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Features

  • 90 watts at 2 ohms
  • Wired remote control
  • Mounting flanges for use with home theater seating
  • Digital; fanless; 120v ONLY
  • Pass-through outlet to daisy-chain multiple units

Description

For PC & Console Gaming and Digital Music-attaches to most center post chairs. Includes gamer, Gamer Amplifier and all wiring. 120V version, for North American use only. The ButtKicker BK-GR2 Gamer is awesome for gaming, simulation, computer entertainment, and digital music playback. This device works with all computer systems and all gaming consoles, and allows you to feel the gut-wrenching punch of machine-gun fire, the pounding of chopper blades, racing engines, gear-shifts, explosions and more. With the ButtKicker Gamer you can experience powerful bass even while you're using headphones. But what is it and how does it work? The ButtKicker is a small linear motor that reacts to an audio signal sent by an amplifier. The ButtKicker Gamer comes with its own 90-watt amplifier that is convection-cooled with vents so there’s no noisy fan. It also includes a wired remote control so you can stash the amp out of sight and still operate its core features. It is similar to a loudspeaker, but instead of a moving a cone and transferring sound waves through the air, the ButtKicker Gamer is attached to your seat and sends a low frequency sound directly into your body. The effect is amazing. The human body uses two senses to perceive full-range sound. We hear sound, but we also feel it, especially low frequencies. Traditionally it takes big speakers to move a tremendous amount of air for us to feel low frequency sound. That's why so many people love loud concerts -- they want to feel the music as well as hear it. The ButtKicker Gamer reproduces the feeling range of audio in a more direct way than through air movement. The perception is actually better, plus the sound pressure disappears. For example, when using headphones with the BK-GR2, you'll still perceive powerful, musically accurate, concert-level audio, but no one else will hear anything. The ButtKicker Gamer can take your gaming experience to an awesome level without angering your neighbors. To get the full effect of exciting, action-packed video game titles you'd normally need a huge audio entertainment system that you could pump up to a disturbing-the-peace level. The ButtKicker Gamer solves the problem and adds the big bass feeling without the giant, disruptive volume. Designed to be responsive and aggressive, the ButtKicker Gamer answers the need for both accurate low frequency response and maximum immersion. Video games, sim racing and flight simulators have never been so realistic or intense. What They're Saying From "iGames" magazine I wasn't sure what fate had in mind when I unpacked the Buttkicker and got it set up. I know that many of you think “buttkicker” and think of an older brother or cousin beating the tar out of you for no reason. No my friends, this is a device that enhances your overall “entertainment” experience by amplifying low frequency sounds and it connects to a chair. International Flight-Sim Convention The winner of this year's CES Innovation Award didn't go to some great computer device that makes computers quicker or quieter, or to anything with a lowercase I before it's name, but rather to a product that straps onto your chair, sends thumping vibrations through your seat. Hardware-Review.net: Buttkicker Gamer When you're gaming at LAN parties or with a bunch of friends in a garage or basement, using your 5.1 stereo sound system when you're fragging them isn't an option. So, what are you going to do when you want that "bass feel", but you have to use headphones? The ButtKicker Gamer was designed with this purpose in mind, and we just happen to have one on our test bench to review today. What's in the Box ButtKicker BK-GR2 gamer, Easy Clamp attachment mechanism, 90-watt amplifier with optional standing feet, 13.5-foot cable, RCA and mini Y adapters, five-foot RCA-to-RCA cable, five-foot RCA-to-mini cable, and two Velcro cable ties.


Product Dimensions 12.2 x 10.83 x 16.14 inches


Item Weight 10.56 pounds


ASIN B000AOTLP6


Item model number BK-GR2


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 211 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #56,781 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #427 in Audio Component Amplifiers


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 7, 2004


Manufacturer Buttkicker


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Features

  • 90 watts at 2 ohms
  • Wired remote control
  • Mounting flanges for use with home theater seating
  • Digital; fanless; 120v ONLY
  • Pass-through outlet to daisy-chain multiple units

