So why have you got all defensive, You made it clear the Sonos can be configured for stereo, I suggested a better stereo setup could be had for the same money as 2 Sonos speakers, Which was what all the previous posts have been about, I only mentioned the Alexa because the Sonos doesn't have a CD player, Like I said, Is what all the posts have been about. AV Online will do the Marantz PM5005 for £175, And Peter Tyson will do the Yamaha Floorstanders for 180, That leaves you 45 quid for a nice Bluetooth adaptor or a good used CD Player, But even the 3.5mm out from an Alexa will sound better in stereo than 2 Sonos speakers, Which was all I said.
My identical kit are both boxed and back in the loft now, just don't have the time to appreciate them just now, Sonos filling the gap meantime - not a huge fan but for convience it's good.
And the point is...? I just made it clear that the Sonos system can be configured into a stereo pair. Money or technicals beyond that we’re never mentioned by me. I am interested to know where the source of your £400 setup is coming from though as I don’t see a CD or SACD player, etc. and please don’t tell me it is from the 3.5mm analogue output jack of the Alexa! I run a Sonos Amp with a pair of Monitor Audio silvers. Sound wise it is very very good and also very convenient to use but until this I was always a separates buyer. As I get older the convenience of whole house audio controlled from my phone (or my friends phones when they come over again) is better for me. Love my Denon multichannel though. Let me know about the audio source for your £400 bargain setup eh?
No mate...i bought the NAD 3020a 2nd hand in the 90's and paired it up with AR legend turntable...TDL nucleus 4 speakers ...The marantz cd player and amp...think it was PM 7001 or something like it in my bedroom ...with tannoy speakers ...sorry ...old age creeping up on me lol....also had cambridge azure based system in my dining room lol
For me, my Mission 782s speakers have a bit of a problem, well the dome tweeter. Will keep them for a while longer but inevitably will have to replace it down the line.