I currently have a working 5.1 setup and I'm trying to add bass shakers.
I picked up an extra amplifier (Dayton SA240) and 2 aura bass shakers.
My starting position:
I have the subwoofer connected to the Sub Pre-Out port in the receiver.
Working Intermediary position:
I took a y-cable (1 male / 2 female) and connected it to the Sub Pre-Out port in the receiver. I connected the subwoofer's cable to the y-cable. (Retested using the receiver's test tones and bass is working.)
Non-Working current position:
I used another RCA cable to connect the y-cable to the Left channel Low Level Input of my extra amplifier
I used an RCA / speaker wire cable from radio shack (productId: 2102959) to connect the Left channel Low Level Output to one of the bass shakers.
- Observations -
When I play the subwoofer test tone, the bass shaker does not work.
In addition, the subwoofer does not work.
If I simply disconnect the speaker wire from the bass shaker, the subwoofer starts working again.
If I touch the speaker wire to the poles on the bass shaker, the subwoofer stops working again.
If I tap on the bass shaker, sound comes out of the subwoofer.
- Other tests that I've tried -
I tried using the right channel of the extra amplifer, but observe the same problems.
I have two bass shakers, so I tried the second one. I observe the same problems.
I'm reading a lot and I freely admit that I am learning a lot every time I do something, so I could have made an easy mistake. Any help is appreciated!