Empyrean Drums wrote:The 8-16 ohm is the minimum impedance (resistance varies with frequency) the amp is designed to run at, if you bridge two channels with a 4 ohm speaker it will run at 2 ohms.
Check this link, it exmplains it pretty well:
He's not wiring two together, so the impedance of the shaker wouldn't change, only the impedance that the amp is driving because it'll be sending exactly half. At least, that's how I was taught to do it by professional installers.
bermuda wrote:I'm not sure what that is, but it's not a Buttkicker. There have been several such drivers offered over the years, and only the Buttkicker is powerful enough to take on stage.
As for mounting, anything that attaches to the hardware or farther from the seat is not going to give the same thump as mounting directly to the seat. Here's mine before I mounted a 2nd one, and they fit very nicely:
The need (and idea) for a thumper goes back to the '70s, and required a cannister throne. Here's the one I used until 2004:
Apart from not liking a round seat, it was temperamental and seldom powerful enough for me. I was constanly trying to feed it more power, but only resulted in frying several speakers. While it was a better alternative to the volume of monitors, I wasn't happy and none of the 'shakers' on the market even came close to it. My search brought me to Buttkicker 5 years ago, and every time I play it's a treat.
Our crew invites anyone who's not familiar to sit on the seat and play the kick. Jaws drop. I should mention that the gals particularly enjoy it!
You use two? Holy crap! Hahaha.
I'd love to hit your kick pedal some time. I bet the ladies love it, too.
And what an odd contraption. I don't think I've ever seen a throne like that, that I paid attention to. It looks like a bass cannon with a seat.