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Dick Rees
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Time for a little review:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt

The watt expresses the rate of energy conversion (or transfer) over time.

As to your clarification regarding watts/sensitivity/SPL, that’s all well and good, but your initial statement cited only watts. Since no mention was made of desired SPL or speaker sensitivity it was not remiss to rebut by pointing out that speakers of different wattage ratings can be equal in output SPL (as you so aptly and belatedly ‘fess up) depending on sensitivity of the drivers.

Omitting this and basing the choice of speakers solely on wattage rating is specious and misleading. You obviously know the factors involved and hence should know better than to pose the question of speaker selection based on wattage rather than SPL.