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The DSP version is $999:

Yep 12,000 Watts... Behringer announced the iNuke12000DSP! I own the iNuke3000DSP and its very reliable, the DSP is veryyyy helpful with the crossovers, and power limiting. I can't believe Behringer is doing a 12,000 watt amp with two 6000w 2 Ohm channels, and weighs less than 18 pounds! I can't find any gossip of a price, but if it follows the tend it should be sold for $599??

I've seen cheaper prices for these amps, but these are the popular prices:

iNuke1000DSP - $299

iNuke3000DSP - $399

iNuke6000DSP - $499

iNuke12000DSP - $599?

Has anyone else heard anything about this amp?

The DSP version is $999:

This amplifier is now available at B&H

Behringer iNUKE NU12000DSP 12000W Power Amplifier NU-12000DSP

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Yep 12,000 Watts... Behringer announced the iNuke12000DSP! I own the iNuke3000DSP and its very reliable, the DSP is veryyyy helpful with the crossovers, and power limiting. I can't believe Behringer is doing a 12,000 watt amp with two 6000w 2 Ohm channels, and weighs less than 18 pounds! I can't find any gossip of a price, but if it follows the tend it should be sold for $599??

I've seen cheaper prices for these amps, but these are the popular prices:

iNuke1000DSP - $299

iNuke3000DSP - $399

iNuke6000DSP - $499

iNuke12000DSP - $599?

Has anyone else heard anything about this amp?

A message from Behringer on this issue:

Dear All,

Thanks for your interest in the iNuke amplifier series. I have to apologize for a typo on the marketing feature list of NU12000DSP.

NU12000 technically is based around 4 amplifier modules, two pairs of which are internally working in a bridge mode configuration, already.

Hence, there is no further option for bridging channels and the minimal load impedance is 4 Ohms, each. We will immediately fix the web featurelist to correctly state:

2 x 6000 Watts into 4 Ohms, 2 x 3,000 Watts into 8 Ohms

Sorry for the inconvenience, and I hope that makes sense to you.

Regards,

Jan Duwe

Assistant Manager Conceptual Engineering

MUSIC-GROUP Services EU

Going by the NU6000 specs (which have been confirmed on test) this will mean 2x4400Wrms into 4 ohms and 2x2200Wrms into 8 ohms.

Behringer now shows the iNuke12000 (non-DSP) version on the product list, and added both the 12000DSP and non DSP to the brochure.

Like the other Non-DSP models, This has a crossover switch fixed at 100 Hz on the back, which can be very helpful still. (seen in the Picture below)

Other than that, we find out the real weight of it:

"NU12000DSP

Ultra-Lightweight, High-Density

12000-Watt Power Amplifier with

DSP Control and USB Interface

Delivers 2 x 6000 Watts into 4 Ohms,

2 x 3000 Watts into 8 Ohms and

weighs less than 18 lbs / 8.2 kg"

The part where it says "2 x 6000 Watts into 4 Ohms, and 2 x 3000 Watts into 8 Ohms" conflicts with the power ratings on the back of the unit [in the 3D render] Seen below:

An externally hosted image should be here but it was not working when we last tested it.

Here's a link to the brochure:

http://www.behringer.com/assets/NU1000_NU3000_NU6000_NU12000_NU1000DSP_NU3000DSP_NU6000DSP_NU12000DSP_WebBrochure.pdf

iNuke12000:

Behringer: iNUKE NU12000

iNuke12000DSP:

Behringer: iNUKE NU12000DSP

Uli Behringer of The Music Group Q&A - Page 21

Uli says "Upon request from professional touring sound companies, we just launched a very powerful 12,000 Watt version which basically contains two NU6000 amps in a 2U case."

Aha - so it's two NU6000 amps, must be some mods to get to be stable at 2 ohms per side.

"... we are currently testing some low-noise fans and are positive to be able to improve this aspect."

Later, he makes a note of the nu4-6000

"We are currently studying the market demand for a 4-channel DSP version in order to evaluate if such a model would justify the R&D investment. It would be great to get some feedback here."

Looks like new things are coming.

someone posted a picture from somewhere with the map price @ 899 without dsp 999 with.

From the Behringer NU6000 Spec sheet

RMS:

1100w @ 8ohm per channel, stereo

2200w @ 4ohm per channel, stereo

And that matches measurements on the other forum.

So really, this is very likely the same amp,

4400w @ 2ohm

Beefed up power supply and cooling and rated down to 2 ohms per channel.

The iNuke 6000 does not do 6000W (although the power is unheard of at THAT price level):

Behringer inuke NU6000 vs KAM KXD7200 bench tested - Speakerplans.com Forums - Page 1

So I would not expect the iNuke12000 to do 12000W.

Besides: With the iNuke6k, they saved money by omitting the PFC circuit, which can - but need not - be a problem to the ac supply. Better to have a PFC to prevent any 80A current peaks and the like.

The iNuke12000 dosen't use an IEC, but a PowerCON.

That is a PowerCon @ 32 A (240v)

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