Let's talk about Connect, Connect:Amp, Sonos Amp, Sonos Port, and setups using your own speakers and components.
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I just wanted to add my experience to what has been posted before. It took some time to get to the bottom of this and the previous post was a little short on detail.Inputting from Sonos Connect is relatively simple, using one of the RCA input socket pairs and relabelling the Input on the Denon to Sonos. It was the output that I struggled with and at one stage Denon staff told me that this was just not possible. I have used the Zone 2 Pre Out RCA sockets and the Connect RCA input sockets as the connection route. The problem which I had failed to detect was that the signal coming from the Pre Out is very weak. This can be fixed using the following steps on the Sonos App:- Go into Settings/System/Products and the Room where the Connect is used. Within this there are a number of sub headings including Line In.Within Line In there is something called Source Level. As the Denon acts as an AV component I used this setting which is Level 2 when in fact the signal is so weak it needs to
I know most of the people will say , get harmony remote , use the Denon app or even smart plug but i want to be able to turn on my sonos port via the sonos app and make my denon turn on and set it up to the right input (CD in my case) automatically . trying to convert 12V trigger (from sonos port) to IR command (to Denon receiver) seems to be challenging and the only project i saw requires you to be an engineer. I finally tried to look into HTTP commands and saw that Sonos support IFTTT but only as “That” part in the code and you can’t create any macros or scripts that will trigger if the Sonos port is on. Here is my question: Anyone here knows how to build raspberry pi server which will be able to “listen” to local network and once the sonos port turns on it will execute a simple HTTP command to turn on the Denon?
i have a sonos amp connected HDMI to my TV and line-in to my peloton. When using LFE to my 3rd party subwoofer, the line-in removes 75% of the bass which means i have to increase the gain to hear it at the same level when just using the sonos app. When using HDMI from the TV, or the sonos app, the subwoofer is way too loud which means each time I use the line in, i have to adjust the sub gain in the app up and then move it back down when watching TV or listening to music.Is this a known issue? How can i either set the equalizer unique to each input or have the bass output be the same across all inputs?
Hi. I’ve had a Sonos Connect for about 4 years and have never managed to make it do what I bought it for, which is to play my hifi separates (turntable, CD player and cassette player) through the Sonos speakers - so I’m trying to crack this finally. I was told this would work when I bought this, but have never managed to make it work. Looking at web pages about this, everything focuses on enabling you to play streaming services accessed via the Sonos app, through the Connect onto hifi speakers, whereas what I want to do is the opposite way round. Things I read suggest this is possible but don’t ever explain how! So … is it possible to do this, and if so, can I connect them all into the Connect via my existing hifi amp (Yamaha A-S301)? When I try connecting everything, I can’t make anything happen. Part of the problem is I don’t understand how it helps to have the Sonos Connect listed as one of the parts of the overall Sonos system, since somehow what I need to happen is for the S
Layout: large open plan kitchen/dining/living running N-S area total 12m x 5m. At the end of this larger area, the living space portion is oriented E-W and this portion area is 5m x 4m.Can I do the following with the Sonos app, Amp/s and in ceiling speakers?Living area E-W orientation - home theatre arrangement:AMP 1- front L&R 1xamp & stereo speaker pairAMP 2 - rear L&R 1xamp & stereo speaker pairTotal area N-S orientation - home audiousing the same amps and speakers above can I make a scenario in the Sonos app to do the following to service the N-S orientation?AMP 1- front L&R 1xamp & mono L speaker pairAMP 2 - rear L&R 1xamp & mono R speaker pair
Hi - really hoping to get some help with setting up a Port as I’ve hit a brick wall…I have an existing ‘Home Theatre’ setup that includes an Arc and 2 x One SL’s acting as rears - more than happy with this as sound quality is great and the wife can cope with the small footprint!A few months ago I decided to finally pursue a long held passion for vinyl so following some research purchased a Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB and a Port - expensive option but I don’t really have the space for a Five and thought the Port would keep things tidy.I had assumed that I would be able to configure the Port to play the audio from the turntable (through the same two One SL’s) but for the life of me I cannot, despite many attempts and lots of internet research, workout how to connect the One SL’s to the Port. I’ve been able to get the Port setup okay and it appears under Products in the app but I cannot see any option to associate it with the One SL’s.Am I missing something obvious here or have I made an expensi
Today I upgraded from Sonos Connect to the new Sonos Port. I only unplugged the cables form Connect and plugged into Port (Audio In = TV, Audio Out = Bose sound system). With the connect it worked perfect, but my Bose plays no sound on the Port. Audio in (Line-in) from TV works because it plays on my Sonos Five. Only audio out does not work. Sonos customer support was not useful at all. Does anybody has an idea what the issue might be?
Hello, I’m quite new and don’t know much about speakers and matching impedances and whatnot.Just purchased a Sonos amp, 2 Kefs Ci200qs, and plan to buy a pair of 8ohms outdoor speakers as well.My idea/question is as follow:Can I connect the 4 speakers to 4 speaker wall plate, and, using banana plugs from the wire that comes from the AMP disconnect the pair I do not want to use at the time? I wouldn’t change the wiring on the back of the Amp, that would stay in parallel, but just disconnect from the wall plate when I just want 1 single pair to play? Would that work? When 1 pair disconnected will the impedance go back to 8ohms?Thank you for the help!
