Right now I have a turntable running into a preamp then into my Connect. Then I've got a pair of powered speakers plugged into the Connect's output. The result is that I can play records through my Sonos system and/or through the powered speakers. This works fine but I'm considering upping my game and adding an actual stereo receiver and a pair of passive speakers to replace the powered speakers. The potential problem I see is that I'm moving the power source from the output side of the Connect to the input side of the Connect.
Instead of turntable-> preamp-> Connect -> powered speakers / Sonos speakers
It would be turntable-> preamp-> Powered receiver-> Connect-> Sonos speakers (the new passive speakers running directly off the new receiver)
I'm concerned that running a powered signal into the Connect then out to another powered source (Sonos Play1 speakers) could be a problem. Anyone know is the Sonos Connect can handle this kind of setup?
Best answer by Lucid AV
Whatever you do, don't be tempted to try to hook up the speaker connections on the receiver to the Line-In on the Sonos. You will kill the input of the Sonos.... stone.dead.
Line-In/Line-Out uses at most 1-2 volts and almost no current. The speaker out connections can pump out over 30 volts and over 2 amps of current at full volume in to a load. It wouldn't do your Connect any good at all.