It looks like my deal with the dual Caps S2 will fall through, so I am back in the DIY game.
My plan is to build 4 subs: either SI or Dayton 18” with 4 ft3 Flat Packs. Most likely, I will run them in pairs, so I am looking for at least stereo or even 4 channels, if want to keep my options open.
I already own a Behringer DXC2496 that I could use for DSP.
I read that the SI or Daytons 18” like somewhere around 650 Watts/each, but I have also read that some people drive them with 1000+ Watts/each. So am not quite sure how much power I really need. I have heard that going with 4 ohm over 2 ohm would be better, as some amps struggle with the lower impedance.
Popular amp choices around here seem to be:
iNUKE 3000 or 6000
I like the class D amp concept, as they seem to be more energy efficient, in particular at idle. That said, I plan to use switched outlets for the amp(s), so I can turn them off, when not in use.
Also, the design of the iNUKE face plate is just outright ugly IMHO. I will have the amp out of sight, though.
Which amp would you recommend and why? Will a single do, or do I need 2, or even more?
Looking forward to your recommendations!