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"Modern" Sonos Connect?

  • 24 January 2020
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Is there such a thing as a “Modern” Sonos Connect?  Correct me if I’m wrong (wouldn’t be the first time or the last) but weren’t there new Connects still being sold just last year?  With the 5 year support rule, it would seem that there was an upgrade somewhere in the timeline to make the Connects modern.  If this is true, what would I look for on the label to designate a modern Connect?

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Best answer by Stanley_4 24 January 2020, 04:44

The Connect had a hardware change in 2015 that didn’t get mentioned, that is biting Sonos now and they aren’t planning on making that error again. Only the pre-2015 Connects are going Legacy.

Making it worse they had a few database errors flagging current Connects as Legacy, hopefully corrected now.

The serial number has the year and month as the first four digits, or maybe it was month and year.

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The Sonos Port is the replacement for the CONNECT. 

The Sonos Port is the replacement for the CONNECT. 

Yes.  Yes it is.

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The Connect had a hardware change in 2015 that didn’t get mentioned, that is biting Sonos now and they aren’t planning on making that error again. Only the pre-2015 Connects are going Legacy.

Making it worse they had a few database errors flagging current Connects as Legacy, hopefully corrected now.

The serial number has the year and month as the first four digits, or maybe it was month and year.

The Connect had a hardware change in 2015 that didn’t get mentioned, that is biting Sonos now and they aren’t planning on making that error again. Only the pre-2015 Connects are going Legacy.

Making it worse they had a few database errors flagging current Connects as Legacy, hopefully corrected now.

The serial number has the year and month as the first four digits, or maybe it was month and year.

That helps. Thank you.

@Ryan S - could you clarify exactly how to tell if a Connect is ‘modern’ or not?

I’ve had a look around and there seem to be a few physical differences between versions:

  • ZP80, blue base, mute button
  • ZP90, blue base, mute button
  • Connect, grey base, mute button
  • Connect, grey base, play/pause button (I’ve only found play/pause on 1502+ datecodes)
  • S15, grey base, play/pause button

Is the play/pause button sufficient to confirm a connect is ‘modern’? 

Do we also need to take into account the manufacturing date?

If so, can you confirm what datecode range signifies a ‘modern’ product please?

Does all the above apply to the Connect Amp too?

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That’s just about right across the board. The same goes for the Connect:Amp too. I’m not certain the exact manufacturing month in 2015 where that switch over happened, but along with the internals change, the externals changed too.

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I have a sonos connect with the "play/pause" button, date code 1504 and it has not been classified as "legacy", hopefully not in near future.

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I have a sonos connect with the "play/pause" button, date code 1504 and it has not been classified as "legacy", hopefully not in near future.

That is good news, sounds like most of 2015 is safe if April (04) gear is modern.

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