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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 03:02 AM
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Question How to select the optimal setup between PLAY:3 and PLAY:5

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I have decided to invest im the Sonos system for the living area of my house,

I however am in doubt when it comes to the optimal setup. I know that PLAY:5 obviously has a "bigger" sound than PLAY:3, but would 2 pcs of PLAY:3 be prefered over 1 pcs of PLAY:5?

The living area concist of two angel-connecting rooms. One (the kitchen/diningarea) is 35sqm and the other (televisionroom) is 30 sqm.

What would be the optimal setup between PLAY:3 and PLAY:5 units? I am not interested in the Playbar nor the Sub.
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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 03:46 AM
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would 2 pcs of PLAY:3 be prefered over 1 pcs of PLAY:5?
That's hard to answer and any response is going to be very subjective.

That said, my personal preference would be to go for the Play:5, knowing what I know now which is that I'd be adding another Play:5 as soon as I could

However, if you are sure you'll never want a pair of Play:5s then a pair of Play:3s is probably a better choice than a single Play:5. So, depending on your listening preferences a pair of Play:3s may or may not be satisfactory, whereas a pair of Play:5s almost certainly will be (and a single Play:5 isn't bad either). Don't know if you need it but a Play:5 also has line-in which the 3 doesn't.

Probably not helped have I.
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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 03:54 AM
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Given the choice between 2 P:3s and 1 P:5 I'd go for the former. Two Play:3s can present a good sound in even quite a substantial space, with pretty decent bass (though nothing like with a SUB of course), and provide a good stereo image.
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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 04:35 AM
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Here in Denmark, we can borrow the stuff for a test, don't know if that is a solution where you live
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2 Play:5
2 Connect:amp
1 Matte Sub
1 Connect
2 Play:1
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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 05:18 AM
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Maybee I was not clear in my post.

It is not a choise between either 1xPLAY:5 or 2x PLAY:3. I suppose my choise would by one of the following:

a) 2xPLAY:3
b) 2xPLAY:5
c) 1xPLAY:5 + 2xPLAY:3
d) 3xPLAY:3
e) 2xPLAY:5 + 2xPLAY:3
f) 4xPLAY:3

Of course I am looking for the cost/sound optimal solution, since I am not rich nor a hi-fi geek.
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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 05:26 AM
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rasmus12b,

I suggest that you use four speakers in that space.
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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 05:29 AM
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e) 2xPLAY:5 + 2xPLAY:3

If you think you'll never purchase a SUB.

f) 4xPLAY:3

Never say never.
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