As Sonos wireless music streaming players are so popular now, we often get asked whether Sonos can be played directly into a pair of Bang & Olufsen Beolab speakers. This is easy to set up, the best Sonos player to choose is the Sonos Connect (this was previously known as the Sonos ZP80, ZP90 or ZP100).

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Here are the cables you need to connect a pair of Beolab speakers to a Sonos ZP80/90/100 or Sonos Connect:-

Option 1) Earlier Beolab speakers with RCA/phono line inputs, including Beolabs 1, 5, 3000, 4000 (up to 2007), 4500, 5000, 6000, 8000 and Penta:-

http://soundsheavenly.com/line-in-connection/6–2rca-2rca-.html

Option 2) Later Beolab speakers without RCA/phono line inputs, including Beolabs 3, 9, 4000 (2008 onwards), 6002 and 8002:-

http://soundsheavenly.com/powerlink-8-pin-din-connection/105-av-processor-pre-amp-sonos-to-beolab-using-powerlink-din-sockets.html

Option 3) More recent Beolab speakers with RJ45 line inputs, including Beolabs 12 and 14:-

http://soundsheavenly.com/powerlink-8-pin-din-connection/105-av-processor-pre-amp-sonos-to-beolab-using-powerlink-din-sockets.html

Please also add one of these adapters for each speaker: http://soundsheavenly.com/bang-olufsen/30–rj45-pl-socket-.html

Option 4) The latest Beolab speakers with RCA/phono line inputs, including Beolabs 17, 18, 19 and 20:-

http://soundsheavenly.com/line-in-connection/6–2rca-2rca-.html

Please set both speakers to “Line” mode using the small switch next to the input sockets. You need one cable for each pair of speakers.

Volume control is directly from the Sonos app using your smart phone or tablet. The Sonos Connect can be easily hidden out of view, so all your friends will think you have the full B&O music system instead of just the speakers!

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2 thoughts on “Using Sonos with B&O Beolab speakers is easy!

  1. Hello,

    I have a question: I have successfully Connected a pair of Beolab 8000 the way you describe above. I now would want to add a B&O subwoofer to the System, where the e.g. Beolab 2 does not have any RCA but the Powerlink connectors. I understand that I have to connect the Beolab 2 to the Sonos connect, and the connect the pair of Beolab 8000 to the Beolab 2.
    My question here: Is there any specific cable between the Sonos Connect and the Beolab 2? And will this work?

    Thanks,

    Alexander

    • Hello Alexander,

      Thanks for your enquiry, yes you can add the Beolab 2 to work with the Sonos Connect and the other speakers, this is a popular solution that works well. When used with the Sonos Connect, your Beolab 2 subwoofer needs a special powered cable to generate the trigger signals that would normally be sent from a B&O television:-

      http://soundsheavenly.com/line-in-connection/101–trigger-2rca-.html

      For best results, the Beolab 8000 speakers will then plug into the two output sockets on the Beolab 2 using standard Powerlink mk.3 cables (one cable is needed for each speaker):-

      http://soundsheavenly.com/powerlink-8-pin-din-connection/20-powerlink-mk-3-compatible-8-pin-din-cable-with-4-cores-wired-low-profile-cable.html

      The easiest way to make your purchase is directly on our website at the links above, where you can also see our full range of over 200 products at the best prices. Simply select the items you require, choose the cable lengths from the drop-down menu on the left side of the product page and click on “Add to Cart”. You can pay securely online using any major credit or debit card, or with a PayPal account if you prefer. You can pay in any currency with no fees and all of our cable prices include FREE Worldwide shipping by Airmail!

      Kind regards,
      Steve.

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