Sonos CONNECT: Amplifier

The Sonos CONNECT Amp produces 55 watts per channel and features the Sonos app based control and streaming. The Sonos CONNECT Amplifier has Left and Right analog inputs. If your TV has analog outputs this is an excellent amplifier system to use with the speaker shelf. You will want to verify this feature by consulting your TV owners manual. If you do not wish to use a television with the Speaker Shelf, the Sonos CONNECT Amp is an excellent solution as well. You will use your phone or tablet to control playlists and volume of the shelf. If using a newer LCD, LED or OLED TV they typically have a TosLink optical output and will not connect to the Sonos CONNECT Amplifier. You will need to use one of the other options described above.


  • Built-in stereo amplifier: 55 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.02% THD
  • Communicates with other Sonos players via Wi-Fi or a dedicated Sonosnet™ 2.0 wireless network
  • Control your Sonos system with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android device, or computer — free download available
  • Plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and Ogg Vorbis files (firmware is upgradable to support future audio formats)
    • not compatible with protected AAC files from iTunes
  • Play music and podcasts stored in the Music app of an iPhone (3GS or later), iPad (iPad 2 or later), and iPod touch (4th generation or later)
  • Plays songs from subscription streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody, TIDAL, and more
  • Plays streaming Internet radio stations from TuneIn Radio and iHeartRadio
  • Plays programming from SiriusXM Internet Radio – subscription required
  • Plays personalized Internet radio stations from Pandora®
  • Multi-zone synchronous playback (same music plays in multiple zones simultaneously) or multi-stream playback (each plays individually selected music)
  • Allows connection of an audio component such as a CD player, FM tuner, or a portable music player (music from such sources can be played back on any player in your system)
  • Front-panel controls for volume and muting
  • Bass, treble, balance, and volume controls accessible via remote
  • 2-port Ethernet switch
  • Binding-post speaker terminals
  • Subwoofer output
  • Analog stereo input
  • 7-5/16″W x 3-1/2″H x 8-1/8″D
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • Requires high-speed Internet connection

Built-in, powerful digital amplifier Powers large or small speakers with 55W per channel. Class-D amplifier State of the art, great sounding amplifier is small, lightweight and very energy efficient. Radiant cooling Operates silently — all you hear is the music, as the amplifier is kept cool by the aluminum casing, not by a noisy fan. Tone and volume controls adjustable for each room Optimize sound performance for each room using room-specific bass, treble, balance, and loudness controls. Adjust volume by individual room or by groups of rooms. Subwoofer output with automatic crossover When adding a subwoofer, the CONNECT:AMP automatically adjusts the output to send the low frequencies to the subwoofer and the high frequencies to the speaker. Access all your music Pre-loaded Internet radio stations, free of charge Get over 100,000 free radio stations, shows, and podcasts, all for free. And you can tune in without turning on your computer: browse for stations, or type in specific call letters or a radio host you love. Endless music from the most popular online music services Sonos works seamlessly with Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Radio by TuneIn, SiriusXM, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, Rdio, Qobuz, TIDAL and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.) Computer-free music playback Get instant access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations without ripping, downloading, or even turning on a computer. Sonos connects directly to these services over the Internet and then streams the music to the rooms of your choice. Play the music on your computer in any room 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, from iTunes® to MP3. Stream music from an iPhone®, iPad™ or iPod touch® Sonos wirelessly plays your iTunes® music, direct from your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®, to any room in your home. Play music and audio from a CD or MP3 player, and more throughout the home An analog audio input lets you connect to an external audio source (such as a CD or MP3 player, or radio) and play that music or audio on all Sonos players in the system. Other cool features Wake up to music Set the alarm and wake up to your favorite music or Internet radio station in one room, or all over the house. Just hit snooze to get a few minutes more sleep. Fall asleep to soothing music with the sleep timer. Schedule your music Use the scheduler to play music at a specific time for a set duration — great for that 30-minute workout. Easy Internet connectivity for other products in your house The CONNECT:AMP has a two-port Ethernet switch to bring standard Internet connectivity to your set-top box, DVR, PC, game console or NAS drive. Includes Sonos Desktop Controller software and setup software for your computer Control all your music and all your rooms from any computer or laptop in your house. Setup software facilitates music sharing so music folders on your hard drive can be shared across all Sonos players. Front-panel play/pause controls Provides quick access to music, volume and play/pause controls when you don’t have a Controller in hand. Press the Mute button once to start or stop the music and twice to skip to the next track. Control your Sonos system with your smartphone, tablet or PC Control all your music and rooms with your Android™ device, iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad™, PC, or Mac. Free Sonos Controller apps for Android, iPhone, iPad, PC, and Mac let you control your Sonos players, music on the Internet and your computer right from the palm of your hand. Download the mobile apps for free on the iTunes App Store or Google Play™. Download the PC and Mac apps. Integrated, multi-room control If you have multiple Sonos speakers, you can control what’s playing in any room from anywhere in your house. Find and play your favorite songs in an instant Search for songs and stations, choose the music, and control the volume from anywhere in your home. Wireless multi-room music with SonosNet Built-in wireless capability The CONNECT:AMP can go anywhere, delivering music to any room in your house, wirelessly. Players and Controllers establish their own secure wireless mesh network that delivers the extensive range and superior performance you need to get music all over your house. Play a different song in every room, at the same time Tune in to an Internet radio station in the bedroom, stream a music service in the kitchen and play a song from your music library in the living room — simultaneously. Listen to the same song in every room, in perfect synchronization Play the same song in different rooms, simultaneously, without echoes or delays. Add or drop rooms from your rooms grouping and still be in sync. Simple setup and expandable design Simple setup No technical or wireless expertise required. Put a CONNECT:AMP in any room where you want music and connect it to your home WiFi network using the free Sonos Controller App. The Sonos System Setup software provides simple on-screen prompts on any Sonos CONTROL. With the touch of a few buttons, you’ll be playing music all over the house in minutes. Expandable wireless system Expand your music system room by room — without adding wires. Add new Sonos components with the press of a single button. Automatic software updates New features and music services delivered automatically — and for free The Sonos system keeps getting better over time with new features and music services. Once the Sonos music system has been registered, Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. Simply press one button and your system updates itself.

