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Sonos Port Streaming music player 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.

Item # 616PORT1BK

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About the Sonos Port

Ralph Graves

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 favourite 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.


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
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
  • 3.5mm 12-volt trigger output automatically turns on compatible receivers and amplifiers
  • 5-1/2"W x 1-5/8"H x 6-1/4"D
  • weight: 1.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year

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 & specs

Ethernet Port Yes
USB Port No
3.5mm Input No
RCA Input Yes
XLR Input No
Phono Input No
Digital Input No
HDMI Input No
Headphone Jack No
Subwoofer Output No
Wireless Features
Bluetooth N/A
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Wi-Fi Bands 2.4, 5GHz
Audio Specs
Max. Digital Audio Bit Depth 16-bit
Max. Digital Audio Sample Rate 48 kHz
Apple AirPlay Yes
Apple AirPlay 2 Yes
DTS Play-Fi No
Chromecast built-in No
Roon No
Sonos Sonos (S1/S2)
MusicCast No
SoundTouch No
Bose Home Speaker No
BluOS No
Klipsch Stream No
KEF Stream No
Music Services
Amazon Music Amazon Music HD
Apple Music Yes
iHeart Radio Yes
Pandora Yes
Qobuz Yes
SiriusXM Yes
Spotify Connect
Tidal Yes
TuneIn Yes
YouTube Music Yes
Handheld Remote No
Control by app iOS,Android,Windows,Mac,Fire
Amazon Alexa Optional
Google Assistant Optional
Other Specs
Width (Inches) 5.5
Height (Inches) 1.625
Depth (Inches) 6.25
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
The Sonos Port replaces these items:

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Audio Section
Variety Of Sources
Intuitive Control
System Requirements
Audio Section

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 Eco-System: 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. With multiple zones, you can play the same or different songs in different rooms of your home. Compatible distributed audio sources include internet radio, online music services, local network music libraries, as well as hardwired inputs. Up to 32 Sonos devices and 16 groups can be connected in one system. The Sonos Port is compatible with the new Sonos S2 operating system (OS) and the older Sonos S1 operating system (OS).

  • Sonos S2 OS Compatible Products: The Sonos Five, One SL, Roam, ARC, Beam (Gen 2), Sub (Gen 3), and any Sonos products released after May 2020 will only be compatible with Sonos S2.
  • Sonos S2 and S1 OS Compatible Products: The Sonos Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 (Gen 2), Playbase, Playbar, Connect (Gen 2), Connect:Amp (Gen 2), One (Gen 1/2), Beam, Amp, Port, Boost, Move, and Sub (Gen 1/2) support both Sonos S2 and S1 operating systems.
  • Sonos S1 OS Compatible Products: The Sonos CR200 Controller, Zone Player, Bridge, Connect (Gen 1), Connect: Amp (Gen 1), and Play: 5 (Gen 1) will only support the older S1 operating system.


  • If you have both, older "legacy" Sonos products and newer Sonos products in your system, you have the option to create two separate eco-systems - one that will be controlled with the older Sonos S1 controller app and the other that will be controlled by the newer Sonos S2 controller app.
  • Click here for more information regarding Sonos "Legacy" S1 versus the new Sonos S2 Operating System and App.

Dual Mono mode: The Sonos Port may optionally output dual-channel monaural sound instead of traditional stereo. Monaural sound is sometimes preferred over stereo for more even sound coverage in some situations (such as large or irregularly shaped areas with multiple listening positions and/or more than one pair of speakers). When in this mode, the same monaural audio signal is sent to both the left & right RCA outputs.

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.

Variety Of Sources

Two Ways to Connect Wirelessly: In order to enjoy internet radio, online music services, your local network music libraries and Apple AirPlay 2, you'll need to connect the Sonos Port to your home's wireless network router and ISP (internet service provider). Sonos brings your great sounding music wirelessly to any room in your house, without a big wiring project through WiFi or its SonosNet mesh network.

  • WiFi Wireless Network: Sonos can also operate over your home's existing WiFi network (802.11 b/g/n/ac; 2.4/5GHz). 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. Sonos products manufactured after March 2014 are loaded with the proper firmware and ready to go out of the box for WiFi connectivity. All Sonos products manufactured prior to that date will require a wired connection to facilitate a firmware upgrade and hereafter they will be able to work over WiFi.
  • SonosNet Wireless Mesh Network: Sonos can utilize its own SonosNet proprietary wireless mesh network technology to provide 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 Sonos Port, you will need a Sonos Boost (sold separately) connected to your network router/modem via a Ethernet cable.
  • 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 or 5GHz devices on your network.

