Originally Posted by Allen Fleener
This to me is an product looking for an application. Their own demo showed that there is no reason for it to exist. There is zero software to support it. This has to be the dumbest way to blow $18,000, IMO.
This is NOT so!!! There IS content < 20 HZ on DVDs and in movie soundtracks.
When Bruce Thigpen did his demo in forum member, and now rotary subwoofer owner, tzucc's
theater, there was a microphone hooked up to a spectrum analyzer. We could SEE the spectral
content of the sound produced, as well as FEEL it.
For example, one of the most impressive examples was the cannon battle between the Archeron
and the H.M.S. Surprise in the movie "Master and Commander". Those cannon shots as
reproduced by the rotary subwoofer reminded me of when I was a graduate student at MIT and
was on the banks of the Charles River on July 4 when the Massachusetts National Guard
test fired the howitzers that would be used to do the cannon shots for the Boston Pops tradition
of playing the "1812 Overture" to celebrate July 4th.
Perhaps you are also unaware of the fact, that sound can not be finite simultaneously in both
the frequency and temporal domains. Because of that, ALL musical instruments actually do
have content in the < 20 Hz regime.
At the demo of the final installation of the rotary subwoofer in tzucc's theater; audio maven
Peter Montcrief stated he believes the rotary subwoofer ushers in a new realm of musical
accuracy; since previous sound reproduction systems didn't deal with the < 20 Hz regime.
As one who has actually heard the rotary subwoofer, it is definitely NOT a waste of money.