Amplified streaming music system for home speakers

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Listen to music from your computer and the Internet on any speakers

Get ready for more of your favorite music in any room of your house. The Sonos® CONNECT:AMP makes it simple, and you won't have to run wires around your home. Hook this amplified music player up to a pair of speakers, and it connects to the Internet and your computer wirelessly — either with your existing Wi-Fi® network or by creating its own dedicated network with a wired connection with the Sonos BOOST (sold separately).

ZonePlayer 120

Powerful amplifier for crystal-clear playback

A built-in 55-watt-per-channel amplifier delivers your music in full-bodied, dynamic stereo sound. And the CONNECT:AMP's compact design means it can fit in much smaller spaces than traditional stereo components.

Pair this player with Audioengine's high-performance P4 speakers for a great-sounding — and cosmetically matched — system.

Sonos controllers

You probably already own a Sonos controller

You can use an iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android™ phone to control any and all Sonos players. A free download turns your smartphone and tablet into a full-fledged Sonos controller. Easily navigate and search through playlists and tracks stored on your computer, or select an Internet radio station. Create customized playlists on the fly for individual rooms or for playback over your entire Sonos system. You can also mute or adjust the volume of each of your players.

Rhapsody®, Pandora® Internet radio, SiriusXM, and more at your fingertips

The Sonos system works seamlessly with a host of Internet-based digital music services, including Rhapsody, Pandora, Spotify, Napster®, and SiriusXM Internet Radio. Rhapsody offers instant access to millions of songs and ad-free radio stations through your Sonos Controller. SIRIUS Internet Radio gives you access to over 80 channels of programming. Every Sonos system includes free 30-day trials of these two services, so you can start listening the moment you take it out of the box. Pandora creates customized Internet radio streams just for you — all you have to do is enter the name of your favorite song or artist. And because Sonos connects directly to the Internet for all of these music services, you don't even have to turn on your PC.

Play music stored on your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®

Sonos now gives you convenient wireless access to music and podcasts stored in the Music app of iOS devices, for playback throughout your entire Sonos system. This function works on devices running iOS6 or later (see below for full list of compatible Apple devices). The system even lets you connect multiple Apple players at once. For instance, you can queue up songs from your iPhone to play in the kitchen while you cook, and your spouse can stream a podcast in the den at the same time.

Expand your Sonos system

You can have up to 32 Sonos music players in your system, and each one can play an independent selection of individual tracks or playlists. Listen to jazz in the den while your spouse plays rock music in the kitchen, or pump a single playlist of songs throughout the entire house during a party.

Product Highlights:

  • built-in stereo amplifier: 55 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.02% THD
  • communicates with other Sonos players via Wi-Fi or a dedicated Sonosnet™ 2.0 wireless network
  • control your Sonos system with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android device, or computer — free download available
  • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and Ogg Vorbis files (firmware is upgradable to support future audio formats)
    • compatible with protected WMA files from Napster, Urge, AOL, and many other music download sites
    • not compatible with protected AAC files from iTunes
  • play music and podcasts stored in the Music app of an iPhone (3GS or later), iPad (iPad 2 or later), and iPod touch (4th generation or later)
  • plays MP3 and WMA streaming Internet radio stations
  • plays songs from Rhapsody® digital music service — subscription required after free 30-day trial
  • plays songs from SIRIUS® Internet Radio — subscription required after free 30-day trial
  • plays personalized Internet radio stations from Pandora®
  • multi-zone synchronous playback (same music plays in multiple zones simultaneously) or multi-stream playback (each plays individually selected music)
  • allows connection of an audio component such as a CD player, FM tuner, or a portable music player (music from such sources can be played back on any player in your system)
  • front-panel controls for volume and muting
  • bass, treble, balance, and volume controls accessible via remote
  • 2-port Ethernet switch
  • binding-post speaker terminals
  • subwoofer output
  • analog stereo input
  • 7-5/16"W x 3-1/2"H x 8-1/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • requires high-speed Internet connection

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Connect:Amp player
  • 6' AC power cord
  • 5' Ethernet cable (with male RJ-45 plugs on each end)
  • "Set It Up" booklet
  • Important Product Information booklet

Product Research

Network Requirements


Overview: The Sonos Connect:Amp (formerly the ZP120 Zone Player) works exclusively with the Sonos Digital Music System. The Connect:Amp player includes a built-in state-of-the-art digital amplifier that can power large or small speakers.

Two Ways to Connect Wirelessly: The Sonos Connect:Amp brings great sounding music wirelessly to any room in your house, without a big wiring project through SonosNet or WiFi.

  • SonosNet Wireless Mesh Network: SonosNet, a proprietary wireless mesh network technology, provides superior wireless range for whole-house coverage, ensures synchronous music playback, and avoids sources of wireless interference. The transmitting range of the Connect:Amp's built-in wireless system is approximately 100', depending upon your home's layout. In addition to the Connect:Amp, you will need a Sonos Boost (sold separately) connected to your network router/modem via a Ethernet cable.
  • WiFi Wireless Network: The Sonos Connect:Amp can also operate over your home's existing WiFi network (802.11 b/g; 2.4GHz). Because you are connecting wirelessly to your home's existing WiFi network, you do not need to hardwire a Sonos Boost to your router/modem. The Connect:Amp's range will be dependent on your home's existing WiFi network. Connect:Amp devices manufactured after March 2014 are loaded with the proper firmware and ready to go out of the box for WiFi connectivity. All Connect:Amp devices manufactured prior to that date will require a first wire connection to facilitate a firmware upgrade and  hereafter they will be able to work over WiFi.
Note: You cannot connect the Connect:Amp via both SonoNet and WiFi; you will need to choose one. Sonos recommends using its proprietary SonosNet wireless mesh network over WiFi when applicable. SonosNet will provide a more secure wireless connection with fewer interruptions for optimum performance. WiFi is subject to greater interference from other WiFi and 2.4GHz devices on your network. WiFi connectivity is not compatible with 5GHz and N routers (you will have to use SonosNet in this case).

