The ButtKicker has been tauted as one of the best inventions of the year a couple years ago by Time magazine and is even used as Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center on the Mission Space ride. Now you can have this technology in your home or better yet, your home theater.
Rather than vibrating cones to send out the low frequency sounds, the ButtKicker actually shakes and transforms the sounds into a tactile experience with a powerful piston. There are even options to attach to furniture such as a couch or home theater seating.
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Looking for the ultimate movie-watching experience? Then check out the ButtKickerÂ® LFE, a revolutionary home theater enhancement system that literally moves the furniture and floor with ground-shaking realism! Considered by many to be the holy grail of home theater components, the ButtKicker LFE infuses your existing home theater system with a powerful jolt of energy, literally bringing the audio soundtrack to life. Making it even better is the fact that this second-generation model is not only more powerful and more responsive than its predecessor, it’s also more affordable!
How does it work? Unlike typical loudspeakers that vibrate cones to send sound waves through the air, the ButtKicker LFE isolates low-frequency audio signals and transforms them into tactile vibrations with a powerful piston. The result is an amazing ability to shake the surface on which it’s mounted (i.e. the floor, sofa, or chair). No wonder it was named as one of the best inventions of the year by Time magazine!
Hook one up in your home theater and experience the power of the ButtKicker LFE for yourself. Pop Gladiator into your DVD player, and you’ll feel like you’re smack in the middle of the roaring crowd during the coliseum scenes. Watch the iceberg collision in Titanic and you’ll literally feel the ocean liner’s steel frame straining beneath you. So impressive is the experience that these units have even been integrated into the Mission Space ride at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center!
The ButtKicker LFE is also extremely spouse and neighbor friendly. Because the low end is effectively isolated to a specific area, it virtually eliminates low-end sound from “bleeding” into adjoining rooms or connected housing units. It’s also a great tool for night owls, since the increased tactile sensation reduces the need for subwoofer volume. You’ll still get the sensational experience you crave, but at volumes scarcely noticeable to family members sleeping in other rooms.
The ButtKicker LFE offers scores of improvements over the original, including an enhanced magnetic circuit that increases the unit’s overall efficiency and power, and reduces the amount of amplification it requires in certain installations. This efficiency increase makes the ButtKicker LFE even more responsive, with a tighter, “on-the-beat” transient response that even the most demanding home theater enthusiasts will appreciate. And although the piston weight has been slightly reduced, the ButtKicker LFE still moves the tremendous amount of mass it has become famous for. It’s also easier to mount now that the mounting feet have been incorporated directly into the housing.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)