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separate SVS amp?

http://www.svsound.com/specials/outl...H#.U9rT4PldV8E

Anybody know anything about this guy? Sounds cool but it is weird that distortion isn't published and the thing only weighs 9 pounds, which is similar to the cheap Behringer amps with exaggerated power ratings and high distortion. Is it worth $750 when you could get a low distortion super powerful QSC that weighs 30+ pounds for that?
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Haven't people tested the "cheap" Berringer amps with pretty good results?

I don't see why any svs product would be questioned.
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Haven't people tested the "cheap" Berringer amps with pretty good results?

I don't see why any svs product would be questioned.
I guess the question is due to realizing that it is a lightweight and distortion prone class D just like the Behringer, except with less power, a DSP that isn't nearly as robust, yet still cost around twice as much as a much more powerful iNuke 6000. What exactly are you getting that an iNuke 6000 with DSP for $400 doesn't offer? That thing has 1,100 watts rms per channel. The SVS seems to be a similarly built amp but only mono 800 watts rms with a stripped down dsp that doesn't do nearly as much. Why is it $750?

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Get a Berhinger I Nuke DSP amp and save some money.

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Your paying for the name...take a Inuke 6000dsp, slap a SVS decal on it, and you now have a 1200.00 amplifier.
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I guess the question is due to realizing that it is a lightweight and distortion prone class D just like the Behringer, except with less power, a DSP that isn't nearly as robust, yet still cost around twice as much as a much more powerful iNuke 6000. What exactly are you getting that an iNuke 6000 with DSP for $400 doesn't offer? That thing has 1,100 watts rms per channel. The SVS seems to be a similarly built amp but only mono 800 watts rms with a stripped down dsp that doesn't do nearly as much. Why is it $750?
Sorry I didnt know where you were going with that. Its probably paying for the name and packaging and much more generous warranty. Maybe a better DSP in it?
Im sure they will tell you the amp circuits are better in some fashion and made with better materials in the USA, but who knows

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The reason the amp is light in weight is design. It is a switching amp, perfectly fine for subwoofer. Is it better made than the Behringer? Maybe, maybe not. Price is not an indicator of quality in audio any more than weight is. I have no idea whether this amp is worth the asking price or not. In audio, value is in the eye of the beholder moreso than in the equipment itself. That answer didn't help much, did it?
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Sorry I didnt know where you were going with that. Its probably paying for the name and packaging and much more generous warranty. Maybe a better DSP in it?
Im sure they will tell you the amp circuits are better in some fashion and made with better materials in the USA, but who knows
Nothing SVS is made in the USA anymore. I highly doubt the DSP is better being the Inuke DSP is solid.
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I highly doubt the DSP is better being the Inuke DSP is solid.
It looks like the SVS DSP only has a few preset modes where a certain frequency is boosted with each mode, doesn't seem to be anything like the laptop enabled graphical magic in the iNuke.
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Ahh I did not know that. Then in that case, its probably just packaging/warranty and the name.

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http://www.svsound.com/specials/outl...H#.U9rT4PldV8E

Anybody know anything about this guy? Sounds cool but it is weird that distortion isn't published and the thing only weighs 9 pounds, which is similar to the cheap Behringer amps with exaggerated power ratings and high distortion. Is it worth $750 when you could get a low distortion super powerful QSC that weighs 30+ pounds for that?
AFAIK, it was built to go with their Legato system, which was more or less a pair of PC12-Plus subs sans the built in amps.
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I guess the question is due to realizing that it is a lightweight and distortion prone class D just like the Behringer, except with less power, a DSP that isn't nearly as robust, yet still cost around twice as much as a much more powerful iNuke 6000. What exactly are you getting that an iNuke 6000 with DSP for $400 doesn't offer? That thing has 1,100 watts rms per channel. The SVS seems to be a similarly built amp but only mono 800 watts rms with a stripped down dsp that doesn't do nearly as much. Why is it $750?
Compared to pro amps, the SVS model offers a nicer case, consumer-style I/O, and fabless operation (I assume the latter).

It's $750 because they think people will pay that for it.

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