I want to understand the rating of my Marantz PM6002 amp.
The backplate says:
System 1: 4 - 16 Ohms System 2: 4 - 16 Ohms 1 + 2 : 8 - 16 Ohms
So looking at the backplate, am I within the stated rating if I connect a pair of speakers with nominal impedance of 8 Ohms on System 1. I believe so as 8 Ohms in parallel (the left and right speakers will be in parallel right?) is 4 Ohms. Am I correctly interpreting this?
Second what happens if I connect the same to System 2 at the same time? Will this put too much load on the amplifier? Would this then be the equivalent of 4 x 8 Ohm speakers in parallel i.e. only 2 Ohms. This would mean the speakers would be sucking too much power from the amplifier making it potentially run too hot?