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Just because a tire is rated for 130 MPH, that doesn't mean you have to drive 130 MPH all day; it just means you CAN...but will you?? Your engine may be rated for 250 horsepower, but most of the time you will never use more than 50 or 100 at the most.
And just because a speaker is rated for a MAXIMUM of 100 watts, that doesn't mean you are very likely to ever apply that much power to it.
100 watts per channel is enough power to run 95% of the speakers on the market, and most of the time you will NOT have the volume turned all the way up and will only be using a few watts of power 99% of the time to drive your speakers at listening volume.
In theory, if you actually think the receiver can put out 130 watts per channel (it can't and wont), then you could maybe turn the volume up to where the windows and speakers are damaged, but no sane person ever will.
KEF has been one of the top speaker manufacturers in the world for 50 years, and they make excellent speakers.
I had a pair of their iQ9 speakers for years and they were both excellent-sounding and beautifully made and finished (wonderful black walnut veneer).
The chances of anyone being disappointed with KEF speakers are small.