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The question has been asked about which router is best for Sonos. For the record the link below lists KNOWN network products that are incompatible or have a work-around with Sonos. The list is by no means conclusive because manufacturers change their hardware all the time. However, I suspect that by-enlarge the majority of networking gear is compatible with Sonos. https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/42/kw/routers/session/L3RpbWUvMTUyMzM2MTk0MS9zaWQvZlUlN0VEVG5WRVFYYzV5Zlk3cjJGVE5HREZ0MExkOGdyNTZKRUZKaXhXZ0djRzdkWXYwRG5jaHVtVTEwMTBpVXFMYl9CUllmQ1ZJcG5icWYxUF9GUWFjYXJEbHI3enZzU0VqWEI4TzAlN0VDYlhBbEJGVVhkRiU3RXBMc0hRJTIxJTIx That said there are some basics regarding routers. This speaks mainly to Wi-Fi (wireless); as a wired connection is what is_wired via Ethernet. I’ll only skim the surface as this subject could get very long and drawn-out given all the variables to consider. [u] For the record I use a dedicated Sonos Boost component with my setup. [/u] If you
Hi folks, I have a few old Sonos devices that aren’t S2 compatible. After screaming “whyyyy” into the night for a while I’ve decided this may be an opportunity to adjust and streamline my setup. My two Play:5 Gen1s are a no brainier. The new Sonos Fives it is. Bye bye bridges (one still brand new in the box). Just switched the router cable from the bridge to the Playbase today and things seem to be working OK. In fact I think grouping/ungrouping rooms is a bit quicker. Maybe the bridge was a pinch point for some of the processing required. Or it’s just a notion of me. Anyway, I had the bridge on a shelf about 4 feet above the Playbase so hoping the SonosNet mesh holds up without it, especially with my outdoor plans. lastly, and the point for the post, I currently have a Connect AMP (ZP120, circa 2010) driving a pair of Monitor Audio Climate 50 speakers. I only purchased the ZP120 (2nd hand) and Speakers last July, which added to the level of screaming above. At the time I couldn’t just
Updated 09/06/23HelloWhether you are a current Sonos user or a first time visitor looking for pre-sales information...Welcome. We hope you’ll find the information useful.The chart below provides a “snap shot” of the Sonos speaker line-up for quick reference. As it’s a community member project it is not an official Sonos piece. However, it has been vetted by Community Moderators for accuracy. It will be updated when new information is released by Sonos.Be sure to check out the Era 300, Era 100 and Move 2 which are Sonos’ newest additions to its speaker line (thus far for 2023)! FYI, the Era 100 makes an interesting comparison versus the One/One SL.There is a line item in the chart titled Works with Sonos App S2/S1. Those speakers that align with S2, S1 or both are noted.If you purchase a product that is S2/S1 compatible and introduce it into a system that is comprised of S1 products (multiple or single) the S2/S1 product will downgrade to S1 level. That means it will not receive any S2
Hi, begrudgingly having to replace my connect as the connect is the beginning of my mesh network & I will not be able to separate my system. Any forum members picked up a Port to replace their connect? I am running my current Connect through an Arcam Rdac into a classic NAD 3020. Any one experienced a degradation in sound quality using the Port? The recent ‘What Hifi’ review has made this potential purchase even more of a quandary. Didn't fancy shelling out the £279 before. The fact that this might actually be an inferior product to the connect makes me doubt it even more. i don’t want to get into a ‘bun fight’ about DACs & ‘subjectivity’ only want to hear from people who have actually upgraded please Any input greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Hi All I am new to Sonos, and I was wondering if any of you could help me. I am considering buying some speakers for my kitchen, and was wondering what the better option would be. I was thinking either 2 Play 1's or 2 Play 3's above the kitchen cabinets (I'm leaning towards the latter). Any and all suggestions would be a great help. [img]3133b91e-cadc-479f-a2de-bde253fb8cbb.jpg[/img]
I am reading a lot about the Play 3 vs the Play 5 in terms of sound quality and user experience. I have read the Play 3s are great, and a little disappointment with the Play 5. I also want to include a sub. For the money and such, which is a better buy? 2 Play 3 or 2 Play 5 with sub? This might seem like a dumb question but i am getting the impression that i can buy 2 Play 3s for the price of 1 Play 5 and, with a sub, get better bass and enjoyment from the 2 Play 3s. Any help? Also, can i connect 2 wireless routers on one network for my single modem and stick a Sonos Boost in a room with a wireless router but no modem? Only 1 model will be used. Thank you.
Will I get better audio quality with two Five’s (no Sonos sub) or with a Sonos Amp and say the Q Acoustics 3020i speakers ($314 for a pair) + regular subwoofer? Both scenarios would have a turntable connected and I intend to stream to other Sonos devices in my house.
Hi Im new to Sonos and have just purchased a Sonos arc and have a LG OLED tv and I’m thinking about getting two symfonisk speaks to setup as surrounds. I can’t find out if this will work? Can anyone confirm? Or do I have to get two Sonos sl’s also would the SL’s sound better? thanks
Hi, I have 5 Sonos speakers around the house, with 2 more on the way. I have sold off most of my traditional stereo equipment, but I still have a CD changer with 200+ CDs in it. I hav3 ripped the bulk of them and I can play them from a hard drive attached to the work. But sometimes I want to listen to the CDs. Does Sonos have a practical solution for integrating the CD player into my Sonos ecosystem?
Apologies if this has been asked before but I’m curious as to what people think. I’m thinking of getting a few speakers for the living room. I often sit at the piano and like to play along to what I’m listening to so I need a setup that won’t be drowned out by my (questionable) playing. My aim is to create a stereo pair and then position them each side of the piano. The conundrum I have is whether to go for 2 Ones and a Sub, which I assume (hope) will give me better separation of highs from lows OR 2 Fives without a separate Sub. I listen to a really wide variety of music including classical and Jazz so the mids and trebles are just as important to me as the thumbing bass. Thoughts?
Hi guys, I've been following Sonos for a while, and ever since I experienced a Sonos setup in a vacation home 2 years ago, I always wanted to have my own setup. Since I'm currently still living at home with my parents, I don't actually have any of them installed (since they don't want me to thinker with too many tech stuff :P ), but I'm planning to start building my own house next year. We're already in the floorpan drawing phase. In this stage I want to start planning outlets and network cabling etc already, so I can be prepared for all this stuff. Enough with the talk around, my first question is: Based on my floorpan, what do you recommend me to get for the entire open space (being kitchen, living room and TV corner). I was planning for the TV corner to be equipped with a PlayBar later on (or playbase, depending on how we actually plan the cabling etc there). For the kitchen and living room I would think 2 PLAY:3s would be good, 1 at each side of the room, or should I rather
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!
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