Well, they DID work for about 3 years! Here's the story: bought a house 5 years ago with built in Bose Invisible Stereo whatever - built in speakers for surround sound and in other rooms. When I got the house though, the previous owner had disconnected the large wall mounted amps and run the speaker wires straight to behind the TV area. There was no model number on the speakers - but I did read that many Bose speakers are lower ohm rating. I hooked it up to a new Sony AV Receiver and it worked fine for 3 years - until NYE when my son really cranked it up. (The Bose speakers were only in the rear. The Bose speakers in other rooms in the house worked for a bit then blew the amp I was using.) The speakers stopped working and the receiver would go in to protect mode and shut down at any volume. Disconnected the rear speakers and the receiver works fine. Hooked up some small 6 ohm Panasonic speakers to test, and while I get very little volume from them, they put out a bit of sound. The plan is to install the Panasonic speakers and replace the AV Receiver with a new one. The old one can be saved in a 2.1 application. I'm shocked the system worked so well for so long! 1.2 ohms?!!!