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  • connecting bass shaker to a pc

    Posted by mleczko on April 13, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    hi all, my name is mleczko and i am new here 😀

    so i’ve got aurasound ast-2b-4 pro bass shaker tactile transducer and i want to connect it to my pc (mount to computer chair).

    i haven’t got a clue what cables do i need and how to connect it (i’ve got xonar d2x sound card and z906 logitech speaker system. it seems that i am gonna need an amplifier as well, what would be best? 

     

    thanks in advance for advice, ml.

    elliottdesigns replied 2 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 25 Replies
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  • 123toid

    Administrator
    April 13, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    @mleczko how does your z906 hook up to your sound card?  This will affect how we hook up the bass shaker. 

  • mleczko

    Member
    April 13, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    @123toid thanks for the quick reply

    atm i bypass the card and use it through motherboard

  • 123toid

    Administrator
    April 13, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    @mleczko

    Does it hook up with just one 3.5mm jack to the sound card?

  • mleczko

    Member
    April 13, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    @123toid 3 minijack cables

  • 123toid

    Administrator
    April 13, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    @mleczko

    We need more information to help you out.  Can you tell us where those cables plug into?

    Basically, on your new sound card, you will be hooking up the bass shaker in the sub/C output. That will run to your amplifier that powers your bass shaker. Either your left or right will send a subwoofer signal, so you may have to experiment with which sends the signal.  

  • mleczko

    Member
    April 14, 2020 at 8:35 am

    so cables from the speakers go into rear / csub and out minijacks

    turns out my soundcard needs floppy power cable which i need to buy seprately. any advice what cable to buy?

     

    thanks

  • elliottdesigns

    Member
    April 17, 2020 at 10:18 am

    @mleczko

    Any photographs or diagrams would be useful as I personally don’t understand what you are referring to. Just a bit more of a detailed explanation would be great if you could. 🙂

  • mleczko

    Member
    April 17, 2020 at 11:33 am

    @diyaudiphileelliottbridge

     

  • elliottdesigns

    Member
    April 17, 2020 at 11:40 am

    @mleczko

    Ok, you will want a stereo to mono splitter type jack and then get a mono amplifier rated at the right wattage for your bass shaker, hook the amp to your bass shaker. Then you are done. I’m not sure what you mean by the floppy power cable though. 🤔

  • mleczko

    Member
    April 17, 2020 at 11:43 am
    • @diyaudiphileelliottbridge

    Thanks for quick reply. It’s the cable to power the sound card, bought one but it’s wrong. I am quite retarded with those things, would u mind linking the right stuff I need to buy, amazon would be best? 

  • elliottdesigns

    Member
    April 17, 2020 at 11:48 am

    @mleczko

    Could you tell me which bass shaker you have? Also if you show a picture of what the socket looks like for that power cord you need to buy I might be able to recommend the right one. Just one more check: Are you planning to output the audio for the bass shaker out of the onboard audio (Centre/Sub) or your sound card?

    Edit: I just saw the previous posts, so just know that when you start using your sound card you will need yet another different cable (looks like RCA) for outputting the signal

  • mleczko

    Member
    April 17, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    @diyaudiphileelliottbridge

    shaker model is aurasound ast 2b 4 pro, sound card is xonar d2x. the power cable goes from psu (i think) to sound card, unfortunately my cx750 doesn’t have one. bought a couple, always wrong fs.

    i did do a bit of digging before posting here, and this is the list of parts i came up with:

    3.5mm to 2-Male RCA Adapter Cable

    Nobsound Mini Bluetooth Power Amplifier; Stereo Hi-Fi Digital Amp 2.0 Channel 50W×2

    Aux Cable 3.5mm Audio Cable

    does that sound right to you?

     

     

  • 123toid

    Administrator
    April 18, 2020 at 3:27 am

    @mleczko

     

    You can use the soundcard built into your motherboard.  One of those connections is labeled c/sub.  YOu need to split the sub signal, so that it will run to you logitech sub and your bass shaker.  At least that is the easiest way I can think of to do it. 

  • mleczko

    Member
    April 18, 2020 at 8:33 am

    @123toid OK, all I need basically is the list of things to buy, are my parts listed the right ones to buy? Plus what kind of splitter do I need? 

  • elliottdesigns

    Member
    April 18, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    @mleczko

    Are you using the logitech sub with the bass shaker? If so you need this cable and then follow the tutorial using the left output of the splitter (sub) to go into both channels of the amplifier:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=92&v=p1xNbFQ9zRE&feature=emb_title

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330825325514

    If not then still follow the link for the splitter but instead you will only need a mono amplifier.

    These chinese mini amps are generally over rated so if I were you I would go for a higher power one than 50W you do not want to go into amplifier clipping whilst trying to get more juice out of it. Other than that, looks good. You will also need speaker cable, this is a great cable made one myself.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyEexBJoR-E

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