Amplifiers for 4 x Daytona TT25-8 Pucks

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  1. Tony Bew

    Tony Bew
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    I have a Next Level Racing Platform v3 with Butt Kicker installed on mount at the back of the unit. My rig works really well at the moment but I wanted to experiment with more tactile outputs.

    I have ordered 4 x Daytona TT25-8 Pucks to try to add them tom my rig. I have read a lot of stuff on setups etc but I know nothing about sound really so the amplifier(s) I will need to run the pucks are a complete mystery to me. I was really never into home audio systems.

    There are all sorts of mini amplifiers available cheap (even down here in New Zealand) that come from China and that run off 12v or 14.4v supplies that are mainly sold for car stereos. These come with up to 4 speaker outputs. Would these amplifiers drive the pucks? or would it be better to pick up an old 240v amplifier with right and left speaker outputs and use that somehow? Or should I just bite the bullet and import a Daytona amp and if so which one.

    Also can I use an Asus Xonar U7 USB sound card as the sound source for the pucks?

    Any help with this would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jurld

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    According to Parts Express, these pucks handle ~ 15W rms and have an impedance of 8 ohms. Your choice of amp will depend on how you wire them. The network of 4 speakers could present anywhere from 2 to 32 ohms to your amplifier, but almost any amp you are going to consider will want to see 8 or 4 or maybe 2 ohms.

    To get the most out of your pucks, you want to be sure your amp can supply a total of at least 60W rms and 120W max to whatever impedance your pucks present. Look for a total harmonic distortion spec of < 1% for the 60W power level.

    You can use output(s) from the sound card as a signal source for any amplifier. The Xonar U7 appears to be a 7.1 sound card. What channels do you want to send to the pucks? Separate/combined channels to each puck, or just the LFE? A lot will depend on that, too.
     
  3. Mr Latte

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    One choice comes to mind, bit restricting in power for Buttkickers but is a good compact option for 8ohm Pucks you have and other popular 4ohm transducers like the ADX Maximus, Reckhorn, or Clark TST units.

    THIS

    INFO

    Most tactile are 4ohm and car-based amps will typically use 4ohms as well.
    The Dayton Pucks do make things a little trickier but this amp linked will support 4 & 8 ohms with 4 channels in one box solution.

    If its any help do be aware of other units that can bring up problems as also finding 2ohm capable amps is not easy .....

    Popular 2ohm Tactile Units:
    Buttkicker Gamer
    Buttkicker Mini Concert
    Buttkicker Concert (Large)

    8 & 16ohm
    Dayton Puck
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2018 at 00:19
  4. Tony Bew

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    Thanks for replying. I obviously have a lot to learn.
     
  5. Tony Bew

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    Thanks for reply. More to learn.
     
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