Hi Donna,

 It really depends on how you use them.

 My recommendation would be that you always pair the speakers 

That way you get a better sound from both sides.

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From: macvisionaries@googlegroups.com [mailto:macvisionaries@googlegroups.com] 
On Behalf Of Donna Goodin
Sent: Friday, 2 December 2016 3:15 AM
To: macvisionaries@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: Question about the Sonos products

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.
> 
> 
> 
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> [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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