Aura Shakers - Advice

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Scott Bourden, May 21, 2004.

  1. Scott Bourden

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    Hello,

    I aploigize in advance if this is in the wrong section, I assume aura shakers can be categorized with subs, LFE and all.

    I have a standerd 7 1/2 - 8 foot couch, that I am looking to outfit with aura shakers.

    First question:

    The only spare amp I have is a old "vintage" Pioneer SX-3700

    http://www.classic-audio.com/pioneer/sx3700.html

    My main reciever is a Denon 1802. Will I be able to split and run my subwoofer out into this older Pioneer unit, to power the shakers?

    It puts out about 45 watts RMS per channel, and is perfect working order.


    Second Question:

    I am looking at the following two types of aura shakers:

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=299-027

    and

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=299-028

    Which would you recommend for a standerd size couch? Two smaller one's are obviously less expensive, but will they do the job? Am I better off going for the "Pro" bass shaker with it's higher power handling, or, if I dare, two of the Pro models, one on each channel of the reciever perhaps.

    I've never had the opertunity to experience bass shakers, so I do not know what to expect, nor how to judge if they are adaquate or not for my needs.

    Any help you can provide is greatly appriciated.
     
  2. Mike Keith

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    You really need one shaker per person or seat, I bought the plain ones and used one pair per seat with better results. That way one can be mounted on the seat back and one on the seat bottom, I had a total of 6 in a 3 seat couch in a series parallel configuration tied to one stereo amp @150W per ch.

    Be advised though these Aura shakers are not real Tactile Transducers, they only go down to 30Hz, technically the tactile range don’t even start until 20Hz.
     
  3. Scott Bourden

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    Mike, thanks for the advice.

    Does anybody think that (2) of the twin pack of smaller aura shakers will be sufficiant for a 3 person couch? Two in the bottom, two in the back, put about 1/3 from each end so the vibrations will be even?

    Or would (2) of the larger pro units, one on each end, provide better response?

    As well, do you think that the Pioneer reciever is adaquate for powering them?
     

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