Originally Posted by Sovkiller
Ok, how about the quietness of Nik house, sometime in Europe specially in small towns we use to ahve a lot less noise then here in a big city, not sure where he lives, but maybe his room is extremelly quiet, and his hearing does not need that much.....I'm not denying that maybe you could have one with better numbers, of course, but the one Nik has, at least will give you 127db or more at full power, and it reaches the 102db mark you mentioned (IME still too loud, with 70-80 I have more than enough), with less than the half of the power, IMO unless you have a very critical recording with a lot of transients and peaks, this is enough in most of the cases, what do you think?
all the best amps considdered(high end) have a lot of reserve.
this is to ensure low distortion i guess and lots of reserve(current) to tackle even the fastest peaks.
I know for sure Mr. Gilmore knows best.