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post #11 of 29 Old 11-27-11, 04:54 PM
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Re: My Buttkicker Install and Review

Out of curiousity, what are the buttkickers wired into on your AVR? For example, if you are running a 7.2 AVR with the 2 subs being supplied from pre-outs, where would you supply the buttkickers from?


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post #12 of 29 Old 11-27-11, 04:58 PM
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You would split the sub out using YRC splitter. These are supplied with the buttkicker amplifiers, or you can buy one for a few bucks...

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Out of curiosity, what do you mean "faster"?
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I mean that the buttkickers have faster response due to their design. That allows for no delay between the LFE signal that you can hear from your SUB and feel from the BK.

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Cool. I'd definitely be open to experiencing that! I don't think I've noticed any kind of delay with the aura pro's I installed... But perhaps I'd notice a difference if I compared the two.
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This is sick...wonder how much the electric bill would go up!
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Re: My Buttkicker Install and Review

Would you recommend buttkickers for an apartment dweller? On the one hand, it's not producing sound waves so maybe it'd be better. Or, since it's shaking the floor maybe it'd transmit those vibrations?
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One of the advantages of having the buttkickers is the fact that you can reduce your subwoofer output, and compensate that with the buttkicker effect. Usually when we pre-install the buttkickers we also replace all the plastic feet under the chairs with kinetic rubber isolators to damp all the vibrations that come from the buttkickers...

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I have 2 Buttkicker LFEs wired in parallel powered by a BKA-1000-4 mounted to the center floor joists of my 13.5' x 17.25' media room and the entire room moves. I can't imagine what it would be like to even have 1 LFE mounted directly to a couch like that . I've got friends with ridiculous subwoofer setups that are still in awe of my Buttkickers and how deep they go.

The Buttkickers are one of the top 2 investments I've made to my media room, the 2nd being my Popcorn Hour C-200 Networked Media Tank.
Does it make stuff in the rook rattle. My seats are very close to wall and run parallel to joists (so that's one good thing). Got BKA-1000-4 and two LFE's coming. Have recliner and sofa and trying to decide how to mount

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anyone know a good way to selectively switch on/off individual transducers and control levels individually. Ideally with remote.

I just bought the LFE bundle and extra LFE transducer. One will be installed in my chair and one in the sofa. I want to find a way to selectively turn each one on/off and adjust individual intensity. Ideally, I would like this to be done by IR/RS232/IP control, as all my gear is in the basement

Buttkicker does have a switch, but it still requires the amp to be turned off prior to changing the load and has no intensity control. Moreover, you then have to adjust the levels every time you change the number of transducers. Really lame for $150.

So how can I take a speaker lever input and split it between 2 transducers and adjust the level of each. I'd like something that does not require the amp to be turned off first (accident waiting to happen), so I guess I need something that takes a speaker input signal, presents a constant load to the amp and allows me to enable/disable each output and ideally adjust the level.

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