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post #211 of 596
Agreed. I am betting sales have been brisk for them as a result.
post #212 of 596
If we are talking about the 6000DSP @ $399 there are several other vendors, Amazon even has it for that price.

I ordered my last one from Full Compass on feb 4th and recieved it on the 7th, at the same time Sweetwater was backordering theirs.
post #213 of 596
I agree that Amazon having the price is good...but for some reason sweetwater one up'd amazon on CS and that is a tall order. May have found my new "happy place" for this type of equipment.
post #214 of 596
Yeah. Sweetwater customer service is perhaps the best I've experienced from any vendor yet.
post #215 of 596
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Originally Posted by Archaea View Post

If so its weird no other vendors have dropped their price.
The prices are also the same at bhphotovideo.
post #216 of 596
I bought a 1000 on Amazon due to the low prices. People are right about that fan being way too loud, so I also bought an 80mm Noctua fan. It only took a few minutes to swap it out (I soldered the original fan's connector to the Noctua's wires) and it is totally silent now. Really easy mod, and a necessary one.
post #217 of 596
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Originally Posted by CUclimber View Post

I bought a 1000 on Amazon due to the low prices. People are right about that fan being way too loud, so I also bought an 80mm Noctua fan. It only took a few minutes to swap it out (I soldered the original fan's connector to the Noctua's wires) and it is totally silent now. Really easy mod, and a necessary one.

I'm curious, does the fan stay silent when pushed all the way close to clipping? I have been testing out my inukes and the fans get scary loud when pushed hard. WAY louder than when ran at normal volumes. It would be great if the fan mod completely took care of this. thanks!
post #218 of 596
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Originally Posted by carp View Post

I'm curious, does the fan stay silent when pushed all the way close to clipping? I have been testing out my inukes and the fans get scary loud when pushed hard. WAY louder than when ran at normal volumes. It would be great if the fan mod completely took care of this. thanks!
I'm not sure. It does seem like the fan noise would be less and less of an issue as the amount of sound emanating from the subwoofers goes up though. I was primarily concerned about the noise when everything is idle.
post #219 of 596
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I'm not sure. It does seem like the fan noise would be less and less of an issue as the amount of sound emanating from the subwoofers goes up though. I was primarily concerned about the noise when everything is idle.

Which is when it matters. Nothing takes you out of a movie quicker than having a quiet scene and being distracted by a jet engine. smile.gif
post #220 of 596
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Which is when it matters. Nothing takes you out of a movie quicker than having a quiet scene and being distracted by a jet engine. smile.gif


I agree. However, this was SOOO loud. On a very loud demanding scene (that quickly goes quiet or the scene ends whatever) pushed to almost clipping I would clearly hear the fans from the room next to me during the quieter part of the movie after the loud scene. That's how loud we are talking. eek.gif
post #221 of 596
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I agree. However, this was SOOO loud. On a very loud demanding scene (that quickly goes quiet or the scene ends whatever) pushed to almost clipping I would clearly hear the fans from the room next to me during the quieter part of the movie after the loud scene. That's how loud we are talking. eek.gif

Have you heard an EP2500? They are loud as hell but I'm curious if the Inukes are louder. I can hear my pair of EP2500's in my theater room when it's dead quiet (amps are in another room). It's not an issue when a movie's going as my projector fan is louder than the EP's, but adding another pair of Inukes might push the sound threshold. smile.gif
post #222 of 596
Got my inuke and already did the fan swap with the SilenX fans. Flow is definetly lower than stock, but if you aren't pushing your amps continuously, it shouldn't take much. flow to keep things happy (considering that these amps are rated at 2x2200RMS continuous and HT subs run more like 10-100 watts with 500-1000 watt peaks). Stock fans were noisy but like a quiet hair dryer :P I can't hear hear the new fans at all. The stock fans were a little tricky to remove since they had the wires twisted through hot glue in the back hard to reach area, but a hair dryer easily softened the glue.

Looking forward to getting this running tonight and deciding if I want to keep this or my K2.
post #223 of 596
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Originally Posted by bass addict View Post

Have you heard an EP2500? They are loud as hell but I'm curious if the Inukes are louder. I can hear my pair of EP2500's in my theater room when it's dead quiet (amps are in another room). It's not an issue when a movie's going as my projector fan is louder than the EP's, but adding another pair of Inukes might push the sound threshold. smile.gif

I had a vid showing the dB difference between the two but all be darn if I can find it now. mad.gif
post #224 of 596
Well, its easy. If you have the stock fan inuke in a room, and not in a cabinet, you WILL hear it (to a point that most anyone will be bothered by it). In a cabinet, you may hear it when things are quiet. With the fan mod (at least with my fan choice), I have to put my ear right to the exhaust vents to hear it ...so dead silent. No numbers needed :-D
post #225 of 596
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Originally Posted by Anthony_Gomez View Post

Well, its easy. If you have the stock fan inuke in a room, and not in a cabinet, you WILL hear it (to a point that most anyone will be bothered by it). In a cabinet, you may hear it when things are quiet. With the fan mod (at least with my fan choice), I have to put my ear right to the exhaust vents to hear it ...so dead silent. No numbers needed :-D

How much CFM is your "replacement" fan moving compared to the stock fan?
post #226 of 596
I know it’s kind of a hokey solution but I used to tuck my pro over between the sub and a love-seat on it's side and experienced no sound at all unless dead quiet and listening for it.. hey it works! rolleyes.gif lol
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post #227 of 596
I have mine in a cabinet but can still detect it often enough.

