Originally Posted by MKtheater
Simple, clone is 9000-14000 watts depending on load. Apply drivers as necessary so you either are amp limited or driver limited. Now 8 SI's should be driver limited unless running an 8 ohm load total then it would be close.
Actually, it's not that simple.
If your voltage in is too high for your VPL and gain-limit dip switch settings, the lights can flash well before the drivers see too much voltage.
"...no one has tested... "
I posted a test results done by a Brit a few years ago on a 10000Q clone. It "buggered out" with a "5 seconds minimum" sine wave at 40 Hz into a 2 ohm load, but it met spec exactly in 4 ohm stereo/8 ohm bridged with no problems.
As most people here are aware, the continuous power (beyond 1 or 2 seconds) will drop to the limits of your mains power source, but for bursts the amps are the real thing.
Also, it's almost impossible to note whether or not the voltage peak limit light flashed or the clip light flashed, so it's a good idea, when you see lights flash, to repeat the scene and setup that caused the flash and get close and note which light actually flashed.
Finally, seeing the VPL lights just means that the amp is doing what it's supposed to; that is, limiting the voltage peak out to the drivers. They'll flash according to where they're set to flash. If the VPL is set to limit at 58V, that's where the lights will flash.
My advice (which will be largely ignored) is do not unbox, plug and play. Get advice on how to properly set up the player to EQ to AVR to clone to drivers signal chain with the clone setup accordingly.