Controls/Indicators: The Connect:Amp's only controls are a mute button and a rocker-type volume control, both mounted on the front of the unit. An LED status indicator flashes white when powering up or connecting to the Sonos Digital Music System, and lights solid white when powered up and connected to the music system.

Zones: You can place a Sonos player in each zone where you want to listen to music. The Sonos Digital Music System can accept up to 32 players (such as the Connect:Amp, the un-amplified Connect, and the Play:3 or Play:5 powered speakers). You can control the entire system from a your PC or Mac, your smartphone or tablet (using a free app). With multiple zones, you can choose to play the same song in different rooms, or different songs in different rooms.

Placement: It is not necessary to place the player in a visible place in the home. The transmitting range of the Sonos Digital Music System is approximately 100 feet. Thick walls, microwave ovens, and the presence of other wireless devices can interfere with or block the wireless network signals. When interference occurs, you can relocate the Connect:Amp player in order to receive the signal, make a wired (Ethernet) connection, or add a Sonos Boost between the router and the Connect:Amp player to extend the wireless range.

Sonos Controller: The Sonos Connect:Amp allows you to control its audio setup, playback functions, and search features through the Sonos Controller software for Windows and Mac computers, or from the Sonos Controller app for Apple iOS and Android devices. You'll have access to thousands of pre-loaded nternet radio stations, dozens of online music services, your iTunes music, and your network music library; all from one control app on your computer/laptop or smartphone/tablet.

  • Sonos Controller for Windows/Mac: The Sonos Controller software allows you to control the Sonos Connect:Amp from your computer. Simply download the Sonos Controller software from the Sonos website onto your Windows PC or Mac computer. The Sonos Controller software is compatible with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Macintosh OS X (10.6 or higher) operating systems.
  • Sonos Controller for Apple iOS/Android: You can also wirelessly control the Sonos Connect:Amp from your Apple iOS device (4.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (2.1+) running the Sonos Controller App from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
Note: The Sonos Connect:Amp, computer, and Apple iOS/Android device must be connected to the same home network.

Music Streaming Services: The Sonos Connect:Amp gives you access to unlimited music; such as your iTunes library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows, and podcasts.

  • Pre-Loaded Internet Radio: The Sonos Connect:Amp includes TuneIn, an Internet Radio Service, that provides immediate access to 100,000 Internet radio stations and broadcast programs. You can easily find radio stations from all over the world broadcasting music, news, and variety programming, including archived shows and podcasts.
  • Online Music Services: The Sonos Connect:Amp works seamlessly with 7Digital, Amazon Cloud Player, AUPEO!,, Hearts of Space, iHeartRadio, Murfie, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker Radio, Songza, Spotify, Stitcher, & Wolfgang's Vault, plus downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks (service availability varies by region). Check out the Sonos website for the latest online music services. (Some online services require a paid subscription.)
  • Music Library: The Connect:Amp supports playback of music from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on your home network where you have shared music folders. The Connect:Amp can play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio formats. The Connect:Amp indexes your music folders so you can view your music collection by categories (such as artists, albums, composers, genres, or tracks). The Connect:Amp supports the following audio file formats - MP3 (compressed), WMA (compressed), AAC (MPEG4), iTunes, Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, FLAC (lossless), WAV (uncompressed), and AIFF (uncompressed).
  • iTunes Music: The Sonos Connect:Amp supports the playback of music and playlists managed with your iTunes account (playlists are limited to 40,000 tracks). The Connect:Amp can access your iTunes music files from your network computer or directly from your Apple iPod iOS device (4.0+) running the Sonos Controller app.

Optional Wireless Subwoofer: The optional Sonos Sub is a wireless subwoofer that can be associated with the Connect:Amp to enhance the sound in the room. The set-up procedure for the Sub lets you select the size of the speakers connected to the Connect:Amp, and adjusts the crossover automatically. Through the Sonos Controller software, you can also set the phase and level of the subwoofer to match it to the stereo speakers. You must setup your Sonos system via the SonosNet wireless mesh network in order to connect the Sonos Sub (not compatible with WiFi).

Note: The Connect:Amp also has a mono subwoofer output for connecting a traditional "wired" subwoofer. See the Connections section below for details.

Network Requirements

Home Network: To access Internet music services, Internet radio, and any digital music stored on your computer or Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device, your home network must meet the following requirements:

  • High-speed DSL/Cable modem, or fiber-to-the-home broadband connection for proper playback of Internet-based music services. If your Internet service provider only offers Satellite Internet access, you may experience playback issues due to fluctuation in download rates.
  • If your modem is not a modem/router combination and you want to take advantage of Sonos' automatic online updates, or stream music from an Internet-based music service, you must install a router in your home network. If you don't have a router, you will need to purchase and install one before setting up your system.
  • If you are going to use a Sonos controller application on an Android smartphone, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or other tablet, you will need a wireless router in your home network.
  • Connect at least one Sonos component to your home network router using an Ethernet cable, and then you can add other Sonos components wirelessly. Or setup your Sonos component wirelessly via WiFi without any hardwire connection.
  • For best results, you should connect the computer or NAS drive that contains your personal music library collection to your home network router using an Ethernet cable.

Automatic Updates: The Connect:Amp supports free automatic software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services to enjoy. Simply register the Connect:Amp and Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. By simply pressing one button your system updates itself.


Speaker Outputs: The Connect:Amp has two pairs of spring-loaded binding posts, which can accept pin connectors, single banana plugs, and bare wire. The terminals cannot accept dual banana plugs or spade connectors. You can connect a pair of 4-ohm or 8-ohm speakers to the Connect:Amp.

2-Port Ethernet Switch: There are 2 female RJ-45 connectors for plugging in Category 5 Ethernet cables. You can connect a router, computer, or an additional network device, such as a network-attached storage (NAS) device. Specifications: 10/100 Mbps, auto MDI/MDIX.

