/ Any speaker experts about syncing various speakers?
An example would be speakers upstairs and downstairs blasting out my favourite tunes. At the moment I have one SONOS speaker connected to my Router and NAS box, a PC with good quality speakers and a sterio system with access to a Bluetooth adapter.
I could buy another SONOS speaker but they are exceptionally expensive so, that idea is out, but surely their has to be a way to sync my varying speaker outputs around the house?
Anybody cracked this nut?
Any ideas on wireless speakers?
Sonos is excellent but as you say not cheap.
However if you already have the hifi/speakers, then have you thought about just buying Sonos bridges which are much cheaper...?
Bridge if you have amp http://www.richersounds.com/product/multi-room-components/sonos/br100uk1/sono-br100uk1
If you only have speakers need the more expensive Connect which provides amp
I have a bridge, but I don't think that it works in the way that you are suggesting. The Bridge sends the music to the SONOS speakers. As far as I can work out, the bridge only plugs into a Router.
Hmmm, probably getting mixed up between the Bridge and the Connect units.
There IS something they do that doesn't involve buying full speaker/player thang so is cheaper!
There is always a way Fuzzy One , what are the ratings of the speakers ? ( impedance ? usually rated in Ohms between 4 ~ 16 ) and the output rating ( watts ) RMS or AES preferably ? Do they have a sprung clamp or a binding post for the speaker cable or something else ?
And what about the amplifier ? how many speaker outputs ?
There should be a spec plate on the speakers some where . . .
you may find this useful , scroll down for some diagrams .
Disregard any thing I've written above Mr Lemming its not really relevant , I've just had a quick look at the Sonos site , will have another look now & get back to you with any suggestions shortly .. . apologies but I'm still stuck is the old school analogue ways . But I do have over ten thousand bits of vinyl to look after .... 80S
Forgive my confusion about Bridge vs Connnect units above - you need Connect units for both my scenarios.
Where you already have amp + speakers you would need basic CONNECT (ex ZP90) - about £279 at John Lewis. Not Bridge as I said before - quite right.
Where you have speakers only you would need CONNECT:AMP (ex ZP120). More £££ ...
Unless someone knows of a much cleverererer (and cheaper) way.
But the Sonos system works really well - we have three rooms now working on the system and it's awesome.
> But the Sonos system works really well - we have three rooms now working on the system and it's awesome.
SONOS is the dogs danglies as it is so simple that an idiot like me can set it up in minutes. But it is feking expensive for what it is.
When you cut to the chase, SONOS is a speaker system that has wireless capabilities and very good software. So why can't I find a wireless system other than Bluetooth, which is a one trick pony, or SONOS that plays music everywhere?
Surely there has to be a way, even using a Raspberry Pi as the link between the chosen speaker and my music?
But as yet I can't find anything. Open to ideas. :-)
Any squeezebox users here?
I've been doing a little reading and it may be possible to get squeezebox software onto my PC and Android devices and get them to work like SONOS.
I'm sure it can't be as simple as that?
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