Originally Posted by Jay1
I think those Inuke amps only put out about half of their claimed power. Something more sure would be to get an EP4000, which does 650 watts per channel @ 4 ohms, you would then add a MiniDSP
for EQ functions. In order to best the outlaws you would need to apply 6 db of boost at 20hz (Q 2.0) with the DSP, this would get you 104db at 20hz, vs 102-101 db. Your response would then roll off, but if you get room gain it would be clean output vs the ported sub below this.
I own an Inuke 3000 DSP. They seem to deliver the better part of their claimed RMS power, just not the claims by the marketing department...
Remember - volts drive speakers, watts drive amplifier sales.......
Claimed RMS is 315 stereo into 8, 620 into 4, 1020 into 2, bridged is 1250 into 8, 2075 into 4.
At the limits of the amp and my sound card, I was measuring within a few dB of what the model predicted at a kilowatt. Certainly some SPL was lost to power compression, but I have no idea how much. Not terribly exact, I know, but better than nothing.
They do not appear to do high-level sine-wave testing all that well at really low frequencies, but I'm not 100% sure that what I saw was all amp related, as the driver was well past its linear limits.
I am working on a way to test this further, that's just turning out to be a bit more complicated than I originally thought it would be.
In my opinion, they're not a bad amp. There are two issues though, the stock fan is a bit loud (easy to fix ) and the DSP is limited to 20 Hz (this is a far bigger problem, the amp does not really roll off until 10 Hz or so).
This should sum it up, I use one, and I have other options.
Time will tell if it holds up, it is certainly easy to move around.