Description

For PC & Console Gaming and Digital Music-attaches to most center post chairs. Includes gamer, Gamer Amplifier and all wiring. 120V version, for North American use only. The ButtKicker BK-GR2 Gamer is awesome for gaming, simulation, computer entertainment, and digital music playback. This device works with all computer systems and all gaming consoles, and allows you to feel the gut-wrenching punch of machine-gun fire, the pounding of chopper blades, racing engines, gear-shifts, explosions and more. With the ButtKicker Gamer you can experience powerful bass even while you're using headphones. But what is it and how does it work? The ButtKicker is a small linear motor that reacts to an audio signal sent by an amplifier. The ButtKicker Gamer comes with its own 90-watt amplifier that is convection-cooled with vents so there’s no noisy fan. It also includes a wired remote control so you can stash the amp out of sight and still operate its core features. It is similar to a loudspeaker, but instead of a moving a cone and transferring sound waves through the air, the ButtKicker Gamer is attached to your seat and sends a low frequency sound directly into your body. The effect is amazing. The human body uses two senses to perceive full-range sound. We hear sound, but we also feel it, especially low frequencies. Traditionally it takes big speakers to move a tremendous amount of air for us to feel low frequency sound. That's why so many people love loud concerts -- they want to feel the music as well as hear it. The ButtKicker Gamer reproduces the feeling range of audio in a more direct way than through air movement. The perception is actually better, plus the sound pressure disappears. For example, when using headphones with the BK-GR2, you'll still perceive powerful, musically accurate, concert-level audio, but no one else will hear anything. The ButtKicker Gamer can take your gaming experience to an awesome level without angering your neighbors. To get the full effect of exciting, action-packed video game titles you'd normally need a huge audio entertainment system that you could pump up to a disturbing-the-peace level. The ButtKicker Gamer solves the problem and adds the big bass feeling without the giant, disruptive volume. Designed to be responsive and aggressive, the ButtKicker Gamer answers the need for both accurate low frequency response and maximum immersion. Video games, sim racing and flight simulators have never been so realistic or intense. What They're Saying From "iGames" magazine I wasn't sure what fate had in mind when I unpacked the Buttkicker and got it set up. I know that many of you think “buttkicker” and think of an older brother or cousin beating the tar out of you for no reason. No my friends, this is a device that enhances your overall “entertainment” experience by amplifying low frequency sounds and it connects to a chair. International Flight-Sim Convention The winner of this year's CES Innovation Award didn't go to some great computer device that makes computers quicker or quieter, or to anything with a lowercase I before it's name, but rather to a product that straps onto your chair, sends thumping vibrations through your seat. Hardware-Review.net: Buttkicker Gamer When you're gaming at LAN parties or with a bunch of friends in a garage or basement, using your 5.1 stereo sound system when you're fragging them isn't an option. So, what are you going to do when you want that "bass feel", but you have to use headphones? The ButtKicker Gamer was designed with this purpose in mind, and we just happen to have one on our test bench to review today. What's in the Box ButtKicker BK-GR2 gamer, Easy Clamp attachment mechanism, 90-watt amplifier with optional standing feet, 13.5-foot cable, RCA and mini Y adapters, five-foot RCA-to-RCA cable, five-foot RCA-to-mini cable, and two Velcro cable ties.


Product Dimensions 12.2 x 10.83 x 16.14 inches


Item Weight 10.56 pounds


ASIN B000AOTLP6


Item model number BK-GR2


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 211 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #56,781 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #427 in Audio Component Amplifiers


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 7, 2004


Manufacturer Buttkicker


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • 90 watts at 2 ohms
  • Wired remote control
  • Mounting flanges for use with home theater seating
  • Digital; fanless; 120v ONLY
  • Pass-through outlet to daisy-chain multiple units

