I have a question related to transducers/buttkickers, but I figure the subwoofer crowd would be able to educate me.
I am setting up some buttkickers/shakers in my home theatre room. For this, I have purchased a 250w subwoofer plate amp, that will drive the four 50W shakers.
Now, I have the following 2 options for wiring:
1) Place the plate amp next to my receiver (connected via woofer/coax cable to the LFE), and then run 15 feet of 16 ga. speaker wire UNDER THE CARPET to the seats, and wire to the shakers. or....
2) place the plate amp next to the chairs, wire all shakers with speaker wire (no need to run under carpet here), but then run 15ft of woofer/cable from the plate amp to the receiver UNDER THE CARPET.
Is one method safer than the other? Does the speaker wire in scenario (1) pose a hazard? How about the coax wire in scenario (2)? I've always been under the impression that speaker wire in general carries very low voltage/signal and not really a fire hazard, but since I have seen people use very heavy gauge speaker wire to wire the woofer 'cones', it makes me wonder.
Thanks for any input.
Setup: Epson 5040 UB, 110" SilverTicket AT screen, PS3 bluray, Yamaha RX-V673 AVR, Polk and Athena speakers, Batcave room.
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