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New sonos amp with passive playbar

  • 29 December 2018
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I would love to get rid of my receiver and use the new sonos amp. I already have a sub and a def tech mythos SSA-50 passive soundar that has 5 channels. I enjoy the quality of both.

Can I:

1. connect my tv to sonos amp
2. Connect 4 of 5 channels of mythos passive playbar (omit center)
3. Connect my sub to sonos amp
4. Pair 2 sonos ones as rear speakers

Will this give me 4.1 sound with simulated center by sonos amp?

How do you think quality would be for movie watching? For music?

This seems cheaper than starting from scratch and buying an all sonos solution.
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Best answer by ratty 29 December 2018, 23:48

You could double up, as suggested, so long as each speaker channel on the sound bar presents an impedance of at least 8 ohms. The parallel impedance mustn't drop below 4 ohms.

Of course the bar's 'surround' channels would still be receiving the front L &R, so how well any array tech would work is uncertain.
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Amp has speaker outputs for front Left & Right, so you'd only connect 2 out of 5 channels to the sound bar. Apart from that, I don't see why it wouldn't work.
Agreed, but doesnt the amp have the ability to connect 4 speakers in parallel? So couldnt i connect 4 chanells and have esseantially 2 lefts and 2 rights?
You could double up, as suggested, so long as each speaker channel on the sound bar presents an impedance of at least 8 ohms. The parallel impedance mustn't drop below 4 ohms.

Of course the bar's 'surround' channels would still be receiving the front L &R, so how well any array tech would work is uncertain.