Analog Input: You can connect an external source, such as a portable music player or a CD player, to the unit's left and right RCA jacks. The input jacks automatically detect a device is connected, and the source appears in the system. Music from the external source can be played in any zone. The volume is controlled by the Sonos Digital Music System, however, the playback (pause, music selection, etc.) must be controlled at the source.

Subwoofer Output: The Connect:Amp is equipped with a mono RCA subwoofer output, allowing you to connect the player to a powered subwoofer with an LFE or line level input. The system will detect when a cable is connected to the subwoofer output, and adjust the crossover frequency automatically.

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Written By skshelton, crawfordsville IN on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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Another win with Sonos . So easy and made my patio speakers connect to all my inputs . Can listen to any of our stations or have sound for the tv . Just plug and play

Pros: simple


Written By Anonymous, Seattle, WA on Monday, March 16, 2015

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If you are looking for seamless integration for your whole house audio, this is it.

Pros: No wires! Works

Cons: Does not play hi resolution

Awesome product

Written By Ryan B, Washington on Monday, March 16, 2015

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Fantastic product, we have 6 of them and use all over the house

Like this a ton, but not perfect yet.

Written By Stephanie, St Petersburg, FL on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Very occasional hiccups with the app have made this just a hair under perfect. I would also like to be able to plug my subwoofer in with both channels, not just one cable. ..Would like an additional audio in, but i know the whole sonos premise is that we are doing it all wirelessly..... It was very easy to set up though. I was afraid of compressed audio from internet sources sounding crummy on the very nice speakers (I got ones that I liked better than the sonos speakers for my living room) that I got, but even things like soundcloud have sounded great. Overall, I love this product.


Written By TR, California on Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Written By sean, United States on Monday, January 05, 2015

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great amp

Pros: can work for the whole house and outside

Cons: expensive but worth it


Written By Aaron, California on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Great amp... the amp is hooked up to 4 Polk ceiling speakers and it sound terrific.

Pros: Able to separated the what is playing with the Sonos amp and my Sonos play 1.

Cons: The Sonos speaker family has to be close to an outlet for the power. Price isn't an issue because you get what you pay for (good quality).

Above expectations

Written By JasonV, Massachusetts on Thursday, December 25, 2014

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For the price, you expect the system to work perfectly and that's just what it does. It's an elegantly engineered system. It sounds great, lets you get to all your music and then more, and is so wonderful to use. We bought our first piece a couple years ago and it quickly became the thing we turned on whether it was relaxing at home or dinner music or cooking music. It sounds great, looks great, and they keep improving the app. This is the Internet of Things they keep talking about. We add on to our every Christmas. This Christmas, we replaced an old receiver that drives speakers in the den and living room with the Amp. It was a simple connect and go setup. The system automatically integrated the new piece and in 2 minutes you were listening to music. No more connecting a phone or the ipod to the amp and then having to run back to it to adjust the volume or find a song.

Pros: Great sound, easy to use, endlessly expandable.

Cons: Expensive


Written By Ed, Illinois on Sunday, November 23, 2014

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The Connect:AMP arrived, and set-up was simple!

The difference that Crutchfield made was that you took the time to explain things, draw a simple diagram and graphically what I couldn't understand from reading the Sonos information! Perhaps that was a "duh" moment - but it didn't matter - you took the time to listen, understand and respond.

Many thanks to my advisors!

Your service was top class, and much appreciated!

Thank you!

Pros: Your service made the difference!

Cons: No same day delivery - yet! (I have no "cons"! Thank you!)

Future of Music

Written By DrOcothorpe, Boston, MA on Sunday, November 16, 2014

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Here's what I did: I took all the music I had in my iTunes library, uploaded to Google Play Music for free, and then tell my phone to stream it right off of my Sonos. Or my phone into earbuds. Or from my desktop when I'm at work. No $8 or $10 per month, my music, where and whenever I want it. Most importantly, I don't need to leave my computer running with iTunes up or buy NAS storage.

How I ended up with a Sonos: we rearranged our living room and my old stereo amp didn't fit anymore. Began looking for something else to power my bookshelf speakers... tried a mini amp + apple TV + iTunes Match and the usability was clunky and unreliable. The deal-breaker was no volume control from the phone app. Switched to Google Play + Sonos and everything just worked. Others might compete on bulletpoint features, but I'm fairly convinced only Sonos has the entire experience down right. While there's room for some improvements on the app (which is why I've given 4/5 stars), but the core functionality is there, reliable, and pretty darn smooth.

What I use it for: streaming NPR and college radio, Pandora, and Google Play Music.

I plugged it right into my router, skipping the bridge. Audiophile reviews describe the amplifier as "transparent" with respect to the sound quality, and I guess I agree. I think I was getting a slightly nicer sound off my old stereo (a Yamaha), but not by enough to notice or really care about.

Pros: - Keep your speakers & get more sound than even the largest spearkful Sonos - Playing music really, really just works - Lots of music services to choose from - App should continue to improve - small footprint, looks presentable in living room

Cons: - App isn't perfect yet, though it's quite good (What I'd especially love is if I could have a bookmark for genres of Google Music in the Favorites section) - Weirdly, little white light is just eternally on, unless you tell it to turn it off. Why not show idle/sleep mode? - Doesn't work with iTunes Match or Airplay... BUT I wasn't thrilled with either of those services in the end, because I had to leave my computer on and the AppleTV was slow & unreliable for match. So you're not missing m

love it! and I set it up myself

Written By skipper, vail, co on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Came super fast.. and great price !

Simple and Easy

Written By Susan WM, Charleston, WV on Monday, October 13, 2014

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This amp was just what I needed. I am using it to send music to ceiling speakers in a psychology office where we needed a little extra help to muffle conversations behind closed doors. The staff were exceptionally helpful and quickly understood my needs. The Sonos is just as easy as they said it would be to install and use, and the program download was quick and works well. We had access to more free stations than I expected which reduced my monthly costs. No regrets on this one, wish I ordered it sooner!

