Issues with Beam and Connect Amp Surrounds

  • 14 August 2019
  • 5 replies


Just set up a Connect:AMP via the wired setup with my Beam. I then moved my Connect:AMP to the closet with the speaker wires (Running wirelessly) leaving the Beam connected with wired ethernet. I see both units on SonosNet, but can't get anything through the AMP unless I remove them as surrounds.

Diagnostics: 1841684946



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Nevermind...looks like the Connect:AMP cannot work wirelessly in a 5.1 setup.
That’s correct. It doesn’t have the 5Ghz antenna that the data is sent on. It does need to be wired.
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@Airgetlam Are you saying that the Connect:AMP can be used supplying the rears in a 5.1 set up when wired? I didn’t know that. Do you maybe have a link for more information?

Does this also mean that a Connect could be used to power active rear speakers (or a stereo Amp) in a 5.1 set up if wired?
Here is a link

I am afraid the Connect cannot be used with surround speakers.
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Thank you!