Audio's next big thing?
September 21, 2002 12:21 PM   Subscribe

Audio's next big thing? The American Technology Corporation proudly (and finally) presents a bug free Hypersonic sound system! No more unwanted interference! (Hat tipped in jonmc's direction.)
posted by soundofsuburbia (8 comments total)
no offense, but this is the coolest thing I've seen in many moons.
posted by mcsweetie at 1:37 PM on September 21, 2002

Yea, it is cool but I bet in 5 years, after the marketing guys have learned to use it you will wish that it didn't exist. Noise spam will drive us nuts.
posted by mss at 2:13 PM on September 21, 2002

So many potentially brilliant uses. And yet I just know that the first a lot of people will hear about it will be from some Candid Camera-esque show, where they make some sap in a shopping centre think he's hearing disembodied voices that no-one else is aware of.
posted by MUD at 2:17 PM on September 21, 2002

I already hear disembodied voices that no-one else is aware of.

Prior art?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:25 PM on September 21, 2002

Spiffy, dude.

It took a few minutes for me to parse out the connection there, johan, but thanks for the acknowledgement.

*tips hat back*
posted by jonmc at 3:31 PM on September 21, 2002

this would have a wonderful application in an office -- imagine being able to listen to music as loud as you like without headphones, and without bothering anybody else? wow!
posted by LuxFX at 4:10 PM on September 21, 2002

Now if only car engine and airline jet's sound could be directionally aimed at the people using them. What a pleasant world that would be.
posted by ericrolph at 2:45 AM on September 22, 2002

In a movie theatre. Have the cones physically scan the audience like a spotlight in a concert moving back and forth. It would create real 3D sound as it passed from one ear to the other.
posted by stbalbach at 6:13 PM on September 22, 2002

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