Summary: I own several Sonos speakers, including Play 5. I wanted to connect my previous sound system to Sonos, so when I play Sonos I hear Sonos speakers + my old sound system. Turns out only Play 5 has a single output in the form of headphone jack (it's also the only speaker with a line input). So I am able to connect Play 5 out to my system through headphone jack, the only problem is because it's a headphone jack, that particular Play 5 does not make any sound.
Summary: Hooked the connect to my mixer and now it's an "Official House Party". It's cool for people thru out the house to hear my mixes (even on the patio) without setting up the PA and running cables everywhere. Nice!
Pros: Once again easy set up and use!
Cons: I thought it was a little expensive, but once set up and working, I'm glad I made the purchase. Maybe not a con after all.
Summary: Interface is beyond five star - easy, easy, easy. So much you can do with playlists. You can be playing any song anyone names within 10 seconds or less - even if you don't have the album, or never heard of the artist, thanks to spotify. Only reason I didn't give five stars is because they don't support hi resolution audio.
Pros: The interface - sound quality is very good (CD Quality) but not DVD or Blue Ray quality fidelity. Can synchronize many sonos players (party mode) or control independently.
Cons: Resolution is limited to CD quality max, regardless of source resolution.
Loving the SONOS system, just feels like the CONNECT is a little over-priced.
James L, Amazon
18 February 2014
Summary: I paired this CONNECT with my home theater system to drive my indoor surround speakers and my outside patio speakers (via Zone2 on my receiver). The CONNECT works flawlessly with my system and interacts well with my SONOS:PLAY5. My biggest concern is that the CONNECT feels overpriced. It's only $50 less than a PLAY5, yet contains no amplifier or speakers.