Let's talk about Connect, Connect:Amp, Sonos Amp, Sonos Port, and setups using your own speakers and components.
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Apologies, I have tried to search and only confused myself even more.I had a ZP100 that was connected to a Sonance CR101 SST (this is 8ohm nominal, 6ohm minimum) stereo wired in parallel to some mission bookshelf speakers, that were 8ohm nominal. This worked for many years.The ZP100 has now been replaced with an Amp, and I now have some new bookshelf speakers, spec says they are 6ohm nominal, 4 ohm minimum.Can I use these new 6ohm speakers be wired in parallel with the 8ohm Sonance with the Amp?Music wont be played loud, just background music.TIA.
Hello,I realize this question has been asked a bunch before, but to be sure of my situation I’m hoping to get some help with what I want to achieve. Not the most technically savvy person, so hoping to get some guidance.We have a multi-Sonos speaker home and in the living room, have my old B&W speakers connected to the Connect: Amp. We also have a Marantz 2230 that we use specifically to listen to vinyl on our Technics SL-1710 turntable. I want to bridge everything so that we can play records and hear them on the B&W’s, as well as the rest of the Sonos speakers throughout the house - as well as just listen to the turntable in the sweet spot in the living room via the B&W’s.Is this do-able? If so, is some kind person here able to detail the connectivity process in order to make this happen? I understand this will require a preamp. Beyond that, just curious to know about connections and such. Appreciate anything you can tell me.Thanks!Steven
I’m looking to add a turntable to a current 5.1 Sonos system (Playbase, Sub, 2x Sonos One). I just need a line-in function, and I wouldn’t be using the output function on the Port, Amp, Connect:Amp, or Connect. Also, I frequently use the Airplay 2 with the current setup. It seems the Connect could be the most cost effective option (buying a $399 Port just for a line in seems like overkill), but it seems there may be issues: Some forum posts indicate that the Connect doesn’t work with the Sub because it cannot judge the level of the 3rd party speakers to which it is connected. Could the Connect work with the Sub if there are no 3rd party speakers connected? Is there any risk that using the Connect in this way will disable the Airplay 2 functionality of the current system? Very appreciative of this forum’s help.
Hello, I will start by saying I do not have Sonos right now. I am in the process of building a new house and am thinking of installing a Sonos system. I have, for some reason, had the hardest time wrapping my head around the system. I think my main issue is with wired speakers and how it works within the Sonos world. My wife wants speakers hidden in the walls/ceiling as well as outside. I now realize that I need the AMP to have wired speakers. My question is, do I need anything else? I mean if I want to stream music from Pandora and I want it to play on a Sonos speaker as well as the wired outdoor speakers do the AMPS connect to the other Sonos speakers in the house? Someone told me I still need a receiver? Also, if I have the new ARC connected direct to my TV via earc HDMI will the arc connect with outdoor speakers connected to the AMP.
I have a ZP100 connected to a couple of B&W speakers. I'm not using the line in. I've noticed that there is a quiet hum when the amp is not in use. It's set up in the bedroom so is noticeable, is there anything I can do to stop this? I don't want to have to power it off and then wait while it warms up before I can listen, especially as in enjoying using it as an alarm.
One of my Sonos devices (an early Connect:Amp) was not eligible for S2 addition into the rest of my system. I used the upgrade code for an Arc and bought another AMP also, but trying to set this one back up on my outdoor speakers. After resetting (it was working perfectly prior to the upgrade), it now flashes white/orange with a system fault. I have tried to factory reset it several times successfully and it adds fine in the S1 app, but any music just causes the volume slider to reset to about 20% and nothing happens other than the blinking. Submitted system diagnosis: 571349876 and started a case with the assistant: 019*****. I am now missing a zone in my house. Any insight? Moderator note: Censored for privacy reasons.
I have recently purchased you Project Carbon Sonos edition turntable. I am getting massive amounts of static noise through my hifi. I have connected the turntable via the supplied cable and attached the earth wire to my mains house earth circuit. Please help, this is not good at all.
