Sextant Tesla Coil (high fidelity sound!) Fundraiser

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Sextant Tesla Coil (high fidelity sound!) Fundraiser

Post by torrey.smith » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:54 pm

Sextant is excited to be working on a new kind of sound with our big coil!

The basic idea is using a new ultra high speed solid state switching circuit to be able to overlay lots of tiny sparks in an attempt to construct a complex sound with a sweetness to it.

So, like, human voice and stuff :mrgreen:

This stands in contrast to the current single-tone, whip-crack harshness that we get from frequency-modulated 20 ft sparks.

We're doing a fundraiser that we've tried to target to a wide audience, hopefully beyond the burnersphere, but we are glad to have a link here as well.

Sextant is extremely honored to be placed at 7:15 & Esplanade this year. Come play with us!
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Re: Sextant Tesla Coil (high fidelity sound!) Fundraiser

Post by trilobyte » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:32 am

It's hard to even imagine how those tesla coils could get any better... but dammit you've managed to figure out the science of awesome!

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Re: Sextant Tesla Coil (high fidelity sound!) Fundraiser

Post by torrey.smith » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:06 pm

This is a 30 second clip of our first test!

We love the new sound, but it's super quiet even putting 20,000 watts into it :shock:

If you crank the volume you can hear the music pretty well but the hum of the generator is definitely interfering.

We have a few knobs to twist; we're gonna bring this out to Playa and see what we can do with regards to providing an experience.

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