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Eminent Tech TRW 17 - The Most Powerful Subwoofer in the World!

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by Josh Ray on October 28 '05

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[UPDATE: part 2 of our coverage of the TRW 17 is up]
[UPDATE 2: part 3 up as well]

Hyperbole galore, the Eminent Technology TRW 17 is, as you shall see, the most powerful subwoofer in the world, achieving FLAT response down to 1Hz. 1Hz! Human hearing is rated from 20Hz to 20kHz but you can actually feel sound way below that -- and so can your neighbors and your neighbors' neighbors.

Click the link below to read our take on the most revolutionary bass product this century.

Before you ask, yes, the picture above is correct -- what appears to be industrial bathroom fan is actually an "infrasonic" driver. The trick is instead of a paper cone pulsating back and forth, the TRW 17 creates a gigantic cone of air with the fins swiveling to modulate frequency. And whereas traditional subwoofers compress the air inside of a box to create the deep bass, the TRW 17 compresses a different box...your entire freakin room.

A smooth $12,900 is what the patented Eminent TRW 17 will sell for (they're not on sale yet). Also, you don't want to actually have the TRW 17 in your main listening room (otherwise your head will explode like the guy in the Simpsons THX trailer). A professional installer has to wire the TRW 17 into your attic or basement, thus creating The World's Largest Subwoofer.

And lest you think this is another audio gimmick, comments from the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest have already placed this as one potentially wicked sub. Remember, response is FLAT to 1Hz, meaning there is virtually no distortion. Proper setup is required, of course, but done right, Eminent's TRW 17 is set to take the high-end by storm. Additionally, different versions are rumored: a car version and a smaller one for use in traditional subwoofer enclosures.

I can't wait to see some reviews of this beast and, naturally, we'll keep you updated as they come in. I'd request a review sample but, you know, I don't want my system to clip and turn my house into a smoldering crater. So, yeah, I'll leave this one for the professional reviewers (their eardrums collapsed years ago anyway).

UPDATE:

Go to part 2 for more pictures, comments and links on the TRW 17.

Go here part 3.

Comments

can the PR retards from bag end stop posting?
uggh this is stupid
The Brown note thing is a myth. There are filters that keep frequencies below 20Hz from getting recorded or played back, making this pretty useless.
you guys are dicks, there is no brown note!
Please! No car model! I beg of thee!!!
we have created a subwoofer that will be introduced in feb 2007 at an astonishing 18000 watts rms and will blow your fucking windows out of your car with this subwoofer who needs gas just turn the sub on and go
Finally a way to kill my neighbors cat the HUMANE WAY!
freaks
Igor Kuznetsoff clearly has no idea what he is talking about and is making it up as he goes.
I really like kitty
wats the point of having frequency so low that no1 could hear it god such a waiste of money you are much better of with a mtx sub
motherlovin god wats the point
I wonder if this subwoofer can go into a car
(introduced in feb 2007?) Where is that goin'to be? Vegas?

Silly people, they've been working with the "sonic cannon" at Loma Linda University for years now. Great stuff. Inoperable brain tumour ? Just zap it with highly focused sound waves. It's not rocket science !

The most difficult thing about achieving The Brown Note is limiting the the soiling to mere fecal matter. Press the button too long, and the subject's very innards will elect to escape outward as rapidly and violently as possible.

holy crap, this thing would likk a small animal
where can i find out the specs of the sub, everyone is talking about it and i cant find it anywhere.
Hey Jono, Hit up the Eminent Tech website: http://www.eminent-tech.com/main.html
i just had a look at it and it doesn't really sound that impressive for $13k, i mean ultra low bass is the best but 13k for it.
It's stupidly expensive audio. Check out the rest of the site and hit up the "speakers: $20k+" categories to see how crazy this stuff gets. HE2006 is happening in LA right now and $100k+ systems outnumber budget systems. And they don't necessarily sound better.
yeah people seem to think about the more you pay the better they sound, but i had a mtx amp in my car running a sub then i got a precison respone or (response precision i always forget) and it put out a s#@$ load more power out. both same price mtx was like 125wrms and the new one is like 500wrms
Kaka get out and do something then
Dont even waist your time with this stupid thing. For that amount i'll buy like 10 re mt's or some DD 9512 and put them in a freakin but with like a wall of ho alts and some Hifonics XX-Maxximus amps and f#ckin blow people to bits. :) This is stupid because the frequencies it will produce will only shake sh!t around. Just buy some bass shakers if thats what you wanna do. Oh yeah and mtx is overpriced ok stuff. Their subs suck for what you pay for it.(also exceptable;treo,dd,si,rlp's,and of course AA. :) )
Dont even waist your time with this stupid thing. For that amount i'll buy like 10 re mt's or some DD 9512 and put them in a freakin bus with like a wall of ho alts and some Hifonics XX-Maxximus amps and f#ckin blow people to bits. :) This is stupid because the frequencies it will produce will only shake sh!t around. Just buy some bass shakers if thats what you wanna do. Oh yeah and mtx is overpriced ok stuff. Their subs suck for what you pay for it.(also exceptable;treo,dd,si,rlp's,and of course AA. :) )
i like the brown noise, it makes my belly tickle.
queef
I got an Nikko STA-8080 and it responds full power to full DC current(below 1Hz)but still 200w that low??Man-you need a full time air conditioner on the output transisters! Normal mass produced amps would fry...and $13000?? I've heard 10Hz but I don't feel comfortable with an amp running lower than that.Don't trust your amp below 10Hz !
It's a great idea and perhapse practical for bass below 30Hz but why does it need 200W? Why are all the subwoofers low-compliance today? Built a Jensen Imperial if you want real smooth bass to 16Hz.I'm content with my Jensen XS1212 subwoofers for $59 a piece.Acoustics regarding the enclosure are more important than the woofers themselves
there is so much spam here..