If I'm honest, no. I have heard a lot of people mention that a "normal" listening levels most amps are putting out no more than a few watts of power though. I guess it depends on your definition of "normal" though.
In the main, 'normal' levels are only using a few watts - until a peak comes along. The peaks need massively more power if they are to be heard unclipped. If you only listen to heavily compressed pop, you don't need much power, the more dynamic the recording, the more power needed.
Unfortunately, as I believe someone else said earlier in the thread, I don't think manufacturers power ratings are a good indicator of an amps 'real world' power. Take Cno's amp as an example, 35 watts but with massive dynamic bursts, then compare that to the Cyrus amp mentioned at the beginning of the thread.
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Now that makes a lot more sense...
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Yes agree about amps w ratings, should be in volts I think to give a truer indication of power.
In response to OP If you listen to yoyr music at high levels it makes sense to get a high powered amp.
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......or a lower power amp, that can double its power as impedance halves.
The secret is to check the power into 4 Ohms as well as 8 Ohms. If it quotes power into 2 Ohms, you have a very stable amp.
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Another amp to consider now it is down to £619 is: MARANTZ PM-KI PEARL LITE
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