Sonos

Started by Fishy, November 18, 2013, 16:55:30 pm

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Fishy

anybody using this.. if i just wanted to stream music say to one room what the hell do i need.. been thru the sonos pages and there seems to dozens of devices/ wireless bridges etc etc

Plain and simple... already have speakers available and can connect into my local home network just trying to clarify if Sonos have a device that would do this ? and if so which bloody one is it ffs...

Thanks :)
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JonL

I just take my ipod into the kitchen with me.
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Fishy

yes but if i had the sonos app and whatever device i need then i could stream it from my kitchen as well..
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PB

If you get the bridge (£40 ish) connect this to your router, then download sonos app onto tablet, phone, pc. Connect bridge and speaker(s) using the app and then you can control everything from one device.

I have a Playbar in the living room connected to the tv and a play 3 in the kitchen and bedroom. I have the app on my ipad to control everything, so when my wife is listening to Adele in the kitchen I can have Rush on in the living room.

Fishy

wonderful thanks... so the speakers can connect to bridge is that right  ?
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PB

Yes the speakers connect wirelessly via bridge which is connected to your router.

Fishy

ah right so i need to grab some wireless speakers ? i thought i could maybe plug in existing speakers  ...? d'uh..
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NeilP

I'd recommend a vortexbox (run from laptop if it's quiet enough) - allows streamed FLAC rather than MP3 and can run through hifi system with most DAC's

BaldiePete

I just bought a Sonos system ( this morning). A bridge which connects (wired) to my router, a Play1 speaker which is in the kitchen and a Connect which is connected to my hi-fi amp in the living room via the usual line-in RCA connectors. Both of them connect wirelessly to the Bridge although wired is an option. I have a NAS connected to the router with all my CD's ripped to FLAC as the main music source but have also linked my Spotify and Amazon Cloud Player accounts to it. Setup is a piece of piss and the iPad app is very good and easy enough to use.

I love it already. Technology is great  ;D

Fishy

Quote from: BaldiePete on December 19, 2013, 14:40:49 pm
I just bought a Sonos system ( this morning). A bridge which connects (wired) to my router, a Play1 speaker which is in the kitchen and a Connect which is connected to my hi-fi amp in the living room via the usual line-in RCA connectors. Both of them connect wirelessly to the Bridge although wired is an option. I have a NAS connected to the router with all my CD's ripped to FLAC as the main music source but have also linked my Spotify and Amazon Cloud Player accounts to it. Setup is a piece of piss and the iPad app is very good and easy enough to use.

I love it already. Technology is great  ;D


what was the money damage for all that lot  ?  :)
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BaldiePete

£449 for the Sonos kit (170 for the Play1 and 279 for the Connect). The Bridge is free if you buy another Sonos component, although that offer ends on the 31st of this month. They're normally about £40.

Fishy

Quote from: BaldiePete on December 19, 2013, 14:45:34 pm
£449 for the Sonos kit (170 for the Play1 and 279 for the Connect). The Bridge is free if you buy another Sonos component, although that offer ends on the 31st of this month. They're normally about £40.


and what establishment was it procured from may i ask ?   :)
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BaldiePete

James Morrow, a local hi-fi shop here in Edinburgh. They had a system setup to play around with and the guy was very knowledgeable, unlike the numpty in John Lewis who didn't know what gapless playback was.  >:(

http://www.james-morrow.com/

Fishy

any discounts available for referring new customers via a Rush forum  :)
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Nick

Just ordered the play 1 + free bridge to test the waters, got my eye on a playbar if all goes to plan and perhaps a play 5 for the kitchen, addictive stuff!.
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