We had our house built last year, with it came 2 pair of wired speakers with the wires run to the cabinets under the tv in our living room. Knowing I was going to have a Sonos setup in our living room, I had 1 set of the speakers installed in the garage and 1 on the screen porch. A year later I still haven't connected them to anything but recently have been wishing I had. So it seems I have 2 scenarios.
First - purchase 2 Sonos amps, 1 for each pair of wired speakers - but paying $1000 for these 2 pairs of wired speakers seems ridiculous when I could buy 2 Play 1's or 3's (1 for each of the 2 areas mentioned) and spend much less. And then just forget about connecting the wired speakers.
Second - and this is the one I'm not sure about. It seems as though their are home audio receivers that I can play my Sonos app on my phone through and have it connected to the 2 pair of wired speakers. We do not have any component home audio equipment at this point - simply use the Sonos. We have the playbar, sub and 2 Play 1's in our living room setup and that is it. So we would be buying a new receiver in this scenario. (anything else required for this setup?)
While tping this I guess I am also thinking of a 3rd scenario - doesn't the Boost provide it's own wireless network for Sonos so that you aren't using bandwidth on your regular wifi network? If so, I could buy 1 Play 1 or 3 and set it up as a portable and move it between the garage and screen porch - and anywhere else I wanted some music. I could also add the boost to get Sonos off my home wifi - and would probably be the least expensive option.
Any other options you can think of or problems with my scenarios above? Thanks in advance!