Agreed, 100%.An amplifier shouldnt sound sweet but dead neutral at all output levels and frequencies. That is a low distortion aka high qualuty amp.
As for the tube amps what i have heard, is that they tend to generate higher harmonic frequencies to enrich the base tone of a sound or of elektrical instruments, vocals etc. to compensate for bad speakers. In a sense they enrich, add more color, which is distorting the sound to make it more appealing.
Even a class D amplifier has typical distortion rate around 0.05% at 1/2 of the max power throughout the whole range, whereas pretty much the best speakers out there such as scanspeak, seas or accuton have distortion rates of 0.5% and more below 100hz. So a speaker has 10 times more distortion than a class d amp, hence we cant even talk about amp distortion with those distortion rates, because the limiting factor are always the speakers.
The problem i can imagine with a cheap class d amp would be bit more noise or crosstalk between the channels, but for subwoofers after applying the low pass filter 50-130Hz it should work fine.
The amp has a 1/4" input. You can buy 1/4" to RCA adapters or a 1/4" to RCA cables.I understand that the Behringer amp have no RCA or binding posts. How would I go about hooking the amp to the Onkyo 805 preouts ?
You can use any speakon cable. I simply bought Neutrik NL4FX connectors and used my existing speaker wire. (NL2FX or the no-name connectors from Monoprice will work too)What particular Speakon cable would I use ?
No, but your 8ohm center will need more output from the amp to match volume to the 4ohm fronts.Would having a pair of 4ohm fronts to a 8onm Centerspeaker cause any problems ?
1 amp channel per speaker leaving 1 extra, unused amp channel or bridge your center, but probably unnecessary. Then use a mic and software (REW) or build in receiver calibration/mic (if you have it) or a SPL meter or your ear to volume match everything.What's the most efficient way to hook the 3 speaker up ?
Need? No. I use a SurgeX power protection for my whole system and a UPS for fun, but have some power protection at least.Will I need a power conditioners or anything else to avoid overloading my grounded 15amp circuit ?
I'd leave the fans alone or move the equipment rack out of your theater room. Fan mod is popular, but I haven't seen any mention to CFM. Quieter fans are almost always moving less air. No Bueno.I'll worry about the dual fan noise from the Nu4-6000 later if I need too.
I do not want to have to turn this on/off manually every time I use my system. Suggestions?
Any other ideas?Just use the power button?
What model amp do you have? When I use a smart strip to kill power it pops. I've read it may just be the DSP models.Belkin PureAV Home Theater Power Console -Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001541R5W/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_Lnwwub1GPPGEN
Im using this without problems
There is a remote connector, so, when the avr is turned on, the switched outlets are turned on too.
I have the iNuke 1000 plain, no DSP (I have a miniDSP).What model amp do you have? When I use a smart strip to kill power it pops. I've read it may just be the DSP models.
Both channels of the amp are working together in bridged mode...I run a nu1000dsp in bridge mode. Using a 4p speakon connector(+1 and +2 connected).
What i find weird is that both volume knobs work, is this right or have I done something wrong?
Are both knobs supposed to be on the same level?