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What system can adequately reproduce the sound of one hand clapping? Who's actually heard a torpedo hit a tanker up close and lived to describe it? I'm going to venture a guess and suggest that the sound of a torpedo hitting a tanker is more likely a Foley artist's imaginative interpretation of the event rather than an actual torpedo being lobbed into an actual tanker on a water filled sound stage. Personally, I don't imagine it would be a very loud event.
The key is a true bottom end , my brother Svs ultra 16 inch x4 subwoofers, he has Tempered glass lexan windows just because of the sound pressure the room creates a literal punch in the chest
he also has Gryphon Diablo integrated , big Khama Reference Loudspeakers , DCS ,Digital ,Oppo205 for concerts and video.
it is in many respects better then a live show , the distortions are eliminated .
Gryphon Diablo is a toy compared to Gryphon separates let alone top of the line Mephisto monos, it can't do much. Well, I could've said by rockets or mines planted above the waterline. Mr. Submariner could tell us more. True sailors don't get offended easily. If you want to participate - please do, if you want to whine - go see your commanding officer or mommy.
Well I have actually heard a torpedo hit a US Navy Tanker during RIMPAC 2012 sink EX. I actually loaded the said torpedo, I was on board HMCA Victoria a Canadian Submarine we shot a US Navy Mk 48 torpedo. Anyway there’s no speaker in the wold that can even come close its not what you may think don’t think movies and big booms, think fire cracker but a whole lot more. closes I can come to describe the sound is like an old wooden yard stick slapped on a table with a crack but really loud, maybe the lightning would be close too, oh a whip too (we were approx. 2200 yards from target when the torp hit close enough to feel the shock wave shortly after the crack). As a serving 21 years submariner I don’t find it offensive at all we all need some humor in our lives :-).
Once upon a time I used to work in a group of submariners, including sub skippers. One story they told was recording the clicking sound of a school of snapping shrimp 🦐 and overlaying that sound over voice communications when transmitting. The receive submarine also had the shrimp 🦐 overlay in the receiver so the voice message could be recovered by removing the overlay. That’s back before spread spectrum communications.
I have never heard the Memphisto/Kodo combination. Nevertheless, I do believe it will be impressive. But I also dare to state that that set-up will stay far behind the actual impact of real explosions. (Glad they don't reproduce that kind of sound pressure). I can confirm that the Mempisto is a very, I mean VERY good amp. I have owned one of those for quite a while, will never disappoint you.
jetter1,291 posts06-15-2019 8:35amI would just love to be able to say yes, but you've pulled up a little short. But maybe you can offer a line of "Brilliant Beans" to compliment the pebbles. Remember where you got the idea when you hit it big.
>>>>Good idea. I’ll remember I got it from my favorite bean brain.
Silly and pointless? Herding cats?
Boy, that sure brings back memories for me when I worked at a cat ranch during summers between college years. We rode ligers (a cross between a male lion and a female tiger) with small saddles and used squirt guns. It was a 40 acre ranch with 28,000 free roaming cats. We had cat juggling contests during breaks. If you think cat herding sounds difficult, try juggling 3 live hissing cats with all their claws and obvious preferences not to be juggled.
Like an idiot, however, I made the mistake of asking the owner why he didn't just keep all the cats in several large, contained and sanitary cages. Odd, that was the last summer I herded cats and you don't really hear much about cat herding any more. Whoops.
But thanks anyways, Elizabeth, for bringing back all the fond memories of my cat herding days.