1) I think all I have to do is take another XLR cable and loop it from the “Link Channel A” to channel B... is this correct? I have XLR Y-adapters, but what is the better way to do it? Run another XLR cable from “Link Channel A” to channel B or use XLR Y-adaper to feed Ch A and Ch B?
If you use same type of connectors and cables there will not be any difference! So I will do a small link XLR for the B channels!
I chose to use XLR y-adapters since I had a high quality pair But you could just use a small patch XLR to link the channels.
2) Fan masked setting, does this matter?
NO, leave it in normal. The idle speed will be the same, max speed will be the same, in normal position the fan will follow the amp temp and bring the unit down to idle speed/ temp. In mask mode you will have full speed and if you remove input signal then the fans will go to idle in one step and then use the idle speed to cool the unit down in temp! ( more on / off type of fan )
3) Given our use, is there any other advice or dip switch settings you recommend?
YES. VPL settings. Make and A / B test. ( same gain, same cables ex.) A amp with all VPL ‘s on max and b amp with a lower VPL level. Try to start with 54V, you must play so “loud” so the VPL LED on the front light up on the front. Then you can here the “sound” of the VPL limiter, then set the VPL up to 80 , 100, 130V to find the best performance for your system. IF the CPL led lights up then go one step down to avoid the CPL hit in ! ( CPL is a current limiter = max Ampere and it will not sound so great. ) ( I expect you will end up with 140 -170! )
I'm not sure I'm following... I just left it maxed at 195V... don't see the point of trying to bring it down...??
In any case, these amps rock. However, once they try driving (8) LMS 5400, I'm sure I'll be tempted to buy (2) more FP+14000 :-) and then maybe (8) more LMS5400... then another 4 more FP+14000!! That would be awesome. No need for fan sub now... but electric bill will be $2500.00 a month.
Looking forward to having the drivers ship out on Monday!!
If I can get the drivers next week, I can test fit the drivers and take the cabinets to the Stone people.