Alright here's the situation, I just spent the weekend redoing my HT room and I just got done reconnecting all of my componants, I have only the rear speakers connected right now, I haven't finished yet, and after I hooked all my equipment back up I popped in a dvd just to check for sound from the rears. Now, when I turned the reciever up to about 55, my usual volume, my reciever clicked and went into 'protect' mode on me. I realize that this some sort of safety feature in the reciever, but I don't know why it's kicking now? This is my fear however, I recut the oxydized ends off of my speaker wire and while cutting the jacket off the end of the wires, I lost some strands of wire. I pulled out the strands that I accidentally cut loose but may have left some their when I twisted the strands to a fine point. Is this causing some sort of backlash of power to my reciever perhaps? Or does the reciever know that I don't yet have the fronts and center connected? This is strangs guys. My reciever is the Sony STR DE485 btw. Thanks.