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Want to hear what 5Hz sounds like?


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#1 of 5 Phil Iturralde

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Posted December 15 2006 - 05:22 AM

I did a search and didn't find anyone posting the following, which I read about in my daughters Dec. 2006 Wired Magazine ...

Eminent Technology Model 17 (Thigpen rotary woofer)
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... some notable quotes ...
Quote:
Want to hear what 5Hz sounds like? A new woofer technology unlike any other and a new product category for home audio. This is the first home audio woofer delivering true response to DC. The Thigpen rotary woofer is the worlds first true infrasonic home audio or home theater woofer.

Specifications:
- Amplifier Requirement 200 watts @ 8 ohms
- impedance 8 ohms 0Hz - 40Hz
- Frequency response 1Hz – 30Hz +/- 4dB
- suggested crossover 30Hz @ 18dB/octave
- Sensitivity 94dB 1 watt 1 meter @10Hz
- Maximum acoustic output >110dB between 0 and 30Hz.
- Distortion typically 3% or less between 1 and 30Hz @90dB

Note, the Model 17 must be professionally installed in an attic or basement which becomes an infinite baffle.

Rotary Woofer Pricing:
- TRW-17 transducer $12,900.00
- Motor Controller $350.00
- Amplifier and crossover $700.00
- Design and installation, typical $8,000-$12,000*

Total $21,950-$25,950

Select the link to get more INFO.

FYI: Here's a personal webpage (Bruce?) I found showing his installation w/more pic's of the Thigpen Rotary subwoofer.

Besides being out of my WAF price range Posted Image, ... I'm pretty sure that I don't need to experience the 5Hz wup-wup-wup of a Blackhawk or Apache Helicopters in my HT/family room! Posted Image -- what? ... what's that you say??? Posted Image

Enjoy reading, Posted Image
Phil
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#2 of 5 John Garcia

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Posted December 15 2006 - 06:08 AM

Thanks Phil, but this has been discussed a number of times already.
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#3 of 5 Phil_O

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Posted December 15 2006 - 09:53 AM

$20K? pass...
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#4 of 5 Arthur S

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Posted December 15 2006 - 11:27 PM

Thanks Phil

I have never seen a picture of the Thigpen quite like the one you posted. There has been a considerable amount of discussion about the Thigpen on the AVS Forum. Good Post, and Happy Holidays.

#5 of 5 amigohts

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Posted December 16 2006 - 12:30 AM

Time to play the lotto?