My husband has a Technics SL-1500 Direct Drive Player System in working condition that I would like to be able to add to our Sonos system. I can’t comment on the sound, only that it powers on when I tried it.We have Sonos Amps and I know that the turntable would also need a pre-amp. My question is if this vintage turntable is worth putting much money (possibly) into, along with the required pre-amp? I would like to refurbish it for nostalgic sake (Valentine’s gift), as long as the end result is a good audio product. Otherwise would it be wiser to purchase a new turntable with a built in pre-amp.Thanks for any help.
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
I’d like to integrate my new bluetooth enabled turntable into my Sonos sound system-- which consists of two Sonos 1’s, the Beam, and the Sub (gen 3). What is the easiest and and least expensive way to do that? I cannot drop $400 on another Sonos device at this time. I bought a refurbished Sony SRS-XB23 wireless speaker, hoping to pair it which my turntable (which it does) and then with the rest of my system, but I think the Sony is not compatible, right?
Hi, I’m building a game room and it will have (2) TV’s within the space (about 750 sq. ft.). I was wanting to know if I could install (4) in-ceiling Sonos speakers and tie those back to the Sonos Amp (in a closet) and then have my TV’s connect to the Sonos Amp via WIFI or Bluetooth and listen to TV (or music) through the in-ceiling speakers? In addition, I’ll have a RV garage adjacent to the game room with another TV and would consider installing 4-5 in-ceiling speakers in there for music and the TV. I would assume I’d need a separate amp for this area since I may want to listen to music in the garage and have a football game on in the game room. I hope this all makes sense and appreciate the feedback. Thx
Hi all, My setup consists of two Symfonisk speakers, stereo paired, and a Sonos Port. The Port has a line in from a Behringer sound card. The card is fed by a Raspberry PI and also has an analog line-in signal from the TV.I have set the Port to Autoplay line-in. When I start a film on Netflix (Chromecast connected to TV), the port is activated and sound comes up within two seconds through the Symfonisk speakers, which is good enough.However, if there’s a silent passage in the film, sound gets deactivated and it may take 5 seconds to activate again when signal is detected. Looks like Autoplay gets interrupted after a couple of seconds with no sound. Is there a way to prevent this from happening, other than manually switching input via the Sonos app?
I have a Sonos Port hooked up to my Denon S710W AVR via both analog and digital (co-ax) connections. I used the included cables that came with the Port to hook up the analog feed and a new shielded coax cable from Amazon Basics to hook up the digital feed. I’ve tested both variable and fixed line out settings and issues sound occurs in both setups.Heres the problem. The sound out of the digital connection is much harsher and more nasal sounding than the analog connection. This is true whether the output is set to variable or fixed and true even when the receiver “Pure” mode (direct two channel mode, minimal processing). The analog feed sounds softer and more appealing with a bit wider stereo soundfield. When I switch on Dolby Digital surround (which is the way I like to listen when Im moving around doing things) things really get uglty on the digital side. It sounds echo-ey and harsh in a way that the analog feed run through the same DD processing does not. I made sure that any
I have a Sonos Amp with KEF LS50 Metas with the KC62 subwoofer for stereo listening. Previously I had Dali Opticon 1 MKII on the Sonos Amp and found them muddy. I’m impressed with the LS50 Metas + KC62. This combo beats my Sonos Five Stereo Pair for music. I’m curious how others have tuned the KC62 to match the LS50 Metas. I found the KC62 is slow to turn on at low volumes with the Amp sub at 0. I originally started with the KC62 volume at 3 o’clock and the Amp at 0. It was far too much sub gain. I dialed back the KC62 to 12 o’clock but had the aforementioned slow turn on issue. I upped the Amp gain through the S2 app to +8 and dialed back the KC62 to 9 o’clock. This seemed to work well at volume 15, but at 20 the low end response was too strong. I’ve kept the KC62 EQ at Room. Phase 0. Anyone else with this setup tune in the KC62? It would be great to hear settings and placement tips.
I have a pair of monitors ( Prana Fidelity 50/90) that I would love to have in my office but need to land them on each side of a slider. Cant touch the walls/floors, and running a cable will be ugly as all get out. Instead of trying to send wireless to 2 monoblocks, the dual AMP solution would be awesome. Has anyone done this? I have seen a few topics from 3-5 yrs ago but nothing updated. There is a large community of us out there that have to agree to our partners design aesthetic and could benefit from a solution that could be a relatively simple code change/ feature request if not already possible.
I know that others have had success with this, but I’m not sure if my receiver is compatible with the Sonos system and thought I would see if anyone had any other ideas. I am trying to connect my Port to my vi rage Sansui 5000 receiver to play vinyl records. It seems like I am supposed to connect the “output” on the receiver to the “input” on the Port. However, my receiver doesn’t have a clear “output” setting (and also the plugs aren’t color coded!) I have tried connecting the cords to both the “Rec” and “mon” plugs and that doesn’t work. I have also tried connecting the turntable directly to the Port and that doesn’t work either. Would appreciate any ideas!
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 listen to music by streaming over my home Wifi network to a Sonos One speaker. The only available connection on the back of th Sonos One seems to be ethernet. My questions are:Would a decent external DAC improve the sound quality of streamed music to my Sonos One? If so, how would I connect the DAC to the Sonos One?Thanks
Hi All,I am trying to get a turntable system setup and am currently picking out components. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with the setup stated in the title? I read an old thread on this forum about the same setup except the Sonos Amp was swapped out for the Sonos Play 5 and that worked, would my setup be any different? Additionally, would I need the Amp or could I get by with the Port? The speakers I would be using are a handful of Sonos Ones, one Beam, and one Arc. Thank you so much!
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