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Does anyone have an experience directly with the NU6000 inuke AMP? Looks like it would put out around 1400-1500 RMS? Looking to upgrade the EP4000 as I wanted a bit more headroom. Anyone compared NU4000 to the EP4000 first hand? I know it would only be around 400 watts per channel upgrade (which is good at 4 ohms) but I would reuse my EP4000.

Also I only have normal "bare wire" type connectors on my DIY subs. What's the easiest way to use the outputs on the NU6000 and connect them to standard speaker type inputs?

I was thinking of going non-DSP as I have a XT-32 receiver..

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I have experience with the iNuke 3000 DSP. You need to buy some speakon connectors for the amp side, at least.

These are the cheap ones:
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=092-058

These are $1 more, but higher quality:
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=092-190
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I have experience with the iNuke 3000 DSP. You need to buy some speakon connectors for the amp side, at least.

These are the cheap ones:
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=092-058

These are $1 more, but higher quality:
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=092-190

I went with the "cheaper" ones, and found out they can't handle 14ga/4c wire, which is 11ga when twisted together since only 2 connectors.
The $1 more ones can handle them, placed order just now.
(thx djkest for posting)
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I have a pair of the cheap ones that came with a cable I bought. I can't figure out how to fully dissasemble them to remove the wire. I can see that it may work to use a crecent wrench on one end, but I can't figure out how it comes apart. This is after I've removed the blue collar and the cheap plastic strain relief. I checked Neutrik's website and their directions were most unhelpful.
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So with the more expensive ones I can just use normal speaker wire and wire up 2 of them? I just want to hook up 1 sub per channel...

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So with the more expensive ones I can just use normal speaker wire and wire up 2 of them? I just want to hook up 1 sub per channel...

thanks,
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Yes. It is really easy to do. Just Google: "how to build speakon connectors" and you will see lots of YouTube videos. I found a good video and learned how to do it in about 5 minutes with my iNuke3000DSP. I am a big fan of Speakon now. And I agree spend a little more on the better connectors.
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I'm about to pull the trigger on a NU6000.. Anyone have any other input? I was thinking if it wasn't really much of an upgrade I'd just wait. Again, the EP4000 I have now would be reused on a different set of subs.. Hoping to get a bit more of a kick on the 2 15" LMS-R's..

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Do you need Speakon connectors for both the high-level outputs as well as the low-level inputs? Or does the input accept RCA? It's hard to tell from the pictures...

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Looks like it accepts XLR and TRS for the inputs.

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So a basic Female RCA to 1/4" Mono adapter like this would work for the input?

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=090-285

Thanks!

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So a basic Female RCA to 1/4" Mono adapter like this would work for the input?

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=090-285

Thanks!

I use this cable and it seems to work fine!
http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-Cable-CPR202-Dual-Inch/dp/B000068O17/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1360789189&sr=8-2&keywords=1%2F4%22+to+RCA+cable

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I've used these too for RCA to XLR conversion: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=240-438

and they work great..

So I went ahead and bought the NU6000.. I hope to provide some info regarding the switch.. Hoping to have it by Saturday.

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So a basic Female RCA to 1/4" Mono adapter like this would work for the input?

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=090-285

yep, those work fine

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I would get the dsp, it really worth it's price for simplify.
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