Sorry that could have gone off-topic, never mind about the 3311... but since I cannot really justify a new receiver right now, instead of using 2.1 with my studio reference monitors, I would like to use my Energy Take Classic 5 speakers, but in 3.1, is this possible? I don't want to run wires all over the place because this is a temporary setup and there will be lots of people around to trip over wires.
The Energy Take 5 (I actually have 7) has 6 identical speakers + a center. For bigger sound, can I leave out the center speaker, and use the other 6 (2 + 2 + 2) for my LCR, and wire in parallel as long as I keep the volume below distortion? They are 8 ohm speakers so load will be 4 ohms. The speakers are small. I could also wire in series for 16 ohms but I will be cutting my power in half. What do you recommend?
If this won't work I'll just do 1 speaker on each channel in 3.1. And if 3.1 is not possible I will just do 2.1, which I know is possible.
Thanks for advice.