No worries and obviously I agree, heh. As of now with the Crown, I'll for sure be running in 2 ohm stereo but who knows what my amp future holds, especially when I build more cabs.
So here is the problem I see with running "only" one XLS5000. We have the following options: 2500/channel in 2 ohm stereo, 1800/channel in 4 ohm stereo, 3700 at 8 ohm bridged, or 5000 watts at 4 ohm bridged. If we have (4) cabinets either 2 ohm or 8 ohm total per cab, I'm not seeing a way to get a total 2 ohm load per channel or 4 ohm bridged. Sure, we could run them in 4 ohm stereo, but now we're down to 450/driver. Fail. Please do correct me if I'm missing something here:
2 ohms per cab X 2 in series = 4 ohm total per channel (8 ohms in parallel produces same result)
8 ohms per cab x 4 bridged = 8 or 2 ohms total
The second issue is that these amps are no longer available for 599 from unique squared. I picked mine up for 533 shipped back in January with a coupon and I still kick myself for not buying a second! The cheapest I've seen lately are in the 800 range - in this range I'd go right for the CV5000 which appears to be very similar. If anyone happens to see another XLS at a reasonable price PLEASE let me know as I've been looking anyway.
It's a shame the Inuke6000 is not 2 ohm stereo stable or bridgeable. The LG clone FP14K would be perfect, but I'm skeeerrrredd of DOA. Any other viable options out there?