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Author Topic: A different kind of Audiophoolery  (Read 1689 times)

Larry Robbins

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Re: A different kind of Audiophoolery
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 05:28:43 pm »

The military version he refers to is called the LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device).  They are used both for voice communication and hailing, as well as as a non lethal weapon by broadcasting a  series of acoustic tones very loudly at the target (Bad guy) that causes the bad guy to want to get away from the noise.

Most famously, an LRAD has been used by a cruise ship to thwart an attack by pirates.

http://www.lradx.com/site/
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Re: A different kind of Audiophoolery
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 04:48:59 pm »

The military version he refers to is called the LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device).  They are used both for voice communication and hailing, as well as as a non lethal weapon by broadcasting a  series of acoustic tones very loudly at the target (Bad guy) that causes the bad guy to want to get away from the noise.

Most famously, an LRAD has been used by a cruise ship to thwart an attack by pirates.

http://www.lradx.com/site/

The Japanese whalers are using them against the crew of the "Sea Shepherd" (anti whaling activist ship).  So definition of bad guy is ever-changing, but that's an issue with any weapon.  At least they're non-lethal (even if tinnitus is no joke, either).

I have heard that these things have been used as torture instruments in small prison cells, also.  I'm not a big fan.
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Re: A different kind of Audiophoolery
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 12:49:32 pm »

I have heard that these things have been used as torture instruments in small prison cells, also...


But then again, so has 'achy breaky heart'...
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Re: A different kind of Audiophoolery
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2012, 02:27:10 pm »


But then again, so has 'achy breaky heart'...

This site really needs to add a "Like" button!   :D
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