Sonos Arc Surround Sound System In Depth: Watch Before You Buy

Sonos Arc Surround Sound System In Depth: Watch Before You Buy

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Find out just how good the Arc surround sound system IN FULL is in this in-depth review. As always, we cover the positives and negatives of everything we sell so you can make sure your decision will be the right one.

Chapters
00:00 Intro
01:00 Introducing the Arc surround system
01:56 How does it work?
03:24 Building your Sonos system
03:56 Room prep & system requirements
07:29 Setting up with your TV
08:49 Setup walkthrough
10:20 TruePlay tuning demo
13:04 Interview with our MD about TruePlay
16:30 Tips for getting the most out of the system
18:59 Positives and negatives
21:58 FAQs
23:12 Is it worth it?

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  1. USONOFAV
    USONOFAV 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Returned my sonos arc and get bose 900 so I could my kef subwoofer

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  2. Adam12
    Adam12 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Important detail @ 13:10

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  3. Not Sure
    Not Sure 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    I have the first generation sonos one. Does it work with Arc?

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  4. Steve B
    Steve B 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Great review, shame you didn't actually tell us what it sounds like…

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  5. Brent Crenshaw
    Brent Crenshaw 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Literally just returned mine. This system sounded terrible and I can't figure out what everyone is reviewing.

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  6. BABJI K
    BABJI K 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Sonos arc sound more louder than JBL 5.1 surround sound bar?

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  7. Asim Momin
    Asim Momin 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Do you have a video on the wood acoustic panels?

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  8. xaj
    xaj 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Would love an update video now that DTS is supported (ambiguously?)

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  9. Tech Know
    Tech Know 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Do you need a HDMI 2.1 lead to connect the Arc to TV eArc Hdmi port – or is any HDMI ok ?

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  10. BlueMacer76
    BlueMacer76 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    I have a question which no one is mentioning… can the system be run as a Arc x 2 xSL 2xG3 subs 2x in ceiling with amp as a 5.2.4 Atmos system or 7.2.4 with the same set up but with 2xSL as wides ??? How many SL speakers can be integrated it total?

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  11. BlueMacer76
    BlueMacer76 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Where is the room wood furniture from please ??

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  12. MrBrownGuy95
    MrBrownGuy95 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    How do you fix the sync issue from the sky q, Netflix, Amazon prime, Disney plus and Amazon fire stick? As my setup is just the Arc and the subwoofer. Please advise

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  13. TheBlade
    TheBlade 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Hello,
    Im having problems with LG and SOnos setup. When I connect to HDMI port2 (earc) doesn't recognize. If I put on HDMI1 or HDMI3 I can go next on the setup, but I have problems next Saying that TV speakers are not working.

    Can you help? Thanks so much

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  14. Ben Alman
    Ben Alman 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Can I use a pair of Play:1 as the surround speakers for the Arc?

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  15. Harry Ferris
    Harry Ferris 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    I have had the Sonos Arc since October, the Arc itself is brilliant, but the voice enhancement is absolutely useless. On the Arc reviews so many people think the same, it just doesn’t do anything. I only hope they get it rectified with an update soon.

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  16. Mahesh G
    Mahesh G 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    My room is smaller than 16 sq m and also the TV is 48 inches, guess this is not for me. I'm trying another brand soundbar but a bit underwhelmed

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  17. philj212
    philj212 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    subs are directionless but positioning in the room matters a great deal as the sound waves are so long. play base heavy movies and move around to find the bass peaking and diminishing. experiment with placement so it peaks in your listening position and just the sub from there:)

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  18. Rodney Dangerfield
    Rodney Dangerfield 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Thank you, Jonathan, for the fantastic, instructional video!…Will add Sonos Arc to my new 77" A80J TV to be delivered tomorrow…Yippee!

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  19. Greg
    Greg 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    My new home is wired for wall mounted surrounds. The wires go to a central closet where I can install a Sonos amp. My question is, you said the speakers had to be plugged into mains power socket. I have no power at the surround locations. So, can I not use the Sonos 1sl’s? I can use any passive speakers, but you said the Sonos system won’t be able to tune the room if I do. What to do?

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  20. Hollow
    Hollow 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    I have an ARC + Subwoofer + 2 x Play:5 (2nd gen) as surround speakers. Might seem a bit overkill, but it sounds amazing in movies and when just playing music. The total cost was about 3.000 euro but it's worth it when you like movies and music.

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  21. K Mz
    K Mz 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    The intro is everything😂😂

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  22. Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    It looked like you were saging the room when recording tru play lol.

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  23. Daniel Wright
    Daniel Wright 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    I’m currently using an AVR 5.1 system and modernising the living room space. I’m undecided as to whether to switch to this Sonos system or just add some ceiling speakers to my existing 5.1 set up which is winning at the moment because the AVR has so many hdmi inputs compared to my lgcx. I’m really not sure how best to change to Sonos.

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  24. S. Llednarc
    S. Llednarc 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    bought this system for my home setup. ARC soundbar, gen3 sub, and the one SL's in the rears. it sounds amazing. I would not recommend this w/out the sub. I set it up with JUST the soundbar and it sounded ok, but bass was really weak. the gen3 sub delivers way more bass than I had expected. I was expecting "some" bass but not a ton – I was blown away – the Sonos sub will go super low and hits hard. it soudns like a much larger sub than it physically is. overall this is a great system. easy setup, easy placement as it's all wireless.

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  25. bails1310fcjq
    bails1310fcjq 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Thanks for the review. One question, we have a conservatory with a solid vaulted roof. Will this impact the sound or will true play make adjustment for this.

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  26. Murdo Gordon
    Murdo Gordon 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Where did you get your TV unit? Thanks

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  27. Danne89
    Danne89 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    16:30 Sonos are now finally working on a software update to enable DTS on Arc and Beam! 😀

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  28. Marcus Sadler
    Marcus Sadler 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Hey, I saw you answered the question, but I just want clarification. If my WiFi drops while I'm watching a physical movie the whole surround sound setup is still going to play???

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  29. ednewmy
    ednewmy 29 April, 2022, 09:23

    Really great vid, very helpful. I couldn't help noticing the record player in the background. I'm looking for a wireless system like this that will do both home theatre and allow me to play my records. Would it be possible to connect that to this system using another Sonos product? Perhaps the Sonos port?

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