Is the input power rating on a speaker, particularly standmounts, an indication of the quality of the drivers used?
It seems that some relatively cheap speakers have an input power rating of 150 watts and others, sometimes much more expensive, have a power rating of 100 watts or even less.
I know that you're more likely to harm your speakers driving them with an underpowered amplifier than one that exceeds the power rating of the speakers.
Is it ultimately something important to consider when selecting speakers?
I have tiny little M&Ks k-5 with 4" woofers for my home theater setup and considering upgrading them to slightly larger standmouts. The M&Ks are rated at 150 watts. I was looking at Monitor Audio Silver RX1 which have 6" woofers but are only rated to 80 watts. Does it mean that the M&Ks have higher quality drivers?