Flex 1500 5 watts why not 10

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why did flex decide on 5 watt output for the 1500 .Ten watts would have enabled the small solid state amps to be driven to their full potential.In emerging countries such as South Africa  the average ham cannot afford the 3000.
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We carefully selected the feature set of the FLEX-1500 to meet a majority of needs of the VHF+ (transverter) and QRP crowd and to best position the radio in our FLEX Series line of SDRs.  It was primarily designed to be an introductory SDR priced under the $700 price point; allowing for a lower barrier of entry into the wonderful world of SDRs.  Any additional features such as a higher powered PA would have not met the business goals of the FLEX-1500.