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In short I am looking to power my current four 18" FI Audio IB woofer setup with an inuke6000. I am currently powering these woofers with my QSC PLX3602. I'm looking to gain some headroom in the 50-100hz transient area and primarily looking to move the plx3602 to main duty but I don't want to make a lateral move in subwoofer power. The Inuke6000 is very affordable, the 12000 is a bit much for what i'm doing. In any event what are members thoughts on this amp switch? I have 3 20amp dedicated services for audio equipment so power supply is not an issue. Thanks.
 

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It's going to give you another ~600 or so watts at 4 ohm. It would be a small upgrade.

My plx is rated at around 1100 watts x 2 at 4 ohms and from what I gather the inuke6000 tested at 1800 x 2 at 31hz from the test done on it vs. the KAM. I think that is correct. Ofcourse, I am comparing actual test results to what my plx is "rated" at so I would assume it is just shy of 1100 watts in the bass range. Any additional thoughts?
 

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Anyone?


Also, how noisy are the fans? I love the variable speed fan in my plx3602, it is very quiet until I play music at top levels!
 

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Anyone?


Also, how noisy are the fans? I love the variable speed fan in my plx3602, it is very quiet until I play music at top levels!

You will likely want to do a fan mod. They are too loud for just about everyone's taste. The mod can be done in 5-10 minutes.
 

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Found some ratings on the plx3602, it does look like the poster above was correct, would be about 600 watts more per side or 300 more per sub. Hmmm.......... 1.5db of additional head room or so......... sounds like it is worth the $350 plus whatever I will have in new fans to quiet it down. I will gain a substantial boost to my mains when switching the plx3602 to power them which is a large park of this deal!
 

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Found some ratings on the plx3602, it does look like the poster above was correct, would be about 600 watts more per side or 300 more per sub. Hmmm.......... 1.5db of additional head room or so......... sounds like it is worth the $350 plus whatever I will have in new fans to quiet it down. I will gain a substantial boost to my mains when switching the plx3602 to power them which is a large park of this deal!

You can typically find 12v and quite fans for $5-8 each. Check the iNukes on sale thread for mod info.
 

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You can typically find 12v and quite fans for $5-8 each. Check the iNukes on sale thread for mod info.

Will do. I really don't want to sacrifice any cfm during the fan switch so any quick input is appreciated in which to select. From what I gather the switch is extremely easy, sounds as if you unscrew, change terminals, and replace.
 

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Will do. I really don't want to sacrifice any cfm during the fan switch so any quick input is appreciated in which to select. From what I gather the switch is extremely easy, sounds as if you unscrew, change terminals, and replace.

Remember, these things were designed to be operated in rack dense environments in areas that are typically not climate controlled as well as be used for many hours at a time at high output levels. Anything you do in your house/theater is going to be much less demanding...short of prolonged sine wave testing.

Having said that, the only practical way to quiet it down is to reduce CFMs and RPMs. The stock fans in most amps are typically on the order of ~50-75 CFMs, the replacement fans are typically 20-35 CFMs and sometimes even less.


If you take an extra 30 seconds, you can remove the pins from the factor connector, strip the new fan wires, insert them into the connector and fold them back over, re-insert the connector and done.

The factory fans can be replaced in a couple of minutes if necessary.

The iNuke series is the simplest mod in all of pro-amps.
 

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Have you tried the plx3602 @ dual 2ohm?

If that works, just get another one of those.


"I don't want to make a lateral move in subwoofer power"

You will need the 12000 then, the 6k will be a lateral move.
 

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Have you tried the plx3602 @ dual 2ohm?

If that works, just get another one of those.


"I don't want to make a lateral move in subwoofer power"

You will need the 12000 then, the 6k will be a lateral move.

It has been a while but if memory serves the IB woofers are single 2-ohm coils so no dual 2ohm option with these. The PLX is quite expensive and at $350 or so the inuke offered an interesting alternative.
 
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