By Tech Ingredients
We test a few different methods for protecting yourself against an LRAD system.
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Plot twist: He was only able to get closer after each test due to severe hearing loss.
Ah quality father son bonding time, testing weapons of war on each other.
Dr. Steve / Psykatrope
“Do not initiate force against another. Walk softly, but carry a big stick.”
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The combination of earplugs and a motorbike helmet with the visor closed would probably also be pretty good.
You should have tested the Wile E. Coyote technique of using a U-shaped pipe to beam it back at the operator.
politics? ive always considered you a low key agent of chaos, ensuring everyone can have jet powered smoke screen deploying laser drones. most delightful.
Regarding electronic headphones, some of them are frequency-dependent in their protection triggering (“gating,” to us audio nerds). Given your LRAD is outputting sound well within the peak speech band, and the headphones are tuned to pass speech through, it could explain why they behaved unexpectedly. Also, I’d love to see an acoustician chime in on this subject of deflecting high SPL. A riot shield has its uses, but it would probably not serve well at a concert, for instance.