I’ve seen there are a lot of questions on how to avoid the audio delay on analogue line-in connections. I’ve already reduced the delay to the minimum 75ms but as I want to hook up some DJ Equipment to my Sonos Amp so any delay is unacceptable. I’m considering a solution and want to get opinions on if it will work. I have no need for multi-room for this use case.
Below is what I’m thinking… will it work?!
My plan is to use the HDMI ARC input on the Amp as an audio-only input from the DJ Equipment (I believe this port has no delay).
To confuse things further I’d also like to keep my TV connected to the single HDMI input on the Sonos AMP.
To do this I’m considering the following (complex!) setup.
- DJ Equipment analogue stereo output > connects to HDMI Converter (converts signal to audio-only HDMI)
- HDMI Converter > connects to HDMI Switcher (one of those boxes that allows you to switch between inputs when you want to make the most of a small number of ports)
- TV > connects to HDMI Switcher
- HDMI Switcher > connects to HDMI ARC Input on the Sonos Amp
Then when I want to use the DJ Equipment I just change the HDMI Switcher to the DJ setting.
Potential issues I’m worried about:
- Does the HDMI ARC input really have no audio delay? I’m assuming so as otherwise it’d be out of sync w the TV but you never know what’s going on!!
- Will the audio-only input via HDMI ARC port actually work?
- Will the splitter stop ARC working with the TV? (not really a Sonos question, but the internet isn’t proving very helpful)
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