Thanks for the input - somehow I posted this twice - the conversation has taken place on the other thread - see Stereo speaker distortion
- didn't want you to think I didn't read/value/appreciate your opinion! :-)
The head unit puts out 17W RMS x 4 channels. The speakers I now have in there only list max wattage at 210W. But I listened to them in the store and they allowed the head unit that I have to go to max volume with no distortion so I presume they are rated higher than 17W RMS...