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I have a 5.1 surround sound SONOS speakers. How do I connect

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i have a 5.1 surround sound SONOS speakers. How do I connect my DEON avr791 receiver to the SONOs connect unit so i can listen to cd player etc though the SONOS system?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

Hello Jim, Sorry you're having problems. Please postback with the Model(s) of the various Sonos speakers here, and also how many you have.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
i have the playbar, subwolfer, and 2 play 1's with a boost on by wifi and connect unit.
Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for the reply. The Denon has NO line level "Audio Out" jacks (which is what is needed to feed the signal to the Connect Box). Those red and white's on the Denon next to "Monitor Out" are actually the "DVD IN" jacks, so those will not work.

There are only two options to get the Denon audio out to the Connect box:

1) Use the Denon headphone jack along with a 1/4" to stereo RCA adapter (below), however this will MUTE the speakers that are connected directly to the Denon:


2) Using a "speaker to line level converter" connected in PARALLEL to the Main Front Left and Right speaker outputs on the Denon. This will allow the Denon's connected speakers to play as well as the Sonos speakers. You will run a set of speaker wires in parallel to those jacks on the Denon (Front L/R) and then connect those wires to the "Inputs" of the converter below. Then from the converter, you will use RCA red and white to connect to the "Connect":

Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

Do you need further assistance with this?

Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

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