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Building a new home, I have begun to run speaker wire throughout the main floor. I have bought three Sonos Amps, four Polk V80s, two Polk V85s (living room, kitchen/dining), and six Polk RC80is (patio, bath, bedroom). 12 speakers total, 4 speakers per amp/zone and one Play1... The blue circles below represent where I plan to install speakers (10 speakers out of 12). My question is where to place the last two speakers. I have four red circles as possibilities, a pair for the laundry/mud to tie into the master bedroom/bath zone. Or add another pair to the kitchen/dining zone (living room is it's own zone). The covered deck will tie into the remaining zone I don't choose. My main concern is not having enough speakers in the kitchen/dining area with just the two in-ceilings. I could throw the Play1 on the kitchen counter to add to it if needed. We will spend a lot of time in the dining/kitchen and obviously not so much in the mud/laundry, so I am leaning adding the two extra speakers the
Hi all,I’m about to become a new Sonos user and looking for some advice on how best to integrate a pair of wired passive speakers (Dynaudio Evoke 20s) into the Sonos system.My choice seems to come down to either (1) buying the Sonos Amp; or (2) buying the Sonos Port plus a new Hi Fi amp.The store that is helping me is suggesting option 2 on the basis that it will produce better sound. The amp they have recommended is the Rega Elex-R, with the comment that the speakers will sound better “with the extra power”.From what I can tell (and I am new at this), the Sonos Amp looks to have plenty of power.So my real question is: is there any benefit spending more money on Option 2 … whether in terms of sound quality or (perhaps) functionality?I don’t mind spending the extra money if it will produce a better result, but also don’t want to be dumb.This is for the main music listening area in a new house (no TV required) and it will be primarily streaming services (Spotify or Tidal), although I ma
ok, so i’m starting from zero. Going to buy a cd player and receiver, and i want to be able to stream music.My question is this: Do i need to buy a certain type of cd player and receiver so that i can then hook up a Sonos speaker? And do i need to buy bookshelf speakers as well, or will the Sonos speakers be enough?I’m looking at a Sonos port and a couple of the SL speakers.
I’m finally ready to start unplugging old amps and getting rid of all these cords everywhere. I’m far from an audiophile but have been underwhelmed by my wife’s Bose Bluetooth “smart” speaker so I’m trying to calibrate expectations. I think I want to start with my office which is currently just a pair of B&W 600 S3s (no sub) run off of an old Harmon Kardon receiver. How would a pair of Play 1s compare to this setup acoustically with the highest quality streams from Spotify? J A pair of Play 5s would probably be overkill for this space but I certainly don’t want to downgrade an already modest setup. I’m also worried about the living room which is next where my wife wants small speakers that are “modern” and I’m worried the play 5’s might be too large for her although I can probably hide a sub somewhere if needed if she’s ok with Play 1s in the visible area. Thanks.
I have a Play 5 Gen 1 and eligible for trade up, I would like to know is the trade up promo code good for 1 new product only or entire order? Because I want to expand my Sonos system, I plan to get the Arc, one Play 5 Gen 3 (to replace my old Play 5 Gen 1), one Move, and another pair of One Gen 2. Thanks.
Hi Have a room less than 200 square feet I use for my man cave, have a bit of a noise problem in my community. Looking at the Playbase +2 Play:1 speakers for watching TV and listening to music, mostly watching TV. Is this a reasonable set up and will I able to use my[b][u] android[/u][/b] phone to configure to the room? Thanks in advance for any feedback. fjwag3
Which? Magazine give the Sonos ONE (Gen2) only 44% and add it to the 'Dont Buy' list (along with the Sonos Beam)
Which? Magazine adds the Sonos ONE (Gen 2) the the smart speaker 'Dont Buy' list together with the Sonos Beam. [b]Note to Sonos Moderators[/b]: Please publish this post-its a genuine review of your product and I think potential Sonos customers have the right to make an informed decision. Please note that this review is only the personal opinion of the Which? panel and not necessarily the opinion of the many satisfied Sonos customers out there of which I am one.. This is a direct copy of the review and hasn't been altered in any way by me. This information is for Which? members only but I thought it should be made more accessible so customers can make a more informed decision before buying. Read on...... Sonos may be a popular brand in multi-room audio, but they're well behind the smart speaker competition with the Sonos One, and this second generation version hasn't closed the gap. It's a pain to set up, and the sound quality is bass heavy with a harsh quality, lacking warmth - i
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?
