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    Posted: 03 January 2020 at 1:48pm
Hi all

Currently have: 
  • two tops (250w each at 8ohm)
  • two reflex bass cabinets (400w each at 8ohm)

Am looking to purchase a new amplifier that can run this entire setup.

Have seen the Behringer iNUKE 3000, and have been told that Channel 1 would run the 2 Bass cabinets linked (4 ohm) and that Channel 2 would run the 2 tops linked (4 ohm).

The amplifier has a built in crossover and can handle 900w per channel @ 4ohm...

Would this setup work?

All answers are greatly appreciated, Ajsski99

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inuke 6000 or nx6000 will do fine Smile
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the way your looking will be fine like jammin said with the 6000.
one thing id ask is how far you plan on going with the rig and if its worth getting a electronic xover and 2 amps just for that more finer control but all depends on what its used for and how often etc etc.


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I am afraid I completely agree with the previous poster.

I might be a Newbie to building my own Sub cabinets but not from mixing for my own band or building up DJ systems for my son.

YES - technically you can do it.

But I could not think any better way to torture the poor power supply inside the amplifier. Most amps I've worked on (an I say this with degree in Electronics Technology) are designed to be relatively balanced. They share power supply components between the 2 channels. The distortion this would create with 1 side with a collapsing EMF from a 90 Db 80 Hz bass note and the other side trying to broadcast a sustained 1400 Hz note would be pronounced,

Better to Bi-amp with 2x the power in the subs as your tops. Keep the Tops Stereo and Bridge the Subs "If you must"
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This is quite common arrangement and is how almost all 2way powered speakers are set up.

For a basic low cost small system, the DSP revisions of the iNuke/Nx are perfect for this application as they contain everything you need….. However the non-dsp systems will also work although with a lot less control.


With regard to "torturing" the PSU in the amp: Having the Bass/sub on one channel and the MF/HF on the other normally makes the life of the amplifier’s PSU easier than having just bass/sub on a both channels as the total PSU load is generally lighter due to the relative power requirements of the Bass & MF/HF drivers.

Also, when an amplifier is playing just sub/bass, in most cases (i.e. none bridged) the amplifier tends to load only one of the PSU’s rails at any given time. Placing the bass/sub on one channel and the MF/HF on the other will “tend” to spread the load presented to the PSU across multiple rails, as for at any given time the two channels “tend” to be driven with different signals .…  

…. Unless the amplifier has crap PSRR/kSVR, crosstalk between the amplifiers two channels should be negligible.



Edited by APW - 13 January 2020 at 5:12pm
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