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Home Sound System
updated: Jan 24, 2013, 11:41 AM

Thinking about installing Sonos sound system in home. Which local dealer is the best? Any opinions on the system?


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 COMMENT 367006 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 11:57 AM

Hi-Fi Club

 

 COMMENT 367008 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 12:02 PM

I've had a Sonos system for about 8 years. It's great stuff. Best thing about it is they are a Santa Barbara company, and you don't need a dealer or installer to set it up. Go to the Sonos web site and order from them directly.

 

 COMMENT 367013P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 12:16 PM

Careful about Sonos....it won't play your old protected iTunes files (before Apple "unlocked" them in '09). Very nasty surprise after investing a bundle in your new system! However, if you do have a large library of tunes you purchased prior to '09, then Apple will let you pay 30 cents per song to unlock it. Basically, Apple will not allow third party hardware to stream the old protected AAC files.

 

 COMMENT 367019P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 12:19 PM

13P. You can burn the protected songs to a disk or drag them to a USB and re-download to your computer and then they aren't protected anymore. It worked for me. I LOVE MY SONOS SYSTEM!!!

 

 COMMENT 367022 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 12:24 PM

I house sat for someone who worked for them & had a system. Loved it. Plan to maybe get one when I have a house (right now, my place is so tiny I can play music from one speaker & hear it anywhere...).

 

 LOUWHO? agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 12:27 PM

I used Paul Koslowsky from Santa Barbara Smart Home - (805) 705-3677. He is AMAMZING. He also installed built in speakers through out our home that work with our Sonos. He got everything up and running. He made sure all our various music library's were uploaded to the Sonos system. He made sure all our computer and smart devices were loaded with Sonos controllers. His prices for Sonos equipment was just a little bit higher than the website and it was worth it to have everything work effortlessly. WE LOVE OUR SONOS SYSTEM!!!

 

 COMMENT 367031 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 12:47 PM

Mission Audio did ours and did a great job. We were early adopters and are very happy with it.

 

 COMMENT 367060 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 01:56 PM

Definitely go with Hi-Fi Club!!

 

 COMMENT 367084 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 02:43 PM

013 sounds like an Apple issue and not a Sonos issue.

We've had our Sonos for several years now (5-7 not sure) and got it directly from Sonos. It worked right outside of the box. If you need any help their help line people are good and they're in Santa Barbara :)

Only thing I don't like about it is not being able to listen to the Lakers games. I'll listen to the Los Angeles ESPN streaming station all day and then when the game starts the national stream takes over and they just play a loop of music between headlines. I have to listen on my computer or lug out my old "boom box". No big deal since I haven't been inspired to listen to them lose lately.

 

 COMMENT 367158 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 06:51 PM

We love our Sonos and set it up ourselves.... easy.

 

 COMMENT 367174 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 07:36 PM

SONOS rocks. buy local!

 

 COMMENT 367195 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 08:49 PM

Agree! Love our Sonos purchased locally through Sonos. My parents purchased in Seattle through Best Buy and also love it. Help available online or call Sonos.

 

 MESARATS agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 11:10 PM

We have one but it is a bit of a PIA. It may be a older version, but it is impossible to sync the itunes despite calling the company for support. If a guest has a a iPhone or like device it just takes a lot of effort, they have to sign up get the app, etc. It is not good if you want spontaneous play of music by your friends We just end up using the Bose, but maybe we are old, not super techie and just want to dance. We use blue tooth a lot and it only works on WiFi. Sonos system for sale if anyone interested. The concept is good, but not for us.

 

 COMMENT 367262P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 08:21 AM

so how much is a Sonos system?

 

 COMMENT 367309P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 09:37 AM

262, It is one of those types of items that if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it. <:+)

 

 COMMENT 367368 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 11:15 AM

262P - Their are various components of the Sonos system. The speakers range in price, depending on where you get them, from $200 to $400.

 

 COMMENT 367388 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 11:48 AM

What a waste!

 

 COMMENT 367408 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 12:17 PM

You can buy from Sonos directly and it's not difficult to install yourself. If you can install your own modem/router, you can install your own Sonos. We use Rhapsody to stream just about any music through Sonos--including all new releases--whenever we want throughout the house for a low monthly subscription to Rhapsody. Can't recommend the system enough!

 

 COMMENT 367454P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 02:06 PM

LOVE my Sonos which I've had for 6 years. Service has been great and they keep adding more features. I bought directly from the company and installed it myself - easy peasy!

 

 COMMENT 367480 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 03:33 PM

We love our Sonos players I would order them direct from Sonos. It sounds amazing and they are super easy to set up - you are up and running in 5-10 minutes (provided you have a good internet speed and WIFI signal in your house). We have 2 Zone3 speakers and they sound sooo good. you can also control everything from your iphone and/or ipad. next on our list is to buy the sub.

 

 COMMENT 367481 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 03:46 PM

@MESARATS - Depending on what Sonos pieces you have, I'm interested. Can you list the equipment and provide a contact number or email?

 

 COMMENT 367543P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 07:33 PM

309: figgered as such. Guess I'll hang onto the 70's JBL's, Pioneer, Dual, Marrantz, and Sony stuff a few more years...man, that vinyl sounds great compared to CDs.

 

 MESARATS agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 08:00 PM

Re 481. Have edhat forward my email.

 

 COMMENT 367998 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-27 10:08 AM

Costco had a Sonos package over the holidays, don't know if it's still there. It had the bridge and the larger speaker. Don't know whether it was a better deal than list price, but if it wasn't then Costco wouldn't sell it.

 

 

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