Outdoor speakers and sonos amp

  • 15 December 2014
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Can I use (2) nht-02 arc speakers with the sonos connect amp?

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Welcome to the forum.

By "2" I take it you mean 2 per channel, for a total of four. Those NHT's are 8-ohm, and normally should be OK with 2 pairs on one Connect:Amp, but they also have a minimum impedance of 3.5 ohms, so two pairs in parallel will result in a load below 2 ohms. Depending on where that impedance dip is on the frequency curve, that could cause a Connect:Amp to activate its protection circuitry.

If that's the case, you can use impedance matching to allow both pairs to be safely connected. Impedance matching volume controls are not very expensive.