Behringer NU6000DSP iNUKE 6000W Lightweight Power Amplifier with DSP

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The NU6000DSP is part of the iNUKE Series amplifiers by Behringer with DSP control that delivers up to 6,000 watts 4 ohm, stereo.
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  • Delivers 2 x 3,000 watts into 4 ohms, 2 x 1,500 watts into 8 ohms and weighs less than 12 lbs.
  • Ultimate reliability through revolutionary cool-running High-Density Class-D technology with "near-zero" thermal buildup
  • Ultra-efficient switch-mode power supply for noise-free audio, superior transient response and low power consumption
  • High-performance DSP and 24-bit/96 kHz converters deliver ultimate signal integrity and extreme dynamic range
  • DSP section features sophisticated delay, crossover (3 filter types, up to 48 dB/octave), EQ (8 parametric, 2 dynamic), dynamics processing and lockable security settings
  • Front panel LCD display enables setup and adjustment without PC
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

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Behringer NU6000DSP iNUKE 6000W Lightweight Power Amplifier with DSP

iNUKE Series power amplifiers pack massive amounts of output power into exceptionally lightweight, rack-mountable packages. Behringer's revolutionary high-density Class-D technology combined with ultra-efficient switch-mode power supplies ensure these feather-light powerhouses will drive your rig effortlessly for many years to come.
After many years of fine-tuning the high-density Class-D technology that gives the iNUKE Series its oomph. By carefully selecting transistors with extremely high slew rates and optimizing other proprietary parts of Behringer's circuitry, these amps react instantly to even the most demanding electronic bass impulses.

When this amazing amplifier technology is combined with our state-of-the-art switching-mode power supplies, these amplifiers provide tremendous punch. And because they are so much more efficient than conventional designs, they run cooler and don't require the massive heat sinks and heavy toroid transformers typically associated with their conventional counterparts.

The front panel controls and indicators provide your system's vital signs at a glance. After pressing the Power button, the Power LED lights to show the amp is ready for action. All channels feature positive-detent Gain controls with Signal LEDs that light when a signal is present, as well as clip LEDs to indicate when the signal is distorted and you need to reduce the input signal.

The rear panel is just as elegant, with combo XLR and 1/4" TRS input connectors making the iNUKE compatible with virtually any source, balanced or unbalanced. Professional twist-lock speaker sockets are provided to ensure every drop of output power gets to your loudspeakers. The rear panel is also where you'll find the switches that enable iNUKE amps to work in either dual mono, stereo or mono bridge mode. A built-in CROSSOVER switch enables the amp to operate in biamp mode, sending low frequency content to passive subwoofers, while the high frequency output is channeled to fullrange loudspeakers (CH1>100 Hz / CH2<100 Hz or FULLRANGE).

For sound engineers requiring high-level control capability, iNUKE DSP Series amplifiers come ready for action right out-of-the-box. The built-in DSP and 24-bit/96 kHz converters ensure the ultimate signal integrity with an extremely broad dynamic range. DSP functions include a sophisticated delay for delay-line loudspeakers, crossover, EQ (eight parametric, two dynamic), and dynamics processing with lockable security settings. A convenient front panel LCD display allows you to setup and make adjustments directly at the amplifier, without the need for a PC. All iNUKE DSP models can also be set up, controlled and monitored via the front panel USB connector.

Sporting massive output ratings, lightweight Class-D technology, an equally lightweight price tag, and all the amenities a professional audio engineer could ask for, Behringer iNUKE amplifiers are serious amps for the most demanding applications.

Specifications: • Output power (per channel, stereo): 1,100 watts RMS, 1,500 watts peak (8 ohms), 2200 watts RMS, 3,000 watts peak (4 ohms) • Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz, +0/-2 dB • Distortion: < 0.2% • Damping factor: > 140 @ 8 ohms • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 98 dB • Power supply: 120V, 60 Hz • Dimensions: 3.5" H x 19" W x 12.91" D (89 x 483 x 328 mm) • Weight: 11.9 lbs.

