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I’m excited to switch over to Sonos for our house. I’m trying to figure out what to put in the living room / family room, which would be the place where I’d like the best quality for listening to music. With the sale prices at the moment, for about the same money I could put in a stereo pair of Ones with the Sub, or I could put in an Amp with a pair of the highly rated, lower priced wired speakers out there: Q Acoustics 3020i, ELAC Uni-Fi UB5, or something similar. Anyone do this “similar-total-price” comparison already? What speakers did you use / like with the Amp? Any thoughts on the sound quality you can get with the Ones / Sub vs with the Amp and these speakers or similar ones? Thanks!
I'm thinking of replacing my old/slow unmanaged switch to which I connect my two Play:5s so I'm looking for a recommendation. Briefly, my setup is as follows: BT HomeHub 5 Unmanaged 100BaseT switch connected to HH5 and the following connected to the switch - two Play:3s, in stereo - macMini - DVD Player Also wired directly to HH5 are - NowTV box - BT TV box On the wifi - one Play:1 in kitchen - one Play:1 upstairs - a variety of MacBook Pros and iPhones I've read various posts in the past talking about managed switches, VLANs (especially where NowTV is involved), etc so I'm curious as to what the current advice is. Would anyone please recommend a managed switch for me? I'd also need to know whether there is any specific settings I need with respect to getting my Sonos to work optimally with it. I know Curry's (in the UK) sell the TP-LINK TL-SG105E for £25 - so I'm imagining something like that. Annoyingly, that switch has the ports and power socket on opposite s
Hi, my living room is about 25m x 15m, and currently i have two Sonos One speakers in it. The sound is great, perfect really.. But there are slight chnages to the audio levels as i walk around the room. I really want to feel like I'm just blanketed by sound while laying on my sofa. I was considering buying another pair of Sonos Ones and hanging all four speakers from the corners of the room, basically making two L/R stereo pairs... But I'm wondering if this is overkill. I'm not interested in making my music super loud, just want it to be fuller. Thanks Thanks
The Sonos model S29 is the Symfonisk Picture Frame, which is as it sounds: a picture frame with a speaker built-in. Some details have been posted on the Verge, which confirm many of the details that I have been seeing since January.The codename I saw on one prototype was “TITAN-redacted” which is similar to the Verge’s story.The speaker specs are similar to the Play:1 and the existing IKEA devices. There is no mic and insufficient horsepower to run Alexa or Google.I am guessing they would make great “invisible” rear speakers for surround systems, as well as being very spousal-approved audio devices in the home.As the device is not on the FCC site yet it must be at least a few months from release.The Verge article is here: https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/6/22370130/ikea-sonos-symfonisk-2021-lamp-wall-art-artwork-speaker
Hey all! I know this has been asked a thousand times already, but i still cant find an answer. Most of people here and on reddit seems to agree that 2 play 1/ONE in stereo are better than a play 5. Is it just the people listening at lower volumes and more mellow tunes that thinks this? The play 5 surely must be better? My current ONE struggles past 60% volume in my ears. I like to listen to mostly hiphop and EDM, and im thinking of either buying a second ONE or changing my current ONE to a play 5. Im only gonna use this in 1 room for several years. What is the better choice for loud and bassy experience? Thanks!
