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Hello everyone!Thank you for having me. Please excuse me if my English is not perfect, it is not my native language.I want to purchase two Sonos Era 300 speakers. I listened to them, and they were fantastic, but I am not sure if they will be worth it in the future.I don't want to buy new speakers next year after making such a significant investment. I'm not an expert in this topic, please forgive me mistakes, but a few things got my attention, and I would like to discuss it with you all and hear other opinions.Bluetooth technology has undergone a complete overhaul with the release of Bluetooth 5.2 LE after a long period of inactivity. The latest upgrade offers a clearer sound quality with low power usage. In the past, audio quality was subpar till Bluetooth 5.1, especially with expensive speakers and headphones where the difference can be easily noticeable. Regrettably, the Sonos Era currently only supports Bluetooth 5.1.The situation is similar with WiFi, where a new frequency range h
Hello all, My current music systems consist of: Deezer Family Subscription2x pre-digital hi-fi separates systems, both with tape loops, one with a turntable, the other with a minidisc playerSonos Roam I’ve been trying to tease out how best to link these all together. 2x Ports would peg me with roughly £800 costs, so I’ve started looking at 2x Connect Gen 2 instead, for £300ish. I understand that they’ve been discontinued and I’m avoiding Gen 1s and have read about the S1/S2 split. The Roam, bought new, is the only experience I have of Sonos. If I buy used Connect Gen2s, will there be any non-obvious gotchyas around adding them to my sonos account or their usage, or do I simply reset them and they will behave as you’d expect with new gear?
Hi folks!I currently have a single Sonos One Gen2. It is in another group than my Playbar, Sub and Play 3’s.I use it for radio listening and my deezer playlists. And to set timers (super usefull).To add volume and quality of the sound should I:add another one to the opposite corner of the room? move the one gen2 to another room and replace it with a single era 100? move the one gen2 to another room and replace it with a single era 300? move the one gen2 to another room and replace it with Sonos move gen 2?thank youNeven
Hi,I’m not sure which products to choose when upgrading. Pls help :) My current setup is listed below, I’m currently using the S1 app.Amplifier: Connect AMP Main speakers: B&W 606 Subwoofer: B&W ASW608 Extra speakers: Play 1 (2 pcs) Sonos BridgeI would like to switch out the old Connect AMP with the new Amp in order to get my TV connected to the setup…. questions:Will I be able to keep my Main speakers and Subwoofer? Will I need to switch out the Play 1 speakers (dont think they work with the S2 app)? Will I still need my Sonos Bridge, or does it have to be replaced? Should I also get a soundbar?Thanks!!! :D_Michael
Hello!I'm planning on getting a Sonos Arc, but I think it might be too expensive for me. Does anyone have any recommendations for cheaper alternatives to the Sonos Arc?I'm looking for a quality home theater sound system that has similar specs to the Sonos Arc. I also want the system to be compatible with other Sonos products.Thank you for your help!
Hi all,I’m new to this forum. My name is Mark, and I need some advice on the setup with a high ceiling. I was looking to buy Arc or Beam, but not sure if Dolby Atmos would work in this setup. The top of the ceiling in the middle is 4m.Soundbar preferred as I want to minimise cables, but open to other configurations if the ceiling is an issue. Assume windows would be closed while watching TV, and the view here is from the wall closing the room.Any suggestions on the recommended setup would be much appreciated.Cheers,Mark
hello everyone,I am looking for help to setup my turn table.Currently, my Sonos setup is mainly for Home Theatre. It is a 5.1 setup comprised with Arc, Sub, Amp driving the 2 passive rear ceiling speakers.I have an old Pro-Ject turn table with a Pro-Ject pre-amp that I would like to incorporate in the Sonos ecosystem.Since my Amp is already setup to the 2 passive rears, I cannot use it for the turn table. So I think I need to look for a Sonos speaker that has line-in capability to drive the turn table with its build-in amp and allows me to include the turn table to my Sonos setup. Am I thinking this right?Prefer result would be a Sonos product compatible to the S2 app and allows the turn table to play across all my Sonos products.Thank you for any advice.Eric
Newbie here!We are renovating our kitchen/living room and I never had any pre-wiring experience and do not own any Sonos products. So far most of house is automated by Alexa and I would like to keep it that way. Red area marks the couch/viewing space.Potential areas for rack set-upBlue X - Under the stairs closet Green X - Garage I definitely want to pre-wire for a home theater but also want to start the journey of automating the whole house speaker system. Need recommendations on what kind of system I should look at, what the main considerations for a pre-wiring any suggestions on articles, videos? Thanks in advance!
Scenario: Semi-Formal Living room with a Samsung Frame TV. I have a small recessed audio/video box mounted inside the wall behind the Frame TV to contain the One Connect Box. We aren’t terribly concerned about the sound quality of the TV…..won’t be watching many movies here….mostly a football game or something like that. Because of the semi-formal state of this room and the look we are going for, we want to avoid a sound bar…..or at least a visible one. I would, however, like the ability to wirelessly transmit the TV’s audio to other various sonos wireless products inside my house…..i.e. if watching a football game, can blast the auto into other rooms. We have a different (non Frame) samsung tv in our office that has a Beam. We use the audio share feature occasionally and love it. Must: We need the wireless broadcast audio signal that is played throughout the house to be in sync with the Frame TV…..in other words, if I use the office tv to transmit the wireless signal throughout
I have a beauty spa and atm use google home which continuously drops out. I have just installed satellite and it is still happening. I want to set up Sonos instead and have 5 rooms that need music. Can anyone give me advice as to what I need please as I don’t want to continue having problems.
