determining power handling of a speaker

Re: Power handling

mgoedeke said:
If you were to feed your speaker sine waves then that would be the case. Fortunately we don't listen to frequency generators and music has a whole spectrum of frequencies.

For just this reason, power handling is one of the least important specifications that a speaker has. What is important is that your amp does not go into steady clipping when you are driving your speaker (ie an amp that is too big is less likely to blow your speakers than one that is too small).

There is the issue of whether your speakers play loud enuff for your application, and i assume that this limit is respected when you play your hifi.