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Bass Shakers and amplification

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Cameron Yee, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer
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    I was giving my new Aura Pro Bass Shakers a test last night, having them connected to an older Kenwood AV receiver. I'm planning to get a plate amp for the things when I finally do the install. I was surprised that I had to turn the volume all the way up on the receiver to get any significant movement. Here are the particulars that might factor in:

    - Wired in series to give 8 ohms
    - Sub signal coming from the RCA output of my SVS sub, not split from my receiver
    - Receiver for the shakers spec'ed at 100W but tests have shown it to be actually 50 (Kenwood VR-307)
    - Source was the Bass Mechanic CD, not a DVD with the dedicated .1 LFE

    Maybe I should throw in U-571 and watch at my normal levels?
     
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    I don't know anything about the SVS amp, but just make sure that the RCA jack output is not filtered. And how or what are the shakers mounted to?

    -Marv
     
  3. Cameron Yee

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    They aren't mounted to anything yet. I was just trying them to see if they worked. Output shouldn't be filtered as the subs can be chained together.
     
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    Oop! Just checked the manual and it IS filtered. Multiple sub hookup requires a Y adapter to split off from the receiver. Thanks!
     

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