My question is this what do I need to connect them altogether. I do not intend using it for any streaming services but more as a jukebox, if that makes sense?
Any help/advice is welcome.
Best answer by ratty
You'd better make sure that the iPad doesn't auto-update its Sonos controller app from the app store when it's out and about. If it does, the controller will be out of step with the player firmware and functionality will be reduced or it may not even work at all unless/until the firmware is updated. For that you'd need an internet connection.
Also, you'll not be able to expand your Sonos system. A newly delivered unit is likely to have firmware which doesn't match the rest of the system. Again, you'd need an internet connection to update everything.