I understood and got the point of the initial post, there was no need to repost a reworded version Richard. My point remains the same regard your point! I won't repeat it. I do get what your point is but you can't accuse someone of second guessing by second guessing them, nor can you make silly claims regard some one picking up on this. I never heard him make a claim regard more power etc. More power can help, especially with a range of speakers that make different power demands but from memory, he always said 25 watts plus worked fine with all of his range. I also know that a low watt tube source can drive even the biggest speakers in his range, just quietly!