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I have a lounge of 350 sq ft (32 sq meter). I have a TV with beam Gen 2 and sub mini. Very happy with TV/movie sound performance. I have also bought a Sonos Port and line-in switch to allow me to connect my turntable, CD player and cassette (yes cassette) player to the Beam for music. Obviously these are stereo not spatial audio inputs.The music sound is pretty good through the Beam and sub mini. It has replaced a 5.1 100 watt per channel home theatre amp with 5 Kef egg speakers and sub. I want good quality and sufficient volume for parties. Thinking about options to add 2 Era 100 or 300 or maybe even 2 Fives. If I set them up as stereo speakers for music would they be more powerful than the Beam or could I use them in parallel with Beam?Appreciate these could also act as surrounds to the Beam but that’s not my priority.Can anyone suggest the best option?
Hi - I’m looking to upgrade my old Zoneplayers and would like to run a turntable and possibly a CD player too.Thinking about 2 x Era 300 running in stereo with the turntable connected to one and CD player the other. Would this work, and any other thoughts on the setup? Appreciate any advice on this! Thanks
Hi all, first I’m so glad I found this forum, it’s helped me learn some basics. I’m buying a new house and plan to design out a Ubiquiti Unifi network - so I’m prepared/ready to run ethernet to the ceiling or wall of many rooms just for access points already. With that, I am not sure if Sonos makes the most sense or something else (and what else, I have no idea!). However, I believe my wifi network would be capable of handling the Sonos load - though if I’m already running ethernet I may prefer to hardwire sonos speakers anyway… (by the way I assume there are no POE sonos speakers?) I require at least “good” quality with good bass, I don’t need the most insane speaker quality ever, and don’t really care about high fidelity or lossless playback although I’d take it (I understand sonos doesn’t accommodate, that’s fine). Most of all ease of use for my wife is important =). We are spotify users 99% of the time, and home theater. With that said, I expect speakers in these locations:Kitc
Not sure how unusual a use case this is, but we have two sonos arc, one in our media room with the projector and one in the main living room under the TV, next to the garden. We use them separately for watching movies locally to the room.When we are watching movies on the TV we want dolby atmos sound output only from the arc mounted under the TV. When we want to entertain guests at a party, we instead want to use the arc for playing our Spotify playlists, while also having it somehow paired with outdoor speakers that play the same music outdoors in sync with the arc indoors.What product would make sense to do this, and, can the sonos accommodate this somewhat quirky use case? We would prefer to not buy an amp and passive speakers, but rather plug one or two wireless sonos speakers of some kind into the power outlet outdoors that already exist under the patio cover, and keep them permanently there. Rain and sun would not reach them.We only want it to play whatever the arc plays when
Hello Everyone,The following is what I have in mind and I’m not sure if these are possible. Set Up 1: (2.2)Sound Source: PCType of Media: YouTube Videos or Streaming Movies or Streaming MusicFront: Pair of Five or Pair of Era 300Sub: Dual Sub (Gen 3) Set Up 2: (2.2)Sound Source: Android MobileType of Media: Streaming MusicFront: Pair of Five or Pair of Era 300Sub: Dual Sub (Gen 3) Set Up 3: (5.2)Sound Source: TV + NVidia ShieldType of Media: YouTube Videos or Streaming Movies or Streaming MusicFront Surround: Pair of Five or Pair of Era 300 (Not interested in Sound Bar)Front Center: One Five or One Era 300 (Not interested in Sound Bar)Rear Surround: Pair of Five or Pair of Era 300Sub: Dual Sub (Gen 3) In the above which setup is possible? Do I need additional equipment? Thanks in advance!
Hi Guys, could you share with me your opinions please. :)I am new to Sonos system and never own any Sonos product before.With the main aim of watching Atmos movies, I have recently tested two similar setups in the shop, with only difference being soundbar itself. Arc+ Sub Mini + 2xEra300 as surround. Beam Gen 2 + Sub Mini + 2xEra300 as surround. I found Atmos movie was most amazing to me when two Era300s are involved, it's really spacious. However, I have also noticed that 2xEra300 would somehow "in a good way outshine but not overwhelm" the soundbar completely, both Arc and Beam Gen2, during my testing session.I understand that a typical HT system is kind of a front focused setup, with a-much-more-powerful soundbar in front of you, and "two-relatively-weaker/smaller" surround speaker at the back, eg Samsung Q990, Bose 900 and JBL bar etc. But Era300s as surround seems completely overthrown this principle, making Front/RL/RR equally weighted. In fact, I couldn't tell the difference b
I was wondering if anyone has been able to A/B test the following two setups, and can recommend one over the other - intended for music listening. Two Sonos Era 300’s (stereo pair) + mini subORTwo FIVES (stereo pair) I know the Fives have much stronger low end, but I’m wondering if the sound stage of the era 300’s plus a sub mini would create something even better?
