Yesterday the power went out and my Onkyo amp’s optical audio input woke up dead. Thus, my hardwired Polk soundbar became useless. Coincidentally, a Sonos Playbar has appeared on Craigslist priced at $350.
In my home I already have a stereo pair of One’s and a Sub that I use exclusively for music that I’m really happy with. So, I have a couple of questions:
- Is the old technology Playbar still viable as a TV sound source? My TV has optical out.
- I don’t necessarily want to integrate the Playbar into my music system, but would like to have the Sub do double duty. Can I have the sub contribute both to my Sonos One’s for music and then turn around and be a part of the video (Playbar) system when the TV is playing. I will never require both modes to be playing at the same time.
- I am old and my hearing sucks. Is the Playbar’s voice mode useful?
I would appreciate any advice. Thanks.