We are about to start a backyard renovation and I'm trying to plan ahead. I currently have several Sonos speakers and am using a Connect to create a Sonos Zone for our primary home theater/AVR (Denon AVR-X3500H).
Here's my question: If I skip the Sonos Amp, go with a different passive outdoor speaker brand (leaning Polk currently) and connect the speakers to Zone2 on the Denon via the speaker terminals, will I be able to control the volume of Zone2 playback outside with the Sonos App that is tied to the "Living Room" home theater zone? Or will I need to use the Denon app to control the volume of Zone2 from the receiver?
In other words, will the volume slider within the Sonos App for "Living Room" control both Main Zone and Zone2 simultaneously of the AVR?
Best answer by brucemac
Okay, thanks all for the replies. I've read through the AVR manual and it's a little unclear if what I'm after is possible, but I've looked closely at the Denon remote app, and it's clear that at a minimum, I can simply use that app to control the outdoor volume. I was hoping I could use the Sonos app volume slider (for ease of use), but the more I think about it, it's probably beneficial to have control over both zones independently even if it means using a second app. Obviously having the Sonos Amp to add an integrated additional zone with full control would be ideal, but it seems like a pretty big expense given I have unused power sitting there today with my current AVR.
Thanks again for the replies.