If I want to use the Brennan B2 as a CD player and Internet Radio as well as a passive NAS, to do this, can I hook it up to any Sonos product with a line in? I was thinking of a Play 5 but may now considering the Port since I have to wire the B2 to the router with a ethernet cable in a different room.
Best answer by Airgetlam
No idea, I’ve not done any investigation on the Brennan, as I don’t own one, but there aren’t that many radio stations that don’t play on Sonos, with the multiple streamers they support, from TuneIn, iHeart roadie, radio.com, and others.
Because Sonos is designed as a whole home system, to play a stream in all “rooms” in sync, any input has a certain delay associated with it, so that Sonos can be sure it will play in sync. This is not a problem at all when you’re only using Sonos speakers, in fact it’s a benefit, and completely transparent to the user. It’s only when you’re trying to add non Sonos systems, usually a Port connected to an amplifier. In that case, if the source is from the Sonos to the amplifier, all speakers are in sync. It’s when the source is the amplifier that the Sonos speakers will be delayed from the amplifier’s speakers.