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Can I connect 4-ohm speakers to the VSX-455, which takes 8 and 16-ohm speakers?

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No, you will burn up the amplifier, too much current flow.

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How do i connect a sub wooferto my reciever


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The only way to hook a powered subwoofer up to a VSX-D903S is if your subwoofer is equipped with amplified/speaker level terminals on the back, in addition to the line-level input. If you only have a line-level input, do not attempt to hook it up to this receiver.

If you're lucky, and have speaker-level inputs on your powered subwoofer, you would use the amplified terminals (connect to B-channel on the receiver). DO NOT connect anything to the line-level connection.

Alternatively, you could build two unpowered subwoofers, then set the receiver's Impedance switch to LOW, then connect one enclosure to each of the "B-channel" outputs. Connect your regular left and right speakers to their corresponding "A-channel" outputs. [Impedance range: 4 Ohm minimum, 16 Ohm Maximum]

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Hello,I'm trying to conect 4 speakers(Bose 161,4-8ohms,50w each) and 2 speakers (JBL cf100(3way speakers),8ohms,100w each) to rceiver Pioneer VSX-455, I want to conect all of them at the same time.please I...


Well if you look on the back it plainly says speakers should be between 8-16 ohms.

It has facilities for 2 pairs of fronts (A and B) which could be run concurrently if they met the >8-ohm spec.

http://www.use.com/PIONEER_767cb5bb4ea6f30a06fc?p=7#photo=9

http://www.use.com/showorig.pl?set=767cb5bb4ea6f30a06fc&p=6

The JBL's would work best as primary front speakers.

http://www.retrevo.com/support/JBL-CF100-Speakers-manual/id/597bh151/t/2/

If you wired the Bose in series with each other, they'd work as one surround speaker 'pair' electrically, maybe even sonically if you arrange them across the sides and/or rear. I'd experiment.

http://products.bose.com/pdf/customer_service/owners/og_161.pdf

You'll need a separate amp for any center or sub speakers.

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Receiver shuts down when setting volume above certain range.


disconnect all your speakers and if it still does it, yes, take it to service. if not, check all your speakers and wires. good luck

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Overloads with volume a third od the way up,i have 2 12 inch cerwin vegas hooked to it


fan_of_tony,
There is not much info in your question to properly answer it but here are a few things.

1) The VSX-D307 is a home receiver that is rated for no less than a 4 ohm load. If you have two 12" 4 ohm CV subs on the same channel and they are in parallel, that would create a 1.7 ohm load which would easily cause the problem.

2) If you have one on each channel connected along with speakers that are for you mids and highs, the way they are connected could be reducing the resistance load the amp will see which would easily cause the problem.

3) If you have one on each channel and no other speakers the problem would be simply that your speakers can use more power than the amp can produce. Thus you are able to raise the volume of the amp passed it's maximum output which would cause the amp to clip and the amp will go into overload protection.

4) Your receiver has an 8 ohm rated amp. Which means it can run at 4 ohms but the amp will produce more power at lower volumes on the knob setting and will max out at lower levels than if you were using a 8 ohm speakers.

In short, CV's can use a lot of power and your receiver, regardless of advertised power levels, cannot give the speakers what you are looking for in sound levels. Buy a larger dedicated amp for the CV's as the clipping from your Pioneer receiver is doing damage to your CV's. Your speaker's can hear the clipping before your ears can so damage will start to occur before your ears can hear the clipping.

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Series the speakers, they may not get as much power as you would like, but your receiver will last longer.

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Owner's Manual - Pioneer VSX 455 Receiver


It should be compatible with all of them. I have one that works just fine with my Sony HD/TV, HD DVD PLAYER, etc. The only difference is that its is stereo w/ a middle speaker hook up, if you so desire.

I find it just as enjoyable and easy to use as my Denon 6.1 with fewer speakers. That is because as men, our hearing range is poorer especially as we grow older.

Email me with any other concerns you may have.

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dthomas
Chicago, IL

dbondick@comcast.net

Dec 27, 2008 | Pioneer VSX-455 Receiver

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This is not a pioneer vsx-454 receiver problem


I would not recomend doing this because the 4 ohm speaker is not enough to offset the 32 ohm speaker and the amp will have problems keeping up with the power consumption of the speakers and will eventully overheat and cause damage! (it will work but not well and not without risk to your amp!)
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Make sure your cables are all properly connected

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