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Setting up speakers on a Pioneer VSX 1122 K 7.2

by Grizler59 / March 26, 2013 8:42 PM PDT

I just purchased and awaiting its arrival, a Pioneer VSX-1122-K AV Reciever. Yet to buy speakers however I have a couple smaller temporary speakers I can use till I get some speakers figured out.

- Channels: 7.2
- Amplification Type: Direct Energy
- 90 W/ch (20 Hz - 20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 8 ohms FTC)
- 165 W/ch (6 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 1ch Driven)

I have a couple questions concerning the use of these temp speakers.

1.) Is there any danger of damaging the receiver by hooking up ONLY 2 speakers to the receiver till a better set of speakers are obtained, not worried so much about these 10.00 speakers or the sound quality just yet.
And what channels should a person only hook the 2 speakers to?
(Of coarse I am not listening to this at any high levels)
- Speakers = Sony SS-H3300
These are 6 ohm, 45w nom, 90w max

2.) Many theater speaker systems have a powered subwoofer with outputs for its own set of front and rear surround speakers, should I be staying away from a powered subwoofer for this type of A/V receiver?

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by Pepe7 / March 27, 2013 12:12 AM PDT

1) Hook them up the front left/right connectors until you find proper surrounds. Adjusting the sound field to 'stereo' will optimize what you hear via this speaker pair.

2) Buy a powered sub. Somewhat easier to deal with. Just don't buy any sort of proprietary 'sub' like you find with the Bose or some HTIB units that requires the speakers to be plugged into the back of it. Instead I would simply obtain normal surrounds (5.1 or 7.1, or 7.2 if you are going to go with 2 subs) that connect directly to the Pioneer receiver.

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by Grizler59 / March 27, 2013 1:13 AM PDT
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Thank you very much for taking the time to answer me, very helpful.


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