Connect the AirPort Express to your Sonos S5 (or other ZonePlayer with an Audio In connection):
Connect the 3.5mm audio cable (supplied with the S5) to the Analog Audio In connector from the back of your S5 to the Line-out connector on the AirPort Express. (If you are connecting to a different ZonePlayer, you can use a standard RCA audio cable.)
Connect an Ethernet cable from the Ethernet port on the AirPort Express to an Ethernet port on your Sonos S5.
Plug the AirPort Express into a power outlet.
Install AirPort Utility from the CD included with your Airport Express. (If you need help with this step, you can go to
Open AirPort Utility and follow the on-screen instructions to configure your AirPort Express.
During the setup process, be sure to update the following settings:
Type Sonos as the AirPort Express Name.
Select I want AirPort Express to join my current network.
Select I want to disable the wireless network on this AirPort Express and connect it to my computer or network using
After your AirPort Express is configured, use a Sonos Controller to display the Line-In settings on your Sonos system.
Using the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC, select ZonePlayer Settings from the Zones menu. Select the ZonePlayer your Airport Express is connected to, and click Settings>Line-In.
Using the Sonos Controller 100 or 200, select ZonePlayer Settings from the System Settings menu. Select the
ZonePlayer your Airport Express is connected to, and click Settings>Line-In.
Using the Sonos Controller for iPhone or Android, select ZonePlayer Settings from the Settings menu. Select the
ZonePlayer your Airport Express is connected to, and then select Line-In.
Using the Sonos Controller for iPad, select ZonePlayer Settings from the Settings menu and select the ZonePlayer your Airport Express is connected to.
Update the following settings:
Line-In Source Name: Select AirPlay Device.
Line-In Source Level: A default (typical) line-in source level is automatically assigned based upon the source name. (If the volume sounds too low, you can select a higher line level. You may experience clipping at higher volume levels if you set the level too high.)
Autoplay Zone: Select the room you want your AirPlay device to play in whenever it’s connected to Sonos. You can also select Include Grouped Zones so that any rooms grouped with the autoplay zone will play the same music.
Autoplay Volume. Use the slider to set a default volume for the autoplay zone whenever the AirPlay device is connected. Select Use Autoplay Volume if you intend to use your AirPlay device to adjust the volume in the autoplay zone.
Now you’re ready to use AirPlay — simply tap the AirPlay icon on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or in iTunes and select Sonos.
For more information about setting up an AirPlay device with Sonos, you can go to http://faq.sonos.com/airplay.
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