Ethernet Port (10/100 Mbps): In addition to its built-in SonosNet Wireless Mesh Network and WiFi, the Sonos Port is also equipped with one Ethernet port (10/100 Mbps). Use it to wire directly to your router to operate Sonos if WiFi is unstable, or use the Ethernet port to provide Internet accessibility to non-wireless devices if you're using a SonosNET Boost setup.

Internet Radio Stations: Sonos offers a wide variety of Internet Radio stations and services. Some Internet Radio Services require a paid subscription and fees. Click here for all available Internet Radio Services.

  • Sonos Radio: Sonos Radio is a free service that brings the best of Sonos and partner services into one place, making it even easier to listen to radio and discover new music on your system. Sonos Radio features thousands of live radio stations to choose from; lisen to music news, sports, and more from over 60,000 local and global stations. You even get a special selection of genre stations with music expertly curated by Sonos.
  • iHeartRadio: iHeartRadio delivers all your favorite music and radio in one free service. Thousands of the best live Radio stations from across the country. Custom Stations created from 20 million songs and over 800,000 artists. You tell us an artist you like and iHeart Radio will build a playlist you love. iHeartRadio is free to listen with no capped hours or monthly subscription fees.
  • Pandora: Pandora gives you personalized radio that plays what you love and continually evolves with your tastes. Start with the name of an artist, song, genre, or comedian, and create a station. If you are not sure what to listen to, you can browse through our hundreds of curated genre station to find the perfect match for your mood. You can choose between Pandora's free ad-supported account or a Pandora Plus ad-free account with higher 192kbps bit-rate.
  • TuneIn: TuneIn gives you access to the world's radio stations, shows and podcasts, all for free. Over 100,000 channels from every corner of the earth, plus live and on-demand radio shows from around the world.
  • SiriusXM: With SiriusXM, you can stream up to 155 channels of commercial-free music, play-by-play and sports talk, world class news, comedy, exclusive entertainment, and more. Search to easily find channels, shows, episodes and more. You'll need a SiriusXM subscription that also offers internet streaming.

Online Music Services: Sonos offers a wide variety of online music services. Some online music services require a paid subscription and fees. Click here for all available online music services.

  • Apple Music: Apple Music is a subscription-paid streaming service with over 60 million songs ad-free. Easily find your favorite artists, discover new music, listen to curated playlists, and get exclusive artist content and interviews. Follow lyrics while you listen, tap ahead, or sing along with lyrics view. Enjoy at home, in the car, and across all your devices.
  • Amazon Music: here are three tiers of access to Amazon Music on Sonos. Amazon Music Unlimited customers can stream tens of millions of songs and listen to curated playlists, stations, and weekly new releases, available to Prime Members for only $7.99/month (non-Prime price: $9.99/month). Amazon Music HD is a new tier of premium quality music with more than 50 million songs in High Definition (HD). At just $12.99/month for Prime members or $14.99/month for Amazon customers, Amazon Music HD makes high quality, lossless audio accessible to all music fans. Existing Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers (Individual or Family Plan) can upgrade to Amazon Music HD for an additional $5/month. Prime Music is a curated, on-demand, ad-free music streaming benefit featuring a growing selection of two million songs, and personalized recommendations at no additional cost with your Amazon Prime Membership.
  • Deezer: Deezer is a subscription-paid online music service that offers you over 43 million songs at your fingertips. Stream almost any song you can think of or kick back with an endless selection of playlists, mixes, albums. You'll need a Deezer Premium+ or Deezer HiFi account to use Deezer with Sonos.
  • Napster: Napster is a paid online music service that provides you with a music collection complete with millions of songs, entire albums and artist hits spanning the decades. Enjoy more than 30 million tracks at 320kbps AAC.
  • Qobuz: Qobuz is a paid streaming service that gives you access to more than 40 million tracks. Discover new artists and albums with selections and playlists from musical experts. On Sonos you can stream 320kbps MP3 streams through the Qobuz Premium Subscription or experience high-quality FLAC (16-bit /44.1kHz) streaming using the Qobuz Hi-Fi Subscription.
  • Spotify: Spotify is an online music service giving users the ability to stream music on demand to Sonos using Spotify's unique technology. Spotify and Sonos will allow access to all of your existing Spotify playlists and their entire catalog. Sonos supports Spotify Free and Spotify Premium accounts. A Spotify Free account allows you to search for Spotify artists, albums, and playlists in the Sonos app. When listening to music with a Spotify Free account, you’re limited to six song skips per hour.
  • Tidal: Tidal streams music in lossless, high fidelity audio quality, ensuring the best sound experience possible. Discover new and old favorites with news, recommendations, curated playlists, moods and genres. All with High Fidelity Streaming. Create and edit your own playlists with more than 25 million tracks available. Tidal offers two paid streaming platforms - Tidal HiFi (Lossless Flac 16-bit/44.1kHz) or Tidal Premium (AAC 320kbps).
  • YouTube Music: YouTube Music is a free or subscription-paid online music service that allows you to easily find what you're looking for and discover new music. Get playlists and recommendations served to you based on your context, tastes, and what's trending around you.

