ThunderTM Receiver ONLY:
If you prefer to use your own RCA equipped subwoofer, you may choose
to purchase this receiver to play the full frequency sounds from your
Paragon3 equipped locomotives.
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,
The ALL-NEW Paragon3 with Rolling
sound and control system for HO and N scales 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. Speakers for N scale reproduce sounds
limited to even higher frequencies. 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 ThunderTMsystem 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
consists of the Paragon3 sound system in the locomotive, with its
integral Rolling ThunderTM
transmitter, a Rolling ThunderTM
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
- Actual sounds of each locomotive play through your subwoofer
- 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.