CES 2008 – Sound Chamber of Doom

One of the booth I alway check out at CES belongs to Alpine. They make a new demo car every year just for the CES. However, this year there was no car. Instead, they made a boat to promote their new marine line of amps and speaker.

One item that Alpine has new at their booth this year was the sound chamber of doom. The object is to step into the chamber and see how long you can last with 16 Alpine subwoofers pumping over 150dB of sound at you. This is loud enough to make you go deaf within seconds if you don’t wear ear protection. Even with protection, the pressure buildup is incredible. You put your thumb on the button. The subwoofers will play and will stop the instant you release the button. How long did we last? Watch the video and find out.