We’re planning to set up a Sonos multiroom system through our house, but we’re struggling to find the right setup for our media room.
The room features a TV on a media unit, with a turntable within the media unit. Our requirement is to have a speaker system for the TV that also allows us to play from the turntable, and both should be able to be cast to other speakers in the multiroom setup.
Our first thought was to get one of the Sonos soundbars, but as far as I can see neither of them would allow us to take the turntable as an external input and multicast that to other speakers.
The Play:5 would allow us to plug in the turntable and multicast it, but we don’t know if a single Five would give us the stereo separation that we want for the TV, and it doesn’t seem that the Five allows an optical audio connection from the TV.
The Port would obviously allow us to plug in and cast the turntable, but it seems astonishingly expensive for what is essentially a multiroom-enabled line-in, and we’d still need to buy a separate speaker system. The Amp has the same issues (although we wouldn’t need to buy an amplifier).
We love Sonos and would really like a solution, but none of the current product line seems to support the kind of behaviours we need. Is there something obvious that we’re missing?