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I know this might get shot down cold because it doesn't play cassettes tapes or something but I think for £199 with a 6 year guarantee from Richer Sounds that this is an absolute bargain.

The one I received has a manufacturing date of May 2019 so is definitely supported by the new Sonos operating system.
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Great price but isn't this on the sonos list of unsupported products moving forward so may end up not playing nicely with other sonos devices that get latest firmware updates?
Is this Gen 2?
c3p0__02/06/2020 08:54

Great price but isn't this on the sonos list of unsupported products …Great price but isn't this on the sonos list of unsupported products moving forward so may end up not playing nicely with other sonos devices that get latest firmware updates?


Gen1 is unsupported by Sonos S2, but he 2 is supported.

Not sure which this is, some people say if its a mute button rather than play/pause then it's a gen1.
c3p0__02/06/2020 08:54

Great price but isn't this on the sonos list of unsupported products …Great price but isn't this on the sonos list of unsupported products moving forward so may end up not playing nicely with other sonos devices that get latest firmware updates?


It's only older connects which are on the unsupported list, manufactured in 2015 or earlier. Provided these are new stock (and I very much doubt they won't be) these units will get a minimum of 5 years support from Sonos.
chris8902/06/2020 08:56

Gen1 is unsupported by Sonos S2, but he 2 is supported.Not sure which this …Gen1 is unsupported by Sonos S2, but he 2 is supported.Not sure which this is, some people say if its a mute button rather than play/pause then it's a gen1.


True, but there are photos of both types in the listing, probably where they haven't updated the photo.
mail4402/06/2020 08:59

True, but there are photos of both types in the listing, probably where …True, but there are photos of both types in the listing, probably where they haven't updated the photo.


I'd stay well away tbh
chris8902/06/2020 09:00

I'd stay well away tbh


It's easy to check the manufacturing date when it arrives and Richer Sounds do free returns if it isn't a new model.
Cheers, ordered!
mail4402/06/2020 09:08

It's easy to check the manufacturing date when it arrives and Richer …It's easy to check the manufacturing date when it arrives and Richer Sounds do free returns if it isn't a new model.



Do you have to go a post office or similar to make the returns or do they collect from your home?
mail4402/06/2020 08:58

It's only older connects which are on the unsupported list, manufactured …It's only older connects which are on the unsupported list, manufactured in 2015 or earlier. Provided these are new stock (and I very much doubt they won't be) these units will get a minimum of 5 years support from Sonos.


This looks pretty much like an old one. New ones are black and "thinner".
Old stock?
dimav8302/06/2020 09:21

This looks pretty much like an old one. New ones are black and …This looks pretty much like an old one. New ones are black and "thinner".Old stock?


Slightly old stock, but should have recent manufacturing dates which is what matters for Sonos support.

The new black port replaced the connect this year. They cost £399, have a 12v trigger output to switch an amp on which the Connect doesn't, and they don't have optical out or any physical control buttons on the unit which the connect does. Some reviews of the port aren't very complimentary compared to the connect.
Is this an amp for stereo speakers?
There are gen 1 and 2 versions of this, which look 'almost' the same.
The usual way to tell is via the play/pause button (for gen 2) vs the mute button (for gen 1).
The only way to tell for absolutely sure is via the serial which has a YYMM manufacturing date on it (year/month).
Post 2015 = its gen 2 and therefore supported by S2.

There is also a new device as mail44 describes.

I'd be very surprised if this wasn't a newer gen 2 Connect - though even if it wasn't; Richer sounds have great customer service from my experience, so a return would not be an issue (distance selling regs also come into play for your favour also).
I have upgraded to the Port. Cost me £279 for the Port with the 30% trade up offer and I sold me Gen1 Connect for £100. I really don't understand why they have taken the buttons away from it - was so handy to just press the mute button to stop playback when you needed to without going into the app.
It’s a gen 2 rs wouldn’t sell a legacy gen 1 anymore
Edited by: "the.porter" 2nd Jun
Wish they did this 6 months ago!

My Gen 1 packed in making my record player useless so had to spend nearly £300 to get a new one. Definitely worth getting if you want to play other inputs into your Sonos system.
Shaftydude02/06/2020 10:11

Is this an amp for stereo speakers?


You can get an amp version, but this one is to plugin to an existing stereo system with amp/speakers.
tommocroydon02/06/2020 11:22

Wish they did this 6 months ago!My Gen 1 packed in making my record player …Wish they did this 6 months ago!My Gen 1 packed in making my record player useless so had to spend nearly £300 to get a new one. Definitely worth getting if you want to play other inputs into your Sonos system.


