So, I am really wanting to get into Sonos, but have some concerns about how to best approach with my existing set up. I will lay out the scenario and ask for some input on what anyone feels is the best options for me.
I have a large great room (about 40'x40') that currently has TV on fireplace, with center channel on mantle, SUB, 2 tower speakers and in ceiling surrounds. It works great for surround TV and also great for listing to music in the big room. All of my components are in the adjoining office (Pioneer Elite receiver, sat DVR, record player, apple TV) and input sourced through the Receiver with single HDMI to the TV. Its controlled with a Logitech IR remote.
The scenario I want to end up with is good TV sound (not necessary to have surround here anymore, as I have it downstairs) plus ability to listen to music that sounds full in the big room. I was thinking soundbar as first step (remove towers and center channel) but I am concerned the music will be really thin in such a large area (I have tried a cheaper soundbar before and it was terrible...). Plus I am not sure how the set up would work with existing components in another room (maybe just optical OUT from TV to soundbar is all that is needed?)
I was also thinking maybe the soundbar and a single PLAY 5 and set up? What would you do? Appreciate any input here...
New buyer set up questions and scenarios?
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Then put other Sonos speakers around your home as desired.
And add Connect/other speakers the manner John B has suggested, if Sonos is to be added. Better to add it as another layer than as a replacement because that can get complicated once TV is in the mix.