Sonos Connect: Add new features to your old stereo or home theater equipment; use this Sonos Connect component to integrate your external amplifier, receiver or powered speaker into a wireless audio system.
Integrate your home theater system or other audio devices with Sonos wireless stereo music players in your home to create a multiroom audio experience.
Android and iOS devices connect to your Sonos wireless stereo system through your home Wi-Fi network.
With wireless streaming, the Sonos Connect lets you access all the music you love in one place
Enjoy your music library, radio stations and online services through a single app.
Compatible with Apple Music
Gain access to over 30 million songs and let experts handpick music you'll love based on what you listen to.
Receive the best sound settings
Customize sound performance for each space with room-specific bass, treble, balance and loudness controls.
Control your music from the palm of your hand
Download the free Sonos Controller app on your compatible smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac to search for songs and stations, choose music and control the volume.
Schedule when a playlist begins
Wake yourself up with an alarm set to your favorite music or Internet radio, and schedule when and for how long music plays for a workout.
Attach your wired speakers (sold separately) to the Sonos Connect, which connects wirelessly to your home Wi-Fi network. The free Sonos Controller app lets you control them all from a connected device like a smartphone or tablet.
Analog output. Optical output. Coaxial digital audio output.
Brings in your older system!
Posted by: DCsound from: Washington D.C. on
I bought the Connect to incorporate my existing A/V system (a traditional receiver with two speakers and a subwoofer, connected to a 300-disc CD changer, Blu-ray player, 5-disc DVD carousel, and the "cable box") into my Sonos speaker system. This permits me to now listen to my music library from the A/V system (CDs, DVDs, music channels from the cable box) on the existing A/V system's speakers AND on any of the Sonos speakers I now have throughout the house. This is great because before I was limited to listening to my large collection of CDs in just one room where my CD changer and A/V setup was located.
I had been looking for a wireless speaker system, but Sonos is like manna from heaven because it is so much more than a simple wireless speaker system! So, I got exactly what I wanted for a wireless solution to extend my A/V system, but also everything that Sonos offers (its universe of music stations/selections, including your Pandora and other similar accounts).
Two things you want to make sure you understand before you get the Connect, however: 1) that you will actually be able to plug it into your A/V system in a way that lets you listen to whatever you want to through your A/V system. For example, your receiver will need an available line-out connection to push music into the Connect and to all of the Sonos speakers, AND you will need an available line-in connection to be able to use your A/V's speakers as part of the whole system (the latter is not required for functionality if you don't care about using it this way); and 2) the connect cannot actually control your A/V receiver or components - for example, I have to physically push play on my CD changer to start it up and the A/V receiver has to be configured properly for the components sound to be routed to the line-out connection going to the Connect. For these reasons, I strongly recommend you thoroughly review Sonos' online manual and its set-up descriptions to make sure it will work with your system the way you want it to.
Overall, a great product!
15 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Incredible feat of design and engineering!
Posted by: dc336 from: Portland, OR on
What an incredible feat of design and engineering. Kudos to Sonos! I am in music heaven, with my on line music collection, Pandora, and a whole world of free internet radio at my fingertips. I'm rediscovering many parts of my own music collection, as well discovering new music and artists throughout the world. Today I'm exploring ethnic music stations in Zambia!
Everything about this system - hardware and software, exudes quality and aesthetics. Other than glancing at the easy 4 step setup instructions, I never had to pick up the instruction manual once. Everything just worked! And the controller software is very intuitive and easy to use, with a nice clean and logical design. I have a ZoneBridge connected to my router upstairs, and a ZonePlayer 90 connected to my surround sound system in my media room.
It's such a trip to be sitting in front of my sound system, queuing up songs, creating playlists, and browsing a world of radio, all with my net book. It's great to have all my music sources integrated into one interface. The music coming out of my sound system instantly responds to my commands - play, stop, pause, skip to another track, mute, un-mute, change internet radio stations, listen to Pandora, etc, etc. And if I don't happen to have my net book handy, I can perform all the functions with my Android smart phone.
Among the nice touches in design and engineering is that when you bring a zone out of mute, it ramps up the volume, rather than sending a spike of jarring sound through your system. Also, when you start up the controller interface on a different computer or smart phone, it is instantly synced with whatever your Sonos system is doing/playing at the time (as set by another instance of the controller). There are many little pleasant surprises like this.
