sonos amp and 6 sonance in ceiling

  • 17 March 2019
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Hi
I have this wiring and bought a sonos amp kit with 6 sonance in ceiling.
these speaker https://www.sonos.com/en-gb/shop/ceiling-speaker-pair.html
these amplifier https://www.sonos.com/en-gb/shop/amp.html
can I connect these speakers in mono as shown in the drawing or is there the possibility that I burn the terminals left and right?


if it is not possible, I accept any advice, even add resistances on the circuit, or mini amplifiers to extend the audio signal (I can take power from the emergency lights that are always live) Now the ceilings are closed and I can't pull new cables , from the sonos to the two rooms.
thx so much at everyone!

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Since the Sonance partnership was only announced and sales started several weeks ago, it's entirely possible that there's no one on the forums who have the experience with which to answer your question. Perhaps you might call Sonos directly to discuss it?
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Hi eserem, the Sonance speakers are designed for 3 pairs of speakers to be able to run off of the Amp. You should be fine to run those in Dual Mono or in stereo without issue. Keep in mind, if you want to control each or any of those zones separately from any of the others, you'd want a second Amp. Each Amp only functions as a single "zone" or room of music, separate from any others.
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Hi eserem, the Sonance speakers are designed for 3 pairs of speakers to be able to run off of the Amp. You should be fine to run those in Dual Mono or in stereo without issue. Keep in mind, if you want to control each or any of those zones separately from any of the others, you'd want a second Amp. Each Amp only functions as a single "zone" or room of music, separate from any others.

I contacted sonos via email, but they only replied to me looking at this guide https://support.sonos.com/s/article/265#6_speakers . confirm that the wiring as designed by me Is okay?
P.S. it’s ok control volume of all speaker together.
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Ideally, we recommend independent runs from the Amp to each speaker. However, this setup will work fine. As long as you're only running 3 speakers off of each terminal (as shown in your diagram) the wiring should be all set, assuming it's not an extremely long run with a high gauge wire. The Amp should lock itself down instead of getting damaged, so in the off chance that there's a fault on the wiring, it'll let you know by clamping the audio or stopping entirely and flashing orange.
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In the room with 4 speakers, it looks like 2 of them are wired in series.

Ideally speakers should be wired in parallel to the Amp.
Looks like Ryan already explained this though.