Can it damage a stereo amplifier to connect multiple speakers into a single channel, playing at full or high volume?
As an example, consider the Cambridge A1:
Input Impedance: 47k ohms Loudspeaker Impedance: 4 to 8 ohms Power Output: 25 watts into 8 ohms
And the following speakers are at my disposal:
- 2× Akai 40-watt speakers with tweeter and woofer (but weak bass)
- 2× rear satellites, 1× center, and 1× subwoofer from a Panasonic surround set
With the above, one could split them roughly in the middle:
- Left channel: 1× Akai, 1× satellite, 1× center
- Right channel: 1× Akai, 1× satellite, 1× subwoofer
The goal is not to achieve surround sound (would need to buy an AV amplifier for that), but to compliment the Akai speakers with the rich bass and low-range of the Panasonic 3.1 set.
Is this possible? If not, how can it be achieved on a limited budget? Good speaker management systems seem expensive even when second-hand.
As you can probably tell, I'm very new to this, but I assume that there's a simple mathematical relationship. What specifications of each speaker do I need to take into account? Voltage, power, resistance/impedance, etc.?