Hi! We are building a new house and I need some advice on the right Sonos equipment to purchase. I will qualify with, we are new to Sonos, and we are not huge audiophiles or anything like that. We just want to easily be able to play music in various rooms with easy, and at times, push our tv sound over some speakers in our adjacent kitchen area.
We are having 4 Sonance VP62R ceiling speakers installed in the kitchen/morning room area, and two Mariner 54 speakers on the back patio. All our speakers are being routed to a central A/V wire location in the basement. For our family room, we are not planning to put any built in speakers. I had intended on getting a playbase for that room (we dont need an overly impressive surround sound setup in there... we will be doing that in our basement at a later date).
I could use some input on the right equipment to get to do what we want. It was suggested to me to get two of the new Sonos Amps to create two "rooms," one for the patio and one for the four kitchen/morning room speakers. Then, get the playbase for the family room. That sounds ok, as I dont think I need to separate the kitchen and morning rooms to separate zones. A few questions: 1) For me, does the Sonos Amp provide anything extra that I NEED versus the Connect:Amp? The Connect:Amp price was dropped to $400, so I was struggling to see why I needed to pay an extra $200 for the newer Amp. 2) If I did two of the amps (either of the two models) plus the playbase connected to my tv, will I be able to easily switch my tv sound to the kitchen speakers? And 3) Vice versa, will I be able to play audio through the playbase as I would on my ceiling speakers?
Let me know what you think! Or if there is anything else I am missing! Thanks!