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I've finally finished my investment into getting two Play:1's and a SUB. I just want to share my experience with it for anyone that is curious. How does it sound? Was the SUB setup easy? Does adding the SUB make a huge difference to just two Play:1's? How does it compare to a Play:5? [b]1 Play:1 in mono[/b] Firstly, I lets start with my thoughts on a single, mono Play:1. It sounds phenomenal for a speaker that size. I borrowed my brother's iPhone to Trueplay tune it, and as I have it on my desk in the corner in my room it seriously reduced the bass resonance, and tightened up the mids and removed a lot of muffling in the vocals too! The Play:1 kicks hard especially with a 3.5" woofer. This setup originally got me into Sonos as my parents bought one for the kitchen and I had to get one of my own! I was so impressed I could only guess as to how great a stereo pair would sound... [b]Stereo Play:1's[/b] So I got a second Play:1, and tried out the stereo. I hit play on a random tr
Pre-orders available now! https://www.hdfury.com/product/4k-arcana-18gbps/ ***** FROM HD FURY SITE: No eARC TV ? No problem! And no more lip sync issues for eARC TV owners! WORLD’S FIRST eARC adapter that allows FULL AUDIO up to Dolby Atmos over Dolby TrueHD from ANY external HDMI source to ANY eARC sound system. Perfect solution for SONOS ARC/BOSE 500/BOSE 700 and ANY eARC or ARC AVR, soundbar or headphones. ***** I’ve been talking a lot about this in another thread, but now it’s ready to order. If you love your Arc but aren’t getting Atmos / TrueHD for whatever reason (no eARC TV, Apple TV doesn’t like HDMI-ARC, regular HDMI-ARC can’t pass TrueHD, etc.), Arcana is what you need. In a nutshell, it tricks your Sonos Arc into thinking it’s connected to an eARC TV giving you full access to all the audio formats your source(s) can output. I don’t work for them - I’m just excited to unlock the potential of my Sonos Arc and don’t want to buy another new TV anytime soon. They need 40
I'm dying to get a Sonos surround sound setup going, but my media room has a projector at the back of the room. From my understanding, I'll need to run an optical cable from the back of the room to the PlayBar up front which I'm really not thrilled about. I love the idea of going wireless, but having to run a 50 foot optical cable along my wall in order to go wireless seems a little like defeating the whole point, yea? Please tell me there's a better way to do this...wouldn't it make so much sense to have other devices capable of accepting the optical connection? It would be way easier in a projector setup to run an optical cable to either the sub or rear speakers which could be placed near the source. With a projector, the only speaker that kind of HAS to be wireless is the soundbar. Has Sonos given any thought to this?
Hi, I really want to get a couple of sonos systems, but I can't seem to find anywhere to buy them in Hong Kong. Most of the audio & video dealers I have talked to claim there is no agent in Hong Kong. Is that true? Does that mean I cannot buy a Sonos system in Hong Kong? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
For many different reasons, it seems that I will be needing a 3rd party receiver to drive my living room speakers. Although I have been eyeing the Sonos Amp for some time, it just doesn’t seem to be the right fit for me. I will be running a setup with 4 in ceiling speakers. Likely 8 inches with pivoting tweeters from Klipsch, B&W or B&O. Could be Klipsch Reference-series or the B&W CCM683. I have a Sonos Sub but it will likely be too small for my living room area so I will likely be getting a 10-12inch 3rd party sub as well. That means a 4.1 system (with a phantom center making it 5.1). I would like to keep the possibility open for adding two front speakers (floor-standing) to step up to Atmos at some point using two of the in-ceilings for height and the other two as rears. Any good recommendations for a good 3rd party receiver which “Works with Sonos? Would also like some input on how well it works - does the receiver switch on, switch input and adjust volu
Can anyone tell me the difference between the Playbase, the Playbar, and the Beam? I’m confused at this point. I see there is a price discrepancy at $699, $699, and $399. What does that mean? Is it style preference? Is there a quality or audio difference? Etc. Thanks for any help or insight provided!