Description

For PC & Console Gaming and Digital Music-attaches to most center post chairs. Includes gamer, Gamer Amplifier and all wiring. 120V version, for North American use only. The ButtKicker BK-GR2 Gamer is awesome for gaming, simulation, computer entertainment, and digital music playback. This device works with all computer systems and all gaming consoles, and allows you to feel the gut-wrenching punch of machine-gun fire, the pounding of chopper blades, racing engines, gear-shifts, explosions and more. With the ButtKicker Gamer you can experience powerful bass even while you're using headphones. But what is it and how does it work? The ButtKicker is a small linear motor that reacts to an audio signal sent by an amplifier. The ButtKicker Gamer comes with its own 90-watt amplifier that is convection-cooled with vents so there’s no noisy fan. It also includes a wired remote control so you can stash the amp out of sight and still operate its core features. It is similar to a loudspeaker, but instead of a moving a cone and transferring sound waves through the air, the ButtKicker Gamer is attached to your seat and sends a low frequency sound directly into your body. The effect is amazing. The human body uses two senses to perceive full-range sound. We hear sound, but we also feel it, especially low frequencies. Traditionally it takes big speakers to move a tremendous amount of air for us to feel low frequency sound. That's why so many people love loud concerts -- they want to feel the music as well as hear it. The ButtKicker Gamer reproduces the feeling range of audio in a more direct way than through air movement. The perception is actually better, plus the sound pressure disappears. For example, when using headphones with the BK-GR2, you'll still perceive powerful, musically accurate, concert-level audio, but no one else will hear anything. The ButtKicker Gamer can take your gaming experience to an awesome level without angering your neighbors. To get the full effect of exciting, action-packed video game titles you'd normally need a huge audio entertainment system that you could pump up to a disturbing-the-peace level. The ButtKicker Gamer solves the problem and adds the big bass feeling without the giant, disruptive volume. Designed to be responsive and aggressive, the ButtKicker Gamer answers the need for both accurate low frequency response and maximum immersion. Video games, sim racing and flight simulators have never been so realistic or intense. What They're Saying From "iGames" magazine I wasn't sure what fate had in mind when I unpacked the Buttkicker and got it set up. I know that many of you think “buttkicker” and think of an older brother or cousin beating the tar out of you for no reason. No my friends, this is a device that enhances your overall “entertainment” experience by amplifying low frequency sounds and it connects to a chair. International Flight-Sim Convention The winner of this year's CES Innovation Award didn't go to some great computer device that makes computers quicker or quieter, or to anything with a lowercase I before it's name, but rather to a product that straps onto your chair, sends thumping vibrations through your seat. Hardware-Review.net: Buttkicker Gamer When you're gaming at LAN parties or with a bunch of friends in a garage or basement, using your 5.1 stereo sound system when you're fragging them isn't an option. So, what are you going to do when you want that "bass feel", but you have to use headphones? The ButtKicker Gamer was designed with this purpose in mind, and we just happen to have one on our test bench to review today. What's in the Box ButtKicker BK-GR2 gamer, Easy Clamp attachment mechanism, 90-watt amplifier with optional standing feet, 13.5-foot cable, RCA and mini Y adapters, five-foot RCA-to-RCA cable, five-foot RCA-to-mini cable, and two Velcro cable ties.


Product Dimensions 12.2 x 10.83 x 16.14 inches


Item Weight 10.56 pounds


ASIN B000AOTLP6


Item model number BK-GR2


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 211 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #56,781 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #427 in Audio Component Amplifiers


