So, my plans are coming to fruition and I'm closing on a house next week. It's likely to be the site of many get together so plus my own relaxation times, so I want maximum flexibility on sources. I will have Sonos in every room and the pool area, so I want people who visit or come to parties to be able to connect their own devices, without downloading the sonos app. I know of and own a few Bluetooth receivers that will output via analog to an input on my receiver or on one of my Sonos Connects (I'll have three.). But, if someone connects to a Bluetooth receiver in the living room, and walks to the patio or another room, they will exceed the distance, music will break up, the champagne will stop flowing and the magic ends, etc, etc.
Is there a multiroom or multiple antenna Bluetooth solution, where one receiver has a much wider range, or multiple receivers are ganged together to one output stage, similar to multiple wifi access points in an enterprise solution? Ideally, I can give my guests one Bluetooth device name to pair with, and no matter where they are in the house, there is a device with the same Bluetooth MAC address and name, an antenna leading back to a central device.
Please do not say "just have the download the Sonos app, everything's available there" because 1) that's not accurate, and 2) I want them to do it the way they're already comfortable. They're guests, I'm the host, it's my job to cater to them not the reverse.