My original one packed up, I contacted Sonos directly and they replaced it at a discounted price. It was 6 years old, sent it back and paid £89 for an out of warranty fee, they sent me a new one. This was back in 2016. Excellent service.
It’ll still work as it does today, it just won’t get updates that other products might get. It will work alongside all other products just fine according to Sonos.
Could be a good way to play your TV through Sonos One speakers.
I have a few Sonos speakers already and wanting to get a couple of outdoor speakers and link them to my system. Am I right in thinking I need the connect amp for it to work rather than this?
danzab02/06/2020 13:03

I have a few Sonos speakers already and wanting to get a couple of outdoor …I have a few Sonos speakers already and wanting to get a couple of outdoor speakers and link them to my system. Am I right in thinking I need the connect amp for it to work rather than this?


Yes you’re right. You could get the Sonos Move which is portable. Or buy outdoor speakers with the Sonos Amp.
Shaftydude02/06/2020 10:11

Is this an amp for stereo speakers?



The Sonos CONNECT brings the joys of the Sonos system to your existing hi-fi or home cinema system. Simply connect via analogue or digital cables and you're good to go. The analogue output is the standard phono RCA connection that's common on most stereo systems.


Hope that helps!
I have this device and got an email earlier this year to say it will be unsupported. Sonos retracted this, but I would advise against buying tech that is clearly on the end of life list.
scedwar02/06/2020 13:28

I have this device and got an email earlier this year to say it will be …I have this device and got an email earlier this year to say it will be unsupported. Sonos retracted this, but I would advise against buying tech that is clearly on the end of life list.


yes, your GEN1 Connect - This will be Gen2 which is NOT end of life.
The picture reminds me of the squatting toilet stool
mail4402/06/2020 09:45

Slightly old stock, but should have recent manufacturing dates which is …Slightly old stock, but should have recent manufacturing dates which is what matters for Sonos support.The new black port replaced the connect this year. They cost £399, have a 12v trigger output to switch an amp on which the Connect doesn't, and they don't have optical out or any physical control buttons on the unit which the connect does. Some reviews of the port aren't very complimentary compared to the connect.


I suppose it is not a question of date, but actual hardware inside (as that was a limitation for Sonos and the reason for dropping support of some products). I cannot see this on Sonos website, so would make me think it is a discontinued product..
dimav8302/06/2020 13:39

I suppose it is not a question of date, but actual hardware inside (as …I suppose it is not a question of date, but actual hardware inside (as that was a limitation for Sonos and the reason for dropping support of some products). I cannot see this on Sonos website, so would make me think it is a discontinued product..


It was discontinued this year (replaced by the inferior Port), so will be supported by Sonos for a minimum of 5 years and has 6 year Richer Sounds warranty.
danzab02/06/2020 13:03

I have a few Sonos speakers already and wanting to get a couple of outdoor …I have a few Sonos speakers already and wanting to get a couple of outdoor speakers and link them to my system. Am I right in thinking I need the connect amp for it to work rather than this?


You would need the Sonos Amp and then 2 or 4 outdoor speakers - maximum of 4 8ohm speakers IIRC.

I've recently done this but with indoor speakers - 4 Polk Audio RC60i speakers in a new kitchen extension connected to a Sonos amp - it wasn't cheap with cable etc, probably around £900 in the end but it's perfect and the sound is excellent. I now have 4 ceiling speakers, a Play 3 and a Beam all int eh same space that can work together or individually.
Can this be used to connect my record player to my system?
jaydriscoll102/06/2020 21:53

Can this be used to connect my record player to my system?


It does have a line in, but you'll need a RIAA preamp to boost and equalise the signal from a cartridge (unless your turntable has a preamp built in - the ones with USB outs usually do, others are less likely to).

Something like the Behringer PP400 about £35 from Amazon will do the job (Richer Sounds also do something similar but they are more expensive).
Thank you my turntable does have an inbuilt pre-amp so this should work?
Picked one up from carboot about a couple of years ago for a tenner! Probably the best £10 spent in there!
FuriousD02/06/2020 11:58

My original one packed up, I contacted Sonos directly and they replaced it …My original one packed up, I contacted Sonos directly and they replaced it at a discounted price. It was 6 years old, sent it back and paid £89 for an out of warranty fee, they sent me a new one. This was back in 2016. Excellent service.


nice.

