Are you a music lover looking to connect your Bluetooth turntable to your Sonos system?
You’re not alone! Many people want to enjoy the superior sound quality of vinyl records on their Sonos speakers. But how do you do it?
In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of connecting your Bluetooth turntable to your Sonos system, step by step. Whether you have a Sonos Five, Amp, Port, or any other Sonos speaker, we’ve got you covered.
So sit back, relax, and let’s get started!
How To Connect Bluetooth Turntable To Sonos
First things first, make sure your Bluetooth turntable is turned on and in pairing mode. This can usually be done by pressing and holding the Bluetooth button on your turntable until it starts flashing.
Next, place your Sonos speaker and turntable close to each other. This will ensure a strong Bluetooth connection between the two devices.
Now, it’s time to put your Sonos speaker into pairing mode. The process for this may vary depending on the model of your Sonos speaker, but generally, you’ll need to press and hold the button on the speaker until you hear a second tone.
Once both devices are in pairing mode, they should automatically connect to each other. If not, you may need to manually select your Sonos speaker from the list of available Bluetooth devices on your turntable.
And that’s it! You should now be able to play your vinyl records on your Sonos speaker via Bluetooth.
Understanding Bluetooth Turntables And Sonos Speakers
Bluetooth turntables are equipped with Bluetooth functionality, which can help connect them with Sonos speakers. When the connection is successful, you can play records on the turntable and listen to the superior quality sound in the Sonos speaker. To initiate Bluetooth pairing mode on your turntable, you will likely just have to press (and hold) a Bluetooth button; the exact pairing process will depend on the specific model of Bluetooth turntable that you’re using. Check your user manual if you don’t know how!
If you have a turntable and third-party speakers but no amplifier, you can connect them to the Sonos system directly using Sonos Amp. Take the audio cable that comes with your Amp, plug one end into your turntable and the other into corresponding colors of the L/R inputs at the back of your Sonos Amp. Now you can connect the speakers to the Amp.
Sonos offers great turntables like Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB Turntable that connect seamlessly with Sonos Five, Amp, and Port. These turntables don’t require an external phono preamp as they come with a built-in preamp and make your Sonos experience complete with quality sound.
Connecting a Bluetooth turntable to Sonos Roam or Move is also easy. Put both devices into pairing mode by keeping them close to each other. They will establish a wireless connection via Bluetooth, and the records from the turntable will stream to the speaker. However, in this case, you will not be able to group the Sonos Move with other Sonos speakers in the Sonos system.
The Sonos speakers like Five, Port, Amp, Connect, Play:5, and Connect: Amp work best with turntables as they have a line-in port, unlike other speakers like Beam and Arc. The fact that only a few Sonos speakers can be directly plugged into turntables is a limitation. But the option of connecting via Bluetooth comes as good news for people who own speakers with no line-in ports.
Checking Compatibility And Requirements
Before attempting to connect your Bluetooth turntable to your Sonos speaker, it’s important to check for compatibility and ensure that you have all the necessary requirements.
Firstly, it’s important to note that not all Sonos speakers are compatible with Bluetooth turntables. Most Sonos speakers are designed to work on WiFi only, so if you want to connect a Bluetooth turntable, you’ll need a Sonos speaker that supports Bluetooth connectivity. The Sonos Roam and Sonos Move are examples of portable Sonos speakers that support both WiFi and Bluetooth audio streaming.
Additionally, make sure that your Bluetooth turntable is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. Some turntables come with built-in Bluetooth, while others require an external Bluetooth adapter. If your turntable doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth, you’ll need to purchase a Bluetooth adapter separately.
It’s also important to ensure that both devices are fully charged before attempting to connect them. This will help to ensure a stable and uninterrupted connection between the two devices.
Finally, make sure that you have the necessary cables and adapters to connect your turntable to your Sonos speaker. Depending on the specific model of your turntable and speaker, you may need an RCA cable, an audio cable, or other types of cables and adapters.
