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Hello! I moved into a new house that has passive speakers already installed: front left/right, back left/right. I’m trying to determine how I could use them with my existing Beam. From my research it seems like my options might beBuy a Sonos Amp for passive speakers and set up passive speakers as surround for Beam (I think only 2 passive speakers can be used because Beam is already a 2.1 device?) Buy a receiver and Sonos Port for passive speakers (I’m not sure if this would allow for surround sound with Beam?) Don’t use passive speakers and just use Beam.Thanks for any advice!
Hello all I moved into a house that has speakers in the ceiling in most of the rooms (about 7 rooms?) - there is a CD player and DAB hooked up but I can’t see an amp. The below is what’s there.If I replaced the CD or DAB with a Sonos Port, would that work?I understand that each room can’t be isolated with one product but I should be able to say set all downstairs speakers to the Port input.Any help appreciated.
HiFor playing music in a large kitchen diner (parties and high-quality listening) I’m considering buying a FIVE to sit on a shelf central on the long wall, then put a ONE SL and a ONE at the extreme sides of the room to create a wider sound field in the room (without the expense of 2x FIVES). (Note: I thought a ONE would be useful as it will have a mic for smart speaker purposes).Question: Can I set the ONE and ONE SL as a stereo pair, and have the FIVE playing in stereo to get this wide sound field?Would this work?
Currently use Sonos in rooms where I can easily access them.Am looking to mount new speakers about 8ft up in close to ceiling for a sunroom. Although I can always get a ladder if there was an issue, ideally am looking to have these mounted and connected to power and then remote control them from Sonos App/remotely.Thoughts? Recommendations? 2x Era 100 or 300 better than a single sound bar?Thanks in advance
Good morning, I have a beam gen 1 with mini sub and two symfonisk ikea etagere in surround. I would like to exchange the beam gen1 for a sonos beam gen2 or arc to enjoy dolby atmos and truehd, is there much difference on the sound quality between dolby digital 5.1 and dolby digital plus, dolby digital true HD and atmos please? my config 55 inch tv Living room 30m² length 14 meters width 4 meter sofa distance from tv about 3 meters
Just purchased the arc for infront of our TV that is in a high ceiling living room. I want something behind the couch; however the open floor plan/kitchen will limit me to ERA 100s. There are however two inwall old speakers above the couch and I just saw the amp and inwall set up. Can I combine the amp and arc? Will that give a good surround sound? plan for the subwoofer down the line at some point as well.
Hello -I’m moving to a new house that has the internet connection and router/wireless in a basement utility room. As I recall, one of the Sonos components has to be hardwired into the router. But, I don’t really want to put a speaker in a utility room. What product do I use to connect to the router? Thanks,Todd
We plan to purchase Sonos Amp, if it will do what we need... Our house came with a Russound SDB-6.1 speaker selector, wired to 6 in-ceiling single-speakers indoors and outside. I have no idea brand, type, or specs of the speakers.We want to get rid of a stack of outdated equipment and get a simple solution to stream music and audio content from laptops, ipad, and/or phones. Can we use a Sonos Amp attached to one of the 2 input ports? We understand that we will still need to manually use the speaker selector to turn the 6 speakers on/off, and to adjust relative volume of one speaker to another. That said, could we adjust the Sonos volume output remotely, and wouldn’t that translate (in layman’s terms) to “more or less sound going from Sonos into Russound, equals more or less sound going into every speaker”? Thanks for helping an audio-amateur!
Has the Sonos One SL got the same increased memory and faster processor present in the Sonos One Voice Version Gen 2?
Has the Sonos One SL got the same increased memory and faster processor present in the Sonos One Voice Version Generation 2? Is it best to stereo pair a Sonos One SL with a Sonos One Voice speaker - or stereo pair two Sonos One Voice Speakers together? Is the Sonos One SL being discontinued?