It's hard to explain the experience of this system. If you enjoy listening to music, don't walk, RUN to purchase a Sonos system.
13 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Typical Sonos, It just works
Posted by: JFD3 from: San Antonio on
Sonos systems was an addition to my exsisting Sonos infrastructure. Plugged and play... Once you get past the price entry point, its all good. As in my other posts on Sonos eq. I want to point out their excellent support should you ever need them....
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Easiest and Coolest
Posted by: MikeJr85 from: Pitman, NJ on
So many technological gadgets advertise how easy and simple it is to use their product, but then when you get them, there often are glitches that need to be worked out. This was as advertised. You literally just plug this into your network, and next thing you know, you are listening to music. One of the packages allow you to also buy the Sonos Controller, which is an expensive, and unnecessary controller. If you have an ITouch ipod, a free application turns your ITouch into the controller. If you don't have an ITouch, use this as a chance to buy one because the ITouch is cheaper than the Sonos controller, works exactly the same, and also gives you an ITouch ipod to take with you wherever you go. If others in your family have ITouch Ipods as well, you can immediately link all of them to the Sonos system, in essence, giving you numerous controllers. If you buy a 2nd Zone player, or another type of Sonos player, as I did, the ease to add this to your existing system is literally, again, as easy as pushing two buttons, and you are now listening wirelessly throughout your house.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Great Wireless Stereo system
Posted by: Vertex2 from: Atlanta, Ga on
The Connect was so easy to set up. I plugged it into the electrical outlet and one wire from my receiver to the Connect. So easy. Now my receiver and speakers can be controlled with my iPad & iPhone. I also added some of the Sonos speakers in other rooms which I can play simultaneously or differently from my stereo. You have to have the Bridge connected to your main computer, but that was a very easy set up as well. I am very pleased with the whole Sonos system. It did just what I wanted, to use my existing system in one room, add wireless speakers in other areas and to be able to controll them all remotely.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Music everywhere in my house controlled by iPhone
Posted by: venado from: San Diego, CA on
I went in to buy a B & W Zeppelin for my iPhone and came out with this instead. I hooked it up to my receiver and the sound is incredible out of my B & W speakers I already have. I also bought the play 5 for my bedroom. I can use my iPad or iPhone and control my music from anywhere in my house. I showed it off last night to my friends and they were at best buy the next day getting one for themselves. Best product to come out since Apple iPad. Very simple to hook up and use.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Great Products from Sonos
Posted by: DES79 from: Petersburg, IL on
I am a news junkie and liked to listen to sporting events but don't like to sit in front of the TV. I can broadcast the TV audio using the line out to speakers around the house. If a touchdown or run is scored I can get back to the TV and watch the replay. Great in the kitchen while fixing a meal.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Great performance for a price
Posted by: Newnickname1234 from: White Salmon, WA on
I switched to this from a Logitech Squeezebox Duet which a lot of people really like but I found to be pretty buggy. The Sonos products are extremely well sorted out- there is no product development required on your part. I use it primarily to stream Pandora Radio, Slacker and various internet radio stations. The introduction of iOS and Android apps for the controller function really helped the value of this system. I just bought one of these for my 72 y/o Mom and even she had no problem setting it up. The only downside to this system is that there are emerging systems of lower quality that are popping up like AirPlay enabled components and even a Roku if you don't mind having to have your tv on. What Sonos does that those don't is allow multiple room usage and coordination. If you don't need that a simpler cheaper alternative might be better for you. One more thing - Sonos uses its own frequency to deliver music via the Bridge component. It seems to me to be much more stable than standard wifi used by most cheaper systems.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Inconsistent & Overpriced
Posted by: MrSmith from: on
Purchased this to integrate my third party sub with my Sonos. Performed inconsistently. I had audio drop outs. I believe it is way overpriced for what it does. When it did work it was great. I returned the product and will consider purchasing it again when i can isolate it from the rest of my equipment to make sure there is no interference. I had this wired to my router so I couldn't understand why it was inconsistent.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Best piece of electronics I've bought this decade.
Posted by: Surferbro from: Sydney, Australia on
I'm hooked on Sonos and will be filling my house with Sonos speakers.
Hard to explain how good it is.
I was using AirPlay for a while, but Sonos easily out performs AirPlay.
Just get it!