Did you calculate how much power your Ascends were getting? You might decide to reduce the volume from now on, not only for the speakers but also for your ears.\n\nRoughly 35 watts at that volume, leaving about 7 dB headroom before my amp runs out of juice. If I calculated correctly. I used the homestead calculator and subtracted 3 dB (87 instead of 90) because they're 4 ohm speakers. I'm still pretty noob at this tho, so I wouldn't be surprised if I did it wrong.\n\n4 ohm\n90 dB sensitivity 2.83v\/1m\nDistance from speakers 15'\n95 dB at mlp = 35 watts?