Dude, you don't need a 10kw amp for 112db sensitivity horns. I'd definitely recommend against it. Look at some of the Emotiva stuff.
Don't NEED any of this, do we? :P
The MFs are two pairs 8ohm 500w 12" 101db 2.83v 1m (200hz to 2000hz, then tapering off at both ends). To go with one pair of horns. Then doubling up in numbers over time, adding amps as required (can probably fit like 10 pairs of horns on one pair of FP10k channels, haven't really done the math yet). Eventually to include a pair or two of 18" 1500-2000w high efficiency LF drivers. If I go for a cheaper amp next to a good amp for the MFs then its more expensive than just going for one good FP10k. And I'd get worse S/N and less thermal overhead, and less future headroom (I can add horns to these two channels for quite some time without needing another amp).
I know someone local with one, will see if they want to volunteer it for abuse.
Is there any rhyme or reason as to how one user/s say they absolutely punish their clone without a single problem and others say they run theirs at moderate levels and have all sorts of board and power supply issues; User error, bad batch, etc. If it is indeed user error, I and I'm sure others would like to avoid such errors. Don't get me wrong, replacing boards and power supplies is a part of my job description, but I'd rather not do that once I make it home; I'd rather enjoy a functioning piece of equipment
I don't know anything beyond AVS as far as the clones, but they appear to be making almost constant improvements on them....
The newer clones seem to be able to do lower OHM, which I would still not recommend below 4 Ohm until a new unit is on a bench and beaten hard.
It sure seams the newer clone FPs are capable of taking a beating in all but road crew / outdoor situations. But I don't have much info. I would not be afraid of using a few in my local carp band shows, but I am getting old and am now looking at cheaper Class D as I don't like hauling around heavy gear anymore. I am even looking at going lighter for my bass guitar amp and cabinet if I can find a good replacement sound.
Getting a good e.q.ed sound out of anything can take a good deal of time. Time is seems so much more valuable as we get older, even doing something we enjoy
Need advice. I'm trying to repair a power cycling FP10K with the variable resistor fix. I've added a variable resistor set to 2.5k ohms to the specified points and the amp seems to be staying stable, however it has once tripped my power circuit break, and when I check the voltage at the 220V and 153V point, I get 270V and 170V respectively!?
Should I try setting it to an even higher resistance?
This is the first time I've tried working with something like this so I'm scared to make the problem worse..