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Thanks to BigBoss I found myself looking at The Buttkicker.  Has anyone had experience with the wireless version? Is it as good as the the more expensive Buttkicker LFE version? 

 

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RE: The Buttkicker wireless

Smile

Once you experience the buttkicker, you'll want to buy it!

Check some reviews of the wireless version:

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/281908/buttkicker-advance-wireless-kit...

http://www.amazon.com/ButtKicker-Wireless-Theater-Advance-Amplifier/dp/B...

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RE: The Buttkicker wireless

I'm with you on this, seems to be a big price difference between the wireless (£420) to the lfe (£625) version??? There doesn't seem to be a compare option. I might call the shaker centre tomorrow to quizz them. Will let you know

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RE: The Buttkicker wireless

LFEProduct SpecificationsButtKicker® LFE Transducer

Dimensions:5.375" H x 5.375" WFrequency Response:5 - 200 HzWeight:11 lbs / 5 kgsNominal Impedance:4 ohmsPower Handling:400 watts min.

Power Amplifier Specs

Dimensions:12" W x 12" L x 4" HWeight:25 lbs / 11.4 kgsPower Handling:1000 watts @ 4 ohms 1900 watts @ 2 ohms

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RE: The Buttkicker wireless

wirelessProduct Specifications

Kit Dimensions:18.5” L x 9.6” W x 18" HKit Weight:20 lbs / 9 kgsIncluded Documentation :Fully illustrated Quick Start Guide, Power Amplifier BKA300-4 Owner’s Manual, ButtKicker® Advance Owner’s Manual, Chair / Couch Accessory Kit Owner’s ManualWarranty:1 year limited warranty

Power Amplifier BKA300-4

Dimensions:8.25" L x 9.25" W x 3.5"HWeight:4.6lbs. / 2kgsPower Output:300 watts rms @ 4 ohms150 watts rms @ 2 ohms - 115V or 230VFrequency Response:10-300HzInput Sensitivity:100mVolt

Wireless

Frequency:2.4 GHz ISM band, FHSSUsage:WorldwideRange:Approx. 30' (9m) in normal / home environment

ButtKicker® Advance Transducer

Dimensions:6.125" W x 4.875" L x 4.375" HFrequency Response:5-200 HzWeight:4.5 lbs. / 2 kgs.Nominal Impedance:4 Ohm, inductivePower Handling:75 watt minimum / 400 watt maximum

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RE: The Buttkicker wireless

The main difference is the amplifier: 1000 watts vs 300 watts in the wireless kit.

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RE: The Buttkicker wireless

Yes the power was the major difference and it seems pretty substantial, but I wonder how much of that power you need?  I assume you have the LFE version bigboss?

I really don't fancy a wire draped across my floor Sad I read a review where an RF Link was used with the Buttkicker LFE, but i don't see the actual product on the Shaker Center site?Review in questionhttp://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_11_4/buttkicker-lfe-kit-12-2004.html

Thank you for the links I shal enjoy reading those :) 

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RE: The Buttkicker wireless

Yes, I've got the LFE version. The wire runs under the carpet in my house. I use less than a third of the power. So the wireless version should be fine. Besides, I think even in the wireless version, you can add more units if you don't think it's powerful enough.

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RE: The Buttkicker wireless

Perhaps that's where the LFE version has the advantage. More transducers will mean a greater demand in wattage?.... I could be wrong of course.  Time to call shaker center. 

It hurts to see the price difference between here and the states Sad

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RE: The Buttkicker wireless

duaplex wrote:

 

It hurts to see the price difference between here and the states Sad

Agreed. I bought the issue up on another forum with the makers of Buttkicker:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/subwoofers-tactile-transducers/1070934-wi...

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RE: The Buttkicker wireless

http://www.simw.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=buttkicker

Shipping is £35, being an EU country there should be import charge so £490 or so.

Best I could find, I too refuse to pay £625! 

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RE: The Buttkicker wireless

Just make sure you get the 240v version, as it's not switchable.

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RE: The Buttkicker wireless

Good feedback guys, bb as always very thorough Smile .

Now have a New Years resolution to get me a butt kicker, don't know when, need to work on the financial secretary Smile .

Btw bb, when I checked your link I felt like I had un-masked batman, initially thought you were Derek, until big boss showed up further down the thread rolling on the floor laughing

Duaplex, keep posting how you get on.

Cheers

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RE: The Buttkicker wireless

Sorry i meant to say there should be "no" import charges! I will ask about the version BB thanks for mentioning that :)lxd55 - I certainly will, I know what you mean about the financial secretary! I just invested in this TV and now I need another £500, when will it ever end banging head against wall  

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RE: The Buttkicker wireless

lxd55 wrote:
Now have a New Years resolution to get me a butt kicker, don't know when, need to work on the financial secretary Smile .

Make sure you ask for the buttkicker & not butt kicker, else you'll get something else! excellent!

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