I'm having a nightmare of a time trying to find a user-friendly solution to my audio set up. Originally, I had two Play:5s. One for my turntable, and the other had an Alexa in the line-in. I was using AirPlay with an AppleTV when I wanted to watch something. However, setting up the AirPlay was annoying, and the audio sync was inconsistent. So, I picked up a Beam not realizing that adding the Play:5s as surrounds kills their line-in.
I've tried grouping them. But the group doesn't alway stay… grouped, and I end up having to re-group. Also, the audio on the Play:5s is slightly out of sync when grouped. The quality with the 5s as surrounds is magnificent, but I'm not willing to sacrifice the line-in for my turntable.
So, I'm thinking of dropping the Beam and just plugging the TV's line out into one of the Play:5's (losing the Beam's advantages: Alexa and ARC simplicity). Any ideas?