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 Arc, One (Gen 1/Gen 2), One SL, Five, Play:5 (Gen 2), Amp, Port, Playbase, and Beam (Gen 1/Gen 2) all support AirPlay 2.
  • Non-Compatible AirPlay 2 Devices from Sonos: Even though the Sonos Play:1, Play: 5 (Gen 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.

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).

  • File Formats: 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).
  • Sampling Frequencies: Supported sampling rates include 16kHz, 22.5kHz, 24.0kHz, 32.0kHz, 44.1kHz, and 48kHz.

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.

Intuitive Control

Sonos S2 App: Sonos S2 is a new app (for Apple iOS 14.0+ / Android OS 8.0+ / Fire OS 7.0+ / Mac OSX 10.11+ / Windows 8+) that powers the next generation of Sonos products. The Sonos S2 app offers new features, usability updates, and more personalization moving forward. The updated app makes it even simpler for you to search for content, control the sound, and personalize your listening experience. Use the Sonos S2 app to setup your Sonos speaker system, control your Sonos speaker system, stream your favorite internet radio stations and online music services, access local network music libraries, and personalize your speaker system.

  • Setup: The app lets you easily setup the Sonos speaker system. Get step-by-step instructions for setting up a new system and/or adding more speakers to your system.
  • Control: With the Sonos S2 app, you can control all your Sonos speakers, soundbars, and components. Adjust volume levels, group products to play in sync, or play something different in every room.
  • Music & Radio: The Sonos S2 app brings together hundreds of internet radio stations and online music services.You also get access to local network music libraries on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. Use the app to browse all your music, podcasts, radio, and audiobooks all in one place.
  • Personalized Settings: Save favorites and room groups to My Sonos to get to the music faster, create alarms so you can wake up to a favorite radio station or playlist, filter out explicit content, and more.
  • Security: Enhanced protocols, including support for elliptic curve cipher suites in SSL/TLS, keep your system safer and your data more secure.


  • The Sonos Port is also compatible with the older Sonos S1 Controller app, if you have older Sonos "legacy" gear already in your home.
  • Some older Sonos products ("legacy" products) will not support the advances of the S2 app due to their memory and processing power. If you own any of these products, you can continue to use your system as you do today. See System Requirements for more details.

Sonos Voice Control: Using a voice-capable Sonos speaker (like the Sonos One - sold separately), you can operate the Sonos Port with Sonos Voice Control. Sonos Voice Control was created purely for listening on Sonos and delivers fast, accurate hands-free control of your music and your Sonos system with privacy. With Sonos Voice Control, you can use voice requests to control Sonos products in your system. You can even ask Sonos Voice for multiple things on multiple Sonos products at once. Sonos Voice Control finds the music you want to listen to by processing requests entirely on the device for faster response times and effortless follow-ups. All you need is one "Hey Sonos" and you can follow up without the need for additional wake-words. Just like the Sonos app, you can control music and speakers in any room, easily play music around the home, save and like your favorite songs to your personal music library, and more.

