If you buy tires for your car that are rated for a maximum speed of 130 MPH, you are not going to damage them unless you drive the car faster than that.
If you use a speaker that is rated for a maximum power level of 250 watts, you are not going to damage them unless you use an amplifier that can put out MORE than that.
The only exception to that would be if you turn the amplifier up to where it is distorting horribly, in which case it CAN put out more power than its RMS power rating (which is maximum UNDISTORTED power). This is clearly audible and anyone with half a brain will turn the volume down before speaker damage occurs.
I would advise you to look at the PSB Image T6 speakers, or the KEF Q900 speakers, which are IMO opinion MUCH better-sounding speakers than the Klipsch speakers you refer to.
Both of these speakers have repeatedly had reviews praising their incredibly good sound quality and describing them as the best speakers in their price range, and I agree with that. The Klipsch speakers are generally regarded as mediocre and overpriced, and you would be well-advised to slow down and do some research on the subject.
Originally Posted by RocknRolla
I'm slowly upgrading my audio system and the first place I'd like to start is the front L/R speakers. I want to get the Klipsch RF-7II
. They have a Power Handling of 250W RMS / 1000W Peak and a Nominal Impedence of 8 ohms compatible.
My current recover is an Onkyo TX-SR705
with 100 Watts/Channel at 8 ohms (FTC).
If I use the speakers with this receiver, could they be damaged?