I see: Someone whose motives you'd assumed and impugned is not actually a downright nuts industry slave.
It's not a question of power. What "wake them up" means is something their users find on a regular basis as they experiment. You'd have to give it a try yourself because I can't describe sound using words and therefore won't engage semantic speculation about it.
What affects the sound of a speaker is its placement and the room acoustics in which it is placed. Of course the room calibration software that is employed in AV preamplifiers also affects it. If these are the things that wake them up, then I'm on board. It sounded to me like someone was accusing of you of promulgating the belief that unused potential amplifier power could affect the sound of speakers. While I think that is what the poster meant, I see that it is not a fair statement. Congratulations on winning the speaker shootout conducted by the Home Theater Shack group.