Want to add a second sub to my Take 5.2 setup

Stephan K

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Any suggestions? I am more then likely goinng to sell my Klipsch KG 4.5's to get the Takes. I would like to add a second 10" sub to the set. Any idea what I should use. I don't want to break the bank either. Also keep in mind I want the sub to be relativley small (no SVS
I need something to hit the lower end.

Any help would be great.
 

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That's the hard part. Hitting the lower-end with a small subwoofer. The feat is virtually impossible.
 

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im pretty happy with my Athena. i have the 8" and it sounds really good at 32hz in my large living room. they have a 10" which goes down to 25hz.


8"



10"


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See now you got me thinking. I will probably get the 10" no matter what at this point....but then also add some bass shakers.

Anybody think this is too much?

Also some good links for bass shakers? I will do a search as well.

EDIT: So I did a search on bass shakers because I really do not know what they are. I did learn that you have to mount them to what you are sitting on. In my case it will be my platform bed (and where I assume I would attach them). So, I am thinking. Is this still a good I idea because I will not be in a chair but in a queen sized bed?

EDIT 2: This is my setup.
Denon 1802
Take 5.2
Want to add
10" Sub (will be the Athena)
Posibly some bass shakers
 

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Shakers are cheap from partsexpress as are their plate amps to power them.


Just keep the crossover low. They get annoying if they come on constantly. I have my xover at 40hz which is perfect.

I would go with this first and then upgrade the sub. You may be content with your single 10" for a while. Shakers really change the feel of a movie. Makes you jump sometimes. Wifey thought that I was nuts but now she thinks that they're cool.
 

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Instead of turning sound into sound waves they turn the signal into energy which can cause physical movement of the piece of furniture you are on. Basically causes your chair to "rumble"
 

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i didnt even know base shakers existed. do they work pretty well?



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the Athena is a good sub, but you really should consider the HSU STF-2. It's a 10" sub that is always highly recommended. $399 from HSU direct or available at some CompUSA stores. I almost went with this one, but opted to move up to the SVS 20-39. BTW I've got the Take 5.2s also.
 

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The thing is I can get the Athena through bestbuy at a discount.

Is it that big of a differnce in quality? I can get the Athena through my bros discount.
 

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That STF-2 is a great sub at that price point...I finally heard one and was very impressed. I have an SVS PB2+, and while the STF isn't as loud or low it was enough to easily shake the couch in my friends room...and sound tight while doing it. I would say yes, spend the extra $$
 

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Johnny M

Yes they work great. They sell for about $30 per pair and a plate amp can be had for about $100. Great bang for the buck.

Just attach them to your chair and connect them to your amp with speaker wire and you're done.

The Aura's are 25 watts at 4 ohms. Keep that in mind when picking out an amp and when wiring them up.

There is a whole bunch of information on here and on the avsforum about them and how to wire them properly.
 

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