150dB auf 2 Rädern


Lang lebe die NYT für diesen Artikel: Bicycles That Carry Powerful Beats, and Even a Rider or Two. Nachahmung dringend empfohlen. Warum? Weil ohne Soundsystems auf der Strasse kein Sound in der Stadt. Ganz einfach.

“This one puts out 5,000 watts and cost about $4,000,” said Nick Ragbir, 18, tinkering with his two-wheeled sound system, with its powerful amplifier, two 15-inch bass woofers and four midrange speakers. It plays music from his iPod and is powered by car batteries mounted on a sturdy motocross bike.

The riders are of Guyanese and Trinidadian background. In those countries, turning bicycles into rolling outdoor sound systems is a popular hobby.

“It’s really big where I come from in Trinidad,” Mr. Ragbir said. “When I first came to New York, I started with two little speakers. People here thought I was crazy because no one here has really ever seen it, except maybe for some Spanish dudes with a radio strapped to their handlebars.”

He added: “People say, ‘It’s the next best thing to having a system in a car.’ But it’s better because you don’t even have to roll down the windows.”

Mehr Photos hier.

PS: Bei Flickr finden sich auch grandiose Soundsystems auf Bikes wie dieses Crunk Bikehier.


via boingboing.

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