Much publicity has surrounded the recent introduction of the newly re-invented Sonos Amp, designed in main to enhance the brand’s ‘install’ credentials. We were lucky enough to be one of the first to provide an upgrade to the new Sonos Amp.
The project involved a long-standing client, who’d had one of the original first-generation installations of Sonos amplifiers (ZP100s) and loved using it. The brief was simple: a couple of their dozen units had finally given up the ghost, so they were looking to refresh the system, but stick to the interface from Sonos that they loved.
The client got in contact with us just as the new AMP had arrived, and so like for like replacements were made in all areas. The ZP100’s were replaced with the new Sonos AMP which vastly improved audio performance without affecting the control of the system.
We knew this would be ideal for the client as they are mostly an iOS household and this upgrade would give them the option of AirPlay 2 throughout, in addition to the extra amplification power. The AMP partnered with Bowers & Wilkins in-ceiling speakers.
The Sonos AMP units were direct replacements for ageing ZP100’s, they installed seamlessly into the existing local headends and were overall smaller than the older counterparts which gave a more streamlined final look.
The client was really happy to have a working system once again and ironically, the client’s favourite part was their ability to retain the old CR200 controllers!
Check out the full case study in Essential Install.