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Amplifiers at max power are fine too. Note that max power is NOT max volume. And speakers can sometimes take more power than rated. My subwoofer for example is rated at 600w rms, and I have it tuned to 1500w rms (tuned with a multimeter and 50hz note).
Amplifiers at max power distort. Not good wink.gif

Incorrect. Amplifiers at max VOLUME distort. wink.gif Big difference.
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Incorrect. Amplifiers at max VOLUME distort. wink.gif Big difference.

Depends entirely on your definition of that.

If you have high voltage input, you can easily drive an amplifier into clipping with the volume control below max. I did it just a few weeks ago with a TA-2020 at like half volume, stupid thing.
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Of course it's safe as long as you know how to control the volume knob.
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