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 7, 2004


Manufacturer Buttkicker


abunda_amazon_reviews Great idea. Great feedback. Loved it, for about 2 months. Then the amp when up in smoke, literally. Not happy. I usually check this stuff out pretty good first but somehow missed the amp issues. Went like this... Had VR headset on and thought I heard a 'pop'. I thought it was the fuse (they have a replacement fuse in the unit), so I replaced it. Turned it on, this time while watching it, and I see a BIG spark and another loud pop, followed but more smoke. I miss the feature (flight sim feedback) but this equipment may just border on un-safe? Beware.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Works great, until the amp goes 'poof';;Jeffrey A Ross;;;I play DCS Flight sim, especially the F-14 module which has some amazing after-burner power effects. I really love the extra immersion from this device. There is after market software which no doubt helps especially on racing sims, but I am able to adjust the high and low cut off switches and volume such that I now feel that powerful after burner kick it and its an amazing feeling. Adjusting it takes a little practice - there's not much to it but you need to find the right settings for your situation. In th F-14 I now 'feel' taxing, runway, take off, gear up/down, brakes and guns. BTW, I am using VR which makes it even more of a blast. You don't want to over do it - it has a red flashing led if you have too much energy in the vibrations. And don't forget to adjust the in game audio - you don't want vocals to be activating it. It's a bit of a balancing act but it isn't all that hard. As far as installation goes, it was a 15 minute job and 10 minutes of that was reading the directions. If you are in VR, make sure you place it where your hands can find the big twisty knob and the volume buttons just in case you have to adjust them in-flight. Glad I got it.;;Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Easy to Install and Great for Flight Simming Right Out of the Box;;RickiDoo;;;What I didn't like is the Amplifier after connecting the PS 3 to the Amp and flipping the power switch on the back of the amp on a red power light came on when pushing the front power switch on an electrical zap sound fallowed with sparks and puffs of smoke coming out of vents . Check fuse , its blown ,change fuse push volume down button several time which their is no way to tell if volume is up or down other than trial and error but after pushing the volume down button multiple times and putting the other buttons at low settings push the front switch which shows a red power light on and again electrical short circuit sound with sparks and smoke and blown fuse . Bought new fuses recheck all connections push on power switch and i get sparks and smoke from amp . For a $150.00+ Amp it should not be having these problems . It seams this amp is well known for having issues . Looks like Buttkicker Gamer 2 hasn't fixed the problem yet . I wanted to use it for my cockpit simulator but instead I'll have to look for a different brand and make of base shaker transducer . Hopefully with out the added problems that came with this one .;;Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Amplifier is faulty;;torch;;;If you are looking for a turn key solution for a post type office chair then this might be the ticket. However if you don't have a post type chair and are willing to connect a couple speaker wires and put in a couple screws I'd save money and look elsewhere. I bought it for my sim rig and for that purpose it works pretty well. At the moment I'm running simple audio through it. iRacing probably has the best effects from it's straight audio. You feel the road surface, engine revs, gear shifts, curbs, etc... The other sims like Assetto Corsa, Project Cars 2 and so forth all have some effect from the audio but it varies in quality from okay to awful which is probably why I'll upgrade to simVibe to drive this in the future. Forza 7(PC) actually has pretty good effects from it's straight audio IMHO but then it's not exactly a sim. I've tried it with other games like Destiny 2 and it adds a little bit but I could take it or leave it. As far as movies I felt the vibrations were simply too muddled to really correlate to what you were hearing for it to be a convincing effect. I didn't feel like I was feeling an explosion. Just feeling some vibration that happen to coincide with the explosion I was seeing and hearing. Pretty much the same thing with he games. I think to get a convincing effect the sound tracks have to be created with base shakers in mind like the sim developers do. For example Forza 7 has confetti cannons that go off at the end of a race. You feel the thumps of those cannons firing in a convincing way but I never feel that in movies or other games. There are some questionable constructions choices that were made with this unit too. Particularly the cable (speaker wire) that connects the shaker. The rear panel connector is this huge banana jack monstrosity that sticks out like 3" and is made with really cheesy heat shrink instead of an actual over-molded connector. Just looks and feels really amateurish. Felt like I was back in my first year electronics courses watching the new students turn in their first projects when I looked at that connector. And then on the other end of that same cable is a two pin round connector with zero mechanical keying to align to the two half's of the connector in the proper orientation for mating. Their method to key the connector is to make one pin ever so slightly bigger then the other. So every time you have to hook up the cable to your chair, which will be often, you have to fiddle with this connector to get it aligned properly before you can mate it together and forget about doing it in a dim room as you have to be able to disgusted which of the pins and holes is slightly larger then the other. And this connector is over molder but badly so you have this round collar that is not exactly round which makes it even harder to engage. That's a lot of issues for one cable! Having the remote control is nice but it would have been better if it plugged in from the back like the rest of the cables. There would be no reason to ever unplug the remote except the one they created by making it plug into the front. Again just questionable and a bit amateurish design choices. If I had a word of advice for the Buttkicker engineers it would be to stick with the transducers and let someone else worry about the amps and how to connect them. But if need a turn key solution and you have a post type chair that you use for racing sims and don't expect much else from it and have some extra money to burn and don't mind some questionable design choices and a fiddly cable then this might be the Buttkicker for you. But if you don't check ALL those boxes I'd look elsewhere.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2018;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Works well but over priced and limited application;;Random name;;;This butt kicker 2 does the job great. Has great strength but I find it woks better if you connect it to a home theater receiver sub-out rather than connecting it via the other auto hook-ups because you would find that the Butt Kicker itself would get hot too fast, overheat and not work for about an hour. I am sure this is a safety feature to protect it and that is good but as I say, just connect it to audio receiver pre-sub out. Make sure when you connect the cable from the sub woofer to the back of the butt kicker amplifier make sure you connect positive positive and minus correctly. YouTube it or just study the cable. Things I don't like: remote cable which hooks into the butt kicker amplifier is a great idea, but when you hit the plus or minus on the remote control, you don't know what setting it is on. You can just press it to infinity. The cable itself from the remote is poor design and drops out the socket of the butt kicker amplifier. I use it with my XBOX with a ONKYO receiver and Forza and my Fanatic wheel and I love it.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Works good with pre-sub out.;;OhioGirl