  • Music Control: Use Sonos Voice Control to play songs, artists, albums, playlists, genres, and more from select music services (including Sonos Radio, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and Pandora). More services may be available in the future (no ETA). Click here for a complete list of the latest compatible music services. You can also use Sonos Voice to adjust the volume level, pause your music, skip tracks, and more. You can even ask Sonos Voice to "Like" or "Unlike" a song, as well as get information on what song is playing. In addition, you'll be able to group/ungroup rooms, plus move your music from one room to another.
  • Home Theater Control: Sonos Voice can also be used to turn your compatible Sonos soundbar and HDMI-ARC connected TV on or off, as well as switch between Night and Speech enhancement modes.
  • Total Privacy: Designed with privacy at its core, Sonos Voice Control processes requests entirely on the device. No audio or transcript is sent to the cloud, stored, listened to, or read by other parties.


  • The Sonos Port is not equipped with it own built-in microphone and requires a separate voice-capable Sonos speaker (like the Sonos One; sold separately) in order use Sonos Voice Control.
  • Click here for a more comprehensive list of Sonos Voice controls.
  • Make sure your Sonos device has the latest firmware/software update installed.

Works With Alexa & Google Assistant: 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 a 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. Click here for more information regarding Amazon Alexa on Sonos.
  • 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 (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. Click here for more information regarding Google Assistant on Sonos.
  • The Sonos Port does not have a built-in microphone for voice control. A separate Alexa or Google Assistant enabled device is required and sold separately for voice control.
  • You can only configure your Sonos system to work with one digital voice assisant; 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.

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.

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. The Sonos Port must be connected to your home network and the internet for automatic software updates.

System Requirements

Internet Service Provider: You'll need a high-speed, wired internet service provider connection such as cable, fiber, or DSL. Wireless internet connections such as satellite, mobile hotspots, or 4G LTE routers can experience delays between the internet connection and Sonos and are not supported. Using these types of connections can cause music to not play, skip, or cut out completely.

Network Requirements: Sonos can be configured in either a wireless or wired network setup. This article will cover the differences between the two setups and provide recommendations for which setup best suits your system and home network.

  • Wired Setup: A Sonos system operating in a wired setup will require one of your Sonos products to remain connected to the router via Ethernet cable at all times. If your Sonos system is in a wired setup and you use a WiFi mesh router with multiple wireless nodes, we recommend wiring your Sonos product directly to the primary wired mesh node. Avoid wiring any Sonos products to the wireless mesh nodes. If you are on a corporate or advanced network, it must not block Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).
  • WiFi Setup: All Sonos products can connect to wireless routers or access points that support 802.11b/g WiFi over 2.4GHz. Additionally, all Sonos products can connect to WiFi networks that use WPA1 and WPA2 Personal security standards, as well as unsecured WiFi networks. When running S2 software, many newer Sonos products support faster WiFi modes (including 802.11ac) and will connect to them when possible. You can learn more about which Sonos products support which WiFi modes, standards, and protocols in this article.

Notes: Unsupported network setups and devices include -

  • Wireless internet connections such as satellite, mobile hotspots, or LTE routers
  • Guest networks or networks that use a portal login page
  • Networks using wireless range extenders2
  • Ethernet over Power (EOP) devices
  • WPA/WPA2 Enterprise


Sonos S2 Controller App: Sonos offers a Sonos Controller app for for Apple iOS 14.0+, Android OS 8.0+, Fire 7.0+Mac OSX 10.11+, and Windows 8+. The Sonos S2 is a new app and operating system (OS) that powers the next generation of products and experiences. In addition to new features, usability updates, and more personalization moving forward, Sonos S2 enables higher resolution audio technologies for music and home theater.

  • Sonos Controller App Requirements: A compatible Apple iOS or Android device running the Sonos Controller app is required to set up a new Sonos system or add new products. Sonos also supports macOS and Windows versions of the Sonos Controller App, but certain system management features such as setting up a new Sonos system or adding new products, are not available. See this article for more details.
  • Sonos Product Compatibility: Most Sonos products are compatible with S2. Some older Sonos "legacy" products will not support the advances of S2 due to their memory and processing power. The older Sonos "legacy" app is referred to as the Sonos S1 app. This article will break down which Sonos products are compatible with Sonos S2 vs S1.
  • Split Sonos System: If you have both, older "legacy" Sonos products and newer Sonos products, you have the option to create two separate eco-systems - one that will be controlled with the older Sonos S1 controller app and the other that will be controlled by the newer Sonos S2 controller app. Read this article for more details.

