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The receiver on my Samsung HTQ70 home theater in a box has just died but the speakers are fine. I'm taking a friends suggestion and working on putting together my home theater with a new standalone receiver and new sub woofer. I'm trying to make sure I'm matching up the spec's so I don't over or under power any of the different components involved and I'm wondering if anyone can point out any red flags on the set up:

The speakers have the following specs:

1.0 x Right/left rear channel speaker - 2-way - External - 140.0 Watt - -19980.0 Hz - 3.0 Ohm - Wired,
1.0 x Right/left channel speaker - 2-way - External - 160.0 Watt - -19855.0 Hz - 3.0 Ohm - Wired,
2.0 x Center channel speaker - 2-way - External - 140.0 Watt - -105.0 Hz - 3.0 Ohm - Wired,


The receiver is the Pioneer VSX-1022K. Specs for power are:

Power Output per Channel (20Hz-20kHz, 0.08%THD@8ohm): 80W
Power Output per Channel (1kHz@8ohm): 110W
Power Output per Channel (1kHz@6ohm): 140W


The sub woofer is the Polk PSW10 Inch:

Power Output: 50 watts Continuous Average Output
Dynamic Power Output: 100 watts
35Hz - 200Hz repsonse


I'm already aware that I'm getting a 7.1 channel system and that I'm setting it up as 5.1, so no need to point that out. But I'd love to know if I'm actually putting any of these components at risk of being damaged by running them all together.
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Yes, you are as HTIB speakers are generally only designed to work with the receiver in the HTIB. Most stand alone AVRs are not capable of powering 4-ohm speakers let alone even harder to drive 3-ohm speakers. Consider the Energy Take 5.1 Classic setup instead.

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Just to clarify, which system would I be hurting here? The receiver or the speakers?
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The AVR won't provide enough power to effectively operate the speakers.

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