setting up audio in my office mostly listen to Jazz in that space, it is a small room 120 sq feet. For about the same price I can put 2 era 300’s or 2 100’s with a submini. I was thinking the 100’s with the submini would free the 100’s to do what they do best and the submini will fill bottom end? I dont really like the way spatial audio sounds on a lot of tracks so that is less of a concern for me. Thoughts?
Connecting audio-technica AT-LP120-USB turntable to Sonos system
I have an audio-technical AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional USB and Analog Turntable System. I’d like to find the correct Sonos component that will connect the turntable to my Sonos system. I have Sonos Immersive Set with Arc (Arc, sub and 2 Ones) for TV and streaming music audio in the living room; and Sonos Fives in our bedroom and den. The turntable (haven’t yet used) is on a shelf in the den, near power but not near the Sonos Five. I’m looking for a component that will allow the turntable to connect (and be an audio source) to the Sonos system via my WiFi network. The turntable has a cable with RCA-type L&R connectors and a female USB Type B socket. What is the best, and hopefully most economical, Sonos component that can connect the turntable output to my Sonos system via WiFi?
era 100 vs era 300
I currently have an arc,gen3 sub,and play 1’s as surrounds. I plan to move the play1’s to the bedroom for music and I had planned to buy the era 300 for surround replacement. After hearing that the front driver is not working when in surround mode I am thinking of bypassing on those speakers. Now I am thinking about the era 100 for surround speakers. I listen to music around 20% of the time with my current setup and it sounds good but with the 300’s I am reading that music doesn’t sound good unless you’re listening to atmos music. So I was thinking that if it doesn’t sound that good with regular stereo music then it might not sound good for movies that aren’t Dolby Atmos. In fact with non Dolby atmos movies two of the drivers wouldn’t be working (front and upfiring)? That’s why I was thinking I should buy a pair of era 100’s for surrounds. All the drivers would be activated 100% of the time. I realize I wouldn’t be enveloped in a spatial sound bubble when playing Dolby atmos material b
Best Configuration for TV Watching & Music?
Having researched easy to use setups for my technology challenged parents, I think the Sonos “Immersive Set with Beam” (includes Beam Gen2, Sub Mini, Era 100 x2) might be the best solution for both watching TV & listening to music. However, I don’t have personal experience with Sonos components, so appreciate any help or insights you might share.I’m assuming setting up / configuring the audio for TV watching will be very simple using the Sonos app (I’ll do this for them). But I’m unsure about whether the configuration should (or can) change for listening to music (ie disabling the sound bar). Again, given that my parents are not tech savvy, any configuration / mode change (TV <-> Music) would need to be extremely simple…preferably using universal remote instead of Sonos app.CONFIGURATION (planned, haven’t purchased yet):Television HDMI Arc or eArc to power on/off and volume control the speakers. Prefer to avoid using A/V receiver, instead using TV’s HDMI Arc functionality.
Best setup for Audio-Technica LP3XBT turntable?
I am getting an Audio-Technica turntable as a gift and could use some guidance on how best to connect it to my current Sonos speakers. It will be this model, AT-LP3XBT which has line out capabilities.I currently own two Play:1 speakers. I gather I could buy a Port (or I guess a not-ancient Connect?) for the turntable to connect it to my Plays, but could I alternatively just get an Era 100 and use that to beef up my sound and also broadcast to the Plays? Or are the Plays so old that they need the Port no matter what to get connected?I won’t have any passive non-Sonos speakers in the mix so...it’s not much to work with otherwise. Thank you!
download my music cd's that I own so I can play them on my sonos speakers
I have like 500 CD’s some of which can’t be found on any streaming services… I would like to download them to ??? and to play them with my sonos system… how can I do this? What is the best software and best way to do this…. I am an apple device user at the moment…. but if a windows computer is better for this please let me know….any help would be appreciated… it doesn’t seem to work well with Apple Music software because the cd’s I’m referring to aren’t being streamed… thanksi
What should i get, 2 300's or 2 Fives?
For home theatre surround sound. I currently have the arc and 2 subs…. i just bought the sub today on my way to work, i have yet to install it… i have an open layout… living room and kitchen is all open space, pretty big space… ill put up pictures later so u can have a better idea… im having trouble on where to place the 2 back speakers though, i dont want stands and my only option i feel is towards the back walls that face the tv… my concern is that they might be too far back and i wont achieve the proper sound.Idk if i should get the fives or the 300s though.... i asked the employee at best buy and he didnt hesitate to say the 5s… when i researched ive seen mostly pictures of people having the 300s in their recent purchases for surround sound, so now im conflicted. What do u guys recommend?
Sorry I am new to the world of Sonos.. just bought a house that has a compete sinks system. I want to input sound from a firestick. What I thought I would do is get a hdmi splitter that outputs a RC cables. Then purchase a Sonos PORT which then would allow that sound to be broadcast on all the other sonos speakers . Is this correct ??
2x Era 100 -vs- Five
Hi, new Sonos enthusiast here, I never owned Sonos products before so I have no experience of any of them - yet!I’m looking for a setup for my medium living room + open kitchen, I’d say about 25m².This will be for music only, no home theater, no podcast No specific type of music I listen to a lot of different genres, so I mostly need a good balance, but I don’t want weak bass either I don’t need a lot of power though as I’m in an apartment and my neighbors won’t let me forget about them lolI’ve ruled-out the Era 300 as I don’t need Dolby + not really suited to my use-case because I need my music to fill a room where I’ll be moving a lot.So it comes down to either two Era 100, or one single Five (I don’t have the budget for two).Which would you recommend, and why?Thanks!
Is Arc or Beam the better choice for this shelf?
Hey Everyone! I’m not sure if I should get the Arc or Beam for my set up. I know that Arc is the better speaker, but not sure it is the better choice for where it will be placed. See the photo of the shelf below. The shelf will only allow for 3 inches of space on the ends of the Arc and 2 inches of space above it. Since Arc has speakers on the top and sides, I’m not sure if the Beam would perform better for this situation. What do you think is the better choice for this set up?
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