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I'm planning a bar and want to setup a 5.1 system with a Playbar, Sub and either Play 1 or Play 3 rear speakers. The room is about 14x17 feet with 3 walls (back wall open). I plan to watch sports and play music, but nothing obscenely loud. I'm wondering if the Play 3 will provide any additional benefit(s) from the Play 1 as rear speakers in this system? Is there an additional bass boost with the 3's? Any opinions would be appreciated. TIA
Does anyone have any experience or suggestions on ceiling mount installations of Play:1 or Play:3 speakers that do not involve the Flexson products? The Flexson ceiling mount would be perfect but they are ludicrously expensive and I have not found many alternative products available. I have a screened in porch that I want to place a speaker on that is entirely sheltered for about 4 months of the year with a vaulted wood ceiling and available power supply but can't find many more cost effective options for ceiling mount.
I need some expert advice from the users here. I currently have Sonos through out the house but within my man-room I have my connect hooked up to my record player and it powers the speakers in there. I have a play bar, a sub and I have 2 Sonon 1's in this room. Talking to the Sonos people online they suggested I get an Amp to power my TV which I’ve been trying to do and can’t with the Connect so I ordered one and it came the other day I cannot figure out how to hook this up correctly. And I’m not sure that it can be hooked up the way I need it. I have a TV, Cox cable, DVD player and I have Apple TV. I have four wired speakers in the ceiling. I constantly, move back and forth between the Cable box and Apple TV. So hooking things up through the Sonos Amp through the HDMI which only has one connection. I can run the tv through it but will only get the screen saver, or I can run the cable box through it but get no TV. Talking to the Sonos people online they said it would be g
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
Hey Guys, I have SONOS:Connects and a bunch of unused in-ceiling speakers. What I really need is SONOS:AMPS. Obviously I can sell one and buy the other but I will take a big loss selling used and buying new. Is there a small third party AMP out there that when paired with a non-amp CONNECT matches or exceeds quality of the standalone SONOS:AMP? Of course price is the big factor... if too expensive I will just buy the powered SONOS box. Not looking for any features but the ability to power the speakers at same quality. I'm hoping you guys have talked about this one before and can shortcut me to a product or tell me this is a dumb question. I'd like to avoid spending the morning reading about cheap amps. =)
I saw this questions asked a few times so here’s an updated one as the tech / adapters get better. I’ll keep y’all informed if there’s any updated news or workarounds that work for me. In the meantime, if y’all have any suggestions, please help :) Original thread and replies along w/ pictures: https://www.reddit.com/r/sonos/comments/iie1d8/tech_request_sonos_beam_w_3rd_party_subwoofer/----Hi everyone,I'm looking for some tech help on how to connect a [[[Sonos Beam x 3rd party subwoofer]]].I've tried with two brands so far: 1. Velodyne Microvee 2. Sunfire HRS8using this adapter SOUTHSKY 5.1CH DAC Converter Audio Decoder Digital Optical Coaxial Toslink to RCA 3.5mm Jack Support Dolby AC-3 DTS 5.1 2.0CH for Xbox PS2,PS3,PS4,TV (SPDIF/Coaxial to 6RCA+3.5mm). I can't seem to get it to work but I'm also aware I'm a total novice at this. I've attached some photos. I would greatly appreciate the help.Hardware & set up:TCL TV.a) optical out ---> subwooferb) ARC / HDMI ---> Sonos Beamp
Good morning all. I am a fairly recent new homeowner and finally looking to spring for a home stereo system. Having done some research, Sonos is clearly a no brainer. I cannot wait to get my hands on some of this gear. I'm literally obsessed and own nothing at this point. In researching what pieces of equipment will be best for me, and reading through lots of this community, I'm running into a question about stereo pairing. It is clear that 2 x Play:1s in a stereo pair is a hugely popular set up on this forum. Likewise, it seems 2 x Play:5s is also mentioned as a good set up. My question: is a stereo pair still recommended if you're not likely to be in the "sweet spot" very often? In my living room, I am looking at getting a Play:5 for use with the line in so I can start enjoying my record player more regularly. I am thinking if I have this set horizontally in the corner, it will set a wide enough soundstage to adequately cover the room. Please note that the corner is the ide
I have two older ZP80 components that are eligible for recycle to get the current “Trade Up” 30% off credit. My question is - if I trade both of them, can the two 30% off credits be applied to purchase one new component, or do I have to purchase two new ones to apply 30% off to each? I already traded in one and I see 30% off applied to the item in the cart, but I see a “+” sign next to it as well which I am assuming means that if I trade up second ZP80 I would be able to apply both to one new component purchase: Is my assumption that two 30% off credits can be applied when buying one component correct or not? Since trade up is not reversible, I don’t want to trade another one if I have to purchase two different components since I only need one. Please let me know. Thanks.
Hello all, I'm looking at replacing our Playbar (5.1 setup) before Autumn as we do have a fair few Movie nights.I've been looking at the Sony HT-A7000 soundbar as well as the ARC.Cost wise, obviously the ARC wins but I'd be interested if anyone has tried both and what they thought?.The HT-A7000 with sub and surrounds is a fair wack £ wise but looking to get a good 6+ years out of either (like our Playbar).Will Play:1s and a 1st Generation Sonos Sub connect to the ARC?.I know it's an odd question to ask on a Sonos forum but interested in hearung from anyone who's tried both systems.
