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#145249 - 08/10/06 01:34 AM Rotary Subwoofer Technology
DrunkenWolf Offline

Registered: 07/25/06
Posts: 133
Loc: Issaquah, WA

Is this for real? Claims to get down under 5hz. Certianly not the flattest bass, but certainly low:

#145250 - 08/10/06 09:10 AM Re: Rotary Subwoofer Technology [Re: DrunkenWolf]
Nick B Offline

Registered: 08/05/06
Posts: 496
This is very cool. If they could flatten out the frequency response from 0 to 20Hz (it looks like +10/-10dB's) I would be the first guy in line to get one. Looking at the link that you gave it appears that you mount this in your attic above your home theater or the basement below.

#145251 - 08/10/06 11:31 AM Re: Rotary Subwoofer Technology [Re: Nick B]
dllewel Offline

Registered: 06/20/05
Posts: 1189
Loc: Utah, USA
This looks more like a "tactile transducer" from the graph, more sounds you feel versus hear. Below the audible range of hearing, I doubt the non-ruler flat response would matter all that much.

Looks interesting but someone asked the question before, "Does 5 Hz really qualify as a sound?".

Or is it more of a ticking, or thumping? My wall clock is rated down (and up) to 1 Hz!!!

M80s VP150 QS8s EP500s

#145252 - 08/10/06 12:18 PM Re: Rotary Subwoofer Technology [Re: DrunkenWolf]
nickbuol Offline

Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4456
Loc: Marion, IA
I saw that a few years back. One guy installed one and said that it does just was a subwoofer does... (moves air) But without the audible part of it.

You could feel it, but not hear it. He said that it wasn't worth it for the installation issues that a person would need to take into consideration (takes more than just a hole to blow the air through so to speak he was saying). He was sticking with his, at the time, $25 per pair, Bass Shakers. More accurate and even tactile distribution. By "accurate" I can only assume that he said that because of the lack of recorded "sound" that low, and that most if not all DVDs have bass audio set to what a normal (good) sub can handle, and not down that low.

Just repeating info I recalled reading a couple years back when I was looking at the thing.
M60s, VP180, VP150, QS8s, SVS 20-39PCi, HTPC, JVC RS45, Onkyo TX-NR709, Shakers

#145253 - 08/10/06 11:59 PM Re: Rotary Subwoofer Technology [Re: nickbuol]
bridgman Offline

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5408
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Pair one of those with a couple of high end super-tweeters -- you could spend $5K on speakers and STILL not hear anything.

#145254 - 08/11/06 12:29 AM Re: Rotary Subwoofer Technology [Re: bridgman]
St_PatGuy Offline

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7403
Loc: Glendale, Arizona

Pair one of those with a couple of high end super-tweeters -- you could spend $5K on speakers and STILL not hear anything.

The neighborhood dogs might like it.
"Nothin' up my sleeve. . ." --Bullwinkle J. Moose

#145255 - 08/11/06 01:13 PM Re: Rotary Subwoofer Technology [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6390
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Yeah, talk about a way to meet the neighbors!
"The Universe is the game of the self, which plays hide and seek forever and ever" - Alan Watts

#145256 - 08/11/06 05:59 PM Re: Rotary Subwoofer Technology [Re: medic8r]
DrunkenWolf Offline

Registered: 07/25/06
Posts: 133
Loc: Issaquah, WA
They wouldn't know to come looking for you.

If that isn't worth 5 grand I don't know what is.


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