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Top Amazon Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeffrey A Ross - Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2019
Works great, until the amp goes 'poof'
Great idea. Great feedback. Loved it, for about 2 months. Then the amp when up in smoke, literally. Not happy. I usually check this stuff out pretty good first but somehow missed the amp issues. Went like this... Had VR headset on and thought I heard a 'pop'. I thought it was the fuse (they have a replacement fuse in the unit), so I replaced it. Turned it on, this time while watching it, and I see a BIG spark and another loud pop, followed but more smoke. I miss the feature (flight sim feedback) but this equipment may just border on un-safe? Beware.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By RickiDoo - Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2019
Easy to Install and Great for Flight Simming Right Out of the Box
I play DCS Flight sim, especially the F-14 module which has some amazing after-burner power effects. I really love the extra immersion from this device. There is after market software which no doubt helps especially on racing sims, but I am able to adjust the high and low cut off switches and volume such that I now feel that powerful after burner kick it and its an amazing feeling. Adjusting it takes a little practice - there's not much to it but you need to find the right settings for your situation. In th F-14 I now 'feel' taxing, runway, take off, gear up/down, brakes and guns. BTW, I am using VR which makes it even more of a blast. You don't want to over do it - it has a red flashing led if you have too much energy in the vibrations. And don't forget to adjust the in game audio - you don't want vocals to be activating it. It's a bit of a balancing act but it isn't all that hard. As far as installation goes, it was a 15 minute job and 10 minutes of that was reading the directions. If you are in VR, make sure you place it where your hands can find the big twisty knob and the volume buttons just in case you have to adjust them in-flight. Glad I got it.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By torch - Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2019
Amplifier is faulty
What I didn't like is the Amplifier after connecting the PS 3 to the Amp and flipping the power switch on the back of the amp on a red power light came on when pushing the front power switch on an electrical zap sound fallowed with sparks and puffs of smoke coming out of vents . Check fuse , its blown ,change fuse push volume down button several time which their is no way to tell if volume is up or down other than trial and error but after pushing the volume down button multiple times and putting the other buttons at low settings push the front switch which shows a red power light on and again electrical short circuit sound with sparks and smoke and blown fuse . Bought new fuses recheck all connections push on power switch and i get sparks and smoke from amp . For a $150.00+ Amp it should not be having these problems . It seams this amp is well known for having issues . Looks like Buttkicker Gamer 2 hasn't fixed the problem yet . I wanted to use it for my cockpit simulator but instead I'll have to look for a different brand and make of base shaker transducer . Hopefully with out the added problems that came with this one .

