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really like the bass shakers but setting them up is totally driving me crazy.


I finally went out and bought a better AMP but still having a problem. This new AMP displays "overloaded" and then switches off. So I don't think the problem is impedence any longer.


I think the problem is the input from my Denon 5800. Here is the setup.


Denon 5800

Pioneer 600 watt receiver

4 bass shakers.


I split the sub out from my Denon 5800 and put one into my Paradigm servo 1500 and the other I split again and put in the Pioneer AMP as inputs. One left and the other right.


I am guessing something must be wrong with the signal coming from the Denon and going into the AMP. I am coming out the sub pre-out of the Denon.


Thanks for any help,


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Depending on which shakers you have, they can consume literally a KW of power....


I think the newer Butt Kicker v2 is a little bit better in terms of sensitivity / power output.


My guess, more power


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Jym,


What brand of tactile transducers are you using?


What were you driving them with previously that leads you to believe...

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So I don't think the problem is impedence any longer.
Are you driving a pair with each channel? If so, do you have them wired in series and not parallel?


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I am using Bass Shakers. Each one is 4 ohms. I have connected them in series. Each speaker output is seeing two bass shakers wired in series which should be 8 ohms.


I think the problem has something to do with the output from the LFE from the Denon 5800 being fed into the Pioneer. The signal is to strong or something. Funny thing is that the Paradiem Servo uses the same out and has no problems.


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Its really unlikely that the input signal from the preamp would cause a amp to go into Overload. If you think that is the culperate... here is how you could prove it. Disconnect all the bass shakers from the amp. Turn on the amp. If it says overload at this point you could have different problems.. ike a short inside the amp.


Overload is one of those things you see when you get too low on impediance or are trying to overdrive the amp.


Then Company I work for uses both the ButtKicker and the Clarks. Both are 4 ohm loads to an amp. The Original ButtKicker required a whole lot of power to get it going and could shut down your Price Club amps.


If the amp didn't shut down when you disconnected the speaker leads from it... try this..

Connect one shaker to one channel and see if it shuts down.


Possible causes of errors like overloads could be:

Nicked or damaged speaker wires arching

A damaged shaker not presenting an impediance load

Improperwiring for impediance


Rule all those out.
 
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