Product Specifications
  • Power Output (RMS Per Channel @ 8 ohms)1100 Watts
  • Output Channels2
  • Weight Range10 to 19 lbs.
Behringer NU6000DSP iNUKE 6000W Lightweight Power Amplifier with DSP
  • BrandBehringer
  • ModelNU6000DSP
  • Part Number248-6710
  • UPC4033653030755
  • Product CategoryPower Amplifiers - Live Sound
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (7 Reviews)
  • Weight15.5 lbs.
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Behringer NU6000DSP iNUKE 6000W Lightweight Power Amplifier with DSP
Behringer NU6000DSP iNUKE 6000W Lightweight Power Amplifier with DSP is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unless you like spending money, buy this ampThe power is there. There is not a speaker i own that this amp won't clip. Replaces an eq, crossover, and so many other space taking, distortion adding phases. You really need better than line level gain in to avoid low volume distortion. Any gain added in the dsp is distorted at low volume. A good clean input makes a crystal clear output that will shake a building down. I was able to provide adequate sound to a 12000 sf room with this one amp.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Home theater Sub Amp.I want to first start by saying I've never used a pro amp with home theater.I questioned how well it would work. Did my research and many swear by them. So i decided to take a chance and buy it. I have this amp hooked up to 2 Marty Cubes using the dayton audio 18" HO 460 drivers. All i can say is i'm in love. I couldn't imagine needing more bass then what i have. I've tried the SVS PB2000 and my setup makes that sound like a home theater in box sub. Amp is very user friendly in setting up. Only thing to note about setup you need a PC to set it up. Mac's don't work. Just to clarify you can set it up with the amp itself but the program from behringer makes it much easier.Total cost for everything was about 1200.00. I've very happy with my purchase and considering getting another one for another build.Thank you Parts Express with all of your help!!!
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from light, high power, DSP simplifies my installI’m using this like a lot of people as a LFE subwoofer amp for HT. It’s a replacement for a Behringer EPX2000 that drove two JBL W15GTI MKII’s in a sealed box at 3 ohms for a little over 6 years. The old one got full of dust and before I knew it a channel let the pretty magic smoke out.Although the EPX2000 did well, this is an upgrade with DSP, power etc. I don’t believe the max ratings at all but it has more than enough to drive these JBL’s way louder than I’ll ever need. I have to keep paper towels between my dinner plates in the kitchen because I routinely rattle them. I was using a mini DSP for EQ and Art CleanBoxPro inline to bump up the RCA level output. With the new NU6000DSP, I don’t need the miniDSP at all. Although the built in DSP has a few less features I was able to adjust it reasonably flat from 90 down to 25hz, I like a little bump down low for movies and have an inline cut off at 10HZ so it climbs from 25-10hz.I think this get up is starting to back the nails out of my sheetrock!One thing I don’t like is the lack of remote turn off and It has a bad thump if you power it off at the power plug (but I sort of expect that from pro audio gear). The switch does power it down without a thump.My personal fix was to install a double pole 110v coil type relay inside to mimic the switch (has 2 poles). I ran a power cord out the original circuit protect hole ( I left it hooked up inside the case) and use an IP relay to trip it for remote power control. I have an Ipad mini running DemoPad to control everything that can send IP commands but you could use an IR relay and normal remote instead.Oh, and as others have said, the fans are a little noisy. My rack is in a separate room so it’s not a problem for me but after a week of use they seem to be getting quieter. If someone would make a less physically flashy and quieter version of this with remote turn off, I’d pay twice as much for it. Too bad home audio gear is overrated and insanely expensive. With all that said I am very pleased with this amp. The price is right, It’s lighter, higher rated, and the built in DSP simplifies my install. If it had remote turn on, it would be ideal for the application I’m using it in.As for PE, why make everything so dang difficult? You wont take my nickname, passwords are a pain, and i'll never remember what you forced me to type in, form is forcing me to spend 1/2 hour to fill out stuff I don't want to bother with. If you want more reviews of products, make the process more simple. This is the last review I'll bother with and only continuing because I took the time to write all this up.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great amp lots of powerBought this amp to run 4 subs very happy with it and the shipping was really fast coming to my house. I will buy 1 more to power my near field subs.
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it slams and doesn't require a CleanBox ProEasily takes consumer level inputs direct from a receiver. Pumps out enough wattage that I can bottom out an 18" UltiMax on each channel, which, while not optimal, it ought to show that it's not kidding around. Have not played with the DSP yet but that should be icing on the cake and the limiters ought to help with the bottoming out. Stays very cool. Fan is a little noisy during quiet breaks but nothing compared to QSC's. Have not experienced any fading away after a strong hit. If something on-screen ought to be rumbly, then it rumbles, and stays that way. I cannot run a Marantz receiver and this on the same circuit though, one dynamic boom and the 20 amp breaker trips, have to run two circuits. I didn't want to like it due to coming from the cover band world and knowing that Behringer makes quite a bit of junk, but the QSC I tried to use just doesn't compare for home theater subwoofer applications.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Things have changed with Class D now affordable AND reliable...I am a manufacturer of specialized pro audio systems sold to higher-end SR providers in the US and abroad. I typically do not suggest or buy "value" components for my customers, but in some cases where weight IS an issue, OR space and power is not an issue (fixed installs)... I have some customers who want to cut costs and these amps are usable to them. I also demo my products at shows and events across the US and I started to use these amps for limited duties for testing purposes at smaller shows and I've been happy with the results over close to three years of testing in real word applications.Although my company doesn't sell a "value line" speaker system (what we manufacture), customers do need lower powered amplifiers for certain duties in any configuration. In the past, the QSC PLX line has filled MOST of the smaller power amp work we've needed for mids/highs, monitors and fills in our systems that we demo (and sometimes also sell WITH amps and processing included). The PLX's do a great job for the price and weight (22 lbs). But lately, the game is changing as these class D (read super lightweight) amps have come out and filled a demand for lighter amp racks with more efficient power draw. And these new "light weights" are costing less than 1/2 of these older, Class H QSC's too.The reservations pro users have with value amps is reliability-- "when is it going to fail" isn't something you want to think about, show-to-show, and so for the high dollar SR providers you'll never see these amps in use. But for smaller regional sound companies and touring players hauling their own PA-- these amps might work as well as the big ticket amps