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1596 Rolling Thunder Receiver (Receiver Only)

MSRP: $99.99
FDT Low Price: $79.99
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Item Number: 1596
Manufacturer: Broadway Limited Imports, LLC

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We are still amazed by the realistic sounds our models can produce. Yet when we

hear a real locomotive, we notice the deep rumbling sounds that even our advanced

model locomotives simply could not reproduce, until now. The ALL-NEW Paragon3

with Rolling ThunderTM sound and control system for HO scale has all the features

of its predecessor Paragon2, but now includes more, higher fidelity sounds than ever

before, plus the ability to reproduce low frequency sounds that give your railroad the

 feel and depth of sound of a real locomotive!

How does it work? The speakers in most HO scale locomotives will only reproduce

sounds above approximately 600 hertz. The human ear can detect sounds between

20 to 20,000 hertz, and we can feel sounds at even lower frequencies. Many of the

sounds real trains make are in the lower frequencies that models cannot reproduce.

This is due to the tiny speakers which cannot move enough air. To overcome this

shortcoming, Paragon3 incorporates a cutting edge radio transmitter system we call

Rolling ThunderTM that sends the low frequency sounds to a specially designed

receiver and subwoofer under your layout. Since low frequency sounds have a longer

 wavelength, it is difficult for the human ear to detect the direction of the source.

 The result is that while the locomotive moves around the layout, you can hear the

high frequency sounds coming from the locomotive, and the low frequency sounds

from the subwoofer-- all perfectly synchronized to the motion of the locomotive and

the puffing of the smoke, and your ears will perceive the full array of sound as coming

from the model! On a large layout, where a locomotive can be very far from the subwoofer,

the Rolling ThunderTM system detects the distance and fades out the subwoofer until

the locomotive gets close again, or, if another locomotive is in range, it will connect

 automatically to the subwoofer and begin playing its sounds at levels appropriate to its

 distance to the subwoofer.

The system consists of the Paragon3 sound system in the locomotive, with its integral

Rolling ThunderTM transmitter, a Rolling ThunderTM receiver box under the layout,

 and a powered subwoofer.


Rolling ThunderTM receiver works with any Rolling ThunderTM equipped Paragon3 locomotive

Rolling ThunderTM works with DC or DCC layouts. Just plug it in.

25 times more powerful than typical model train sound systems for sounds you can feel

2 available transmission frequencies - to prevent wireless interference

29 available channels per frequency - for additional wireless interference prevention

Actual sounds of each locomotive play through subwoofer

Subwoofer sounds are perfectly synchronized to the locomotive movement, sound effects and smoke, if applicable

Subwoofer frequency response range from 20 to 600 Hz

Subwoofer size 15.75 x 17.75 x 8.25 inches

8 inch polycarbonate cone

Subwoofer volume goes to 11

US Patent #7,634,411

* - For use only with Paragon3 equipped locomotives

** - Paragon3 locomotives will operate with normal sounds even without the Rolling ThunderTM subwoofer/receiver kit. However, sound frequency

response will be limited to those made from the onboard speakers.

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