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Behringer iNUKE NU3000 Power Amp   

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The iNUKE NU3000, like the rest of the iNUKE Series power amplifiers, packs massive amounts of output power into an exceptionally lightweight, rackmo...Read More

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An ultra-lightweight, high-density 3000-watt power amplifier.

The iNUKE NU3000, like the rest of the iNUKE Series power amplifiers, packs massive amounts of output power into an exceptionally lightweight, rackmountable package. Behringer's revolutionary high-density Class-D technology combined with ultra-efficient switch-mode power supplies ensures this feather-light powerhouse will drive your rig effortlessly for many years to come.

Superb transient response
Behringer spent years 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 the circuitry, this amp reacts instantly to even the most demanding electronic bass impulses.

When this amazing amplifier technology is combined with Behringer's state-of-the-art switching-mode power supplies, this amplifiers= provides tremendous punch. And, because it is so much more efficient than conventional designs, it runs cooler and doesn't require the massive heat sinks and heavy toroid transformers typically associated with other conventional counterparts.

Sublimely simple operation
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 NU3000 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 bi-amp mode, sending low frequency content to passive subwoofers, while the high-frequency output is channeled to full-range loudspeakers (CH1>100 Hz / CH2<100 Hz or FULLRANGE). Flick the LIMITER ON/OFF switch to activate the built-in overload protection, or turn it off if you're feeling lucky.

Value
Sporting massive output ratings, lightweight Class-D technology, an equally lightweight price tag, and all the amenities a professional audio engineer could ask for, the BEHRINGER iNUKE NU3000 amp is a serious amps for the most demanding applications.

FEATURES
  • Delivers 2 x 1500 Watts into 2 Ohms; 2 x 880 Watts into 4 Ohms; 3000 Watts into 4 Ohms (bridge mode) and weighs less than 7 lb. / 3.3 kg
  • 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
  • "Zero-Attack" limiters offer maximum output level with reliable overload protection
  • Built-in Subwoofer/Satellite crossover for perfect subwoofer operation
  • Detented and illuminated gain controls for precise level setting
  • Precise 4-segment Signal and Limit LEDs to monitor performance
  • XLR and 1/4" TRS combination input connectors for compatibility with any source
  • Professional twist-lock speaker connectors for ultimate reliability
  • Independent DC, LF, and thermal overload protection on each channel automatically protects amplifier and speakers without shutting down the show
  • "Back-to-front" ventilation system prevents thermal buildup for reliable operation

Give your speakers "das boost" with this amp. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

iNUKE NU3000 Power Amp

  • Maximum output power
    Stereo

    8Î per channel, stereo: 400W
    4Î per channel, stereo: 880W
    2Î per channel, stereo: 1500W

    Bridged mono
    8Î: 1500W
    4Î: 3000W

    System
    Controls

    Front: Power switch, Gain controls (channels A and B)
    Rear: Mode Switch (bridge/stereo/mono), Crossover switch (fullrange/100Hz)

    Indicators
    Power: Amber/red backlit illuminated gain controls
    Limit (per channel): 0dB, full scale
    Signal (per channel): -24, -12, -6dB

    Connectors
    Inputs: 2 x combo jacks
    Input impedance: 10 kÎ unbalanced, 20 kÎ balanced
    Outputs: 2 x locking-style professional speaker connectors
    Output circuit type: Class D
    Distortion: <0.2%
    Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-1dB
    Damping factor: >160 @ 8Î
    Signal-to-Noise: >100dB

    Circuit Protection
    Cooling: Continuously variable speed fan, Back-to-front air flow
    Amplifier protection: Thermal and DC protection Stable into reactive or mismatched loads
    Load protection: On/off muting, DC-fault power supply shutdown

    Power Supply, Voltage Fuse
    USA: 120V, 60Hz (T10A H250V)
    Power consumption @ 2Î: 350W
    Power consumption @ 4Î: 170W
    Mains connector: Standard IEC receptacle

    Dimensions: (appr. 3.7" x 19" x 9.1"/94mm x 482mm x 230 mm)
    Weight: 6.6 lb./3.0 kg
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BehringeriNUKE NU3000 Power Amp
 
4.7

(based on 34 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (26)
  • Good power output (23)
  • Easy to use (21)
  • Portable (18)
  • Warm / comfy (10)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (19)
  • Outdoor events / games (16)
  • Home studio (13)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (10)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So far, so good---and MUCH, MUCH lighter!

