Alright, I know many of us will confess to loving loud music. I sure do. To me, rock music and dynamic classical music are just so much more fun and exciting when the volume knob is past halfway and the house is rocking with me. Of course, I'm not talking about anything dangerous like concert level. (Normal volume for me is around 80dB max continuous. This is an "out of curiosity" post.) But what happens to the sound of your system when the volume knob moves clockwise? Does the speaker start to compress, distort, lose bass, become harsh? Does your amplifier clip? Do your ears tell you it's too loud? During movies do you notice such problems less than music? More importantly, do you put up with these problems and still listen to the music? I don't. I enjoy the music much more if I sacrifice a little bit of that euphoric impact to get a cleaner, smoother sound. Unfortunately that is not the case with most PA systems. I personally have found the point at which my system starts to degrade. That's at a somewhat "disappointing" level of 90~95db continuous, 102dB peak. And to be honest, I think this is the limit of my amplifier and not my speakers given that they are 86.7dB efficient, 4 ohm loads and I now sit in the far field. I've got an Audiosource Amp One (80w/8ohm, 100w/4ohm) and Kit281s. So what happens when the volume goes up? The lights on my amplifier dim with each bass beat (and sometimes dim continuously). The sound becomes a little bit fatiguing, sibilant... the bass loses its clean impact. Especially during loud continuous passages. It's actually quite subtle usually. I don't notice it until some loud part of a song blasts me out of my chair, or my ears start to complain. It's not like "owww!" but rather "hmm, that's a lot of treble." So what happens to your sound when you want it loud? Do you mind any changes that might ensue? Or do you keep turning it up and up and it just sounds better and better? I'm curious. And thanks in advance for your opinions.