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1595 - COMPLETE Rolling Thunder Receiver with Subwoofer Kit

SKU: 1595
Sale price$249.99
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Rolling ThunderTM Receiver with Subwoofer Kit:

Includes everything you need to play full frequency sounds from your
Paragon3 equipped locomotives.

Purchase this kit if you do not already have your own RCA equipped

We are still
amazed by the realistic sounds our models can produce. Yet when we
hear a real locomotive, we notice the deep rumbling sounds that even
our advanced model locomotives simply could not reproduce, until

The ALL-NEW Paragon3 with Rolling

sound and control system for HO scale has all the features of its
predecessor Paragon2, but now includes more, higher fidelity sounds
than ever before, plus the ability to reproduce low frequency sounds
that give your railroad the feel and depth of sound of a real

How does it work?
The speakers in most HO scale locomotives will only reproduce sounds
above approximately 600 hertz. The human ear can detect sounds between
20 to 20,000 hertz, and we can feel sounds at even lower frequencies.
Many of the sounds real trains make are in the lower frequencies that
models cannot reproduce. This is due to the tiny speakers which cannot
move enough air. To overcome this shortcoming, Paragon3 incorporates a
cutting edge radio transmitter system we call Rolling ThunderTM
that sends the low frequency sounds to a specially designed receiver
and subwoofer under your layout. Since low frequency sounds have a
longer wavelength, it is difficult for the human ear to detect the
direction of the source. The result is that while the locomotive moves
around the layout, you can hear the high frequency sounds coming from
the locomotive, and the low frequency sounds from the subwoofer-- all
perfectly synchronized to the motion of the locomotive and the puffing
of the smoke, and your ears will perceive the full array of sound as
coming from the model!

On a large
layout, where a locomotive can be very far from the subwoofer, the Rolling Thunder
TMsystem detects the distance and fades out the subwoofer until
the locomotive gets close again, or, if another locomotive is in
range, it will connect automatically to the subwoofer and begin
playing its sounds at levels appropriate to its distance to the

The system
consists of the Paragon3 sound system in the locomotive, with its
integral Rolling Thunder
transmitter, a Rolling Thunder
receiver box under the layout, and a powered subwoofer.


- Rolling ThunderTM
receiver works with any Rolling ThunderTM
equipped Paragon3 locomotive

- Rolling ThunderTM
works with DC or DCC layouts. Just plug it in.

- 25 times more powerful than typical model train sound systems
for sounds you can feel

- 2 available transmission frequencies - to prevent wireless

- 29 available channels per frequency - for additional wireless
interference prevention

- Actual sounds of each locomotive play through subwoofer

- Subwoofer sounds are perfectly synchronized to the locomotive
movement, sound effects and smoke, if applicable

- Subwoofer frequency response range from 20 to 600 Hz

- Subwoofer size 15.75 x 17.75 x 8.25 inches

- 8 inch polycarbonate cone

- Subwoofer volume goes to 11

- US Patent #7,634,411

* - For use only with Paragon3 equipped

** - Paragon3 locomotives will operate
with normal sounds even without the Rolling ThunderTM
subwoofer/receiver kit. However, sound frequency response will be
limited to those made from the onboard speakers.