Originally Posted by pjwinstalls
As I said above, I want to be able to get the 100watts to each of those speakers. They are connected in series and the receiver sees it at 16ohms so they aren't getting the full power they are capable of handling. 2nd, when you turn the denon up to +2.0 you are getting distortion.
You have a serious mismatch
between the speakers and the Denon electronics.. 😳
If you have the speakers connected in series (16 Ohms) and want 100W @ per each
of the individual
speakers, you need an amplifier capable 400W per channel into 8 Ohms
. As the amplifier's power output is decreased by 50%
into 16 Ohms, so as to deliver 100W per speaker (200W per channel)
So I would recommend the following:1.
Redo the wiring, and connect each speaker directly to the Denon' speaker outputs as noted below2.
1 to Left/Front, 1 to Right Front, 1 to Left Surround, 1 to Right Surround3.
Switch the Denon to the Party mode, 5 Channel stereo4.
Note that now the Denon can operate into 8 Ohms as it was designed, but essentially it will now be a 2.0 stereo
The other option would be to purchase a large, expensive high powered amplifier. And you would need to use a low-high converter since the Denon does not have pre-outs.. However note that this route will cost 2-3x that of the Denon..
I hope that helps..
Just my 💰