Hi community! I’m a long time Sonos owner (I have about 12 Play:1’s) just ordered a couple SL’s, had a Play:5 Gen1 pass through my hands and ordered a Gen1 Beam (used). I’m a little bit of an enthusiast, having gifted a couple play:1 to my parents, the play:5 Gen 1, etc. I’m here to say hi, but to ask something:
In a large space, what do any of you feel is optimal arrangement of Play:1’s or Ones? The reason I ask this is that I have an open loft apartment. I have stereo pairs around in the kitchen, office, living room, but recently discovered that adding a single unpaired between the stereo pair added some kind of something that I liked a bit. It got me to thinking: Would I want to put all of my “left channels” to one side of the apartment and right channels to the right side?
I wonder if there is any possibility that the Tuning feature could be enhanced to apply to pairs of speakers in a room to optimize the entire room into a single 360 experience of sorts? Has anyone done their own best and considered similar things?
In my journeys of “this here, that there” I also realized that I almost always prefer the speaker at ear height-- much less pleased with above (like above the kitchen cabinets) but also don’t love below. Within 2’ of my ears vertically seems to do the trick.
Once the Beam arrives, I’ll be considering or reconsidering all of this again, as well. The office may dual purpose as my rear speakers as I consider replacing an older Denon amp and Bose speakers around, and my next purchase will likely be a sub! Any thoughts on new vs used and value/experience differences?
Very interested in any other optimization tricks, trial and error attempts (successful or failed!) etc.!