I am purchasing an existing home and exploring audio options. The local security/audio is recommending Sonos and in their quote, had 10% over what Sonos charges on line. Is this usual ? When I inquired - it was stated that this is approved by Sonos and has to do with professional set up ( not any hard mounting etc ... but I guess it would be turning using TruePlay ). Is this normal. It adds up when you are looking at a $5K quote. POVs welcome !
Hello, I plan to acquire the sonos arc and own a Samsung q950r 2019 TV. This TV isn’t eARC (perhaps in the future), but is “atmos compatible”, with 2.1 hdmi ports. This is not quite clear what will happen (atmos or not atmos?) : if I have a atmos source (4K BD, apple tv, PS5) plugged on one hdmi port and sonos ARC on ARC hdmi if i stream from one of the TV apps (netflix, disney+….) (but there i guess it will be loss atmos = DD+?) Your answer for the passthrough atmos is very important and will lead to a sad or not decision of buying this bar. Thank you very much for you answer,
I have 2 plays 1s in my kitchen diner (25-30 ft x 12 ft approx), I was surprised for the size at how good they sound and am very happy with them. I am looking to add to the same room (sightly rushed by the price rise tomorrow!) and am considering the following options: 1 - A sub. Expensive and a one trick pony to an extent. I do though have a couple of good spots where I could put it. 2 - A play 5. Cheaper than the sub and offers some flexibility but I do not think I could place it centrally between the 2 1s without compromising where the 1s go. I could place it up the other end of the room from the play 1s (which is generally the end that I sit) but I fear the 5 would over power the 1s? 3 - 2 more play 1s for a 2nd stereo pair. Obviously the cheapest option and I could effectively place them so that each of the 4 would be pretty much in a corner. Thoughts appreciated.
I plan on mounting a TV in the open space family area, I already have two in-ceiling speakers that I would like to work in conjunction with the TV. I would also like to purchase the following: - Sonos Playbar that would be mounted below the TV on-wall - Sonos Sub is on the floor to the right of the TV - Use the 2 in-ceiling speakers For all of this to work together, I believe the following setup is needed. - Sonos playbar would need a CAT5 cable to connect directly to a Sonos Connect Amp - Sonos playbar would also have the optical connection to the TV - 2 in-ceiling speakers run speaker wire directly to the Sonos Connect Amp In this setup when I turn on my TV will the in-ceiling speakers automatically be used? If I don't have the TV on and only want to use the in-ceiling speakers for music - Can I use the sonos app to configure a zone without the playbar just for music? The in-ceiling speakers will be over the couch and won't be behind the couch - Should I be
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 have skimmed many of the "What should I buy" answers in this forum, but still don't have a clear picture of what I need. But I [u]do know[/u] what I'd like to accomplish. Basically, my wife hated the Advent Legacy II's we bought in 1991 and talked me into Paradigm bookshelf speakers in '06. Now she hates seeing speaker wire string along the floorboard everywhere... So I suspect a Sonos system, of some type, is what I need. Here is what I would like: * Stereo speakers in the living room * Stereo speakers in the family room (two floors away) * A speaker (I'm OK with mono) in the master bath * A speaker (again, mono is OK) on the roof deck 1) I would like to have them all access my component system - an amplifier, Eq, CD player, and turntable. 2) I believe that, by virtue of being Sonos, they'd each be able to access my Sirius and Pandora accounts. 3) I would love to have them access my iTunes library. I am willing to let it sit on a dedicated PC (the entire library isn
Hi all! I have a single Sonos Play 3, and love the sound. However, when looking for the soundbar for my TV and movies, I ended up buying the Qacoustics M4. It trumps the Playbar in terms of sound quality, IMO, I've heard both. But! The simplicity of Sonos is just not there. I plan to sell the QM4 and Play3, buy the Playbar and add maybe two play 1's later. Does this sound like a good plan to you?
