Dear Sonos Community
Need your help. I have scanned the forum but cant find a precise answer.
I have a Sonos BEAM and 2 Sonos One (for surround sound) and the Sonos Beam is attached to the TV. It is a great setup. However I have two passive B&W 685s speakers which have become redundant. I actually link a Google Home to the Cambridge Audio amplifier which connects to two B&W 685s so that i can play the news. Just to keep them around.
Now there is Sonos AMP. If I replace the Cambridge Audio amplifier with the Sonos AMP, I dont need the Sonos Beam because the two B&W 685s will replace Sonos Beam with that virtual central speaker. I can repurpose the Sonos Beam for my PC setup but that is like an overkill.
- Can i have the best of both worlds? The TV setup can use the Sonos Beam and the B&W 685s and the Sonos One (as surround). I have a feeling that it cant be done. This will be a 5.0 configuration.
- For TV use the Beam+Sonos One configuration. For music use the Amp+B&W 685. But that is not much an integration as i merely replace my classic Cambridge Audio amp with a Sonos Amp. It is almost superfluous.
- Can connect PC soundcard to Sonos Amp? I suppose using a Y audio cable. If the Amp is connected to the TV, it uses the single HDMI port on the Sonos AMP and that leaves the RCA port which i intended to link my turnable. Cant have it all.
- How do I connect Google Home to Sonos Amp?
Bottomline - Should i get a Sonos Amp in my circumstances? The geek in me want to Sonos everything (“the ring that rules them all) but I have this nagging feeling I am spending money unnecessarily. Any advice from the experts and Sonos fans will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!