Originally Posted by citsur86
I spent quite a bit of time researching subs, then making a purchase decision (2xRythmik FV15HP). Then I spent a bunch more time doing a WHOLE lot of learning about frequency response, parametric equalization, and the various software and tools available to me. My "Living Room Home Theater" is basically the entire first floor of my house due the very open floor plan that I have. We're talking upwards of 20,000 cubic feet. So, while the subs are awesome, there is no hope of pressurizing this space without industrial sized, quite frankly ridiculous subwoofers. That's fine. A couple solutions I found were to use a near-field sub, or tactile transducers. So, I turned to tactile transducers. I installed 4x Aurasound Pro Shakers under the floorboards of my couch that is the MLP. I use a iNuke-1000DSP to power them wired in parallel series 2x2. Here is my question:
Is it normal for the tactiles to kind of overpower or diminish the effects that the Rythmik FV15HPs deliver. I have played parts of movies with a lot of LFE with only one or the other on (subs or tactiles) and while there is definitely a unique aspect of the LFE delivered from each, the tactiles are MUCH more apparent due to their nature being to make themselves apparent haha. I wired it by splitting the sub pre-outs from one of my SR6011 outputs to a sub and the other to the Tactiles' amp. Other sub has it's own AVR pre-out.
Here's my 5 cent about tactile transducers, and for info, I use two BK power by two Outlaw Audio mono amp.
The reason I got them, was to get the old feeling when the subs were on a hard wood floor.
Once, I got my new house. The old subs (two PB12 Plus/2, got replace with two PB13 Ultra), but their new location was on concrete floor over thick carpet, the vibrations in your sitting area was gone
At first, I had them set fairly high.
Over time, after bottoming out a few time on heavy bass moments, I started to tune them down to avoid the bottom out factor. And over time, I re-discover the Love of sound coming from the subs.
I still use them, but are now, set very low.
Just enough, that those Loud and Deep Bass add a little something extra, but the original novelty is now gone, just another tool in the toll box.
So short answer, after a while they can become overwhelming, but still nice to have at moderate setting.