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I doubt the Klipsch Quintets are frying all these receivers. If it’s a 3 zone system than it should be able to handle all of these speakers. You must have some kind of fault somewhere in your setup. How does it sound before it die's? Is it normal or is it distorted or odd sounding?
To test your setup,you can disconnect all your speakers and any switching/connection boxes that might be connected. Then connect just Klipsch and play them or awhile to see if the trip the protection in the Marantz. Tripping the protection should not fry the receiver. That's why the have protection circuits. Slowly turning up the volume may speed the process if there is a problem. If they are ok disconcert them and do the same with all the rest of your speakers one set at a time so you are testing each set separately.
If your going to use a ohm meter to test the speakers test the by disconcerting the speaker wire from the Marantz and connect the ohm meter leads to the wire so you are testing the wire and the speakers together. If you find a bad one then test that wire and speaker separately.
Also look carefully at all your speaker wire connection. Even 1 strand of wire crossing to the opposite side can cause a fault. If this just started happening when you added the new Klipsch then it was probable something that was moved or disconnected and reconnected at that point. Check every connection if the speakers seem to be working ok.
If you find no fault then I would connect the mains (5.1's) and one other set and run that for awhile. If that's fine then add the third set.
As far as the ohm reading of the individual speakers, you would have to see 0 ohms (a solid short) or very close to it, for it to be the problem.
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