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Hi All,This questions is for those of you that owns both the Sonos Arc and Sonos Beam Gen2 or have been listening to both of them. How big is the difference in sound between the Arch and Beam Gen2. I understand that the Arc has better sound but is there really a big difference?2nd question:Will the sound of Beam Gen2 + Two Sonos Ones in surround be better than a single Arc?
Has anyone paired two Moves for use outdoors? I have a single Move, but it doesn't sound anywhere as good as two or three UE booms. I was thinking of getting another Move.
I bought my move for the garden, mainly for the weatherproofing, but also for the battery, as I didn’t want to run new power lines.I find that the single move is great, but, compared to my old set of UE booms ( i can buy 4 booms for the same price), the sound is not as fulfilling. When you get sound from 3 directions or 4, it really is literally more immersive.But the booms cut out at times, Bluetooth vs wifi is not a contest, hence the move.But one move, does not sound anywhere as good as two booms with a mega boom.I use one mega boom for bass, and this, with another two booms, has a sound that I prefer.I wanted to know how two Moves paired would sound, does anyone have any experience?
Been starting to see more post about Mesh Wifi system. Google wifi, Netgear Orbi, Asus Lyra, Linksys Velop, TP Link Deco , Samsung Home Connect, and D Link Covr just name a few. They all make the home wifi work way better in most cases, by getting rid of dead zone. And greatly increase the coverage area, especially helpful to large homes. But as I read more on sonos forums, that there are issue at times with the new systems and Sonos. And most of the Mesh wifi kits out there seem to have talking away a lot of useful feature found on a traditional router. Except for D-Link and Asus, you seem really limited to 1 ethernet port on the main puck/unit. And as I have been informed recently sonos works best if it is connected to the main unit with google wifi. So the question is, minus the D-Link and Asus options. Is the lost of some router configuration option ie dual wan ability, lost of USB support and lost of multiple ethernet port in one location, a fair trade off for the i
Hi, I am currently opening my own Micro bar. Whilst music wont be the driving force of the pub, it will still be on in the background and want to make sure it sounds great. The size of the room will be approx 580 sq ft. I will be playing off a tablet playing spotify. My question is, would a Sonos play:5 do the job for the entire space or would 2 Sonos Ones in opposite sides of room be better for sound quality? Many thanks in advance!!
Hi - I currently have a 5.1 setup in my living room with (1) Playbar, (1) Sub, and (2) Play 1's. I also have a Play 1 in my dining room that I use when combining everything and playing music throughout the house. I collect vinyl records and need to know what the best setup is for my system. 1) Can someone link me to a few turntables that work easily with the Sonos? 2) Would it be better to get a Play 5 and connect that directly to my turntable? If I do, can I play music thru that Play 5 only or can I play music throughout the entire house? 3) I don't have an Amp, so I assume I'd need the ConnectAmp if I don't go the route of the Play 5? Or could I use the Connect. That way I can just send the music to all my current speakers. Ideally, I'd like to play music throughout the entire house from my turntable but I realize it may be easier to get the Play5 and just play it in my office area. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
Is having Sonos Five as read speakers a overkill with Arc and Sub Gen3 system compared to Sonos One/OneSL
I currently have a Arc, Sub Gen3, Pair of Sonos One 5.1.2 home theater setup. Wondering if I should switch the rear speakers to Sonos Five speakers? Would it enhance the home theater experience or would it be a overkill? I am willing to pay the extra money for Sonos Five as long as it enhances the experience by a considerable amount. Also, 2nd part of my question is if I do use Sonos Five as rear speakers and stream music to this system, does the music that come out of Sonos five, Sub Gen 3 (and arc sound bar) will be same as if I had a 2.1 system with Sonos five and Sub gen 3 or since this is in home theater setup, music experience is difference from standalone 2.1 system built with these same products. Note: My question is after changing the setting in Arc home theater system to play full music in rear speakers instead of using it as ambient speakers
Hi all i recently purchased a play 1 as the bose sound touch did not do what i wanted it to...The problem i am having (maybe i'm doing this completely wrong) is i have all my music on a external hard drive the play 1 recognises the hard drive but will not play all of the music that is on it, it shows the artist in search but tells me there is nothing to play...i was also wondering if i buy an adaptor could i plug the hard drive driectly into router would it then be recognised... any ideas. thanks in advance
I’ve been adding Sonos products slowly the last 2 years. Yes, a little bit each time as it’s pretty pricey. But worth it, IMO. So this year I am looking to either add a Playbase or a Amp. But I just noticed they have a new product, Port. Is the new Port a replacement for the retired Amp Connect? I have an old school stereo system with turntable that I still use. I like to spin vinyls on Sunday’s. I also have a 5disc cd player and dual cassette tape player which I still use. I also have a dvd and BluRay player I have hooked up that will play through my home speakers when I watch movies on my big screen. 90% of the time I listen to streaming (via Spotify, Bandcamp, etc) or iTunes using my iPhone or iPad on my 3 pairs of Sonos (Play1 and One) throughout the house. so depending which product is available for a Black Friday price I will most likely purchase that for my next Sonos device. The Playbase I know is pretty much a no brainer for my big screen. But between the Amp and Port, what
We are moving to a 3K square foot house. Config is the following: 1. Family Room - 65" TV over fireplace Room has high ceilings and is prob 25X20 2. Smallish Office - 55" TV 3. Master BR - 50" TV 4. Enclosed Sun Room/Patio 5. Eventually, backyard Help!!! We really want it uncluttered, and don't want overkill for sound in the BR or office. I want to go all Sonos, but I am thinking for TV sound maybe a soundbar/sub combo from Sony or Denon or Klipsch is a better option, and I would stick to Sonos for music? Thank you.
