This Onkyo receiver can join your existing Sonos Home Sound System, or be the start of a new one, just by pairing it with a Sonos Connect*. The AVR ties into the Sonos ecosystem, waking, changing inputs, and playing at the desired volume on command from the Sonos app*.

After a simple set up, your Onkyo receiver will seamlessly tie into Sonos, instantly waking, changing inputs and playing at the volume you command through the familiar Sonos app.

The Works with Sonos badge certifies products that seamlessly connect with the Sonos Home Sound System. The badge helps people choose products that meet Sonos’ exacting standards for design and sound.
One app. Complete music control.
The Sonos app helps you quickly search through all your services to track down favorite music, send it to different rooms, and adjust the volume and other settings. You don’t even have to be in the same room. And if your friends have the Sonos app, they can do the same.
Engineered for premium performance.
Sonos Connect works with the amplified audio equipment you already own. Like an Onkyo stereo or home theater receiver. Plus, the RCA, optical, and digital coaxial audio outputs ensure that you can use it with all your equipment.

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General Questions

What is Sonos

Sonos is the home sound system that streams all your favorite music to any room, or every room. Control your music with one simple app, and fill your home with pure, immersive sound. Sonos offers a variety of speakers in different shapes and sizes for any or every room of your home. Learn more at

What equipment is required to connect my Onkyo receiver to a Sonos system?

1.“Works with Sonos” certified Onkyo receiver. Compatible models will be announced soon and listed on this page.

2.Sonos Connect

3.Standard RCA audio cable (Supplied with Sonos Connect)

What software is required from Sonos to work with my Onkyo receiver?

You will need to install the Sonos app on your smartphone or tablet in order to initially setup your Sonos Home Sound System and select your favorite stations/playlists. You will be able to add the Sonos Connect and Onkyo receiver to the system using the Sonos app.

How does it work?

Once your Onkyo receiver is connected to the Sonos Connect you will be able to send any music or source on your Sonos app to the receiver. You will be able to group your receiver to other Sonos devices on the network or use it independently. Whenever you start playing music back from your Sonos app and the Onkyo receiver is selected the receiver will automatically turn on and/or switch to the correct input.

Can I use my Onkyo receiver with any Sonos equipment?

Your Onkyo receiver can be used with the Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3 or Play:5 or any combination of these speakers. You can even use your Onkyo receiver with a Playbar or Playbase that is located in a different room. Just remember that you need to have a Sonos Connect to connect your Onkyo receiver to your Sonos home sound system.

Do I have to turn on my Onkyo receiver when I am going to send music to it from my Sonos app?

No, one of the great features of using your “Works with Sonos” certified Onkyo receivers is that it will automatically turn on when you send music to it from your Sonos app. It will also switch to the correct input for playing back music from the Sonos app.

Do I have to connect the Sonos Connect to a specific input on my Onkyo receiver?

No, you can plug the Sonos Connect into an unused input on the rear panel of your Onkyo receiver using the RCA audio cable supplied with your Sonos Connect. Any input can be used other than the PHONO input. We recommend using the CD input. You can even rename the input that is displayed on your Onkyo receiver to a more logical name. For example, you can change the name of input that the Sonos Connect is plugged into from “CD” (or other input) to “SONOS”. Please refer to the user’s manual supplied with your receiver for details.

What Onkyo models are compatible with Sonos?

Most network capable receivers (multi-channel and stereo) and multi-channel processors introduced in 2018 are compatible. Compatible models will be identified on the box and/or description as “Works with Sonos”.

I don't see an answer to my question in the FAQ section. What should I do?

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*Available via firmware update (Please visit product page for latest firmware download)