Just being stingy/conservative. Outside of carbon-fiber, I don't know if you could make it simultaneouly light and stronger.
I bought one of these about 7 months ago to replace a Crown...Read complete review

Just being stingy/conservative. Outside of carbon-fiber, I don't know if you could make it simultaneouly light and stronger.
I bought one of these about 7 months ago to replace a Crown 20002XTi which I bought to replace a Carvin DCM monitor amp. I wanted the DSP because it seems to be impossible to buy a "monitor" power amp with eq, like the Carvin amp had. The Crown didn't work out---only XLR inputs (not good for accepting Monitor/Aux Send signals), and the DSP could only be adjusted via computer (with the USB located inconveniently in the rear). I tried the iNuke and, even without the DSP, loud and noiseless. I replaced the FOH poweramp (again, a Carvin) with a second unit. Loud, clear and noiseless---we cranked the amps to max and no hiss! I have some other Behringer Class-D stuff and none of it has failed. Some have said that power ratings are hyped---maybe so, but the iNuke3000 is easily louder than the Carvin DCM1200 and DCM1000 it replaced, and easily louder than the XTi2002, for less $$$. Oh, did I mention that 65 lb of Carvin is now only about 16 lb of Behringer? They sound fine and have useful DSP features, accessible from the front panel. I no longer need to use my EV XP200a system controller with my EV speakers because I can set slope filters in the iNukes to prevent over-excursion of full-range woofers and more accurately controll the subs. The dynamic eq option is another neat feature. All in all, they iNukes have simplified setup and transport with increased output capabilities---and with discounts-specials-coupons, all at bargain prices.

Of course, I'm old-school power amps (my VHT is worth carrying every sweatty pound), so I keep my fingers crossed---but, over the years, I've had either inherent or operator-induced failures from Carvin, Peavey, QSC, Yamaha and Mackie (as far back as Phase Linear and Marrantz)! So, with racking and normal care and operation---we'll see.

The included "manual" sucks---like the rest of the current crop of Behringer m"manuals", it's a multilinguallly confusing mess of a quick-start guide. Have a highlighter handy. The promised "technical manual" is yet to materialize. Download and run the free iNuke DSP software, even if you're not connected to an amp---it will show you and let you play with the options, features and parameters that are available on the amp. It will make a learning how to set things from the front panel of the amp a little more comprehensible.
Plastic fascia, so it lives in a SKB rack, tapped into an ISObar power conditioner. The sun at a couple of outside gigs didn't melt it or hinder it's operation. 7 months of trouble-free operation so far. Software is small (a good thing), intuitive, and quick---for PC. I don't know about Apple. A phone app would be killer.
Price/weight, price/power, price/sound/ and price/noise ratios are all just great. If the dependability is there, these things will be all over the place.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wont buy another one

They stil need to figure out how to make the life on them good
I got a new one took it out of box after everyone told me not to get it that this...Read complete review

They stil need to figure out how to make the life on them good
I got a new one took it out of box after everyone told me not to get it that this brand doesnt last n I did anyways. So put it in my rack and hooked it up it sounded good and everyones said man i am suprized they are way better then what they use to be and we was playing n 20min later it goes out. We all looked at eack other yea they are still the same like years ago work for a few and stop. So i wouldnt waste my money i would spend alittle more and get a good one orless you can buy a lot of them for extras for backup or you will be stuck in a few min. Of a show
Sound good for a few min. Until they go out
Wouldnt waste my money again wish i could grt my money back for my new that i got to use for20min.

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5.0

great and reliable amp

By Michael

from Columbia, SC

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer iNUKE NU3000 Power Amp:

    I've been using this amp for approximately a year now - every weekend - never failed on me. Good reliable power amp - no bells and whistles - gets the job done.

