Re: Can someone explain Watts to me - its a legit question...
The Focals handle less power according to their specs, however, they're a little underrated as far as what they can handle. I would assume the Polks probably handle exactly what they're said to handle. The Polks will probably be a little louder, as they are very slightly more efficient, but you'll probably get better sound out of the Focals. To answer your question about wattage, there's more than power handling to look at when you're looking for a set of speakers. Sure that as well as the sensitivity will give you an idea of how loud they'll play, but loud isn't everything when you're looking at components like these. Obviously you want some SQ too. I can personally attest for the Focals. I've got a set of 136 V Polyglass components in my car. The tweeters are a little more bright than some other component sets, but I like that. I've got a set of Polk DB651 coax speakers in my Jimmy. They sound pretty good, but they're nohing compaired to my Focals. I don't even feel it's really a compairison because the Polks are cheaper coax speakers. I'm sure their components are better, but I'd recommend the Focals.
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