Looking for thoughts on what to buy for my first Sonos purchase. Narrowed it down to either a PLAY:3, or doubling up some PLAY:1's. Here's some facts about the room I want to setup in, as well as my listening habits: -Master Bedroom, roughly 12 x 14 feet. -I mostly listen to rock from the last several decades (60's all the way up to current stuff). I also do enjoy some Sinatra style music from time to time. With that said, what would YOU recommend I purchase for my first setup? I'm open to and welcome any opinions here :)
I’ve seen the threads talking about two play ones and a sub, and I love my play ones. But I bought a play 5 and I love that too, but not as much as the ones bang for the buck. Now, I’m debating on either buying a sub or another play 5. I’ve read only good things about the sub, but another play 5 would be cheaper , I know it’s good and I could use it in stereo. So, what do you think? Buy a sub to use with a single play 5 or buy another play 5? Which would you recommend?
I want to buy rear speakers and ideally want to buy two move speakers to do this. The move looks to be a brilliant around the home speaker, but too large to take away with me. I have a big patio so two move speakers outside occasionally when we get good weather in the UK would be brilliant. I want to spend more money than Sonos one’s and want to know whether this will work. If not how do we petition to get a software update to make Move’s work in a surround set up?
I have been waiting to upgrade my old Gen 1 Play:5s, and when the new products were launched yesterday I used my upgrade 30% off discount to preorder a pair of Sonos Fives and the Arc Surround Set. Our home has a theater room that I have been waiting to build out, and now the time has come. Originally I had thought about installing a 4k projector since we have enough room for it, however I’m unsure how the eARC connections and Dolby Atmos would work in this type of a setup. It seems like I would have to buy some type of receiver to handle all of my inputs and ideally output eARC to Sonos and a video signal to the projector—not sure if this type of a setup exists. It seem like the easier route would be to go with a TV with eARC support like the LG C9 where everything can connect to the TV and the Dolby Atmos audio goes to Sonos. Does anyone have recommendations on the best setup to take advantage of Dolby Atmos with Sonos Arc?
Which Sonos speakers are right for me?Buying Guide
Hello!If you are considering equipping your home with Sonos, deciding what to get should be easy.We offer a range of WiFi-connected audio devices, suited to a host of purposes. However, before you are able to make a decision (or even consider the options), it’s helpful to get an idea of what’s available in the Sonos range.We have an entire section dedicated to discussions surrounding what Sonos products to get, where you will find conversations centered around this very topic. You’re always welcome to start a new topic to discuss which Sonos products may be best for you. Though if you have more specific questions in mind, this article may be the best place to start.Comparisons: A number of our users have already posted some very helpful articles describing the differences between some of our products. We have a topic which compares Sonos products on a chart in a comprehensive overview. It features the Sonos One and Five, and the Roam and Move portables. It also lists the A
Hey all, I am considering to use SONOS in a new business I have opening up and thought I would see whether other users here have had any experience using SONOS in a business environment? Keen to hear the goods and the bads and also whether there are any good commercial music services that you would recommend? I have heard about Qsic (www.getqsic.com) which seems to be a good commercial option here in Australia/NZ - has anybody used these guys before? Cheers
I’ve got a question regarding the new eARC feature on the Sonos Arc & a new eARC compatible TV. With these two components it is my understanding that I should be able to achieve Dolby Atmos playback. My main question involves my set up. I’m building a new house now and am in the planning stages of my AV set-up. Can someone please confirm or correct my thoughts here. I’m going to have a eARC compatible TV in my living room with a Sonos Arc connected to it below. I will connect the Sonos ARC to the TV via a eARC compatible HDMI 2.1 cable for my audio. The TV will then be connected to a HDMI splitter in another room; the splitter will be connected to the cable box. The splitter is so I can get the same picture on multiple TV’s in different rooms that I’m not going to be trying to utilize eARC or Dolby Atmos. All other HDMI connections will all be standard ARC compatible 2.0 HDMI’s other than the HDMI 2.1 from the Sonos Arc to the Living room TV. I will also have two Sonos In-Ceiling s