Audio Line-in connections Auto-detecting analog (RCA) line-in connection. Amplifier Class-D. Rated output 110W RMS (2x55W continuous average power into 8 ohms, THD+N<0.02%) with both channels driven, 22Hz-20KHZ-AES17 measurement bandwidth. Speaker connections Spring binding posts (in North America the CONNECT:AMP has the combined spring binding post / banana jack connectors). Subwoofer out Auto detecting RCA type, 80Hz crossover Music Audio formats supported Support for compressed MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA (including purchased Windows Media downloads), AAC (MPEG4), AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, FLAC (lossless) music files, as well as uncompressed WAV and AIFF files. Native support for 44.1kHz sample rates. Additional support for 48kHz, 32kHz, 24kHz, 22kHz, 16kHz, 11kHz, and 8kHz sample rates. Note: Apple “Fairplay”, WMA DRM and WMA Lossless formats not currently supported. Previously purchased Apple “Fairplay” DRM-protected songs may be upgraded. Music services supported Sonos works seamlessly with most music services, including Pandora, Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud. For a complete list see Operating systems (for stored files) Windows® XP SP3 and higher; Mac running OS X 10.7 or greater; NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices supporting CIFS Internet radio supported Streaming MP3, WMA Album art supported JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF Apple AirPlay music sources Connect an Apple AirPlay music source, such as an Apple AirPort Express, to any Sonos player with line-in. Enjoy songs from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in any or every room of the home. Playlists supported iTunes, Rhapsody, WinAmp, Windows Media Player Playback modes Crossfade, shuffle, repeat Networking* Wireless connectivity Works on your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g, 2.4GHz broadcast capable router. Also works on SonosNet, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network dedicated exclusively for your Sonos system to reduce WiFi interference Network bridging 2-port switch (10/100Mbps, auto MDI/MDIX) allows Ethernet devices to connect through SonosNet General Weight 5.1 lb (2.3 kg) Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.50 x 7.28 x 8.15 in. (89 x 185 x 207 mm) Package contents Sonos CONNECT:AMP, power cord, flat Ethernet cable, Quickstart Guide Power Supply AC 120/240V, 50-60Hz, auto-switchable Storage temperature 4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C) Operating temperature 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C) Front panel buttons Volume and Play/Pause Front panel lights Indicate Sonos component status and Mute status Product finish Anodized precision machined extrusion aluminum case. Aluminum casing also facilitates passive cooling Multi-language support Sonos System Software supports : Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish and Brazilian Portuguese. * Internet connection is required for access to Internet radio stations, online music services and software updates. (DSL, cable modem or LAN-based high-speed Internet connection is required.) Internet functionality may require payment of separate fee to a service provider; local and/or long distance telephone charges may apply. Note: All specifications are subject to change without notice.