How To Connect Turntable To Sonos Speakers

How To Connect Turntable To Sonos Speakers

If you have a turntable and a Sonos speaker, you are lucky because the combination enables you to listen to your much-loved vinyl collection in your ultra-modern Sonos speaker. Your turntable can be easily connected to your Sonos speaker so that your old music can get a digital makeover to tickle your ears with great sound. Let us walk through the whole process of making the connection between the two devices.

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How to Connect Turntable to Sonos

Any of the products from Sonos, including Amp, Port, Five, Connect, Play:5, and Connect: Amp can be connected to your turntable. If your turntable has a built-in preamp, well and good. Otherwise, you will have to connect the turntable to a phono preamp, which will be connected to Sonos.

Using a Wired Sonos Setup

Connecting Turntable to Sonos speaker can be done in seconds if you have an RCA or RCA to 3.5mm cable. For Sonos Five and Play:5, connect the single end of an RCA to 3.5mm cable into the line in port of the speaker and the other ends into the L/R audio outputs of the turntable or preamp. An RCA to 3.5mm adapter will be needed if the turntable has a built-in RCA cable.

If you own Amp or Connect: Amp, connect one end of an RCA cable into the preamp or turntable and the other end into the RCA input of your Amp or Connect: Amp.

If you have got Sonos Port or Connect at your place, connect one end of an RCA cable into the turntable or preamp and the other end to the RCA input of Port or Connect.

Follow the steps to start playback.

  • Play something on your turntable
  • Tap on Line-In from the Browse tab
  • Select the Line-In source name

There is also an option to choose AutoPlay for your Sonos to switch to Line-In mode when you play a record.

Using a Wireless Sonos Setup

Connecting your turntable with any Sonos speaker wirelessly can be done via Bluetooth.

  • Place the turntable and Sonos speaker next to each other
  • Start the Bluetooth pairing on the speaker by pressing and holding the button till you hear a second tone. You can then release the button
  • Start the Bluetooth pairing on your turntable by pressing and holding the Bluetooth button. You can check your turntable model to find out how exactly it is done.
  • Once the devices are paired, you can play any record and listen to it on your speaker

How To Connect Turntable To Sonos Speakers

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How to connect Turntable to Sonos Play 5

If you have a Sonos Play:5, connect the single end of an RCA to 3.5mm cable into the line in port of the speaker and the other ends into the L/R audio outputs of the turntable or preamp. An RCA to 3.5mm adapter will be needed if the turntable has a built-in RCA cable.

Follow the steps to start playback.

  • Play something on your turntable
  • Tap on Line-In from the Browse tab
  • Select the Line-In source name

How to Connect Turntable to Sonos Move

If you have a turntable with built-in Bluetooth functionality, connecting it to your Sonos Move can be easy. Wireless connection can be established between the Bluetooth receiver inside the Sonos speaker and the Bluetooth transmitter inside the turntable. The advantage of this method is that no cables or separate boxes are required for the connection. The easy setup is also light on your pocket.

How to connect Turntable to Sonos One

As Sonos One cannot be directly connected to the turntable with a cable, a third device has to be there in place to make the turntable Wi-Fi capable. Sonos Port is one such device that can make the connection between the turntable and Sonos One practically possible.

A standard RCA signal cable can be used to physically connect the turntable to Sonos Port. Now, connect Sonos Port and Sonos One via Wi-Fi. When you play your favorite record, the music will be streamed to Sonos One.

How to connect Turntable to Sonos Roam

Just like Sonos Move, the Sonos Roam speakers can also be connected to your turntable by using the Bluetooth functionality supported by both devices.

  • Place the turntable and Sonos Roam next to each other
  • Start the Bluetooth pairing on the speaker by pressing and holding the button till you hear a second tone. You can then release the button
  • Start the Bluetooth pairing on your turntable by pressing and holding the Bluetooth button. You can check your turntable model to find out how exactly it is done.
  • Once the devices are paired, you can play any record and listen to it on your Sonos Roam speaker

How to Connect Turntable to Sonos Amp

To connect Sonos Amp to your turntable, plug one end of an RCA cable into the preamp or turntable and the other end into the RCA input of your Amp.

Follow the steps to start playback.

  • Play something on your turntable
  • Tap on Line-In from the Browse tab
  • Select the Line-In source name

How to Connect Turntable to Sonos Port

To connect Sonos Port to your turntable, connect one end of an RCA cable into the turntable or preamp and the other end to the RCA input of Port.

Follow the steps to start playback.

  • Play something on your turntable
  • Tap on Line-In from the Browse tab
  • Select the Line-In source name

How To Connect Turntable To Sonos Speakers

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Related Questions:

Does Sonos Have a Turntable?

Sonos offers great turntables like Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB Turntable that connect seamlessly with Sonos Five, Amp, and Port. These turntables don’t require an external phono preamp as they come with a built-in preamp and make your Sonos experience complete with quality sound.

Can a Bluetooth Turntable Work With Sonos?

Yes, connecting a Bluetooth turntable with Sonos products is super easy. Bluetooth turntables are equipped with Bluetooth functionality which can help connect with the Bluetooth receiver in the Sonos speaker. When the connection is successful, you can play records on the turntable and listen to the superior quality sound in the Sonos speaker.

How Do I Connect My Turntable to Sonos Wirelessly?

Connecting your turntable to Sonos wirelessly can be done via Bluetooth. Some turntables come with Bluetooth functionality that helps connect them with Sonos products without the use of any cables.

Steps for wireless connection:

  • Place the turntable and Sonos speaker next to each other
  • Start the Bluetooth pairing on the speaker by pressing and holding the button till you hear a second tone. You can then release the button
  • Start the Bluetooth pairing on your turntable by pressing and holding the Bluetooth button. You can check your turntable model to find out how exactly it is done.
  • Once the devices are paired, you can play any record and listen to it on your speaker

Can You Plug a Turntable Into a Sonos Beam?

It is not possible to plug your turntable into a Sonos Beam. But you can plug the turntable to Sonos Play 5 or Play 3 and then stream the music to your Sonos system that includes other speakers like Sonos Beam.

Why Use a Turntable For Sonos?

Whether you want to use a Sonos turntable or connect any turntable to Sonos speakers, the decision to own a turntable itself is praiseworthy. Good turntables keep vibrations to a minimum and very little or no disturbances to the sound. The high-quality cartridges in the turntables pave the way for sound with finer details, higher fidelity, and better channel separations.

Can You Connect Bluetooth Turntable to Sonos Roam And Move?

A Bluetooth turntable can be connected to Sonos Roam by putting both of them into a pairing mode. When you keep both the devices close by, they will establish a wireless connection via Bluetooth and the records from the turntable streams to the speaker.

Connecting a Bluetooth turntable to Sonos Move allows you to play music from the turntable to your Move. But in this case, you will not be able to group the Sonos Move with other Sonos speakers in the Sonos system.

Which Sonos is best with Turntable?

The Sonos speakers like Five, Port, Amp, Connect, Play:5, and Connect: Amp work best with turntables as they have a line-in port, unlike other speakers like Beam and Arc.

The fact that only a few Sonos speakers can be directly plugged into turntables is a limitation. But the option of connecting via Bluetooth comes as good news for people who own speakers with no line-in ports. Hopefully, this issue will be solved in speakers that are yet to come.

Levi Alston
I write dozens of helpful informational articles based on topics that I have identified again and again throughout my research and work experience. I am here to help you find the right smart speaker.