Supported Audio Formats: Sonos supports a variety of audio formats for its 2ch stereo products and multichannel home theater speakers.

  • Music Libraries: Sonos supports the playback of your own music library stored on a NAS drive or personal computer. Sonos supports compressed & uncompressed audio formats when streaming from your local music library. Sonos systems support mono (1-channel) or stereo (2-channel) audio files with sample rates up to 48kHz. Sonos music libraries are limited to 65,000 tracks. The memory limit can be reached prior to 65,000 tracks if there is a large amount of metadata. For example, classical music tracks tend to have a large amount of metadata and can use up the available memory before the 65,000 track limit is reached. If you have more than 65,000 tracks, you can use Plex with Sonos as an alternative.
  • Home Theater: Sonos home theater speakers are compatible with a wide range of television and movie soundtrack audio formats. Compatible audio formats will vary by Sonos home theater speakers and by connection method to your TV. While most TVs are compatible with Sonos home theater speakers, some may need additional configuration or may not work with Sonos. This article will describe some basic requirements when using Sonos speakers with your TV.

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Is there a reason to use Sonos in wall speakers vs another brand when connecting to a Sonos amp?
richard  Nov 12, 2023
1 answer
Greetings Richard. Thank you for your question. Sonos by Sonance speakers are optimized for the Sonos amplifier. They can also use the Sonos Truplay app for room correction, and up to 3 pairs of the Sonos by Sonance speakers can run off just one Sonos amp. That being said, you can still run 4 of any other brand 8 ohm speakers with one amp, and still have them sound amazing.
hogan  Nov 12, 2023 (Staff)
Once I connect the port to my receiver/amp, can I control the volume though the sonos app, or do I still need to use my receivers main volume for my speakers?
bondo989  Aug 12, 2023
1 answer
You may control the output volume of the Sonos Port via the app, but your receiver volume with also be active.
zachary  Aug 13, 2023 (Staff)
I have a Samsung Terrace soundbar that is AirPlay 2 compatible, however the sounder doesn't appear within the AirPlay menu for certain apps (such as native Apple apps like Apple Music). If I connect the sounder to a Sonos Port to fix this issue, will the soundbar no longer support the wireless connection between the Terrace sounder an the Terrace TV?
brad  Feb 11, 2023
1 answer
The Samsung HW-LST70T would link with Bluetooth to a compatible Samsung Terrace TV Brad, so adding an adapter for music listening won't affect that. Soundbars like the LST70T in the link below do not support Airplay or Apple music, so that could be why it's not appearing when you try to link. I would not add the Sonos Port, since your connected Terrace TV is Airplay 2 compatible. Just link your Airplay to the TV for music streaming and then send the sound to the bar how you are connected now! I hope this helps.
bo  Feb 11, 2023 (Staff)
Can this be used with an older Bose Lifestyle system?
nick  Jan 22, 2023
1 answer
Yes if you have a set of RCA inputs on your Bose system you can use those connect the Port and integrate it into the Sonos ecosystem. If you have any other specific compatibility questions or inputs you can give us a call at 800.324.9695 and our experts can get you taken care of!
arielle  Jan 22, 2023 (Staff)
Can a Beosound 9000 be connected to a Sonos Port to play CDs through my Sonos One speakers?
paul  Jan 11, 2023
1 answer
Based on my research, the Beosound 9000 does not offer analog outputs, but does offer a digital output. It would be necessary to use a digital to analog converter (DAC) to provide RCA inputs for the Port. For help with selecting a DAC and cables, please reach out to our advisors via online chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695.
zachary  Jan 11, 2023 (Staff)
Can the SONOS port be connected b bluetooth? If so how. I am installing the SGS system at my cabin home and their is no WIFI. If the port will not work. What do I need to purchase to make the system work correctly and sound as great as it does on WIFI? Thank you
nancy  Dec 22, 2022
1 answer
The Sonos Port does not feature Bluetooth and is reliant on Wi-Fi. Please reach out to our advisors for help with this project. They'll be able to review your scenario and offer advice for the best solution. You may reach us via online chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695.
zachary  Dec 22, 2022 (Staff)
Do I need multiple ports if I have two separate receivers in different rooms?
anna  Nov 12, 2022
1 answer
