No. It's just fine.
Of course not! It means that the preamp can drive the amp (load) easily even with longer interconnects. A 300 Ohms source can properly sink the current to a 100k load without breaking a sweat. That is 1:333.3333 ratio where people here recommends 1:10 ratio only.
I doubt it if you can reach the mid volume level of your preamp before you can get the rated output power of the amp. I had the ICE H2O with 8K input Z driven by a Supratek preamp with 600 Ohms output Z through 8 feet interconnects and never had a problem.
Thanks for the replies - that's certainly reassuring.
The main reason why I'm leaning towards a Linn preamp is because of the compact size - which is all that will fit in my rack - and the HT pass-thru feature.
Does anyone have any comments on the quality of Linn preamps? Is there anything else that would fit the bill?