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Sonos Move - existing sonosnet

  • 10 September 2019
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Hello,

I understood from several messages that the Sonos Moce will not be incorporated in the Sonosnet mesh network and if I continue using the sonosnet basically will not be able to included the move in groups and plkay synchronized music.

I have an existing network with 10 + speakers, consisting of play 1 One, play 3 play 5 (1ste and 2nd gen) beam and sub, .
Till now the clear message was that for such qty of speakers the only good option was the Sonosnet.

My network is build up from with ubiquiti material (USG / managed switches & 2 accesspoints)

Basically buying a Move would push me from the Sonosnet to wifi, will this setup be as stable as the sonosnet ?

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I don't think this is correct. You can have some of your speakers on SonosNet and the Move on WiFi, and they'll work together as normal.
I understood from several messages that the Sonos Moce will not be incorporated in the Sonosnet mesh network and if I continue using the sonosnet basically will not be able to included the move in groups and plkay synchronized music.
That's incorrect. Unless it's in Bluetooth mode (when it would be operating standalone) the Move would be able to join groups just like any other Sonos player.

The fact that it uses WiFi when the rest of the devices are on SonosNet merely puts the system into 'mixed mode'. WiFi is just another connection method, like SonosNet or Ethernet. The Move would still be part of the same IP subnet.
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Hello Ratty & pwt

Thank you for the clarification.
At the moment I have here a setup where a play 5, a play 3 and a beam + 2 x play 1 + sub are used for 80% in 1 group, 1 open area so any out of sync between speakers is noted fast. I would exchange the play 3 with the Move or simply add the Move, depending on sound experience.

1) Will this mixed mode network be able to give the same experience ?
2) how about multicast, now I have 1 wired connection from my network to the boost and all speakers connected via Sonosnet, will this mixed mode not generate an extra stress on the network ?

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I run in mixed mode in my garage and cabin and it syncs with the house speakers(on Sonosnet) perfectly. The only issue i sometimes get is a failed update but that normally works on a second attempt.
1) Will this mixed mode network be able to give the same experience ?
I don't see why not, assuming your WiFi coverage is up to scratch.

2) how about multicast, now I have 1 wired connection from my network to the boost and all speakers connected via Sonosnet, will this mixed mode not generate an extra stress on the network ?

I doubt it would make much difference. The amount of additional stress on SonosNet caused by the addition of a WiFi-based group member ought to be minimal.

(I've no idea what might happen if the Move was the first 'room' in the group, since in theory it ought to become the 'group coordinator' serving traffic to the other group members. Sonos staff might like to comment.)
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Thank you for all the feedback, I was not aware of this mixed mode.
Time to think about pre-ordering the Move

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