Hi Everyone. I am new to this forum but appreciate some advice form anyone. I am a Sonos beginner and never really been at the stage to buy everything I want. The dream was to set up our next home with Sonos...but the one we have just bought already comes with a built in-ceiling speaker system in all living areas and powered by a central Yamaha RX - V2079 amp.
My next purchase was going to be a turntable and this was going to connect via Sonos amp to my new Sonos speakers...but now, this seems hard to justify with a full speaker system in the house.
Is there any way to connect Sonos products to the existing amp (which is situated in a cupboard)...especially my turntable for vinyl listening that I don't want in the cupboard. Can u sue the port to stream this to the Yamaha amp, or does it need to be cable connected?
The only other ways I can see are a separate set up for my turntable (eg with Sonos five) or the expensive way of replacing the in ceiling speakers with Sonos ones and then the whole system Sonos. Again hard to justify with an already exisiting system.
any advice or tips from more experts.
Best answer by Airgetlam
Most people would connect the turntable to the Yamaha, and allow that to pass it to the Sonos. There is a single line in on the port, normally that would be taken up by the output from the Yamaha, for anything else you were using the Yamaha for. The benefit is that (I expect) the Yamaha to hacpve a phono input, which includes the pre-amp necessary to boost the turntable’s output to a line level so it could then be passed to the Sonos. But, if the turntable isn’t going to be near the Yamaha, you could get a pre-amp, and connect it to one of the PLAY:5s, and the signal would be ‘in’ the Sonos ecosystem, so you could play it on any Sonos device, including passing the signal out from the Port to the Yamaha, which would then play it on the speakers connected to the Yamaha.