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I'd still whole-heartedly endorse the iNuke. I was discussing a difference in the character of the bass rendered on my system. The iNuke and the XLS have a very similar damping factor, the XTi is considerable higher than either. That may be the difference I was hearing. The iNuke 6000DSP has tremendous power on-tap never falters unless it totally runs out of juice. The iNuke's bass was more powerful sounding, I likened the iNuke's character as being aged rum-like vs. the dry whiskey character of the Crown. That's the best way I can put it. The iNuke seemed to have the edge on power, the Crown XTi has the edge on articulation. These are minor differences, I'm sure some folks would say they don't exist, they certainly did not show up in my basic calibration measurements.
Originally Posted by Archaea
I'll take a bit of issue with someone claiming the Inuke isn't up to snuff. I've got quite a bit of experience with the Inuke DSP 3000 and it drove my Cap pros to within 3% of first place in movies against a pair of Seaton Submersives, and a pair of JTR Orbit Shifters, and a pair of JTR sealed Captivators, and even closer in the music audition. (% based on blind scoring of nine voters in the 2012 KC meet linked in my sig) That's not done on a junk amp.
Moreover. I now own a Crown XLS-5000 amp and the difference between the Crown and the Inuke is inaudible to me at similar volumes (within the capability of the Inuke) with identical EQ.... The XLS-5000 is an 80lb 3U 5000 watt amp, compared to the 2 U (mostly air, 7lb) Inuke DSP-3000. The crown will push significantly harder, but the inuke is no slouch.
Mark Henninger, Senior Editor at AVS Forum