Should i add Play 5 to Sonos ARC, pair ones, and Sub

  • 29 March 2021
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Will the Play 5make a difference if added to Arc+ 2 ones, and sub? 


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You cannot add any more Sonos speakers to an Arc/Sub/Ones 5.1.2 home theater setup other than a second Sub. You could group a Play:5 to your current setup but it wouldn’t technically be part of your 5.1.2 system. It would just be an extra speaker in a separate zone. And in TV mode, the grouped Play:5 will have a slight audio delay.

Thanks, a buddy was going to sell me his Play 5 Gen 2 for $200 😂.  Maybe I’ll use it for the masters

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$200 is a great deal for a used Play:5, and a master bedroom would be a great home for it.

Unrelated, but does the amp really make a difference in sound based on my setup? Just want to justify another $700+.   Seems like I’m just getting drawn to buying more Sonos LOL.

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The Sonos Amp is not required for your setup. The Amp is needed if you ever want to add wired, passive third-party speakers to your Sonos ecosystem like outdoor speakers, bookshelf speakers, or in-ceiling speakers.

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