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  • Deleted user 4 November 2011 18:10:22
    I was after one for ages and when I got it I loved it. I just have a very strict usage policy for my toys - it's the only way I can justify them! - if it doesn't get used enough it gets sold! I get in from work after 6 and if the TV isn't on then I want to be playing part of my games backlog. :(
  • Deleted user 4 November 2011 18:10:56
    Phattso wrote:
    You're a very strange man, has anyone ever told you that?
    I have indeed heard this before lol :(
  • Whatsfor 3 Feb 2012 15:49:35 2,189 posts
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    Can anyone imagine how cool their Sonos would be with a stylish wireless twin driver subwoofer?

    ;-)
  • Phattso Moderator 3 Feb 2012 16:14:14 12,725 posts
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    Is that the sort of sub-woofer with bass so deep it makes you shit yourself right there in the chair you're sitting on? Mowgli was test driving one of those the other weekend, I think.
  • mrpon 18 Jul 2012 11:54:26 27,647 posts
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    A nice Android update out for the Sonos Controller, now works in Landscape mode.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Deleted user 14 November 2012 11:33:02
    OK. So I'm looking into investing in a Sonos system. I'm thinking 4/5 zones. I've looked a hundred times at the kit but have no idea what I actually need.

    I don't want one of those hulking great Sonos bricks, I just want ceiling-mounted speakers in all 4 rooms and the ability to select or play music from my Mac, iPad and iPhone. What do I need?
  • Deleted user 14 November 2012 11:38:48
    More specifically I'm confused as to which part controls which zones the audio goes to. Can I send music to any of my zones as well as combinations of zones?
  • mrpon 14 Nov 2012 11:39:23 27,647 posts
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    Just need the Bridge and then for each room a Connect:Amp (aka the hulking great Sonos brick) to connect your speakers to.

    The Connect:Amp is the zone (previously known as ZP100, ZP120 - they have shrunk down on subsequent iterations) and yes you can stream to individual zones, multiple zones, all zones etc..

    Edited by mrpon at 11:42:51 14-11-2012

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Deleted user 14 November 2012 11:43:03
    And that's it?

    I meant this when I said the great hulking thing.

    Can the connect amp go in the loft? I want to put some speakers in my bathroom but don't want to have to put a connect amp in there.
  • Deleted user 14 November 2012 11:44:36
    Can I get away with having just one bridge and a speaker switcher box? I'm not paying 499 for each room.
  • mrpon 14 Nov 2012 11:51:41 27,647 posts
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    Yes that's it. Ah, that hulking thing is the speaker/amp combined product they offer. As for the placement of the Connect:Amp, they can go anywhere* as long as your speaker cabling reaches etc..

    *bear in mind if you're going totally wireless between zones then each zone needs to be within range of the other.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • mrpon 14 Nov 2012 11:54:17 27,647 posts
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    HairyArse wrote:
    Can I get away with having just one bridge and a speaker switcher box? I'm not paying 499 for each room.
    No. This isn't the system for you.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Deleted user 14 November 2012 11:56:00
    So basically, even with cheap-ass speakers it's going to cost me the best part of 1800 for 4 zones. Fuck sake. Didn't think it would be that expensive. I was hoping 800 all in.
  • Deleted user 14 November 2012 11:58:53
    Or, I suppose I could buy two connect amps and put them together in a cupboard, feed all my speakers to them and just hot swap them depending on where I want to listen to music. I don't suppose I'd ever need to have all 4 zones going at the same time. Still, seems over-priced for what it is.
  • mrpon 14 Nov 2012 12:06:27 27,647 posts
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    Or just get 4 x Play:3 jobbies, for just over a grand. If you go via http://simplysonos.co.uk/ they'll do you a deal.

    You need to decide how often you'll have multiple streams running in multiple zones, if the answer is not often then yes it's a pretty over-priced solution.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Deleted user 14 November 2012 12:35:58
    I prefer ceiling speakers to be honest. I can't believe people pay these prices.

    :Z
  • mrpon 14 Nov 2012 12:57:57 27,647 posts
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    Heh, it's mid-range price-wise. Some of the systems are insane.

    Just be a bit better at your job ;)

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • monkman76 17 Jan 2013 16:31:20 3,398 posts
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    Quite keen on this (the Play:3 as we're getting rid of our large hifi to save space) but wondering what alternatives there are now that Squeezebox has been discontinued.

    Really just want something compact that will play DAB / internet radio plus what we've got stored on a NAS, or failing that an iphone and an Android phone. Only really need it in one room so we're kind of missing out on one of the big selling points of Sonos.

    Also a comment on another forum made me worry a little - if the Sonos service ceased to exist, would you just be left with an expensive brick? I suppose you'd still be able to play your locally-stored music?
  • kalel 17 Jan 2013 16:34:58 83,877 posts
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    I mainly use mine for accessing my music on my NAS so it wouldn't bother me, but I think it's a moot point as Sonos are doing really well. I'm expecting someone else like Bose or B&W to buy them out at some point tbh.
  • monkman76 17 Jan 2013 16:53:50 3,398 posts
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    @kalel Thanks. Judging by your comments in another thread, you must have taken the plunge recently - where did you get it from and what components did you get? Can't see any particularly good deals around.
  • kalel 17 Jan 2013 16:55:07 83,877 posts
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    I got the Sonos 3 starter set thing as a Christmas present. Came with the wireless bridge. Think it came from Amazon but don't know.
  • monkman76 17 Jan 2013 17:01:46 3,398 posts
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    Cheers. Seems the starter pack was a promotion that ended on Tuesday :cry:
  • mrpon 17 Jan 2013 17:08:05 27,647 posts
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    Try http://www.simplysonos.co.uk/ monkman, if you're ordering a few bits they may sort you out a good deal. Had faultless service from those guys.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • monkman76 17 Jan 2013 17:15:02 3,398 posts
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    @mrpon Thanks but my local Richer Sounds has the Play:3 for 229, which is 30 cheaper than your lot ;) Also I only need two bits (that plus the bridge).
  • monkman76 17 Jan 2013 17:20:21 3,398 posts
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    Hang on, may not need the bridge. You have to have one component wired to your router I know, but can that be via homeplugs?
  • Chopsen 17 Jan 2013 17:53:01 15,178 posts
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    Yes
  • Deleted user 18 January 2013 14:56:12
    Can anyone see why I couldn't use a single Sonos ZP120 Connect Amp with one of these for single source multi-room?
  • Blaizefm 18 Jan 2013 18:02:37 232 posts
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    Anyone want to swap a Sonos Connect with a Play:3? Looking to replace my bedroom hi-fi for an all-Sonos solution.

    Ps. Sonos rocks.
  • Chopsen 18 Jan 2013 18:14:14 15,178 posts
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    HairyArse wrote:
    Can anyone see why I couldn't use a single Sonos ZP120 Connect Amp with one of these for single source multi-room?
    Kind of the point with Sonos is that it is specifically designed to one sort of thing in one particular way, and to do it well. That is really the whole point of a sonos system.

    You're trying to force a square peg in to a round hole. Sonos is not the solution your looking for.
  • mrpon 12 Feb 2013 15:00:14 27,647 posts
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    Sonos entering the soundbar market with the PLAYBAR, 600.

    Looks schecksy.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

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