Apartment HT, Bass Shakers for less 'annoyability'?

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  1. AaronD

    AaronD Stunt Coordinator

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    I've recently purchased my first real HT, and although I live in an apartment I like the 'feel' of explosions and other LFEs. I am looking into the possibility of mounting some tactile transducers to my couch and I've read a few threads here on HTF about just that. One of my questions is, does anyone know where to find them anymore? I'm referring more specifically to the Aura Pro shakers, I've found them on smarthome.com but I'm unable to find them with a bundled amp.
    I guess the bundled amp is less of a problem as I have an old 100wX2 kenwood receiver that would probably do them justice. But I'm worried about my neighbors downstairs getting any adverse effects since they will be bolted to my couch which is in turn on the floor. So far I've been pretty lucky as they've not complained about noise levels (And I've been pretty loud.)
    So I guess for my final question... Is anyone using transducers in a similar fashion in an apartment? What are your experiences? I'm looking to spend MAX $200 on the setup and would prefer around $100.
    My gear:
    HK AVR310 receiver
    AR HC6 sub/satellite combo
    Thanks!
    Aaron
     
  2. DonnyD

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    Smarthome is a good source if you can find any on ebay or some other auction. The Kenwood will drive them quite well. The downstairs neighbors should not even be aware of them since they do not make sound... just shake but yes, they do shake considerably and transfer of the shake to their domain is going to be determined mostly by the build quality of where you live. But I'd sure give it a try.

    My son has a wife who doesn't like subs sounds and the shakers answered his prayer....
     
  3. AaronD

    AaronD Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks... I think the separation between floors is pretty good in my apartment, or the people downstairs just don't care because I spent one night playing pink noise for a couple hours while setting levels.
    What if I don't want to use my old kenwood receiver (I'd like to have a second stereo in my loft), is there any amp that is best suited to this job?
    Thanks!
    Aaron
     

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