Who pre-ordered the new Sonos AMP and what are your plans for it?



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I'm getting the AMP in a few weeks.
Has anyone connected ti to a TV yet? I like to strem music from Pandora and Apple Music from my Apple TV and am wondering how it sounds with the AMP and two speakers.
I have a Beam and Sonos Sub in front right now and rears Sonos Ones. It's annoying that two channel music is also coming through the rear speakers and I don't know why Sonos can't fix that but I'd rather use the two front speakers than the rears for music.
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The ZP-120 is built like a tank...the Amp appears to be built as well...very solid and sleek.
Thanks for the response. Sounds good.

While not something I need, the ability to swipe left or right on the front of the unit for forward or back is pretty nifty.!
For those that might not know, with the older devices including the ZP120, double-clicking the 'mute' button will move to the next track, triple-clicking will move back a track. Nothing like as nice as the swipe controls, but works fine.


Thanks for that reminder!! While swiping is cool, I suspect that most of us spend 99% of our time away from the unit (and many have them hidden away). The AMP is driving my indoor and outdoor speakers very well (although it's been in the 30's here, so not much time with the outdoor speakers (for my friends across the pond, yes, we are still using Fahrenheit!).
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The ZP-120 is built like a tank...the Amp appears to be built as well...very solid and sleek.
Thanks for the response. Sounds good.

While not something I need, the ability to swipe left or right on the front of the unit for forward or back is pretty nifty.!
For those that might not know, with the older devices including the ZP120, double-clicking the 'mute' button will move to the next track, triple-clicking will move back a track. Nothing like as nice as the swipe controls, but works fine.
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Much nicer than my ZP-120
What's the build quality of the new AMP like compared with the ZP120?

Thanks for posting your impressions. In the UK we have to wait until February to get our hands on these.


The ZP-120 is built like a tank...the Amp appears to be built as well...very solid and sleek. While not something I need, the ability to swipe left or right on the front of the unit for forward or back is pretty nifty. The additional power is very nice. It does make the ZP-120 and Connect AMP look a bit dated (not much, but a bit). It's worth the wait for February!
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Much nicer than my ZP-120
What's the build quality of the new AMP like compared with the ZP120?

Thanks for posting your impressions. In the UK we have to wait until February to get our hands on these.
If you set the dialogue enhancement on when watching movies, does it stay on when you start streaming music (requiring you to toggle it each time)?

I think the sound setup that works for TV / Movie watching is different than what works for music. Not sure how well the Sonos amp will cope for dual duties to be honest.

I am planning to get a Sonos amp to use for music only (replacing an old Marantz at a spare room). I know a lot of people love trueplay but I have had trouble with it and I could never like it when playing music. No matter how many times I have tried (different iPhones /ipads), it always results in an aggressive sibilant sound. It is however perfect for TV / movie watching. A friend uses trueplay on a playbase and it works great for when watching movies / TV. Switch back to music, it was grating to my ears (sibilance) and I could not stand it. Unfortunately you could not set different audio profile for music vs movie watching.

It is early days but someone will soon share experiences I am sure.


Since Trueplay won't work with the AMP how do people plan to tune their 5.1 systems?
I've been used to receivers with tuning methods like microphones, Trueplay, and my two sets of stereo HomePods.
I understand you can still do dialog enhancement but I learned to turn that of when playing music with my Beam.
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No forgiveness required! The plexiglass sheet between the amp and the selector was a bit dusty and I didn't notice it when I took the pic.....the unit is in mint shape...I tried airplay...I told my wife to go to a playlist on her iPhone, touch the airplay icon, choose "sunroom" and she was rocking...she said "I LOVE this feature"....and that makes it worth the price of admission! The ability to swipe left or right on the front to change songs is pretty cool if you happen to be near the amp and want to change songs. It was time to retire the ZP-120 (still in perfect shape and works fine).

