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Here are two pictures from the American audio site showing the sale of individual parts for the American audio v6001 and v5001. This is the whole left or right channels.
It would appear Cerwin vega started out using the amplifier boards from the v5001 plus in the CV 5000, but immediately afterward changed to the V6001 board. This can easily be seen by looking at
the pictures in the attachments.
This is why I say even at full price these amplifiers are a good deat. No doubt easy to just buy a channel if you ever blow one, and 400 cheaper than the American Audio.
Both amplifiers weight in at 85 lbs as advertised, and are heavier than even the QSC RMX 5050
which has only 12 output transistors per channel, (same output transistors). Here is a pic of the QSC rmx 5050 with only 12 output transistors per channel. This is true for the crown xls 5000 and phonic
xp as well. At first cerwin vega probably just thought 12 per channel would be enough, as that's all QSc. and Crown were using, but then switched to 16. In either case both versions had American audio amplifier boards. The same amplifier is also sold in Europe as the HPA 5000.