I have the Sonance SGS 8.1 system (w/SR 2-125 amp) in the pool area and a Sonos Beam Gen2 on my patio TV. Will a Sonos amp give me the ability to group the pool and patio systems together, as well as being able to run them simultaneously from different sources (for example, streaming Spotify on the SGS and watching/listening to the football game on TV)?
We recently bought the arc and 2 era 100’s. Not impressed by the 100’s as surrounds. We currently have them several feet behind the couch but will move them to the sides of the couch. Are the 100’s adequate for surrounds? Would we be better off returning the 100’s for 300’s? Getting a Sub and returning the 100’s, getting a sub and 300’s? Mostly movie watching from an Apple TV 4K via Netflix or other streaming sites or rented Apple movies. No blu ray player connected to this TV. Sony 75 inch 4k model.
I currently use Play 1s as my surrounds with the arc and sub gen 3. I live in a condo and have an open concept floor plan with the dining room to the left of the sofa. I heard that the era 300s rely on bouncing sounds off the walls. Would it be better to stick with what I have now or would the era 300 still be an upgrade?This is a picture of the room
We are remolding a house we will move into and we just finished our outdoor pool and looking at getting the Sonance 8.1 outdoor system and then also have Sonos bluetooth speakers in various rooms inside. I would like to have all this on the same Sonos App where I can control it all together, or use different music in different areas. And then I’ll combine the app to Google home to control it with voice. I have searched for hours for this answer. Hoping someone can help me out so I buy the right products! Thank you in advance!
I currently have a 2014 Samsung TV that’s on its way out. It has an HDMI Arc port plus 3 regular HDMI ports. My Beam is connected to the HDMI Arc, and SkyQ & Firestick to regular HDMI ports.My current set up works perfectly well with no issues, lypsync or sound quality etc but I’m looking for a tv with eArc to enable Atmos but want to be sure on compatibility and avoid potential issues.Recommendations on tv’s to suit my set up would be greatly appreciated (without spending a small fortune). I was thinking Samsung or Sony.Thanks in advance.
Hey Sonos Community,I'm on a mission to upgrade my two-story house with an epic Sonos speaker setup. Picture seamless multi-room audio flowing through both levels. Any suggestions for the best speaker configuration? Eyeing Sonos One, Play:5, Beam, but open to ideas. Consistent audio quality matters, and immersive sound in some rooms is a thought. Budget's a factor too. If you've tackled a similar challenge or know the drill, your insights are pure gold. Excited to create a harmonious home audio haven.
I am actually looking for sales advice, or a recommendation. I am trying to determine the best setup for my back patio. In my living room I have an ARC + a sub and a pair of One SL’s for surround. I also have another room set with a port for my LP & CD’s. I also have a Roam that is a weak fix for my outdoor or garage use now..We recently installed a new patio with covered area for an outdoor living and dining area. Winters can be unpredictable in Boise, so I have not decided if I should install an amp with outdoor speakers or go with a Move - however I am buying a TV cart so I can watch sports outside until the weather gets gnarly, and then wheel it inside. Which would bring something like a Ray + sub mini as a possibility. I do not need super loud outdoors, just efficient sound that is mostly used for music, but also able to connect to the second TV. I am trying to determine what will best suit my needs and am looking for recommendations for the best direction. I am not even fam
I need help deciding what upgrade is worth more. I currently have a setup with a beam (gen 1) and 2 ones (Gen 1) for my home theatre. We just bought another tv and thought it would be great to give that a sound upgrade as well. It’s our secondary tv so nothing fancy but a sound upgrade is needed anyway. Now, I was thinking of upgrading the system while I’m at it but not sure what would give the best performance enhancement. Should I upgrade the 2 One to Era or focus on upgrading the beam to an arc + sub (mini or regular…?). There are so many options here… My budget allows for the regular Sub + an arc at maximum.
Newb here & couldn’t find the answer to my question: If I have an Amp & use wired speakers for L/R fronts, would I also be able to connect 2 One SL’s (wrong model in title) to use as L/R rear surrounds? I would use the 2 wired fronts for my turntable & then all 4 for TV.Can I do that with a single Amp?Thanks!
Hey all,We have just finished our retirement home build and I am looking to install a Sonos system.The builder pre-wired 2 Ceiling speakers and 2 exterior speakers on our lanai all the speaker wires run to a utility closet in our front hallway.I am determining everything I need to buy and wanted to get some advice on that.For the exterior, there will be a TV there eventually, but I initial thought is that I just want to play music through those speakers - so I am thinking I just need an amp and the 2 Sonance exterior speakers. Is that right and does that limit me in any way if I want to add the exterior TV to the sound in the future?For the interior, I assume a need an additional amp, a sound bar, two passive ceiling speakers and a subwoofer to get surround sound. Am I missing anything there?For reference, the utility closet is within 50 feet of both the interior and exterior TVs and speakers and all TV locations have ethernet cables pulled to the closet. Thanks in advance for any an
HelloI have beam gen2 plus sub gen3 and would really like to add my turntable to the set up. I’m going round in circles (pun intended) trying to decide between an amp, a port or a 5 with a line in. I’ve tried cabling it up to my tv with the RCA but it won’t play through the HDMI arc, it will play via its own input but I don’t want the tv on whilst playing.A second hand 5 is probably most cost effective but would that work with what I already have? Also tried combining the HDMI into 1 input into the beam but it didn’t like it. Many thanks in advance. steve
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