Greetings all! I have been happily enjoying my mc225 and 2100 biamp system but low and behold, an mc30/c8 combo popped up locally. I am considering it. Here are my questions; Can I connect stereo components (stereo reel to reel) to the preamp via y cable - Stereo male rca to male mono? How would the stereo channels play through the mono preamp and amp? Would they be summed,or one side only? I have never done this so I don't know. My plan would be to get a mono turntable and enjoy mono records but I do have some stereo components that I would like to connect and be able to use with a mono setup. Pardon my ignorance. Also, could I wire two speakers in parallel? + to + - to - ? Would this be better at the amp or from speaker to speaker? The speakers are 8 ohm and identical to each other They are old (1964) Jensen. I appreciate any advice you may have. Thanks!