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Behringer iNUKE Class-D Amps: NU1000/NU1000DSP, NU3000/NU3000DSP, NU6000/NU6000DSP, NU4-6000

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/NU6000.aspx

There will be 1000, 3000 and 6000 Watt model...
Class-D is very common for SW amps. Very cool and using very little electricity.
The iNUKE NU6000 delivers 2 x 1500 Watt @ 8 ohm. Would this be adequate for two Maelström 18"?

There seems to also been added a EPX4000 model (EPX3000 before). These are Class-H and these run also cooler than normal AB, but not as cool as D. But I'd need two of those?

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re: Behringer iNUKE Class-D Amps: NU1000/NU1000DSP, NU3000/NU3000DSP, NU6000/NU6000DSP, NU4-6000

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Those look like they will be great values. Through the use of Switching Power Supplies, many Companies have been able to provide huge amounts of power without consuming a great deal of power.

I believe much of this stems from the EU's implementation of Laws that require AV Gear to consume far less energy. If memory serves, Switching Power Supplies are now required for Amplifiers. Does not bode well for Class A or Class AB designs.
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Is there consensus on the quality of sound produced by class-D designs? Seems to me that power savings is always a plus until you start to compromise the quality of your sound reproduction.
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Hello,
There are definitely many who believe that all amplifiers sound the same at matched levels. Regardless of technology. I still greatly prefer Class A and Class AB Amplifiers myself.

Here is an Article from British Reviewer Martin Colloms which is pretty interesting: http://www.hificritic.com/downloads/Class-D.pdf

This Article has certainly caused a good deal of debate, but I find myself agreeing with much of it. I well might be in the minority on this.
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Class-D amps of recently like Rotel get very good reviews. Anyhow, for me this Behringer would serve to power a pair of SW. And Class-D has always been regarded as good enough SQ for the bandwidth in which a SW operates, no?

Sorry, I meant to post this thread in the SW-amp section from the start. I will do a repost there if I may.

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re: Behringer iNUKE Class-D Amps: NU1000/NU1000DSP, NU3000/NU3000DSP, NU6000/NU6000DSP, NU4-6000

When i was into car audio Class-D was just coming out for subwoofer duties (mono amps) then a few years later they started to emerge into to the full range amps so i bought one and could tell a differance in sound quality from my Class A-B amps. I didn't care for the sound at all, this was maybe 10 years ago so i'm sure the tecnology has changed but my mind hasn't. Maybe if i heard a Class-D from today i may change my mind but as of now i believe they are better suited for subwoofer duties. JMO.

Oh yeah, those new nukes look like some nice amps, much better looking then the Ep series.
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re: Behringer iNUKE Class-D Amps: NU1000/NU1000DSP, NU3000/NU3000DSP, NU6000/NU6000DSP, NU4-6000

What I find strange is:
iNUKE NU6000 is rated 2*[email protected] and 2*[email protected]
iNUKE NU3000 is rated 2*[email protected] and 2*[email protected] and bridged [email protected]
So NU6000 is 4x as powerful as NU3000???

The Maelström 18" pair I want to use them for are rated for [email protected] each (series connected) so NU6000 is 2 x power and NU3000 only half power...unless I use 2 of them each bridged, when again we have double what the speaker is good for!

Best option would be 1 x NU6000 in stereo? We have 230V, so a dedicated powerline with 25A should be enough. Speaker would blow faster than the jumper IMO. As you probably know, a jumper doesn't jump that fast, most only jump after several minutes if the overpower is only 20% or so.

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re: Behringer iNUKE Class-D Amps: NU1000/NU1000DSP, NU3000/NU3000DSP, NU6000/NU6000DSP, NU4-6000

I am looking for something to power my IB and this looks interesting, but I'm not sure about the inputs on this amp, the EP4000 seems better in that regard.

Jack, you seem to be savy about amps, Ive been looking at this to power my IB, any thoughts on that of the top of your head?
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I am looking for something to power my IB and this looks interesting, but I'm not sure about the inputs on this amp, the EP4000 seems better in that regard.

Jack, you seem to be savy about amps, Ive been looking at this to power my IB, any thoughts on that of the top of your head?
Hello,
I checked out the link provided and must say it is a quite attractive piece of kit to use your parlance. I did not read anywhere on the page about it using a Fan which is a plus in my book provided sufficient heat sinking and heat dispersion.

Provided there is a reasonable return policy, it looks like a safe bet. I have never listened to a XTZ Amplifier so do not have any personal experience to fall back on as it appears distribution seems European.
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They are a euro based company doing some rather high VFM products. The amp is basically a plate amp capable of 400 watts into 2ohm. Its expensive but is attractive. The DSP is nice and it comes available with or without the DSP but the DSP almost doubles the cost, but it does come with a GEQ and a 5 band PEQ and something like 10 pre sets and a PC interface.

The beauty of an IB is it doesnt need that much power, and one of these of each pair of drivers might be nice, as long as the amp doesnt get to hot or clip. FWIW, there is a 30-day money back on every product as they are mainly an internet based company.
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