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Pioneer VSX-D812 plus 4 ohm speakers? (1 Viewer)

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.
 

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.
 

John Garcia

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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.
 

Colin.S

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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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