bass shakers

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by tom derby, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. tom derby

    tom derby Agent

    Jan 9, 2004
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    I was looking to get some bass shakers from not the pro models but the less expensive ones. The blurb about them says they do not require much power at all to run them. My question is this: Even though it would not be an ideal hookup, could i run them off of my B speaker output? It would be cheaper than buying an amp, and i could easily turn them on and off when i wanted to use them. They hook up just like regular speakers. Would this work? If not i could use an old sony receiver i have but i am unsure of how that connects. Could anyone explain that to me? Use small words please, i'm just starting in this hobby.
  2. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer

    May 9, 2002
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    Cameron Yee
    I know this is an old post but I was looking into bass shakers and found it.

    At least with my receiver, when the "B" set is activated it kicks everything into stereo mode. So if you have both "A" and "B" activated you will only get left and right of each, not center or surrounds. Not sure if this is the same with other receivers. If surround were maintained I don't see why it wouldn't work!
  3. DonnyD

    DonnyD Screenwriter

    Jun 12, 1999
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    Yeah, you CAN use the B channel but you'd be sending the full spectrum to the shakers whereas, they should only be receiving the "subwoofer" signal.......
    My rec is go ahead and get one of the small sub amps from partsexpress, along with 2 "pro" model shakers, split your sub signal to the amp; you'll be very pleased and have a lot less headaches......

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