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    4.0

    I have 2 of these units and like them both.

    By DJ Ron

    from Louisville,Ky

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Behringer iNUKE NU3000 Power Amp:

      These units have been doing great with no problems. The weight of the units are great, I am switching all my heavy amps to these.

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      5.0

      Great Value

      By Calvin

      from Tn.

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer iNUKE NU3000 Power Amp:

        Only used a few times but it has exceeded my expectations so far. Quiet and strong. No issues so far. I've had very good service from Behringer products in the past and here's hoping this amp lasts like my others have. Planning to buy another in the near future!

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        5.0

        Don't come Knockin' cause this house is Rockin'

        By Brad

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Behringer iNUKE NU3000 Power Amp:

        this amp works great right out of the box. I run it a few hours everyday and have cranked it up several times and it holds it's own. if I had 3 of these they would still be lighter than the one amp I took out of my rack. After 40 years of hauling heavy gear I am so ready for another one of these.

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        5.0

        Works great

        By Eric

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about Behringer iNUKE NU3000 Power Amp:

        The Amp is used for a 150 seat chapel and works great

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        5.0

        Wow...these amps are GREAT!

        By Art

        from Jonesborough, TN

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Behringer iNUKE NU3000 Power Amp:

          This is my second iNuke amp. I have a 6000 watt as a main amp. This 3000 watt is more for the home studio. These amps are incredible. They are lightweight and the cooling fans are extremely quiet. Although I have had the 3000 watt amp only a short time, I am sure it will be as reliable as the 6000 I use for events. These iNuke amps really perform well...

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          4.0

          Oooops!

          By Phil

          from Delaware

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Inexpensive
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Poor quality control

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Behringer iNUKE NU3000 Power Amp:

          I was fully aware of possible issues with Behringer products, but tried this power amp anyway. Predominantly good reviews with the occasional report of DOA or short lived function. It will only get hard use once a year for a private function so I took a chance. Guess what? One channel DOA. I purchased extended warranty. Had to call two or three times to get MF to pay return shipping and not have to go through the 3rd party warranty company. Mostly confusion on a seasonal employees part I believe. Once understood it should be returned under their 45 day return policy no problems. Returned it and fully functional replacement was shipped promptly. Incredible value if this one holds up. My sense from reviews is they usually do, but you have to understand the nature of QC with Behringer. That's why I purchased the extended warranty. I can now drop the thing or spill a beer in it and still get a replacement. At this point VERY happy with the purchase. Recording mates fellow musicians are happy too. Would have been 5 stars w/o the DOA. Thanks MF for something I could have easily paid 3 or 4 more times the price.

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          4.0

          Good for the money

          By GO

          from Bellingham

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Behringer iNUKE NU3000 Power Amp:

          I use this for my studio and power (4) 12" woofers, (2) mid and (2) tweeters along with (2) 18" floor subwoofers. IMy only suggestion is to have an equalizer to go along so you can adjust the sound more.

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          5.0

          Nice amp

          By olpmmone

          from so. Fla.

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Behringer iNUKE NU3000 Power Amp:

            The NU 3000 is a nice amp. Can't get over how light it is. But so far very quiet, smooth quiet continuous power, and very affordable. Only time will tell how reliable it is. For the money it's a very good buy.

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            5.0

            It's a lightweight heavyhitter

            By sumhomebrew

            from Zanesville, Oh

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Behringer iNUKE NU3000 Power Amp:

              Hard to give anything a five star without knowing it's longevity but based on the performance of my seven year old Behringer powered mixer, I think I'll get my $$$ worth. This amp provides a very clean sound for my practice / recording studio sound system. This thing will also go along for the ride as a back-up amp for live performances. You never know when something might fail so having a an easy to grab amp in the van provides piece of mind when away from home. One of the only times we have had an amp fail was on a sternwheeler in the middle of the Ohio River . . a worse case scenario for a band. Next time, this little amp will be onboard just in case!!

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