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Choosing a suitable receiver

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by GreatShogun, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. GreatShogun

    GreatShogun New User

    Jul 14, 2014
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    Hey guys,
    I'm a new user with limited experience in matching speakers to receivers. I have an old LG 5.1 system (HT503TH). The spealkers plug directly into a DVD player which is now quite outdated. I was hoping to reuse the speakers with a new receiver, but wasn't sure if this would be possible.
    Here's the specs:

    2x front speakers at 4 ohms each
    1x centre speaker at 4 ohms
    1x sub-woffer at 3 ohms
    2x rear speakers with individual power supply, connected by a wireless box which wires into the DVD player.

    My questions are basically: will the rear speakers even play out of a different brand receiver?
    Will the 4 ohm speakers overload the system given there are no rear speakers to power as well?
    If I'm out of luck, could anyone recommend a decent HTIAB system?

  2. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
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    Jul 4, 2012
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    The problem using HTiB speakers...No the system was not 500w, 1000w...or whatever bullshit was on the box.Your system produced, at most, 15w per channel. Using them with a real receiver capable of 4ohm would end up being 10 times the power they were made to handle.But a real AVR and speakers. A4L has the Denon BA package for under $300.

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