I am a bit confused and can’t find a clear answer. Can I use a Sono Port to connect my Marantz receiver and use Sonos speaks as satellites in a 5.1 set up. So, if I’m watching a movie, the Marantz handles my bowers and wilkins left, right, and center speakers but it’s synced with the Sonos speakers via the sonos port? will that work?
Best answer by Airgetlam
No. With explanation.
The analog inputs on the Port have, at the very least, a 75ms delay in order to buffer the input for playing in sync across any Sonos rooms. So if you were to use the Port to accept the output from your Marantz and then drive some Sonos speakers as surrounds, the surround information would be delayed from the sound coming from the TV.
Sonos does not make any equipment that allows you to take input from a non-Sonos 5.1 system, and use their stuff as “add ons”. They want you to use only Sonos equipment for the entire setup.