If I correctly understand that you want to parallel both the Niles box and the B&W's across the amps' outputs; theoretically this should be safe to do with a 1.5 ohm minimum amp load spec. It's a sonic compromise of the amp's damping characteristics, but this isn't a major issue unless performance is the absolute goal, which doesn't seem to be the case in this situation. Be aware however that 8 ohms nominal load can at certain frequencies drop to half or less of that value. Because the impedance curves of the two major loads are dissimilar you should still be within the safe operating area, but DO exercise restraint on the throttle unless the Niles is switched out-of-circuit (no speakers turned on).
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