Associated equipment: Yamaha RX-V1200 receiver Paradigm Monitor 7 mains Paradigm CC-350 center Paradigm Mini Monitor surrounds - All speakers are manufacturer spec’ed at 8 Ohms I want to run two Paradigm Mini Monitors off the single rear-center channel speaker-level output of my Yamaha RX-V1200 receiver. I know I have the option of wiring them in parallel for a 4 Ohm load or in series for a 16 Ohm load. I know issues come up when driving lower impedance loads with amps that aren’t designed for it, so I actually took a look at my receivers manual :gasp: It gives some guidelines for running 4 Ohm mains, but doesn’t refer specifically to running or not running 4 Ohm loads out of any other channels. It only has this table lists configurations of 8 or 6 Ohm loads on other channels. So, I have a few basic questions. 1)For multi-channel amps, is the load based on a total load, or is it per channel (i.e. would it be easier, harder or the same for a receiver to drive a single rear-center channel with a combined total 4 Ohm load vs. driving two 4 Ohm mains)? 2)Do higher impedance loads present any problems? I have never really seen 16 Ohm or 32 Ohm speakers, but I have seen higher (32 – 100+Ohm) specs for headphones. Is there any reason why driving a 16 Ohm load would present a problem for the amp (I know it will affect the channel level, but all my speaker levels are at 0, +or- 1 or 2 dBs in my current room so adjustment is available)? 3)What will happen if the receiver cant handle a 4 Ohm load? Will over-driving the receiver even once ruin it, or is this something I can test before I run all the wires permanently? Also, how will I know that I could test this now and not notice any problems and then later on find out that I have been killing my receiver? 4)Installing my rear center speakers in parallel will be much easier then in series because they will be on opposite sides of a doorway that runs floor to ceiling. What would you guys do???? Play it safe with a 16 Ohm load or make the installation easier with the 4 Ohm load. 5)Is there any cheap device that will balance the total load back to 8 Ohms without affecting the sound quality?