Having 80 Watts (RMS) of power definitely comes in handy when you want to play loud and compared to other 4-point speaker systems the Crossfire ranks amongst the most powerful. For comparison the Cambridge Soundworks FPS2000 have 48 Watts (RMS) and the Klipsch ProMedia comes at 400 Watt (RMS). Many people tend to associate sound quality and sound level with the amount of wattage the system can deliver and this is not true as speaker efficiency and other factors are also playing a deciding role in sound reproduction.
When it comes to distortion, the Crossfire specifications states that the THD (Total Harmonic Distorition) is 0.01% at nominal output. Basically this means that at moderate to high sound volume there will be virtually no distortion - which I pleasantly experienced. If you would push the Crossfire to it's maximum distortion is bound to appear but it isn't a big problem, the sound quality maintains a very high quality and depending on what you are listening to you might not even hear a degredation in quality.