A client of mine (I'm a computer guy, but Sonos is within my range of capabilities) moved houses, and I was just over to help him get it all set back up. He has a Connect amp and a Playbar, a Sub, and two Play:1s. Got the sonos parts all set up, but now I'm stumped on the Connect, which is used to connect to his existing phono pre-Amp and other amp. So, he says that at his old house, this was all the hardware he had. What I can't figure out is, what the heck was the Connect connected to, to output sound? I have the record player and cd player connected to the amp, and the amp connected to the Connect. But what is the Connect connected to? He swears he never had old fashioned speakers. I'm thinking ok, maybe was the Connect connected to the TV via an optical cable, which then connects to the Playbar? He only has one optical cable, so that seems unlikely. But I just don't see any other options. How to connect a Connect to a Playbar/Sub? I assume it can't be done over wifi, right? When we go to the Connect's "room" in the app, it tells us that we have to connect a speaker to the line-in before it'll work.
Any help to get me down the road a bit is creatly appreciated.
Best answer by AjTrek1
"If the AV has an Analogue-Out (Tape or Aux) it can be connected to the RCA-In of the Connect Amp to send audio from the TT or CD as a source to other Sonos speakers via grouping. "
This is how we have it, but when i group the two rooms together (living room which is the playbar, and living room 2 which is the connectamp) i get silence.
This is, i'm sure, the source of my problem. But i'm not seeing how to fix it. Thanks!
Go into the Sonos App under Room Rettings for the Connect: AMP and set Line-in to auto.