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Sonos Port

Streaming music system for amplified components and speakers

Item # 616PORT1BK

Make your existing audio gear part of a Sonos wireless music system with the Sonos Port.

Make your existing audio gear part of a Sonos wireless music system with the Sonos Port.

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About the Sonos Port

Use your existing gear with Sonos

Wouldn't it be great if you could play vinyl in the den and hear it through your Sonos One speaker in the kitchen? The Sonos Port can make it happen. The Port makes signals from your other audio components available for listening on your Sonos wireless multi-room audio system. And it can play your streaming music sources through just about any powered speakers or home audio system.

Use your existing gear with Sonos

Sonos Port

If your turntable has a built-in phono preamp, you can use the Sonos Port to wirelessly stream the audio signal to Sonos devices in other rooms.

Wouldn't it be great if you could play vinyl in the den and hear it through your Sonos One speaker in the kitchen? The Sonos Port can make it happen. The Port makes signals from your other audio components available for listening on your Sonos wireless multi-room audio system. And it can play your streaming music sources through just about any powered speakers or home audio system.

Music and more — anywhere you want it

Connect your disc player or turntable to the Port to enjoy vinyl or CDs — not only on the connected speakers, but throughout the house — wherever you have a Sonos player. (Your turntable needs to have a built-in phono preamp.)

Like all Sonos products, the Port works seamlessly with a host of streaming music services, including Spotify®, Deezer, and TIDAL. You also have access to thousands of internet radio stations with TuneIn and iHeartRadio. And if you subscribe to SiriusXM, you can listen to all your favorite programming on any Sonos player in your system.

Easy app control

You can use your smartphone or tablet to control any and all Sonos components in your system. Download the free app to turn your mobile device 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.

Compatible with Apple® AirPlay® 2

The Sonos Port has AirPlay 2 built in. That means you can stream audio directly from your iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac® computer through your Sonos system. That includes soundtracks from YouTube® videos and Netflix movies.

And if you subscribe to Apple Music®, you can do even more. Use Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV 4K to control Apple Music with voice commands. Tell it what selection or playlist to play — and which Sonos speakers you want it to play through.

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Product highlights:

  • communicates with other Sonos players via Wi-Fi or a dedicated Sonos wireless network
    • dedicated network requires direct connection from Sonos component to router via Ethernet cable (available separately)
  • Apple AirPlay 2 for streaming from compatible Apple devices and computers running iTunes®
Sonos control app:
  • free download from Apple App Store® and Google Play
  • compatible with Apple® and Android™ smartphones and tablets
  • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, Ogg Vorbis, and WAV files
  • plays music and podcasts directly from Android and iOS mobile devices
  • plays songs from subscription streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody, Pandora , TIDAL, and more
  • play the same music in multiple zones simultaneously or different music in each zone
Other features:
  • 2-port Ethernet switch
  • analog stereo RCA input
  • allows connection of an audio component such as a CD player or turntable (phono preamp required)
  • coaxial digital audio output
  • analog stereo output
  • 5-3/8"W x 1-5/8"H x 5-3/8"D
  • weight: 1.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # PORT1US1BLK

What's in the box:

  • Network audio player
  • AC power adapter (attached 6.5' DC cord)
  • 39" Stereo RCA cable
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Important Product Information

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Features

Sonos Port: The Sonos Port is a network audio player that can be used to add Sonos capability, with support for wireless multiroom audio streaming from a variety of online music services and AirPlay 2, to your existing home entertainment system that features a free analog or digital audio input. The Sonos Port is outfitted with a stereo analog RCA output and a digital coaxial (RCA) output to connect the network audio player to your existing stereo integrated amplifier, AV receiver, or powered speakers. You can set the stereo analog RCA output to fixed or variable, so you can adjust the volume level from your connected amplifier or the Sonos Port.

Sonos Wireless Multiroom Audio: The Port is part of the Sonos wireless multiroom audio eco-system consisting of a family of wireless network speakers, players, and amplifiers. Start with a single Sonos product and add more Sonos products over time - including speakers, soundbars, players, and amplifiers (all sold separately - see Accessories Tab). With multiple zones, you can play the same or different songs in different rooms of your home. Up to 32 Sonos devices can be connected in one system.

