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Do we really need anything more than 8" woofer and 1" tweeter for medium size room?
Tim,My statement re distortion at 85db wasn't loaded, I cited the source - htshack.com.  Go look for yourself.However, I neglected to specify one condition and should clarify a second.  I was focused on low bass, but didn't mention the frequency a... 
Do we really need anything more than 8" woofer and 1" tweeter for medium size room?
The big unaddressed question from the OP is "What constitutes 'relatively clean'".   At 85db in a mid-sized room, most 8" woofers are distorting horribly.  The good news is that the ear isn't terribly sensitive at such low frequencies, so you don'... 
Speaker wattage question
Per the "danger of clipping" comments already seen here, the off-take is that you're more likely to damage a tweeter with an underpowered amp driven too hard than you are with an amp that has "too much power". 
Please Support Music Education
Erik,Your OP is certainly worthwhile and Czarivey's response is what it is.  I agree that making music education available to public school students is valuable - for pretty much the reasons that you state.  Will that type of exposure create a mus... 
Atmasphere amps trustable?
Mtoc,The Atmasphere amps (like all OTLs) aren't necessarily a great match for every speaker, and they're known for producing a lot of heat, but they are highly regarded when properly mated.  The company has been around forever.  I owned an early p... 
You can only take 5 albums to a deserted Island...
PacMan,Your selections bark up a very different tree than mine, but Tony, Toni, Tone is a great dark horse choice.  I'd probably choose "Sons of Soul", but "House" is an excellent album, too.  Raphael Saadiq is a generally overlooked talent, IMO. 
THE most sonically dissappointing (lp) you own of great music?
Todd Rundgren's "Nearly Human".  A unique album combining songs that are about as good as popular music gets with SQ that's  about as bad as modern recording gets. 
ARTISTS YOU BUY WITHOUT RESERVATION
Carmen,Luka Bloom's take on LL Cool J's song "I Need Love" is one of my all-time concert favorites. 
ARTISTS YOU BUY WITHOUT RESERVATION
I subscribe to streaming services now, so I always stream first.  I rarely buy at all, but CDs or LPs are added on occasion......but only after I've heard them streamed several times. 
You can only take 5 albums to a deserted Island...
To Thom’s notion of hearing somethin new with repeated listening -my picks both go there aggressively and don’t.I was definitely thinking along those lines for my choices. The four guitarists I chose to bring along (Richard Thompson, Lindsey Bucki... 
Best speakers for Pink Floyd?
Big MBLs.  Cranked LOUD.  Preferably in a large room with plenty of black lights.Youll have to to move to Colorado or Washington for the other key to legally enjoying the music of Pink Floyd to the fullest possible extent. 
What early 70's rock bands had violins?
Gatemouth Brown was a blues guitarist who also played the fiddle.  Not quite a rock guy, and his heyday was in the 1950s, but he was around the rock scene in 70s, too.I think Roxy Music's Eddie Jobson turned up here and there for other bands, too. 
You can only take 5 albums to a deserted Island...
Thom,Funny thing about Teles (and the variants thereon)...I own several really outstanding boutique variations, but I end up playing my good old, modestly priced Fender American Standard (tho it's been modded with Barden pups) more than any of em.... 
Best Small Floorstanding Speaker under $2K
Brimel,The Maggie .7 is about 4 1/2 feet tall, 15" wide and maybe six inches deep (stand depth). The smaller MMG is about 6" shorter. The former’s bass extension gets down into the 45 hz region, the latter is more like 50hz. The .7 was $1400 and t... 
You can only take 5 albums to a deserted Island...
Well, Thom, if we’re taking five guitars and/or amps instead of albums, I’ll play:James Goodall DreadnaughtSchroeder Chopper (LP style)Tom Bills "Falling Leaf" archtopHughes & Kettner Grandmeister 36 amp Fractal Axe effects processor I’m borro...