Originally Posted by Archaea
Works in realtime with no 'save' button or upload required. You can set wattage limits, among the other many cool DSP functions. So if your 18" SI driver should only get 600 watts. Set it to get a max of 600 watts. How cool is that? When 600 watts approaches the clip light comes on to indicate you've hit that threshold. I'm using my DSP 3000 now with tactile transducers and the wattage limits are low, so I can set my wattage limit appropriately and know that I'm not exceeding my limits. There may be other amps that do this...I'm just unaware of any -- and certaintly not in the INuke's pricerange. Peavy IPR is a good line, but the DSP is very limited in comparison -- lacking a software interface to your computer alone on the IPR is a fatal flaw.
The real Lab PLM's and iTech's do that (and powersoft's K's too I believe), you can adjust watts, volts and their attack/decay too. They also measure real-time consumption and ohms. They also have all the DSP tricks, including 100mbps CAT networking ability to a PC.
But none of those are in the sub $1000 range... I think Behringer is following in their shadow and gleening idea's.
I couldn't hear any difference in any of the amps I've tried when playing on a subwoofer...
with the exception of where the ULF rolloff starts and their inability to reproduce peaks because of rated power or volts/current delivery.
(That is definately audible.)
It doesn't sound like "mud" to me... they just sound "weaker" to me, because they aren't as powerful and are running out of steam. (Especially on dubstep at max excursion or something).
A $300 amp vs a clone of a $6000 amp is a big difference, it better not sound the same, otherwise something should be wrong or someone is just pocketing our monies.