Thanks to advice in this community and others on the internet, I was able to easily connect my turntable (Fluance RT-80 with built-in pre-amp) to my existing Sonos home theatre system for an all-wireless solution.My Sonos system consists of a Playbar, two One speakers, and a Sub. None of these have a line-in or RCA inputs for sound from the turntable. Sonos states there are three solutions on its “How To Listen to Vinyl With Sonos” blog: you need a Five, Amp, or Port. Each of these solutions is several hundred dollars - more than I wanted to spend.However, this ignores the Roam. The small Bluetooth portable speaker is inexpensive (one-third the cost of a Five). If I had a Bluetooth turntable, the Roam would have been all I needed. However, my turntable does not have Bluetooth, so I needed to purchase a Bluetooth transmitter and a Stereo Mini to RCA Y-Audio Cable. I chose the 1Mii ML301 Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver, an inexpensive, elegant, compact, rechargeable (USB-C charging
If I’m streaming a service through the Port at a particular quality, say CD-quality 44.1 kHz 16 bit, is the Port’s coaxial digital out replicating that quality exactly? In other words, if I’m using a stream at CD quality (and that Sonos supports) am I getting exactly the same output as I would from the digital output of a CD player/transport? I’m primarily a Spotify user, so if the answer is yes, once Spotify Lossless goes live, and Sonos supports, I think I can finally ditch the CD player, right?(To answer the obvious question, yes, I use an external DAC which I really like. The DAC in the Port is pretty good, but there are even better ones out there.)
I am thinking about replacing my power amp with Amp from Sonos. The power amp is currently fed by a conventional preamp/tuner which in turn receives inputs from a turntable, CD player, etc. It in turn feeds the power amp which powers two sets of room speakers. Does anyone know if Amp can be used to replace the existing power amp, and if it will accept the preamp/tuner as a “line in” input and also allow me to power and manage the speakers via Sonos and play other Sonos based audio sources? Thanks.
I have a Sonos Port connected to my Denon AVR-X3500H. I had an odd problem: when playing music from any of my sources my Denon would go into protect mode after 10 or so minutes. I tried using the coax digital output and then the RCA analog outputs - same problem. The Port was located on the top of my Salamander rack with the Denon on the first shelf below. I moved the Port to the bottom shelf of the rack and the problem seems to be resolved. Anyone with a similar experience? What was your fix?
I have had a single CONNECT for a long time and mostly really like it. I have a pretty large .flac library and things have been reasonably good and reliable. I recently connected a 2nd CONNECT via CAT6e (the other is also wired) and it worked almost perfectly except that it could not load certain playlists that I had created within the Controller app, originally for the first (and for a long time the only) CONNECT on my network. The newly-added CONNECT would play files, albums, webstreams etc but would NOT play my large hodge-podge playlist (it’s around 1,000 songs) but it WOULD play other smaller playlists lists. In fact, not only would it not play the 1,000-cong list it simply would not load. I went around and around with tech support and even had them remote-in to my machine looking for oddities. They suggested the usual (reboot router, switches etc) but none of it worked. I tried setting very specific folder permissions and that would not fix it either. Then it dawned on me: What i
Hi, I have a Sonos Amp connected to 4 Yamaha NS-IW480CWH speakers (2 parallel per channel). Such speakers are rated for 120W output and I'm concern about what's the maximum safe volume level in the Amp to use without damaging the speakers. Someone recommended me to put a 4A fuse in serial with the speakers at each channel. Anyone with experience in this issue can help me? Thanks,
I have a play3 and a Sub in my living room and i am considering to buy the playbar, both for TV as well as for music. With my living room it would be too much to have another play1 or play3 there, so i am wondering: can i stull get a kind of 5.1 experience when linking these 3 components together when watching a movie? Or would it technically not even be possible just to add one play3 to the playbar?
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