Pros: Attractive, compact, simple to use, works very well

Cons: Haven't found any, yet!

Great product

Written By CoryO, Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, September 13, 2014

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This works great. Hooked it up to a big pair of in wall speakers. Easy to set up. A little pricey but beats buying a big amp to run the system.

Pros: Plenty of power for a big pair of speakers (in wall). Easy set up.

Cons: A little pricey

Connect AMP truly awesome

Written By Dave, Bay Area, CA on Friday, September 05, 2014

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We moved into a new house which had built in speakers already and this connected them up and away we went. So easy, great sound and really broadened our already cool Sonos system. Now the house is totally tricked out for sound. My kids think I am weird but I love it!!!

Pros: Easy, quick, no hassle, attractive appearance

Cons: none


Written By Andy, Northern, AZ on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Sonos connect amp exceeded my expectations. I enjoy quality sound, but don't consider myself a hard core audiophile. I have all my CDs on a synology NAS in FLAC format and had been looking for an easy way to access those files. I keep looking for a network DLNA compatible mini system, but could never find one that included all the online content I was looking for as well as NAS file access. The Connect amp does it. Only negative is that is doesn't come with a remote, but all the reviews on network access receiver with remotes always complain about how small the screens are and how difficult they are to view. I ended up getting an old model android 8" tablet to use as a dedicated around the house remote (Lenovo yoga 8 at a blue box store) and love it. It has 18 hour battery life so it will easily last a week between charging and really having the tablet as the remote lets you hide the sonos box where ever you like as long as it has enough cooling airflow. The newer app (Aug 2014) is great and easy to use / setup. I really like how it has a "cue" of music that you can add to... load up what you feel like listening to for while and then you don't have to do anything, but you can insert a song in that cue any time that you feel like something specific. Very happy with the purchase and I am not considering a connect for the main stereo system in the house.

Pros: sound quality easy of use app funciton

Cons: price

SONOS Easy! Connect:AMP Quality!

Written By Chad, Auburn, CA on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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I've been a audiophile for over 20 year and like quality equipment. I've had 2 Polk Audio Atrium 5 indoor/outdoor speakers for a couple of years now and finally decided too install them outside near the new deck. The speaker wires go into a closet on a shelf were a old stereo receiver used to be. I decided to make things easier assuming the SONOS Connect:AMP will help. After you plug the AMP into the wall outlet it was as easy as 1234. 1-Connect speaker wires. 2-connect internet to AMP. 3-Load smart phone with SONOS App. 4-Sync to amp. Now I can be outside on the deck or anywhere playing music from my smart phone. SONOS app has tons of music options including my playlist and my favorite, Pandora.

Pros: It's Small. Quality D Class Amplifier. Amazing Wireless control. EZ Install. Sounds Great. Has Sub out. Many music and talk radio choices.

Cons: Could use more power.


Written By Grant, Dallas, TX on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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WOW! Incredibly easy to setup. The sonos app walks you through it. I am blown away by this product and how simple it is to use. This was my first purchase with Crutchfield and definitely won't be my last.

Sonos exceeds my expectations

Written By George, Huntington, NY on Friday, July 25, 2014

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Easy set-up. Basically plug and play. Compact size yet powerful sound. I'm using it with my Bose speakers and it's awesome. Allows me to use my CD's, Pandora and SirusXM, Easy to control with the Sonos app on my iPad and iPhone. I can't say enough positive things.

Sonos Connect Amp

Written By ec, Nicholasville, KY on Saturday, July 19, 2014

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Easiest thing in the world to set up and use!

Pretty sweet gadget

Written By Beach Bum, Cocoa Beach, FL on Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Set up not as easy as touted but. Crutchfield stepped in and we got it working quickly.

Pros: Allows me to use built-in home speakers without expensive audio equipment. Works flawlessly once I got the set up right.

Cons: Little pricey when you consider it only supports 2 speakers and 1 zone.

Awesome System

Written By PD, Texas on Saturday, July 05, 2014

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This system is awesome. There is nothing else like it out there.

Pros: Phone connectivity and flawless operation.

Cons: Too easy!

does what I hoped

Written By Anonymous, Collegeville, pa on Saturday, June 28, 2014

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I purchased the connect:amp so that I could run outdoor speakers through Sonos. Like other Sonos components, it is ridiculously easy to set up and works instantly. I personally wish that there was more power per channel and that you could run more than a single pair of speakers through the amp (and control each pair seperately). That being said, it is great overall.

Pros: Ease of setup and use Wireless control of speakers

Cons: Only 2 speaker outlets 50w per channel

Best Audio Investment

Written By Anonymous, Doylestown, PA on Thursday, June 26, 2014

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I've now installed my 3rd Sonos Connect AMP to drive the speakers on my deck (in addition to the ones by the pool and our great room). Absolutely the easiest thing ever to install. Provides plenty of power to drive the speakers with outstanding sound quality. I only wish I didn't have thousands of dollars of audio equipment in my basement.

Cons: I honestly can't think of a con other than they could be priced a bit better. But still worth the money.

Sonos Connect:amp

Written By Bill, Reston, VA on Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Love the stability and flexibility of the amp, nice for ambient speakers (I have 2 sets powering outdoor speakers)

Pros: Control via Sonos app, sound quality, equalization control

Cons: Not quite enough power

sonos does what it says

Written By taylor, The Colony, TX on Monday, June 16, 2014

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I added two sonos amps to our existing system. To power built in surround speakera as well as outdoor patio speakers. They set up in a couple of minutes and work very well. My only complaint is the price. If you want a quality product with great software sonos is your product. As for Crutchfield! Yeah they are the only company I trust enough to make expensive audio purchases over the internet.

Pros: Quality, ease of use, wireless

Cons: Price

sonos rocks

Written By Chris, Berkeley Heights, NJ on Sunday, June 01, 2014

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The Sonos system simplifies my home audio requirements. Everybody is happy.

