Originally Posted by Archaea
A fan swap is $5 or $10 and documented in several threads. You don't even have to splice wires.
You buy a replacement fan with the same connector and slide the old power connector off and the new one on.
Unscrewing the six small screws on the case, unscrewing the four case fan screws, popping the connector, and then reverse that with the new fan is all it takes. Literally five minutes tops. Ive swapped fans on several. Then it is silent.
As to if buttkickers feel like the real deal? Not to me. My ported caps have a different feel than the buttkickers for sure. And not just buttkickers...i've tried aura, clark, and buttkickers.
The transducers are still an enjoyable feel, none the less and i use them, but id prefer a wooden floor or riser over any of the transducers i tried. I've been to several theaters with risers and the difference is astounding between the front of the room concrete seats and the back of the room riser, even with mediocre subwoofers. Put subs in that riser like the DTS-10 and I can imagine nothing but win. I look forward to trying it some day!
Sitting on a dts-10 platform would take the concrete floor problem out of the equation from the seating position. I'm definately trying it if i move to a new home with a basement slab and a bit more ceiling height.
Can we please drop the Dts-10 out of the conversation as it is totally off topic as this is not an option for me. Not to mention I dont see how this could simulate a platform that literally flexes and moves which is what happens in my setup with my BKs. There is a difference between bass waves or the sub cabinet vibrating your couch and tactile transducers attached to a riser built to physically move and flex.
My experience with BKs is different than yours, but there are lots of variables at play between our setups. Again, with my mini riser that my BKs are attached to along with the weight rated kinetic rubber isolator feet which are mounted to the bottom of the riser and allow it to flex by getting it off the floor, the BKs add an element my 4 subs cant and very naturally at that. I have experienced transducer setups that were not optimally setup by either a direct mount right to the chair/couch or some other error where the sensation was flat out distracting and gimmicky which again is not the case in my room. How you mount and set these transducers up makes all the difference from my experience and if done correctly, there is nothing gimmicky about it. Maybe I missed it in the link you provided, but how exacty did you mount and setup your transducers when comparing? Back on topic......
Thanks for the fan replacement info in the inuke amp. My question is how can this amp be silent even with the fan swap? We are still dealing with a fan here and I have never heard a silent one.
So when you say silent, do you literally mean silent or just not as loud? If I do need to add another BK amp that is when the inuke amp might be a consideration, but this amp is going right behind my seating and a low noise floor is extremely important to me ( Ijust recently returned a zbreeze amp cooler because the supposed "silent" low fan speed was annoying for me).
Edit: Have you read through those reviews on Amazon? Lots of comments how the fan is louder than expected, still too noisy, etc......Edited by Toe - 5/5/13 at 8:17am