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Old 2009-09-24, 09:05 PM
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Any of you have a Sonos system in your house?
If so:
-Where is the main connection (Ethernet)?
-How do you like the system?
-How much did you pay (if you don't mind sharing)?
-What exactly are its limits (what can you use it for)?

The guy explained it to me but to be honest, I got the gist of it but it was major information overload!

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Old 2009-09-25, 08:05 AM
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I've done them before and I saw them again in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago.

It's source can be music files from your computer and/or online music subscription services, mainly Napster.

As long as you have the main unit plugged into an ethernet connection (which in turn goes to an internet connection) all the other units talk to it via its own wireless protocol.
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Old 2009-09-25, 08:08 AM
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Any of you have a Sonos system in your house?
If so:
-Where is the main connection (Ethernet)?
-How do you like the system?
-How much did you pay (if you don't mind sharing)?
-What exactly are its limits (what can you use it for)?

The guy explained it to me but to be honest, I got the gist of it but it was major information overload!

TIA
I don't have the Sonos system, however, I am planning on getting the system (slowly). Sonos is on the back burner as other things are ahead of it.

Basically, one of the Sonos zone must be plugged into the ethernet. This can be straight into your router or anywhere in the house. Sonos creates it's own network and will talk to other Sonos zones over its own network.

Since I don't have the system, I can't answer your other questions. With regards to price, it is my understanding that Sonos sets the price and is almost never on sale. Usually (Zone Player 120) sold for $599 in Canada and $499 in US for the last time I checked. If one buys it in the US, the warranty is null and void, so might be worth paying the extra for that.

What was your experience in terms of pricing? Have they come down (or gone up)? Were you looking at a package or individual pieces? I was thinking of just the couple of ZP120's as I can use the iPhone as the controller and if needed, purchases an iTouch.

Where were you thinking of buy (which store)?
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Old 2009-09-25, 10:48 AM
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I'm looking at the Logitech Squeezebox series of products. It looks like they can do much of the same things, including synchronized playback from multiple devices, and should be cheaper.
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Old 2009-09-25, 04:26 PM
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We have the SONOS system (6 boxes for 6 zones in our house) and absolutely love it. I would highly recommend it.

It wasn't cheap. But it was cheaper than what our builder was offering, and it is able to grow with our needs better over the long run (more easy to expand at any time).
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Old 2009-09-25, 07:35 PM
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I've done a few of the SqueezeBoxes too. Also a pretty neat system.. But it does use Wifi and can get slow if you have a lot of music files on your system, especially when trying to find one song.
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Thanks for the replies everyone!

I am looking at paying $1600 for a Sonos system for one room (main floor). The system includes:
-1 Sonos Zone player 120
-1 pair of Sonance CR-101 in-ceiling speakers
-1 pair of 14 gauge speaker wire run to family room
-1 8GB Ipod Touch

If I were to do this, I would start with one room and eventually do the others. For instance, a nice Christmas gife for my teen daughter next year would be to have the system added to her room.

What do you think about this price?
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We have the SONOS system (6 boxes for 6 zones in our house) and absolutely love it. I would highly recommend it.

It wasn't cheap. But it was cheaper than what our builder was offering, and it is able to grow with our needs better over the long run (more easy to expand at any time).
What brand did your builder offer - Nuvo Essentia at about $3K?
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Old 2009-09-27, 09:53 AM
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Yes, it was the Nuvo system. Which we almost bought but realized it didn't suit our needs. It was very proprietary and didn't allow for expansion if we later chose we wanted to do so. Plus your controls have to be mounted to the wall, which makes them less user-friendly than the SONOS which has remotes and also works with iPods.
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Do you guys buy right from the SONOS website, or are there deals to be had at stores?

Still leaning toward Squeezeboxes for my house (I'd really like a Boom in my kitchen, and the Touch looks like a fun later addition) though.

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