Originally Posted by Bayboy View Post
Buy the bigger amp because you can, because you won't be satisfied until you have seen the results for yourself, because you will trade speakers like underwear sooner or later and having more power means you can try a larger variety of speakers.
My thinking is inline with yours. A larger amp leaves room to grow and it isn't going to damage anything is you use restraint. I'd rather have clean sound than have an amp that is straining and starts to sound harsh when it is reaching its limit. Even though the average power being used isn't much, the peaks in music can be many times greater. As an example, the LED meters on my home reciever go to 200 watts. If I have it cranked up pretty good, the average power being used may only be a few watts, but the 200 watt lights flicker from time to time.