We have a small restaurant with an outdoor and an indoor area and our new setup looks like this:
- One Sonos Amp to power two pairs of ceiling speakers inside
- A bunch of Sonos One speakers to cover kitchen, dishwashing room, office etc
- One Sonos Amp to power two pairs of outdoors speakers
- We also have a mixer that we have previously used for live music and music quiz outdoors
How should I set up the new system up in order to be able to run music quiz nights (basically a wireless microphone and a Spotify playlist)? It is no problem if the sound is not perfectly in sync inside and outside.
My initial idea was to simply connect the wireless microphone directly to the Sonos Amp powering the outside speakers but (XLR from microphone box to 2 x RCA in to the Sonos Amp). But now I have started wondering what will actually happen when I plug in an input device to the Amp. I want to be able to have mix the music with different volume with the sound from the microphone and I want this mixed sound (voice and music) to be played on all my speakers both inside and outside.
Previously I have used a Macbook with Spotify connected to my mixer combined with the microphone connected to the same mixer and then the host of the quiz nights could simply adjust the background music from the Macbook while using the microphone. Maybe I could keep the same setup with the mixer and simply take an output signal from the mixer to the Sonos Amp and it would play in all rooms?
Would a Sonos Port add any value in the future setup?
When I ask the guys in the shop where I have bought all the stuff they don’t seem to be able to answer my questions in a good way. I would assume I am not the only restaurant in the world having a Sonos system in place which would be possible to use for quiz, live music, karaoke…???
I was hoping to be able to throw away a bunch of my previous equipment now that I have Sonos stuff in place...