I was wondering if someone could check my "math" and configuration please.
I have 8 shakers. Each shaker will connect up to a single seat, and I have 4 seats in 2 rows.
I ran two pairs of wires to my seating riser. One for the second row on top of the riser, and one to the first row in front of the riser.
Those are the "knows." I haven't picked up an amp/2-channel receiver yet, but I am looking for something in the $100ish range.
The bass shakers I have are the non-pro version (4 ohms and 25 watts each). I know that "ideally" I would have 200 watts total, but my previous experience with these shakers is that they are most effective in adding to the experience (without being just a stupid level of shaking) that they don't require that much power. I mean, they won't be run at max anyway.
So, I can wire up each row with a combination of series/parellel and get either 4 ohms or 16 ohms per set of four shakers.
So far so good.
So if I go with that, I would need something with 2 channels that can handle 4 ohms or 16 ohms per channel and output up to about 100 watts (any more is overkill).
I can tie both rows together and get a single 8 ohm connection at about 200 watts.
So can I assume that any of the option options would work?
#1) Dayton Audio SPA250
- 156 Watt at 8 ohms plate amp (connect both rows together)
#2) Dayton Audio APA150
- 2x75 watts in 4 ohm mode, 150 watts in bridged 8 ohm mode
#3) Dayton Audio SA70
- 70 watts at 4 ohms - Buy 2 of them, one for each row.
#1 is priced between the others, and would just require a simple box to house it in.
#2 is the most expensive, but still within reason, it is a finished product not needing a box to be constructed.
#3 is the cheapest, requires a box to house both amps, but adds control for both rows independently.
First up, is my math correct on the Ohms?
Second, opinions/options for powering this setup? While I would have loved something like a receiver with remote capabilities to dial in the level of shake from my seat, I can deal without. Otherwise I would need a 2 channel receiver that could handle 4 ohms at 100 watts per channel...