Does anyone have the above set up and listen to a lot of music through it?
I want to set up a 5:1 home cinema system but I am hoping that it will also work well for listening to music. Doing this will allow me to ditch the traditional hi-fi in the room and free up space.
As well as streaming from Spotify, I would probably link in my turntable & CD player as well through a Port.
How well does it perform as a music player and can it crank out a high volume without distortion?
Best answer by melvimbe
In my opinion, it works very well, but it’s really a subjective question. The front channels doesn’t have the stereo separation you’re probably used to, but many don’t miss it. As well, you have the option of playing full stereo, meaning stereo music coming through the rear channels as well as the playbase. I’ve never had any distortion at high volume.
One option to consider is getting the Sonos amp instead of a playbase. It can play your TV audio and has aux connections for your CD and turntable, so you would not need a Port as well. You would be able to use your existing front passive left and right speakers, with a phantom center channel. You can add the Ones and a Sub, same as you do with the playbase. It’s not going to free up as much space as the playbase option, but if you’re hesitant to give up your current speakers, it’s a nice option.