Y'all were beating the snot out of that sub. Geez.
One little tip when testing amps for power...
Play a tone at (or near) tuning. This will result in the lowest reactive. You may hove gotten close to the 4 ohm with a lower note.
One of the things I hate about the AMM-1 is that you can't see the reactive and power at the same time. Your rise kept climbing because of the voice coil heating up. If you came out of pause instead of that painfully slow roll, you would have seen less voltage drop and more power (probably). But doing it slowly like that allowed you to see the voltage right where the peak/hold stopped climbing- so that's good.
I clamped a 1000/1 about a million years ago and got like 1,700volt/amps. This was before I had a scope and shit though so that was probably clipped to shit. And at like 15v starting.
I don't recall it being "small" by any means though. It's a big bish for a 1k.
And by their nature, regulated amps are less efficient than non-regulated. But 65% seems awfully low.