14W? \n\nI've hit well over 100W on the meters with just half the speaker load on my Carver ribbons (i.e. Ribbon only and\/or woofer only as I switched to a custom active crossover back in 1998). They do spend a lot of time in <5W range, though. Most material rarely goes above 64W on the woofers and 32W on the ribbons, though even with average levels in the mid 90s db. I did a test once up to 115db using continuous pink noise (with ear plugs in). That hit over 150W on the 8 Ohm scale and was louder than I'd ever want to go (Each TFM-35x amp tops out at 380W into 4 Ohms).\nHe's talking about 14W for a CPU (computer processor), not for speakers and amps.