Greetings Anna, and thank you for your question. Answer is yes, unless you split off the output, and run a really long audio cable into the second rooms receiver. The Port has to be physically connected to the receiver.
hogan  Nov 12, 2022 (Staff)
I'm installing audio in an outdoor pavilion. In ceiling speakers connected to sonos port. TV and sonos arc sound bar. I would like to add a sub but being outdoors would prefer a built in model. What is the best way to connect a sub to this sonos system that isn't a sonos sub?
joseph  Aug 29, 2022
1 answer
Greetings Joseph, and thank you for your question. If you have in ceiling speakers, you would need the Sonos AMP, the Port cannot power speakers by itself. The Sonos AMP can, and has a subwoofer preamp output. That Subwoofer output could be run to a secondary amplifier to power a in wall, or in ceiling subwoofer, or an inground passive subwoofer. It also could be connected to an in home powered subwoofer as well, but those are not rated to be outdoors.
hogan  Aug 29, 2022 (Staff)
Can I connect 4 non sonos speakers to one sonos port if they are 8ohm and run in parallel?
joseph  Aug 29, 2022
1 answer
Greetings Joseph, and thank you for your question. The Sonos Port has no speaker outputs, it would need to be connected to an amplifier first, then your speakers to that amplifier. You might be thinking the Sonos AMP. The Sonos AMP can run 4 8ohm speakers in parallel.
hogan  Aug 29, 2022 (Staff)
what cd players work through sonos port?
john  Aug 27, 2022
1 answer
Any CD player with an set of RCA left/right output jacks will work with the Sonos Port.
zachary  Aug 28, 2022 (Staff)
Want to use Sonos 5s with beam & Sonos sub - are there receivers than can have Tv, CD player, Turntable etc all connected and play through the Sonos speakers ? No wired speakers in this scenario - no multi room - just looking to get sound sent to Sonos for all sources connected to receiver
matthew  Aug 25, 2022
1 answer
Please give our advisors a call at 1-800-324-9695. They'll be happy to help with this project. Although it is possible to connect a device to the RCA input of the Sonos Port (such as a receiver with RCA preamp outputs) and have that audio sent out to other Sonos devices, this scenario may not fit your needs. We'll need to discuss your plans in greater detail. Thanks!
zachary  Aug 25, 2022 (Staff)
craig  May 28, 2022
1 answer
Wi-Fi equipped amps from other manufacturers are not inherently compatible with Sonos. You would need a Port for any situation in which you want to play audio from Sonos through a third-party amp or receiver. You will not need a Sonos Port in order to use the Arc/Sub/surround system. That system will work on its own without a Port present. For more information and discussion, please feel free to reach out to our advisors at 1-800-324-9695.
zachary  May 29, 2022 (Staff)
I am planning a multi-room home audio install. I have a Nakamichi Shockwafe 9.2.4 for the home theatre area. Would I be able to use a Sonos Port to run that 9.2.4 Nakamichi Shockwafe system as one of my multi-room areas? If so, would I be able to have this Sonos Port on the Nakamichi setup at a separate location from my main multi-room amp and multiple Sonos Ports? (Or possibly a Sonos amp)
chris  Apr 01, 2022
1 answer
I'm 99% sure the answer to your first question is "yes." Think of the Port as simply an I/O interface to bring a non-Sonos device into a Sonos network. For your second question, I'm not too sure what you're asking. You can put a Port between the amp and speaker to transmit/receive signal. In this setup, your amp could amplify either signal.
daniel  Apr 02, 2022
Can the port send surround audio from a Sonos soundbar to an existing amp and speakers?
phil  Mar 06, 2022
1 answer
Yes. I have an output going to a Recorder Input on my amplifier. I listen with my earphones as I currently only have Sonos speakers and don't have any hardwired speakers connected, but it would obviously be the same. Great device!
kenneth  Mar 07, 2022
I want to use the Sonos port my boat (inside use). Do I need a Wi-Fi connection for the Sonos network to work, or can I just plug it into a router that doesn't have an internet connection and let the port create the local network?
todd  Jan 13, 2022
2 answers
You need either wifi or an Ethernet connection. Simply plugging the Port into a router with no internet connection will not work. You have to feed the Port either with wifi or a live Ethernet connection. If wifi, the more stable/speed you have the better to eliminate any dropouts.
karen  Jan 13, 2022
The initial setup needs an internet connection. Once set up it should work with just Wi-Fi. It needs 2.4 ghz. If you need to re synch will need internet.
michael  Jan 13, 2022
