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Recommended hardware setup for GameVibe

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by MarkusB, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. MarkusB

    MarkusB Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Dear GameVibe experts,

    I went through the GameVibe Manual with all its valuable configuration information.
    But since I have absolutely no experience in using butt kickers / bass shakers, I would appreciate some information on a recommended hardware setup.

    Ideally this would cover the following aspects:
    • Recommended amplifiers
    • Recommended crossovers, if needed
    • Recommended bass shakers
    • Schematic wiring of a multi bass shaker setup, including sound card <-> amplifier(s) <-> crossover(s) <-> bass shakers
    I saw the list of hardware from @Lol4, but did not find any information on the wiring aspects. Either I have overlooked it or it is considered too trivial to be mentioned. :)

    Thanks a lot in advance!
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  4. vthinsel

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    Well... I received my amp, and the 4 shakers. Now the question is where I could fit them on my "not 2 DOF yet" rig:

    Would the orange spot do the job ?

    upload_2018-3-14_23-21-44.png

    I'm currently printing a case for the amp, and I'm also planning to make an isolation for the shakers :

    upload_2018-3-14_23-23-18.png

    Any comments ? I'll post soon other pics of all vibe hardware I plan to use.

    Cheers
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  5. Lol4

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    I would attach as close to your body as possible. I cut out foam from seat base and have two tucked underneath in there in a diy custom made timber holder, they don't seem to overheat and you don't need them on full volume to get a good rumble. Leaves room for tuning between games and profiles