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Hey fellow bass-heads, figured you guys are the ones to ask. Just as the thread title states, I'm looking for about 1000w into 4ohms to drive two, dual 12-inch ported subs (Mcintosh HT-2's). Any suggestions would be awesome. My equipment will be going in a closet so fan noise won't matter. Obviously I would like to try to avoid any hum and if it has RCA's that would be great too. Receiver is the Sherwood R-972. Thanks in advance.
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The crown-CE4000 will do 1kW x 2 @ 4ohms with 1% THD and great resistance to line sag. They're long since discontinued though, so you can only find them used.

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Hmm, rather not go the used route. Any similar new models? Thanks
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Behringer Inuke NU6000DSP can be had for $500 new. It would give close to 1800W x2 @ 4ohm load. Very nice DSP.
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Have those iNukes been 3rd party tested anywhere? For $400 shipped, I get skeptical about their performance. If they can do 1+kW x 2 @ 4ohms @ 20hz with 1% THD for at least a few seconds, then we have a winner of an amp for sure!

Link to them at $400.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/behringer-inuke-nu6000-power-amp?src=3WWRWXGP

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According to this testing they can do just over 2000 watts per channel into 4 ohms. Not too shabby!!

http://forum.speakerplans.com/behringer-inuke-nu6000-vs-kam-kxd7200-bench-tested_topic69202_page1.html
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Crown XLS's any good?
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If you're not opposed to a pair, you can get two EP2500's for about 550.00. That's 1900 watts each for crazy headroom. biggrin.gif

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Nice, will check those out.
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According to this testing they can do just over 2000 watts per channel into 4 ohms. Not too shabby!!

http://forum.speakerplans.com/behringer-inuke-nu6000-vs-kam-kxd7200-bench-tested_topic69202_page1.html
"The Behringer was happy to drive 1 channel at 4 Ohms with no reduction in output at 1 minute. Power output was 2.27kW at 1kHz and 2.12kW at 31Hz. This demonstrates that the amp section should drive high power into 4 Ohms without any short-term limitation. However, when driving two channels simultaneously the amp would trip its protection and shut down...If the output power was kept below 1.7kW per channel then the amp would not trip. To leave a margin I left the amp running at 1.5kW per channel to see if I could get a 1 minute figure. Unfortunately after 15 seconds the circuit breaker opened, not surprising at it was drawing 22A from the mains at the time. So in the end I didn't get a 1 minute figure for 4 Ohms running but I expect it will be around the 1.2kW per channel mark as that produces a current draw of 15A which would eventually trip the breaker."

2.1kW x1 or 1.2kW x 2. Not too bad for $400 with DSP.

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The DSP offers a lot more flexibility than the EP.
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The DSP offers a lot more flexibility than the EP.

If you don't care about tuning below 20hz. wink.gif

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