Quote: "Regarding loud... My ears haven't bled so it couldn't be loud...."

wow! that must mean you like your movies/music very loud.
if that is so, then the minimum you should buy is M80 speakers and around 300 Watts per channel or more into 4 Ohms.

if you want to protect your equipment, try to find amps that have led peak indicators; if you have difficulty finding those, have a look at proamps, most have those peak indicators.
if those led's ever light up, then you lower the volume a little bit and you'll be ok; and the equipment too.

a good subwoofer would also be a good addition; your front speakers will work less hard.

others here will surely give you better tips than me.

Edited by J. B. (11/28/11 04:19 PM)
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