if your willing to use enough of them AND use them wisely. The reason I used BOTH of these models in testing, is that they each have different, "sweet spots" of power so the configuration of many different systems is more easy with flexible power level choices. I also would (still) guess they draw power a bit differently, keeping breakers from flipping as well.If you own a bar/club you're maybe not interested in spending $40k for a sound system, when you only run a full rack a few hours on Friday and Saturday nights for local acts. If you are a musician gigging three nights a week and hauling the gear yourself, you are always figuring out ways to save your back and sweat-- especially before the show when you run up to the first set sweating bullets just when LD brings up the the 600 watt lights-- five feet above your head ;) Regional SR companies are often a one or two guy concern and loading in and out fast without the need for a box truck and a heavy axle is ALSO cool when you have racks of amps weighing under 50 lbs.So there are plenty of places in "pro audio" where multi-thousand dollar components are NOT needed because the user isn't too deep into the contract riders and national act requirements. In some instances, better value line products (like these amps) can fill a need well and so I found it necessary to test these new lines from Berhinger and Peavey (as nobody seemed to be getting anything else out worth looking at here in the US at that time a few years ago).After several years of testing in heat, humidity and various applications in SR rigs (right next to my back-up amp racks)-- I'd say that these amps have both made the cut for use in my smaller SR demo rig (2-3k audience, line array) using them on everything but my subs. Early production models had issues, but later models (replaced by both companies right away) are doing well after close to three years of service with few reported failures since these first hiccups. With smaller shows (where contract riders don't exist), these amps can be used in SR rigs with confidence given they aren't asked to do what they can't. Today, I'd use both these amps in my smaller touring SR system (2-3k audience). And if you own a distro and use enough of them-- they WILL work on subs too. I have spec'ed these amps for a few, serious SR rig owners and touring bass player's rigs and these sound guys and musicians are very happy to be saving money, their "backs" (weight) and their "racks" (space gained when using the DSP models).The last year, several of my customers are now also using both these amps for bass rigs, tweeter/mid-range (bi-amped) high packs (don't load tweeters below 8 ohms though-- you'll lose some high-end there), sub-woofer use (smaller rigs- one or two subs a side) and monitor rigs. And we've all been able to get them to sound as good as anything else we've used FOR THE SAME configs in the past.IF used for subs, you have to expect they will run short on output before their big brother's do. I typically use a 10k watt, four channel amp with my subs since I seldom use no less than two horn loaded, very high output subs for any shows I demo for. But I've tested these a few times in my rig for a few non-critical events and they did better than I expected they would. After a few times out with my subs, I'd run the IPR3000 bridged into larger powered subs with a total 4 ohm load, OR the NU6000 for subs will less RMS power ability (also at 4 ohms loads, per channel).As both these amps have excellent, built in clip limiters (by necessity as digital clipping is WAY more destructive than analog), I've seen them hold up to the super heavy-duty (rave) shows with rolling bass notes going for hours on a close friend's rig too. AS LONG AS YOU STAY OUT OF HEAVY CLIPPING, these new designs have limiting built in (without any way to defeat them) making user errors less costly if/when you do run them into the clip light level some. When you push these amps into full power, you aren't getting the softer distortion you would from an analog amp because these limiters are set to not allow them to get to digital clipping in any case. But push them too far and you might test their "limit"... and IF you get digital distortion, you'll lose BOTH woofers and tweeters VERY fast. I've not tested to this level of abuse and for those who just can't understand gain structure this amp "might go to 11"... but how long it will stay there is something I can't tell you-- I'll never do it when I can get a larger amp OR more amps to do the right job.The rig I saw running dub-step using SIX of these amps on three 20 amp runs was hitting clip lights on the down beat only and did well into both subs and top boxes. The SR guy in Austin, TX running these amps has run 20 shows a year for years and he's happy and sold off some expensive QSC and Crest amps to go exclusively with both these amps. He owns a few more amps now so some extra rack space was needed, BUT racks weigh half what they did, and more amps mean you can be very versatile with system configs (and pricing them out) as you have more channels for more config options. AND... flipping 10 lb amps in and out of racks is a LOT easier than 50 lbs amps all day long!So many serious users and myself are all loving the light weight and with power draws seeming to not be an issue but a benefit, the only real concern is reliability. I'd only be concerned with subs and when you have a LOT of subs to power, it's time for bigger guns or lots of racks (and possible power issues if you try to use a lot of these at once-- this is an unknown to me).With my own time testing these amps, I'm convinced they are built well enough to be used in smaller touring RS rigs, bass rigs and installs that don't run 24/7 AND if they don't travel down the road in the back of the semi, I think they could be trusted for years of service. They do seem to hold up well in an average SKB rack (something I didn't own for MANY years and today appreciate!)Buy enough of these (an lots of good, long 10 gauge, 100 ft power cords), and split the FOH to stereo, bi/tri-ammed racks and save on speaker wires. Then keep a spare amp around and most smaller SR rig owners are good to go with the typical 1500 - 3000 audience rig. And a last note is to always mix sub-woofer amps with mid/high and monitor amps on your circuits (don't put both sub amps on the same circuit).And remember-- all the great touring amps of the last five years have ALL been Class D (or some derivative like Lab G's "class TD"). And now it's these smaller versions of that same technology that are coming to the average user (at a price they can afford) that is turning a few heads lately. For small to medium DJ work and part-time gigging bands: this is the market they were built and targeted to. But for SR and pro level work... with Behringer's latest QC measures and consolidated manufacturing in their NEW China plant-- they have overcome the old stigma of "planned failure" while Peavey has also benefited from the acquisition of Crest Audio (who's engineering folks actually designed the IPR3000 amp for the Peavey brand).I can not say I've been a fan of either of these companies over the 30 years I've worked in pro audio-- but these two amps I've worked with for a few years now, when run at proper levels and configurations, have impressed me and a few other operators to the point I have come to actually suggest their use where they are a fit and when the customer is wanting something that works well for what THEY need-- and sometimes this is a smaller, lighter, leaner SR system or stage bass rig where they only run 10-15 hours a week (without rider concerns).
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Behringer NU6000DSP iNUKE 6000W Lightweight Power Amplifier with DSP

