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02-08-12, 03:44 PM
I'm thinking about installing these in a two-piece sectional. I'm thinking I'll need one for each piece, but I'm not sure.

I was looking at this inexpensive setup: http://www.amazon.com/Aura-AST-2B-4-Pro-Bass-Shaker/dp/B0002ZPTBI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328733623&sr=8-1

Anyone have experience with these? If I get two do you think I'd need two amps?

02-08-12, 09:18 PM
They are just like speaker drivers. So you need 2 amp channels or one amp capable of handling two 4ohm drivers. Frankly, you need a pretty decent stereo amp to really drive these. Something like this (http://emotiva.com/a100.shtm) would probably be capable.

I considered these, then bought an SVS sub instead. I'm good.

02-09-12, 12:09 PM
thanks for the help. I killed a 1500 watt amp driving 4 4ohm shakers (I had one shaker for each theater seat).

Master J
02-25-12, 05:39 PM
I used to have these installed on a couch in my previous home. I drove them with a 45W/channel stereo amp (Parasound zAmp). Pretty cool product to supplement your subwoofer. In my current home I did not have have a striaght forward way to get the cables to my couches without damaging the hard wood floors so I just abandoned the shaker concept.

If you can buy them and an amp for a couple hundred bucks it is probably worth it, but I would not break the bank on a setup.

02-29-12, 03:28 PM
I've heard from others that you can use Zone 2 on your receiver to drive the shakers. I haven't looked into yet, but might go that route - one less box in my rack.

03-01-12, 08:03 AM
Only if your receiver has extra amps for zone 2, and a way to map those amps to either the LFE or front.

03-01-12, 02:30 PM
Mine is the Pioneer VSX-1121-k
It has 2 LFE outs. Maybe I can use 1 for the shakers?

03-01-12, 11:00 PM
Those would be preouts, I assume, with no amp. So you still need an amp.

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