The amp is wonderful, especially so on my Quad ESL-57's -- you can basically 'tune' the sound by trying the different output taps.
I'll wax poetic about the sound after the tubes have at least 100 hours on them....
But for today, just a question; maybe not a 'simple' one:
When using the MMG's, of course they're rated for 4 ohm's, would there be any harm in trying the 8-ohm taps, which should have a higher output voltage?
Because of the flat impedance curve of the MMG's, I don't expect there to be any frequency response changes (unlike the Quads), but by using a 4 ohm speaker on the 8-ohm tap, is there any chance of damage to either the output transformers or output tubes with too much current?
60W on the 8-ohm tap is ~22v at 2.75A. Running that 22V with 4-ohms is now 5.4A and 120W.
Will the voltage sag (in other words can't get there from here) or is that increased current gonna smoke something if driven hard? Probably not gonna drive it that hard, but looking for a little more 'punch', or to just experiment for s**ts and giggles. 'But don't wanna let the smoke out....
Using SS rectifier (Weber WS-1 w/thermistor); line voltage is 115vac. All AC and DC voltages in the middle of the ranges per the manual.
Thanks for your thoughts!