I may have posted this before.
You guys were talking about movie soundtracks and maybe overdriving your speakers.
This is not from a soundtrack but a live album. It is Hugh Masekela's "Hope" album. It was recorded in 1992 or 93 at the Blues Alley in Washington, DC. The track in question is the last on the album; it is called "Stimuli (the Coal Train)". It lasts about 10 minutes and is probably one of the most dynamic recordings I've ever heard.
I start it out at about 68-70dB's and it goes to 102dB. This happens about three times during the course of the song. There is some drumming that is mainly toms and bass drums that keep building, and building, and building, until you think that they can't get any louder, and they build again.
I have overdriven both C1's and C2's with this track. Pop!
But I have never been able to "pop" my Special 25's. That 8" Evidence driver is so robust.
And no it is not clipping (I have 400W mono-blocks).
Dave Holland’s album “Prime Directive” did this on a few tracks with my Contour 1.3MKIIS… “POP POP”………with the 25s no problem.I've heard this track on both digital and analog, it super pops on analog even more than on digital
Just to be safe and to give me more or less a full range presentation and lots of headroom I do have the 25s crossed over with a Velodyne DD12.