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ButtKicker LFE Kit Review

by September 19, 2005
ButtKicker LFE Kit

ButtKicker LFE Kit

  • Product Name: LFE Kit
  • Manufacturer: ButtKicker
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: September 19, 2005 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 699

Power Amplifier:
Type: Class D, convection cooled
Power (4-ohms): 1100 watts
Power (2-ohms): 2100 watts
120/240 volt compatible 
Varible high cut-off: 40-160Hz
Low Cut: 25Hz switchable
Five way speaker binding posts
Inputs: RCA and 1/4-inch
Dimensions: 12" W x 4" H x 12" D
Weight: 25lbs

Low Frequency Shaker:
Frequency response: 5-200Hz
Impedance: 4-ohms
Power handling: 400-1500 watts
Dimensions: 6" W x 5" H  oval
Weight: 12 lbs

Kit Accessory Contents:
Mounting plate with rubber isolators
Mounting hardware and wrench
20' speaker cable
6' RCA interconnect
RCA "Y" interconnect
Installation instructions
Warranty card

Pros

  • Fun, cost effective upgrade for Home Theaters
  • Alternative LFE for apartment/condo installs
  • Very easy to install
  • Can be installed in any room or system
  • Excellent build quality
  • Kit contains everything for installation
  • Compact components
  • Many options available
  • Excellent customer support

Cons

  • No IR/RF control
  • Low quality Interconnect and "Y" splitter

Introduction

In the never-ending quest to upgrade our home theaters, sometimes it becomes difficult to find cost effective upgrades that actually enhance our systems. We all know that we want our systems' audio and video to appeal to our senses (sight and sound) and we want our lighting and seating to be just right. So, what are we missing? There is one sense that remains untapped for the majority: feeling.
About the author:

RLA Home Theater and Hi-Fi began as a hobby and has expanded into a business. Ray took his love of music and movies and turned it into his personal business to bring movie theater sound and quality into the homes of his customers. Ray brought great knowledge and expertise to us from a custom installer/integrator's perspective.

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