Polk monitor 40 overheated 2 Sony receivers

Playing cds on a 2 channel Sony stereo receiver with my Polk monitor 40 speakers at low-mid volume blew the receiver by overheating it. Replaced receiver. Blew that one too. They had worked for years without trouble. What kind of receiver should I get to power these speakers without fearing overheating?


  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,918
    edited June 2021
    There's got to be more to this story.....

    Spill it
    What receiver
    What speaker cable etc, etc, etc

    Seeing how you posted in the car audio section I'm crazy inquisitive.
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 10,086
    If by mid volume you mean half of the volume knob it is possible you're playing too loud especially if you have a bunch of bass EQd in. There's really not enough info to go on here though.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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