Hey David,

 The sub woofer is a beast yes,

 I was looking at the next step for my sound system and whether or not I could 
have the play bar and 2 subs 

 See if it would work, no one can tell me 

 But yeah they are bloody easy to setup and use,

 Add more units to a room and then pair each pair together 
If you play them all as one synced room the sound is syncing perfectly,
If theaudio comes through different speakers in different rooms then there will 
be a delay.

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On Behalf Of David Chittenden
Sent: Thursday, 1 December 2016 3:39 PM
To: macvisionaries@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: Question about the Sonos products

Hi Scott,

We recently set up a Sonos system.

The Play One is a small speaker. It can do basic stereo sound, or it can work 
as part of a pair, or as part of a 5.1 surround system. I am not sure about 
part of a 7.1 system, and Sonos does not yet do upmos for vertical spacial 
hearing.
The Play Three and Play 5 can both also function as either a stereo speaker 
(laid horizontally,, or as the individual side of a stereo pair (laid 
vertically). Just set it up in the Sonos app.

My fiancé wanted to hire someone to set up the system, so I agreed that if I 
could not figure it out fairly quickly, we would bring in an installer. I am 
good with this sort of thing, but set-up is so simple that she could do it.

We purchased a PlayBar, two Play Threes, and three Play Ones. I was originally 
going to match the Play Threes with the PlayBar, but the store only had one in 
stock, so we put the single Play Three in the bedroom (where I was going to put 
a Play One. That would leave a play One for the bathroom and a play One for our 
office. The Play Ones worked so nicely with the PlayBar that the office was 
upgraded to the other Play Three. Oh, the family room also has the Sonos Sub. I 
really like this Sub. It is a brick. The speakers are inside and face each 
other. This allows for excellent deep base without any sub rattling. Sonos says 
it is because the two speakers facing each other cancels the rattle distortion 
out.

All the speakers can play the same thing, or each room can play different 
things, and changing is very easy in the app. My sighted partner absolutely 
loves the simplicity of the app. I love its accessibility.

Sonos states stereo pairs may only be created between two speakers of same 
type. So, one could use a play Three as center speaker, two Play Fives as front 
stereo speakers, and two Play Ones or Threes as surrounds, with the Sub for 
proper 5.1 sound, or one can use the PlayBar for the front with the Sub and 
surrounds. Sonos performs all the calculations for excellent sound internally 
within all the speakers. They sound quite good, and my fiancé says they sync 
perfectly with the visuals.

When we first started playing music through the surround system, the Play Ones 
were set on surround enhance mode. I changed it in the Sonos app to have the 
surrounds act as full speakers for music playback. Sonos remembers the change, 
and switches automatically depending on whether source is video or music. And, 
for set-up / video sound, it is just a digital optical cable from the TV to the 
playBar. Sonos uses the wifi in the house to create its own network. However, 
if there is no wifi network, the speakers can be connected together with cat5 
cables.

As for sound, I have heard better speakers. A good friend has a pair which cost 
him $4,000 per speaker. Those sound fantastic. Sonos is not quite that good, 
and does not play anywhere near as loud. But, they sound better than anything I 
have owned before. They have excellent sound definition and excellent sound and 
frequency separation. Each speaker in the unit has its own digital amplifier, 
and this makes a significant difference. Also, Sonos regularly and 
automatically rolls out updates. The system updates late at night when not 
working, and they improve automatically.

Kind regards,

David Chittenden, MSc, MRCAA
Email: dchitten...@gmail.com
Mobile: +61 488 988 936
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> On 1/12/2016, at 13:59, Scott Granados <scott.grana...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi, so I’m looking for the Christmas gift for my Uncle who has everything.  I 
> happen to know he doesn’t have a good home theater though and he likes his 
> music and TV.  I was looking at the Sonos system and I’m a little unsure how 
> this works.  I was looking at the play 5.  Do you need two of these for 
> stereo or do you get stereo sound from 1?  Also, to do 5.1 am I reading on 
> their site correctly that I’d put a play bar under the TV, run an optical 
> line to that and then put to play 5 speakers in the back of the room?  Can I 
> pair more than 2 say 4 if I want to simulate 7.1 or is 5.1 the limit?  I know 
> the app is accessibility from the list here but how is it for sited users, 
> very simple?  Anything else I should get with these like speaker stands or 
> how do they mount, do you need special brackets?  Any pointers would be most 
> appreciated.  This looks really cool actually I might have to get one and 
> have another accidentally fall in to the cart.  Can you try these out at Best 
> Buy or other stores or they only available online?  Any input would be most 
> appreciated.
> 
> Thanks
> Scott
> 
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