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Old 01-12-2013, 07:27 PM
SmoothOperator SmoothOperator is offline
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Tactile transducers with a dj setup?

When I play at home I don't feel the bass like I do in a club. For less money than a decent sub I could build a small platform with a tactile transducer/bass shaker to stand on. With some damping material, eq, and level adjustments I think it could be fairly transparent. If so this could simulate that feeling without disturbing the neighbors. It seem like a good idea and I have read about some clubs doing this on dance floors. Has anyone here tried something similar?

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:29 AM
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:50 AM
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I've seen them in cars...

never in another application
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:41 PM
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I've heard of clubs with sprung floors, and a local club has a floor with hydraulics , but a club with those things in the floor? there are some home cinema guys who put them under the seats.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:49 PM
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yes. sit a piece of ply on rubber or silicone feet, attatch shaker to ply, power properly, and enjoy.

its not the same, but a decent compromise
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:15 AM
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Fabric in London did this.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:15 AM
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:22 PM
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Just seems like they applied the seat speaker technology to floor boards.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:52 PM
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I think I am going to build it with the I-Beam transducer and a 200 watt amp to power it. I think that should be able to push it with plenty of headroom? I have an extra output on my Driverack that I can use to set filters, eq, and delay with.

Specifications: • Power handling: 100 watts RMS/250 watts max • Frequency range: 20-800 Hz • Impedance: 4 ohms • Force/Watt: 2.2lbs/watt (9.7 Newtons/Watt) • Dimensions: 6-3/4" L x 4-1/4" x W 2-1/8" H.

From an acoustical perspective should I take the size, shape, and type of wood into consideration? I would like to keep it as low profile as possible. I don't really want a "riser" per say.

Right now I'm thinking it would just be a piece of plywood cut with several 1/2" rubber feet attached on the bottom and the I beam mounted on the top.


shaped kinda like that with the tapered side going under the booth with the I-Beam attached.

It with be sitting on top of carpet. I may also put a rug on top to dampen the vibration sound if it bothers me.

Any thoughts?

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Old 01-26-2013, 03:55 PM
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Project is complete. I used 3/4" birch 50"x30" platform for to stand on with an extra 8"x46" extrusion for the transducer to sit on. I used a Buttkicker LFE kit with the supplied 1000w amp and several of the rubber isolators. The extrusion slides under the booth so it is out of the way and so I don't kick the transducer. It still needs more tuning but so far it seems like a great solution for bass enhancement without bothering the misses or the neighbors. =)

One after thought is that the lowest frequencies can be felt best at the back end of the platform. I'm not sure what changes I can make to get it more in the standing position but I'm thinking extending the extrusion would help. At $50 for a sheet of plywood I can't try many options though. =(
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