I have Denon receiver, I would like to listen to my music using Sonos speakers along with my wired speakers connected to my Denon. Is the Sonos Port what I need? Also, do I need a Sonos amp?
wilfred  Nov 19, 2021
1 answer
Yes, the Sonos Port is what you need to play whatever you are playing on your Sonos speakers through your Denon receiver and the speakers attached to it. You don't need a Sonos Amp for this this. The Sonos Port will show up in your Sonos app just like any other Sonos speaker.
jeffrey  Nov 20, 2021
If the Sonos Port I purchased is identified as one with "second generation processer" will it play hi res music?
mark  Feb 20, 2021
2 answers
I think so
leonard  Feb 20, 2021
Have no idea - too technical for me!
george  Feb 20, 2021
I want to connect a Marantz SR5001 to my Sonos system which is driven by a Sonos amp and a WiFi mesh in my house. What do you recommend as a solution?
walter  Feb 20, 2021
1 answer
That Marantz receiver can be joined into the Sonos multi-room audio ecosystem with this Sonos Port. You have found the device that is needed to integrate the Marantz receiver and speaker system into Sonos!
jason  Mar 13, 2021 (Staff)
Can I use the port line out to my klipsch the sixes?
james  Jan 14, 2021
2 answers
Yes, the Sonos Port can drive the Klipsch Sixes.
david  Jan 14, 2021
Hi James. I don't know specifically about your speakers; Crutchfield technicians should be able to help. My port line out is to my Denon receiver, which then sends the signal to all speakers wired to the receiver. The receiver, of course, must be turned on to send to those speakers. I also have four wireless Sonos speakers throughout the house. Only one line in for the Port, but I am able to connect my CD changer and turntable both with Y cables from Crutchfield. Crutchfield technicians assisted; the Port accepts whichever signal is on at the time. My setup works great. All speakers are in sinc, and the sonos app allows separate controls for each room, or allow grouping. I can play old school cds or vinyl as well as Pandora, etc. to any room or all rooms at once.
kevin  Jan 14, 2021
Can you input music from iPad library to Sonos Port via RC cable or wirelessly? David
david  Jan 13, 2021
2 answers
Once set up, the Sonos wireless system allows you to access music from many apps (including Apple Music) whether streaming or muisc files stored on the iPad hard memory. trust this helps
gregory f  Jan 28, 2021
Yes!! Both
ernesto  Jan 28, 2021
Would I be better off with a different device if I never plan to have SONOS speakers set up? Would the Bluesound be a better option?
greg  Jan 07, 2021
3 answers
That is a question people argue about endlessly. If you really really want hi res audio (beyond the 24 bit sonos now supports, go blue node, although I can't hear the difference. The sonos control app and streaming services is definitely best in class and much more comprehensive. If you are using an external DAC music quality should be close to identical. Some say the blue node has a better internal DAC, so if you are using RCAs out to your receiver, it might sound better. Its'really hard to tell any of this without trying and seeing what you like, so buy from a great company like crutchfield that has a strong return policy.
brad  Oct 30, 2021
No. Bluetooth can loose connection
david  Jan 07, 2021
I don't know about the Bluesound so I can't say whether you'd be better off. The Sonos Port has worked quite well for me. It has allowed me to integrate my Velodyne speakers with my Sonos speaker. I would say that I've found the Crutchfield sales people helpful and reliable and knowledgeable.
lawrence  Jan 07, 2021
My old sonos has an optic line out (toss link) that I connect to my home AV receiver. Does the Port have a toss link output for connection to an AV receiver?
steve  Dec 14, 2020
1 answer
The digital output from the Port is SPDIF (coaxial), not Toslink (optical). Most AV receivers have both Toslink and SPDIF digital inputs.
jeffrey  Dec 28, 2020
How far does the signal reach speakers? Through wall/window into garden/pool area...
wolf  Aug 28, 2020
2 answers
We have used a sonos speaker on our pool deck all summer and it worked fine.
thomas j  Sep 13, 2020
I'm not sure I understand the question. The port connects to a receiver which would then control any speakers. In any case, any wireless control,like for the app, would depend on the strength of your network
william  Sep 10, 2020
Do I need this if my stereo receiver has wifi?
sean  Jun 06, 2020
1 answer
The port acts like a bridge between standard audio gear and the sonos gear. I use it to connect my miles amplifiers and in ceiling speakers. It can also be used to receive a signal, like from a tv and send to all sonos gear.
steve  Jun 29, 2020
Can I add a Port to an existing system with multiple Connects to stream vinyl to all of my existing defined zones?