Would love to get some help/advice. Just moved into a new house with pre-existing wired speakers. 1) 5 in-ceiling speakers in family room (part of home theater set-up) 2) 2 in-ceiling speakers in kitchen (adjacent/open to family room) 3) 4 outdoor speakers All speaker wires terminate in one central location. I don't know the specs of the various speakers, but I assume the in-ceiling speakers won't require much power. I would like to purchase an AVR and Sonos Connect. I do not need to play each area independently. All I need is to be able to "turn off" different sections (e.g. watch a movie using #1, but not have #2 or #3 on, or have #1 and #2 playing the same music with #3 off, or have all 3 playing the same music at the same time). Independent volume control would be great since turning up outdoor music might be too loud indoors. Any suggestions on the type of receiver to properly integrate Sonos Connect across all 11 speakers. I currently own a Sonos Play 3 which
I have just seen the review for the Sonos Play 5 on what Hi-Fi, and their credibility is beginning to crumble. Firstly they tout high-res audio as a must have game changer, now they say that the audio quality of the Play 5 has been superseded by a £300 speaker called the Audio Pro C10. Looking at this objectively, there is more inputs on the C10 but c'mon What Hi-Fi... two tweeters and a woofer? How does that deliver the "impressive scale" of the sound... with two tweeters. Okay. And the design isn't close to what the Play 5 has. Now I haven't listened to this speaker, but if anyone has let me know what it sounds like. I just can't objectively see how it can deliver superior sound to a Play 5 with the drivers it has. Here's a quote from What Hi-Fi's 4 star review: [i]"But, viewed as a wireless speaker in its own right, it’s impossible to deny that the Play:5 can now be beaten for sound quality, not just by the more affordable Audio Pro Addon C10, but also by the more expensive
Im currently running a software squeezebox on rPi hooked to a Audiolab MDAC into a Bryston 3bst. ive ripped about 1000cds to alac but more and more i find i use Apple Music which squeeze doesnt support save via airplay which can be spotty and no shared queue for my wife to add things. Afaik AM is only supported by Sonos. im intrigued by the new Amp for the increase in power and airplay 2 funtionality plus just getting me into the Sonos system. ill only ever use it in 2 channel mode. That said i wonder if i could just buy the connect and run it into my existing dac via optical or coax? im not sure if the amp would be an upgrade compared to the bryston or how the preamp/dac works in it vs the mdac.
I am currently in the process of building a new house. I own 4 Play:1's wanted to use them in 4 rooms throughout the house (Kitchen, Dining Room, Screened Porch, and Office). The builder is suggesting I purchase the On-Q /Legrand lyriQ™ Single Source 4 Zone Audio Distribution Hub and let them install Klipsch in-celing speakers (1650c) in those 4 rooms and use the Play:1's elsewhere. Is there a way to install or would anyone recommend installing Play:1's in the ceiling? Or should I consider the builder solution and purchase a Sonos Connect to plug into the distribution hub with in-celing speakrs? Thanks, -Matt
I am a current Play5 user of the 1st generation speakers. I recently mounted them on some Flexson speaker stands and I am delighted with the product. I know Flexson has a new stand for the 2nd gen. Play5 but I can't find them in the U.S. (California to be exact). I would take a recommendation on other options or...if you know of a local reseller that deals in Flexson.
As a Developer wanting to market a property that has been cabled for Sonos and includes In-ceiling speakers, I want to show off the Sonos music system to potential purchases but will not be investing in a Broadband contract as that will be left to the eventual purchaser. I wish to connect 2 pairs of speakers to 1 Connect AMP and play music from my phone. I tried installing a router for this purpose but the set up on Sonos no-longer allows me to do this as it did in previous years. Can you advise please? Jo
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