Hello I've seen questions asking when will Sonos market the Move in White. If I were you I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that to happen :thinking:. Besides, Sonos doesn't reveal future product updates/revisions until just before they launch. I doubt we’ll ever see a Move in White. Here’s why (IMHO)… Products designed for outdoor use have one common enemy…[i][u]the Sun[/u][/i]. Specifically [i]UV rays and heat[/i] both of which are equally bad news for electronics[i].[/i] Without getting overly technical anyone reading this should achieve a layman’s understanding. [u]Color[/u] has a lot to do with how well UV rays are rejected. [i]White has the lowest UV ray rejection rating and Black has the highest UV ray rejection rating.[/i] That said we all know that for clothing white is better for keeping the body cool versus black which absorbs heat. The best color to wear in the summer for UV Ray rejection and low heat absorption is Blue. [url=https://www.leaf.tv/articles/the-best-colo
Hi all -I’ve done a lot of research and read many articles, but still trying to figure out the best way to set up my home theatre surround sound. I purchased a LG HU810PW Cinebeam projector and will be displaying that on a 110 inch Aeon Elite Screen.I’m thinking of purchasing the following hardware for the surround sound:Sonos Arc Soundbar Sonos Subwoofer 2 Sonos SL speakersAdditionally - I don’t have cable or Direct TV. We have amazon firestick that I think I would just plug into the projector itself once I set all this up?Went to an electronic store and they said all those speakers should jsut be able to connect to projector via Bluetooth. Is this accurate? Want to make sure based on conflicting articles I’m reading before I purchase all of this stuff.-Dhrumil
I have two older ZP80 components that are eligible for recycle to get the current “Trade Up” 30% off credit. My question is - if I trade both of them, can the two 30% off credits be applied to purchase one new component, or do I have to purchase two new ones to apply 30% off to each? I already traded in one and I see 30% off applied to the item in the cart, but I see a “+” sign next to it as well which I am assuming means that if I trade up second ZP80 I would be able to apply both to one new component purchase: Is my assumption that two 30% off credits can be applied when buying one component correct or not? Since trade up is not reversible, I don’t want to trade another one if I have to purchase two different components since I only need one. Please let me know. Thanks.
In my SONOS system I have:3xPlay:11xOne (Gen 1)1xPlaybar1xBridgeall have Upgrade Eligible | Get 15% off.If I take advantage of 15% off from any of the devices listed above and add Sonos Sub (Gen 3) Wireless Subwoofer Black to my cart, will I be able to purchase this speaker at a discounted price even if this speaker is now on special offer on the SONOS website?Is for example Play1 Upgrade Eligible | Get 15% off, entitles me to purchase Sonos Sub (Gen 3) at a discount?
Sonsos. What is going on with shipping??? I just cancelled a $1,500 order because no one can give me a straight answer on what is going on. Just “waiting and supply chain” noise. I mean this is what, 3 years in, and that's still your excuse. Nowhere on the order page was any of that mentioned? I feel like you are trying to pull a fast one hoping I will sit for weeks waiting. Can someone please give me a straight answer. I still want the product and have other Sonos products, but this is really spooking me and making me consider changing course.
I just bought the Arc and two SL1 surrounds. I’m happy with the TV audio but music lacks both the high and low definition that you hear with a wired system and amp. If I replace the two surrounds with a single Five speaker might that help? Also, can I adjust volume on the Five independent of Arc while listening to music? My living room is 18x 20 with 20’ ceilings.
I understand the Port is best suited to have an amplified input (such as a stereo receiver) connected to it and the Amp is best suited for a non-amplified input (such as a turntable or speakers) connected to it.My question is, can a stereo receiver still be connected to the Amp? If so, are there any negative impacts?Thank you.
I would like to set up a small system using KEF LS50 W (wireless) speakers. I will have a connect and use an ipad for the controller. My question is about using a wireless external hard drive. Is it possible to use such a storage device connected to the same router as the Connect and access the music library through the ipad? If yes, are there any specs I need to look for in the wireless external hard drive to make sure it works? Thanks for your help.
Looking for a bit of advice: we’ve recently moved, and are offloading much of our old audio equipment. We already own 3 OneSL speakers, which we love and want to keep. However, I have an extensive collection of classical and international CD’s, and am looking at a new CD player to integrate with our current Sonos speakers. Putting aside the longer term need to copy all of my CD’s to electronic files, I am looking at two options for CD playing, and am unclear if the Port or Amp is needed. One option is to purchase a Bose Wave music system, which would then provide the speakers for that room. The other option is to purchase an Onkyo 6-Disc CD carousel, which does not include speakers. I lean toward the second option, so I can just load up a day’s worth of music. I suspect the Port would do for the Bose, but the Amp would be needed for the Onkyo. Any advice (other than I need to offload the CD’s) is most appreciated! Thanks!
