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  • 27 January 2024
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I am stepping towards incorporating Sonos into my existing system and I need help on what I would need to accomplish this. At this point. I have 2 complete home 5.1 theater systems both consisting of wired in wall Polk and definitive technology speakers including powered subs running off of Onkyo receivers. The problem is that I can’t control them as zones or a complete system. I am also wanting to incorporate other small speakers throughout house to eliminate having to turn volume up high to hear in each room. I would hate to have to ditch all the money already spent to remove and replace this quality equipment if I don’t have to. If there is a way to add whatever is needed into existing systems and make them all cominicate and work properly as a whole house system that would be amazing. Please let me know your thoughts. 


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If there are line-in/out ports on your existing receivers, you can add a Sonos Port to them to get the playing (stereo only) audio into or out of the Sonos eco-sysytem. That allows you to play audio to or from any/every Sonos product in sync for music audio.TV audio is more demanding however and so requires an audio buffer of approx.~75ms minimum. Anyhow you can read more about the Sonos Port here…

https://www.sonos.com/en-us/guides/port

You could attach one to each Receiver you have and then put other Sonos speakers around your Home/Garden etc. that’s the beauty of a multi-room wireless audio system you can just put a Sonos device anywhere it can get a WiFi (or wired) connection to the Home local area network.

The other available Sonos products for the Home are outlined here in the full user guide…

https://www.sonos.com/en-us/guides/sonossystem

To purchase online, here is a link to the Sonos shop…

https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop