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Introducing Sonos Port, Brilliant Sound Connected

  • 5 September 2019
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Introducing Sonos Port, Brilliant Sound Connected
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Sonos Port is the versatile streaming component for your stereo or receiver. Port is available in limited quantities on Sonos.com and select partner retailers from September 12th, with full availability coming January 2020.



Port is the successor to Connect, delivering richer sound and extending Sonos’ sound platform to your traditional home audio equipment. Connect Port to your traditional stereo to stream music, podcasts, audiobooks, and Internet radio on your amplified audio equipment. You can also stream vinyl, CDs, and stored audio files to other Sonos speakers around your home using the line-in connection.

With Port you can easily control your traditional speakers using the Sonos app, voice assistants when wirelessly connected to a voice-enabled device, or Apple AirPlay 2.

Port includes an updated digital-to-analog converter for clearly detailed sound along with a 12V trigger, which automatically turns on your amplifier to get music playing more reliably. Port also features a matte black finish and versatile design compatible with a standard AV rack.

Connections:



Ports and Connections:
  • Power plug.
  • One analog RCA audio line-out.
  • One digital audio (coaxial) line-out
  • One 12V trigger output.
  • One RCA line-in connection.
  • Two Ethernet ports, offering 10/100 switching.
Line-out:
Audio line-out through either analog (RCA) or digital (coaxial) to connect amplified audio equipment. You can use Port with any compatible receiver or amplifier to add Sonos streaming capabilities and group it with other Sonos speakers throughout your home. The 12V trigger automatically turns on your stereo or receiver when you hit play, so you have a more reliable way to get the music playing.

Setting up:
Port is designed to be used with your traditional sound system. Plug in the power, connect it to your WiFi network using your Sonos app, and connect Port to your devices using the analog or digital coaxial connection. See our setup guide here for more resources on setting up Sonos.

Pre-order today on Sonos.com for $399 US (€449 EUR), available in limited quantities starting September 12th. Full availability begins January 2020.

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Given yesterdays disappointing but expected announcement,

and the underlying reason is partly due to the memory capacity of the legacy editions.
can anyone, hello @Ryan S , confirm if this means after May 2020 there will be a s/w update that allows the Port to have a larger library than the current 65K limit, as this is the only real advantage i would gain from this upgrade.

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So, how long until this one goes obsolete?  


Within the next couple of years. Calculate the annual cost on this.

Buy at own risk - Sonos will NOT support you once you bought the product.

Does a coaxial to optical converter cause a delay in the sound?

No. At least, nothing one can notice. 

So, how long until this one goes obsolete?  

 

Already answered above.

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So, how long until this one goes obsolete?  

Does a coaxial to optical converter cause a delay in the sound?

Dear Sonos what is the sunset date for software updates for the Port?

 

Thanks

At least 5 years after it stops being sold. 

Thanks for replying but you aren't a Sonos employee (I mean no disrespect)

But I am quoting what a Sonos employee stated several times in the main thread. 

 

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Dear Sonos what is the sunset date for software updates for the Port?

 

Thanks

At least 5 years after it stops being sold. 

Thanks for replying but you aren't a Sonos employee (I mean no disrespect)

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The :Connect was my entry into the Sonos ecosystem. I’ve loved it. It’s still the most used of the devices I’ve added in my home by a giant margin. I’ve looked forward to a refresh of the Connect for quite a long time and have commented about it occasionally. I missed the release 4 months back, and am here today in this thread only for the obvious reason that my Connect is now deprecated in Sonos’ view (certainly not mine) and was pointed via the email to the Port. I, like many here, echo the incredibly underwhelming reaction to both this device (for reasons already stated many times in this thread) and the irritation over the news that brought me to it (for reasons stated hundreds of time throughout the forum in just hours).
The one thing all of this did produce today was my looking into alternatives, and I discovered the very interesting Bluesound NODE 2i, which is, in a nutshell, quite literally everything I’d been hoping the Connect refresh (Port) would be when it arrived, with the exception that in order to bring its audio to my Sonos environment I’ll need to connect it to my Connect. I find that a least a bit funny. A fairly bittersweet Sonos day for me all around.

Dear Sonos what is the sunset date for software updates for the Port?

 

Thanks

At least 5 years after it stops being sold. 

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Dear Sonos what is the sunset date for software updates for the Port?

 

Thanks

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After today’s announcement that the connect is to be obselete soon. Is there a chance that us current connect users would be able to get a further discount on top of ‘trade up’? When you have an entire eco system of products, being forced to upgrade one to ensure that the others don’t also become redundant seems more than a little unfair. Especially as the port is extremely overpriced to begin with.

This is way overpriced. The One SL have an amp and a speaker while this just outputs a line or coax signal. And now I’m being forced to trade up from my Connect.

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Looks like the Port is a cost optimized ZonePlayer/Connect.

  • removal of optical output
  • wall-wart power supply
  • lightweight case
  • removal of on-device controls
  • new pcb with modern (/cheaper) components

For a premium $449 price.  At $449 there shouldn’t be any compromises like this.

This might be reasonable build quality if the cost were roughly what Roku devices were priced at.  But for what it does, and bringing no new features to the able, it’s really overpriced.  Today my bit-perfect players were deemed ‘legacy’ and there’s no upgrade path.  Until someone from Sonos confirms whether or not Port will output digital data as it was input into the device it could even be sound quality downgrade.  That leaves us with only a support path that costs ~$450 per device.  Not cool.

Yes.

Can the Port output both through the analog and digital ports simultaneously?

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May I use the port to connect to my record player and then the sound will play on my Sonos one speakers ?

 

I am understanding this product correctly ?

Yes -- I purchased my first Port to play records through my Sonos system.

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The port is definitely stackable -- I have two stacked between my turntable and multi-disc CD player (Pioneer PLX 500 and PD-M6) so I can use both with my Sonos surround system, leaving my receiver out of the picture.

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Answered this question in your other thread. 

Thanks Bruce! :blush:

Answered this question in your other thread. 

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Hi!

 

Just would like to ask the experts here if it is workable to connect the Chromecast Audio to the AUX IN of SONOS PORT in order to stream the audio that sending from the devices like mobile phone, tablets and PC etc. to all SONOS speakers in the same wifi network? For example some music streaming services that are not integrated to SONOS but chromecast compatible…

 

Thanks in advance!!  

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Disappointed - I am having several line units (Reel To Reel Tape Recorder, Cassette Recorder, two Record Players - but the “Port” only sports one input. In my book that’s not good enough.

Yes - I could buy 3 more Ports …… but thats not going to happen ☹️

You can get an RCA switch for $6.  A switch with remote can be had for under $20.

 

 

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Disappointed - I am having several line units (Reel To Reel Tape Recorder, Cassette Recorder, two Record Players - but the “Port” only sports one input. In my book that’s not good enough.

Yes - I could buy 3 more Ports …… but thats not going to happen ☹️

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“Works with Sonos” receivers monitor your local network and when they see a Sonos product of your choosing on your network receive a stream it wakes up the receiver from standby and switches to the input you define. 
 

Because of this it should work still. 

Does anyone know if the sonos port works with sonos ready receivers? I see no official word on that?

Thanks

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