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We only stuck with the Inuke's because they are efficient. The park has one 20 amp circuit, and if it tripped, I don't know if we could reset it there. One of the Crown or Cerwin Vega 5000 watt amps could trip the breaker by itself. I would have liked to have a speakerpower amp or a 6000 watt Inuke or a 7500 watt Peavy. Perhaps next year! The DSP was nice on the INuke though because we could immediately change it for each sub when needed. For the T48 we put like a 35hz HPF, while the THT and the Caps didn't need one.
The 1 watt DSP limit showed the first bit of clipping at anywhere from -5 to -10ish in the playtime I devoted on various sources on the Noesis. That was with a eight point Audyssey MultiEQ XT calibration of the two Noesis, which may have made the amp hit the 1 watt limit quicker based on any boosting Audyssey may have performed. I didn't catalogue what peak was with what media source, but just tried some different things. Of course it is dependant on the dynamics of the track. With the 20 watt limit engaged I was able to get to reference and up to about 5 above reference on the Noesis before seeing clip lights on those same sources.
The THT bested the T48 because I don't think modern music should be limited to 35hz. It was pretty plain the low notes were missing on anything but old rock and roll when we compared the T48 to the THT or caps. The day of the 35hz HPF sub is drawing to a close IMO - even for music use.