Originally Posted by mijotter
I'm looking at the Onkyo 809, it says 135 watts per channel however my sides and rears are only rated to 100 watts. What does this mean? Will they get blown or will the receiver downscale at all? Thanks.
I guarantee you that if your speakers were rated at 135 watts, and you were bound and determined to do so, you could probably blow them with a 135 wpc receiver.
Speaker watts aren't hard and fast like house fuses.
100 watt speakers + common sense + 135 wpc receiver = happiness
100 watt speakers + intoxicated and feeling wild + 135 wpc receiver = blown speakers.