Read the manual & want to make sure I understand correctly....  Is it possible using a 4-pole Speakon connector and 4-conductor cable to run both channels A and B through a single cable?   So Biamp, at the other end, high and low channels, 1 cable?

Asked by: Dan E
You can do this on the speaker end yes, but the amplifier end still requires two connectors, one for each output channel.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-07-23

can you use the dsp seperate for each channel? I.e. one channel low passed for subs and another high passed for mains.

Asked by: smithson
Yes, you can use the DSP for channel A to be low pass and channel B to be High passed.
Answered by: MattW
Date published: 2015-04-10

Do you need to have a processor to go from my AVR sub out (unbalanced) to Amp in (balanced) like the Artclean box?

Asked by: dsss
yes. There are no unbalanced inputs on the amp so you should use the converter box to scale up.
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2015-03-16

can you use the DSP software on this to set a 700W limiter?

Asked by: JoSmy
You can set the DSP to limit both the input and output of the amplifiers signal threshold.
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2015-02-11

Is there a 12volt trigger or an "auto on" for this amp?  If not, on any other similar Amp?

Asked by: OrlandoMark
Unfortunately no, we do not have any pro audio amplifiers like this that have trigger or auto-on features.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-05

I've just purchased the Behringer NU6000DSP Inuke 6000W Power Amplifier I want to run 2 EV SX300E 12" tops and 2 EV ELX 118, Passiver 18"Subwoofers Will I need a x-over unit or will the Behringer do all of that itself. Is so how do I cable it? Thanks

Asked by: Stevie G
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-13
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