I’m trying to plan out a house install using a Sonos Amp with in ceiling speakers. A couple of places I’d like to put speakers such as a bedroom only really make sense to have a single speaker. Is it possible to have a single Amp appear as two separate zones? So one zone uses speaker channel 1 and speaker channel 2 shows up as an independent zone? This would mean a single Amp could handle two smaller rooms quite efficiently, whilst still allowing independent audio control. I initially thought this is what Dual Mono mode meant but now I’m not so sure. If this isn’t possible then it would mean I’d have to use a Sonos One wall mounted for these areas which simply won’t be anywhere near as clean.
I am after some advice on a NAS drive to hold my music that I can access through the SONOS app. I ask the question as I just purchased a WD 'My Cloud' 3tb with the intention of installing Plex on it, but once opened, it became apparent that the app was not available and I am thinking of sending it back. So, just need some advice on what is recommended please, do I send this one back and get a different one and if so what one? Any advice is much appreciated
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,
Trying to build a nice wireless sound system around my projector. Can anyone give me advice? Video of apartment inside.
So I'm trying to build a decent wireless sound system around my projector. I'm not sure what's the best way to do it though and which speakers to buy. The projector does not have bluetooth or wifi. Hence, I assume I'd have to plug in atleast one Sonos speaker into it which would broadcast the sound to other wireless speakers. Is there any way to build a Sonos wireless surround system in my place with out audio delay so I can enjoy films? https://youtu.be/X9IT-P6raxI -- here's a video of my current setup. As you can see the projector is projecting on a 300" wall and I'd love it if I could have sound coming from the back and also in the front.
I am remodeling my house and putting in 12 zones. I am considering two basic approaches and would appreciate input on my choice: 1) Purchase a multi-channel amplifier. Connect amp to speakers in each zone. So speaker cables would run from the AV closet to each of the sets of speakers in each room. Connect 12 Sonos Connects to the multichannel amp. These Sonos Connects could stay in the AV closet. OR 2) Purchase 12 Sonos Connect AMPS and connect the AMPS to the speakers in each room. I would wire most of the AMPS to the network for improved signal strength. The Sonos AMPS could be kept in the AV closet also. Which is best? I'm focused more on music quality, functionality, signal reliability etc.. Cheers, Andrew
I know Sonos says the new Sonos five “offers the same listening experience as the play:5gen2” to my mind this is not the same as saying they sound the same. Have they improved the audio? I doubt they are exactly the same acoustically. The play 1 and Sonos one sound different despite being told they are the same. Doesn’t matter if they use the same drivers, even a change in weight to the product will alter the sound.
Hello, I have a playbase and sub, which I love, but am moving into a new house where the only logical place to put the TV is mounted in the wall. There is no place to put the TV stand it was previously sitting on as there is a fireplace there. I was thinking of getting a beam to mount with the TV and using the playbase elsewhere in the house as a music speaker. Is this possible? If I have a beam attatched to the TV, and a playbase eslewhere in the house that is on the same network, I should still be able to play TV audio through the playbase, correct? I have read that, while there is a difference in audio quality between the beam and the base, that difference is negligible when paired with a sub. It is also a medium size room. Is this true in other people's experience? Has anybody else done this before - repurpose a playbase once it no longer fits? Any clever ideas on where to put it? Alternatively, I could put the playbase somewhere off center from the TV, but
HelloI want to buy a record player for my partner to connect with his sonos one speaker and soundbar. I am looking to buy the Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB Turntable. Do I need to purchase just the sonos port or do I need an amp as well to connect the record player to the speakers.I was going to buy the Pro ject T1 sonos edition turntable which I believe you only need a sonos port for it to work, however they have sold out. So now a little confused as to what I need exactly for the turntable non sonos editition.Thankyou for any advice..
The only thread I can see with a Sonos answered comment lists 4 year old American TVs I can't even find in stock. Surely you are constantly testing new TVs ? I really want a new TV but can't pick as I'm worried it won't work right, is there nothing in the TV specs to look for ? If it says ARC HDMI does that mean it will work ?
I have sonos throughout my house and Im in the market for an outdoor speaker that I can use the Connect AMP to integrate. My location gets hit pretty hard with sun in the summer and there wouldnt be much protection from rain unless I built a cover. Anyone have a recommendation?
Ignoring the fact that I would be compromising the sound somewhat by covering part of the upward firing speakers… I’m wondering if it is possible to mount the Arc to my TV stand using the Sanus TV mount and Arc mount? Currently I have a Beam mounted to my TV stand using the Sanus TV mount and Beam mount and I would like to replicate this if possible.
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