That's a great calculator. Thanks smile

Maybe it's all in my head, but I've always found that the more power I can feed the speakers, the better they sound.

For example:

I'm sure if I had the m80s with a Pioneer Elite at 90db and compared that to running them through a power amp with 300w a channel, still keeping the volume at 90db, it would sound better to me.

Maybe I'm just used to running old speakers with old amps so the amp makes a much bigger difference to me.

I mean, it would be nice to not have to buy a separate power amp, so maybe I'll try it out first
2 Axiom M80s v3
1 Axiom VP160 v3
2 Paradigm ADP-150
Pioneer SC-61
Rotel RMB-1095
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