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

  • SonosNet Wireless Mesh Network: Sonos can utilize its own SonosNet proprietary wireless mesh network technology to provides superior wireless range for whole-house coverage, ensure synchronous music playback, and avoid sources of wireless interference. The transmitting range of the Sonos wireless system is approximately 100', depending upon your home's layout. In addition to the One, you will need a Sonos Boost (sold separately) connected to your network router/modem via a Ethernet cable.
  • WiFi Wireless Network: Sonos 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 Sonos system's wireless range will be dependent on your home's existing WiFi network. *In a WiFi setup, the Sonos Port will use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to create a wireless personal area network so that Port can temporarily communicate with your phone or tablet to simplify the first-time setup process. Once setup is complete, the Port relies on WiFi for streaming and updates.

Notes:

  • You cannot connect the Sonos system via both the SonosNet proprietary mesh network and WiFi; you will need to choose one. Sonos recommends using its proprietary SonosNet wireless mesh network over WiFi when applicable.
  • The Sonos proprietary mesh network 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 (you will have to use the Sonos wireless mesh network in this case).

Ethernet Port (10/100 Mbps): In addition to built-in WiFi, the Sonos Port is equipped with two Ethernet RJ-45 ports (10/100 Mbps). Use them to wire directly to your router to operate Sonos if WiFi is unstable, or use the Ethernet ports to provide Internet accessibility to non-wireless devices if you're using a SonosNET Boost setup.

Sonos Controller App: Sonos allows you to control playback functions, search features, and multiroom audio distribution through the Sonos Controller app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) or the Sonos Controller software (for Windows PC (7-up) and Mac OS X 10.10-up) - letting you control the entire Sonos eco-system from your compatible smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer. The new navigation bar (My Sonos, Rooms, Browse, Search and More) at the bottom of the app makes finding what you're looking for effortless and moving between music quicker than ever.

  • My Sonos: Organize your music with the My Sonos tab. It's the simplest way to combine and access all the music you love. Bringing together in one simple screen all your favorite songs, playlists, albums, podcasts and radio stations from across your different music services.
  • Now Playing: The Now Playing screen features album art and basic playback controls. For a deeper look into the music you're listening to, the "Info View" screen gives you artist bios, album reviews and concert listings. See related artist suggestions to discover a new band for your queue. You can also add to your playlists, delete songs from your library, and share tracks to Twitter or Facebook.
  • Rooms: You can choose to play different songs in different rooms, choose to group all rooms together to hear the same music throughout your home, or choose to group only certain rooms together for music playback. You can also crank up the volume for each room individually or together.
  • Browse & Search: Browse your music services, favorites, internet radio, personal music library and playlists. You can browse your music content by Album, Artist, Song, or Playlist. You can even search across all of your music services and files simultaneously, so you can find the music you love instantly.
  • More: Provides personalized & custom settings for your Sonos system. Adjust and audio settings like bass, treble, balance, and loudness for each room location.
Notes:

Music Services & Libraries: Sonos gives you access to popular online music services and internet radio stations, and well as music libraries stored on your computer or NAS drive.

  • Online Music Services: Sonos works seamlessly with Apple Music, Amazon Music (including HD), TIDAL, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, Google Play Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, Deezer, SoundCloud, and more; plus downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.) Click here for the latest online music services (some online services require a paid subscription).
  • Music Libraries: Sonos supports playback of music from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on your home network where you have shared music folders. Sonos 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. Sonos indexes your music folders so you can view your music collection by categories (such as artists, albums, composers, genres, or tracks). Sonos supports the following audio file formats - MP3 (compressed), WMA (compressed), AAC (MPEG4), Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, FLAC (lossless), WAV (uncompressed), and AIFF (uncompressed).

AirPlay 2 with Siri: AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any audio from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on select Sonos components and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room. If you are an Apple Music subscriber, you can even play different music in different rooms (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You'll be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music content on the Sonos unit. You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the Sonos product.

  • Compatible AirPlay 2 Devices From Sonos: Sonos One (Gen 1/Gen 2), Play:5, Amp, Port, Playbase, and Beam all support AirPlay 2.
  • Non-Compatible AirPlay 2 Devices from Sonos: Even though the Sonos Play:1, Play:3, Playbar, Connect, Connect:Amp, and ZonePlayer are not AirPlay 2 compatible, you can still group these Sonos devices with an AirPlay 2 compatible Sonos product (listed above) to unlock AirPlay for your entire system.

Optional Voice Control: You can control your Sonos system through any Alexa or Google Assistant enabled device (including the Sonos One, Amazon Echo, and Google Home - all sold separately). Specific control functions will vary by digital voice assistant.

