Thanks guys. I just finished reading through AVH's thread.
about the clones. Lot's of good points made.
I'm modeling up
some enclosure ideas - even if I wanted to go for 4 ft, the resulting box would have to be awfully squat front to back.
Originally Posted by audiovideoholic
It matches up well with around 2000 watts which just happen to be what the fp10000 clone is rated at.
You say 2,000, but in reality it is a little more than that, right? The FP1KQ clone lists 2,100 watts at 4Ω and 2,500 at 2Ω. With the Re of the FTW-21 at 3.2Ω, the driver is seeing something closer to 2,260 watts. I'm not trying to split hairs, I'm just making sure I'm understanding correctly.
...Its really just matching the enclosure to the amp not the enclosure alone.
This is making sense now... you were planning to make use of two FP1KQ's for your 8 FTW's. For my purposes, with only two FTW's planned, I ought to be thinking about the amplifier before setting my sights on a particular enclosure volume. The FP600Q clone looks pretty suitable with 3kW x 2 at 4Ω bridged. A 5.5ft box would put xmax at just over 5hz and 40mm at 3.5hz.