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hi guys,

I am planning to put some bass shakers under my 1+2+1 seater recliner. As I have very little knowledge about the bass shakers, some help would be much appreciated.

 

1. which shakers i should go? 

       4 x aura $39 each

       4 x buttkicker mini LFE $89 each

       4 x clark 209 $99 each

2. Which amp i should go?

       Dayton Audio Sa230 amp

       Dayton Audio SPA 250 amp plate

       ButtKicker built the BKA-300-4/NW wireless

       ButtKicker built the BKA1000-N

       Crown XLS1000 Power Amp

       Behringer EUROPOWER EP2000 Professional

 

I prefer to have the boxed solution rather than buy a plate and boxed it up by myself.

 

I dont want to be in short of power if i decided to upgrade later to a better shaker say Buttkicker LFE or Clark 219, i havent seen or feel one bass shaker yet so i dont know how much power a lower end aura can give or would that be enough.

 

What other components i needed? rubber isolators? ButtKicker BK-QCP quick select and connect kit ? for connecting 4 shakers to one amp, my receiver has two subwoofer outputs which can manage individually so i guess i dont need a Y connector.

 

My floor is concrete and couch is in top of carpet. Can get isolators or rubber mats if needed as dont wanna damage the floor or any other room by shaking.

 

Can some one here please put together a system and let me know how I can wire it. I am sure I can get done all the other handy works myself.

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Good luck with your project, heloanend......................amazing, you're going to put one of these under the chair you sit in to listen to music? :D I sorta get what it does by the names of the shakers and the amps.

 

Cheers,

 

Keith

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Jump on over to the DTV forum as that's where us HT people hang out. Plus there is a topic over their already on this with stone excellent feedback from a few members

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I saw that one, just want some expert opinion, don't wanna make a mistake. Cheers

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I used Aura then went up to Clark and never look back, much much better. I use Dayton SA230 to power 3 of Clarks 209 wired in parallel and it does a beautiful job for movie. Probably will buy some more Clark for the second row.

 

I never tried Buttkicker so not sure how good it is but the Clark is more than enough for me though.

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Clark 209 Specifications: • Power handling: 100 watts RMS/350 watts max • Tactile frequency response: 15-800 Hz • Audible frequency response: 35-17,000 Hz • Impedance: 4 ohms • Transduction force: 1.6 lbs.-ft./watt • Peak tactile force: 216 lbs.-ft. • Dimensions: 8.0" dia. x 1.73" H.

 

Butkicker Mini LFE Specifications: â€¢ Power handling: 50 watts minimum, 250 watts max â€¢ Impedance: 4 ohms â€¢ Frequency response: 10-350 Hz • Fs: 9 Hz • Overall dimensions (H x W x D): 3" x 4.815" x 4.34" • 12.8" long speaker wire lead • Weight: 2 lbs.

 

Aura Specifications: Power handling: 50 watts RMS/100 watts max,  Impedance: 4 ohms, Usable frequency response: 20 to 80 Hz, Fs: 40 Hz, Force peak: 30 lbs. per ft., Dimensions: 6.2" dia. x 2.5" H

 

Butkicker LFE can go down to 5Hz but the price is $239. So I guess the best bang for bucks is the clark 209. taltile force is 8 times than the aura.

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ok, deiced either clark 209 or buttkicker mini LFE

amp: either crown xlr1000 or behringer nu1000DSP inuke class D

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Would love to but currently out of my reach.. It's cost about 3-4 times more than the others

No one selling their used crowsons either intact I don't think anyone will sell theirs once they have it, there is no upgrade path :)

I may have considered it if mine were a single seat, but my recliners are 1+2+3, so I need 3-4 shakers, or else I need to build a platform which again more work.

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http://www.crowsonte...topDefault.aspx

 

http://www.parts-exp...bass-shakers/18

 

http://www.oceanicdi...anuary 2013.pdf

 

http://www.selby.com...buttkicker.html

 

wiring: http://www.thebuttkicker.com/product-configuration#

 

I will make the selection easy.

 

Crowson   1-500Hz cost $450  Recommended amp crowson D501, cost $900, individual controls plus remote

Buttkicker LFE 5-800 Hz cost $240  Recommended amp BKA1000, cost $340, individual controls, can add their wireless kit with remote

Buttkicker mini LFE 10-350 Hz cost $90 Recommended amp BKA300, cost $230, individual controls, wireless kit and remote

Clark TST429 5-800 Hz  cost $550

Clark TST209 15-800 Hz $100

Aura AST-2B-4 20-80 Hz $40

 

Even though there is recommended amps any of these transducers can run with any power amp that has individual controls. Ex, Dayton Audio SA230, cost $200

or you can use any other power amp and use your preamp/receiver to control the frequency but a dedicated power amp with individual controls are definitely recommended.

or if you have a power amp already you can use a bass management preamp with that.

 

Crowson and Buttkicker LFE goes under the seat, all the others are recommend to mount to the frame.

 

They called crowson as actuators (lifts up and shakes) and act differently than all the others which are called tactile transducers(vibrates/shakes), I dont have any real experience with any of this so far, so cant commend on those, but i will definitely have my shaker system soon.

 

All prices are in US dollars, exchange rate, shipping, taxes etc are depends. Some of these items you can get locally as well and the prices are very competitive compared to the US price.

 

All the above are my understanding from reading so if I am wrong please correct me.

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