Originally Posted by Martycool007
So why did you guys decide on the Crown DSi1000's or DSi2000's over something like a single Behringer iNuke1000dsp for each channel?
Is there anything that the iNuke 1000dsp can not do, compared to the DSi1000? Those iNuke 1000dsp's can be had for $299 and likely less depending on where you get them from!
(I am currently looking for some iNuke amps so if anyone has one to get rid of, please send me a message!)
Honestly Marty, Behringer just has never met power specs, and the dsp1000 is rated for less than a dsi1000 and it won't even make rated power. I am a Harman fan, and have a local dealer friend that will just give me new amps and take a defective one back if I have a problem. I am more confident in Crown, their dsp, and the fact that crown amps typically make at or very near rated power.
As far as dsp goes, I'm not 100% sure on the details of the inuke, but as I have learned in the last few days, the DSi amps have extremely high resolution capabilities. It has 6 input and 8 output peq bands, 20 programmable dsp presets (some of which are pre loaded for JBL cinema, but can be overridden). Ultimately, I probably would not have spent over $10k for all the Crown DSi amps if I had to pay retail. For a stack of ten of them (mix of 1000 and 2000), and an extra couple for future potential expansion to height or an additional row of surround channels, I paid less than $3500, so I couldn't help myself. I know some people are perfectly happy with he Berry amps and I have heard some in use that sound fine, it was just a matter of grabbing a deal on the Crowns. I am also admittedly one of those people that can know all amps sound the same under the same circumstances, but will convince myself I need a particular one