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Bass shaker amplification

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Michael P, Jul 18, 2001.

  1. Michael P

    Michael P Agent

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    I just bought a set of bass shakers from Ubid, but they do not come with an amplifier. What is the cheapest/best way to make these puppies rock the house? ;-) Also, will 1 amp drive both, or do I need two?
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  2. DonnyD

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    Just about anything will drive the bass shakers.
    I have the ones that came with amps and they're 25 watts each which is more than enough to shake the couch. Also, I ran my signal to the BS by splitting my lfe signal so my receiver determines what goes to them. Hooking them to a headphone output seems to send too much signal to the BS and the built in filter doesn't limit the response very well.
    Bass shakers are a pretty good bang for the buck as I have only had mine a week or so. We regularly demo our systems among a group of friends around here and there were some pretty surprised folks when the couch started shaking.
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  3. Eric Samonte

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    1 amp would do but if ur not using a car amp which has 4 ohm output ( is that right guys?), u should put the shakers in series rather than in parallel to make them 8 ohms.
    A popular stereo receiver used to power them has been the KLH receiver from BestBuy. They can be had for just $90 and it does the job well.
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  4. Kyle Richardson

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    I suggest an inexpensive subwoofer plate amplifier that has the crossover built right into it so you can customize the point where they start to rumble. The amps start around $100 and go up from there depending on how much power you want. I am currently using one that puts out 200 watts and is powering 4 of the Aura Pros.
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  5. JimHal

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    I went to a Pawn shop and found an old Marantz receiver for $35 US. It works great. I slit the sub output of my reciever and input it into the CD jacks of the old receiver.
    I have four shakers hooked up to this on a couch and loveseat. Two are smaller and the addition of this reciever enabled me to adjust to volume for each set.
     

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