Rotary Subwoofer...not a leslie..low f guys check this tech

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by flameworker, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. flameworker


    Jun 15, 2014
    Landenberg, Pennsylvania
    one day....
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Do you really want to set that up every gig?

  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    that's been a thing for a while now

  4. MJ_Sotti

    MJ_Sotti formerly "Mike in Chicago"

    Apr 3, 2011
    would that be the best rotary subwoofer for metal?
  5. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    All the stuff you hear on the video is distortion, which makes it not a very good woofer for sound reproduction, since its producing a load of its own sound. Being ducted and a bunch of aerodynamic tricks would help.
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  6. Poncherello


    Sep 22, 2014
    It's an old unsuccessfull subwoofer project for Home Theaters.
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  7. Coolhandjjl


    Oct 13, 2010
    What's all this recent interest for these infrasonic devices? Home theater is one thing, IE movies like Earthquake, any disaster movie, etc., but when you get that low, it is not musical sounding at all. If kept up for any length of time at stage volumes, it can be uncomfortable to the point of nausea.
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  8. guitarflinger

    guitarflinger Not all who wander are lost Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Front Range, Colorado
    So, it IS the best rotary subwoofer for metal! (grin)
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  9. i'm absolutely astounded at the level and quality of LFE produced by Bob Carver's smallest Sunfire:

    i've NO affiliation in any way, just sharing info.
  10. BadJazz

    BadJazz Totally Elite Hyper-Member Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Eugene, Oregon
    I have a Sunfire Jr. and it is just amazing. 11 inches cubed, and sounds like one of those ridiculous Honda's with Type R stickers all over it. Boooooming!
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  11. Wasnex


    Dec 25, 2011
    I've often wondered about the possibility of making a highly directional subwoofer array using this technology.

  12. callofcthulhu


    Oct 16, 2012
    Wow, I'm really impressed by my headphones.

    Didn't know they could go that low, thanks for the chance to put 'em through their paces.
  13. Bassmec


    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    Yeah! But just wait a week or two till the linkage gets a bit loose in the joints, if you want to know all about self noise in a sub woofer system.:-(
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  14. any of you guys know anything about the motorized cone speakers that that Billy Sheehan used to use some years ago? I think they were 18's but not positive
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  15. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Servo drive jobs. He probably realised that stuff is the FoH's job. The coil and magnet on a standard speaker is the motor, servo is just a different way to do it that isn't very good, probably more power pre dating neo magnet motors.
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  17. Cool was always curious about them thanks for the reply! and yes now that you mention it I think they were servo driven, I read this in an interview with him a long time ago!
  18. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm not a fan. That design blows. It was an air in judgement. It is sub standard in every way.

    (Yes, I realize it's an "err"in judgement. I'm just havina little fun.) :thumbsup:
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  19. wmhill

    wmhill Inactive

    Aug 20, 2012
    upstate NY
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    I used to play with them, to the point of nausea.....found a new group.
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