Outdoor Speakers set up

  • 18 May 2020
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Im adding non-Sonos outdoor speakers to my existing Sonos set up. I have a Connect Amp that I currently have non-Sonos ceiling speakers wired to from my kitchen. I am curious as to what I’m going to need to wire my outdoor speakers to my Sonos set up. Will I need another amp or is it possible to connect the outdoor speakers to the existing Connect Amp? Is that even enough power? Recommendations please. Thanks 

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Here is a good support article for connecting 4 speakers to a single Connect:amp.  Whether it has enough power is going to depend on your personal tastes and the size of the spaces you’re trying to provide audio to.  One thing worth noting is that you won’t be able to change the volume between the kitchen and outdoor, which could be a problem.  You can somewhat resolve this by adding a speaker switch with volume control. 

I’ve done similar setups in the past.  I found it to work out ok, but I definitely prefer to have one amp per listening space/room/zone if it fits in the budget.