  • Amazon Alexa: You can ask Alexa to play music on a specific Sonos device in an specific room of your home from these featured music services (Apple Music, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, & Spotify). Using the Alexa app, you can group your Sonos products and your Alexa-enabled devices together. This makes it easier for Alexa to control your Sonos products based on which room or area they are in. You can pause, resume, and skip songs, as well as change the volume with all Sonos compatible online music services.
  • Google Assistant: You can ask Google to play music on a specific Sonos device in an specific room of your home from these featured music services (Google Play, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio). You can pause, resume, and skip songs, as well as change the volume with all Sonos compatible online music services.
Notes:
  • You can only configure your Sonos system to work with one digital voice assistant; choose either Alexa or Google Assistant (you cannot use both). You will need to search and enable the Sonos skill from the Alexa or Google Home app on your mobile device or computer. Your Sonos equipment and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices must be on the same wireless network.
  • Sonos and Alexa or Google Assistant work together using a single Amazon or Google account. If you have a second Sonos system in another location, you'll need to use a second Amazon or Google account if you'd like to use Alexa. An Amazon or Google account can only be in use on one Sonos system at a time.
  • Click here for more information regarding Amazon Alexa on Sonos. Click here for more information regarding Google Assistant on Sonos.

Analog Input: The Sonos Port is equipped with a stereo analog RCA input for connecting an external line-level device, such as a CD player. If you want to connect a turntable, you'll need a turntable with a built-in phono preamplifier or an external phono preamp (sold separately - see Accessories Tab). This analog input can be distributed throughout a Sonos multiroom audio eco-system.

Note: The Sonos Port is not outfitted with a digital audio input.

12V Trigger Out: The Sonos Port is outfitted with a 12V trigger output that consists of a 3.5mm jack. This 12V trigger output automatically turns on your connected amplifier to more reliably initiate playback.

Mounting Options: The Sonos Port can simply be placed on top of stable flat mounting surface; such as a shelf, table-top, or piece of AV furniture. It is designed to be mounted horizontally (not vertically). You can fit three Port devices across a standard rack and take up only 1 rack unit of vertical space. There should be at least 2" of space around the Port for adequate ventilation. The Sonos Port does not wall-mount.

AC Power Adapter: The Sonos Port comes with an external AC power adapter that will plug into the back of the network audio player and into an AC power wall outlet or surge protector (sold separately). The external AC power adapter features an attached 6.5' cord.

Home Network Requirements: 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 wireless router in your home network. If you don't have a wireless router, you will need to purchase and install one before setting up your system.
  • The Sonos Controller app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) is required for system setup. Initial setup is not possible through the Sonos Controller software (for Windows PC (7-up) and Mac OS X 10.10-up)
  • 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.
  • Make sure all of your Sonos components have the latest software update installed.
Note: Although Sonos is compatible with most networking equipment, some network devices are incompatible. Usually when networking hardware does not work with Sonos, it's because it lacks support for the network protocols that Sonos uses to operate, like UPnP, STP, and SMB/CIFS.

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

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Based on recommendation & need for dedicated music system that is independent from other music players in our facility. [ Sean  Nov 07, 2019 ]
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With only a Sonos system in our house I needed a way to play our extensive CD collection and they have finally made it possible. [ KIT  Sep 18, 2019 ]

4 questions already asked

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Will the Sonos Port allow me connect my Onkyo TX-NR509 receiver and CD player C-7030 to the sonos amps?
[ Kevin  Dec 04, 2019 ]
1 answer
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Yes. It took me a bet to figure out how it works but it will be set as a room that you then link the other rooms to.
[ KIT  Dec 04, 2019 ]
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what does the sonos port offer that the sonos amp doesn't?
[ Eugene  Oct 16, 2019 ]
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I cannot answer. I am not familiar with the amp. I connect the port to my amp so I can play my cds through the wireless speakers. Before, I used Heos speakers and the sound was dropping out. On the advice of a critchfield employee, I returned them, passed on buying a router for them and bought the port and Sonos speakers and it solved my problem.
[ thomas  Oct 30, 2019 ]
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Hi Eugene, thank you for your question. The Sonos Amp will provide you with 125 watts RMS that you can send to passive speakers, as well as HDMI ARC connectivity for use with a TV. Both the Port and the Amp will provide you with streaming capabilities, and connection for a turntable. The Port would be a great choice if you didn't need any additional amplification, and you were looking to have existing gear become part of a Sonos system. Please chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. They will be happy to go over these 2 units with you!
[ Jess  Oct 30, 2019 ]  Staff
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only difference i see is sonos amp, has the amp built in.
[ TOM  Oct 29, 2019 ]
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Not really products for the same use case - I use mine to connect the separate amp and speakers I have into my Sonos system. So if you already have an amp you like, Port lets you use that within a Sonos system. Sonos Amp would replace the amp.
[ Alexander  Oct 29, 2019 ]

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