what amps do i need for this speaker config?!?

Hey, I would like to know what kind of amplifiers would i need to power the following configuration of speakers!

CASE 1:

6 x tops (3 on each ch)
LF: 2 x 12" 1000w 8 ohms
MF: 4 x 6" 800w 8 ohms
HF: 2 x 2" 200w 8 ohms

3 x dual 18" subs (1000 w 8 ohms each driver)


CASE 2:

same as case 1 but with 4 x tops (2 on each row) and 2 x dual 18" subs


I understand I need to bi-amp the system so please let me know what kind of amps i would need for both the tops and the subs in each case, I am looking for general amp specification that would match this speaker config but make and model would also be helpful.
 
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Is this a PA setup? I think you also need to provide a great deal more information about the speakers.

You should note that most speakers rated for powers such as 1000W are vastly overrated by their makers/sellers and will not handle the specified power, even for a short time. Notwithstanding, do you have a hearing problem that you need that much power?

My three way speakers are tri-amped with LM3866 chips (about 55W max) and they are deafeningly loud long before full volume.
 
My three way speakers are tri-amped with LM3866 chips (about 55W max) and they are deafeningly loud long before full volume.

1000 watts is only twice as loud as a 100 watts.

I used to run a mobile disco and got away with a 225WRMS amplifier and four 50WRMS 12 inch speakers.
It was more than loud enough for small to medium sized venues.