Could anyone tell me how many Bowers & Wilkins AM1 outdoor speakers I can run on the Sonos AMP?
I currently have 2 x B&W AM1 speakers running on 1 x Sonos Connect AMP and another 2 x B&W AM1 speakers running on another 1 x Sonos Connect AMP for my outdoor area. I am trying to figure out if I will improve the sound quality if I upgraded to a Sonos AMP and ran all 4 speakers through that or alternatively if I bought 2 x Sonos AMP’s and ran each pair through them as I currently do with the Sonos Connect AMP’s.
The B&W AM1 say that the recommenced amplifier power is 20-100W into 8 ohms. The nominal impedance is 8 ohms (5.2 ohms minimum).
Best answer by Jean C.
Welcome to the Sonos Community and thank you for reaching out with your Question.
For the record, I’m pretty sure that I got this question wrong on my S.A.T. but this quiz is open book.
You if the impedance on these speakers is 8 ohms you should be able to wire 4 to your Amp, but you may run the risk of blowing out your speakers and it’s unlikely that you will improve your audio quality in this set-up.
For the speakers you have, you would be better off in my mind sticking with your Connect:Amps unless you wanted to spring for new outdoor speakers go with your Amp.
I’d be interested in the opinion of some of our other community members in this instance.