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#31 Stone

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:30 PM

Sonos is a whole-house, wireless music system that connects to the computer(s) in your house where your music library is stored to make it available to all of the various "zones" in your house.


I almost bought a Sonos, because it integrates seamlessly into my Peachtree Nova. But I remembered that I only have one room.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:50 PM


Sonos is a whole-house, wireless music system that connects to the computer(s) in your house where your music library is stored to make it available to all of the various "zones" in your house.


I almost bought a Sonos, because it integrates seamlessly into my Peachtree Nova. But I remembered that I only have one room.

We have a Peachtree iDecco in the living room. We never use the iPod dock feature in the iDecco but got a much better deal on it than what the Nova would have cost. I would say the Sonos is still worth it even with one room. Optical output from Sonos into the Nova is absolutely the way to go. Get a Sonos Zone90 (unpowered output) and use your iPad for control. I would consider the Sonos iPod dock as well if you want the ability to have friends drop their iPods into your system and play something that you want to hear.
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:24 PM

I upgraded from the Decco to the Nova for the added inputs. I've got my Airport Express (optical, iTunes streaming), Blu-Ray, PSIII, turntable and cable (when I had cable) going through the Nova. They all sound great (to me, but my ears are a little worse for wear).

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#34 SLBunge

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:57 PM

The software interface is far superior to iTunes. Integration with music services (MOG, Spotify, Pandora, Last.fm), satellite radio, internet radio, podcasts all from one interface. Plus the queue-based player allows you to continuously add to your music stream from your library (tracks or albums), playlists, or tracks/albums from a music service. And you can save the queue as a playlist if you like it (including the music service tracks).

iTunes is a great music store. I just think that they interface for playing music isn't the best.

Because you have a system that works, it's hard to say if a superior interface is worth ~$300.
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Posted 04 June 2014 - 02:18 PM

The MOG service shut down over the weekend and we are now a Beats Music Service household.  The kids think it is cooler but I'm not so sure.  The "Sentence" portion of the site doesn't quite work with Sonos yet so I can't comment on the utility of that feature.  I think their curated playlists are pretty nice.  But accessing the library to play albums is a little clunkier.  And all of the social media crap isn't valuable to me at all.


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