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post #2131 of 2442
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Originally Posted by pjp View Post

They're easy to mount as long as you have a solid surface to attach to. I would think on a couch there would be plenty of bracing underneath to attach to, but depends on the model. On reclining chairs or couches, you need to make sure the shakers can't get caught on anything when reclining and also ensure that the wires are secured so they can't get caught in the moving parts during recline.



Thanks, interesting feedback. They mention an Aura modification in that thread. I found it here: http://www.keohi.com/keohihdtv/acces...uykuo_mod.html

I might give this mod a try to lower the resonant frequency. I haven't found the Auras lacking, but sometimes you don't know what you're missing until you try something better. I do find the Auras requires tweaking for different movies, so maybe it's because the resonant frequency is higher on the Auras.



Good info -- thanks for sharing

I corrected a typo in my post above. Auras and K-Woons go down to 20 Hz, not 10 Hz.
post #2132 of 2442
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Originally Posted by dukedallas2005 View Post

Thanks for the response fitbrit! I have to try to read up on all the frequency info etc...i dont know/understand the levels and what they mean in Hertz ... what is low? and what is high end of spectrum for a sub...etc

Last night I hooked up and tried kind of what you mentioned but not directly i used rca cables into the preamp section of the receiver the external amp did get signal and it lit up but the shakers had no response... :-(

PS Nice SETUP!


Thanks!
Anything around 30 Hz and under is very good for a budget sub (under $300) as long as it's producing a decent output. Most subs will go up to at least 150 Hz, but you want to send anything below what your mains can handle to the sub and not much higher in Hz than that, really.
post #2133 of 2442
Was looking at getting 4 aura bass shakers. Which dayton amp would be sufficient to run them? I was thinking about using my old samsungbhtib receiver
post #2134 of 2442
This Dayton amp has worked out very well for me. Have had it hooked to 4 aura
shakers for over four years. Never a problem. Not bad for $98 bucks.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-804

Can't say anything about your Samsung receiver because I'm not familiar with it.
Can't hurt to try.

Shakers are alot of fun...one of my better investments in audio/video.

Vardo
post #2135 of 2442
I actually have 4 Aura Pros running off this Dayton Amp, and it's fine...

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-383

I have them hooked up in series, and the amp is turned up to the 2 o'clock position.

Not much price savings from the previous post, but smaller footprint if you're looking to put it near the chairs.
post #2136 of 2442
My pre-amp should be here today, can anyone recommend settings on my receiver for hz?

I noticed my 9.1 current system all the speakers are set to small and 80HZ, when I change the setting to the front ones being large it seems like there is more bass coming from all of them. does this make seense?

I also noticed that in my subwoofer setting on my receiver that i can set it from 40-200 hz...what is a good recommended setting for my shakers? I have no idea what these numbers mean, if say, I select 40hz does that mean on my receiver everything above that is cut off ? or below that number is cutoff? This is the part that always confuses me about subs.

My setup is going to be subwoofer 1 output of my receiver feeding my SVS subwoofer. And subwoofer 2 out is going to drive my 6 buttkicker advance units through a ART pre-amp to a behringer EPX4000. Hopefully my pre-amp get my shakers up and running tonight...i will report back.
post #2137 of 2442
I'm kind of new to posting in forums such as these.... so I won't bother to quote everyone....

Fit brit ... thanks, I am definitly going to check out the canuck audio mart and sign up ...

To everyone else.... the information is invaluable

*sheds a tear* .... I am so pissed that I threw out my old pioneer AMP just because I knew no one would re-buy it due to the volume knob being all busted off.... I'm sure it would have had the juice to power auras...

Oh well.

I have many new shakers to check up on.... including these k-woons you speak of...

furthermore... I flipped the couch last night (the middle section doesn't recline) but there's a nice solid piece of plywood on the left and right of the middle section underneath that looks like a perfect mounting solution for these tactile tranducers I want oh so badly right now ..