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Random name - Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2018
Works well but over priced and limited application
If you are looking for a turn key solution for a post type office chair then this might be the ticket. However if you don't have a post type chair and are willing to connect a couple speaker wires and put in a couple screws I'd save money and look elsewhere. I bought it for my sim rig and for that purpose it works pretty well. At the moment I'm running simple audio through it. iRacing probably has the best effects from it's straight audio. You feel the road surface, engine revs, gear shifts, curbs, etc... The other sims like Assetto Corsa, Project Cars 2 and so forth all have some effect from the audio but it varies in quality from okay to awful which is probably why I'll upgrade to simVibe to drive this in the future. Forza 7(PC) actually has pretty good effects from it's straight audio IMHO but then it's not exactly a sim. I've tried it with other games like Destiny 2 and it adds a little bit but I could take it or leave it. As far as movies I felt the vibrations were simply too muddled to really correlate to what you were hearing for it to be a convincing effect. I didn't feel like I was feeling an explosion. Just feeling some vibration that happen to coincide with the explosion I was seeing and hearing. Pretty much the same thing with he games. I think to get a convincing effect the sound tracks have to be created with base shakers in mind like the sim developers do. For example Forza 7 has confetti cannons that go off at the end of a race. You feel the thumps of those cannons firing in a convincing way but I never feel that in movies or other games. There are some questionable constructions choices that were made with this unit too. Particularly the cable (speaker wire) that connects the shaker. The rear panel connector is this huge banana jack monstrosity that sticks out like 3" and is made with really cheesy heat shrink instead of an actual over-molded connector. Just looks and feels really amateurish. Felt like I was back in my first year electronics courses watching the new students turn in their first projects when I looked at that connector. And then on the other end of that same cable is a two pin round connector with zero mechanical keying to align to the two half's of the connector in the proper orientation for mating. Their method to key the connector is to make one pin ever so slightly bigger then the other. So every time you have to hook up the cable to your chair, which will be often, you have to fiddle with this connector to get it aligned properly before you can mate it together and forget about doing it in a dim room as you have to be able to disgusted which of the pins and holes is slightly larger then the other. And this connector is over molder but badly so you have this round collar that is not exactly round which makes it even harder to engage. That's a lot of issues for one cable! Having the remote control is nice but it would have been better if it plugged in from the back like the rest of the cables. There would be no reason to ever unplug the remote except the one they created by making it plug into the front. Again just questionable and a bit amateurish design choices. If I had a word of advice for the Buttkicker engineers it would be to stick with the transducers and let someone else worry about the amps and how to connect them. But if need a turn key solution and you have a post type chair that you use for racing sims and don't expect much else from it and have some extra money to burn and don't mind some questionable design choices and a fiddly cable then this might be the Buttkicker for you. But if you don't check ALL those boxes I'd look elsewhere.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By OhioGirl - Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2018
Works good with pre-sub out.
This butt kicker 2 does the job great. Has great strength but I find it woks better if you connect it to a home theater receiver sub-out rather than connecting it via the other auto hook-ups because you would find that the Butt Kicker itself would get hot too fast, overheat and not work for about an hour. I am sure this is a safety feature to protect it and that is good but as I say, just connect it to audio receiver pre-sub out. Make sure when you connect the cable from the sub woofer to the back of the butt kicker amplifier make sure you connect positive positive and minus correctly. YouTube it or just study the cable. Things I don't like: remote cable which hooks into the butt kicker amplifier is a great idea, but when you hit the plus or minus on the remote control, you don't know what setting it is on. You can just press it to infinity. The cable itself from the remote is poor design and drops out the socket of the butt kicker amplifier. I use it with my XBOX with a ONKYO receiver and Forza and my Fanatic wheel and I love it.

Recent Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeffrey A Ross - Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2019
Works great, until the amp goes 'poof'
Great idea. Great feedback. Loved it, for about 2 months. Then the amp when up in smoke, literally. Not happy. I usually check this stuff out pretty good first but somehow missed the amp issues. Went like this... Had VR headset on and thought I heard a 'pop'. I thought it was the fuse (they have a replacement fuse in the unit), so I replaced it. Turned it on, this time while watching it, and I see a BIG spark and another loud pop, followed but more smoke. I miss the feature (flight sim feedback) but this equipment may just border on un-safe? Beware.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By RickiDoo - Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2019
Easy to Install and Great for Flight Simming Right Out of the Box
I play DCS Flight sim, especially the F-14 module which has some amazing after-burner power effects. I really love the extra immersion from this device. There is after market software which no doubt helps especially on racing sims, but I am able to adjust the high and low cut off switches and volume such that I now feel that powerful after burner kick it and its an amazing feeling. Adjusting it takes a little practice - there's not much to it but you need to find the right settings for your situation. In th F-14 I now 'feel' taxing, runway, take off, gear up/down, brakes and guns. BTW, I am using VR which makes it even more of a blast. You don't want to over do it - it has a red flashing led if you have too much energy in the vibrations. And don't forget to adjust the in game audio - you don't want vocals to be activating it. It's a bit of a balancing act but it isn't all that hard. As far as installation goes, it was a 15 minute job and 10 minutes of that was reading the directions. If you are in VR, make sure you place it where your hands can find the big twisty knob and the volume buttons just in case you have to adjust them in-flight. Glad I got it.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By torch - Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2019
Amplifier is faulty
What I didn't like is the Amplifier after connecting the PS 3 to the Amp and flipping the power switch on the back of the amp on a red power light came on when pushing the front power switch on an electrical zap sound fallowed with sparks and puffs of smoke coming out of vents . Check fuse , its blown ,change fuse push volume down button several time which their is no way to tell if volume is up or down other than trial and error but after pushing the volume down button multiple times and putting the other buttons at low settings push the front switch which shows a red power light on and again electrical short circuit sound with sparks and smoke and blown fuse . Bought new fuses recheck all connections push on power switch and i get sparks and smoke from amp . For a $150.00+ Amp it should not be having these problems . It seams this amp is well known for having issues . Looks like Buttkicker Gamer 2 hasn't fixed the problem yet . I wanted to use it for my cockpit simulator but instead I'll have to look for a different brand and make of base shaker transducer . Hopefully with out the added problems that came with this one .