Hello and thank you in advance for any help with this question. I have 4 rooms that I am trying to setup for music streaming (dining room, living room, gym, kitchen). All 4 of the rooms have their own existing speakers/amps that I either use a 3.5mm jack or Bluetooth to play music through. I would like to keep my existing speakwr/amp combos as it is all nice equipment with good sound. I however would like to be able to control all 4 of the rooms with a system like Sonos, so that I could have the same music playing in any or all 4 of the rooms at the same time. I am getting lost in that every system I seem to look at wants me to use their speakers/amps. Almost all the music I play is through Spotify on my phone. Thank you, Will
I am about to enter the Sonos ecosystem to replace my old wired 5.1 setup. It is important that I can use Alexa to request music using the same system that will be serving 5.1 sound when watching movies. In a 5.1 setup, would I need to buy 2 new Alexa enabled One's if I didn't want to use a dot? I am unsure weather it would be better to use dot's to drive them or have Alexa built into the speaker's themselves. I will wait for Spotify support regardless so I have some time to mull this over. Any input would be appreciated. /Christian
I am seriously considering the purchase of a Sonos One for my daughter but have some serious concerns. I have been reading (here) about customer concerns over the mic sensitivity in the Sonos One - many, many complaints. The responses I have read is to expect software updates from Sonos to correct this in the future. The Dot is tried & true and my personal experience with it so far and its integration with my Play 3 is great. I have not read a great deal of positive responses from Sonos saying these fixes will come soon. Would love to go with the Sonos One but not certain this is the right decision. Can someone help me? Any & all responses will be appreciated......Steve
Hi guys, I'm Italian (sorry for my basic English) and finally after years of savings we've bought an house :) It's under constructions, we're moving on May '19 and I'm planning to buy a Sonos device(s) for the combo kitchen and living room, the area will be 39 square meters. Our needs is to fill the room not only on the front of the sofa, but also in the kitchen area, I've attach the room layout. Our use it's about 20% watch movies in stereo (may be Netflix in the future) and 80% listen to music by TV/smartphone through Spotify (free) or Synology NAS App. We've an Apple TV 3rd gen. and only Apple phones. The TV will be replaced before moving with a brand new OLED LG with HDMI-ARC. I've read others posts, but I'm still confused if the best for our needs will be beam, playbar or, ironically 2xplay3 for the sofa and 1xplay1 on the top of the Kitchen. Alexa isn't available now in Italy, it's in beta, but I'm not "exciting" about that. Very thanks for any helps! [img]41f8fcd
Hi, I am new with dematerialized music and I would like to know if I can connect a NAS directly to Sonos Connect 1st Generation Ethernet port, not through Wi-Fi (I don’t have any available Ethernet port on my Router). I am looking to Buffalo LinkStation 210 or Western Digital My Cloud Home Personnel.
Hello all, I've been looking to upgrade my home sound system as I currently have a cheap 2.1 soundbar/sub from Monoprice that I got for ~$40. After doing more research, I'm considering going for a 5.0 (5.1?) setup, with a Playbase + 2 x rear speakers, of which I'm gravitating towards the Play 1s. That said, I had a few questions I was hoping to get opinions on. For context, I primarily use my TV for gaming, but it would be nice to be able to play music/podcasts in my dining/kitchen area (it's an open floor plan style great room) too. I had a few concerns I was hoping to get opinions on Below is a poorly drawn diagram of my living room/dining room/kitchen layout. I should also mention that, since its an A-Frame style house, I have very high ceilings, 20-25 ft . [img]564c1db7-b602-471b-8217-1eb27d9ee262.png[/img] My concerns: 1.) Would the Playbase + 2 x rear speakers be enough, given the space of the room? Again, I also have very high ceilings, 20-25 feet high. Right
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