Enjoy yours!
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I ordered mine on Monday, 11/26 - said it would ship by 12/3. Arrived in Maryland from California today! It's in our new sunroom, with a Niles SSCV-2, powering a pair of Klipsch AW-650s (in the sunroom) and a pair of Bose 251s outside (on the pergola, also new). I had a piece of black plexiglass cut to size, that sits on top of the Niles, with the AMP on top of that...looks great! Sounds fantastic. Great front controls. Much nicer than my ZP-120 (yeah, pre-Connect:Amp. See pic.


Hi DudeDad

Congrats on your new Sonos Amp!. Mine should arrive 11/30/18 via FedEx. Please forgive this next question...The unit looks a bit worn did you order a new unit or did you receive an approved proto-type? May be it's just the picture :?
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Nice 🙂
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I ordered mine on Monday, 11/26 - said it would ship by 12/3. Arrived in Maryland from California today! It's in our new sunroom, with a Niles SSCV-2, powering a pair of Klipsch AW-650s (in the sunroom) and a pair of Bose 251s outside (on the pergola, also new). I had a piece of black plexiglass cut to size, that sits on top of the Niles, with the AMP on top of that...looks great! Sounds fantastic. Great front controls. Much nicer than my ZP-120 (yeah, pre-Connect:Amp. See pic.
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Hi, I am new to the Sonos family. I recently purchased the Playbar and (2) Sonos Ones. I am planning to purchase the Sonos Amp (to connect to my Paradigms) once it is released and looking to setup a 5.1 surround sound. Is this attainable with the setup I have mentioned? If not what is the closest possible surround sound theatre setup that can be achieved with the speakers I have mentioned. I have heard of 4.1 with Sonos Amp (2 fronts) and 2 rears (ie... 2 Ones). But would like 5.1 if possible.
I was just going to ask if anyone is planning on vinyl.

🆒 This guy is!

Purchased a couple of Klipsch bookshelf speakers (RP-500M) this weekend and just need to order the Amp.
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Since Trueplay won't work with the AMP how do people plan to tune their 5.1 systems?
I've been used to receivers with tuning methods like microphones, Trueplay, and my two sets of stereo HomePods.
I understand you can still do dialog enhancement but I learned to turn that of when playing music with my Beam.
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That's what I figured, just wondered. One less cable is ok with me.
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Not really any reason - your running Sonosnet with the Beam connected. So the Sub and One's are most likely getting a direct 5ghz connection to each other.
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I just got the sub a few days ago and man do I love that thing...is there any reason to direct connection it to ethernet? My Beam is connected by ethernet but the sub and rear Sonos Ones aren't.
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Yea - I used to have a connect hooked to my receiver in living room. The receiver could be app controlled if connected to ethernet …. so I used the LAN port on the Sonos Connect to feed the receiver network connection.
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It has the wheels spinning making me think of uses for it.
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That's a pretty cool feature though, could save some people some wires
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You can also use the ethernet ports to provide internet/network connection to other devices. Such as if you had a smarttv or NAS drive etc. It provides a lan port to other devices - stipulation is though you have to be running sonosnet (doesn't function this way if you are wifi only with no Sonos unit hardwired at all).
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I assume the two ethernet ports are for daisy chaining one unit to another?
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My setup works 99% and is great. The 1% is if the internet is down or the wifi is struggling (I usually have 20+ devices connected at once :D) then some of the grouped speakers drops out for a second, Play 5 continues as should as autoplay is enabled. Not sure if it's worth the extra money
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Previously had outdoor speakers on a 2-zone amplifier - moving Living room audio to Sonos Amp and then outdoor speaker onto their own.
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I was just going to ask if anyone is planning on vinyl.
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Im contemplating the Amp for my current setup and so I can add further things down the line. Do you think it would benefit / upgrade my current setup?



Maybe have the TV connected via HDMI and then the others (vinyl + mp3) via RCA

Also what is the reason for 2x ethernet ports?