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    Re: Sonos Announcement today 1/21/2020 - End of life announcement. Very disappointing ....

    I’m not happy about this at all. I have 5 Sonos Zone Players connected to various 2 channel systems throughout my house.
    2 of them have had the jitter clock mod. It sounds like some day in the future they will stop working. I love the Sonos set up
    but they are not getting any more of my money to replace them. Even at the discount they offer. I’m looking for options for streaming my stored music and the streaming services I subscribe to. Any ideas for replacement gear?
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    Re: Sonos Announcement today 1/21/2020 - End of life announcement. Very disappointing ....

    I have a few modified Sonos players and a few Play 5's. I'm not buying any more either. I would like to know what they are really doing.
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    Re: Sonos Announcement today 1/21/2020 - End of life announcement. Very disappointing ....

    There are a large group of companies developing products based on the DTS Play-Fi ecosystem that are all supposed to work together and support multi-room audio. Some of the same companies are the ones with access to the API for Amazon HD.

    https://play-fi.com/
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    Re: Sonos Announcement today 1/21/2020 - End of life announcement. Very disappointing ....

    I’ve got a couple of components that support Play-Fi including a nice Anthem AVR. I must say, I don’t understand the thinking and attraction of it. I mean, I get that it supports high resolution audio. But instead of being able to play a local source it’s based on the concept of streaming from a portable device—e. g. iOS, Android, Kindle—meaning heavy battery consumption. Why wouldn’t you just want streaming from the main component, such as the Yamaha MusicCast products?
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    Re: Sonos Announcement today 1/21/2020 - End of life announcement. Very disappointing ....

    I have 8 Sonos devices they will no longer support. No way am I buying new for software updates. From what I can surmise, issues may arise from incompatibility with Tidal, Qobuz etc. My hope is that the app or ROON will still be able to stream from my NAS for years yet.
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    Sonos Announcement today 1/21/2020 - End of life announcement. Very disappointing ....

    I think Sonos is gasping for air.
    Amazon is aiming for their spot in the market.
    For a high-end option, look at Roon and Roon-endpoint components.

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    Re: Sonos Announcement today 1/21/2020 - End of life announcement. Very disappointing ....

    It looks like if you have any legacy pieces on the network, the software level will stay at the last current version. They won’t kill it. You just won’t get any new features from any new updates. I’m okay with that. I could always separate the networks if I get the itch for a new piece. I have not been looking for any new Sonos for a while anyway.
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    Sonos Announcement today 1/21/2020 - End of life announcement. Very disappointing ....

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    It looks like if you have any legacy pieces on the network, the software level will stay at the last current version. They wonít kill it. You just wonít get any new features from any new updates. Iím okay with that. I could always separate the networks if I get the itch for a new piece. I have not been looking for any new Sonos for a while anyway.
    Yes, agree. But your resale value (if you care at all) goes to zero.

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    Re: Sonos Announcement today 1/21/2020 - End of life announcement. Very disappointing ....

    I didn’t think about resale on my Sonos. For what I use it for and and how I use it, it’s perfect and I have no intention of selling. I have to say my Sonos pieces are the only audio gear that have been with me from the beginning and aren’t going anywhere.
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