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Turntable and Beam

  • 9 October 2018
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I have been looking to get into the Sonos community and I think the Beam will fit my needs. I am looking to replace my current amp and bookshelf speakers with the Beam. So my final setup is hopefully my TV and turntable connected into the Beam. The TV part is simple, but I am looking to see if anyone has had success with connecting a turntable to the Beam.

I have a Audio Technica LP120, with a prebuilt phono preamp. The output is RCA, but I am hoping that an RCA to Optical output would do the trick, something like this: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00ATNWBZU/?coliid=I1ZRBWDSO4G3YC&colid=SAP98B5UJ6WI&psc=0

Anyone have any success with this, or does this, in theory, make sense?
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Best answer by AjTrek1 9 October 2018, 20:35

Hi Branden798

Unfortunately you cannot connect a turntable to a Beam as it has no line-in nor an optical input. You could purchase a Connect and run the RCA from your Pre-Amped turntable into it. Then you would group the Connect as a room to the Beam. Follow the link to view the Connect:

https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/connectamp.html

Just to clarify the optical that is associated with the Beam is an optical adapter that you place on one end of the included HDMI cable. However, the optical plugs into the optical port of your TV and the Beam accepts the remaining HDMI.



Cheers!
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Hi Branden798

Unfortunately you cannot connect a turntable to a Beam as it has no line-in nor an optical input. You could purchase a Connect and run the RCA from your Pre-Amped turntable into it. Then you would group the Connect as a room to the Beam. Follow the link to view the Connect:

https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/connectamp.html

Just to clarify the optical that is associated with the Beam is an optical adapter that you place on one end of the included HDMI cable. However, the optical plugs into the optical port of your TV and the Beam accepts the remaining HDMI.



Cheers!