I’m using an ARC and 2 Era 300 in my 15’x16’ bedroom. I like watching TV to fall asleep to, so usually the volume is pretty low, although there are times that I watch at normal volume. I’ve kinda noticed at low volume, the sound from the ARC has lost it’s fullness since adding the 2 Era300s. Do I need to add a sub to regain the some fullness from the ARC? If so, will the Mini be sufficient?
I am about to replace a Bose Home Speaker 500 with Sonos. And here begin all my doubts...I live in a studio of 30 square meters and I use the speaker to listen to music mainly. I give importance to bass, although I don't have the budget for a Sub Mini yet.With a budget of around 500/600 Euros, I have the doubt of whether to start buying a Sonos Era 300 or two Sonos Era 100. For comfort and space at home, a single Sonos Era 300 is better for me today, but I want to invest in a Sonos system that is worth expanding in the future.I'm not the first person to ask about this, but I'm not clear on the answers. Maybe it's better to buy a single Era 300 and invest in a few years in a [second Era 300] instead of buying [two Era 100s today + Beam (2nd Gen) in the future]?Thank you!
Hi all. I am looking at adding a soundbar for my living room (approx 12 ft x 20 ft open on one end) and am debating between Arc plus Sub Mini or Beam plus Sub. I realize that the Arc plus Sub is the best option but have read reviews stating that the Sub Mimi is adequate given the Arc added bass response and ofcourse looking to save some dollars. Leaning toward the Arc for the better Atmos. Thoughts, opinions or suggestions?
Hi there Sonos communityI am planning to upgrade my Sonos setup in the living room which is the actually same room as the kitchen (48 sqm). I already have a Beam (1st gen) with two One as surround speaker around the TV.What do you think makes more sense?Adding a Era 300 in the kitchen or just a Era 100? I would like to also possibly be able to connect a turntable which calls for a new Era speaker :) Additionally add a Sub mini to the surround system? Forget about the Era and just add the Sub mini as budget is limited as well?Thank you and looking forward to your suggestions.
So far have only used Sonos for music. I am now planning to change to Sonos for TV and wondered about either a Beam Gen 2 with the Submini, or the Arc on its own. My main question is which alternative gives best all round sound, including regular listening to music only. Not planning to use Dolby Atmos. Price seems roughly equivalent. Might add rear speakers in future but probably not. Currently have conventional 5.1 home cinema and experience is we don’t use surround element much. As always thanks for any advice.
Hi I have two use cases: ** Listening to TV indoors - TV + Beam 2 (working). I have an LG Oled TV paired with my BEAM 2 for watching TV and listening to Music (Spotify from TV to beam). **Listening to Music Multiroom - TV + Beam & AMP + 2 external speakers (not yet working).I want to listen to music indoors on my TV+Beam (ideally, spotify) while also listening to the same music outside. I am considering purchasing an AMP and two Sonance speakers to use for the outdoors.Are there any considerations I need to take into account here? How do I set up mirrored music play for outside? I dont want my AMP speakers to be surround sound, but I do want them to be
I’m hoping to use 4 Sonos ceiling speakers (2 front, 2 rear) with one Sonos amp for tv viewing in a 21’ w x 18’ d room.I know many folks normally don’t recommend only using ceiling speakers for tv viewing because it’s odd to have sound coming from a different direction than to tv, but does trueplay and the virtual center channel in a larger room eliminate that problem?
Did Sonos just increase price across its product line on June 22, 2023 without any notice? I was looking at Play 5s and Outdoor Speakers and while still researching they both went up by $50 each from one day to the next. What’s going on, it’s the same product and no a newer release so why the price increase.
Hi, I am having a kitchen refurb done in a couple of months and I'm thinking ahead about a sound system. Sonos seems like a good solution, but I have no sonos products and could do with some advice please on what to get. The space is fairly large and open plan - see pic. What I am looking to establish is:-What type of speakers? Should I consider ceiling speakers? How many? Where would they be positioned? Do I need an amp?Some random info:-Stereo or Surround - I'm not into home cinema and so I reckon a stereo system will do unless surround sound will offer some advantages in filling the space? That said, will it be possible to even create a stereo field in a room of this shape? Perhaps surround is the best option? The system will need to be good enough to support a party so fairly loud! I like house, techno, D&B, bass, chillout, and ambient. Mainly electronic. Maybe ceiling speakers would help, but I thought (maybe incorrectly) that I'd need 6 of these and got very confused wh
Hi allI am seriously considering buying the Arc, sub gen3 and 2 era3 speakers for a dolby atmos system. The only think keeping me from pushing the buy button is the price. At over £2500 it's not cheap. Has anyone on here bought these to make a atmos system, if so is it worth the outlay. Many thanks
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