AVR: JVC RX 8040, rated @ 130WPC
Speaker Selector: ProSolutions SBX6VC, rated @ 100WPC
You can find the thread here
about the Speaker Selector.
Current Outdoor speakers: BIC RtR V44-2, rated @ 80WPC.
Specs for the BIC's can be found here
I liked the 3-way design of the BIC's. Also, the sensitivity vs WPC vs $, was appealing...plus I had a gift card to Best Buy, soo..yeah.
My Father-in-Law upgraded his older Outdoor Yamaha's to a new pair of BOSE outdoor speakers. I didn't care for the sound of either, however, I don't know the model #'s for reference.
I have heard TIC and Polk Auditoriums(again, not sure the Model #'s).
But for the price, I have been pleased with the BIC's.
I have mentioned, maybe this thread, or maybe in another, that the BIC's do not provide a lot of Bass, but for a 4" driver, you get-what you get.
Since the BIC's are rated @ 80WPC, the speaker wire calc, sez, that I could use 16g. However, I am still leaning towards 14g, to be safe.