Originally Posted by 04rex
...i am just afraid that my rears wont be able to handle it and that they may blow or something. Paradigm says they can handle up to 160 watts.
I am not saying you need more power. But I wanted to clarify amp vs speaker power.
Conventional advice is that you actually want more power than your speaker rating. The idea being to avoid clipping.
I don't think even twice the amp power is overpowering your speakers. That is to say, if your speakers can handle 100 watts average, 200 watts of amp power should be totally fine.
Note that only on peaks are you likely pushing over 100 watts. Normal power during movies to your speakers is probably under 10 watts.