Using Connect:Amp wired to Beam for surround speakers on Sonos S2 system?

  • 13 January 2021
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I have an existing Sonos 2 network throughout my home, including a Beam + Sub + Sonos Amp for surrounds in my family room, and other Sonos speakers around the house.  I am installing a projection TV in my bedroom and bought a new Beam for it, but would also like to use some existing speakers for rear surround.  I have an older ConnectAmp that I would like to use to power those.  If I use a wired ethernet connection between the Beam and the ConnectAmp will that work for driving the surround speakers even though the ConnectAmp is not compatible with the newer Sonos 2 wireless network?


Best answer by John B 13 January 2021, 22:19

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Not compatible means not compatible, so no. But not all Connect:AMPs are incompatible with S2. Are you sure yours is?


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Sorry, no. Using a network cable to connect the Connect:amp and Beam will not make them connect to eachother. It will not sove the S1/S2 difference. This will not work.

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Thanks for the (unfortunate) answers.


John B, how do I tell if my Connect:Amp is compatible with Sonos 2?  Is there a place to look up the serial number or something?  Thanks.

This will help

Before the serial number on the label is a 4 digit code in format YYMM.  1502 (Feb 2015) and later are thought to be S2 compatible, but your online account is the best guide (see link above)

If you need it

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Very helpful.  Thanks!

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