Not necessarily true. The Axiom M22ti can play loud and clean, but I don't think they are what you are looking for. The Monitor Audio bronze series is an excellent speaker, with great clear detail, but I wouldn't call them loud, very refined at high volumes.
You may want to check out Cerwin Vegas or Klipsch RF series. Now them bad boys can get LOUD!
Berny & Others,
I don't have much experience with Klipsch but they sound too "irritating". It could be because of the receiver it was mated to at the store. Between the M22t, MA s1 or s2, which one would you guys choose?
MA S1 (within ur limited options).
I would also consider auditioning MA Bronze B2, a gem in the rough Gives the silvers a run for the $$$$