POLYUS is a multidirectional speaker which has the unique ability to place multiple virtual sound-sources at specific points in space. This function allows to create immersive surround sound environments using only one speaker unit. POLYUS is the larger version and origin of POLII, which has a longer range and louder output though less compact. It features an external controller box containing power-supplies, micro-controller and a single-board computer running Pure Data.
The controller box features a manual trigger to start and stop the program, a dial to manually set the speed limit and an on/off switch for the motor. It connects through a 15 pin D-Sub plug to POLYUS. Furthermore it features a minijack output which is a separate channel for connecting a Sub-Woofer or a secondary sound-system.
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