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Crowson Technology Motion Actuator Kit Review

by May 05, 2006
  • Product Name: Crowson Technology Motion Actuator Kit
  • Manufacturer: Crowson Technology
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: May 05, 2006 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 1397
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Tactile special effects transducer system
TES-100 Transducer
Dimensions (HWD) 1 x 4.8 x 5.7-inches
Weight (lbs) 3.5
Impedance 6 Ohms
Frequency Response 1Hz to 500Hz
Minimum power recommendation 50 watts
Maximum power recommendation 500 watts
Gold plated binding posts push compression accepts 10 gauge wire

A200 Amplifier
Dimensions (HWD) 3.5 x 19 x 5.7-inches
Weight (lbs) 12
Power output 85 watts RMS into 6 ohms per channel
Input connections RCA and ¼-inch TRS balanced
Output connections 5-way speaker binding posts and ¼”
Sensitivity 0.1volt for peak output
Frequency response Down to 1Hz +/- 1dB
Low pass filter 200Hz
Power input 120 VAC or 230 VAC

BMP-3S Pre-amp
Dimensions (HWD) 3.6 x 2.0 x 4.8-inches
Weight (lbs) 1.5
Inputs: 3 RCA unbalanced right, left and LFE
Outputs: 3 RCA unbalanced right, left and Mono
Controls: Low pass filter 20Hz-500Hz variable
Gain: -20dB (min) to +20dB (max) variable
Power: 12 VDC 100mA power supply adapter (wall wart)

Pros

  • The best transducer we have evaluated to date
  • Elegant audiophile design
  • Small unobtrusive integration
  • Huge wow effect
  • Excellent build quality
  • Will integrate in any system
  • Made in the USA

Cons

  • Amp and pre amp are pricey considering power output
  • Not enough isolators included in kit
  • No remote control for gain
  • LED’s on amp and pre amp won’t shut off or dim

Introduction

Motion actuators and tactile transducers can be a quick, easy and effective way to add fun and excitement to your home theater system.

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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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