Aura Bass Shaker Pros

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  1. Keith M.

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    Who has the best price on the Aura Bass Shaker Pro models?

    I am already aware of the PE sale on the 25watt version, but they are underpowered in my opinion...

    Thanks in advance,

    Keith
     
  2. Keith M.

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    Anyone??
     
  3. Chuck Bogie

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    Look at it this way - you can buy a BUNCH of the $15/each ones from Parts Express...

    I've got four under one couch, and I'm thinking of either wiring couch #2, or putting four more in the back and sides of couch #1...
     
  4. Keith M.

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    Yeah, but that route does not fit into the dedicated HT wiring scheme. I have 1 speaker wall plate installed and am using an AudioSource mono block to power these. Using multiple cheaper shakers requires a very high ohm load or a more expensive stereo amp...


    Thanks for the suggestion though...


    Anyone have a good price on the pros?
     
  5. jeff_coil

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    Keith
    There is a fella on EBay (phoenixbaymart) that is selling them in pairs for $74. Get your shakers here
    Hope that helps ya out
    Jeff
     
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  7. Keith M.

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    Chris:

    My mind is now fried after reading that post! [​IMG]


    I think Ill stick w/ 2 Pros.

    Ive been checking ebay, but they never show up when Im ready to buy. [​IMG]

    Ill check right now!!
     
  8. Randall Duncan

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    Ok, this is my first post here. (Is there a forum I should
    post my 'first post' in?)

    I havn't checked pack at PE, but I did remember that there
    is a store that sells the Bass Shakers pretty cheap. But
    they are the 25 watt (RMS) version.

    Click Here!
     
  9. Chuck Bogie

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    Don't worry - Chris _really_ made my brain hurt... and I've been reading about power tapering for a possible line array... Hmm...

    I've got two 8-ohm units (each two shakers) under my couch, and they're paralleled at a 100 watt plate amp for a 4 ohm load. Amp is turned _maybe_ a third of the way up. I could parallel each pair (2 ohm "units") and then series 'em for the same 4 ohm load - Chris, would there be a difference?

    What is more important than "raw power" is making sure that they're securely bolted to the furniture. The small ones fit nicely - dunno about the larger ones.

    I was running 'em off an old Marantz 2230 - Only thing you really need to do is make sure that your amp/receiver works down to 20hz and puts out around 25 or so watts per channel.
     
  10. Ned

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    How much shakin' do you get from the pro units?
     
  11. Chris Tsutsui

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    Hmmm...

    2 ohm + 2 ohm = 4 ohm
    8 ohm paralleled to 8 ohm = 4 ohm

    I think it will be the same, but am not 100%.
     
  12. MattD

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    Get the Aura Bass Shaker Pros from Partsexpress. ~$25 each. Search for part number 299-028 for the black and 229-029 for the grey ones.

    Matt
     
  13. Kevin McCurdy

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    Is there such a thing as supplying too much wattage to the bass shakers? Their wattage ratings are pretty low 25/35 watts for the standard bass shakers and 50/75watts for the pro version.

    I'd like to use a couple on an extra channel of my 110 watt(8 ohms)amp, but I'm a little concerned that exceeding the wattage rating may cause problems down the road.
     
  14. Eric Hargrove

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    Kevin,

    I wouldn't worry too much about over powering the Aura Pro bass shakers, they are I feel very conservatively rated. I am driving mine in series off of one side of a QSC RMX2450 with no problems. Just don't get carried away with your gain controls.
     
  15. Kevin McCurdy

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    Eric,

    Thanks. I don't have any gain controls on the amp (Harman Kardon Signature 2.1) I plan on using.

    I intend on splitting the LFE channel between the subs and bass shakers, so the only gain control I have would be through the preamp (Lexicon MC-8). The sub levels are calibrated properly and I typically don't listen anywhere near reference level so I'm guessing I'll be alright?
     
  16. Eric Hargrove

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    Kevin, given you don't listen at ear splitting levels, I think you'll be fine.
     
  17. Kevin McCurdy

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    Eric,

    Thanks again. I'll order two and try them out.
     

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