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Thursday, May 19, 2005
Picked up a new receiver for my couch hack
I just about have all of the pieces for the bass shaker couch hack.

After failing to find a cheap 2-channel receiver (50 watts per channel or less) on eBay for a decent price (everybody wanted $20 or more for shipping), I decided to check out ShopOnkyo.com. I purchased my current 6.1 receiver and speakers from them and got a ridiculously good deal.

I was able to pick up their TX-8211 receiver, which lists for about $250, for around $80 and that included shipping and tax.

I'm sure some of you (including my wife) are asking why the heck I needed another receiver.

My plan is to not only use the TX-8211 to power the bass shakers in the couch, but to also use it to power the speakers I will be installing on the patio at the new house. I figure $80 for a $250 receiver is a pretty good deal.

About Shawn Morton

Married father of 6; VP of Social Media at JPMorgan Chase; gluten-free; gadget enthusiast; hair metal aficionado; #Movember man View more on LinkedIn.