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How to install your Sonos system

with Flexson stands and accessories

Sonos Play1 on a stack of books

Improvised speaker stands might work in a bachelor pad. But Flexson offers nicer options for civilized homes.

Sonos speakers and components make it incredibly easy to get music playing throughout your home. But where do you put all that gear?

Fitting Sonos into your décor

Speakers that are not thoughtfully placed can make your space look cluttered.

Many people (myself included) temporarily set a new speaker in any available space just to get it up and running. But placing it on the nearest open shelf or counter might not be good for your decor or for the sound of the speaker. Proper height and positioning are particularly important for rear channel speakers in a Sonos home theater system.

Flexson stands, brackets, and accessories are made for Sonos products. They offer placement solutions to help you get the most out of your Sonos system.

Sonos speaker placement

Floor stands

One option is to place your PLAY:1, PLAY:3, or PLAY:5 speaker on a floor stand.

Flexson floor stand

A floor stand lets you place your Sonos speaker in an out-of-the-way location, such as a corner, or behind a couch. Flexson stands feature hollow posts to hide power cables, so there are no loose wires hanging.

Wall and ceiling mounts

If counter and floor space are at a premium, consider wall-mounting your PLAY:1 PLAY:3, or PLAY:5 speakers. Flexson wall mounts are adjustable. You can position your speakers as needed after installation.

Flexson PLAY:1 ceiling-mounts are available for a single speaker or double speaker installation.

Sonos home theater options

You can combine Sonos components to make an impressive wireless home theater system (see our article on Wireless Surround Sound with Sonos).

Sonos PlayBar and Play1 speakers

A PLAYBAR or PLAYBASE is a great TV sound option. Add a SUB for a 3.1 system. Add two PLAY:1s for rear channel speakers, and you’ve got a 5.1 surround sound system. Of course, that also means you have four different speakers to set up around your room.

Mounting options for your PLAYBAR

If your TV is wall-mounted, you can secure your PLAYBAR under it with a simple wall mount kit.

Flexson also makes a combination flat-panel TV/PLAYBAR wall-mount for an integrated installation.

Flexson Flat To Wall Mount For Sonos PLAYBAR

You can mount your flat-panel TV and a PLAYBAR as a seamless unit

Is your TV on a full-motion mount? Attach your PLAYBAR to it with a Flexson screen mount to keep it aligned with your TV.

If you’re purchasing a TV and PLAYBAR at the same time, you can get a full-motion cantilever mount for a TV/PLAYBAR combination.

Flexson TV stand

This platform lets you set a PLAYBAR in front of your TV

Rear channel speakers

You can use Flexson mounts to place your PLAY:1 rear channel speakers on the wall or suspend them from the ceiling. Floor stands behind your couch are another good option.

Add-ons for your PLAYBAR

There are some simple audio adapters that can make your PLAYBAR even more useful.

An optical digital audio switcher lets you quickly change connected sources. This lets you stream sound from a game console, Blu-ray player, or CD player through your Sonos system.

You can even add analog sources to your Sonos network. Connect your turntable, cassette deck, or VCR by attaching an analog-to-digital converter to your PLAYBAR

If your Blu-ray player only has a coaxial digital output, you can still use it with your PLAYBAR. Just add a Flexson coaxial to optical digital converter.

Home office speaker solutions

Do you use Sonos speakers with your computer? Flexson desktop stands for PLAY:1 or PLAY:3 speakers tilt them upwards for optimal listening at your desk.

Flexson Desk Stand for Sonos PLAY:1

Flexson desk stands hold your Sonos speakers at a slight angle.


The illuminated PLAY:1 stand can give you extra desktop illumination. It’s also great for ambient light in a bedroom or den.

Flexson Illuminated Stand for Sonos PLAY:1

This stand won't light up a room, but it makes a great nightlight.

CONNECT, CONNECT:AMP and BOOST options

Flexson even offers ways to organize these Sonos components.

You can wall-mount your BOOST for better placement.

If you use a rack system, you can also store up to four CONNECTs or CONNECT:AMPs in a Flexson rack shelf.

Wall-mounting is also an option from your CONNECT or CONNECT:AMP.

Flexson CONNECT:AMP Wall Bracket

Got questions?

Our advisors can help you plan your ideal Sonos system. Call 1.888.955.600.

  • Michael lee from Beaufort

    Posted on 1/11/2018

    Can a receiver be hook up to the Sonos 5.1 theatre system?

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