Behringer iNUKE NU6000 amplifier

Richard Stringer

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I've just been reading comments of it on another forum and people were saying that the power output is Peak power, not RMS power, so I guess that means about 750 watts RMS per channel into 4 ohms and that's no way near enough power as I need. I've got two SRX728S subs and bought them last year when I was making good money but now can barely afford anything. I've been using a Peavey CS4080HZ that I bought last year but had to sell it a while ago because I needed the money. The most I can afford is about £500 for another amplifier so thought about the iNuke6000 seeing as used Crown MA5002 are £1,200 and Peavey's CS4080HZ has gone up in price to £900. I hate using cheap gear but hey, you use what you can afford, simple as.

And yeah the name is stupid isn't it :lol:
 

Richard Stringer

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How about a Peavey IPR-6000? it's still not as many watts as you want, but 2000 is at least respectable, and it's close to your price range.

Thanks, I did know about the Peavey IPR amplifiers but never thought to look for them again, I looked a month or so ago and they weren't on sale here in the UK. They're £350 new here now. What are they like, I mean sound quality wise? The IPR6000 states at full bandwidth (20hz-20khz) it's output is 1,830 watts per channel, do you know if that's average power or peak?
 

Richard Stringer

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Damn, i've found out that nowhere in the UK has got the IPR6000 amplifiers in and no-one can get them. I'll have to wait until the bank holiday is over and then give the Peavey UK distributer a ring, see what's going on. I've been looking for over a year now and seen the same kind of thing "not available at this time" it always say for the IPR amplifiers, the only one that is for sale is the IPR1600.
 

John Roberts

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+1. Hopefully, JR will chime in and tell us what he thinks about the specs and give us a breakdown. This is the first I've heard of it.

Pat

JR doesn't know... I haven't worked at Peavey for ten years. It looks like JD (Bennet) has embraced the digital side and I have read the same mostly good reports about the smaller model everybody else has. Knowing how Peavey operates these are targeting a very good price proposition with good reliability and good performance.

The public excuse is parts availability, and there may be some truth to that, there may also be some other truth involving scalability of the technology to higher power points, or who knows what? Technology developed for general consumer use is typically much lower power than professional audio. I recall some early meetings with other digital amp technology vendors decades ago, who were incredibly naive about actual operating needs and environment.

It is generally bad advice to rush new unfinished high power amplifier designs into production (think Crown), so if they are still tweaking on it, that shows good judgement and remarkable restraint. Knowing the market demand for these I suspect any humans in the critical path stopping these from shipping will have a hot poker up their tender parts.

I don't know and don't really want to know... not my job mon...

JR

PS: many moons ago I developed and sold a cute power amp (AMR PMA 70+) with 35W continuous and 100W+ transient power. My plans were to scale this up to multiple higher power points, but the economics just didn't work out. I don't think they are caught in a similar trap, but there could be some sticky issues scaling the digital technology up to higher voltage/current switching devices.
 

Bennett Prescott

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It sounds like an amplifier is the least of your problems. Why buy a cheap supposedly high power amp when you could get a quality lower power amp for a similar price? Half the power is just 3dB. If you're really in such dire financial straits maybe you shouldn't buy anything at all.
 

Richard Stringer

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Re: Behringer iNUKE NU6000 amplifier

Well I need all the spl I can get really, so 3db is a essential really. Hopefully the Peavey IPR6000 will be available soon, i'm gonna give Peavey a ring tuesday, see what the story is with them, i'm not gonna go for the Behringer, especially if the spec'd power output is peak, and it's average power output could be as low as 750 watts per channel into 4 ohms.
 

Ron Kimball

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Bass players are using them bridged. I know the earlier ones had a problem that requires a mod.

BTW the NU6000 is supposed to either be shipping now or in the next couple weeks, $399 shipped. I'll let yous guys know when mine comes in :) . Can't bridge it though and it is only rated down to 4 ohms. The smaller members of the family are 2 ohm rated and bridgeable. The 6000 has two fans and the smaller ones a single fan.
 

Silas Pradetto

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Bass players are using them bridged.

Yeah, I don't think Evan is as light on things as the average bass player. Of course, I'm sure Flea could make it go into protect quite easily.

Still, if the amp thermals under any normal condition, it's not acceptable. The amp should have proper protection circuitry to reduce output as necessary to avoid thermal, or just be built well enough to begin with to handle the load with which it is presented.

An employee of mine connected two I-Techs to each other (direct short) while powering LABs, and they still worked, both during the incident and after. :) (of course, a comparison of an I-Tech to an IPR or Behringer amp is quite moot)
 

John Roberts

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An employee of mine connected two I-Techs to each other (direct short) while powering LABs, and they still worked, both during the incident and after. :) (of course, a comparison of an I-Tech to an IPR or Behringer amp is quite moot)

I always wanted to have an amplifier tug of war at trade shows to see which amp company would smoke all the others... Crest may have won that contest with their serious current output, but this is a meaningless test (but would have been fun).

Your employee sounds like the typical Peavey customer..

IMO it's much harder to design the inexpensive product, assuming you don't just copy someone else. Low cost amps get far more abuse that the high priced guys (typically, maybe not in your case)..

JR
 

Ron Kimball

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An employee of mine connected two I-Techs to each other (direct short) while powering LABs, and they still worked, both during the incident and after. :)
I never could understand why they didn't go with male/female speakon cords as the standard so you couldn't do that.