These are like the best kept secret in HT right now I think ... everyone I talk to techy or not has never heard of them ! I can't stop talking about it and I haven't even experienced the sensation yet !
post #2138 of 2442
I think I am going to give the Auras a shot ... just to check out the effect... since they are available and I want to expereience tactile transducers before spending $500 + on "buttkicker" kit.

If I buy two aura shakers or pro aura shakers (haven't looked into sales yet) .... can you explain to me how this AMP will connect to my receiver... STR-DA2400ES

I currently have two subs ... so I am guessing I just keep them the same as they are now and just add a male to 2-female splitter at my receiver... with the extra female I run an interconnect cable to this new amp.... wire go from amp to aura shakers... which mount under my couch .... is it that easy...?

This isn't probably the right place to ask ... but if someone here knows the answer I would love to not need to not jump ship to another topic,

My reciever is a Sony STR-DA2400ES .... in the manual it says to plug my sub into the pre out near the top of the amp to get it working.... oddly enough it doesn't work from there but when I plug the sub into the multi channel IN sub spot it works .. and that's how I've been using it ... am I missing out on something here... the manual doesn't even mention the other sub IN multi channel spot unless I missed that page... I've basically read it cover to cover.
post #2139 of 2442
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Originally Posted by ADDUpstate View Post

I actually have 4 Aura Pros running off this Dayton Amp, and it's fine...

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-383

I have them hooked up in series, and the amp is turned up to the 2 o'clock position.

Not much price savings from the previous post, but smaller footprint if you're looking to put it near the chairs.

Without have the high cutoff of the buttkicker amp ... you don't find that you get shake on frequencies that are higher than you'd prefer... ie) the 65-80 HZ range... ?
post #2140 of 2442
Okay guys... please pipe in and tell me what you think ... overkill .. or about just right ...

This is what I am looking at :

1 x http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-805
4 x http://www.parts-express.com/pe/psho...99-028&scqty=4

Will this be everything I need to be up and running ?


... anyone ?? .. I am about to order... $68.00 shipping is a little rough!

... OKAY I did it ... expect to hear back from me soon !!!! I ordered what I posted above but figured I would start with just two of the Aura Pro's

total order was $234 with shipping (almost $60)

If anyone can suggest anything else I might need I'm open ... going to place an order with monoprice later tonight.... I want some good speaker wire jacket strippers .... I'm thinking if the AMP is near my couch I will need a 25' or so interconnect cable to go from receiver to new amp. thoughts?
post #2141 of 2442
Success!!!! Pre-amp worked like a charm! Now I'll need to tweak these out...any good movie recommendations? I have everything in my room laying around gonna have to button it all up nice over the next week. And adjust my Hz settings
post #2142 of 2442
Super 8, I think my couch must have moved about a foot during the train crash.
post #2143 of 2442
I have base shakers now and hooked up to a old 80's amp they work great when there is a plane crash car explosion or gun fire but what I don't like is when the part of a movie has music back ground you can also feel the music. I don't like that just in action parts like explosions etc. any recommendations
post #2144 of 2442
Order an in-line FMOD from Parts Express. I'd start with a 70 or 50hz low pass filter.

I think I saw them for $26 for a pair.

Easy-peasy.
post #2145 of 2442
How ironic - I just got my shakers hooked up today. Its great to get a chance to use them again - they have been sitting in a storage container for two years. Yikes.

I have (somewhere) a 50hz (brown striped) FMOD but can no longer find it. It is the one I used to use in my old setup...

I did find my 70hz (purple band) FMOD deep in a drawer. The purple banded one is too high of a cutoff IMHO after doing some testing today, so I will be ordering up a new 50hz low pass one.

Here is a pic mid-install


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post #2146 of 2442
Holy cow! That couch and lounger are going to walk across the room with all that power!
post #2147 of 2442
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Originally Posted by dukedallas2005 View Post

Success!!!! Pre-amp worked like a charm! Now I'll need to tweak these out...any good movie recommendations? I have everything in my room laying around gonna have to button it all up nice over the next week. And adjust my Hz settings

What preamp did you use?
post #2148 of 2442
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Originally Posted by ADDUpstate View Post

Order an in-line FMOD from Parts Express. I'd start with a 70 or 50hz low pass filter.

