I have a C-1001 speaker distribution. I have a new Onkyo TX-8050 receiver hooked up to it (80w/channel), and am feeding 5 sets of speakers. I have volume controls between that and the speakers and I know are impedance matching. They are stereo 100w max volume controls. The problem I am having is that the receiver keeps cutting itself off. My main question is one that I hope you can answer. I am wondering what load should I be reading at the amplifier after going through the distribution and the volume controls. Im not sure of all the math involved in getting this.
Also, is it important to be using at least 16 gauge wire? This was an existing installation and I can’t guarantee that all of it is that. I am just trying to fix this issue for a customer of mine.
The existing system looks to have 6 ohm ohm speakers on at least 2 sets of speakers. I didn’t know if this would cause any issues. I wouldn’t think it would be that big of deal being only 2 ohms off.