Just finished setting up a pair of patio speakers connected to the Zone 2 outputs of the Onkyo, but also want to run another pair of speakers (another Zone) with the same outputs.
Now I understand that the 8 ohm MIN outputs of the Onkyo will not be too happy with a 4 ohm load (when wired in parallel), so would like to wire the speakers in series.
1. Will the back-EMF produced by the series connection create distortion in the Onkyo?
2. Will there be enough gain to drive the now 16-ohm load without running into any problems?
This is a *temporary* solution until I obtain an amp to drive the Zone 2 along with the Zone 3 speakers. Last, will it make a difference with regards to the load if I connect the speakers like the following:
LEFT + on AVR --> + on Speaker 1 \\
LEFT - on AVR --> - on Speaker 2 //
RIGHT + on AVR --> + on Speaker 1 \\
RIGHT - on AVR --> - on Speaker 2 //