Originally Posted by MMC57
I currently have 3 Palliser Brando Theater Seats with Power Recline and Aura Bass Shakers.
The room is in the basement so the floor is concrete with carpet and underlay.
Would I be able to add Crowson Tactile Motion Actuators to these seats?
I would like to add four actuators ... one for each arm and use the Crowson D500 to power them.
My concern is how the actuators would work on a concrete floor with carpet and underlay?
Also would there be a problem with heat generated from the actuators if they are sitting on carpet and excess heat build up?
My last concern is about the structural strength of the theater seats themselves as the Palliser Seats arrive in modular pieces and the arm section push onto the seat seat section and I just wonder how this would all work with the Crowson system.
If anyone has used the Crowson system with Palliser seats or similiar seats please let me know how it worked out.
Thanks for any help.
I have similar seating with the Palliser Lemans series which are modular and slide next to each other.
While I now have a low pile carpet and thinner pad, I had been using 4 Crowsons with a medium pile carpet and standard "plush" pad (1/2" or 3/8"). The Crowsons and the weight of people and chairs eventually compressed the pad and I don't think there was a big loss in performance.
My greatest expense is that the Palliser seats have SO many legs to support the distribute weight of the chairs and I got the special sorbathane(?) isolators for each foot from Crowson. Make sure you use Magic Sliders (the Teflon furniture sliders) with each one to allow the chairs to be gently slid around if needed. The isolators break very easily otherwise.
The other thing I needed to do was use a MiniDSP to boost the signal to the Crowson amp as I always had it maxed out for gaming at -20 dB or quieter. I wanted to have the kick from the Crowsons when gaming since I can't always have the bass cranked up at home. We usually watch movies at -10dB to -12dB and there the gain is ok. Part of my LFE gain problem is due to having two large subs (dual PSA S3601s) in a very small room using a Denon with the output to subs at -11.5 dB.
The Crowsons have been awesome. I previously had Buttkickers built into the seats and with the floor mount kits and Clark Synthesis and the Crowsons are simply a much better system.
If I had room, I would have gone vented subs for greater mid-range output. My subs have incredible low output given my small room but give up some of the tactile response due to the concrete floor and losing some mid-range output as compared to a similar size vented sub.
You will be happy with the Crowsons. Good luck!
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