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Behringer NU1000

iNUKE Series power amplifier — 160W x 2 at 8 ohms, 1,000W x 1 at 4 ohms bridged

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Our take on the Behringer NU1000

When I'd help my friend's band set up for a gig, the last thing I wanted to see was a bunch of heavy amps mounted in a back-breaking amp rack. That's why Behringer's iNUKE pro audio amplifiers are such a welcome sight. These highly efficient yet lightweight amps deliver impressive power for any event. And, Behringer backs up their iNUKE amps with a 3-year warranty. 

A lightweight chassis with a power punch

When I'd help my friend's band set up for a gig, the last thing I wanted to see was a bunch of heavy amps mounted in a back-breaking amp rack. That's why Behringer's iNUKE pro audio amplifiers are such a welcome sight. These highly efficient yet lightweight amps deliver impressive power for any event. And, Behringer backs up their iNUKE amps with a 3-year warranty. 

A simple and effective design

Weighing under seven pounds, Behringer's NU1000 2-channel amplifier pumps out 160 watts per channel at 8 ohms, 310 watts per channel at 4 ohms, and 620 watts in bridged mode. Its Class D design and "back to front" ventilation system ensure that it will run with virtually no thermal buildup, eliminating the need for the heavy transformers and massive heat sinks found in "old school" amps. This also means you can stack them close together in a rack. The built-in "Zero Attack" limiters let you get the most output, but still protect your speakers from being overdriven. 

The NU1000 includes a built-in crossover, which can be set to full-range, low-pass for subwoofers, or high-pass for your satellite speakers. Front-panel illuminated controls provide precise level adjustments for each channel. The NU1000 also offers combination XLR and 1/4" input connectors for your source material and twist-lock output connections, compatible with Neutrik Speakon® connectors for your speaker cables.

Product Highlights:

    General Information:
    • 2-channel pro audio amplifier
    • power output:
      • 160 watts per channel at 8 ohms
      • 310 watts per channel at 4 ohms
      • 530 watts per channel at 2 ohms
      • 620 watts (mono) at 8 ohms in bridged mode
    • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz (-1.0 dB)
    • signal-to-noise ratio: 100 dB
    • total harmonic distortion: 0.05%
    • illuminated independent right- and left-channel level controls for precise volume matching
    • high- and low-pass crossovers for each channel (100 Hz)
    • variable-speed fan and "back to front" ventilation for heat dissipation
    • mode switch for stereo, mono, or bridged modes
    • DC, short circuit, and thermal overload protection
    • rack mount ears included
    • inputs: combination XLR and 1/4" TRS for channels A and B
    • outputs: Neutrik Speakon jacks
    Other Information:

    What's in the Box:

    • 2-channel Power amplifier
    • 59" AC power cord (IEC 3-prong plug)
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Global Care Information

    Behringer NU1000 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (3 Reviews)

    Behringer NU1000

    Derek from Saint Peters, MO on 2/12/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great upgrade to my system.



    Behringer NU1000

    Jason from Birmingham, AL on 12/23/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product so far. Nice clarity and easy to use.

    Pros: Easy to use, can wire down to 2ohms, light weight, good output and clarity.

    Cons: Only has xlr balanced inputs, and requires speakon connectors for speaker connection.

    Behringer NU1000

    Anonymous from Galax, VA on 6/12/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    used in church for monitor speakers,Excellent for the price




    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    Number of Channels 2
    Power Class D
    Watts per channel 8 ohms 160
    Watts per channel 4 ohms 310
    Watts per channel 2 ohms 530
    Watts bridged 1050
    Fan cooled Y
    DSP N
    Filters Hi-cut, Lo-cut
    Rack spaces 2
    Height (inches) 3-3/4
    Depth (inches) 9-3/4
    Width (inches) 18-15/16
    Weight 6.1 lbs
    RCA ---
    1/4" 2
    XLR 2
    1/4" ---
    Binding post ---
    Spring post ---

    Product Research



    Overview: The Behringer iNuke NU1000 is a lightweight 2-channel amplifier delivers plenty of power when you need it. Featuring a "back-to-front" ventilation system, this Class-D amplifier runs cool with "near zero" thermal buildup. You can use the amplifier on stage connected to a mixer, or for DJ work. The NU1000 is rack-mountable, and requires 2U of rack space (no hardware included).

    Built-in 3-way Crossover: The amp features a built-in 3-way crossover, which can be set to full-range, high-pass, or low-pass operation via a 3-way slide switch on the rear panel. Full-range mode sends an unfiltered output to the speakers. In HF mode, frequencies above 100Hz are sent to the speakers, while in LF mode, low-frequency content below 100Hz is sent to passive subwoofers.

    Bridgeable: The NU1000's left and right channels can be bridged into a single output. The amplifier will produce 1050 watts when connected to a 4Ω speaker, or 620 watts for an 8Ω speaker. A 3-way Mode switch on the rear panel lets you set the amp to Bridge mode, dual mono, or stereo mode.

    Bi-amping: With two iNuke amplifiers (NU1000, NU3000, or NU6000), you can bi-amp a pair of speakers. Bi-amping splits an audio signal into lower and upper frequency bands, and sends each frequency band to separate speaker cabinets. Horizontal bi-amping uses one iNuke amplifier to amplify the low frequencies, while a separate iNuke amplifier handles the high frequencies. Vertical bi-amping uses a single amplifier for each stereo side. This requires an external crossover to separate the low frequencies from the mid/high frequencies so they can be amplified separately.

    Connections: The iNuke NU1000 is equipped with two 1/4"-XLR combo inputs. The two outputs have professional twist-lock speaker connections that are compatible with Neutrik speakON connectors.

    Front Panel Controls: The NU1000 features simple operation with detented rotary gain controls for channels A and B. Each control has three amber signal LEDs that light when signal is present, and a Clip LED to indicate when the signal is distorted and needs to be reduced. The gain control knobs feature amber and red illuminated rings that are easy to see in dark conditions.

    Warranty Terms: Behringer offers a 3-year warranty when you register your product within 90 calendar days of purchase. If the product is not properly registered, the warranty period is one year.


    Maximum Output Power:

    • 2Ω Stereo: 2 x 530 watts
    • 4Ω Stereo: 2 x 310 watts
    • 8Ω Stereo: 2 x 160 watts
    • 4Ω Bridged Mono: 1050 watts
    • 8Ω Bridged Mono: 620 watts


    • Connections: 2 x TRS 1/4"/XLR Combo jacks
    • Input Impedance: 10kΩ (unbalanced), 20 kΩ (balanced)
    • Input Sensitivity (for rated power into 4Ω: 0.775 V (0 dBu)


    • Connections: 2 x locking style professional speaker connectors (Neutrik speakON)
    • Distortion (1/8 rated power): <0.05%
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/-1dB
    • Signal-to-Noise: >100dB


    • Width: 18.9375"
    • Height: 3.7"
    • Depth: 9.75" (11.25" w/power cord)
    • Weight: 6.1 pounds

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    Customer Q&A

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    Why did you buy this?

    Great bang for buck. Tight power requirements. I have a Behringer Mixer and love it. [ Kahseem  Aug 12, 2017 ]
    More power for less money [ FRANK H  Jan 28, 2016 ]