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Bass Shaker questions

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rob Dawn, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. Rob Dawn

    Rob Dawn Stunt Coordinator

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    I asked these questions on another forum but never got any responses so I'll ask them here - where I should have just asked them to begin with!
    1) Where all can you buy these things online? (Besides auction sites.)
    2) Has anyone put just one unit on a couch? If so, did you still get the desired "shake"? Or are at least 2 required?
    I've got a couch and a matching oversized chair in my family room, so I was thinking of putting one on the couch and one on the chair.
    Thanks, Rob
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  2. DonnyD

    DonnyD Screenwriter

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    One link to check out is Smarthome.com (I think that's it). They have the smaller Auras and the Pro models too.
    Two shakers do work very well but I would supposed 1 would be okay, if only a little less shake. I had a pair of the smaller ones, sold them to my son and went with 2 pair of the pros and have had a hellofa time getting them to shake like the little ones. They are definitely a new experience and worth the minor expense.
    If you get the small ones, be careful how much power you feed them and enjoy.
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  3. John Geelan

    John Geelan Screenwriter

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    UBID.com has had Bass Shakers at their site for only $20 for 2 this past week in the afternoon. I picked up a pair the other day.
    For that price you can lose!
    JohnG
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  4. Doug_H

    Doug_H Supporting Actor

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    I ordered a second set yesterday on ebay. $21 plus shipping.
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  5. Joe D

    Joe D Supporting Actor

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    Bass Shakers are great for the high impact movies. For some movies I don't think they fit very well.
    Toy Story 2 is awesome with the shakers.
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  6. KevinMcL

    KevinMcL Agent

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    Or, you could always make some- for WAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY less than anyone charges. I'd challenge anyone out there, with 5 pairs (or less)of any brand of commercial shakers to a shake-off. My 10" monsters shake the my oven, on the lower floor of the house!!!
    Here's the link: I've kept it kinda hush until now, wanting to be one of few, but anyone desrves to try this. http://www.sdinfo.com/volume_4_2/tactile.html
    I power the two 10" subs off a 10-year old Technics stereo receiver, with only 70W/ch. It's amazing. A crude 12db/oct x-over works well. I framed them into my couch using 2x2 and 2x4's. I used $19.99 "Kraco" subs, found at a discount wholesaler, and got all the parts from Home Depot. Total cost was about $100. Beat that! (and have fun learning where all the new rattles are in you house!)
     
  7. John H

    John H Second Unit

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    quote: My 10" monsters shake the my oven, on the lower floor of the house!!![/quote]
    May I suggest using isolation feet on your couch from http://www.thebuttkicker.com/kinetics_info.htm
    I use a pair to activate a queen size adjustable bed.
    I apply a pair of subharmonic synthesizers on the signal. An Audio Control PCA III generates subharmonics 1 ocatve below and a Behrenger EX1200 generates signals 2 octaves below the original signal.
    A Paradigm X-30 3rd order crossover lowpassed at 35Hz is used to sum the two processors signals before feeding a pair of 1000w amplifiers.
    It seem to get the job done. [​IMG]
    John
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    [Edited last by John H on September 14, 2001 at 01:09 PM]
     

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