Set up your Sonos Connect:Amp

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This article will guide you through setting up your Sonos Connect:Amp.

Before you start

  • Place your Connect:Amp in your desired location and connect it to power.
  • Download the Sonos app for iOS or Android. The app will guide you through the setup process.

Set up a new Sonos system with Connect:Amp

  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:Amp and add your music services.

Add Connect:Amp 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 add Connect:Amp to your Sonos system.

Problems during setup?

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


Use Connect:Amp for home theater

You can use your Connect:Amp to power rear surround speakers for your Sonos home theater. Once your Connect:Amp has been set up, see our article on configuring your Connect:Amp with your Sonos home theater.

Note that Connect:Amp’s subwoofer output and line input are disabled when it’s used to power rear surround speakers.


Audio inputs and outputs


Connect speakers

We recommend using a speaker wire gauge between 12 and 16. Runs over 300ft are not recommended. Refer to our article on choosing a speaker wire gauge for more details.

If you are connecting more than two speakers, see our article on connecting four speakers to your Amp or Connect:Amp for specific instructions.

  1. Use your thumb or finger to firmly push the spring-loaded speaker connector post inward to reveal the connection hole.
  2. Insert the stripped end of the speaker wire into the hole, and then release. The stripped portion should be caught firmly in the connector post.


Connect:Amp works with traditional 8 ohm bookshelf speakers as well as pairs of 6 or 4 ohm speakers.


Speaker impedance

Watts per channel

8 Ohms

55 Watts

6 Ohms

82.5 Watts

4 Ohms

110 Watts


Please Note: Wattage is not a direct indicator of audio quality but represents required wattage for attached speakers.



Line-in devices and third-party subwoofers

See our additional articles below for more information on using the RCA audio inputs and the RCA subwoofer output on your Amp.

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.