Aura Bass Shaker AST-2B-4

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  1. David Laplante

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    Hi everyone,

    I am interested in buying a pair of Aura Bass Shaker (AST-2B-4) and was wondering if a seperate amplifier is absolutely necessary or could I just hook them up to my receiver or to my subwoofer's output ?

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
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    Yes, you need a seperate amplifier. You will split the sub out from your receiver and take it to this amp. Then the amp is connected to the bass shakers. They are passive transducers and require amps the same way a passive sub would.
     
  3. David Laplante

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    Thanks for clarifying that for me.

    But I am wondering ... My Sub is an Active sub... couldn't I just plug the Bass Shaker(s) to the Sub's output ?

    Dave
     
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    Huh? I am pretty sure your sub does not have an active output. It MAY have a line level pass thru.

    Your subs amp is matched to the enclosed subwoofer. Its job is to power it. You need another amp to power these transducers.
     
  5. David Laplante

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    Thanks verymuch,

    That is the kind of clear answer I was looking for!

    Guess I'll start looking for an AMP for these. Anything to suggest ?
     
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    I have the older model bass shakers and run them with plate amps from Parts Express. You can hook them to an old receiver if you happen to have one. I like to make sure the amp just makes the power required for the bass shakers so that I know if someone hits the adjustments they will not be over driven.
     

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