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New Sonos Amp with speaker groups


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I'm considering getting the new Amp and have a couple of questions:

1) Can the Amp be grouped and play audio sent from a Beam which is connected to a TV?
2) Is it possible to have an RCA input into the Amp, but redirect audio to another set of Sonos speakers without audio coming out of wired speakers?

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Best answer by AjTrek1 12 February 2019, 20:17

jtbob wrote:

I'm considering getting the new Amp and have a couple of questions:

1) Can the Amp be grouped and play audio sent from a Beam which is connected to a TV?


Yes

jtbob wrote:

2) Is it possible to have an RCA input into the Amp, but redirect audio to another set of Sonos speakers without audio coming out of wired speakers?



Yes, I realized my error after I hit submit. What pwt is referring to is “line-in auto play”. You would select a room/zone in the Sonos App and the audio would be directed there. You could even designate other rooms to be included.

Cheers!

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jtbob wrote:

I'm considering getting the new Amp and have a couple of questions:

1) Can the Amp be grouped and play audio sent from a Beam which is connected to a TV?


Yes

jtbob wrote:

2) Is it possible to have an RCA input into the Amp, but redirect audio to another set of Sonos speakers without audio coming out of wired speakers?



Yes, I realized my error after I hit submit. What pwt is referring to is “line-in auto play”. You would select a room/zone in the Sonos App and the audio would be directed there. You could even designate other rooms to be included.

Cheers!
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AjTrek1 wrote:

Yes, but not without grouping. For example you connect a CD player to the Sonos Amp. You could group the Sonos Amp to other Sonos and just lower the volume via the Sonos app on the speakers connected to it.


That’s incorrect. It’s perfectly possible to direct the Line-In to any Sonos player, and not have it play on the Amp. The Amp can even be playing something diferent. No grouping is required. Maybe you’re confusing Line-In with AirPlay?
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Thanks pwt. I had Grouping on my brain and couldn't get pass it:P I edited my response.
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AjTrek1 wrote:

Thanks pwt. I had Grouping on my brain and couldn't get pass it:P I edited my response.


You don’t need Autoplay, either :)
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pwt wrote:

AjTrek1 wrote:

Thanks pwt. I had Grouping on my brain and couldn't get pass it:P I edited my response.


You don’t need Autoplay, either :)



Agreed, but I took jtbob's question to mean he wanted the redirect to be automatic...hence designating a room. I have a trun table connected to one of my Sonos Amps but have line-in set to Play 5,s in another room as the "auto play". No need to go into the app to select it.
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AjTrek1 wrote:

pwt wrote:

AjTrek1 wrote:

Thanks pwt. I had Grouping on my brain and couldn't get pass it:P I edited my response.


You don’t need Autoplay, either :)


Agreed, but I took jtbob's question to mean s/he wanted the redirect to be automatic...hence designating a room. I have a trun table connected to one of my Sonos Amps but have line-in set to Play 5,s in another room as the "auto play". No need to go into the app to select it.


I understand how Autoplay works, but there was no mention of ‘automatic’ in the original question. Often that is not what one wants. Anyway, the basic question is answered correctly now.
Great, thanks both!

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