Outdoor active/powered speakers and Sonos Connect issue

  • 15 April 2019
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I apparently wasn't paying close enough attention when I was ordering my Sonos Connect and speakers. Got everything opened up and realized my powered speakers are wired and the Connect is plugs. Is there a way to set this up with some type of converter or do I need passive speakers and an Sonos Amp (prefer to work with what I have).

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Thank you all, I knew it was going to be user error. Much appreciated.
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Those speakers have a 3.5mm aux input. the speaker connection is to connect the two together.

You want something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-3-5mm-2-Male-Adapter-Cable/dp/B01D5H8KO2/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2QJZ38GCIMVIQ&keywords=3.5mm+to+rca&qid=1555340781&s=electronics&sprefix=3.5mm%2Celectronics%2C222&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1
Use the 3.5mm aux input, with an RCA-to-3.5mm cable from the Connect's RCA outs.

The speaker terminals are to connect the left and right speakers together. Only the left one is powered.
Pyle Outdoor Wall-Mount Patio Stereo Speaker
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01954Q4I8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Powered speakers take a line-level (or digital) input, for which the Connect is suited. What make/model of speakers are they?
Yes
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"wired" as in they have speaker cable inputs?

It might help if you stated what brand/model your powered speakers are.

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