So now I am trying to figure out if my subwoofer can handle up to 115 db, or if it will run out of steam and start clipping while the sho-10s will be playing reference (at least theoretically w/ sufficient headroom). I have the crossover point for the sub at 100hz. Is there a calculation to figure this out? How can i figure out if my sub isn't evenly matched w/ the sho-10s at playing reference?
Just as a side note, I have NHT classic fours which i loved, but now that I have the sho-10s set up, for HT it was a revelation. With the same amount of wattage I am feeding the Sho-10s, the NHTs would only be able to do 93db max. According to that calculator link, it would take close to 2,000 watts to make the NHTs play reference, which is clearly impossible for those speakers. That would probably explain why I thought the NHTs were painful to listen to for HT when I put it loud and the Sho-10s are really comfortable and not painful at all, and everything just seems so much more fun (dynamic I guess is the word people use around here).