Sonos Connect Amp
The Sonos CONNECT:AMP (formerly the ZonePlayer 120) is a next generation hifi device. Just add your choice of speakers and this wireless wonder will bring superb quality music to any room in your house. Amazing flexibility and top-notch performance make this a must for digital music lovers.
With an integrated 55 watts per channel amplifier, all you need is a pair of speakers and a network-connected computer or music server to get started with your wireless music system. Simply hook your Connect:Amp to your Internet router and connect your speakers and you've got a room filled with music, all at your control. Alternatively, connect the Sonos ZoneBridge to your router and your Connect:Amp can sit anywhere, wirelessly communicating with your ZoneBridge.
Once one part of your Sonos system is hard-wired into your router, the Sonos wireless mesh is established and the rest of your Sonos equipment is free to go anywhere in your home. Running off it's own network means you can play back different music in each room, or the same music perfectly synchronised in all zones, with no drop-out in connection and without draining your home broadband.
Now you're ready to listen to your music - all the music stored on your network (computer, laptop or network attached storage device), plus 100, 000 Internet radio stations and Napster. As if that wasn't enough, Spotify is also available on Sonos, putting over 8 million tracks at your finger tips. All you need to do is create a Spotify Premium account, and you'll be able to access Spotify's huge on-line library. No more ripping CDs or waiting for music to download, simply stream from Spotify (see the video on the right).
If you have a portable CD or MP3 player, you can plug it into a local Connect:Amp and listen to that music on any part of your Sonos network. In addition, you can also add the WD100 Wireless iPod Dock to your Sonos system for easy streaming of your portable tunes and charging of your iPod or iPhone.
You can control the Connect:Amp via a freely available app available for the iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad or Android phones and tablets (see the video on the right). Alternatively, there's also the Sonos Controller software for PC and Mac computers which comes free with every player (ideal for laptops), and the dedicated, optional CR200 wireless touchscreen controller.
Support for: AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG Vorbis, AA (Audible), Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF
Internet radio: Streaming MP3, WMA (300 stations pre-programmed, more can be added manually)**
Album art supported: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF*.
Playlists supported: Rhapsody, iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media Player, and MusicMatch (.m3u, .pls, .wpl)
Operating Systems supported: Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2 or Mac OS X v10.4 and v10.5.
Compatible with all Sonos clients included older ZP100 and ZP80 models
|Controls||Can be controlled via a networked PC using including software, via the separately available CR200 controller or via an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad/Android using the Sonos Controller for iPhone software, downloadable free from the iPhone App Store|
*Album art function requires optional CR200 handset
**Internet radio requires a broadband connection on your network
|Finish||Anodized aluminium enclosure on light grey base|
Streams audio media from a connected PC, MAC or Network Attached Storage and amplifies the sound for local speakers.
Serves up Internet radio services.
Offers connection of a local audio source and, in turn, streams this to other Zoneplayers in the network.
Alarm timer with up to 32 presets & snooze. Sleep timer, too. Fall to sleep and wake up to different music sources (any choice of streaming media or Internet radio).
Built in music library for track info etc which is automatically updated.
|Inputs||Audio line-in (2 x RCA/phono) for connecting a local sound source 2 x network ports (RJ-45)|
IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet), IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet) & WiFi (802.11b/g)
SonosNet 2.0: Secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network, provides encryption to ensure the security of your network.
Advanced MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) antenna system for improved communication between devices
|Outputs||Springclip connections for easy speaker hookup Subwoofer output (RCA/phono)|
|Software||Windows/MAC server software supplied to enable streaming of music from local PC/MAC|
Line in enables connection of a local audio source which, in turn, can be streamed across the network to other Zoneplayers
2 x 55 watt (8 ohm) amplifier built in to drive your choice of speakers
|Supplied accessories||Ethernet cable (flat design), Sonos System Setup software CD-ROM (Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2 or Mac OS X v10.3 and v10.4), Sonos Digital Music System Documentation|
|W x H x D (mm)||185 x 89 x 207|