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Any suggestions on an amp to power 4 25W Bass Shakers?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by George_W_K, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. George_W_K

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    I don't have an old receiver lying around or anything like that and I was wondering what anybody else is using if they have these?

    For those that don't, they are rated @ 25W at 4 Ohms.

    Any suggestions so I can shake my couch to death? [​IMG]

    As alway, thanks for the tips,
    George
     
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    With the bass I heard from your 20-39 PC+ SVS a couple of weeks ago, you don't need bass shakers!![​IMG]
     
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    George,

    I have a Yamaha receiver at 75 watts per channel at 8 ohms driving 4 bass shakers(25 watts per channel).

    2 bass shakers are wired to the left main channel and the other 2 to the right main channel. With the volume at about 3/4, they have no problem shaking loose a few of my "fillings"[​IMG]

    I have a SVS 16-46 sub im my system that I use with the shakers. Be prepared to enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Colin
     
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    Alan, Alan, Alan, with Bass Shakers installed in my couch, I can fall asleep on those sleepy nights![​IMG]

    Hey Colin, are you using the receiver in stereo mode, or feeding each pair 75W/2?

    George
     
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    George

    Each pair gets 75W/2. Thats seems to be enough watts in my system.

    I was surprised how much of a difference [good] it makes when watching movies, although I've read were some people turn them down or off when listening to music.

    Since you don't already have a receiver, you might want to look into buying a sub woofer amp. Do a 'search' for bass shakers, there should be lots of good info there.

    Have fun, Colin
     
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    I've been wanting to try this but was always concerned by the max wattage spec of the Bass shakers being rated at 25 watts.

    I have 2 extra 110 watts (@ 8 ohm) channels from my HK Signature 2.1 that aren't being used. I wanted to use one of the channels to drive 2 shakers. Would that be too much for the Bass Shaker?

    I now see Parts Express sells the Pro version Bass shaker that's rated at 50/75Watts max @ 4 ohm's. What I thought I could do is wire the 2 shakers in serial to get an 8 ohm load, but I'm still concerned by the wattage spec.

    I just don't want to have the bass shaker meltdown and take my amp with it, any suggestions?
     

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