On February 3, 2018 at 16:32, james_aa said...
Thanks, Ernie & Buzz
To pose the the starting point of what made me ask this question another way : how can you make sure that a speaker and amp pairing is correct and wont damage either ?
Don't worry about ratings. You can blow a 50 watt speaker with 10 watts and play 100 clean watts through it. Look at efficiency, the more efficient a speaker, the less power required to get it going.
Power ratings on speakers and most amplifiers are a complete joke anyway.