Powersoft is using this year’s ISE as the first chance to demonstrate Mover, a linear transducer that can be used in audio applications as a linear motor/shaker.
Adaptable to various purposes, including 4D cinemas, theme parks or venues with vibrating acoustic floors – as well as applications that go beyond entertainment – Mover lets audiences feel the sound through haptic perception by vibrating the surrounding environment, which the human body picks up and, through bone conduction, translating the vibrations into perceivable frequencies.
Mover is available in two versions; Direct Drive and Inertial Drive. With Direct Drive, Powersoft adds a unique and unprecedented experience in which the transducer is anchored to an immovable surface and the moving magnet is directly connected to a movable surface, such as a floating floor or chair. Next to exciting the surface, Direct Drive is also able to create an offset of +/- 15 mm. As a result, the surface will not only shake but also move giving the audience the sensation of falling off or jumping over an object.
The Inertial Drive version can be mounted directly to a surface. The ultra-low frequency reproduction and unmatched efficiency of Mover – Inertial Drive will excite the surface and extend the low frequency experience. Mover is also available in a low impedance and 100 Volt version.
Mover can be used in conjunction with a Powersoft amplifier and, in fact, Powersoft has introduced an updated firmware version in conjunction with the launch of Mover. A specific subharmonic generator plug-in has been added. This new algorithm transposes the pitch of the frequencies down in order to reproduce ultra-low frequency extension all the way down to 5 Hz
With the integration of the Mover, many experiences such as rides, simulators and movie watching can benefit from fast and accurate movements that are in sync with the complete experience. Existing solutions for this suffer either from limited speed, harmonic distortion or limited frequency range.
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