[Solved] Bluetooth Record Player + Speakers w/ Sonos Integration
Just got a request from a client who wants "a bluetooth record player and a wireless surround (2.1) system that can support it for the downstairs workout room. It also needs to have an input for my existing Sonos player."
I found a nice bluetooth record player online that looks good here, and this set even includes some good-looking speakers. The thing that has me scratching my head would be how to make it all work smoothly with Sonos. It looks like the new Sonos Amp might be a good companion for the turntable? What speakers would make the most sense in this case?
Looking forward to your thoughts and recommendations!
Umm - when I get a statement like that I go back a step to check the actual operational requirements rather than a preconceived technical requirement. eg. why does the record player need to be bluetooth capable? Is it going to be used elsewhere and with a particular set of bluetooth speakers? Is the operational requirement perhaps that the speakers need to be wireless?
Thanks for your reply. Just spoke to the customer. What she'd like is to replace her old record player and attached speakers with a situation that is cleaner with fewer wires everywhere. She'd like the new speakers to be able to seamlessly play from the record player, but also be able to play from Sonos on them.
Hope that helps? 🙂
I think going all Sonos is going to give the most seamless experience.
May not need a new record player if the old one has appropriate line-out that could be plugged in to the line-in of a Sonos Connect (and there aren't other reasons for getting rid of it?) But if a new record player is required it wouldn't need any wireless capability.
Then use Sonos speakers as required to fill the workout room (maybe can start with just one to see how good the sound is) and if they're added to same network as existing Sonos they can receive that as their audio source as well.
As far as I can see from the Sonos site (haven't used it myself) the Connect works in both directions. The higher priced Amp would only be required if you wanted to use existing wired speakers. (The name indicates its primary purpose - it is an amplifier to drive the electrical current through wires to traditional speakers.)