Sonos AMP- how does it work?

  • 5 February 2019
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Just curious. I'd like to stream my CD player music to my Play5 + Beam speakers. Normally the CD player is wired to my amplifier which is wired to my DynAudio speakers. No wireless function. Yet Is there a way by using AMP to stream the CD directly to my Sonos speakers? Frankly I doubt there is and if I'm right what are then the benefits of AMP? Thx.

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Thanks ! Much appreciated. I'm noob in these technical matters- for the layman what do you precisely mean by saying 'albeit the high end @ 4 Ohm'.?

Look at the highlighted portion in the diagram above pertaining to Amplifier _ 10 to 250 W. Next click the link and read the information carefully and you'll see the connection:

https://support.sonos.com/s/article/265?language=en_US
4 Ohms is high for impedance, meaning it takes more power to drive a 4 Ohm speaker than an 8 Ohm. The Sonos amp is 125W, which is in the 10-250W range, but at the higher end.
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Thanks ! Much appreciated. I'm noob in these technical matters- for the layman what do you precisely mean by saying 'albeit the high end @ 4 Ohm'.?
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Thx.Would this neatly fit? http://www.hifi-review.com/specs/151621-dynaudio-audience-72se.html

Yes, they are 4 Ohm as per the specs for Sonos Amp in the link I provided. I assume you may be concerned about the amplification rating. All that means is that the speakers require a minimum of 10 W and ideally the chosen amp should not push more than 250 W. The Sonos Amp is within those parameters; albeit the high-end @ 4 Ohm.

Cheers!

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Thx.Would this neatly fit? http://www.hifi-review.com/specs/151621-dynaudio-audience-72se.html
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How can I check (which of my DynAudio speaker specs?) whether the AMP can really replace my Arcam amplifier when it comes to sound quality?

Really???

Here's a link to DynAudio wherein I found specs on the speaker shown. I assume you might do the same. BTW the speakers in the link are 4 ohm. https://dynaudiodata.blob.core.windows.net/media/5010/dynaudio_product_inserts_consequence_ue.pdf

Here's a link on the requirements to use a Sonos Amp: https://support.sonos.com/s/article/265?language=en_US
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How can I check (which of my DynAudio speaker specs?) whether the AMP can really replace my Arcam amplifier when it comes to sound quality?
Thanks. Sounds very interesting. I reckon the AMP isn't required to be cable connected to one of my Play5's but could be placed in the other room where my CD player & DynAudio speakers are located?

Yes, it can be used wirelessly like any other Sonos player.
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Thanks. Sounds very interesting. I reckon the AMP isn't required to be cable connected to one of my Play5's but could be placed in the other room where my CD player & DynAudio speakers are located?
You could connect the CD to the analog line in on the Sonos Amp, which would put the music in the Sonos ecosystem, and then connect your current speakers to the Sonos Amp’s speaker posts (checking first for Ohm and power requirements, I haven’t any knowledge of DynAudio speakers/models), and play everything in sync. You could then sell you current amplifier.