Originally Posted by kbarnes701
You have paid quite a lot for the comfort of knowing you can hit 120dB, even though you probably do it very rarely, if ever. I see where you are coming from though and am not disagreeing
On the topic of sensitive speakers, I have long since thought that very sensitive speakers often have a terrific dynamism to them and I’d always recommend people give consideration to the sensitivity of their speakers (along with other factors of course).
Well, my dB-meter has indicated overload momentarily when playing dynamic music loud, and that's 120, so it's been done and probably will again - but far far far from frequently.
They aren't THAT sensitive, either 92 or 94,don't remember for sure, but I also know they are conservatively spec:ed (they aren't measured at 1m but at 3 and then re-calculated if my memory serves me).
Most importantly is that they are rated to play above 120dB... Not all speakers can take all that power just because you have it at hand.
So at all normal usages, they are more or less idling.