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turntable advice

  • 5 November 2019
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Hi all

I am a complete technical dinosaur and need help!

I want to purchase a turntable for my husband and have worked out that I need one with a built in preamp. That’s as far as I get because I now need to know whether we can use with our current Sonos set up.

Can I plug the audio technica LP120XUSB into a Sonos Zone Player ZP100 in order to play through my Sonos speakers? We have 2 of these but only using one at the moment which works the built in ceiling speaker I think!. In the same space we then have 2 extra Play 1 speakers which pad out the sound a bit, as it’s a large room. 
if anyone has advice (in simple language) I’d be ever so grateful

many thanks!

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Best answer by jgatie 5 November 2019, 14:20

That will work.  Make sure you set the Line-In Autoplay to On for the ZP100, and set the Autoplay Default to the speakers you want to play as default.  That way, when you lower the needle, the Line-In will automatically play to the speakers without having to change the source. 

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That will work.  Make sure you set the Line-In Autoplay to On for the ZP100, and set the Autoplay Default to the speakers you want to play as default.  That way, when you lower the needle, the Line-In will automatically play to the speakers without having to change the source. 

Sounds great thank you so much for your reply. Can I just check one thing… Am I right that the sound will only come through the speakers attached to the ZP 100? Is there a way to also get it to come through the play 1 speakers or are they a different system… thx

Sounds great thank you so much for your reply. Can I just check one thing… Am I right that the sound will only come through the speakers attached to the ZP 100? Is there a way to also get it to come through the play 1 speakers or are they a different system… thx

 

You can send the Line-In source to any and all Sonos devices in your home.  All you need to do is go to the Play:1’s browse screen and choose the Line-In and/or group in any other speakers you wish.  If you wish, you can set the default speakers to the Play:1’s rather than the ZP100, so that when you lower the needle on the turntable, it automatically plays over the Play:1’s.  You can even play the turntable over the Play:1’s, and choose another source to play on the ZP100.

By the way you don’t need to deploy the spare ZP100, if the one driving the ceiling speakers is easily accessible. The turntable could connect to that.

If that ZP is buried away somewhere then you will need to use the second ZP, as a long cable run from the turntable would be a recipe for degradation of the sound quality.

Thank so much both of you. I shall forge ahead and buy the turntable now!! Your help is really appreciated. And yes, the ZP is in a cupboard under the stairs so I’ll grab the extra one!

thanks

Jo

If you find that the music play via the turntable stutters, that is because in uncompressed mode, the music signal has a lot of data that needs to be wirelessly sent via your home WiFi network. There is a solution if that happens, so check in on this thread for it via a post, if the stuttering happens.

Thanks that’s great advice. I will get in touch if that happens. 

Hello, another quick question on our set up. 
my son is saying that he wants our second ZP100 in his bedroom, so I was wondering could I use a sonos connect (it’s much smaller I think) in order to link the new turntable to the ceiling speaker and the play 1 speakers (the other ZP100 Would remain in the cupboard under the stairs working the ceiling speaker)…

i’m asking about the Sonos connect because a friend has a spare one and I could purchase it relatively cheaply…..

Many thanks again!

Jo

Yes a Connect would do the Line-In job just as well.

I cannot see any need for a Connect or anything else in order to achieve what you want. As @jgatie stated earlier, any Sonos device that is part of your system can sekect the linein for the turntable as the music source.

Unless I  have misunderstood  what you want to do. 

As I understand it there are two existing ZP100s in the frame, and both will be out of range. If there’s a cheap Connect to be had...

Thanks. Great. The zp100 in hidden under the stairs Where it’s connected to the Wi-Fi. The turntable is too far away to connect to this. So I need another divine to connect it to the speakers. Thanks again

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