Looking to connect your existing speakers to Sonos but not sure how to do it? Here are your choices!
Filling your home with [Sonos speakers](/./sonos] can be a rather costly endeavor, so maybe you just want to add a Play:3 or Play:1 to your existing setup. Or, maybe you don't want to add any Sonos speakers to your current setup, but you want to wirelessly stream all your music anyway.
Your old system and speakers aren't moot at this point because Sonos has the Connect and Connect:Amp to integrate your existing system into the wonderful world of wireless music!
The Sonos Connect is your gateway to wireless music. It's compact and connects to any receiver via analog, optical and coaxial digital audio outputs. The Connect only comes in white, so be prepared for it to stick out a bit if the rest of your setup is black.
It essentially turns your receiver into a wireless receiver, so that you can pump your music out of your current speakers straight from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
The Sonnect Connect retails for $349.
As its name suggest, the Connect:Amp is the amplified version of the Connect. It still connects to your existing system and enables you to wirelessly play your music via the Sonos Controller app. It functions in place of a receiver and can power large or small speakers with 55 watts, per channel. That's pretty good for such a compact package.
Another super cool feature of the Connect:Amp is that, if you add a subwoofer to the system, it's smart enough to send the low frequencies to your sub and the high frequencies to your speaker(s).
The Connect:Amp is pretty pricy, at $499, but do keep in mind that it act in place of a full-on receiver, which would usually run you around that price anyway.
Which should you get?
Sonos Connect hooks up to your existing receiver. So, if you already have a receiver that's already powering a set of speakers, then the Connect is the way to go.
Sonos Connect:Amp acts in place of the receiver. So, if you don't already have a receiver powering your speakers, then the Connect:Amp is what you need.