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Old 07-24-02, 01:52 PM
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Transducers

What do you dvdtalkers think about some of these like the BUTTKICKER II? I want to add a few to my theater, but are still up in the air. Drop me an email if you want to chat about theater or questions about my gear.
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Old 07-24-02, 02:07 PM
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I find them to be a bit too 'gimmicky', for lack of a better word.
For something like Saving Private Ryan or Armageddon they make great thrill-rides, but I prefer to let my subs do the shakin'. YMMV.
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Old 07-24-02, 02:12 PM
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My sub does an unbelievable job, and I still say it is the best sub on the market, but I watched two movies with the transducers last weekend. Forrest Gump, and John Q, and both were amazing and more movie theater like.
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Old 07-24-02, 02:24 PM
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My experience with tacticle transducers was that they are too obtrusive and get in the way of the film. As I said, in a loud, action-adventure type film they can be kind of fun, but for dialouge driven films and the like...I don't see the point. I don't need to feel my ass vibrate every time a kick drum hits in a soundtrack, but thats just me.
As for movie theater sound, my setup blows away any theater I've ever been in, and even in a THX theater, I didn't feel my seat vibrate the way it does when using something like the Buttkicker.
But hey...it's all about choices
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Old 07-24-02, 02:28 PM
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Not to hip on them either.

But many major installs use them, and I have friends that love them. So I think with how much you already have in your system why not go the last yard if you like the effect?
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Old 07-25-02, 04:03 PM
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I am way hip on them... A must have in my book.

I have them set up so that I can turn them on and off per seat, so if someone wants to rock they can...but if my folks are over I can turn theirs off.

Gladiator is fantastic...

Here is my setup: http://www.geocities.com/jinhopark/photopagespiral.html

I like the fact that you don't have to have your sub cranked up to FEEL the bass, although with my setup it's difficult not to crank them!!!
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