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Make your entire cabinet a big speaker...
« on: March 14, 2002, 09:33:19 am »
A friend told me about this:



which is pretty cool. You plug this into your computer's sound output and attach it to any hard surface (like maybe the side of an arcade cabinet) and that entire object becomes one giant speaker. Supposed to be pretty cheap too.

Read about it here:
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2106596,00.html

May have lots of potential applications for arcade cabinets depending on the sound quality.
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Re: Make your entire cabinet a big speaker...
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2002, 09:42:44 am »
interesting. i absolutly do NOT understand how that could work. i did read the article and its explained. still doesnt make sense to me. oh well. would be very cool though.
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Re: Make your entire cabinet a big speaker...
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2002, 03:57:02 pm »
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A friend told me about this:



which is pretty cool. You plug this into your computer's sound output and attach it to any hard surface (like maybe the side of an arcade cabinet) and that entire object becomes one giant speaker. Supposed to be pretty cheap too.

Read about it here:
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2106596,00.html

May have lots of potential applications for arcade cabinets depending on the sound quality.


So you did like my product? Hehe, I present you Bugfinder's Soundbug TM

(Of course I'm joking but I could very well take the fame :-)
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Re: Make your entire cabinet a big speaker...
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2002, 04:40:38 pm »
MAN I WANT ONE  ;D

I have an obnoxious bit!@ in the condo downstairs!  I would LOVE to make my floor into a huge speaker and let that ---smurfette--- take some of her own !@# medican..

might be sold in the UK only, but I will find a way to get them.... HEHEHEHE

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Re: Make your entire cabinet a big speaker...
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2002, 06:38:03 am »
haha nice idea. it would be hilarious to run around with a portable stereo and go up to the side of peoples' houses, slap one on thier wall, and crank it  ;D
or like hide one somewhere in a house on a wall opposite the room people are in, and just play some wierd noises with some bass, walls shaking and all.
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Re: Make your entire cabinet a big speaker...
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2002, 06:58:19 am »
I bet some of my friends in the haunted house business might like this.
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Re: Make your entire cabinet a big speaker...
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2002, 07:14:07 am »
yeah, its one thing to have scary effects playing from a radio, and completly another to have the wall come alive and actually radiate those sounds.
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Re: Make your entire cabinet a big speaker...
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2002, 07:26:23 am »
I've seen similar devices used in car stereo setups.  To be very blunt, they suck.  The idea is that instead of a speaker cone vibrating, whatever you attach it to vibrates.  This creates several problems...

First, you are vibrating a random object to make sound.  Since the resonance of this random object is unpredictable, the sound is very unbalanced.  In other words, it sounds like crap.  :)  Also, if there is even one screw loose in your cabinet, or you forgot to glue even one joint, it will rattle.  

In conclusion, the product sucks.  Don't waste your money and be sucked in by its ambitious claims.  Sorry to burst your bubble.  :)
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Re: Make your entire cabinet a big speaker...
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2002, 07:35:07 am »
yeah it sucks. because you have tried this actual device yourself and can offer an opinion.....even though its not available yet.  ::)
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Re: Make your entire cabinet a big speaker...
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2002, 10:26:21 am »
These are called Audio Transducers...

I have two installed in my Home Theatre (HT) setup.  Take a look at my site, http://www.klutzoplex.com/piccies/picciespast.htm scroll near the middle/top

http://www.klutzoplex.com/graphics/pictures/htroom/01102002/large/bassshaker004.JPG

They work well for transferring BASS, and with certain settings you can hear speech, and sometimes music.  They work best for Vibration, and add lots to a movie experience.

Of course I have one that I am going to stick in my wierdo cab.. probably in the CP section.  This will add greatly to the Punch and Kick of a RYU or a Ken.  =>

HHHAAARRRNNNOOOGGGAAANNN!!!!

However I don't know if I would reccomend it as your SOLE audio source.
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