Port

The versatile streaming component for your stereo or receiver.

Controls and lights

Status light

 

Indicates the product’s status. For more information, see https://faq.sonos.com/led.

Connector panel

Join button

Press to connect during setup.

Ethernet ports (2)

Use an Ethernet cable to connect to a router, computer, or additional network device like a network-attached storage (NAS) device.

LED indicators:

Flashing Green (network activity)

Yellow (link connection)

12 V trigger

Use a stereo or 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm cable to wake your third-party amplifier whenever Sonos starts playing audio.

Note:Read the guide that came with your amplifier for details on the use of 12V trigger input.

AC power (mains) input

Use only the included power supply (using a third-party power supply will void your warranty).

Analog audio in

 

Use a standard RCA audio cable (included) to connect Port’s analog audio inputs to the audio outputs from a separate audio component, like a pre-amplified turntable.

Analog audio out

 

Use a standard RCA audio cable (included) to connect Port’s analog audio outputs to the audio inputs on your amplified audio component.

Digital audio out

Use a digital coaxial cable to connect Port’s coaxial digital audio output to the audio inputs on your amplified audio component.

Select a location

You can place Port just about anywhere—in an electronics rack, on a shelf, or on a credenza with your audio/video receiver (AVR).

Rack mounted

Port fits perfectly in any electronics rack using a third-party shelf. You can fit 3 units across a standard rack and take up only 1 rack unit of vertical space.

Placed on a credenza

Connect the cables

Connect the power cord

Attach the power cord and plug in your Port.

If you’re connecting to powered speakers

You may need a Y-adapter audio cable (one 1/8" stereo miniplug to dual RCA male connectors) to connect powered speakers to the audio outputs on the Sonos product. If your speakers have a male 1/8" stereo plug, you’ll need to attach a female-to-female coupler between the speaker plug and the Y-adapter audio cable.

If you don’t have the Sonos app, download it from the app store on your mobile device. You’ll use it to set up and control your Sonos system.

If you’re connecting to an audio/video receiver (AVR) or amplifier

If you don’t have the app, download it from the app store on your mobile device. You’ll use it to set up and control your Sonos system.

If you’re connecting to a computer

You’ll need a stereo mini to RCA Y-adapter audio cable (one 1/8" stereo miniplug to dual RCA male connectors) to connect from Port’s analog audio output to your computer’s audio input.

If you don’t have the app, download it from the app store on your mobile device. You’ll use it to set up and control your Sonos system.

Line-in

Connect an external source like a phono preamp (your turntable may have a built-in phone preamp), or other audio device. Learn more.

Line-out

Control volume from your AVR or amplifier (Fixed line-out level)

Set Port’s line-out level to Fixed if you want to control the volume exclusively from your AVR or amplifier. You won’t be able to use the Sonos app to adjust the volume or equalization settings.

Go to settings and choose Fixed for the Line-Out Level.

Control the volume from Sonos (Variable line-out level)

When Port’s line-out level is set to Variable, you can use the Sonos app to adjust the volume.

  1. Adjust your AVR or amplifier’s volume to your typical listening volume.

  2. Make sure the line-out level is set to Variable. If it’s not, you’ll need to change it:

  3. Use the Sonos app to adjust the volume so you can hear music on your Sonos system. It may need to be turned up fairly high.

  4. Readjust the volume on your AVR or amplifier so it falls within your typical listening range.

Use Sonos to control the volume on your home theater or amplifier

When Port’s line-out level is set to Pass-Through, Port stays at a fixed volume and sends volume commands to your amplifier. You can control volume using the Sonos app, a universal remote, or your voice if you have a voice assistant enabled.

Note:Make sure your amplifier supports Pass-Through. If you set the line-out level to Pass-Through and your amplifier doesn’t support it, you won’t be able to control the volume.

Specifications

Feature

Description

Audio

Sound Quality

THD+N<0.009%, 20 Hz-20 kHz

Line In

Analog (RCA), auto-detecting

Line Out

Analog (RCA), digital (coaxial)

Networking*

Wireless Connectivity

Connects to your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g/n router.

802.11n only network configurations are not supported—you can either change the router settings to 802.11b/g/n or connect a Sonos product to your router.

Ethernet port

Two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports to connect to a wired home network.

General

Power Supply

Auto-switching 100 - 240V, 50-60 Hz AC universal input.

Dimensions (H x W x D)

1.6 x 5.4 x 5.4 in. (41 x 138 x 138 mm)

Weight

1lb (.47 kg)

Operating Temperature

32º to 104º F (0º to 40º C)

Storage Temperature

-4º to 158º F (-20º to 70º C)

Product Finish

Black

Package Contents

Port, power supply, RCA cable, and Quickstart Guide.

* Specifications subject to change without notice.