....that has probably been asked a thousand time on these here forums, I'm afraid. however, I have just spent the last 2 hours searching for the answer, but to no avail so any help would be appreciated. I have a marantz SR5200 amp which provides 1 output for the surround back channel. however, I would like to use 2 and am set up for this at the moment but am worried that I may be damaging my amp somewhat. I have a set of Boston VRS micro's (courtesy of Ian J) that I have wired in parallel from this one socket. (1 cable going to each speaker from the socket, rather that 1 cable to 1 speaker, then from 1 speaker to the next). The speakers are rated at 8 ohms. The question is, does wiring them up this way halve or double the load? The amp can handle 4 - 16 ohms on all terminals. Also, on my search, I read that you should reverse the phase on each speaker. I have actually reversed the speaker positions (left on the right and right on the left), does this do the same job or should I put them back and reverse the phase? Many thanks in advance.