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Wirelessly connect existing receiver to sonos amp

  • 26 July 2019
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I have an existing receiver powering in wall and in ceiling speakers. I am building an out door kitchen and so want to hook up some speakers outside and have them wirelessly connect to the my Denon receiver. Denon does have a solution for this but want to use Sonos. The goal being to play something through the receiver and have it output to all speakers at once. How would I go about doing this? Sonos connect to the receiver and sonos amp to wired speakers outside?

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Yep, that's the way I'd do it.
I guess I'm confused on how the Sonos connect and amp work. Do they act as both receivers and transmitters? Or does the sonos amp only work as a receiver and the sonos connect works as a transmitter?
All Sonos devices are both transmitters and receivers, like any internet device.
I guess I'm confused on how the Sonos connect and amp work. Do they act as both receivers and transmitters? Or does the sonos amp only work as a receiver and the sonos connect works as a transmitter?


The Sonos Amp has an amplifier to power passive speakers. The Connect has digital and analog outputs that can output to 3rd party amplifiers, receivers, and/or powered speakers. Both have an analog line-in so that outside analog sources can be played on Sonos devices.

I guess I'm confused on how the Sonos connect and amp work. Do they act as both receivers and transmitters? Or does the sonos amp only work as a receiver and the sonos connect works as a transmitter?
The Sonos Amp has an amplifier to power passive speakers. The Connect has digital and analog outputs that can output to 3rd party amplifiers, receivers, and/or powered speakers. Both have an analog line-in so that outside analog sources can be played on Sonos devices.


So if I wanted to play things through the sonos app or something connected to another sonos through my receiver, I would connect the receiver through the sonos connect outputs, digital or analog. However, if I wanted whatever was playing through my receiver (movie, built in app, through apple tv etc) to transmit out to other sonos devices, I only have the two analog input option on the connect?

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