Love It!

Written By Gardening made easier!, Wilmington, DE on Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Already had a pair of Bose outdoor speakers; however, connecting them to the Sonos system has made my back yard and extension of the house. I hesistated purchasing the AMP for a few years due to price. I finally caved in and did the install myself. What a big difference this has made!

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Price

love it

Written By Steve C, Long Valley NJ on Friday, May 09, 2014

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Lucy (Crutchfield pro) originally explained the SONOS system to me. I bought a bridge and this CONNECT:AMP to check it all out. My background was that I have lots of OLD, but great audio equipment (Macintosh, Thorens, Denon, Nakamichi, Sony, B&O, Cambridge audio, Marantz). And a medium sized collection of CDs, cassettes and vinyl.

The SONOS system is working great for me and I now have 5 CONNECT:AMPS, a PLAYBAR and just added a PLAY3 for ease of portability. In order to not need even more, I cheaped out and have several speaker AB switches installed so that I can double the number of locations served by each AMP. After all, we aren't ever listening in all the rooms. This allows us to select music room or home gym; guest room 1 or guest room 2; office or master bedroom; etc. I hope I don't end up ever needing to have music in more that 6 locations at once.

I have converted my ~1000 CDs to flac files on a wireless audio server. I am in the process of converting vinyl in the same way.

Even my wife, who likes Music and hates technology, can use the SONOS controlers. Quality is fantastic

Pros: Flawless sound (to my ear); Very high quality components; Easy to use. Unbelievable selection of online music libraries, and most are commercial free.

Cons: Addictive. You might as well plan on having it everywhere. Indoor living spaces, bedrooms, bathroom (I never expected that), and outdoors. Power is always on and these are warm/hot. Since they are in the basement or attic, I'd rather that they actually powered down somehow. No way to group on line music sources like I can with my audio file collection. For example, I'd like to sort them by GENRE rather than need to look at all my classical, rock, Christmas, etc, when all I want is to selec

Sonos Connect Amp

Written By JBO, Chesapeake Beach, MD on Friday, April 11, 2014

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Easy Set-Up and combined with a previously purchased Play 5, I now have multi-room music! Quick free shipping from Crutchfield...arrived next day.

Pros: It just works

Cons: None

Cannot say enough good things

Written By Brad, houston on Saturday, March 29, 2014

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I don't know how I survived without these. We have 8 pair of wired speakers and I plan to buy an amp for every pair!

Pros: Easy to install. Easier to configure.

Cons: Price. Need a single unit that can drive multiple speaker pairs.


Written By PITA, CLE, OH on Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Lives up to expectations. Added to existing SONOS equipment, making it my 5th zone.

Pros: Easy to install and configure. Great sound. Easy to operate.

Cons: None


Written By JFW623, Chesapeake, VA on Friday, March 21, 2014

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The SONOS ConnectAMP is a straightforward way to connect your speakers, either existing or newly added to your receiver or the internet. I used this in conjunction with a SONOS Bridge connected to my router to stream online audio (Pandora or similar) into various areas of my home. The Crutchfield team was extremely helpful in the selection process and advice as to what I needed to make my existing system work. The sound quality is excellent, and with the SONOS software, very versatile.

Pros: Easy to set up and use, small footprint, good sound quality

Cons: Might be a little costly for some folks, but good value for money

Very satisfied!

Written By SalD, Wayne, NJ on Thursday, March 20, 2014

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This was my first Sonos purchase and I couldn't be happier. I decided to install ceiling speakers to conceal the speakers. When I received the Sonos amp, it took less than 5 minutes to have music playing through the speakers. Note that you can connect 4 speakers (2 speaker wires per channel).

Pros: Very easy setup. Has plenty of power for 4 speakers.

Cons: High cost, but to be expected for an awesome product.

Fantastic Product!

Written By HeatherT, Ada, MI on Monday, March 03, 2014

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We moved into a home with full audio capabilities for each room; however, needed Sonos or similar device to use it. Fantastic product. Easy installation and love that we could take it with us to another home if we were to move. Crutchfield delivery was on-time and well-packaged. Couldn't ask for much more.

Pros: Easy install. Moveable.

Cons: Nothing

Unbelievably Cool!

Written By Aaron, Austin on Thursday, February 20, 2014

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I feel like I have only scratched the surface of what this thing can do! It is very impressive. My new favorite toy!

Pros: Super Cool!

Cons: The learning curve (but that's on me).

Love sonos

Written By Bob, Macungie, PA on Friday, February 07, 2014

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Great product! Easy to install and easy to operate


Written By Anonymous, Westerville, ohio on Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Awesome product! I love being able to access my music library so easily & listen to it in all the rooms of my house. So convenient to control from my iPad . I love it,

Pros: Easy to use, great sound

Cons: A bit costly but well worth it

Very pleased

Written By Spark, Upstate NY on Thursday, December 12, 2013

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I swapped a lot of equipment running my whole house system....wife found old system complicated... This is simple and sounds fantastic. I use existing in wall and in ceiling speakers as well as some bookshelves and floor standing speakers throughout the house whose wires all run to a central location where the old system was. Purchased 6 connect Amps for 6 zones, expensive but well worth it. Not sure anything beats the simplicity and great sound combo. Will continue to add more zones.

Pros: See review

Cons: None

Great Sonos tech support

Written By T. H., Arkansas on Monday, November 25, 2013

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Had an initial glitch importing my Itunes library. Turns out Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.8 and below have trouble sharing an Itunes library with the Sonos Connect Amp. A $20 upgrade to Snow Leopard was necessary. Both Sonos tech support reps. I dealt with were absolutely first-rate. Sonos Connect Amp is definitely a wife-approved-product. Very attractive and logical menus for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad.


