What is a Buttkicker?

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  1. BenjaminA

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    I have heard of these things and I am curious what they do. Are they a replacement for a subwoofer? If you want bass, a good subwoofer is still the way to go, right? Why would you want one of these? Thanks
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Do a search for "tactile transducers" or "bass shakers".
    Butt Kicker is a brand name for this type of device. It is s amll vibrating box that clamps to your couch or chair and offers low freq vibration to enhance subwoofer impact. It sends the same freq that go to your sub to vibrate through the furniture.
    I personally don't care much for them- but some people swear by them. It's is usually a good way to create the illusion of lower bass without disturbing neighbors or other people in the house. Bass vibration without the volume.
    It does work well to enhnace the experience if your sub is lacking at all-- and even with excellent sub- it's often a neat trick to add some emphasis and impact to yout HT!
    Again- search on the forum and do some reading!
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=14470
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=11126
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=37099
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=36806
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=27556
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=15367
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=13979
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=13739
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=23651
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=12883
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    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=11997
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=10547
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=10234
    -Vince
     
  3. BenjaminA

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    Thanks
     
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