Hmm, I am running my JTR215's full range with an Inuke 6000DSP and I feel they sound great. I certainly don't want to put words in his mouth, but RMK told me he was running his 215's and surrounds with a few Inuke NU4's and he said they sound just about the same as his previous Lab Gruppen!! Not sure if that opinion has changed or not?careful with the inukes- they do a poor job full range with speakers that vary in impedance.
LTD02 Please give analysis:
PEQ filter 1
at 20 Hz
at 32 Hz
at 500 Hz
I get almost the same FR using Filter 1 , gain of +8, LS 12, at 30 Hz, Filter 3 gain -13, Q 7, at 35 Hz
I would like to increase the around 12-20 Hz output. Thanks. Room is large at 4300 cu ft + and measurements were taken at MLP.
Thanks LTD02. I have 8 of the UM 18's but, I would still appreciate adding some headroom. I will give it a try and report the results.
I told you before when we ran mine off of Gooddocs Crown that I felt they woke my 215's up! I know some found them loud or harsh, but I thought they shinned, but I like a bright speaker and I have found I don't really care for EQ. I like a speaker raw. After the G2G, I guess it was about 5 days before I got the 215's back in my theater, but I was really curious to run them and see if I found they sounded different with the inuke and to be honest, I felt they sounded about the same as they did at Andrews. I am working on getting a new amp, but they just don't come cheap. I winded up ordering a new 215RM for a matching center channel and I also ordered the new Denon X7200WA (2.2) So an amp will be next. Personally the only reason I am really using the Inuke is because the house curve (DEQ) just works great for bass management. I would love to get the Crown IT5000, but they are very pricy. Certainly going to keep looking for a replacement but for now, I really don't have any complaints.I would think swapping out that inuke for something that's known and measured to be better would be an interesting blind test.
I've always kind of felt that differences in amplifiers are not as great as differences with other things. I know a few people on these forums that have swapped out the inuke and said it was noticeable better. Some of those guys I know personally.
I don't usually put too much credit into things people say though. I've seen some dudes say some crazy stuff over the years.
My understanding of the inuke is the switching of the amp does not lend itself to very high fidelity on the top end (treble) when driving full range signals, especially when impedance varies or there is substantial content like bass at the same time. It's also not an amp that measures well, or has a very low noise floor. But if you can actually hear a significant difference or not ??? IDK. Might be interesting.
I think running those 215's of an inuke is like putting 85 octane in your turbocharged race car.