Just like the ZonePlayer 100 as well as Connect:Amp (formerly known as the ZP120) before it, the incredibly-designed new Sonos Amp has been designed to provide all the streaming smarts of the Sonos in a particular unit that you can easily add to any hi-fi speakers. Actually, the Sonos Amp has gone further and so it offers a range of incredible features from that of the Sonos Beam. And thus it has surprisingly become compatible with the utilization with music and movie. And if you’re searching for the best-sounding and the most feature-loaded Sonos, you should definitely go with this option.
Actually, the dimensions of this particular device are remarkably different albeit it’s a deeper, shorter, and a bit wider device. The brand new shape is actually the outcome of conversations that Sonos has had with the custom installers, who have used the Connect:Amp for a long time within customer set-ups but it was never its desired use. This time, Sonos has designed a product that would better serve the requirements of the custom installers. And these new dimensions have made the Amp better compatible to be placed in a hi-fi rack and thus the users of this device can easily hide it out of their sight. Moreover, it can also be stackable and its users can place it on the top of one another within a central location along with speaker cables- running to different rooms in the house. And this particular thing works really great when it comes to custom installations. The Sonos Amp is available only in the black color and it features only three touch-sensitive ‘buttons’ on its front part. One button is for play/pause and other two buttons are meant to change use with the context but they are primarily used for increasing or decreasing the volume. The insides of this incredible device are closely packed without any unused space. That’s why it creates a cooking issue; however, this device has been designed to bring the air from below and bar it from the top but everything is without the utilization of a fan.
Around the backside of the respective Amp device, you’d discover all the connections of the Connect:Amp and they are two pairs of speaker terminals, two Ethernet sockets, a subwoofer output, and a stereo analog input. However, do you know what one important edition here is? It is an HDMI socket. The incredibly-designed HDMI socket provides the Amp with all of the brilliant TV-partnering features and functionalities of the Sonos Beam, such as automatic switching to TV audio in times of the requirements and volume control through the original remote of your TV.
Since with the Beam, the respective Amp device has been desired for use in simple systems with a couple of video sources, each and every one of them has been plugged straightforwardly into the TV. And they also have their audio started to operate out to the sound system through ARC. As a result, home cinema users have become restrictive. On the contrary, for the desired audience, it has become a seamless, simple setup. So, you can expect to get everything up and start operating perfectly within minutes. In case you’re going to connect the Amp to a pair of incredible Sonance speakers, you can make use of the Trueplay feature for tuning the sound to your room. But, with other speakers, it’s not possible. Albeit the Amp device has been designed to become more flexible, as compared to the Connect:Amp in times of powering the third-party speakers, most specifically the increase in power is from 55W to 125W. It makes it more able to power bigger and more demanding speakers. Obviously, the Amp is featured with all music streaming skills of each and every other Sonos device and thus you will get access to music from literally each and every service under the Sun. You’ll be also allowed to amalgamate it with your own digitally stored tunes within -the-go queues.