I am about to start with Sonos for the first time. I have just ordered a Samsung Neo QLED 55” TV, which will be wall mounted with a Sonos ARC. My installer (who is independent of the shop I am buying from) recommend adding a Subwoofer - so I ordered a Sub Gen 3, but he said I would not need a pair of rear speakers. I had been thinking of a pair of rear One SL’s. But given the installers comments, my wife will not agree to any rears now.My room is not large - the distance from the TV on the opposite wall to our sofa will be around 4m. The width of the room is just under 5m. Is there anyone out there who initially just had an ARC + Sub, who then subsequently added rears - to comment on what the impact was ? It needs to be in the context of a similar room size - it is our small lounge, not a huge cinema room!Appreciate any thoughts.Many thanks Justin
I have an approx 32x16 covered porch that I would like to use sonos on--want to attach to wall so they don't "walk" off to other places :) They would be pretty well protected but there is the occasional blowing rain. Any one else have this? And what setup would you recommend? Thanks!
What external Storage Device works best. Historically i had a tower computer which held all my record collections on. I left this switched on constantly so my SONOS linked to and I could play my collection. I have now changed to a Laptop that I switch off so Sonos can't always link to it. What do other people use as an external Storage Device.
Hi, I am looking for some advice regarding expanding my sonos zones to include my kitchen. The room measure 2.4M (8ft) x 4M (14 ft), with a height of 2.4M. I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion regarding the choice between a stereo pair of Play 1's (I have these in a 3 x 3 room, and they work very nicely), or a single play 3. All would be mounted on the wall at just below ceiling height. Thanks, S,I,S.
Me and my girlfriend just bought our first apartment. It's not very big (59 square meters), but we want to buy a Sonos system for it. The picture doesn't reflect how we're furnishing it, but it won't be far off. [img]9ed363e0-e83a-4d15-b1b6-b36a87fbad88.png[/img] I'm currently thinking a Sonos Beam for our TV. We also want to set it up for surround, and as far as I've understood we should just go for two play:1s over two ones? Long term we might want the subwoofer as well, but won't get it straight away. Good plan? The kitchen and living room are open, so do I need another speaker for the kitchen? Is it an idea to add one speaker to the kitchen as well for music, or is it unnecessary with the Beam and the play:1s in the living room? We also want one in the bathroom. Is the One (or play:1?) the best option here as the bathroom is quite small? We're not sure on the bedroom either. It's very small and close to the living room, so I guess it's a play an One here as well
I have a newly constructed home where 8 individual speaker wires terminate in a central closet. 4 of those wires run to the living room, 2 to MBR and 2 outside. I have no equipment at the moment other than an Echo. I saw the conversation from a year ago on a similar topic where geo8 provided advice when the user was starting with a Sonos Connect. What Sonos product, AVR, controller and wall mount speakers are recommended for this project from scratch? Please list the equipment. Many thanks!
Hi, Just looking for some advice about the Sonos Play:1 (Gen 1). There are some quite attractable deals on these speakers at the minute on Amazon. Having looked on a deals website, I've noticed several people mentioning the Gen 1 is not compatible with Apple Music due to 'Airplay 2'? My intention is to purchase three speakers, one for the living room, kitchen and bedroom. I would like to use my Apple Music membership and, have the ability to stream music to one room at a time or to all rooms (with the same music) however, I'm told via a deals forum this cannot be done, only via the Gen 2. Is this correct before I lose out on the deal? Thanks for the help! Antony
I am thinking of adding some Sonos speakers for TV and movies (and a bit of music) in the living room. I quite like the new Beam but I am wondering if the sound quality is good enough compared to the Playbar. I would either buy the Beam and add 2x Ones and the Sub. Or I would buy the Playbar and the Sub. Which option would be the best? Will the Beam deliver enough punch or is too tinny (when adding the other speakers)? Our living room is about 4x3 meters where we sit and watch TV and continues in an angle that is about 3x6 meters. What would you choose?
Hi I have a high end A/V system powered by an ARCAM A/V receiver and Dynaudio Front & Centre speakers with a B&W subwoofer. I am downsizing to a much smaller apartment and do not have the space for all the speaker equipment. Do I have to get rid of it all, or can I use some of it based around the Sonos system? I am thinking, particularly of the subwoofwer which cost around $1800 7 years ago. Can I connect this into a Sonos 5.1 surround sound Cinema system, or would I be better off just using the Sonos system in total? Many thanks D
Like many of you, I've got a combination of Sonos and Homes in my life. Unfortunately I only currently have two Play 1s but I'm desperate to find a way to cast music via my Homes, to my Sonos. As I see it, there are currently two solutions. Get a Play 5 or Connect and then add a Chromecast Audio. The obvious choice seems to be the Play 5, but will I be able to cast to all the speakers in my house if I have that? Or would I need to have a Connect to enable that? Is there another option? Could I buy a PlayBase and connect that to my TV then add a Chromecast to the TV and cast music to the Chromecast and then to the Playbase (and maybe to the other speakers?) If it would work, it seems like the best option as I'm much more interested in getting a Playbase than I am a 5 or a Connect. AND FINALLY, have many people had luck getting things to play via IFTTT? Is that a viable fourth option? Thanks for all your thoughts!
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