I think I saw them for $26 for a pair.

Easy-peasy.

thanks but do i use 1 or do i buddy connect the 2 together?
post #2149 of 2442
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Originally Posted by raymondeast View Post

thanks but do i use 1 or do i buddy connect the 2 together?


Start with one and see how it is.
post #2150 of 2442
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Originally Posted by raymondeast View Post

right now i have 4 chairs with 1 base shaker in each one..2 chairs are connected in series going to the left speaker output of my old receiver and the other 2 are connected in series going to the right output...but i will be losing 1 chair so now i only have 3 chairs how do i hook these up?

3 in series?
or 2 in series going to the left output of my reciver and 1 connected by itself going to the right output? thanks

can someone please help me with this set up? thanks
post #2151 of 2442
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Originally Posted by ADDUpstate View Post

Start with one and see how it is.

do they make a 30hrz low pass or is 50 the lowest
post #2152 of 2442
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Originally Posted by raymondeast View Post


can someone please help me with this set up? thanks

I think a best option would be to wire the three in series and just go with one speaker output.
post #2153 of 2442
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Originally Posted by raymondeast View Post

do they make a 30hrz low pass or is 50 the lowest

50Hz is the lowest...
post #2154 of 2442
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Originally Posted by raymondeast View Post

thanks but do i use 1 or do i buddy connect the 2 together?

I have used both FMODs together but ended up liking just one...
post #2155 of 2442
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Originally Posted by pjp View Post

What preamp did you use?

pjp,

I used a ART DJ Pre II Phono Preamp, someone on one of these threads recommended it and its perfect, compact and does the trick. It was $39 bucks. Thank god I got this thing running i was getting deeper and deeper into a endless $$$ pit it seemed like.
post #2156 of 2442
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Originally Posted by raymondeast View Post

can someone please help me with this set up? thanks

I have the same exact setup X2 because I have 2 rows of three. If you go to the buttkicker website they have a diagram of how to hook it up its so simple...I also posted a crude diagram on this thread #2112 go check it out.
post #2157 of 2442
Loving all this great feedback ... !

I am stoked .... my amp and shakers are on the truck out for delivery right now in my neighborhood.

I also placed an order for a 25' sub woofer cable (just in case... ) and those FMOD things 50Hz low pass.

Sunday the wife is gone away .... so I plan on having evreything all hooked up and running for when she gets back ...

I think the only crucial thing I am missing currently is a y splitter *sigh* hopefully I can pick one up nearby on saturday if necessary.

I have fem -> male Y, not male -> female
post #2158 of 2442
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Originally Posted by Jake180 View Post

Loving all this great feedback ... !

I am stoked .... my amp and shakers are on the truck out for delivery right now in my neighborhood.

I also placed an order for a 25' sub woofer cable (just in case... ) and those FMOD things 50Hz low pass.

Sunday the wife is gone away .... so I plan on having evreything all hooked up and running for when she gets back ...

I think the only crucial thing I am missing currently is a y splitter *sigh* hopefully I can pick one up nearby on saturday if necessary.

I have fem -> male Y, not male -> female

You can find the splitters at Wal-Mart, Radio Shack, even Advanced auto. They are cheap under $10...

I am slightly ahead of you in the whole up and running process. I'm in the tuning stage of my stuff this weekend, been reading alot about subwoofer settings and experimenting with them nightly, its hard to really test a system nicely with no distractions with a wife and kids running around on weeknights ...


PS Yay I made Senior Member status!
post #2159 of 2442
Yeah I hear that.... watching SOA or some movie and the wife comes along and turns down the volume... *sigh*
post #2160 of 2442
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Yeah I hear that.... watching SOA or some movie and the wife comes along and turns down the volume... *sigh*

LOL exactly...must be genitic, I say next time they are putting makeup on or screwing around with some hair crap we walk by turn the lights off!
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