I have a Port connected to an Audiolab 6000A amp in a rack in my garage, connected to speakers in the house.
The amp always starts at a default volume level of 0db. At this level, the Port’s output is very low and I either have run the Sonos App at near full volume or go out to the garage and turn the amp up manually every-time it’s turned on. I’ve set up the 12v trigger so I can turn it on via Sonos in the house and don’t think I should have to trudge out to the garage to manually turn the volume up every time…
Am I missing a trick?
What’s the difference between Variable and Pass-Though output on the Port? I thought Pass Through was more for AV set ups (mine is just for music) but would this work better? Would the Amp be compatible?
Best answer by Ken_Griffiths
Have you perhaps tried setting the Port’s line-in Source Level to 8, 9 or level 10 in the App “Settings/System/[Port Room Name]” and set the Line-Out to ‘Fixed’ which is equivalent to full volume and then controlling the volume using the audiolab Amp?
If you prefer to control the volume with the Sonos App, then set a desired volume level on your amp and change the Line-Out on the Port to ‘Variable’.