To connect a turntable, you need a player with analog inputs. The Play:5, the Connect, and the Connect:Amp all have analog inputs
Make sure that the turntable offers a built-in preamplifier. SONOS units accept line level input not low level phono input.
If I use either the Connect or Connect:Amp will the music go through the Play:3 speakers or will I have to use separate speakers?
The analog Line-In will appear on the Controllers as another music source, available to each and every player in your Sonos system. You can select it yourself, choosing where to have it play, or set it up to automatically play in a specified zone -- which could be your Play:3 -- at a preset volume when audio is detected.
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If I have a pre-amped turntable can I connect it directly to a Play 5 (as I think is suggested above), or do I need a Connect (as I had assumed) ?
If I have a non pre-amped turntable will it work through anything ? I assume that if anything I would need a Connect Amp, but am not sure that even that would work ?
Older turntables with ceramic cartridges will work directly, but they are not of quality.
There may be a better signal level match, but without a preamp there'd be no appropriate equalisation.
They didn't require RIAA EQ, since they are constant-amplitude vs constant-velocity devices. At any rate, they sounded horrid, sorry I brought them up. Not recommended.
requiring little to no additional RIAA equalization ... they tend to have much higher levels of distortion and noise compared to magnetic cartridges ... their purported compatibility with line level stages generally comes at the expense of any sort of close accuracy of the RIAA reproducing curve at high frequencies
The Play:5 has a Line-In socket. The Play:3 does not.
You can connect the turntable pre-amp output to the Line-In on any Sonos Player. They're all equivalent.
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