Hi.I have a Sonus Arc soundbar and Sonus Sub (Gen 3) and I was wondering if buying SL surround speakers would be worth it?In general, I find that most TV channels seem to be broadcast in stereo in either Dolby Digital 2.0 or Stereo PCM.What actually happens to the sound from a stereo broadcast regarding the surround speakers?Does the sound just get directed to the surround speakers anyway (even though it's not Dolby Digital 5.1) or are the surround speakers disabled and only in use with DD 5.1 sources?I would imagine that when playing music the surrounds are just used as additional speakers?I am new to the concept of surround sound so I would appreciate some advice!Cheers 🍻
Thanks in advance for advice on this guys, this is a bit of a long post but hopefully some of you more familiar with the system can follow along and help! i currently have no Sonos but looking to get set up 1st with a Playbar (only concern is I really feel like an update won't be far away and a little worried ill jump i nat just the wrong time!) with Sub. Also really interested in incorporating my outdoor sound, especially coming into Summer here in Aus and thats where this multi part question comes in. I will be powering 1 maybe 2 pairs (off the house is approx 8mx4m / 23'x13' pergola, then from that a 20x8m/65'x23' area so i may end up with a pair on the house and a pair on the end of the pergola). If not 1/2 pairs then 1/2 single point stereo speakers which I assume will then have the same considerations. It will be mostly for music/radio streaming, but the living area opens onto this so the option of playing tv sound via the player but also grouping with outside would be
I recently bought two ones and am really enjoying them but for me they lack bass a little. I listen to dub reggae and bass heavy electronic music the most (child of the nineties ex jaded raver ;)) I’m thinking about getting the sub. Now I know this is going to add some ooomph but how much? I’m aware of my neighbours and don’t want to annoy them all the time (just some) sooo how effective is the sub at low volume as well as high! Will I still notice the extra depth at low volumes?
I have a Beam ordered and I'm going to add to more speakers to it so I'm wondering what's the best way to go. I'm thinking the sound quality of the Play 1 and Play One is so similar that I'm thinking of getting 2 Play 1's because I maybe 3 Alexa enabled devices in the one room is over kill. And because I already have 1 Play 1 and 2 Play One's in the house already so I'll only actually need to purchase 1 more Play 1. Has anyone got any previous experience with Play 1/One's with a Playbar or any opinions on this? I know the Beam is not available yet but so it's kind of difficult to gauge what that will be like.
Hey. My setup today: Kitchen: two stereo paired Play 1 Living room: Beam Daugthers room: Play 1 My question is. We often listen at low volumes, but I really need more bass in the living room. But I think the Sub is expensive “just” to get more bass. Is the SUB worth it, when we for the most of the time only listen to low volumed music and television. Do you got the Beam and SUB, and what is your opinion about the sound at low volume, or is it first when you crank it up, that you feel the bass. Can you even feel the bass in your body?
Trying to decide which speakers to get for my backyard (pool area), i only want to put 2 of them either 2 atrium (1 pair) or 2 atrium 8 (1 pair) the atriums 8 have the capability for dual input making them a load speakers (Single stereo speaker), not sure how big of a benefit this is outdoor but it does sound interesting Ill ordered the sonos amp, so not sure what would be my best option =)
I realise at the outset that views shared here will be entirely subjective, but... I've finally taken the leap to Sonos (from a Heos Home Cinema) and I couldn't be happier at the moment. Everything has been flawless so far... simple setup, perfect integration, amazing sound quality. I initially went with a Playbar, two Play 1's as surround, and a Play 3 in the master. I opted NOT to go for the sub initially given the relative cost. With both the Heos and it's predecessor (a Pioneer system) I had a separate sub. Although the bass is clearly present when playing music on the Playbar, I'm not so aware of it on TV/films. So I'm looking for views from others both with the same config (playbar/play 1's) both with and without the sub. Did it hugely impact your experience adding the sub? Or maybe you're on the other side and don't feel the sub is necessary? For reference the listening room is a 'large' lounge (by UK standards), but the listening position is fairly close to th
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