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post #571 of 582 Old 04-23-2015, 11:11 AM - Thread Starter
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I own the BK-1000A as well and it works great like you said. Randolph however told me that something like the inuke would work better with the crowsons.
My experience with iNuke is that it's noisy, (fan noise), it has garish yellow lighting on the face, and it has a gain structure that requires a higher voltage. (The last issue may or may not be a problem, depending on the source used to drive the iNuke.)

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My experience with iNuke is that it's noisy, (fan noise), it has garish yellow lighting on the face, and it has a gain structure that requires a higher voltage. (The last issue may or may not be a problem, depending on the source used to drive the iNuke.)

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Yeah, if the BK is silent, I think that might be a front runner for me.

I actually have a Velodyne SMS-1 I will be using for DSP, so I can control the Crowson's independently via remote.
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What is happening with the group buy you guys were trying to put together?
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I own the BK-1000A as well and it works great like you said. Randolph however told me that something like the inuke would work better with the crowsons than the BK1000A.
The iNuke DSP works well with it, and the ability to fine-tune the high/low pass is so neat. But as Craig said, it needs enough voltage. I had two sub outs from my oppo feeding the inuke at the same time, which doubled the voltage it received. As far as loudness, I had the iNuke in an equipment closet along with a computer with four powersupplies, as well as two dedicated fans running to keep my Lumagen from overheating. The equipment room was loud already, so I could never hear how loud the iNuke actually was. I'll actually be purchasing five more Crowsons, and I'm tyring to figure out if I should get more iNukes (due to the voltage issues), or go with something else to power them.
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The iNuke DSP works well with it, and the ability to fine-tune the high/low pass is so neat. But as Craig said, it needs enough voltage. I had two sub outs from my oppo feeding the inuke at the same time, which doubled the voltage it received. As far as loudness, I had the iNuke in an equipment closet along with a computer with four powersupplies, as well as two dedicated fans running to keep my Lumagen from overheating. The equipment room was loud already, so I could never hear how loud the iNuke actually was. I'll actually be purchasing five more Crowsons, and I'm tyring to figure out if I should get more iNukes (due to the voltage issues), or go with something else to power them.
Better future proof yourself just in case:

The Powersoft K20 should fit the bill.
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Better future proof yourself just in case:

The Powersoft K20 should fit the bill.
Ha! Those are for folks who eat their dinner with golden spoons and prefer $100 dollar bills in their salads.
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I use an iNuke 3000DSP to drive two BK Advance units on one channel and two Crowson TMA units on the other channel. I have no problem with the input signal level from my Oppo 103. The input voltage sensitivity on the iNuke amp is .75V which should make them easy to drive to full output. I am using the limiter setting in the DSP as a precaution...
I don't know what the max value that the Oppo can send on the sub out but it appears to be higher than .75V.

I used an audio test DVD along with the Remote Software on the iNuke to set levels focusing on the 5Hz to 10Hz area...here is what I have:

All trims in the Oppo are set to "0" & all speakers set to "small" with the sub tuned "on". Master Volume on the Oppo set to "80".
CH A & CH B input level controls on the iNuke set to 2 o'clock and 3 o'clock...

During demanding bass scenes, the limiter (-1.0dB) is kicking in from time to time.

I am a bit confused on why the iNuke amps needs "enough voltage" to work properly...I must be missing something and I want to make sure that I have things set-up correctly.
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I'd also like some information on this, please!
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I have both NU3000DSPs and NU6000DSPs and have no problems driving them to clipping from my Yamaha AVRs, with the gain knobs just over half. Laugsbach, I don't think you're missing anything, the iNukes are not hard to drive.

As for noise, yeah, the 3k is a bit loud in my bedroom where I generally just listen to music at lower volumes. The 6K in the living room doesn't bother me, I'm generally listening at much higher higher volumes there, can't hear it over a movie.
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I plan on ordering a Crowson Level 2 Motion System:
Two Shadow-8 Actuators with a D-501 Amplifier soon.

I have one two seat sofa with a center armrest (main seating position).
The sofa is flanked by a PSA XS15se subwoofer on each side.
I can't put a platform under the sofa.

So what do you recommend that I place under the actuators and
isolators, to isolate them from the floor?
Also, do I need any other hardware?
I have a Denon AVR-X4000 and a Sony BDP-S5200 Blu-ray player.

Any suggestions about hooking everything up to my system, would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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