Is your seating distance from the speakers far? Large room? Even if you knock the sensitivity down to 90dbs, it should drive them wo clipping. Not sure of the phase angles and where the lowest dips occur so I cant say for sure. As for AH I haven't seen a bias, in fact I know of no other publication that puts AVRs and amps thru as complex testing. You can always pick up a Crown pro amp to drive the mains only. But as far as the review goes, it's a 399 5 channel amp, with "smaller" transformer as Peng mentioned, so I'd take it all with a grain of salt if your expectations were too high. Sorry that it might not be driving your speakers the way you hoped (Btw I liked BG speakers) if it were me I'd take measurements to verify what you are hearing.\n\n\nYes, I seem to be, even though I calculated I should have been drawing under 120WPC. This is what lead me to read this review and the included measurement data again.\n\nFor the record though the reason I posted this was to point out that AH endorsed what seem to fairly inflated manufacturer power claims, not to troubleshoot my headroom problems (although Im happy to discuss that too :) Im always glad to get advice).\n\nI just want others to be aware that AH might not be totally unbiased in this regard. You always need to do your homework as a consumer. I didn't read the fine print in this particular review and now Im paying for it.