Written By Mike, Little Rock on Friday, August 30, 2013

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I wanted a system that would stream pandora. Sonos system was the perfect solution. Started with a Play 5, was very impressed with the big sound from a small unit. Just added Connect Amp with free Polk Audio speakers. I'll upgrade those later. I am thrilled. Now I can take the Play 5 outside with Connect Amp inside. Awesome! Crutchfield gave outstanding customer service. Having music in the house is a whole new vibe again. I have missed it.

Pros: The simplicity and convenience. Excellent sound quality.

Cons: A little pricey, but well worth it.

Sonos Connect Amp

Written By DMT1960, Georgia on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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I have been so happy that Brian turned me on to the Sonos system. I had a house pre-wired for speakers and the idea of adding zones, but had no idea how much more Sonos is. I purchased a Sonos connect amp to run the patio speakers and a Connect to run the source back thru my 5.1 speakers. Within a week, I added a Play 5 for the portable aspect. Spilt the tunes between rooms, group them together, and pick up any device to control. This is the greatest set up since sliced bread!!

Pros: Price it's awesome!! Functionality! Convenience! Choice!

Cons: Price is high, lets get a system discount going!


Written By Joe B, Houston, TX on Monday, August 05, 2013

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The Sonos Connect AMP is a solid piece of gear and what if may lack in Audiophile performance is overcome by it's size and simplicity. Most will never be able to tell any music quality issues. I own several and have closeted all my old recievers and amplifiers. It is just too easy to use.

Pros: Ease of set up, ease of operation, auto on/off, size, power for most speakers, appearance

Cons: A bit pricey. You can buy better performing amps at a cost.


Written By Jason, Saint Louis on Saturday, July 13, 2013

Their are very few items these days that make me say WOW or rave about it. This product is by far one of the top 2 electronic products I have purchased in the last several years that make me smile! I have my sonos hooked up to a set of outside speakers and it powers them beautifully. I went with the AMP version so I did not have to already run in and turn the receiver on and off...and it is well worth that $150. I need to add a new zone to my pool area and plan to buy another one of these soon. I would love to see sonos come up with a wireless outdoor speaker also so i don't have to make a new wire run to the pool...hint hint sonos. Great innovative product I recommend to anyone the ability to control it with your phone/ipad is amazing!

Pros: everything

Cons: price is high would love to see it cheaper but i still love it

Sonos Connect Amp

Written By MD-11 Driver, Louisville, KY on Saturday, June 22, 2013

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A perfect system for full control of your in house audio system!

Pros: Easy set up & perfect interface with you iPad or iPhone.

Cons: Pricey!

Sonos Connect AMP

Written By JonK, Chicago, IL on Monday, June 17, 2013

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Absolutely amazing system - purchased for my lake house and couldn't be more happy with it.

Pros: Set up, sound quality.

Cons: Price is a little expensive but well worth it.

Sonos Connect: AMP

Written By jasonM, Louisiana on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Sonos system is fantastic, works as advertised. Unbelievably easy to set up sounds great played through Bose outdoor speakers. Easiest way to get whole home audio.

Pros: Ease of use. Great sound

Cons: Pricey

Connect:Amp Rocks

Written By Joe, Manassas, VA on Thursday, June 06, 2013

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I wasn't convinced this would be powerful enough for four outside speakers but I was wrong! This little unit rocks two levels of speakers (Polk Atrium from Crutchfield) and is more than loud enough for gatherings in our large back yard or quiet background music while dining on our deck. The flexibility to select music from any number of sources makes this a winner. Thanks to the Crutchfield staff for recommending this item!

Pros: Easy set up, flexibility, size, appearance, power (55w). iPhone controller, fast shipping, bonus speakers included!

Cons: Cost - but worth it!

Sonos Connect amp

Written By Philip c, Franklin, TN on Saturday, May 18, 2013

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Works as described but had an issue with it being located too far from the bridge. Had to add another bridge

Pros: Simple to set up, decent power

Cons: Could use more power for multiple wired speakers

Same great Sonos sound

Written By ebrenner, Henderson, KY on Friday, April 26, 2013

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Bought this to add my system and power outdoor speakers. Great sound and great deal with free speakers.

Pros: Another Sonos Zone

Great product!!!!

Written By Anonymous, La Porte, Texas on Thursday, April 25, 2013

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I looked at many distributed audio set-ups and this one hit it out of the park.

Pros: 55 watts per channel. Easy set-up and clear sound.

Cons: None

Sonos amp

Written By Chad, Macungie, PA on Sunday, March 31, 2013

This sonos system is simply a brilliant Piece of!

Pros: Very simple to set up, great quality Worth every penny.

Cons: I should have bought it a year ago None

Works As Advertised !

Written By DarrenM, Fort Myers, FL on Sunday, March 03, 2013

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I've long admired Sonos, but now have my own. The Crutchfield team helped me decide on components and then gave me tech support when I had some minor difficulties (firewall related). The folks were available, easy to talk with and very courteous. My goods were shipped immediately and I had them in 3 days. The Sonos system itself is a gem and I am very pleased with it. I plan to add more components over time.

Pros: Simple install; great audio quality; system flexibility; Sonos app flexibility.

Cons: The firewall issue was surprising, especially given it was "name brand" software (not some off-beat stuff). Not a fault of Crutchfield or Sonos... just a bit of a pain for the hour it took to get through it (with help of both Crutchfield AND Sonos tech support).

Great Solution

Written By Ed, Miami, FL on Monday, February 18, 2013

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Very easy to set up. Range is great, it reaches as far as your wireless network goes. Although a con is having only one speaker output, I used a Russond speaker selector to connect up to 3 speakers to it, and it had enough juice to power all three even in an outdoor location.

Pros: Easy to set up

Cons: Only one speaker output

Easy setup, works great.

