Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-25-2010

NS-R2000 and Bose Speaker Ohm

In layman's terms, can someone tell me if this would work?

My inventory:

Bose Acoustimass 3 Cubes

Bose Outdoor 151 Speakers - power rating 40W IEC (whatever that means) Impedance 4 ohms

Insignia NS-R2000 Stereo Receiver.


I have Bose Acoustimass 3 cubes. the Cube says these are compatible with receivers or amplifiers that are rated btw 4-16 ohms. I have had these installed for sometime to our HDTV and Insignia receiver. They operate at low volume but nonetheless produce an OK sound.


I want to install the Bose 151's to channel B. 


According to the printing on the back of the receiver, it says Speaker A, B minimum impedance is 8 ohm

According to the printing on the back of the receiver, it says Speaker A & B, minimum impedance is 16 ohm.


Can I install the outdoor speakers to channel B without damaging the receiver and/or speakers?


I looked at posts regarding Ohms law and am still slightly confused. My gut tells me that I would expect one set to work but if I have both speakers on, I may be doing long term damage to the receiver by overheating it.


Thanks in advance. 

Insignia Product Specialist
Posts: 440
Registered: ‎04-03-2013

Re: NS-R2000 and Bose Speaker Ohm

Hello hogriderj,

Welcome to Community@ Insignia™!

In order to use both the A and B speaker outputs you will need to use speakers that have an impedance of 16 ohms or greater.  The Bose Outdoor speakers should not be used with the NS-R2000 since there impedance is 4 ohm and could cause the receiver to overheat.

Insignia™ Support

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-03-2017

Re: NS-R2000 and Bose Speaker Ohm

Please HELP!

Hi! can i connect to my insignia Recevier : NS-STR514, a pair of Bose Speakers Ds16Se


Bose specs:

Frequency Response (+/-3 dB)
95 Hz - 17 kHz

Frequency Range (-10 dB)
80 Hz - 19 kHz

Nominal Dispersion
170° H x 160° V

Long-Term Power Handling
16 W (64 W peak)

Sensitivity (SPL / 1 W @ 1 m)
84 dB SPL

Maximum SPL @ 1 m
96 dB SPL (102 dB SPL peak)

Nominal Impedance
8 Ω (transformer bypassed)