Hi everyone,I am new in this community and i would ask you, that are more expert than me, how to create a system audio, using sonos, for a restaurant that has multiple room and external space.This is the structure:External space (200mq) ----- main hall (150mq) ---- secondary hall (50mq)I was thinking to put a Sonos Move in the external space, in the middle of the space (no cable).Two Sonos ONE SL in the main hall and a sonos one SL in the secondary hall.Between the external speaker and the main hall’s speaker will be more than 30m, same with the one in the secondary hall.I would like to play the same music in all the spaces.The audio source can be in the main hall.Can i group, using my WIFI, all the devices and play the same music? (the source can be a phone or must to be connected to spotify?)In case the WIFI is not working, can i connect the device between them using some chain link system, maybe based on bluetooth or wlan?Thanks
Hi!I’m currently looking at different options for setting up a sound system for a hostel. It involves installing several speakers to cover a rather large (fully open & connected) common area, including a reception, café and dining hall. Total probably 7 speakers, plus or minus. (either Era 100, One SL, or a combination. Recommendations between these two are also greatly appreciated!). All controlled with an iPad in our reception/café. I’m finding it a bit difficult to figure out just by the information online, so I’m wondering if anyone knows whether or not a Sonus system could satisfy the following example use cases?:) Three specifically selected speakers playing the same music, the rest are silent. All speakers playing the same music, but with the ability to adjust volume per speaker. Three speakers playing the same music, and a fourth one playing its own music from a different source. (could also be from a different iPad, if that is needed to work as a separate sound source). O
I’d like to add occasional music capability to a fairly large (450 sq ft) room, 15’ x 30’. It would likely only be occasionally used. Does anyone have any thoughts on a Playbar vs. a pair of Play 3 speakers connected in stereo?(We have a pair of connected Play 5’s in a smaller room that are used daily, the primarily listening space, and a Playbar connected to a television in a medium sized room that’s used for both music and the TV.)Thank you!
I need to add ambient music throughout a 4 floor retail space. All floors are open floorplan and around 2500sqft. Needs to be as simple as possible. I was thinking 4x Sonos Era 100 per floor, one in each corner near the ceiling pointing towards the center, mounted with the Era 100 mount.Each floor will have its own wifi access point. What would be the best option for networking ands controlling all the speaker groups from one Ipad?Thanks!
Hi all,My house currently have a pair of ceiling speakers above my sitting area across the TV location, so it got me thinking what the best Sonos home theater set up to buy.Arc, Sub and 2x Era 300. This is the latest recommendation from Sonos, but it won’t use the speaker that’s already in place which seems to be a waste, and I wonder if the overhead sound by reflection would be as good as actual ceiling speaker. It also sucks that I can’t add an Amp since it exceeds the maximum number of speaker in a Sonos set up Arc and Sub, then add 1x Amp for ceiling speakers, and install 2x in-wall speaker paired with 1x Amp. Does this provide Atmos rendering? I don’t see in any documentation on whether this is more than what the Sonos system support. Would this be better than Option 1?Thanks for the feedback!
