Sonos Beam not enough


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Hi there, I added a Sonos Beam (gen 1) to a 50” Samsung TV in my kitchen, following some building work this year where I knocked some walls down to create an open-plan setting. I hadn’t really envisaged getting as much use from the TV as I am though. Often in the evenings, we’ll be in that room, watching/listening to YouTube music videos. The room is appx 8m x 7m, and the Beam alone is under gunned. I don’t really want to switch for the Arc, as it’s wider than the TV, and won’t suit the setting. So I’m considering adding a couple of satellite speakers. I went and listened to the Sonos One SL speakers in a local shop, and I was deeply unimpressed by them. They had some Sonos Fives there though, and those were substantially better.

So, does anyone have any experience of adding a pair of Sonos Fives to a Beam setup ? Pro’s & con’s of this ? Would I be losing some functionality of the Fives by setting them up in this configuration ?


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I'm no expert and still deciding on what set up I want, but I would have thought adding a sub would provide more impact than surrounds, allowing the beam to focus on what its good at. Can you try and return under their 100 day policy?

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