Outdoor music/sonos

grottoguy

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Aug 24, 2014
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NJ
I am building a pool and would like to put speakers around the pool and hot tub. We installed Sonos in our house in December 2007, so will utilize it for the outdoors. We already have outdoor speakers on our lower patio, but want to put speakers around the pool and hot tub (the hot tub is a stand alone). See attached image showing the pool and hot tub. photo10.jpg The next picture shows my lower patio, which has outside speakers on the walls.

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Sonos has changed a lot since we first got it. I noticed they no longer have the color remote since one can simply use an IPHONE App.

My question is where should the speakers go. The far wall of the Pool will have a grotto and a rockledge inside and outside the pool, and the left and right of the pool will have a post lamp surrounded by some landscaping (this isn't shown in picture).

Also, what Sonos components and what speakers should I get. Are rock speakers a good option? We are not looking for a top of the line sound system - just something that will play decent sound and cover the area well.

Thanks
 

rodog123

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Nov 13, 2013
311
Pearland, TX
You will have to get the Sonos Amp installed some place dry and run the speaker wire to the outdoor speakers. 1 Sonos amp you can have up to 2 sets of speakers (4 total)

Unfortunalty Sonos does not make an outdoor speaker.

I ran 2 play ones and tested them outside one under my covered deck and another beind the pool and they worked fine as my wi fi connection still reached with no problems.

I'm just starting out with two play ones saving up for the soundbar next.
 

martinkennedy

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Sep 8, 2013
591
I know this may be a bit confusing because I cut and pasted from a Adobe file. This is the set-up I installed.


1 C4-SR250RSK-B SR-250 Remote and Recharging Station EA $300.00 $300.00
C4-HC250-BL-1 HC-250 Controller with MyHome and EA
Intercom Licenses
1 $750.00 $750.00
1 C4-16AMP3-B MULTI CHANNEL AMPLIFIER- V3 EA $2,495.00 $2,495.00
Customize the audio signal to match the speakers and listening preferences for each individual zone./Control multiple zones
as a single zone with Control4 Media Scenes
1 C4-TUN2-E-B Multi-Tuner EA $599.99 $599.99
1 C4-XMOD XM Module for Multi-Tuner EA $199.00 $199.00
AWR-650-G 2 WAY ROCK ALL WEATHER SPEAKERS EA
WOOFER AND TWO TWEETERS
12 $299.99 $3,599.88
AW-650-W 6.5" IMG Woofer 1" Titanium Tractix PR
Horn Loaded Tweeter (white)
1 $549.99 $549.99
SB-5510HD-BL 55" Outdoor TV Pro Series 1080p Full EA
HD, 120 Hz (black)
1 $5,595.00 $5,595.00
1 WM46 Sunbrite 46"/55" Articulating Mount EA $465.00 $465.00
ENS202EXT 2.4GHz Wireless N300 access point EA
supports 802.11b/g/n devices with
speeds up to 300 Mbps.
1 $149.99 $149.99
WCS10-R-EXT-ZP Wireless Contact Relay (External EA
Antenna) - Zigbee PRO
1 $179.99 $179.99
B-500-EXT-230-RS Single CAT5e/6 HDBaseT Extender EA
(230 ft.), Bi-directional IR, RS 232, and
POC
1 $599.99 $599.99
B3-AUD-2 BINARY CABLE B3-SERIES ANALOG EA
AUDIO 2 METER
3 $9.99 $29.97
B6-HD-1 High Speed Licensed HDMI Cable with EA
Ethernet 1 Meter
3 $25.95 $77.85
1 GSD-802PS Planet 8 Port Gigabit POE EA $279.99 $279.99
1 PATCH-CAT6-2FT-BLK Cat 6 2ft Ethernet Patch Cable (Black) EA $4.99 $4.99
1 SR-WM-10U Strong™ 10U Wall Mount Rack EA $299.95 $299.95
SR-WM-SWING-10U- EA
3IN
StrongT 10U Wall Mount Rack Swing
Kit
1 $159.95 $159.95
EP-400-UPS-8PS-825 Episode 8 Outlet Stand Alone AVR UPS EA
with RJ45/RJ11 &RG6
1 $259.99 $259.99
NST-CAT6-1000-BLU Cables Cat 6 550MHz Unshielded 23/4 EA
.58mm CMG-Rated Wire - 1000ft Nest
in Box (Blue)
500 $0.25 $125.00
200 CAT6-SH Category 6 Shielded Cable FT $0.50 $100.00
quote.rpt Printed: 9/2/2013 9:27:07AM Page
1 $1,499.99 $1,499.99
1 EA-AMP-SUB-1D-500 Episode Digital Subwoofer Amplifier EA $999.00 $999.00
SP-164-DB Binary Cable 16 Gauge 4- Conductor FT
Direct Buriel
100 $0.50 $50.00
3.00 INSTALLATION TEAM installation w/ team of techs HR $99.99 $299.97
Two Technicians
Item

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Also this sub woofer that gets buried in the ground

UOM Sell Total
ES-LS-BSUB-12 Episode® Landscape Series Burial EA
Subwoofer with 12 in. Woofer (Copper
Dome | Each)
 

pooldv

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Yes, at this time sonos does not make anything that is weatherproof, so it needs to be installed under a roof, patio, etc. Which gives you two options with current sonos lineup.
1. put play1s or play3s on a patio that is covered and aim them out toward the pool/spa
2. buy the amp and run speaker wire to outdoor weatherproof speakers

We are very happy with the sound field that one sonos play3 creates from its covered location aimed toward the pool.

There is no more remote. There are apps available for iphone/pad and android phone/tab that allow you to control all of it.
 

wjr75

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Jun 6, 2013
895
IL
I'm not sure what computer you have controlling your Sonos but the new iphone apps require an updated MAC IOS to at least 10.6 Snow Leopard. Some older MAC mini's can not get this upgrade due to the processor. I was lucky and was able to upgrade for a 20 dollar fee from apple.
 

pooldv

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I am using android phone and tab, both samsung. My kids both use ipods to control it. I don't know anything about an ipod, but theirs are pretty old and they work fine.
 

platipus

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Feb 25, 2015
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Houston, TX
Their discontinuance of the remote saddens me. We have one and I really like having a dedicated control device I can grab in those instances when my phone/app decides to get finicky...
 

pooldv

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Their discontinuance of the remote saddens me. We have one and I really like having a dedicated control device I can grab in those instances when my phone/app decides to get finicky...
You must have apple stuff. My android tab and phone work great all the time. :mrgreen: