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RE: 87 db is Low Sensitivity

A live rock concert peaks at more than 120 dB SPL. A live orchestra is typically 100-110 dB SPL. Many people enjoy listening at live or near-live levels. That's why large home amps became so popular following the market shift to low-efficiency, infinite baffle speakers in the '60s. Amplifiers capable of 100w/ch and above were commonplace in people's homes. 45w/ch receivers were a compromise for folks who didn't want to spend so much or who weren't interested in the complexity of separate components. And FWIW, 92-95 dB SPL is commonly referred to as a medium-sensitivity speaker. High sensitivity is usually considered to be 100 dB or better.

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