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Connect Sonos One to Turntable (3 Methods)

In this guide, we’ll look at three different ways to connect one or several Sonos One speakers to a turntable or record player.

The connectivity options are the same whether you are using a Sonos One, Sonos One SL, Gen 1 or Gen 2.

There are essentially three ways to connect Sonos One speakers to a turntable.

Method 1: Connect Sonos One speaker to turntable using a Sonos Port

Method 2: Connect Sonos One speaker to turntable using a Sonos Amp

Method 3: Connect Sonos One speaker to turntable using a Sonos Five

As we see in the table below, the Sonos One is the only Sonos speaker that comes solely with WiFi connectivity. All other Sonos speakers have one additional option for connectivity besides WiFi, but not the Sonos One.

So, when connecting Sonos One to a turntable, we have to connect the turntable to a component that makes the turntable “WiFi capable”.

It is not possible to connect the Sonos One to a turntable directly with a RCA cable or wirelessly with Bluetooth.

PS! The Sonos Move Gen 2 has Bluetooth functionality, but that can only be used to set up the device, not to stream music wirelessly.

Alright, enough intro, let’s look at each of the three methods in detail.

Method 1: Connect Sonos One speaker to turntable using a Sonos Port

The most affordable and most straight forward way to connect a Sonos One to a turntable is to use a Sonos Port connectivity hub.

With this method, the turntable connects physically to the Sonos Port using a standard RCA signal cable. You can then stream wirelessly to one or multiple Sonos Ones. Or to any other Sonos speaker, for that matter.

If your turntable doesn’t include a preamp, you will need to connect a standalone phono preamp between the turntable and the Sonos Port.

Method 2: Connect Sonos One speaker to turntable using a Sonos Amp


If you want to use your turntable with both passive HiFi speakers and Sonos One, you can connect the turntable physically to a Sonos Amp with a RCA signal cable.

The Sonos Amp will then stream the recorded music to your Sonos One and power your passive speakers with its built-in power amplifier.

The Sonos Amp works more or less exactly the same way as Sonos Port, with the addition of a built-in power amplifier.

Just as with the Sonos Port, you will need to add a separate phono preamp between the turntable and the Sonos Amp if there isn’t one built into your turntable.

Method 3: Connect Sonos One speaker to turntable using a Sonos Five

The third way to connect a Sonos One to a turntable is to use a Sonos Five speaker.

The Sonos Five can work as a connectivity hub just as the Sonos Port and the Sonos Amp.

When you connect a turntable physically to a Sonos Five, you can stream the recorded music to any other Sonos speaker that you have included in your Sonos environment.

The obvious benefit of this method is that you not only add a connectivity hub to your system but also an additional speaker. That can be a nice bonus, but if you don’t need (or have room for) another speaker, then using a Sonos Port is a more elegant (and cheaper) option.

Also with the Sonos Five, you will need to include a standalone phono preamp between the turntable and the Sonos Five if there isn’t one included in your turntable.

Conclusion

I hope this helps you choose your preferred way to connect your turntable to your Sonos One.  

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