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
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!
Yes, and yes.
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…
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 :)
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.
Thanks @jgatie. So a gen 1 would have no compatibility issues in the mix, or with the latest app?
Thanks for clarifying,
@Airgetlam. We’re running S2 :-)