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The World’s Largest Subwoofer?
By Gordon JonesItalian design company Royal Device created a listening room that houses some serious gear and possibly the world's largest subwoofer.
ElectronicHouse.com has featured more than its share of over-the-top theaters and their associated A/V gear, but few rival the “Real Total Horn” listening room of Italian design firm Royal Device, at least not in terms of size (or obsession).
True, this story has been around for a while, but it’s surfaced again (thank you MAKE) to the amusement and astonishment of home theater junkies everywhere.
It starts with audio designer/owner, Roberto and his desire to build a system that focuses on the output capability of his speakers as opposed to the electrical power output of the amps. From there it delves into a world of ratios, ratings and fuzzy math that quickly outpace this writer’s ability to thumb up or down. Suffice it to say, Roberto walks the walk and builds his dream.Click here to read more.View slideshow of construction and equipment.
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