Written By PaulP, Upper Arlington, OH on Friday, February 01, 2013

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I have a full-house Sonos setup with four zones currently, including this unit feeding a set of outdoor speakers on my patio. (I have the unit itself in the basement, feeding speaker wires run through the foundation of the house to the patio.) The Sonos system as a whole works great. It is extremely easy to setup and operate, and gives you a wide variety of music sources to choose from in addition to your own digital music library. The sound from this unit is good, and the ability to control the volume independently from iPhone/iPad controller app is a definite plus given the outdoor location. The only thing keeping me from giving this a five-star rating is that the Sonos system as a whole cannot play digital music files above 44.1khz/16-bit resolution. If you plan on playing AAC or MP3 digital music files from iTunes, Amazon, etc., or CDs that you have ripped to your hard drive you will be fine. However, if you are interested in playing some of the 24-bit hi-resolution music that is available today, Sonos will not currently accomodate them.

Pros: Independent volume control, extremely easy setup and use, high quality of construction.

Cons: Does not play digital audio files above 44.1khz/16-bit


Written By Anonymous, Western US on Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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Love it, I wish I would have heard about Sonos years ago before I spent thousands on my old system which I'm now replacing.

Sonos, High Tech , Easy to Use

Written By Butch, Simpsonville , SC on Sunday, December 30, 2012

Installed Sonos in my House in 2008, I want music in every room. To hard wire was costly and had to listen to same song in every room not unless installed multiple receivers also. Crutchfield told me about Sonos and how I could play different music in each room if I wanted not to mention having all my music on my computer. That was amazing to me since I have over 500g of music. Sonos and my iPhone let me play music instantly and find any song by track , artist, album, not to mention part of a name yes it's amazing. Oh also have Internet radio, Pandora is just one of the great music services to you can access. Truly the best and Sonos Tech support is better than Apples support and its free forever. Need I say more. Buy it you won't be disappointed.....


Written By Anonymous, sikeston mo on Monday, December 10, 2012

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easy, works great

Sonos is Fantastic!!!!!

Written By TW, NY, NY on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Bought one Sonos zone player 120. It came with complementary Polk speakers. Set-up and integration to my home wifi very painless and simple. Loading and set up of control panel ap to iPhone and iPad easy as well. From box to music: less than 30 min. It found all my iTunes music and i can choose and play music from the ap. Pandora set up and use easy too. Complementary speakers are nothing special but sound fine.

Pros: Amazingly easy to set up. Super cool to control music system from my iPhone. Love it

Cons: iPhone/ iPad interface on control ap needs more UX improvement, but it works.

Not quite paradise.....

Written By BillH, Lakeland,FL on Monday, November 12, 2012

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First let me say that I have no intention of returning my ZonePlayer 120 amp. I'm not sure I could replace it with something that performs nearly as well as it does. But it has not been a painless installation, by far. If you have a large music collection, especially classical music, you may be in for disappointment. Although the player is supposed to support 65,000 songs it cannot handle even my 45,000 songs, because of the amount of metadata that my collection contains. Metadata is the information attached to a particular track (ie. artists, title, album, etc.). Classical music, especially opera, is very heavy on metadata and as a result the system cannot accept my entire collection. I was then diverted to the Amazon Cloudplayer for Sonos as a solution, but after nearly 2 weeks of tedious uploading (Amazon's product is error-ridden, unreliable, slow and confusing) my music still cannot be played or accessed. Sonos customer support is great, but it has been unable to come up with a solution, which it has been working on for 3 weeks. Nor does Sonos apparantly have any plans to increase its memory capacity because doing so will prevent the oldest Sonos systems (10 years old) from working with new equipment. It seems strange that a cutting edge company would limit its product capacity based on equipment that should probably be replaced in the first place. Can you imagine being locked into technology for 10 year old phones, TV's or computers? I hope a solution can be found.

Pros: Wonderful concept. Great for smaller collections that meets Sonos criteria. Awesome, knowledgeable technical support.

Cons: Large music collections be warned. Metadata limitations. Alternative solutions (Amazon Cloudplayer/Windows Mediaplayer) presented by Sonos are not currently adequate. Sonos technical solutions slow in coming. No "hard" fixes for current capacity issues.

I LOVE my Sonos whole house audio system!

Written By Callisto, Seabrook, Texas on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Great whole house audio system. I had planned on buying a big receiver and speaker switch system. Crutchfield whole house audio guy asked me if "I was old"! He recommended the Sonos system paired with Cambridge speakers. What a wonderful system. I have 5 zones. It was easy to set up and the problems I did have getting my complete Itunes library to play were cleared up by a great customer service guy who actually called me at a prearranged time to trouble shoot the issues. The sound quality is fantastic, different music, in different rooms, at different volumes, all controlled with my iPhone and iPad! Absolutely fantastic!


Written By Redskin_Patriot, Chesapeake, VA on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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Very easy to set up, download, and tie into my MAC Laptop, I-Pad, I-Phone 5, and Desktop... Anywhere in the house, I can turn the volume up, down, or change my music station. I now have XM, Pandora, and I-Tunes library all at the tip of my fingers and can control it anywhere in the house.

I just built my house and planned for 9 separate zones (wired with ceiling speakers installed). However, I like to have a few of the rooms on one zone so, after some creative re-arranging on my Sonos main page I can re-name the areas for my designated zones and now my wife can stream from our music library while I catch up on my Patriot Channel 125 talk radio while I'm in the garage.

No need for a bridge because CAT-5 is wired to every Sonos 120 zone player. No need for the remote because all my other computers can handle the controls.

This is a great system, but it is a little pricey for the simplicity of wireless amplified music. However, in the end it's exactly what I wanted.

Pros: All of the above - minus the cost.

Cons: Cost - sorta....

So Easy to Set Up

Written By bg, Grand Rapids, MI on Thursday, October 04, 2012

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Reluctant at first to spend the money on the Sonos system, however couldn't be happier. Sonos was a breeze to set up and have my entire library accessible and all zone controllers working within 15 minutes. Very pleased with the level of functionality of the Sonos system. Worth the money.


Written By GeoM., Forked River,NJ on Thursday, July 12, 2012

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EXTREMELY easy to use. GREAT product!

