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What happens if you hook up a 32 ohm speaker and a 4 ohm speaker in parallel? im about to try it but am worried it will only power the 4 ohm speaker and hurt my 8-16 ohm amp? i was hoping doing such a strange thing would raise the 4 ohm load and lower the 32 ohm load into a useable range.
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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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  1. Go To RADIOSHACK
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  4. Connect the Other End to THE VCR2 Input.
  5. SWITCH THE INPUT TO VCR2

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SOURCE: diagram of pioneer receiver vsx-454 to show wire hookups

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

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fan_of_tony,
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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.

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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.

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