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Buttkicker alternative? - Dayton BST-1

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by rkhanso, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. rkhanso


    Sep 28, 2011
    I was looking at Buttkickers, but they are rather expensive for our church to buy. Yes - they probably are the best you can get and fully worth it. The Buttkickers weigh 3x what the Dayton Audio transducers weigh.

    But for less $$ than it takes to buy a single Buttkicker, we can get 2 Dayton Audio BST-1 bass shakers and a 200w amp to run them. Parts-express has that for $207.

    Has anyone used the Dayton Audio versions for a stage setting (for us, church worship band) and give feeback on how well they work? I'd be making an isolated platform for the bass and one mounted to it. The other would go on the drummer throne.

  2. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Are they for the band or are you mounting them on the pews? :)

    Buttkickers have the mass because they need it.
    I don't know if you can get away with the Dayton but they're really made for Home theater.
  3. rkhanso


    Sep 28, 2011
    For the band - just me (bass) and the drummer.
    Was wondering if someone tried these for a musician type situation and if they worked satisfactorily.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2019
  4. Wasnex


    Dec 25, 2011
    I spec'd Aura 50W bass shaker for one my drummers who was using IEMs. I thought it was pretty weak, but she appreciated it.
    "Aura AST-2B-4 Pro Bass Shaker Tactile Transducer" from www.parts-express.com!

    The entry level Buttkicker starts at $90. 250W at 4 ohms. "ButtKicker BK-mini-LFE Mini Low Frequency Effect Transducer Bass Shaker" from www.parts-express.com!

    "Dayton Audio BST-1 High Power Pro Tactile Bass Shaker 50 Watts" from www.parts-express.com!

    I suggest you read through the reviews for each product and don't expect pro level performance from consumer level gear.
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