Do you have a Sonos Amp? If Yes! Then Alright, I will guide you with proper steps about how to connect 4 speakers to Sonos Amplifiers. Having a Sonos amplifier is an excellent way for powering multiple speakers to get the high possible sound quality experience. With this, you can enjoy music, movies, and other media in multiple rooms. With four speakers connected to your Sonos amplifier, you will enjoy rich, immersive sound.

What Impedance Rating Requires of Speakers To Connect with Sons Amp?

You must be sure about the Impedance of your speakers, which must be 8-ohm, and if you use any speaker of like 10 ohms or 12 ohms; as a result, your Sonos amplifier will get damaged, or your speakers will be damaged too.

Do I Parallel or Series Wiring Of Speakers with Sonos Amplifier?

Team Fab-Audio Visual will recommend you wiring your four speakers with your Sonos amp in the Parallel method, which is the best option. When connecting 8-ohm speakers to the Sonos Amp, use parallel wiring to ensure proper impedance matching, power distribution, and sound quality.

Here’s why you should use parallel wiring for multiple 8-ohm speakers with the Sonos Amp

Maintaining Impedance

Putting speakers in parallel reduces their total impedance (measured in Ohms). A parallel connection of 8-ohm speakers is a safer option because the Sonos Amp supports speakers with 4-8 ohm impedances. 

Power Distribution

When speakers are connected in parallel to the Sonos amp, every four speakers receive the same amplified signal, so in result more even power distribution which will increase and maximize the efficiency of all four speakers.

Sound Quality

If all four speakers are connected in parallel with the Sonos amp, they benefit from consistent sound quality, and as I already said, each speaker receives the same amplified signal, reducing the risk of imbalanced audio.

Step By Step Guide On How To Connect 4 Speakers To Sonos Amplifier

You need to follow these steps to connect 4 speakers to the Sonos Amp

Gather the Necessary Equipment

  • Sonos Amp
  • Four speakers (Verify that the Sonos amplifier is compatible with them)
  • Speaker wires 
  • Banana plugs or other suitable connectors (if needed)

Position the Sonos Amp

Your Sonos Amp should be placed in a location where it can be easily powered, and you can easily connect it to your audio source (e.g., a Sonos device or another audio source connected to the amp’s line-in).

Prepare the Speakers

Your speaker impedance (ohms) should be checked, as the Sonos amp easily powers any speakers with an impedance between 4 and 8 ohms, so always do check and ensure this range applies to your speakers. Not only that, Inspect and wire the speakers properly, like if they have binding posts.

Follow The Steps To Connect Speaker With Sonos Amp:

  • Use banana plugs and unscrew their bottom to properly expose the speaker wire home.
  • Insert your speaker wire stripped end to that hole, and then just tight the banana plug bottom.
  •  On the Back of the Sonos amplifier, you will find speaker terminals where you are required to Plug the Banana Plug at the proper terminal and check color matches like White and Red.
  • In a 4-speaker setup, wire placement (top/bottom) doesn’t matter as long as it securely fits the terminal hole, ensuring proper connection.
  • Now you have to Press the spring-loaded connector to expose the hole.
  • Now Insert stripped wire end and let go; it should stay secure.
  • In a 4-speaker setup, wire fit matters, not top/bottom placement.

Understand Parallel Wiring For Connect Four Speakers With Sonos Amp

  • First Speaker Wires (Red and Black) > Amp Right Terminal (Red and Black)
  • Second Speaker Wires (Red and Black) > Amp Right Terminal (Red and Black)
  • Third Speaker Wires (Red and Black) > Amp Left Terminal (Red and Black)

Parallel Wiring Method For Connecting 4 Speakers To Sonos Amplifier

Power On and Configure

Now Start your Sonos Amp by plugging it into an electrical outlet. If you have not yet set up your Sonos system, you can do so with the Sonos app. So you can connect your Sonos amp to the Wi-fi network and set up the audio sources you want.

Test and Adjust

No, after connecting all four speakers with your Sonos amplifier, you just have to test to ensure connections are secure or not. So Play audio like Car Keys (Ayla) song and test your Sonos audio system and verify all your four speakers sound properly. You can also utilize the Sonos application for adjusting volume balance and other audio settings.

Can I mix speaker brands or models when connecting 4 to the Sonos Amp?

It is possible to connect mix speakers brands and models when you want to connect them with a Sonos amp. Using Sonos Amp doesn’t require any special speakers to connect to it, but they must be compatible with impedance and power requirements. But don’t do this like using a mixed pair of bookshelf speakers with floor-standing speakers because the sound quality will not be great and may be unbalanced. 

How do I troubleshoot if you are experiencing sound issues after connecting four speakers to the Sonos Amp?

You can do the following things if you phase sound issue experience below:

Check Speaker Wiring: Ensure all four speaker wirings are securely connected with the Sonos amp, and must verify there are no loose connections, frayed wires, or shorts.

Verify Impedance: Ensure all speaker impedance matches to Sono amp recommended range (4-8 ohms).

Speaker Placement: Ensure your speakers are facing toward the listening area.

Volume and Balance Settings: Check the volume levels on the Sonos Amp and ensure that it is balanced correctly.

Test Individual Speakers: You have to temporarily disconnect three of the four speakers and test each speaker individually with the Sonos Amp. This assists in determining if a single speaker is the source of the problem.

In A Nutshell

So by properly following these steps, you can easily connect speakers to Sonos amplifiers and enjoy crystal sound.

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Tom Parsons
Tom Parsons is Audio Lover, and content writer by night. He Loves to test various combinations of home theater setups, speakers, receivers, amplifiers etc to churn out the maximum sound quality. To help other novice Audiophiles get the best bang for the buck, has taken it upon himself to regularly write on this website.