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sonos connect minmum connections

I want to use my old but rather nice tannoy merccury speakers on my ever growing sonos system.just had my loft done so this seems the perfect place so im gonna look out for a 2nd hand amp.The sonos website doesnt make it very clear on minimum connections.my question what are the connections required to:a.stream music from the rest of my sonos?:b.stream from my amp to the sonos.I know your all going to say "just get the sonos connect amp" but im going to hook my old denon cd player and listen to some of the 700+cds i have gathering dust,

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RE: sonos connect minmum connections

cardboard dave wrote:
I want to use my old but rather nice tannoy merccury speakers on my ever growing sonos system.just had my loft done so this seems the perfect place so im gonna look out for a 2nd hand amp.The sonos website doesnt make it very clear on minimum connections.my question what are the connections required to:a.stream music from the rest of my sonos?

If you mean, what do I need to make the Connect part of my Sonos system, the minimum answer is: a power lead. Now, that obviously won't let you actually listen to music, so you'd need to connect the umm, Connect to an amp of your choice, the most basic way to do that is a simple RCA phono lead from the Connect's line-out to the an input on your amp. That's it.

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:b.stream from my amp to the sonos.

That question doesn't really make any sense, the audio goes from the Connect to the amp, not the other way around.

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I know your all going to say "just get the sonos connect amp" but im going to hook my old denon cd player and listen to some of the 700+cds i have gathering dust,

The Connect:Amp has a line-in that you can connect a CD player to (as long as it's not a CD transport that only has an digital output, those are quite rare though). You could then listen to that CD player on any of your Sonos devices (including the Connect:Amp itself of course, which you could configure to automatically switch to the line-in when the CD player starts playing). You could also do exactly the same thing with a Connect and external amp of course, functionally there's no real difference.

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RE: sonos connect minmum connections

ok let me rephrase im gonna get an 2nd hand amp to run my dennon cd player to my mercury speakers.I want to get a sonos connect to hook it up to my sonos system throughout the house,what connections does the amp have to have to acheive this?

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RE: sonos connect minmum connections

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ok let me rephrase im gonna get an 2nd hand amp to run my dennon cd player to my mercury speakers.I want to get a sonos connect to hook it up to my sonos system throughout the house,what connections does the amp have to have to acheive this?

Standard RCA connections. 99% of amps have them. The ones that don't will be so over the top for that system they won't be in your price range (we're talking thousands of pounds).

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Will this also allow me to listen to spotify,internet radio etc  in my loft

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Will this also allow me to listen to spotify,internet radio etc  in my loft

The Sonos Connect will allow you to listen to exactly the same things your other Sonos devices allow you to listen to.

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