Originally Posted by catalyst
could you explain that please dude? (sorry, im not an audio tech kinda guy)
well clean power is always better for a driver than dirty power, which is why expensive amps and sources are always justifiable even with cheaper speakers. A speaker is less likely to blow when fed double its rated power than half its rated power. the lesser amp will struggle to drive the speaker, and be driven to clip much sooner than the more powerful amp.
I have been overpowering the subs in my car for the last 8 years and they're still going strong. (I don't abuse them though)
Don't confuse this with some of my other comments that even a 15wpc amp will be good enough than a 100wpc cheap amp on sensitive speakers. The quality of the signal going to the speakers is much more important than the amount of power the amp is rated at.