Well, we'll definitely take another listen, since we're thinking about 
expanding our Sonos network.  Do you know when the newer models came out?
Thanks,
Donna
> On Dec 1, 2016, at 2:21 PM, David Chittenden <dchitten...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Yes, the listening environment makes a difference. The first time we checked 
> out Sonos, we did not like the sound of any of the speakers. The second time, 
> several months later, we got a private demonstration. They sounded much 
> better. It is also possible that the first time was the older model.
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
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>> On 2/12/2016, at 03:14, Donna Goodin <doniado...@me.com> wrote:
>> 
>> This is really interesting.  When my husband and I checked out the Sonos 
>> options at BestBuy, we both thought the three and the five sounded pretty 
>> lousy in comparison to the one.  Given that you and David both liked them so 
>> much, I'm wondering if it was just something about the environment at 
>> BestBuy.  May have to go check them out again.
>> Cheers,
>> Donna
>>> On Dec 1, 2016, at 2:38 AM, Simon Fogarty <si...@blinky-net.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi Scott,
>>> 
>>> Yes all of the above.
>>> 
>>> Two play fives would be better,
>>> But in my head it would be the play bar at the front center and then a play 
>>> five in each front corner,
>>> 
>>> Then put a set of play ones or play 3 in the rear corners 
>>> So you have a 5 speaker setup,
>>> 
>>> If you want a .1 then you'll need the sub woofer as well.
>>> 
>>> But you could get away quite nicely with the play fives and the play bar  
>>> by themselves,
>>> 
>>> Put the fives in the rear corners and the bar as you said under the tv will 
>>> give you a pretty dam good surround sound 
>>> 
>>> As for speaker stands,
>>> I've not seen one for the sonos speakers and they are a crazy shape to put 
>>> on a stand,more of a rectangular box slightly wedged towards the back of 
>>> the speaker.
>>> 
>>> Each speaker needs a power socket to by the way,
>>> 
>>> As for use by a sighted person,
>>> 
>>> Hell if we have no trouble then he'd have no trouble.
>>> 
>>> I'd highly suggest if it was possible 
>>> Go in to your nearest sonos sales store and take a selection of music and 
>>> get them to show you the speakers in action with the configuration your 
>>> thinking of 
>>> 
>>> That way you get an idea of the real sounds from the speaker units.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: macvisionaries@googlegroups.com 
>>> [mailto:macvisionaries@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Scott Granados
>>> Sent: Thursday, 1 December 2016 2:00 PM
>>> To: MacVisionaries 'Chris Blouch' via <macvisionaries@googlegroups.com>
>>> Subject: Question about the Sonos products
>>> 
>>> 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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