We have a surround system in the living room comprising a Playbar, 2x Play:5s and a Sub. I realise that Line In is disabled on the Fives in this mode. However, if I buy an additional Play:Five to hook up to a turntable via its own Line In, can I still add it as a separate Room, and therefore broadcast to other speakers throughout the house? And if so, would either generation Five work?
I don’t really want to go to the expense of adding a Port or Amp, but any other/better suggestions welcome!
Thanks in advance (Please be kind to a newbie :-)
Best answer by jgatieView original
Yes, and yes.
Thanks @jgatie. So a gen 1 would have no compatibility issues in the mix, or with the latest app?
A gen 1 will only run S1. You would not be able to add it to an S2 system, you’d need a newer PLAY:5 gen 2 or a Sonos Five.
And it’s not clear which you’re running, all the speakers you listed could run either S1 or S2 :)
Thanks for clarifying,
@Airgetlam. We’re running S2 :-)
I’ve got a pair of PLAY:5 gen 2 s that are running S2, they’d be ideal for that line in you’re looking for. The S1 only PLAY:5 gen 1 would not.
Another thing you might think of doing….
Many people feel that Play:5s are more than needed as surround speakers, perhaps even a bit wasted. You might consider adding two One SLs instead, and use the P:5s as a stereo pair for music. A stereo pair of Play:5s sounds fantastic. That would give you two lines in!
Unless you are listening to music in Full Mode the Fives are really being underused!
For serious music listening I think you’d find a properly positioned pair of Fives would give you a lot better stereo imaging than the Playbar. You could always group them too.
Thanks for your help, folks. After a bit more searching I’ve actually now found a great price online for a new Port, which makes it not that much more expensive than a secondhand Play:5. We don’t really require another speaker (not a huge amount of space), so the Port seems like a cleaner, simpler, more compact solution…