I have ordered new fans for the swap.

In case anyone wants to get funky, I found these on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261077901483?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

I am sure you cannot trust the specs but only a couple dollars in risk there if you are willing to take the plunge.
post #228 of 596
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Originally Posted by bass addict View Post

Have you heard an EP2500? They are loud as hell but I'm curious if the Inukes are louder. I can hear my pair of EP2500's in my theater room when it's dead quiet (amps are in another room). It's not an issue when a movie's going as my projector fan is louder than the EP's, but adding another pair of Inukes might push the sound threshold. smile.gif


Yes, I owned an ep4000 same thing. I did fan mod it but played it for awhile without the mod. It was louder than the inuke at idle IMO but when it clipped it did not sound like a jet like the inuke does when it clips. I do remember the ep4000 getting significantly louder when pushed than it was at idle, but not like the inuke.
post #229 of 596
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How much CFM is your "replacement" fan moving compared to the stock fan?
I don't know what the stock fan is rated, but the SilenX is rated 32CFM and there are two installed.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835226034

From a heatsink point of view, no air flow to some airflow is huge at removing heat, but once you get a reasonable amount of airflow, increasing airflow doesn't yield linear results due to boundary issues.
post #230 of 596
Dug up another thread that Identified the stock fans as
46 CFM, 40 dB

compared to replacement fans
32CFM, 15dB
post #231 of 596
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Originally Posted by Anthony_Gomez View Post

Dug up another thread that Identified the stock fans as
46 CFM, 40 dB

compared to replacement fans
32CFM, 15dB

Not a ton less CFM but a whole lot less DB's. smile.gif
post #232 of 596

Are the iNuke 3000's Fans that loud too???


Edited by Claybe - 2/14/14 at 1:09pm
post #233 of 596
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Originally Posted by Anthony_Gomez View Post

From a heatsink point of view, no air flow to some airflow is huge at removing heat, but once you get a reasonable amount of airflow, increasing airflow doesn't yield linear results due to boundary issues.

That may be true, but do you even know which way the nonlinearity goes?

i.e. it may be that doubling airflow more than doubles heat removal rate
post #234 of 596
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Originally Posted by steve nn View Post

I know it’s kind of a hokey solution but I used to tuck my pro over between the sub and a love-seat on it's side and experienced no sound at all unless dead quiet and listening for it.. hey it works! rolleyes.gif lol
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Steve, off topic here, but what kinds of veneer did you use on the sub in the photo? I am guessing that that majority is cherry? What is the strip in the middle! Very beautiful. I better make sure my wife doesn't see it or else any hopes I have of using a single species on my curvy subs will be crushed for sure!
post #235 of 596
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That may be true, but do you even know which way the nonlinearity goes?

i.e. it may be that doubling airflow more than doubles heat removal rate

Yes. It goes in our favor :P As you keep increasing air flow, you get less and less increase in cooling efficiency. You can see an example of that here:
http://www.micforg.co.jp/en/c_dcc3758le.html
You reach a point where you can keep increasing flow, but not improve the thermal resistance
post #236 of 596
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Are the iNuke 3000's Fans that loud too???
The inuke 6000 is basically 2x inuke 3000. This includes the 6000 having 2 fans and the 3000 having one fan. I doubt that the fans are different.
post #237 of 596
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Are the iNuke 3000's Fans that loud too???

Not very loud IMO at normal output levels. When pushed close to clipping they are crazy loud.
post #238 of 596
I feel like an idiot lol. I was trying to figure out how to easily play with the Inuke through my computer, but there is only windows 7 software. Seeing if I could get it working with linux/wine on my macbook. It just dawned on me that I can just use my win7 HTPC which is right next to the amp :P
post #239 of 596
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Originally Posted by Anthony_Gomez View Post

The inuke 6000 is basically 2x inuke 3000. This includes the 6000 having 2 fans and the 3000 having one fan. I doubt that the fans are different.

I have both amps and the fans are different...

The 3000 has one fan rated at 55-56 cfm and the 6000 has 2 fans rated at 46 cfm each.
post #240 of 596
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Originally Posted by Claybe View Post

Are the iNuke 3000's Fans that loud too???

67dBc...measured at the front grill on start-up.
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