Set up your Sonos Connect

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This article will guide you through setting up your Connect. You can find more information on product features and specs in Connect's product guide.

Before you start

  • Place your Connect in your desired location and connect it to power.


  • Older models of the Connect require the use of the Sonos S1 Controller app and cannot be used with the Sonos S2 app. See our Sonos S2 compatibility article for more information.

Set up a new Sonos system with Connect

  1. Open the Sonos app for iOS or Android.
  2. Tap Set up a new system, then create or sign in to your Sonos account.
  3. Tap Add on the popup showing your Sonos product. If using the Sonos S1 Controller, tap Continue > Set up products.
  4. Follow the steps in the app to set up your Connect and add your music services.

Add Connect to your existing Sonos system

  1. Open the Sonos app for iOS or Android.
  2. From the Settings tab, tap System > Add Product.
  3. Follow the steps in the app to connect Connect to your Sonos system.

Problems during setup?

If your Connect is having trouble connecting during setup, check our “Product not found” article for some help.

Connect's audio inputs and outputs

Audio inputs

Connect has a set of analog RCA inputs that allow you to connect devices like turntables or CD players. Simply connect the RCA cable from your external audio device to Connect’s RCA inputs labeled IN. To learn more, check our article for using line-in on Sonos.


Audio outputs

Before playing music, make sure your amplifier or receiver is set to the input that Connect is using. If you experience issues getting audio after following these steps, use our article for troubleshooting no sound from Connect for some additional help.




RCA

Connect one end of the RCA cable to the Connect's RCA outputs labeled OUT and connect the other end to an RCA input on your amplifier or receiver.


Digital Coax

Connect one end of a digital coax cable to the Connect's output labeled coax and connect the other end to a digital coax input on your amplifier or receiver.


Optical

Connect one end of a TOSLINK optical cable to the Connect's output labeled optical and connect the other end to an optical input on your amplifier or receiver.


Line-Out Levels

You can change the way you control the volume of your Connect using the Line-Out Level settings.

  1. Open the Sonos app for iOS or Android.
  2. From the Settings tab, tap System.
  3. Select the room with your Connect.
  4. Tap Line-Out Levels and choose one of the options.



Fixed

Set Connect's line-out level to Fixed if you want to control the volume exclusively from your amplifier or receiver. You won’t be able to use the Sonos app to adjust the volume or equalization settings.


Variable

When Connect's line-out level is set to Variable, you can use the Sonos app to adjust the volume.


Still need help?

Our technicians can help over the phone or with a live chat. You can also ask questions and find answers with other Sonos owners in our Sonos Community.