Sonos Play:1 as surrounds

Add a pair of Play:1 powered speakers to the Sonos Playbar and SUBwoofer for a great sounding 5.1 surround system.


Sonos product announcement regarding Spotify

We are reaching out to our customers in regards to a recent update Sonos rolled out in early December, 2016. Sonos software release 7.0 included some improvements that Spotify has made to the music experience on Sonos that has resulted in better reliability and will ensure the best listening experience moving forward. These improvements include the exciting launch of full control of Sonos from the Spotify app. 

The majority of Sonos owners who use Spotify have already successfully updated their system to 7.0 or higher. However, we wanted to give you a heads-up that beginning February 28th, 2017, Spotify users on Sonos who do not update to the latest Sonos software 7.0 or higher will no longer be able to use Spotify on their Sonos. This change could impact any unauthorized Sonos integrations in terms of Spotify functioning on those systems. Endorsed partner integrations that have updated to Sonos software 7.0 or higher will not be impacted. 

Any Sonos owner who has already updated their system to Sonos software 7.0 or higher is not impacted by this, but we wanted to communicate with you in advance so you can help all of your customers update to the latest Sonos software to ensure they can continue enjoy listening to Spotify on their Sonos. 

Here is a link to the full release notes of Sonos software 7.0


Finetune your Sonos Playbar with Trueplay

Just a reminder– you can now use Trueplay speaker tuning to make your movies and games sound even more amazing.
Be sure to installed Sonos' 7.0 software update.  

The new version of Trueplay analyzes where your PLAYBAR sits in relation to your favorite viewing spot. Then it adjusts the timing, EQ and loudness of all nine of your PLAYBAR’s internal speakers to make sure the sound reaches your ears at the right instant and volume. 

A Trueplay-tuned PLAYBAR will make your movies and TV shows feel more immersive and intense. All you need is the latest Sonos 7.0 update, an iPhone or iPad, and about three minutes to spare.

Don’t have a Sonos system or a Sonos Playbar? Call me to discuss how best to add Sonos in your home.


Merry Christmas!

We wish all of our friends and customers a very merry Christmas and holiday season! 🌲


Sonos Trueplay for Playbar, Sub and theater

Hi everyone-

Many of you will have noticed another update from Sonos. This update now allows their TruePlay feature to acoustically set up your Playbar, Sub and, if you have them, your Sonos surround speakers. TruePlay allows you to equalize your Sonos speakers to the acoustics of your room. TruePlay can make an amazing difference in the sound of your Sonos system. Just apply the update on your phone, iPad, Tablet, etc and follow their easy instructions.

Check this out: The latest Sonos firmware update brings Trueplay support to all of its speakers 

Good listening!



Deezer and Sonos

I love Deezer. While driving this morning in my new (to me) used '09 Honda Element I heard an old song by Three Dog Night. Once home I opened the Sonos app on my phone, selected Deezer and searched Three Dog Night. Up popped all of their albums on my Sonos app. I selected Seven Separate Fools.

Now reliving fun music from my musical past. All for the price of one CD a month. Well worth it.


Coming soon: the Sonos SUB in white

The Sonos SUB (subwoofer) will soon be available in white. Add a white (or black) sub to your existing Sonos system. We are taking orders for October shipments. For previous Hear More Music customers we will deliver and set up at no charge. Contact us to place your order. Thanks!


Sonos Alarm Information

Sure, music's a great way to greet each morning, but there's a whole day's worth of things you can do with Sonos Alarms.
Like rise and shine to different songs or playlists on different days. (P-Funk Fridays, anyone?)
Set up TuneIn radio to deliver your favorite news, weather or local NPR broadcast while you make your morning joe.
Entertain the pooch while you're away.
Have Beyoncé greet you as you arrive home from work.
Send the kid's off to bed with their favorite song. 
Wake your better half on their birthday with that frisky song they love.
To set a Sonos alarm:
On your Sonos app, tap the Menu, upper left. 
Scroll to Alarms. 
Select New Alarm. 
Set the Time, Room, Music, Frequency and Volume. 
Tap Done.


Seura outdoor television

This Spring we installed a 65" Seura television on the back outside wall of this home. Seura outdoor televisions are true weather resistant products and can withstand snow, sleet, rain and hot sun. Good for temps of -30 to 130 degrees! A true high end product. In this application the Seura's audio is tied into their Sonos system which includes two complete outdoor audio zones. For the outdoor audio we installed Paradigm's 'rock speakers.


The Rides

Wow. I stumbled upon this album today and I'm listening to Can't Get Enough today. It reads like a super group- Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepard and Barry Goldberg make up The Rides. Mix in some Chicago style blues, rock and stellar jamming and songwriting and it equals a rock 'n roll album with emotion. It feels like hearing that new album that rocked you when you were younger. Their version of Rockin' in the Free World is, well, rockin'.  Can't Get Enough in is stores now and their upcoming album Pierce-Arrow will be out soon.  Catch them on tour- it 'sounds' like it will be a great show.

-Doug Campbell.Hear & Now.March 2016.

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