And then they were nine

by Volker Weber


Sonos is addictive. Consider yourself warned. You may start with one or two, but eventually there will be a lot more.


Du hast damit fast die größte Sonos-Umgebung, die ich kenne. Nur dieser Kunde hier , hat noch mehr.

Thomas Lang, 2011-02-14

Is there a reason why the tabs sometimes show one room / area and sometimes two? Is it because they are linked?
Still don't have the money together for this but one day..... :-)

John Lindsay, 2011-02-14

@John, yes, you can group different zones to hear the same music all over the zone. That's what Sonos makes so cool. Start the music in one zone, group all the others needed and hear the music in perfect sync in every grouped zone.

Thomas Lang, 2011-02-14

Indeed a bigger installation. I think with 3 devices we're just at the starting point ;)

Andreas Heinz, 2011-02-14

zum Glück hat meine Wohnung nur 6 Räume inkl. Bad und Küche...da ist zumindestens erstmal meine physikalische Grenze ;-)

Fehlen ja auch nur noch zwei...aber Dank Thomas Lang bald nur noch eins.
Und für alle die es noch nicht getestet haben:
Eine 120qm Wohnung kann man schon mit 4 Sonos S5 richtig gut zum Beben bringen ;-)

Michael Klüsener, 2011-02-14

Da in jeden Raum zwei gehören, macht das mindestens zehn. :-)

Volker Weber, 2011-02-14

How well does Sonos handle very large music (+ 150gb) libraries?

Ian Bradbury, 2011-02-14

The size of the library isn't a concern, mine is around 300GB - there is a finite limit on the number of tracks though - 65,000 last time I looked.

This only applies to local libraries and multi-million track libraries, like those from Napster/Spotify, aren't an issue.

Ben Rose, 2011-02-14

1,2 TB of FLAC files - no Problem for Sonos. Actually a re scan of the shares takes a while, but this depends on the speed of the NAS, I suppose.

Helmut Weiss, 2011-02-14

Who is Bob?

Frank Mueller, 2011-02-14

@Volker: Für den Anfang tut es definitiv ein Sonos pro Raum ;-)
Wir wollen ja nicht übertreiben und ab und zu muss man ja auch noch Geld für Essen ausgeben.

Michael Klüsener, 2011-02-14

@Frank Maybe that the scooter's name? Naming a zone "Garage" sounds decadent. ;-)

Jan-Piet Mens, 2011-02-14

@Frank: I suspect Bob is Volker's ghost writer. Officially, he does not exist.

Andrew Magerman, 2011-02-14


Bob Balaban, 2011-02-15

Well, maybe it depends on the numbers of rooms available :-)

Kai Schmalenbach, 2011-02-15

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