Wow, that's like killing a fly with a nuclear tipped cruise missle.
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The Hurricanes are 200 watt amps. A horn speaker has over 100db efficiency. The purposes of horn speakers are to either allow higher SPL with low power, or to blast huge SPL into stadium venues. In home audio, it is generally the former reason, and are used to exploit the delicacy and other advantages of low power SET type amplifiers. By using a big brute amp, no matter if it is a very nice one, you are circumventing the advantages that could be had, unless you are planning to blow the roof off the house. With most horn speakers, you can reach ear bleeding SPL with just a few watts, and probably get peak normal listening volumes with just one or two watts. The extra 198 watts are not just "extra watts". They cause sacrifices in delicacy and detail and coherence of the amp, because they have to take certain design steps to provide that level of power. A level which is unnecessary with horn loaded speakers in a home application. While I'm sure that some will disagree with me, as always, there is no way that a push-pull, multi-tubed, high power amplifier is going to compete with a true SET(single output triode per channel) low power amplifier on a high efficiency speaker - like horns. There are alot of technical reasons for this, which I'm not going to write a book about here.
I can see by the above posts that I have some company in this line of thinking. The only exception to this is if you are planning to broadcast your music into the next state. If you want maximum sound quality, coherence, delicacy, transparency, detail, etc, out of your horn speakers, get a very good SET amplifier.
"The extra 198 watts are not just "extra watts"."
They're not???? You mean if he's only using 2 the other 198 are being mischievious....not satisfied to just sit there and wait their turns like good little watts?? Like they're out there sticking cherry bombs down the toilet and smoking in the boy's room and shit? Why those little bastards!!!!