Denon AVR-3802: Would it be safe to power-up 9 speakers?

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  1. tk2001

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    Next week I plan to upgrade my set-up from 5.1 to 6.1 using 2 more speakers for the surround-back channels (Mission 77ds).
    Just out of curiosity, would it be safe if I added two more speakers for the surround left & right channels, adding the total number of speakers to 9?


    Heres what the 9 speaker set-up would consist of:

    1: Front-left.
    2: Front-center.
    3: Front-right.
    4: Surround-left.
    5: Surround-left 2.
    6: Surround-right.
    7: Surround-right 2.
    8: Surround-back L.
    9: Surround-back R.

    I know the manual for the AVR-3802 states that the amp can output 105W for 7 speakers but if I added extra two speakers, would it put too much strain on my amp?
     
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    No. The Denon 3802 allows for extra left/right surrounds anyway. Even if it did not it would not make much difference, as long as the load( impedance) presented to the amp does not exceed its set limits on each channel.
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    Hi

    Running two sets of surround speakers (A/B) together also doesnt sound very good either, the soundstage and effects get all buggered up.

    If you want to connect them both, use them as is intended, Surround A for movies, Surround B for Music (Multichannel, 5CH Stereo etc).

    You still have the option to switch on the Surround Backs as well, which will give greater ambience at the rear of the room.
     

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