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However, I’m just not sure $3-$5k is worth it just yet, since there aren’t any sound healing table sessions available in my area, except for Tibetan bowl manual style.
DIY Sound Healing Table Progress
My current setup in my bedroom, consists of a lower end massage table, and a used relax the back style zero gravity chair that I use for naps, meditations, and to test all my devices on. (I should have noted this somewhere before… I experiment with a ton of meditation devices, including brain tuners, neurophone, on skin vibration transducers like the uriel tones, light and sound machines like the david, binaural beats, isochronic tones, etc….)
My plan is to mount my resonators to the bottom of the massage table, after fabricating mounting plats to bolt them too. This is kind of a cheaper massage table, so the backing on the padded panels is pretty thin. I don’t think I can get I beam shakers to mount securely long term without an additional bracket or mounting plate with larger surface area.
In my spare time I’ve been cutting some prefab shapes to experiment with this, but it’s not done yet to test out.
My Hesitation On Using I Beam Resonators For Sound Healing
The other thing stopping me from using the Rockford Fosgate transducers, is they’re really just intended to be bass shakers used in a couch for a home theater setup.
I’m not 100% confident that they’ll cover the frequency range needed for all of my meditation tracks and frequencies that I like. Not to mention, they’re $300 + each, and you still have to pair them with one or two amps, depending on how many you decide to use.
Then does stereo and mono come into play? How does that affect the input on the body? Is it even an issue? These are all things I do not know, but contribute to taking even longer researching and trying to figure out the best combo without wasting thousands of dollars on more than one setup.
I Gave Up On The Sound Healing Chair For Now
I kind of put the sound healing chair on the back burner for now. My original plan, was to have two sets of resonators, one mounted on the table, and one mounted on the chair. Then save money by using the same equipment to power both, depending on the day.
I was able to track down the $3,500 relax the back chair used on craigslist for $500… the only trouble is, there is a frame underneath, and not every surface is flat to mount ibeam resonators to.
This is a problem, and it’s much easier to work with the flat plywood under the massage table until I get the basic premise down pat. I’m going to table this for now, revisit later.
Which Receiver/Amp Combo To Use?
A two channel, stereo/mono amp rated for my resonators seems like a simple thing to procure, yeah? But what about over compensating for wattage requirements, to run the system at low capacity to increase output cleanliness? These I Beams seem power hungry, and I would imagine clipping, distortion, etc… is a problem when interpreted by the nervous system, just as audiophile sound systems affect the ears?
I really do not know though, just listing out the unknowns. I doubt I will get this down pat without testing it out myself. After all, there is no science course for this. 😉
Keeping Meditation Track And Frequency Selection Options Open
I settled on a two channel amp/preamp combo, utilizing only two resonators. This doesn’t seem optimal, but I’m also not a sound engineer, and am limited to meditation tracks I can buy.
Sure, I could learn how to mix my own frequencies, but there is only so much time in the day. This is not a current skill set of mine, nor any kind of specialty. The real goal is to get the benefits of sound healing therapy in my own home, so I can perform better at what I’m good at.
That said, I need to be able to have input options, in order to plug in an iphone or tone generator one day and use the pre-made frequency generators, and use the cd player the next for meditation tracks. Also trying to avoid adding Bluetooth, but it might not be avoidable for this to pair a decent set of headphones along with the resonators.
Hard to pull the trigger on this stuff, when I could easily drop $10k and I don’t even know if it’s right. Looking for budget options, experiment and refine, then invest a little more.
To be continued….
Update 09/02/20: spoke to David today, maybe it’s time I republish this article and start working on this again. He gave me a link to a different style resonators to look into, and I think they might make this whole thing a lot easier. Not to mention it looks like there is at least one company wasn’t aware of that has kits and pre made sound healing products that I didn’t see before.