Well, still enjoying this thing, but a few setbacks happened. Upon getting the ZP90, bridge, and S5, setup took all of 5 minutes, and worked pefectly. After one week, the S5 stopped playing,took a dump. Call CS, no problem, I instead opted for the ZP120, to hook up some bookies and some outdoor speaks. Unit worked fine except for one thing, it sounded horribly thin. Sent it back as there is no way to make that particular unit sound better. Moved the standard ZP90 upstairs to run both sets of speakers by way of an old Sony receiver. Much better SQ, no different in fact to the Sony avr and a cheapo Sony CDP. So thats where the 90 will stay. Now I've ordered the cullen modded unit for the main rig. After a lengthy talk with Underwood Hifi, they claim the 24/96 is the best for SQ so it will be set to that. Before I make a decision on a dac, I want to see how this thing sounds going thru the Pioneers dacs.
I can't lay blame on Sonos for the S5, lemons happen in anything mass produced, but the 120 imho needs to have better sound or it will die on the vine.As far as what this system brings to the table though, completely happy. First thing people gravatate to is the controller. I keep hearing "OMG,you have this song?" Then they play whatever they haven't heard in years.....and smile. Like a kid in a candy shop. Anyway, my cullen modded unit should be here anyday now, so we shall see. Will update asap when I get it.
My initial impressions on a standard ZP90 on the main rig using the pioneer dacs was positive, but still not up to my standards. You couldn't hear deep into the track like a dedicated cdp. The weight and tone was belittled by an overly forward upper freq. It felt strained in a sense, thin. Of coarse I wasn't expecting great results, just wanted to see where I needed to improve it and obviously the digital signal stood out.