Pioneer VSX-D812 plus 4 ohm speakers?

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  1. Colin.S

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    Hi everyone,

    A quick question about my new Pioneer VSX-D812 receiver.

    The manual insists that all speakers should be 8-16 ohm. I didn't realise this when I bought it. My main speakers are 8 ohm, but my "rear" speakers are an older pair of MBQuart's, and they are 4 ohm.

    What would happen if I connected these up? I don't want to blow up the receiver. But I also want surround sound!

    Also, can you connect a turntable to this receiver, or can't it handle it?

    Cheers
    Colin.
     
  2. ChadLB

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    Colin,
    If I recall the only problem you might have is the receiver will go into Overload mode - which means it can't handle those speakers.

    No phono input for turntable on the 812 that I recall.
     
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    Thanks ChadLB,

    I'll give them a try.

    Cheers!
     
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    It may not overload until the volume is turned up higher as well....
     
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    If only your surrounds are 4 Ohm, it probably won't be a problem, though as Chad mentions, it may overload at higher volume.

    You can hook a turntable up with a phono preamp that should be easy to find, including at Radio Shack.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    The receiver has coped with the 4 ohm speakers so far, and is sounding great!

    Regards
    Colin.
     

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