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RE: Sonos or not Sonos?

kungula wrote:
scene, that is certainly true what you say. But I was just comparing 48 Khz to 48 KHZ and my Naim is by far better than Sonos.

 

Through the same dac?

 

Oh, and do you mean 48 or 44.1? Don't know of a lot of 16/48 material. 

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I have an iPod classic.

Really I guess i'm looking at creating something I always envisioned as being a "digital jukebox" where I can easily access and play all my music in my room. The Sono's system seems the closest I have seen to creating that.

I could also buy a connect / connect:amp but even at half price these seem over priced compared to the Play:5 as from my understanding it is the same thing minus the amp/speakers yet has a higher price.

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Sorry, just noticed you'd said you had the 160gb Classic :oops: I was just thinking that if you had a Touch, you could have added an Apple TV.

Are you trying to avoid having a TV on, or would you consider some sort of media player?

 

 

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I wouldn't mind having to turn on a TV, but that would require me also buying a TV to add to the setup as I currently do not own a one.

 

 

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If you're not a fan of the Play:5, why not get the Connect and a set of powered speakers (e.g. the Audioengine A2s or Epoz Aktimate Micros)? With the Connect, you also get a line input you can connect to it, which negates the requirement for the dock i.e. iPod could just plug into this, or you could use it for something else in the future.

Whilst logically I think there must be another way to do what you want to do, I'm struggling to think of something simple (i.e. without hacking about with 3rd party apps that may or may not work). Plus the Sonos solution does give you flexibility for the future (multi-room, NAS devices etc.) and also gives you access to internet radio and Spotify if you're interested (I use mine for this far more than I'd originally anticipated).

 

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Oh!! I am really loving the look of those Epoz Aktimate Micros in red!

That would really fit in with the look I am going for with the room.

It's a shame a little on the price front by the time you fact in the Sono's equipment and the slight Frankenstien of a system it creates as I see you it already has a iPod dock built in. If only you could wirelessly control it somehow! Sad

Also pricing of the packages I have with the discount is for a Sonos play bundle with Bridge or a Connect on it's own. Meaning I'd have to buy a Sonos bridge at full price, putting the Connect option almost at the same price as a Play:5. Could you power these speakers from a Play:5, it looks like the only output is a headphone jack, I'm guessing this wouldn't be a very good idea to use it this way?

If the Play:5 could somehow power something like these then that would be a good option as I could just buy the Play:5 since it is about the same cost and if i wasn't happy upgrade with some better speakers, but it doesn't seem to have much in terms of outputs.

Also if I went the connect route, It does seem that the Wireless dock has ethernet, so maybe I could wirte this into the connect, then I wouldn't need a Sono's Bridge? Having the dock not be wireless is not a big issue.

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Oh!! I am really loving the look of those Epoz Aktimate Micros in red!

That would really fit in with the look I am going for with the room.

It's a shame a little on the price front by the time you fact in the Sono's equipment and the slight Frankenstien of a system it creates as I see you it already has a iPod dock built in. If only you could wirelessly control it somehow! Sad

Also pricing of the packages I have with the discount is for a Sonos play bundle with Bridge or a Connect on it's own. Meaning I'd have to buy a Sonos bridge at full price, putting the Connect option almost at the same price as a Play:5. Could you power these speakers from a Play:5, it looks like the only output is a headphone jack, I'm guessing this wouldn't be a very good idea to use it this way?

If the Play:5 could somehow power something like these then that would be a good option as I could just buy the Play:5 since it is about the same cost and if i wasn't happy upgrade with some better speakers, but it doesn't seem to have much in terms of outputs.

Also if I went the connect route, It does seem that the Wireless dock has ethernet, so maybe I could wirte this into the connect, then I wouldn't need a Sono's Bridge? Having the dock not be wireless is not a big issue.

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RE: Sonos or not Sonos?

Oh!! I am really loving the look of those Epoz Aktimate Micros in red!

That would really fit in with the look I am going for with the room.

It's a shame a little on the price front by the time you fact in the Sono's equipment and the slight Frankenstien of a system it creates as I see it already has a iPod dock built in. If only you could wirelessly control it somehow! Sad

Also pricing of the packages I have with the discount is for a Sonos play bundle with Bridge or a Connect on it's own. Meaning I'd have to buy a Sonos bridge at full price, putting the Connect option almost at the same price as a Play:5. Could you power these speakers from a Play:5, it looks like the only output is a headphone jack, I'm guessing this wouldn't be a very good idea to use it this way?

If the Play:5 could somehow power something like these then that would be a good option as I could just buy the Play:5 since it is about the same cost and if i wasn't happy upgrade with some better speakers, but it doesn't seem to have much in terms of outputs.

Also if I went the connect route, It does seem that the Wireless dock has ethernet, so maybe I could wire this into the connect, then I wouldn't need a Sono's Bridge? Having the dock not be wireless is not a big issue.

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Not sure on the dock, but with the Connect, you can just connect this direct into router - no need for a bridge. So I assume the dock would then communicate with this on the Sonos wireless network. I have two Connects (or ZP90s as they were called when I bought them) - one is plugged into the router and plays into the living room system, the other is in the kitchen and has some Audioengine A2s plugged into it.

 

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Buy the package and flog the play:5, you'd probably end up having got a virtually free connect. 

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BenLaw wrote:

Buy the package and flog the play:5, you'd probably end up having got a virtually free connect. 

Agreed. Play:5 should sell easily.

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@ bentlaw : sorry 44,1 !

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kungula wrote:

@ bentlaw : sorry 44,1 !

 

A rather harsh renaming, I feel  Wink

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So I can buy:

Play:5 + Bridge for £194

Play:3 + bridge for £149

Connect:Amp for £199

Connect for £139.50

 

So people seem to think that a) The Sonos is a good system and b) The best buy here is the Play:5 + Bridge. With an alternative option of getting the connect and getting a decent set of speakers but this would be much more expensive.

Is the Connect:amp a good option or better for just the Connect? I guess it depends on which speakers you are connecting but in terms of considering what to buy, cost vs value.

 

 

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