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Random name - Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2018
Works well but over priced and limited application
If you are looking for a turn key solution for a post type office chair then this might be the ticket. However if you don't have a post type chair and are willing to connect a couple speaker wires and put in a couple screws I'd save money and look elsewhere. I bought it for my sim rig and for that purpose it works pretty well. At the moment I'm running simple audio through it. iRacing probably has the best effects from it's straight audio. You feel the road surface, engine revs, gear shifts, curbs, etc... The other sims like Assetto Corsa, Project Cars 2 and so forth all have some effect from the audio but it varies in quality from okay to awful which is probably why I'll upgrade to simVibe to drive this in the future. Forza 7(PC) actually has pretty good effects from it's straight audio IMHO but then it's not exactly a sim. I've tried it with other games like Destiny 2 and it adds a little bit but I could take it or leave it. As far as movies I felt the vibrations were simply too muddled to really correlate to what you were hearing for it to be a convincing effect. I didn't feel like I was feeling an explosion. Just feeling some vibration that happen to coincide with the explosion I was seeing and hearing. Pretty much the same thing with he games. I think to get a convincing effect the sound tracks have to be created with base shakers in mind like the sim developers do. For example Forza 7 has confetti cannons that go off at the end of a race. You feel the thumps of those cannons firing in a convincing way but I never feel that in movies or other games. There are some questionable constructions choices that were made with this unit too. Particularly the cable (speaker wire) that connects the shaker. The rear panel connector is this huge banana jack monstrosity that sticks out like 3" and is made with really cheesy heat shrink instead of an actual over-molded connector. Just looks and feels really amateurish. Felt like I was back in my first year electronics courses watching the new students turn in their first projects when I looked at that connector. And then on the other end of that same cable is a two pin round connector with zero mechanical keying to align to the two half's of the connector in the proper orientation for mating. Their method to key the connector is to make one pin ever so slightly bigger then the other. So every time you have to hook up the cable to your chair, which will be often, you have to fiddle with this connector to get it aligned properly before you can mate it together and forget about doing it in a dim room as you have to be able to disgusted which of the pins and holes is slightly larger then the other. And this connector is over molder but badly so you have this round collar that is not exactly round which makes it even harder to engage. That's a lot of issues for one cable! Having the remote control is nice but it would have been better if it plugged in from the back like the rest of the cables. There would be no reason to ever unplug the remote except the one they created by making it plug into the front. Again just questionable and a bit amateurish design choices. If I had a word of advice for the Buttkicker engineers it would be to stick with the transducers and let someone else worry about the amps and how to connect them. But if need a turn key solution and you have a post type chair that you use for racing sims and don't expect much else from it and have some extra money to burn and don't mind some questionable design choices and a fiddly cable then this might be the Buttkicker for you. But if you don't check ALL those boxes I'd look elsewhere.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By OhioGirl - Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2018
Works good with pre-sub out.
This butt kicker 2 does the job great. Has great strength but I find it woks better if you connect it to a home theater receiver sub-out rather than connecting it via the other auto hook-ups because you would find that the Butt Kicker itself would get hot too fast, overheat and not work for about an hour. I am sure this is a safety feature to protect it and that is good but as I say, just connect it to audio receiver pre-sub out. Make sure when you connect the cable from the sub woofer to the back of the butt kicker amplifier make sure you connect positive positive and minus correctly. YouTube it or just study the cable. Things I don't like: remote cable which hooks into the butt kicker amplifier is a great idea, but when you hit the plus or minus on the remote control, you don't know what setting it is on. You can just press it to infinity. The cable itself from the remote is poor design and drops out the socket of the butt kicker amplifier. I use it with my XBOX with a ONKYO receiver and Forza and my Fanatic wheel and I love it.