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My 2003 STR-DE995 goes into "PROTECTER" mode

Hey, hope you guys can help ? I've had a problem with my 2003 STR-DE995 jumping into "PROTECTER" mode, and shutting down when I listen Loud, ever since I hooked-up a pair of large tower Paradigm Studio 100 speakers as my main speakers, and I hear the Paradigm Studio 100s draw a lot of power. I unplugged from a muti-plug situation and gave it a "dedicatied" (just it's own plug) AC line which helped a little. It sits with open ventilation, However still a problem at peak "noise" levels, (applouding on a concert DVD) Overheating is not necceassarly the prob. as it has happened even before it warms-up. I have speakers running to all 8 chanels, so I'm "working it" but the suround speakers are minimal in size, and of course the subw. powers itself. I thought 100 watts would handle it. I'm thinking of hooking-up another amp to the system but have No clue as to how to go about it and maintain best sound integrity. I've read about bi-amping but don?t want to go buy an identical amp. / bi-wiring? I do have a 20 year old, but limeted hours "Bedini" amp and pre-amp (2-channel, 150 watts per) I could utilize. Then would I use the amp Only? Should I configure the pre-amp power to the big speakers only? The only amp outputs I see on the SONY is the ?Zone2?. I can hook-up to this, but I think I won?t be getting true surround channels to the main speakers will I? The Paraigm Studio 100 Speakers have the option to Bi-amp (separate Bass terminals / Mid & Tweeter terminals) Shall I hook-up the extra amp to say Bass Only ? Then do I need to use the Pre-amp w/the extra amp too? So I'll have to use separate volume control (which would suck) And Would be nice not to have to kick-on the second amp constantly as I only go Loud a small percentage of my listening. And the Bedini was a nice "clean" amp in it's day, but will this 20 yr old compromise the whole system by beig so "old-school" ?? Thanks Guys, I appreciate your time. Roy

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Re: My 2003 STR-DE995 goes into "PROTECTER" mode

Hi roy for starters hooking up more then 1 speaker to 1 input makes the total impedance higher\lower then the reciver "sees" there for u r causing the amplifier work hard and warm it up for no reason attach each speaker to 1 inlet look on the speaker for level of resistance (4 Ω, 8 Ω) and adjust the reciver for that level in that inlet if u want morn power ull have 2 connect the 2 amps in line as you sed, although the Bedini is "old-school" im sure it will do just fine and then u can crash ur whole house down from endless power... its difficult to say without any parameters what kind of connection will be the best result, so just try them all and see what u like the best keep in mind that loud music is hearting ur ears and if ull keep up this way ur wont be able to hear your child not to say when you will b older.... good luck windman

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