Originally Posted by mcnarus
I have the Klipsch RF-62 II's that have a rated RMS of 125 watts.
This spec is meaningless. Ignore it.
Good point. More to the point is speaker efficiency. For the RF-62 it is speced at 97dB @ 2.83V / 1m
This independent review from a credible source says its more like 92 dB/W http://www.audioholics.com/tower-speaker-reviews/2010-1k-faceoff/copy3_of_1k-faceoff-comparisons
. Still more than average.
Take that info over here:
I plugged in some numbers from my listening room including a ralatively long seating distance of 12' and obtained
That's 1.3 dB shy of standard 105 dB (reference level for peaks) so probably your situation will be reference level or better.
I've been looking at an amp that has 200 watts RMS. Would this be too much for my speakers?
Probably not if you used it properly, but as others have pointed out, it would be barely 3 dB more than what you'vve got.
What's 3 dB? These days if you move your AVR volume control 6 clicks either way, that's 3 dB. It is audible but its not a lot. It would take a 1,000 wpc amp to give the impression of "Twice as loud" and that could also be dangerous for your speakers.
No. Probably far more than you need, but unless you put an idiot in charge of the volume knob, it can do no harm.
Agreed about 200 watts, but for a kick worth the cost or 1 KW per channel, not so much.