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post #1 of 5 Old 10-28-11, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
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Behringer iNUKE NU1000 vs EP1500

I just missed out on an ebay auction for an EP1500, I don't really have the money to upgrade to an EP2000 so how would an iNUKE NU1000 compare to the EP1500?
It will be used for one CSS CDX15.

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Also If I could up the budget to the price of an EP2000, the iNUKE NU3000 is the same price, which would be better?

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Re: Behringer iNUKE NU1000 vs EP1500

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I just missed out on an ebay auction for an EP1500, I don't really have the money to upgrade to an EP2000 so how would an iNUKE NU1000 compare to the EP1500?
It will be used for one CSS CDX15.

Brad

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Also If I could up the budget to the price of an EP2000, the iNUKE NU3000 is the same price, which would be better?
First the EP1500 and the EP 2000 are the exact same amp just like the EP2500 and the EP4000 are the same amps, just renamed them with their peak rated power instead.

If you want to run it bridged 4 ohms on one SDX15, a INUKE 1000 may over heat depending how hard you will be driving it. It never been a good idea to run an amplifier to it minimum impedance spec, my 2 cents. http://forum.speakerplans.com/anyone...opic58603.html
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Re: Behringer iNUKE NU1000 vs EP1500

I would almost say the NU1000 over the EP1500 just because the inukes are newer and are Class D topology. At the very least, it will run cooler and weigh a fraction of what the EP1500 does. The power difference doesn't seem huge, either.

Sorry not too sure on what most people feed an SDX15 with.


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Re: Behringer iNUKE NU1000 vs EP1500

Just got the iNuke NU1000 in the mail today, I havn't tested it yet (don't have any speakon connectors) but it is crazy lightweight, I opened the amp up to have a look at the fan (which is 12v) and there isn't even a heatsink in it, its just a fan with a plastic shroud pointing towards the PCB. I'm a bit worried because it seems too light :S
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Re: Behringer iNUKE NU1000 vs EP1500

Sorry to OP that this reply may be a few weeks too late......

I have used an NU1000 iNuke bridged 4ohm mono for several days now....the amp is driving a single RSS390HO 15" sealed 1.6 cf/1.5" MDF front baffle box.

The NU1000 is crazy lightweight. It just didn't make sense to me. My speakon cable adapter arrived about a week after the amp and by the time I hooked it up I had mentally prepared myself to be underwhelmed by the NU1000.

I am pleased to say that I was wrong - this amp delivers. It easily drives my single 15".....I have this single sub/amp combo to handle low end in a bedroom 5.1 system with a pair of Behringer BP2030p studio monitors....it is a great match. If the NU1000 is this good I imagine the larger models also deliver a similar if not superior bang for buck & watt/$ value.

I also own amps from the EP2500/4000 series......I was and still am a fan of the EP series. With that said, if these new iNukes can deliver similar output for same cost as the old EP series, than the new iNuke series is probably the better choice.

Just basic stuff like finding a home theater console or component stand that can handle the weight of a SINGLE Europower amp without showing signs of "bowing" within the first hour the amp is placed on it is a challenge. The NU1000 makes my home receiver look like a pig.

Long term durability remains to be seen. In person I found the amp looked better than photos I had seen online. The front panel and the orange lighting has slowly grown on me. At this price point it is better than I would have expected.
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