For many different reasons, it seems that I will be needing a 3rd party receiver to drive my living room speakers.
Although I have been eyeing the Sonos Amp for some time, it just doesn’t seem to be the right fit for me.
I will be running a setup with 4 in ceiling speakers. Likely 8 inches with pivoting tweeters from Klipsch, B&W or B&O. Could be Klipsch Reference-series or the B&W CCM683.
I have a Sonos Sub but it will likely be too small for my living room area so I will likely be getting a 10-12inch 3rd party sub as well.
That means a 4.1 system (with a phantom center making it 5.1).
I would like to keep the possibility open for adding two front speakers (floor-standing) to step up to Atmos at some point using two of the in-ceilings for height and the other two as rears.
Any good recommendations for a good 3rd party receiver which “Works with Sonos?
Would also like some input on how well it works - does the receiver switch on, switch input and adjust volume via the Sonos app as expected?
I will of course be getting a Port or second generation Connect to hook up to the receiver.
Best answer by amun
Actually just looked into the 696 and Alexa was added with a subsequent firmware-update. Looks ike a great allrounder so definitely at the top of my list. Thank you for heading me in that direction!
That’s great - the original manual said nothing of this, but they do have the odd update :-)