30 Mar '16, 11am

Rotary Subwoofer Combines A Speaker Coil W/ a Fan

Rotary Subwoofer Combines A Speaker Coil W/ a Fan

What happens when you combine a fan with a sub-woofer? Apparently, you get a high-efficiency ultra low hertz (3-5hz) rotary subwoofer! First thing’s first, believe it or not, these things really do exist. [Chris] got the idea to build his own after seeing the TRW-17 , a commercial offering of a rotary subwoofer. The concept is pretty simple. If you use a giant subwoofer, you can get low frequency response, but it uses an immense amount of power to move a giant speaker coil. So what if you put something on a smaller speaker coil to increase airflow? Like, a fan or something? The prototype [Chris] has rigged up is only a 300W amplifier (180W RMS), but as you can see in the following video, it literally shakes his house. After posting the original test video he received a lot of questions about it, so he released another Q&A video:

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/03/30/rotary-subwoofer-combines-...

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