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Old 10-09-2014, 12:03   #61
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I hope you're in a detached house!
Nope, but did a sound test with the neighbour to make sure I know what is OK and not OK.

Moving to a detached v shortly.
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Old 10-09-2014, 23:22   #62
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Added a sonos 5 to my system so can move it around as required.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:28   #63
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My general recommendation is to buy pairs rather than the next single speaker above. They sound enormously better when there's stereo separation IMO.

So if you're in the market for a PLay:5, consider a pair of 3s or 1s instead. Just my opinion.
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Old 12-09-2014, 16:42   #64
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Its fine for what I need. My connect is in living room connected to my home cinema system and this one was purchased to be more portable around the house be it upstairs or out in the garden when having a BBQ. Fits the bill perfectly.
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Old 15-09-2014, 14:33   #65
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Yeah -- it's ideal for that use. Just a shame they dont do a battery pack for the 1. Even if it were a bit clunky it would still be fantastic.
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Old 15-09-2014, 14:49   #66
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I absolutely agree. The one thing I'd love is a portable Sonos speaker. I still use a Logitech speaker dock with an old ipod touch in for radio when wandering around the flat and needing to move it from room to room.
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Old 15-09-2014, 14:55   #67
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Sounds like you just need more sonos zones

When I move house I will be creating an outdoor zone. Bwhahaha!
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What will you use, the 1s? They're water proof aren't they? It'll be interesting to see how well they hold up to outside weather.
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Old 15-09-2014, 15:06   #69
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They're bathroom proof, not water proof. I'll be using a CONNECT:AMP with some outdoor speakers which I'm hoping I can embed into a roof overhang/veranda. Failing that, it'll be these http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0007RSZX0/

We will see how it works out.

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Old 15-09-2014, 17:08   #70
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Ah, ok. They look good. 150watt, should give out a decent sound too
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Thanks I will take a look at that FAQ. I have had a pandora account for about 8 years. It's great but I have to use tunnelbear on my phone and I was hoping to use it with the Play1.
Did you ever resolve this Stu?

I ask because I just managed to get Pandora working on my Sonos system from outside the US. I am using an DNS redirector (Unlocator, like Unotelly, Unblockus, etc), but the firmware I use on my router now includes a DNS Filter option, so I can force specific devices by MAC address through Unlocator's DNS servers. I've set all my Sonos devices up to go through it (including the bridge) and have now been able to add and use Pandora.

I think it's possible with a DD-WRT router, but mine is an Asus using Merlin's modified firmware - not sure what sort of router you have or if it has any options for DNS filtering? Worth looking into though.
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I just signed my wife up to the Spotify 99p for three months trial and added in to our Sonos... very suprised at how poor it is now. All you can access is are normal searches, your own playlists and new releases (which is full of pop tosh). No access to any genre/mood/curated radio stations at all, and still no access to your 'collection'.

Very dispapointing. I was going to give it a go again myself, but I think I'll stick with Google Music for now.
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We just got the 1yr Deezer trial and I've been pretty impressed. It doesn't seem to have really new stuff but is searchable and there really is a lot on it.
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I've just raised a bug for the lack of Spotify functionality.
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I just create playlists on my phone or laptop and play those on the sonos
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Anyone have/had a Sonos Play 1? If I only have one, is it mono sound only?
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Yep it's mono but I have two in my living room which are linked as a stereo pair.
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Isn't it stereo but played through the one speaker so no stereo width? It's not true mono - it plays both left and right, not just one, so more accurately one speaker playing a joint stereo sound (unless paired to another to give true stereo?)
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Correct. All Sonos speakers are stereo, pairing simply increases th separation level.
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I love my Play 1. Was marking in the kitchen last week (a pretty big space) and had Queen live in Hungary on.

I've never really had a system which sounds like being there. Amazing clarity.
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