Subwoofer kickback with 2 receiver setup.

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  1. Mike Ki

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    I posted this in the subwoofer and speaker section without much response, so I thought I'd try here.
    This is the setup I am running right now, the second diagram.
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf...threadid=228259

    Whenever I turn on the second receiver for my bass shakers, my subs have a loud kickback. Is there a reason for this, is something wired wrong. Everything works fine once they're on it, it's just when I initially turn it on there's a power surge? Any suggestions?
    Thanks Mike
     
  2. rob-h

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    It's an old receiver right? They did that. The work around is to turn on the receiver before your subs. Personally, I would not use a receiver for this duty anyway. Too much chance of someone cranking the volume and blowing the shakers. A good plate amp would not cause the problem you describe and they are cheap.
     
  3. John S

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    Right as I posted in the other place...

    Tape in and/or CD In, analog inputs are NOT power amp inputs. I just don't do it period anymore.

    There are cheap external amps out there as well, all would be much better than the current configuration.
     
  4. Mike Ki

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    Thanks Rob and John.
    What do you recommend for plate amps or external amps and where's a good place to get one.
    Thanks Mike
     
  5. John S

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    On the cheap side of an external amp...

    I like the Audiosource Amp/1A's, do a google, they can usually be found for under $100 for the audiophile grade amp, which is relatively ultra cheap.


    On the plate amps, (not sure how I would integrate one with bass shakers) go to Parts Express, they have a wide selection on them.
     
  6. rob-h

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    I use a PE plate amp for my shakers. It was cheap and easy.
     

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