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Buttshaker Amplifier

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by cjdame, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. cjdame

    cjdame New Member

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    I received 4 free buttshakers when I purchased 4 chairs from 4seating. I have read some reviews and the consensus seems to be that they are worth putting in. Here is my dilemma ... I am significantly over budget on my home theater and I am looking for a way to save any money at all. The 4seating site has the lowest end amplifier selling for $299 and they go up to $599. Three questions:

    1. Are these amplifiers specific to "buttshakers" or are they just amplifiers?
    2. Is the tactile feel going to be significantly different by upgrading an amplifier from $299 to $599?
    3. Can I get a cheaper amplifier that will accomplish the same thing as the $299 amplifier?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated ... I am SOOOOO over budget but would love to add this finishing touch to the project!
     
  2. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Well-Known Member

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    Cheap amp as long as it can put out the required power.. We're not dealing with "sound" just shake.
     
  3. MadDogVAQ33

    MadDogVAQ33 Member

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    When I spoke with the folks at 4seating I was told that I needed an amplifier with volume control. Most of the amps I have found do not have a volume control, but a gain control.

    Enlighten, please, with a few links to some compatible inexpensive buttshaker amplifiers.

    You can respond to me at boroimbhe@gmail.com
     
  4. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Well-Known Member

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    You do not necessarily "need" a gain control on the amp because you can control the signal level going out of the receiver. Any decent amp would work. I do not have any models or brands to recommend.
     
  5. TWO2010

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    Chris, How did this turn out? I am building (newbie) my own home theater and looking at 4seating and its shakers. I am trying to decide on an amp. Your story sounds very similar to mine. Thanks. T
     

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