Using a Turntable with Sonos



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For my living room setup, I have a Beam, a Sub, and 2 Sonos One speakers. I’d like to set up a turntable. Is there any way to use the Ones, either with an Amp or a Port + one of the turntables Sonos sells? Or do I need the Play 5 speaker?

Hi all,

Sorry newbie to the forum here and I want to clarify something as I’m getting conflicting information from the “chat” function on the Sonos website. I’m sure the answer is already in this thread, but with currently home schooling my kids, my eyes can’t take any more screen time to search through :open_mouth:

I have an existing Sonos set-up, 1 x 1, 2 x 3 and a Playbar.

I have no other non Sonos speakers, amplifiers etc etc.

I want to add a turntable to play through my existing Sonos speakers.

I initially thought I would need to buy the Amp, but was pretty sure when I asked a few weeks ago that I was told that as long as I had a turntable with built in pre-amp, that a Port would do the same job and stream the turntable to my existing Sonos speakers?

The helper on chat today insisted that I would need to buy at least the Amp and if I only had the Port, I would need another amplifier and/or 3rd party speakers??

Thanks in advance for any advice

Adders

Duplicate post, responded in the new thread.

I’m sure this is answered somewhere but I can’t find it. I have an Orbit U-turn turntable hooked up to a Play 5 that is paired in stereo. It sounds fantastic. But, I’ve also got a whole house full of other Sonos speakers. It seems if I group the Play 5’s with other speakers while playing vinyl the other speakers drop out frequently. I’m wondering if a Boost or Connect Amp would solve this issue and give me vinyl music throughout my house without interruption. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated!

Solve? It’s possible that it could help, but it’s likely that you can solve this issue without an additional purchase. You’re likely experiencing some sort of wifi interference in the connection. The bandwidth required by a line in source tends to be much heavier than a normal music stream from the internet, which is why you’re only experiencing this when grouping the turntable’s music. I’d take a look at that FAQ and apply as many of the potential solutions as possible. 

There’s always a chance, however, that there’s a deeper issue, in which case I would recommend that you submit a system diagnostic within 10 minutes of experiencing this issue, and contact Sonos Support to discuss it, or open up a new thread and post the diagnostic number, along with a detailed description of your setup here in the boards. 

I usually suggest the phone folks, they have more tools available, but are available Monday through Friday during business hours. Twitter support folks are available 24/7.

There may be information included in the diagnostic that will help Sonos pinpoint the issue and help you find a solution. 

Hi there 

 

I have a home cinema with a Sonos Beam, Sub and two Sonos One speakers. Is it possible to connect a turntable to the soundsystem and if yes, how?  

 

Best wishes 

Luke

You’d need to add a Sonos device with an analog input that you could connect your per-amped turntable to. Currently, the Sonos PLAY:5, the Port, and the Amp have one. Once the signal gets in to the Sonos ecosystem, you can play it on any of your Sonos speakers. 

I’m having a serious grounding/buzz issue with my brand new Sonos Amp, and after 2 weeks, I’m about to give up and take it back.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Numark TT-1510 into ART DJ Pre II.  At my old residence, this setup fed into a Samsung surround sound system.  Never had any issues, sounded great.

Moved to a new location and the vinyl setup is in a different room than the surround sound system, so had not put together a new setup yet.

Bought a Sonos Amp to complete the system, which is feeding 2x late 80’s model 3 way speakers.  Feeding Spotify through Sonos Amp to these speakers, sounds amazing.  Switch over to Line-In for vinyl and there is this terrible buzz.  The buzz even feeds into my Sonos One which I was also porting the vinyl output to (via the Amp).

I went to Guitar Center and bought all new RCA cables to ensure it wasn’t a cabling problem.  No change.

I took the record player and the Art preamp to a local electrician to test both units out for a grounding issue and after having for a couple of days, he said there was nothing wrong with either unit.  Said he cleaned out the connections, plugged it up to his amplifier and his records sounds great.  No buzz.

Got home, hooked it back up, still a buzz.  THEN found this article, which spoke about setting the input Volume 1-10.  This made complete sense.  My input was set to 3.  I SWEAR that when I changed it to 10, the buzz went away.  A day or two later, the buzz was back.  Just want to be clear, I was troubleshooting this issue so many ways from Sunday, that I was pretty burnt out.  So maybe the buzz never went away, but maybe when I turned to 10, I turned the volume down, and the buzz was just less audible.  Changing the Input from 1-10 does nothing other than adjust the noise floor where the buzz is quieter at 1 (but so is the playback) and the buzz is loud at 10 (but so is the playback).

SOLVED?? I went and bought a Sony 2ch. 200watt receiver with a phono input.  Plugged up the record player to the phone input and it sounded clean.  Turned it up to 50, sounded loud and great.  When I took the needle off the vinyl, I could hear a slight buzz, but that sound pretty normal for vinyl.  Could really only hear it if I put my ear close to the horn.

I hooked the player back up to the Art preamp, and then into a line input on the Sony, to see if the Pre-amp was the culprit.  Still at volume 50, the vinyl sounded loud and clear.

I’ve hooked my player, the preamp, and the Sony, in 9 different power configurations using 2 different 20A circuits in my house, and switching the ground from between the Sony receiver terminal and the Art Preamp terminal.  With all 3 devices (player, preamp, Sony) hooked up to the same circuit, with the ground on the preamp, the buzz is SUPER minimal.  At a volume of even 60, the only way to hear the buzz is to put your ear up to the horn.

I then reintroduced the Sonos Amp.  Player, to preamp, to Sonos Amp.  Volume of Sonos Amp halfway up, and the buzz can be heard from across the room.  No matter how I interchange the devices using the 2x different 20amp circuits, the buzz is consistently the same and loud.

I have used an Edison tester on these 2x circuits and they are showing a correct wiring including being grounded.

The only thing to note is that the buzz present when using the Sony receiver is an extremely quiet, electrical buzz.  The buzz from the Sonos Amp sounds more digital like interference but not RF interference. 

I really liked the idea of the Sonos Amp because it was streamlined in how you cast and control the volume, but can’t afford to have a $700 equipment that has a buzz equal to that of quieter parts of a song.  If I can’t get this Amp issue figured out, I’ll return it, keep the Sony, and buy a Sonos Port.  The Sony has a line level RCA output that I could then feed into the Port.  Likewise, have the Port feed the Sony in order to feed Spotify/Sonos.  This will work cleanly, but causes more steps to switch inputs plus the need for 2 methods of controlling volume :(

Any help would be so greatly appreciated.

Hey guys - can’t figure out how to delete my post, but disregard my comment.  Got on the phone with tech support, waiting 25 minutes, spoke with the tech for about 20 minutes, and it ended with him telling me it’s something on my end between my record player and my preamp.  He recommended me go buy a vinyl player with a preamp built in because apparently Sonos doesn’t approve of external preamps.  I guess the mechanics of sound are different when the preamp is inside of the record player versus being an external unit… I joke.

I’m taking the Sonos Amp back, somewhat sadly.  Sony got my money this go round.  Listening to a vinyl through the 200w Sony with the phono offset at +6… Volume at 40 is closely comparable to the Sonos Amp set at 60% just without the buzz.

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