My father is a die-hard fan of the Logitech Squeezebox duet, which, unfortunately, we haven't been able to find a replacement for - the fact that you have several physical controllers that you can use in different rooms isn't something i have seen in other systems (here, first floor, ground floor, basement) - and carrying around around the mobile to control via app is not an option (he is older, but frankly I wouldn't myself want to carry around my mobile each and every time I want to switch music). Main use case is online radio.
In brief, I just wanted to ask what components I need if I want the following set up:
- input (here, Logitech Squeezebox, but could be anything really) via optical or cinch, which connects into the Sonos device (how is that signal then transmitted further to the other speakers? Do I need some form of amp to 'transmit' the signal?)
- ability to use headphones (I understand you would need to have a bluetooth transmitter connected to the 'aux output' of the Sonos device? If so, does the Sonos device continue to work independently of that something is connected to it's aux output? If not, I could consider connecting the BT transmitter directly to the Logitech Squeezebox - also, if I use just the headphones, can I switch off the other speakers by physically pressing a button on them?)
Graphically, would look like this:
(input device) -> output from it via optical or cinch -> connects to the Sonos device
Sonos device itself is connected via LAN
other Sonos devices either connected via LAN or Wifi.
one of these should have ability to connect with some headphones
Grateful for input.