I of course geek out to keep you amused
. So here is some more amusement for you.
I have no idea what the minimum power rating for a speaker means. At first I thought it was to ensure adequate dispersion. But my ears told me that couldn't be it and then I checked the off-axis frequency response graphs for the M80 and they were excellent with 1 Watt. If anyone knows, please tell us.
With regard to cone control and precision of movement, I am curious how RickSean confirmed that a higher power amp provides an improvement in this area.