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Buttkicker, tactile transducer

tcarcio
12-31-2007, 11:07 AM
I was wondering if anyone here has a buttkicker or a TT and if so does it matter if your seat that you are hooking it up to is on carpet or wood floor. I have carpet and I just ordered one of these so any info would be great.Thanks.

Wiley
12-31-2007, 12:53 PM
And my suggestion is to isolate the chair or couch by placing it upon isolator pads. There are commercial ones made for isolating or you can make your own. Check Parts Express. Isolating keeps the shake in the seating rather than transmitting it to the rest of the house.

I have my couches on home made isolator pads and the floor is both carpeted and padded as well. Part of my goal was to isolate and sound proof the theater from the rest of the house, that may not be your goal. Some people get off on shaking the crockery in the neighbor's home and setting their dog off barking.

Bests,
Wiley

rbinck
12-31-2007, 12:57 PM
I have two TTs attached under my couch. It is best to attach them to the wood subframe or to a platform the seating sets on. Buttkicker makes a TT that allows for one of the legs to sit in.

I find that I needed a separate equalizer to limit the frequency to very low band. I also added a dynamic range expander and tuned it so that only the real LFE came through, like explosions. Hardly any tactile effect with just music, but everyone has their own ideas in this area.

Lee Stewart
12-31-2007, 02:58 PM
TT's are really great because late at night when you turn the volume down - you still get the body shaking LFE.

rbinck
12-31-2007, 04:01 PM
Yes especially if you live in an apartment! Add a Maxxbass bass enhancer and nobody will hear or feel your bass outside of your apartment.