Bass shakers for $20 a pair at partsexpress .

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Jason Hammerly, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. Jason Hammerly

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    Shakers. I use 2 pair in my couch and love them. Power them with an old receiver. Good deal and a fun little project.

    Jason
     
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    If you power them with a receiver, how do you prevent them from shaking all the time? IS there some type of low pass filter on the receiver or do the shakers only respond to low frequencies?
     
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    Alternatively, you could use a subwoofer amp (the PE amp periodically goes on sale for ~$100 shipped) with a built in crossover.
     
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    Well I'd love to get some, but shipping would be $24 american. Any Canadians interested in ordering some extras for me and I'd buy them off you to save on shipping?
     
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    I have 2 Pro Shakers in my sofa and I am amazed at how much they can shake it. Having said that I am a little disappointed with their response. With a test disc I made at 5hz intervals the shakers have very little response at 25hz and nothing 20hz and below in my setup. But at $25 a piece I think they are a great value. I'm powering them with 250w @ 8ohms (series) which is a bit much for their rating but they don't even get warm. My girlfriend likes it when I put in some of my Bass Heavy cds so she can lay on the sofa and get a massage! I decided to try shakers after moving into town because the 18" IB I had in the old house would make for some angry neighbors now. Did I mention I miss my IB. Anyway I'm now using an old 12" sub (which is still to loud) and shakers. My goal is to build a dual 10" sub linkwitzed to 25hz-30hz to achieve about 100-105db and then have the shakers fill in below that. I will most likely use a Buttkicker to get down low (I will have to build a platform to accomodate its height) or maybe Clarks new Platinum TST if it goes low enough and then I won't have to build a platform.

    Buttkicker

    Clark TST's

    -Marv
     
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    I have the Pro Shakers as well. There is a mod that reduces the resonant frequency by removing material from the supporting spider. This improves their low frequency response dramatically.

    Do a search on "Guy Kuo Shaker Mod" on another popular forum and you'll find the details on how to do it. All it takes is a Dremel Tool (and a Torx driver to open up the shaker).

    Highly recommended.
     

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