not sure how to word this the best way, but from a speaker manufacturers stand point, what kind of power do they want you to run their speakers at?
take the RSD65cs's for example. they rate them at 60 watts per side. does that really mean they want you to get an amp that does about 60 x 2?
i'm not worried about my warranty(if i even had one) but i'm sure if i blew a mid or a tweeter or whatever and told them they were powered by a DD S4 ran active they would laugh at me.
i'm not a noob BTW, this is a serious question.