By checking for compatibility and ensuring that you have all the necessary requirements, you can ensure a smooth and hassle-free connection between your Bluetooth turntable and Sonos speaker.
Connecting Your Bluetooth Turntable To Sonos Five
If you have a Sonos Five speaker and a Bluetooth turntable, you can connect them wirelessly using a Bluetooth adapter. This method is simple and convenient, as it eliminates the need for any cables or additional components.
To get started, make sure your Sonos Five speaker and Bluetooth turntable are turned on and in close proximity to each other. Then, follow these steps:
1. Open the Sonos app on your smartphone or tablet and select the “Settings” menu.
2. Choose “System” and then select “Add Product.”
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Sonos Five speaker and add it to your system.
4. Once your Sonos Five is set up and connected to your Wi-Fi network, go back to the “Settings” menu and choose “System.”
5. Select your Sonos Five speaker from the list of available devices.
6. Choose “Line-In” as the source for your Sonos Five speaker.
7. Now, turn on your Bluetooth turntable and put it in pairing mode.
8. Once your turntable is in pairing mode, it should automatically connect to your Sonos Five speaker via Bluetooth.
That’s it! You can now play your vinyl records on your Sonos Five speaker wirelessly via Bluetooth. Keep in mind that the sound quality may not be as good as using a wired connection, but it’s still a great option if you want to enjoy your vinyl collection on your Sonos system without any cables or additional components.
Connecting Your Bluetooth Turntable To Sonos Amp
If you have a Bluetooth turntable and a Sonos Amp, you can easily connect them wirelessly. Here’s how:
1. First, make sure your turntable is in Bluetooth pairing mode. This usually involves pressing and holding the Bluetooth button until it starts flashing.
2. Place your turntable and Sonos Amp close to each other to ensure a strong Bluetooth connection.
3. Press and hold the button on the back of your Sonos Amp until you hear a second tone, indicating that it is in pairing mode.
4. Once both devices are in pairing mode, they should automatically connect to each other. If not, you may need to manually select your Sonos Amp from the list of available Bluetooth devices on your turntable.
5. Now that your turntable is connected to the Sonos Amp via Bluetooth, use the audio cable that comes with the Amp to connect the Amp to your speakers. Plug one end of the cable into the back of the turntable and the other end into the corresponding colors of the L/R audio inputs on the Sonos Amp.
6. Finally, group your Sonos Amp with any other Sonos speakers in your home using the Sonos app, and enjoy listening to your vinyl records wirelessly through your Sonos system.
It’s important to note that if your turntable does not have a built-in phono preamp, you will need to purchase one separately to connect it to the Sonos Amp. Additionally, if you encounter any issues with connectivity or sound quality, double-check that both devices are updated with the latest firmware and try adjusting their positions or settings.
Troubleshooting Common Issues
Despite following the steps outlined above, you may still encounter some common issues when trying to connect your Bluetooth turntable to your Sonos speaker. Here are some troubleshooting tips to help you resolve these issues:
1. Pairing Issues: If your turntable and Sonos speaker are not pairing, make sure that both devices are in pairing mode and that they are close to each other. If they still don’t connect, try restarting both devices and attempting to pair them again.
2. Connection Drops: If your turntable and Sonos speaker connect but then disconnect shortly after, try moving them closer together to improve the Bluetooth connection. You may also want to check if there are any other Bluetooth devices nearby that could be interfering with the connection.
3. Power Issues: If your Sonos speaker is not showing up on the app, it may have lost power. Check the power cable and ensure it is firmly connected. If it still doesn’t show up, try rebooting your router and the speaker.
4. Factory Reset: If you have tried all of the above troubleshooting steps and are still unable to connect your turntable to your Sonos speaker, you may need to perform a factory reset on both devices. This will erase all stored settings and return the devices to their default settings.
By following these troubleshooting tips, you should be able to successfully connect your Bluetooth turntable to your Sonos speaker and enjoy high-quality sound while listening to your vinyl records.