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post #1 of 12 Old 09-09-2012, 08:40 PM - Thread Starter
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I know they are out of production, but I like the no fan idea for a sub amp (all other amps are in a different room). How do they compare to a behringer or marathon?
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The K2's are good amps if you not trying to drive difficult subs. If your planning on getting LMS Ultra's or RE XXX then you would want to consider a different amp than the K2 but if you don't listen at reference levels it still might be enough.
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I had 2 at one point. I personally did't think they were anything special. Id take a ma5050 over a K2 in a second. Mine would thermally shut down when playing tones. They are the only amps I've ever had that actually shut right down.

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I agree with N8 that there nothing special besides not having fans. There are fan mods for all pro amps that quiet them down to barely audible levels.
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Some pro amps, like Yamaha's, even shut the fans off at low levels.
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I know they are out of production, but I like the no fan idea for a sub amp (all other amps are in a different room). How do they compare to a behringer or marathon?

You can compare measurements with a couple of others in this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/t/855865/measuring-amplifiers
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Thanks for the feedback. It would be for a ftw21 or two so maybe I should consider a different amp......
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Crowns XLS DriveCore are silent. I have one driving a sub hard and you never hear the fan.

The 2500 will do 2400 watts bridged 4 Ohm. $599.

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I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I am just curious as to how you guys think a pro-amp would work for powering regular speakers in a home theater type setting? I am planning on purchasing a Behringer iNuke 1000 to power my sub and am thinking about picking up a couple of more iNuke 1000's to power my LCR. I am also considering Crown XLS-202 to power my sub and front LCR speakers. I am not concerned with fan noise at all as they will be going in a rack that resides in a closet.
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I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I am just curious as to how you guys think a pro-amp would work for powering regular speakers in a home theater type setting? I am planning on purchasing a Behringer iNuke 1000 to power my sub and am thinking about picking up a couple of more iNuke 1000's to power my LCR. I am also considering Crown XLS-202 to power my sub and front LCR speakers. I am not concerned with fan noise at all as they will be going in a rack that resides in a closet.

They will work just fine, tons of power left over means they will be loafing most of the time
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