Great Product

Written By Tom, Reading, PA on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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I wanted to add music to my outside deck and I wasn't sure what I needed to accomplish the task. The audio system in my home is in the Family Room and is a floor away from the deck, so I didn't want to have to go inside the house every time I wanted to change a radio station or insert a different CD. I called Crutchfield and explained my situation and they pointed me to the Sonos ZP120. Well, I has turned out to be the perfect solution. I got bridge free and upgraded from the free speakers to the 5B65 Russound speakers and it really sounds great. I ripped all my Audio CDs to my PC and now I have access to any of my entire music library (or radio station) via the iPhone or Kindle Fire when I'm sitting on my deck. I plan on adding another ZP120 to power the speakers in my garage and possibly get the Sonos Play:3 to replace the AM/FM radio in my kitchen.

Pros: Easy setup. Compact and hides away neatly on a shelf. Sounds great.

Cons: Pricy, but worth it. Had a little trouble sharing my Music folder on my Vista PC, but Sonos support resolved the problem.

SONOS Delivers

Written By Julian B, Longview, TX on Monday, July 09, 2012

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SONOS Delivers After a year of considerations, wondering what is best for multi-zoning I ordered a starter set system including the CONNECT (integrating my Denon AVS-5803 and output to Marantz Stereo amp for the patio Polk Atrium 8's) & some CONNECT:Amps (driving Boston Acoustic rock speakers) to expand my Hi-Fi zones around the pool & garden area. Within minutes of pulling out of the box I had the system up and working and in fact used for a party that night. The next day I was ordering more Amps, and the S3 and S5 speakers to expand my listening zones to expand my listening zones into the MBR and Play Room. For the first time my wife actually uses the system without asking me what to turn on or the complicated remote, while I now have the pleasure of integrating my Denon along with all my components throughout the house, not just a few zones. Next step is to add the kitchen and garage.

Pros: Simple to set up Good interface with IPad, IPhone Fault tolerant network, i.e can pull out a componenet and add back in without system reconfigure Thousands of music sources at a finger tip

Cons: No off switch; I know SONOS claims "off" is an oxymoron Spec info / documentaion fits the Apple model (trust us), but is scary to an audiophile .. it keep me aaway fro over a year, until I decided to just try in (now I want to invest in the company)

Excellent quality & sound

Written By Gary, Boulder, co on Friday, June 29, 2012

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The Sonos Connect Amp is excellent! Used with patio speakers, easy to install and the quality is terrific!

Pros: Sound quality, UI via iPhone and iPad makes all the difference

Cons: None

Sonos ZonePlayer 120

Written By Gil, Wisconsin on Sunday, June 17, 2012

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Fast delivery without any issues. The unit is compact efficient, but a little expensive in my opinion. This Zone Player works very well with the right pair of speakers. If you use the free speakers it came with, the sound will be horrible. Remember to match it with good quality speakers. Overall, I am very please with the unit. The music selection is endless and inexpensive. It is easy to use via laptop/desktop.

Pros: Excellent sound, versatility, array of music, easy installation.

Cons: Price


Written By Nick, Frederick, MD on Thursday, June 14, 2012

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This system is awesome. I am using it to power outdoor speakers so I can play my music outside. I can control it from my phone, iPad or computer. It was very simple to set up. I can say nothing negative about it other than it was expensive and buying one Sonos component makes you want another. Even though it was a lot of money, I still consider it to be an excellent value.

Pros: Easy to set up, access to thousands of internet radio and media stations including Pandora, easy to use, gets exponentially cooler as more components are added.

Cons: Expensive.

Sonos Music System

Written By John R, Nashville, TN on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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Great product. Flawless and EASY install. Only thing keeping it from 5 stars is that it needs a native Windows Phone Interface.

Pros: Easy Install Integrates with existing Music Library Integrates with other internet and local radio sources Great Support with Android Phones

Cons: Windows Phone Interface lacking

Couldn't be happier

Written By SCSTWG, Syracuse, NY on Sunday, June 10, 2012

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Awesome product. I wanted a system that I could control with an iPad or smartphone around a pool patio area and play Spotify and Pandora. This system delivered big time. Absolutely love the app interface and it works great. No room for improvement.

Pros: Great quality, perfect app, and easy install. Love it.

Cons: None

The Best Music Source Available, Bar None

Written By ZzyzxOh, Pennsylvania, USA on Sunday, June 10, 2012

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I purchased a package from Crutchfield that included the CONNECT:AMP, the BRIDGE and the free outdoor speakers. Initially, I only setup the CONNECT:AMP and I was quite impressed with the functions available through the iPad application. Later, I installed the BRIDGE when I added a second CONNECT:AMP and an iPod DOCK. I was so impressed with my first SONOS experience, that I plan to expand the system outdoors with a pair of PLAY speakers. Oh, and somethign for the garage, too. There were issues when Ia ttempted to change out my Wi-Fi router. It seems the SONOS protocol had issues pairing from iPad app to SONOS under the new router defaults. I ahven't yet figured out that issue, but SONOS support offered live telephone support to work through the issue - I just haven't had time to call them.

So far, my system uses a SONONS CONNECT:AMP on each floor with pre-wired in-wall speakers. The SONOS DOCK is playable from either zone, as is the LINE-IN from either of the CONNECT:AMP units. I even bridge the zones to have clock chimes fed throughout the house from one of units line-in jacks.

Bottom line is that I love these things. I just wish they were more in line with my budget. Ah, who cares about that. I love them!

Pros: Great integration of home digital music library (from disk), iPod player (with DOCK), Internet Radio and free or paid Streaming Services (like Pandora, Rhapsody, etc). Attractive and compact - much smaller and smarter looking than the stereo receivers that I displaced. Clever mesh Wi-Fi network using proprietary SonosOS protocol. Setup is so easy (except for maybe your home router for iPad app) it's truly trivial.

Cons: Costs a lot. Technical documentation is restricted to streaming service developers.

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