As a music & home theater set-up: I currently have the Sonos Amp + 2x Boston Acoustic VR2 floor-standing speakers.
I also have 2x Sonos Fives as the Surrounds, and 2x Sonos Subs connected.
It’s an awesome set-up as is!
I started with the Arc (instead of the Amp) + 2x Fives + 2x Subs and loved the sound quality, but needed more ‘oomf’ and energy from the front of the room since I’m used to a traditional 5.1 set-up with floor-standing speakers.
Now that I’ve transitioned to the Amp, I love the volume; but I’m missing that high fidelity sound, immersive effect, and subtlety in instruments the Arc had (when coupled with the Fives and Subs).
My primary use case is music and the Amp shines with music. The Arc did too, though it had to be turned up considerably to feel that energy. But it was great when turned up because you could hear every individual instrument around the room.
Feel like I should probably upgrade from these old Boston Acoustic VR2’s, and curious if anyone had any personal feedback to share on 2x great Floor-standing speakers I could get that could come close to replicating the Arc sound quality experience. I obviously understand I won’t get the Atmos stuff, and may lack some immersion that the Arc had, but want to see if I can get close to it with newer floor standing speakers!
Also, does anyone have feedback on replacing the Sonos Sub(s) in favor of a third-party woofer if you wanted more bass output, such as SVS SB or PB (when connected to the Sonos Amp)?
Just for general awareness my settings are:
- TV Level: +12
- Music Level: +12-15
- Crossover: 110Hz
- Bass/Treble: Mostly Neutral
- Loudness: Off