How You Can Use Sonos to Boost Your Home Stereo System
Bring Connectivity to Your Passive High-End Speaker Setup
If you have a 2-channel audio system in your home, you know what it’s like to experience high-quality music.
Using your floor-standing or bookshelf speakers and a receiver or amplifier to connect to your audio sources, you can create a concert-like atmosphere right in the comfort of your own home.
Did you know, however, that you can add streaming capability to your existing 2-channel setup?
In this post, we explore how you can stream music to the home stereo system in your Eden Prairie, MN house through Sonos technology.
Introducing Sonos CONNECT
You might recognize the Sonos brand due to its presence in the wireless speaker system market.
The brand manufactures its own wireless speakers, perfect for a multi-room or whole-house audio system.
What you might not realize, however, is that Sonos offers devices that can add music-streaming capability to your existing home stereo system.
This is especially useful if you want to stream music through high-end speakers, such as the stylish models from our partners at Bang & Olufsen.
Sonos manufactures two devices that can connect to your passive speakers:
- Sonos CONNECT – If you already have an existing stereo system, you add streaming capability to your setup simply by running an audio cable from CONNECT’s digital or analog output to the input on your receiver or amplifier.
- Sonos CONNECT:AMP – Perhaps you only have a pair of speakers that you would like to use for streaming but don’t have an amplifier or receiver to power them. With the CONNECT:AMP, use standard speaker wire to link your speakers directly to the Sonos device.
Once you determine what might be the right fit for you, just plug in your CONNECT device and connect it to your home Wi-Fi through the Sonos mobile application.
One of Sonos Connect’s important differentiators is its use of Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth, which means the music never stops, even when your phone rings.
Streaming Through Sonos
With Sonos technology, you can wirelessly select music to play through your speakers – just choose what music you want to listen to directly from your smartphone; no wires necessary.
You can accomplish this through the dedicated Sonos mobile application, from which you will have access to your stored music libraries on your phone or computers and a wide variety of the best streaming services on the market.
Among the music services you can access through the Sonos app: Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, Pandora, Amazon Music, and more. You have more than 80 options to choose from at any moment.
As long as you have the proper subscription, all you will need to do to select what music you want to play is to tap a button on your smartphone.
Instantly, your favorite music will play from your home stereo system.
Interested in adding Sonos to your high-end stereo setup? Want to learn more about Bowers & Wilkins’ high-end speakers for dedicated 2-channel audio?
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