I’m looking to change my current setup and have a few options that I’m trying to figure out. I’m thinking Sonos Connect and Stereo Amp, Sonos Amp or use preout AVR through another amp or something else?
My current setup in the living room..
Project debut 3 turntable
Project Phonobox preamp
20 year old Cambridge Audio A4 amp
20 year old Mission 701 speakers
Denon AVR-X1400H receiver
Q acoustics surround (4x 3010s, 1x 3090c, 1x 3070s)
My aims are to integrate the living room with the Sonos setup in the rest of the house and some child proofing. The surround sound is great for TV/Movies but I don’t think it’s the best quality option to connect the turntable directly to it.
To that end some rearrangement is in order..
Option 1. - add a Sonos Connect, the cheapest option. Lacks airplay and as I understand it won’t work with the Alexa commands elsewhere in the house. This would be added to the stereo setup with little else changing.
Option 2. - replace the Cambridge Amp with Sonos Amp. I lose the analogue chain from the turntable with this option, but I understand it to be a very capable amp. I gain Airplay support and also would be able to relay the vinyl to other Sonos units in the house (this is a secondary benefit).
Option 3. - get a stereo amp with an AV input from the AVR and connect it to the 3010 surround speakers. Turntable and a new Sonos Connect are connected to the new stereo amp. Old Cambridge and Mission speakers get retired. This is the most child proof option with all speakers wall mounted and no hefty speakers on stands to be pulled over.
For the budget of £600 (price of Sonos Amp) what are the best bets for these options or is there another way I’ve not thought of?
Bluetooth options and other connectivity options are not of huge importance to me. My mission speakers are a bit vulnerable to being pulled over so if I keep them I’ll likely spike them to the stand and try and weigh the stand down.
Last edited by deeopey; 07-21-2019 at 06:48 AM.