I’ve recently bought a turntable which has a wired output and Bluetooth and built in pre-amp. I don’t have a separate amp so I am currently using it with a Bluetooth speaker.
However ideally I’d like to be able to play it through my Sonos system. I have been researching options, but looking for help / advice!
- Sonos Play 5 - could connect directly to the turntable and presumably it would be able to play out of my other existing Sonos speakers at the same time.
- Sonos Move - I could connect via Bluetooth to my turntable, however I am not sure if it would play out of the other Sonos speakers at the same time? As I would have to toggle it onto Bluetooth, presumably this effective disconnects it from the wider system?
- Sonos Amp - would make sense, but seems unnecessary for me - the Play 5 would work just as well for what i want and give me the advantage of another speaker
- Sonos Port - I cant understand this fully - would this only work for me if i had a separate amp to connect the turntable to? Or could I connect my turntable directly to the port?
Sorry for all the probably really simple questions, I’ve been reading so much i cant work out what is the right answer!
Best answer by AjTrek1
Here are your answers:
#1 Play 5 will work and you can group it to other Sonos
#2 If the Move supports the TT’s Blu-Tooth codec the answer is yes for connection.* The Move supports the standard AAC and SBC Bluetooth codecs. Grouping is not possible using Blu-Tooth connection.
#3 Sonos Amp is another option if you want to use 3rd party speakers
#4 The Port accepts the RCA-In from TT. You would select a Sonos speaker or stereo pair as Auto-Play so music would begin as soon as TT play begins. You’d also want to lower the volume of that speaker so as not to damage it or your ears. You could adjust volume via the Sonos App. Grouping is possible.
* I only make that qualifying statement because a poster owned a projector whose Blu-Tooth codec was not supported by the Move. It is a rarity IMO.