I'm currently looking for a light weight Class-D audio amp to go with my x-32 rack mixer to drive monitor mixes to floor wedges for my band.
I'm currently considering the Behringer EuroPower EPQ304 (only 40W RMS per channel into 8 ohms) and the Behringer iNuke Nu4-6000 (240W? RMS into 8 ohms).
I have a Phonic Power Pod 820 (200W) that we've been using for gigs and it is spec'd at 65W per channel. I measured it last night and it was putting out about 50W into 8 ohms with a 1Khz sine wave right before distortion started. (I tested this with a power resistor and an actual speaker using an oscilloscope)
I really hate lugging around heavy equipment so I was really hoping to stay in 1u and under 9 lbs.. The Nu4-6000 is 2u and has more than enough power, but might blow my monitors if I'm not careful.. The EPQ304 is a step down from what I currently have in terms of output power into 4 channels, unless I bridge it into 2 channels, but then what's the point, I wanted 4 channels.
Here you can see the Phonic pumping out 61v pk-pk or ~20v RMS.. 20^2 / 8 ohms = 50W RMS before distortion. They spec 65, I measured 50.. If Behringer spec's 40, will I measure 35? I really want the EPQ604. But they don't make that..
I don't really want to spend more than 400 bucks on this since I'm not a pro, this is a part time hobby..