I just moved, and need to put my existing SONOS system back together, I also have some legacy equipment that I’d like to include. (Most of this was incorporated previously, but everything is jumbled around into different rooms because the sizes and layout of the new house are different.)
Specifically, I want to include a CD player, receiver, and legacy speakers. (I know; CD players are so 20th century. All my CDs have been ripped to my computer, and I play them from there. But I have a wife who will never figure out how to run the SONOS system from her phone. She also likes to use the receiver for the amazingly old-fashioned purpose of tuning into over-the-air radio, especially NPR.) It seems that the right configuration is
CD Player (RCA)=> SONOS Port (RCA)=> Receiver => Speakers
It’s clear to me that this works to play physical CDs into any part of the SONOS system. However, it also seems that to play other SONOS music through the legacy speakers, I have to either use a separate remote or physically walk over to the receiver to turn it on. Is that correct? Or can I configure things so the receiver automatically plays the SONOS Port output when I add that room for output?
Would it work more easily to skip the receiver entirely and configure things as
CD Player (RCA)=> SONOS Amp => Speakers ??
Maybe I can get my wife to stream radio off the internet through the SONOS system and live with the CD player….
Best answer by melvimbeView original