I\n\nf you have a “bass peak limiter” setting in your AVR that will let you set the max level your drivers can be pushed regardless of being set as Large\/Small and full band.\n\nUsually a bass peak limiter is used when your speakers are without a high performance sub and or when your sub is not capable of reference level + 10 db or more from all speakers that are bass managed!\n\nPlayback with the .LFE signal and bass managed crossover signal of satellite speakers is usually +10 db hotter than 105 db reference peak!\n\nBass peak limiter is an important setting for other scenarios but mostly for lower performance subs and speakers less than full range or main amps\/AVRs not high powered enough to foot such high output requirements!\n\n\nNone of my avrs has a bass peak limiter, first I've heard of one, too. There's the (Denon?) Low Frequency Containment feature on some avrs, but think that's more than just a peak limiter. \n\nCaution would certainly be key, but not sure if the OP's listening levels are going to be a concern even running the speakers full range (which is why I'd start there and work my way up). I've not gone without a sub either, tho.