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For the tactile transducer experts - Buttkicker, ADX, AURA, Clark synthesis

I am building two systems using transducers

There are NO subwoofers in the house, live in a unit so no SUBS ALLOWED

One for gaming and one for home theatre

x BEHRINGER NX3000D POWER 3000W STEREO POWER AMPLIFIER WITH SMARTSENSE (home theatre) + 2 clark tst239 + ? AURAs or ADXs

1 x BEHRINGER NX1000D POWER 1000W STEREO POWER AMPLIFIER WITH SMARTSENSE (attach to the office/gaming chair) + 1 clark tst239 + ?AURAs or ADXs

https://www.parts-express.com/clark-...haker--300-863

I was also thinking of adding some Dayton Audio TT25-8 pucks to the gaming chair (two on the back frame and one on each of the HOTAS controls for the flight sim) = 4 in total

Has anyone heard anything regarding the ADX Maximus Tactile Bass Shaker 4 Ohms vs the AuraSound AST-2B-4 Pro Bass Shaker Tactile Transducer?

https://www.parts-express.com/adx-ma...-ohms--300-935

https://www.parts-express.com/dayto....8-ohm--300-386

https://www.parts-express.com/auraso...ducer--299-028

Should I combine the above two or pick one and add them to the couch on the home theatre set up?

Do I need rubber feet to isolate the couch from the carpeted floor and if so which cheap ones do you suggest?

Thanks in advance

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You may want to post your questions here:
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I own AuraSound AST-2B-4's (4 of them installed in 6 of my theater chairs and am planning on 2-4 more of them). I love them. I am powering mine using a Behringer iNuke3K DSP and pout in a low pass filter so no bass over 60hz gets sent to the shakers.

I really can't speak to the other brands as I scored a crazy deal on the Aura's so took advantage but they more than meet my needs. I didn't want a shaker that would overwhelm the experience or one that could be audible. I already have a nearfield subwoofer so was getting good response but the shakers add another dimension.

As in all things I would say if you have the funds order a few different options and return the ones you don't like. I did not use any rubber feet, if your sitting on carpet I am not sure it will be an issue. You can try the shaker without rubber feet first and then can always add them later if you think you might need them.
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Whether you use rubber feet (isolators) depends on what the floor is made of.

For suspended wood floors not having isolators will allow the vibrations through the floor so you will get to feel it with your feet, as the floor will move as well as the sofa.

For concrete floors they are a must as without them the transducer is trying to move against an unmovable object, (Planet Earth). The isolators act like shock absorbers. They compress with weight but still allow the transducer to move the sofa both up and down.

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Whether you use rubber feet (isolators) depends on what the floor is made of.

For suspended wood floors not having isolators will allow the vibrations through the floor so you will get to feel it with your feet, as the floor will move as well as the sofa.

For concrete floors they are a must as without them the transducer is trying to move against an unmovable object, (Planet Earth). The isolators act like shock absorbers. They compress with weight but still allow the transducer to move the sofa both up and down.
Isolators done

Which transducers then?
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Isolators done

Which transducers then?
I can't answer that as I have no experience of any you are considering.

When I bought my Butkicker LFE kit I was only considering Buttkicker, Clark & Crowson. I chose Buttkicker because of the three it was the only one available in the UK. I could have included Earthquake but completely missed it at the time.

In the five years I had them there seems to be a much larger choice in the market now.

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I have 4 x ADX Maximus and they're the sweet spot imho for the price and performance.

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Hello Nicholas @super Kermit

If I were you, I would repost this question on this thread;
Shakers - Simple/Cheap Hookup - Visual Guide
You should get more traffic and better educated answer, on this subject.


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A lot depends on how much room you have under your seats and how mountable your furniture is. I had Earthquakes mqb1 and they are really good. Purchased new chairs and couldn’t mount them the right way with the torque bracket. Had to get rid of them and I’m saving for Crowsons. Crowson go under the furniture so they are different than the rest. Crowsons/earthquakes/buttkickers is what I’d be looking at.
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