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Beam + Amp + 3rd Party Sub (no surrounds)

  • 23 November 2021
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I currently have a Sonos Beam (Gen 2). I have also ordered a Sonos Amp so that I can connect my turntable to the Sonos system. My hope was that I could connect a 3rd party subwoofer to the Sonos Amp and integrate it into the Sonos system for music AND the home theatre system (just the Beam).

Some sleuthing has revealed that my idea might not work. See this LINK (Sonos Q&A).

Can anyone here chime in to advise whether this works or not? Simply put, I want my setup to be:

  1. TV connected to Beam via eARC

  2. Amp connected to Turntable, bookshelf speakers (which flank the Beam) and 3rd Party SVS SB-1000 Subwoofer -

  3. Subwoofer to work with both the music and the TV (Beam)

  4. Three Sonos Ones spread throughout the house for music (and listening to the turntable)

If this doesn't work, I'm probably going to cancel my order for the Amp and order a Connect instead because my bookshelf speakers are powered.

Thanks in advance.

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Best answer by jgatie 23 November 2021, 19:43

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The only way to combine an Amp with a Beam for TV is to use the Amp to power passive surround speakers.  You cannot use the Amp for front Left/Right and the Beam as a center because the Beam, like all soundbars, already contains the Left, Right and Center speakers.  As to a turntable, the line-in is disabled in the Amp (and any version of the Five) when used as surrounds.

The only way to combine an Amp with a Beam for TV is to use the Amp to power passive surround speakers.  You cannot use the Amp for front Left/Right and the Beam as a center because the Beam, like all soundbars, already contains the Left, Right and Center speakers.  As to a turntable, the line-in is disabled in the Amp (and any version of the Five) when used as surrounds.

Does the Beam work with a Sub (Sonos or 3rd party)?

Does the Beam work with a Sub (Sonos or 3rd party)?

 

Only Sonos. 

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