Hi, I’m allready in discussion with the Sonos Tech Team for almost a year now. But we don’t seem to find a solution. So as I was very happy with the quick and helpfull responses on my other topics here, I’m gonna throw this one in here to. Because there is a ‘roon-part’ in this issue. And maybe someone solved this one before.
So what’s the problem: I used to combine my new Sonos-system with Spotify and Internet radio for 4 years. No problem. But I got back into music last year, and with the availibility of losless music, I wanted to swap back to more quality sources and equipment.
Also as a professional Smart Home and Wifi installer at high-end-customers, I run into a lot of high end audio equipment. So I preach Roon a lot!!
I’m really happy with my Roonsetup, and riopeee endpoints and the way I use those setups to listen to music on the couch or in my office.
But I’m just unable to use my full sonos setup in Roon. Wasn’t able till now to combine more then 3 speakers on the same time. Even a simple stereopair of sonos Ones, playing on its own is losing signal and dropping one or both of the speakers. So I have a Roon setup for listening to dedicated music on a single spot, but am unable to use the same setup for backgroundmusic in the whole house, and that’s really frustrating.
Does anyone has an idea what the difference is, and what could possibly go wrong between, streaming internetradio or spotify using the sonos app to a sonos speaker (stable), and using the roonapp to play local music to the same speaker (unstable). The only difference in my humble opinion should be bandwith. I can guess streaming lossless files over a network is more demanding then streaming compressed audio like internet radio and Spotify.
But I benchmarked and tweaked this wifinetwork a lot, I have no places in my home with less then 350mbit bandwith left of my 1000mbit connection. So how on earth can’t that be insufficient?
As a wifi-professional, offcourse I don’t want to hardwire speakers, as I bought them as wifispeakers for that specific use. And I want to learn as much as possible about this issue, because I have a lot of Sonos-customers with similar setups and similar issues. These are all big houses, so creating a sonosnet where alle the speakers have to connect to one speaker is never a go, there is to much space and walls in between all the seperate speakers. A lot of Sonos-issues we have and solve are about the client installing a new sonos soundbar, wich the installer hardwires, and thus created a sonosnet and everything stops functioning. So I want to absolutely avoid wiring speakers.
Each speaker has it’s own access point with a clear line of sight, at max 5 metres.
Any ideas what I can try, we are a little bit at the end off possibilities with sonos support after a year. Theire final solution is wiring all the sonosspeakers, but that isn’t possible and not a solution for my issue, just a workaround.
Any Roonhero’s with a black belt in Sonosspeakers around ?
Thanks in advance!