Hi Keith, I am looking for ways to increase power in my NR5008 especially for listening to stereo and have connected a Parasound A21 for my front l/r speakers which are 4 ohm Monitor Audio PL200s. When I run XT32 all my levels end up between -5 and -2. I have found that by increasing all my speakers levels by +5 I get more power out of all speakers without any clipping. Can I push it even further into the + as long as I increase each level by the same amount until one gets to the +12 max?
I assume that since an external amp is driving the 4 ohm speakers and that since all the speakers driven by the NR5008 amp are 8 ohms I set the speakers to 6 ohms as opposed to 4 ohms?
How would the receiver be damaged if I connect speakers and the external amp at the same time?