Check out the Crest 4000, Crown XLS 5000, QSC 5050, or CV 5000. All are available (the Crown, used at this point) between 5-$1000 and are almost certainly more reliable than the clones and come with warranties and a myriad of repair outlets in the US, if needed.
Lacking the ability to run stereo 2 ohm loads, the reliability issues, no warranty, and the ethical reasoning, I find the clones to be less and less compelling, but that's just me.
Even the REAL Lab Gruppens have been benched to show they don't meet their full spec (no, I don't have a link atm, but check google, it's easy to find), so I seriously doubt these clones do, either. And all for (maybe depending on the config) a few dbs of output?
Doesn't make a lot of sense to me but people can reach their own conclusions.
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