I can see advantages in either amplifier. The Acom has a remote head, which would suit nicely, but the SPE appears to have more flexibilty. On pricing it seems they are virtually identical.
I will probably go for the SPE unit, now to wait for their quote.
Thanks all I really appreciate your replies.
HOWEVER. Flex announced tonite that they will be brining out a Solid State Full Legal Limit Amp with 4O3A as Designer which will be network via Ethernet to the 6000 series.
No real details yet but enough of a hint that one of my buddies decided to put off his 2K purchase to see what Flex will bring out.
I have owned the Acom 1000 and the Acom 2000A
Both well engineered amps, but producing large amounts of unwanted heat into the shack even on idle. The valves will eventually become a sourcing issue.
The 2000A does not cover 6m, you need the 1000 to do that. Both amps lack flexibility in terms of input and outputs.
I now have the 'bombproof' Expert 2k.
You get 2 PL259 inputs for 2 separate transmitters, which can be automatically switched to six PL259 antenna outputs in any combination from 160m thru to 6m, with peak output of 2,400 watts PEP.
That's how it is...