By using a converter, I have analog audio output from my Samsung TV. This works when tested to plug into a small speaker, but I want is audio output to drive my Sonos 5, via its audio input jack. But when I plug into the Sonos 5, nothing. I know this is not a “supported” function by Sonos, but even Sonos support people say this should work, although no guarantees about quality. Nevertheless, it doesn’t work at all for me; (the speaker works fine with Sonos controller for other music sources). I’d be most grateful for ideas here to allow the Sonos 5 to be driven by audio input to its audio in jack. Thank you.
Best answer by pwt
Good thought. I tested this out - the hum is there when just putting the speaker in “line-in” mode - even without the TV audio output. So maybe there’s a grounding issue? But the speaker and TV are grounded by the electrical connection. Where do I look now? Many thanks.
Note that you shouldn’t be able to select the Line-In input at all unless there’s a cable plugged into the P:5 socket. If you can, it points to an electrical fault with the P:5.
If you left the cable plugged in, make sure you try a different cable. I’ve had far more problems with cables over the years than with the electronics they connect.