Well, we have not noticed a delay from one end of the house to the other.

Partner has decided she wants the play threes to be the surrounds, so am now. I 
am reconfiguring now.

David Chittenden, MSc, MRCAA
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> On 1/12/2016, at 21:51, Simon Fogarty <si...@blinky-net.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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> [mailto:macvisionaries@googlegroups.com] 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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