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Trigger Finger
08-20-2011, 21:15
Has any one heard of the "Rumbler" to augment the police siren? I think it could be useful if used properly. Crank up your volume!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmV9tF4bzKc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co7IO8Cl_U8&feature=related

*rumbler search turned up nothing*

Patchman
08-20-2011, 21:18
I know I read about them before. Found it.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/02/11/nypd-getting-ready-to-rumble-with-new-siren/

MedicOni
08-20-2011, 21:26
Denver health paramedics have a few trucks with the Rumblers. My old service in TX was looking at them too, but the chasis we were running wouldn't support mounting them. They are attention getters for sure though, I heard/felt one first hand in Denver.

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Mayhem like Me
08-20-2011, 21:26
We have them on all our cars...AWESOME piece of gear...

Trigger Finger
08-20-2011, 22:18
I think it would be nice to put an amplifier on them, crank about 5 of them to max and point them at an unruly mob!!! :supergrin:

COLOSHOOTR
08-21-2011, 05:11
We actually had one car that was a test vehicle equiped with a rumbler siren. Once activated the thing worked wonders, everyone would get out of your way! You can actually feel the sound as well as hear it. It's pretty much just two subwoofers set to a certian siren tone so has the same effect as the "boomers" that you can feel before you see as they are coming down the street. I think they were too expesive so our brass decided not to get anymore even though they were effective.

Fast forward three years later that car no longer has it.... During a vehicle pursuit one of the speakers came out while driving and got smashed up in the road. So yes they are functional but unless the garage installed it wrong durability may be an issue.

Ducowti
08-21-2011, 06:42
I know I read about them before. Found it.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/02/11/nypd-getting-ready-to-rumble-with-new-siren/

Patch, have you not heard an RMP w.one yet? I've heard them many times over the last two or three years.

+1 to Swat's post - awesome addition.

shootindave
08-21-2011, 11:19
I have one. Works good.

Patchman
08-21-2011, 14:24
Patch, have you not heard an RMP w.one yet? I've heard them many times over the last two or three years.

+1 to Swat's post - awesome addition.

I've not come across one of those yet. But I've come across many cars playing salsa and merengue loud enough that they also can rattle car windows. :supergrin:

FiremanMike
08-21-2011, 15:07
We have it on one of the medics at my fire gig, I absolutely love it.

ray9898
08-21-2011, 16:21
A local agency around here has a few. They really are great.

bccop
08-21-2011, 20:46
When I first saw the title I thought we were talking about a new position to add to the Kama Sutra...

Anything to make a police car more noticable and get other motorists out of the way sooner has my thumbs up because normal sirens and really bright LED lights don't seem to work...

FiremanMike
08-22-2011, 05:30
On a side note, the rumbler (at least ours) matches the siren setting.. Rumbler + Phaser = badass

GearGuru
08-22-2011, 13:13
Durability has been good with them, we have about 100 installed with few issues. They do clear daytime traffic well in congested areas.

ryanm
08-22-2011, 13:55
On a side note, the rumbler (at least ours) matches the siren setting.. Rumbler + Phaser = badass

The rumbler puts out a lower version of whatever tone is being produced by the siren. It is actually wired into the siren outputs of the existing siren.

:supergrin: