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Steve Hurt

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I-Tech 6K replacement
« on: June 09, 2021, 11:05:38 PM »

I'm thinking of replacing my I-Tech 6K amps with newer amps
What are modern comparable amps that aren't I-Nukes and aren't unobtanium priced?

(I-Tech 6 K is 3000/w/ch into 4 ohms and has DSP built in - 2 rack spaces)

While I don't use 3kw/ch because that would blow breakers, the amps do make subs grunt really nicely compared to some other amps I've tried
(and for whatever reason, the 6K's have been a lot more trouble free than my older I-Tech 4K's were)

I will be plugging into edison outlets, often GFI protected  (I-Techs and GFI's hate each other for some reason)
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Re: I-Tech 6K replacement
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 01:37:53 AM »

Have you looked into the QSC PL380? They’re pretty stout; we had a bunch of them when we ran passive JTR subs and were really impressed by them. Check with Mike Pyle for better pricing.

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Re: I-Tech 6K replacement
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 01:59:03 AM »

Powersoft T602 springs to mind. 1U, great DSP & control, 2500w/ch into 4ohm.

Oh, and you can directly limit the amp's mains current draw.

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Re: I-Tech 6K replacement
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2021, 07:34:18 AM »

I'm thinking of replacing my I-Tech 6K amps with newer amps
What are modern comparable amps that aren't I-Nukes and aren't unobtanium priced?


You can find great deals on used Itech HD amps and 4 x 3500HD amps online currently.. You should be able to find an IT5000HD or IT9000HD for less than 2k.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/362500951611?epid=9012065003&hash=item5466bd8e3b:g:kBMAAOSw3s9fjcQg
 
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Re: I-Tech 6K replacement
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2021, 09:15:40 AM »

I'm thinking of replacing my I-Tech 6K amps with newer amps
What are modern comparable amps that aren't I-Nukes and aren't unobtanium priced?

(I-Tech 6 K is 3000/w/ch into 4 ohms and has DSP built in - 2 rack spaces)

While I don't use 3kw/ch because that would blow breakers, the amps do make subs grunt really nicely compared to some other amps I've tried
(and for whatever reason, the 6K's have been a lot more trouble free than my older I-Tech 4K's were)

I will be plugging into edison outlets, often GFI protected  (I-Techs and GFI's hate each other for some reason)

I've been very happy with my QSC PLD4.5 amps. Four channel, yet configurable to 1, 2, or 3, built in DSP, lightweight.

Best regards,

John
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Re: I-Tech 6K replacement
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 09:26:39 AM »

I'd replace the original IT's with some Lab Gruppen PLMs or Crown Itech-HDs.
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Re: I-Tech 6K replacement
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2021, 10:06:30 AM »

I'm thinking of replacing my I-Tech 6K amps with newer amps
What are modern comparable amps that aren't I-Nukes and aren't unobtanium priced?

(I-Tech 6 K is 3000/w/ch into 4 ohms and has DSP built in - 2 rack spaces)

While I don't use 3kw/ch because that would blow breakers, the amps do make subs grunt really nicely compared to some other amps I've tried
(and for whatever reason, the 6K's have been a lot more trouble free than my older I-Tech 4K's were)

I will be plugging into edison outlets, often GFI protected  (I-Techs and GFI's hate each other for some reason)

Steve,
What speakers will these amps be powering?   
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Re: I-Tech 6K replacement
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2021, 10:10:42 AM »

How many channels do you need and what  kind of DSP?

Powersoft X or T-series would be on the top of my list. Great DSP and flexibility.
Lab PLM if I wanted Lake Processing.

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Re: I-Tech 6K replacement
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2021, 04:44:45 PM »

Powersoft T602 springs to mind. 1U, great DSP & control, 2500w/ch into 4ohm.

Oh, and you can directly limit the amp's mains current draw.

Chris


The nice thing about the Powersoft is the wideband supply.  You can use the same rack, PDU and amplifier.  If you are constrained by the mains have a configuration that would work properly on a 15amp 120v circuit (in the US). 


My next rack is going to have three amps, two for the subs and one for mains.  I will put three edison inlets for venues with only 120v service and the appropriate twist lock for a 30amp 208-240v feed.  The distro will have a switch to transfer the inlet and the amps will auto range.  That's why I have my eye on the Powersoft.  They seem ideal for this config.



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Re: I-Tech 6K replacement
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2021, 08:09:50 PM »

+1 on the Powersoft T Series
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