Hello EveryoneI know I broached this subject early on during the initial release of the Era 300 series, so please forgive any redundancy. Let’s begin...IMO, the Five as a single speaker or in stereo pair is better than the Era 300 in the same configurations; but not by much. I was able to do an extensive A/B comparison in the same room with my Five’s and Era 300’s. The Era 300’s have since been moved to another room.My music preference is smooth jazz as I prefer instruments for making comparisons versus having vocals disrupt (color) the mid-range. The music source was SiriusXM Watercolors and Apple Music downloads.Room dimensions19 ft Long 13 ft Wide 8 ft High (slightly textured ceiling and hardwood floors)Speaker Distances and Separation3 ft from front wall (single and stereo pair) 10 ft Listening distance from speaker position (single and stereo pair) 6.5 ft from left and right wall spacing for single speaker 3 ft from left wall and right wall spacing for stereo pair (7 ft separatio
Hello EveryoneThere has been conversation regarding the logic of upgrading to the Era 300 or Era 100 speakers. Below is my opinion as to when an upgrade to the Era Series Speakers may (or may not) be warranted given your current Sonos setup. The following is from an empirical view point and by no means should be considered as a rule of thumb: but more correctly as a guide. Everyone has their own reason(s) as to when, why and/or should an upgrade be considered. My personal reasons are that I like the latest and greatest tech; not just Sonos, but other electronic manufacturers as well. Regarding Sonos, mine is by design to upgrade and sell the previous model to defer the cost of the new gear and get a decent ROI. Although Sonos products hold their value quite well...timing is also a key factor. People are more apt to buy used (pre-owned) electronics especially when the out-going product is still being sold on the manufacturer’s website and in stores at MSRP. I might also mention that
I recenly purchased the Sonos 2 Amp and the Port. I have a house that is wired with speakers that are driven through a Insignia 200w receiver/amp combo. My goal was to connect my turntable to the amp and connect 2 speakers direclty to the amp to get the best sound quality. I also wanted to be able to stream the music playing on my turntable to my Insignia receiver/amp and have the option of playing the music throughout the house. The rep at my local stereo store recomended that I purchase the Amp, plug the turn table into the amp along with the 2 speakers and then purchase the Port and hook the Ports up to my receiver/amp using the AV ports on boat. I connected everything and have beautiful music playing throu the Amp however I am not able to get the music to stream from the Amp to the Port to the receiver/amp. I am beginning to wonder if this is even a possible scenario. I have both the Port and Amp showing on my Sonos App and I don’t see anything that woulf be in the way except the A
Hello Sonos,I am looking for some advice.Living/living space 11m wide approx 7m deepI have a stereo/surround set that I want to replace. It is a 5.1set, so 2 front, 2 back, 1 middle and a subwoofer. Back+front+Middle speakers same size.I mostly use in stereo mode and can then have the back speakers also play along as so called 5 channel stereo. Surround very occasionally used.Can you advise me what to purchase. I am thinking about:2 x FIVE as front2 x Move as back (already have 1 and then handy to take along)1 x Sub1 x ARCFor stereo modeThen you use the 2xFive+SUB+2xMovesIn home theaterThen you use the SUB+ARC+2xMove as the back.Is this possible?Or is this "to much" Is it easy to switch from stereo set to surround set without going through all the settings each time?Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Is anyone in the know able to shed some light on this issue for me, as sonos support have been no help. I have an eligible product in my sonos system , that has meant I am eligible for the 30% discount under the upgrade programme. I was testing out my basket to see which items I could apply the discount to. On first attempt the discount from the upgrade programme seemed to auto apply. However I then emptied my cart. Since then the discount is not auto applying and I cannot see a discount code on my upgrade page. Even though it says the product is eligible and the discount is activated.Has anyone else experienced this issue please? Sonos support have been no help and just keep telling me they don’t know why it isn’t auto applying. Thanks is advance.
Hi,Purchased my sound system ~1 mo ago: Arc + 2 x Sonos One 2nd gen surrounds.Well of course they announced the Era 300. Ok, no matter I’ll get a 30% discount.Hmm 15%, okBut actually I’m not seeing any upgrade discount for Sonos One G2. (I do see for G1)..Jean
I have recently moved into a house that was wired for multi-room audio several years ago (15+ years). I am looking to upgrade the system and would appreciate some advice/input.There are 12 zones all controlled by the devices in the above picture. One Onkyo stereo receiver and 4 Niles boxes. 6 of the zones have a control pad (connected to one box) and the other 6 zones (connected to the other box) just have a volume dial. Each zone has 2 speakersSeems a shame to remove the speakers and all the wiring that has been done.My goals are toHave a simplified system with less zones (don’t need speakers in most of the zones and will probably only go for 2 zones; inside and outside). I would leave more of the zones but the cost may be prohibitive? Ability to turn on or off, select source and control volume without having to go into the closet Ability to stream from normal sources (Apple, Spotify) without needing a phone to be nearby (don’t have any other sources) but also want to stream from a
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