Hiya TB. Before i start it must be known that i am not qualified in any way to offer any technical support to my question. I do have some electrical knowledge and i understand the concept of moving power/signals/whatever in an electrical circuit. So.... dont flame me How is it possible to blow an amp or a speaker. Why is there not a protection device of some sort at all / any points where overloading / overpowering may cause system failure. I know some / all amps have fuses but then so should speakers. It just baffles me how in this day and age one can still blow a speaker or an amp from a cause that is surely protectable? Please if i got the concept completely wrong help me out?? And another thing - My volume knob goes to 10 so surely playing it at 10 should not damage anything. If it was designed to go to 10 and the knob says 10 then frankly i dont see why there should be a problem. Honestly never played my amp that loud but you always hear someone go "you cant crank it all the way, it'll blow" WHY? If someone wont mind seperating myth from fact for me, It would be most appreciated. Btw in my 33yrs i have never blown any piece of electronic equipment... but then again I never play at 10 Again if I'm an ignoramus enlighten me please Rock it!!