Hey all, Hope someone can help me, I have 2 x Speakers, rated at Input Impedance: 8 ohms Power Handling: (RMS) 300 watts I have had these connected to a Sony Mini System that is rated at 100 + 100 watts (8 ohms) for the front L & R Channels The speakers that came with the system have never been used. I used my own as they are much better quality. The system has rear surround and centre speaker for prologic. Obviously my speakers are rated at 300watts RMS. However on my old amp I have been able to turn the volume up very loud never had any problems with distortion or clipping or overheating of the Mini System amp. I am now upgrading my system to a newer Panasonic system that has more features as the cd player section is faulty on my 10yr old Sony system. I am having a mini system as dont have the space for separates. Question is, will my own speakers work ok on the new system and be sufficiently powered. New system is rated at: 95 + 95 Watts (3 ohms) for the front L & R Channels Have done searches of the internet and on here and I am still very confused. I seem to understand that less is more and have read that a 3 ohms channel is more output than an 8 ohms channel and that it is better to have an amp that is 3 ohm with 8 ohm speakers attached as the amp doesnt have to work as hard. I know that the max I will get is 95 Watts per left and right channel (10 watts less than old Mini System) but hoping that the amp being 3 OHM wont mean the system will give less output? As my speakers are rated at 300watts RMS this should be ok as I know im only going to get 95 watts into them. Any help appreciated as I am totally stuck and not sure what is what. My previous system matched the speaker impedance, so is this why I never had distortion when it was on high volume? Will I get distortion on the new system as the impedance is 3 ohm instead of 8ohm? Kind regards Richard.