$100 to $200
ButtKicker Mini Power Amplifier
Feel What You’ve Been Missing
The ButtKicker brand has been shaking up the entertainment experience since 1999 with their state-of-the-art bass technology. Using low frequency transducers to emphasize the rumble instead of the racket of the traditional subwoofer, they offer powerful chair-rattling impact at a small size and reasonable price. Available by the piece or by the kit, ButtKicker products can be mixed to match any consumer. Don’t worry about maintenance, either. These transducers are made from quality material and are designed to last. They have been used and loved by the most demanding professionals in music, gaming, and home theater installation. All ButtKicker products also feature a one year warranty.
The Strong, Silent Type
All of ButtKicker’s silent subwoofers are passive, which means they need a power source to operate. It is possible to find a compatible amplifier on your own, but the ButtKicker BKA-130-OE makes finding the right powered amplifier easy. This 90 watt device is all you need to quickly get your Mini-LFEs or Mini-CTs up and running. It can support up to two Mini-style transducers. The ButtKicker website offers a handy chart to ensure you find the right amplifier for your system.
Installation is simple. Connect the BKA-130-OE to the subwoofer output on your receiver. If you have a separate subwoofer as well, a splitter cable will help you support both pieces of equipment. In addition to the RCA input, this amplifier also has an RCA output to allow for daisy-chaining more than one together. Then run speaker wire from the amplifier to your individual transducers using speaker wire. 14-gauge is perfect for most projects, but you may need 12-gauge wire for longer runs. It also comes with a wired remote to make volume and setting adjustments easy.