I contacted them and was offered a 3rd off but was involving a lot of shenanigans. To be honest, if my wife wouldn't have killed me I'd have rather have spent £150 on new speakers. The only reason I have the Connect is for my record player, but the rest of the house is Sonos'd up!
same price with correct description and free Bluetooth speaker thrown in - also an independent company that would appreciate your business
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Edited by: "1mran" 6th Jun
1mran06/06/2020 17:30

same price with correct description and free Bluetooth speaker thrown in - …same price with correct description and free Bluetooth speaker thrown in - also an independent company that would appreciate your businessPromo code FREESPEAKERhttps://www.powerbutton.co.uk/connect-gen2.html


It's not the correct description - officially there is no Gen1/Gen2 Sonos connect, just pre/post 2015 manufacture (a poor move by Sonos causing much anger and confusion).

I'm sure Richer Sounds, also an independent business majority owned by a trust controlled by it's employees (much like John Lewis) who are currently all receiving full pay while working from home, would also appreciate your business.

Richer Sounds provide a 6 year warranty, which I would much prefer over a cheap Bluetooth speaker.
mail4406/06/2020 18:24

It's not the correct description - officially there is no Gen1/Gen2 Sonos …It's not the correct description - officially there is no Gen1/Gen2 Sonos connect, just pre/post 2015 manufacture (a poor move by Sonos causing much anger and confusion).I'm sure Richer Sounds, also an independent business majority owned by a trust controlled by it's employees (much like John Lewis) who are currently all receiving full pay while working from home, would also appreciate your business.Richer Sounds provide a 6 year warranty, which I would much prefer over a cheap Bluetooth speaker.


The RS listing pictures the old connect, evidenced by the comments in the thread above

No hate for RS but this little company got the listing right. And six years is just Eu consumer law, you can invoke it if you try hard enough just about anywhere
1mran06/06/2020 18:34

The RS listing pictures the old connect, evidenced by the comments in the …The RS listing pictures the old connect, evidenced by the comments in the thread aboveNo hate for RS but this little company got the listing right. And six years is just Eu consumer law, you can invoke it if you try hard enough just about anywhere


It was a minor cosmetic change related to the function of the mute button and the RS photographs show both. They send a post 2015 manufactured item.

Actually 6 years has nothing to do with EU consumer law, it is to do with the English statute of limitations giving you 6 years to enforce your rights under the Consumer Rights Act. The problem with this is that you may have to go to court and prove that any fault is the result of a manufacturing defect, whereas Richer Sounds will just conduct any repair with no hassle (unless, presumably, there is obvious damage caused by the owner) and will give you loan equipment while they are doing it which they do not have to do by law.
mail4406/06/2020 18:54

It was a minor cosmetic change related to the function of the mute button …It was a minor cosmetic change related to the function of the mute button and the RS photographs show both. They send a post 2015 manufactured item.Actually 6 years has nothing to do with EU consumer law, it is to do with the English statute of limitations giving you 6 years to enforce your rights under the Consumer Rights Act. The problem with this is that you may have to go to court and prove that any fault is the result of a manufacturing defect, whereas Richer Sounds will just conduct any repair with no hassle (unless, presumably, there is obvious damage caused by the owner) and will give you loan equipment while they are doing it which they do not have to do by law.


Ah ok. I guess I see the six year warranty being used by RS to bat away price match because nobody else offers it, so nothing is like for like.... I remember going into Currys with the complete sale of goods act, however many pages it was, I got my refund!

On a lighter note, RS should bring back the 5 year warranty with 50% buyback. THAT really was a selling point!
1mran06/06/2020 19:22

Ah ok. I guess I see the six year warranty being used by RS to bat away …Ah ok. I guess I see the six year warranty being used by RS to bat away price match because nobody else offers it, so nothing is like for like.... I remember going into Currys with the complete sale of goods act, however many pages it was, I got my refund!On a lighter note, RS should bring back the 5 year warranty with 50% buyback. THAT really was a selling point!


I think they probably do that (or price match without warranty) same as John Lewis, or the product code has a different letter at the end so isn't exactly the same. I don't think I have ever bothered with a price match, I think a retailers service is either with paying for or it isn't. Good job getting Currys to do anything, these days I find even find buying from them hard work so generally avoid it.

I think Richer Sounds used to charge about 10% for the old Supercare which included the 50% buyback, and you could get the supercare premium refunded if not used for about a month after expiry! It was a pretty good deal, especially compare to any other extended warranties of the time.

I think they probably had to stop that when they started selling so much AV junk rather than 'real' hi-fi. And by junk, I don't necessarily poor quality, just consumer electronics with inherent limited life due to rapid technology advancements and low intrinsic value.
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