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36 minutes ago, sh#t waffle said:

I've got the Beam, and it is absolutely ace. In terms of bang for buck I'd say it's the best product Sonos make. I haven't bothered with rear speakers, but it would work really well. Our living room is medium-sized, and I don't feel like we're missing anything by not having the sub, the beam's sound is surprisingly weighty.

Nice. It’s decently priced - Costco has a package with the two Sonos 1 speakers, the space is open plan so that should help fill the sound out a little. 

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I have the Beam and 2 One speakers in my living room. I have the Ones set as a stereo pair, but keep them separate from the Beam in the Sonos Controller. The Beam is assigned to a TV Room group, with the 2 Ones assigned to Living Room.

 

My living room is a small space so the Beam is more than sufficient on it's own, but when I do want to go bigger and louder, I just group the rooms in the controller to have the Ones behind me adding the extra kick, and then when I'm done, I can simply separate the groups once more.

 

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40 minutes ago, Dynamite said:

I have the Beam and 2 One speakers in my living room. I have the Ones set as a stereo pair, but keep them separate from the Beam in the Sonos Controller. The Beam is assigned to a TV Room group, with the 2 Ones assigned to Living Room.

 

My living room is a small space so the Beam is more than sufficient on it's own, but when I do want to go bigger and louder, I just group the rooms in the controller to have the Ones behind me adding the extra kick, and then when I'm done, I can simply separate the groups once more.

 

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Good plan. 

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On 06/03/2018 at 15:22, johnsusername said:

Has anyone used the Sky Soundbox? It's made by Devialet.

 

It's got very good reviews and i can get it for £249. But i've already got a Bose speaker (was a poresent a couple of years ago and cost similar but it's not exclusively set up for the telly and i rarely bother plugging it in - the wire sticks out the side of the telly, and it doesn't have a remote so it's a bit of a pain when you want the volume up/down.) I tend to only use it when the wife and kids are away for films etc. Having two small kids in the house I don't want massive noise.

 

Obviously that sounds like it would be a waste of my time getting a new one, but i want one anyway. 

You’re probably not in the least bit arsed now but I’ve got one and it’s brilliant. Adjusts the volume to suit what’s happening on screen rather than you having to have the volume at full blast just to hear the vocals and then having half the streets lights go on when an explosion goes off on screen like the Samsung I had. 
 

highly recommend 

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On 08/06/2020 at 20:18, Red74 said:

You’re probably not in the least bit arsed now but I’ve got one and it’s brilliant. Adjusts the volume to suit what’s happening on screen rather than you having to have the volume at full blast just to hear the vocals and then having half the streets lights go on when an explosion goes off on screen like the Samsung I had. 
 

highly recommend 

I never did get one, but they're now down to £169 so I might. I've got a new telly and the Bose speaker doesn't plug into it (no 3.5mm jack input on the telly - I know that's older technology but still disappointing as the sound on the Bose is great).

 

I'm actually surprised how good the sound out of the TV speakers is, I thought they'd be worse. But think I need a separate set/bar.

 

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On 08/06/2020 at 20:18, Red74 said:

You’re probably not in the least bit arsed now but I’ve got one and it’s brilliant. Adjusts the volume to suit what’s happening on screen rather than you having to have the volume at full blast just to hear the vocals and then having half the streets lights go on when an explosion goes off on screen like the Samsung I had. 
 

highly recommend 

Interesting price point that. However, I return to my initial point from 2 years ago and I'm just not tempted to upgrade to a soundbar without Dolby Atmos. 

That sadly includes the Sonos which is also £100 cheaper right now.  

 

Have seen some Atmos soundbars now reduced to £250-300 which is making me think. 

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We have an Arc; managed to get £90 or so discount. I wanted to go full 5.1.2 as I wanted atmos that actually worked how it was supposed to. It looked very tidy mounted on wall and is quite low profile. It has really made a diffidence especially to bass, I was not 100% convinced we wouldn't end up having to buy a sub but we have not felt the need yet. The treble has a nice sparkle but not overly aggressive and really like the voice enhancement feature (brings mids forward so more pronounced)

Sound fills the room nicely and poor cat seems to be a bit scared of it , which I guess attests to the accuracy of my comments.

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