5.1 support with Connect through existing AV receiver

  • 18 November 2016
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Hi I am looking at a Sonos Connect initially (and Play:3 or 5 in other rooms later) to use with my AV receiver that is setup with existing speakers for 5.1 surround (with 5.1 audio coming from Blueray, Sky HD, PS4). I'd also like to stream music from my NAS and using a Connect for his is fine for the usual stereo music I know, but some of my music is 5.1 surround (6 channel FLAC from surround CDs and music DVDs). I know the Connect has an digital optical output I can use to connect to my AV receiver - but will the Connect decode the 6 channel FLAC files outputting 5.1 to my AV receiver or will it only handle stereo?


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Sonos via network will only play 2.0 files sorry!
Wow that was quick Chris - thanks.

Hmmm I may have to forego the few 5.1 albums I have then if I want to stream music with Sonos...