Anyone use or heard Bass Shakers?

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  1. ttah

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    Unfortunately a subwoofer is not an option... the system is going in a 2005 Lotus Elise. Since the car is a daily driver, completely removing the stereo (which i know some of you will say) isn't always the best option (no matter how sweet the exhaust is). But ofcourse weight and size are still important.

    The head unit and stock blaujunk stereo have already been upgraded to a pioneer head unit and mb quarts but it's just missing a little bit of lows.

    So even if the bass is just "ok", it would still be a vast improvement from where it was. So if you have any experience with them please post.
     
  2. veonake

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    I don't have any personal experience but I can tell you that I have read a couple reviews by people who have tried the product. It seemed kind of mixed, but in general they do work, and it is possible it will be good enough for your needs. I don't think I've read anyone saying it is a scam or anything.
     
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    I have two Aura 8's that I havent tried it out yet. Ill hook them up to a home receiver tonight and see how they are.
     
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    Dump the Quarts for a pair of Adire Extremis 6.8's and a pair of nice tweets. Biamp the setup and you're good to go
     
  5. ttah

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    no room. :(
     
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    You sure? What size are the Quarts now? The Extremis' are 6.8" mids with more linear displacement than some 10's. And the midrange sounds great to boot.
     
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    Bass Shakers (IMO) are good if you want to complement a subwoofer but I would never use them on there own, I've also only ever seen them used in a home theater.
     
  8. Ronin

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    yeah, i've heard of them only being used in/behind couches.
     
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    We put 4 underneath my couch and the effect was awsome. I'm wanting to install them in my vehicle, as well...

    anyone done this and has comments?
     
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  11. Dr.JuliusHibbard

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    They are interesting, but like stated above, I wouldn't do them without a sub. Have you thought about putting a really nice set of 6.5" comps with a boatload of power or is there no room for that either?
     
  12. ttah

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    Decided to go with a footwell sub instead.

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  13. johnson

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    I hooked up two of the bass shakers last night and they sounded pretty good. They hit pretty good and it wasnt in an enclosure.
     
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    Bass shakers should never go in an enclosure.
     
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    Why not? They did have sound coming out of them.
     
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    If you actually hear sound coming from them I would guess that you aren't running them correctly, they are tactile transducers designed to augment a subwoofer by giving an extra kick on the lowend of an audio track.

    They are designed to be attached directly to the seating surface (or under the floor) if you put them in an enclosure and then put it next to a sofa you would likely feel nothing.
     
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  20. ttah

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    Every review I read of them says they "sound" like subwoofers. Even if it was only a "feel". Which is why it sparked my interests. Maybe I'll have to order some just for the hell of it.
     

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