bass shakers

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Vinny Petronio, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. Vinny Petronio

    Vinny Petronio Stunt Coordinator

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    Want to add some bass shakers to my seating area and would like some help as to what brand and type is best, came across aura brand on ebay two of them with amps I no nothing about this brand or how good they are.
     
  2. DonnyD

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    Do a search and you'll find plenty of info on hookups and options.

    Aura Pros coupled with a Parts Express sub amp are probably the most popular and provide a great "feel" for HT......
     
  3. Thomas J. Coyle III

    Thomas J. Coyle III Stunt Coordinator

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    Vinny,

    If you have a moderate budget, go with the Aura Bass Shaker Pros from PE and use an existing amp or buy an Audiosource Amp 5.1. If you have a big budget, go with a ButtKicker HT transducer and their 1000wrms amp to drive it. I have both setups. I have four Aura bass shakers being driven by an Amp 5.1 and they provide plenty of tactile motion IMHO. I also have a ButtKicker setup for comparison purposes. It is very powerful and can easily out do the Auras, but might be overkill in some instances. Both setups work quite well. Just depends on your budget.
    Regards,
    TCIII
     
  4. Marv

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    Thomas, I'm glad to see a direct comparison of the Aura's and the BK. Would you have a rough guess as how many Aura's it would take to equal a BK in impact? Or is it hard to compare them because of the Aura's high Fs and some say an very uneven response?

    Thanks,

    -Marv G
     
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    Agreed. In most cases it's not necessary to go overboard for a little extra effect. I used one standard bass-shaker under each of 6 seats powered by an old Realistic receiver rolled off with 50Hz FMODs. My goal was just a little extra, not butt buzzers. Works very well.
     
  8. Marv

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    Thanks for all the feedback here guys.
    Has anyone seen a review of the ButtKicker amp?

    -Marv G
     
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