Havn't you seen Electro Voice ones with 500W woofers in clubs budy??
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Speaker manufacturers often specify a few power ratings of their speakers at least continuous power and peak power. Usually 200W drivers can undergo peaks upto 500W.
Talon Khorus speakers can handle 1000W of peak power and 400W continuous. They will basically best with amps above 400Watts per channel and on loud volume levels.
The Paradigm Studio100 can handle clean 7000watt peaks above 150hz.
Hardclip a 100watt AV receiver into it for 10 minutes and you'll fry the tweeter.
No such thang as having too much clean amplifer power, as long as you're careful with it.
ie: don't playback the telarc digital cannons at full tilt into a set of mini-monitors with a 1000watt Krell.
With MG 1.6 speakers there is no doubt that a 350 watt Adcom amp sounds much better than a 100 watt Adcom amp with similar specs (except for power), even though the power drawn (even peaks) is well within the 100 watt amp range. I think that there are other amplifier characteristics that come along with high power, and these, rather than the high power capability, make the difference.