joey  May 06, 2020
2 answers
Yes, any analog audio going into the RCA input of the Port Can be played on any Sonos component On your network.
robert e  May 06, 2020
I purchased the Sonos Port in order to add my 5-CD changer and stream my jazz cd collection. Just connect your turntable (or in my case the cd changer) to a standard ampilfier (or amp/tuner) that has standard audio out cables. Then connect this to the Sonos audio in. The Port connected to my Sonos One speakers via wifi using the Sonos app on my phone. Done
george  May 06, 2020
Can you use the Port in a setup that has multple Connects? I just want to keep everything that I currently have, but add the capability to stream vinyl to my currently defined zones.
joey  May 06, 2020
4 answers
I just have mine set up with my audio engine speakers...
rozmond  May 21, 2020
I have used it to connect my Bose radios and cds. I would think you could do it
leonard  May 20, 2020
It only has one set of rca inputs. I ran all my old equip to an equalizer then one connect to the sonos port
dale  May 20, 2020
Yes. I have the Port going to two amps that I have using RCA connectors. You can use one or both amps depending on what speakers you want to drive. Works fine.
david  May 20, 2020
Is the Port compatible with Sonos Play:1 speakers from Costco?
jimmy  Jan 08, 2020
1 answer
Hi Jim, thanks for your question! The Sonos Port, is compatible with the Sonos Play 1 speakers. Feel free to chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. Any member of our Advisor team will be happy to go over the Sonos Port, and it's capabilities, and discuss how this will fit into your home system!
jessica  Jan 23, 2020 (Staff)
i am planning several sonos amps (vs two heos drive) to drive multi-room in ceiling hard wired speakers and have a separate family room system (considering marantz 6014 vs an equivalent onkyo) with wired B&W speakers. the family room system has a connected CD player. i would like to be able to play the FR CD player on the whole house system and have the FR speakers in sync with the nearby ceiling speakers given the open concept plan but have concerns about sound delays between the FR sound and the other in ceiling speakers. will the sonos port allow me to accomplish this without delays or do you have other recs? we prefer sonos over heos as we are an apple house but any thoughts on sonos vs heos in this situation would be greatly appreciated as well...thanks!
bella  Jan 02, 2020
1 answer
Hi Richard, thank you for your question! It sounds like you're well on your way to a well planned system. However, to best answer your questions, and offer sound advice and recommendations, this would be best discussed with a member of our Advisor team by chatting with us online, or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. We would love to give you personalized advice, and ensure that we provide you with the proper information and gear to make your installation process a breeze, and ensure that everything is being ran in the most effective way possible for your needs. We look forward to speaking with you.
jessica  Jan 15, 2020 (Staff)
Can you hook up a turntable to the Sonos Port and play vinyl records into your existing Sonos setup? Or do you need additional equipment?
k  Dec 29, 2019
4 answers
Yep, that's one of the things it's designed for.
alexander  Jan 29, 2020
Yes you can. The Sonos Port does not have a phono input, however, so you will need to use an external one or have one built into the turntable.
casey  Jan 28, 2020 (Staff)
I cannot answer that question.
thomas b  Jan 28, 2020
if your turntable has audio out ports you can do this, just connect with your RCA cables to the audio in on the sonos port.
daniel  Jan 28, 2020
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
3 answers
I have a Sonos Port that is connected to my Onkyo receiver. I have a C-7030 that is connected to the receiver. The Port uses the Sonos Win10 controller software on my desktop to stream music via Qobuz. All play well together. However, I don't have a 'Sonos amp' so I'm afraid I can't help very much. Good luck!
david  Dec 04, 2019
No this is not an amp. This can be a source to your receiver as well as the CD player. The receiver must drive the speakers.
jared  Dec 04, 2019
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
what does the sonos port offer that the sonos amp doesn't?
eugene  Oct 16, 2019
4 answers
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 b  Oct 30, 2019
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!
jessica  Oct 30, 2019 (Staff)
only difference i see is sonos amp, has the amp built in.
tom  Oct 29, 2019
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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