I messed around with Online Tone Generator and played a 1 Hz. MB42X shown here.
Can we get some more 1 Hz clips here? (Also, would it cause damage? assuming clean sine wave)
You're not getting 1 hz out of that thing. What you're hearing is the cabinet rattling and the driver throwing out all kinds of distortion because you kept turning it up until you heard something and all the shit you shouldn't be hearing is now at an audible volume.
Yes, that can cause damage. Then again you're better off throwing those in the trash and buying good speakers anyway, so I am in favor of this.
It's not just about having a file that plays 1hz. You need to have a speaker that can actually play it, which I doubt. Headphones usually have a larger frequency response range outside human hearing ability, such as 5hz-30khz. But 5 hz is pretty much the lowest you'll get with any commercial equipment for audio listening purposes. So no, you're not going to hear a 1 hz signal across that shit at all, it'll be other background interference with your connection that you'll hear if you amp the signal up enough. More expensive equipment usually reduces this, making the background more "black," while a lot of cheaper speakers will still give you an audible hiss at normal signal power for listening.
I didn't say that it was a problem that you can't hear it. I said that speakers can have ranges outside human hearing, but nothing that goes down to 1 hz in response range, especially not OPs speakers.
Do you ever notice why frequency response ranges fall sharply in measurement charts and eventually just cut off in the low and high end? Because they physically can't play them. Whatever is being "played" something else from those speakers.
You can see the camera shaking from OP's hand. Are you seriously implying he's really whipping it back and forth so that he could slow down something like a 1 kHz tone to 1 Hz and put us all on a ruse cruise to Trollheim?
0/10, apply yourself numb-nuts.
Have a snickers then? You're being idiotic.
then just say OP is lying. don't make up bullshit about "you can't move anything at 1 Hz because that's inaudible and therefore it's impossible".
this probably doesn't fall under the umbrella of consumer audio equipment, but rotary subwoofers can be used for producing subsonic frequencies
you cannot hear this frequencies, but they can be felt
>then just say OP is lying. don't make up bullshit about "you can't move anything at 1 Hz because that's inaudible and therefore it's impossible"
>you can't move anything at 1 Hz because that's inaudible and therefore it's impossible
I didn't say that at all. Sure I said it's inaudible, but that isn't why i'm saying his speakers aren't playing it. Its because it's physically impossible for them to. Those specific ones only go down to about 60 Hz before falling dramatically. If you want 1 Hz, you need to spend big money, like I was about to post but anon beat me to it: >>42911138 http://www.cnet.com/news/worlds-most-amazing-subwoofer-has-no-woofer/
Does OP really have that kind of money for this?
Basically he's being semantically rustled by my usage of the word "play". He's correct that the frequency response at 1 Hz is nil since the ability to produce a 1 Hz *sound*, not just moving a piece of thing back and forth, is nil (meaningless volume / sound wave propagation).
Srz, you guys got no pulsating pr0n to post?
A gif from imgur. This was what spurred my curiosity before I owned a pair of speakers.
just turn bass gauge to full, switch 'loudness' if you have it in your amp and turn on some "super youtube bass test".
That's awkward and pathethic but you want to, erm, watch speaker moving, so that's stupid and you kinda deserve it.
Seems possible with a fleshlight-like design maybe. But aren't frequencies below 20Hz capable of blowing your eardrums out if you play them too loudly, considering most people can't even hear them?
*edit* He beat me to it.
(1) Make an onahole attachment.
(2) Feel yourself grow a uterus whilst trying to stand ground and not be pushed back by a hurricane of bass.
(3). Laugh maniacally and be amazed at your new idea.
Yes, it is extremely unlikely that any audio gear designed for listening has the tolerance to go down to 1 Hz safely. It's like playing a 100 Hz signal on a tweeter that's rated down to 1000 Hz. At best it'll produce something super distorted (even if you can't hear it) and will significan't increase wear and tear. At worst it'll just blow it out shortly.
However it does look pretty fun. If it's just a junk driver you don't care about, I'm not seeing a problem here.
You're very wrong. It means both, but why would you ever want to use it to refer to below the audible range when you can use infrasonic without any confusion over the usage of the term.
fleshlight, surround it with magnets, rig it up so it can only move in/out, put a voice coil around it and drive it some kind of electronics (probably not an audio amp though, you'd need quite a bit of power to get it to move with your dick in it)
Sorry for the horrible looking video (lighting looks all yellow, artifact bomb halfway through, camera pointed a bit to the right, etc.).
Sooo... Here's an attempt at 0.5 Hz. You can see it move twice as slow. Cone movement distance from rest feels (looks) weaker. Probably not good for the speakers.