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Approved Tech Utai Home Theater

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The audio receiver of the Utai Home Theater

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The eight speakers of the Utai Home Theater (from left to right, the forward lateral speakers, the satellite speakers, the central speaker and the subwoofer)

OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

  • Intent: To provide a means to enhance Force-users' ability to perform Neural Storm and to record audio
  • Image Source: Ace Karaoke, Audioholics
  • Canon Link: N/A
  • Restricted Missions: N/A
  • Primary Source: N/A
PRODUCTION INFORMATION
  • Manufacturer: Utai Magic Circle
  • Model: Utai Home Theater
  • Affiliation: Closed-market
  • Modularity: Yes

  • Production: Semi-Unique
  • Material: Alchemized quantum fiber, electronics
SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Can grant the user enhanced ability to use Neural Storm within the perimeter defined by the speakers
  • Can make audio editing
  • Can record audio in 7.1 format
Strengths:
  • Audio feed: The audio receiver mounted into the speakers can record sound in 7.1 surround format, sampled at 96 kHz
  • Enhanced Neural storm: The Utai Home Theater allows users to enhance their skill at using Mind Shard or Neural Storm within the perimeter of the speakers because the alchemical effects are tied to the speakers themselves without any dependence on the sound they produce
  • Audio editing: The Utai Home Theater comes with a software suite allowing users to add or remove parasite sounds, such as background noise, from a soundtrack, as well as cutting a soundtrack down to the millisecond or mixing soundtracks together, and clearing up the soundtracks so that they can be streamable on the HoloNet once uploaded
Weaknesses:
  • Force-nullifiers: The presence of Force-nullifiers can render the Utai Home Theater nothing more than an ordinary home theater sound system.
  • Presence: Force-imbuement presence means that unless you somehow hide it, Force-users can detect the sound system.
  • Heightened headache risks: If the users within range of the projector cannot handle the heightened throughputs when using Neural Storm, their brains will likely get overwhelmed and headaches will likely ensue, sometimes debilitating ones. It's also a hazard that can occur in the listeners when the Home Theater is actually streaming audio, albeit to a lesser extent, due to the risks of sensory overload
  • Force-guzzling: With higher throughputs comes higher expenditures of Force-energy: it will effectively double the users' Force-energy consumption when actively using Neural Storm
  • Jamming: If the projector is jammed, its HoloNet capabilities are jammed as well, leaving only the abilities unrelated to the HoloNet
  • Distance between the speakers: The eight speakers cannot be placed at distances longer than 20m of each other, and the receiver must be within 20m of the closest speaker
DESCRIPTION: With 7.1 surround sound, and the corresponding eight speakers, of which one is a subwoofer, the Utai Home Theater is a marvel of alchemized electronics, recording sound and memories at 96 kHz to ensure the best recording quality, using audio receivers mounted into each of the speakers. It is hence usable as one would an ordinary sound system. For best sound quality, the Utai Home Theater's speakers must be placed within 20m of their nearest neighbors. 7.1 surround sound allows the sound to resonate in a more visceral manner and to truly surround the listeners within the confines of the speakers. It also allows Neural Storm users to increase the amounts of pain they are able to inflict while within the confines of the speakers, while still remaining within nonlethal levels. Furthermore, the receiver can both upload and download soundtracks to the HoloNet in a wireless fashion. And finally, as with all things alchemical, it comes with all the usual weaknesses of alchemy: Force-nullifiers, Force-presence, to name the main ones.
 

Zef Halo

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Janick Beauchamp said:
Enhanced Neural storm: The Utai Home Theater allows users to enhance their skill at using Mind Shard or Neural Storm within the perimeter of the speakers by making the sound all the more visceral and all the more likely to overload the targets' minds
This is confusing. One one hand it enhances ones Neural Storm/Mind Shard abilities and on the other - it sounds as if the sound it makes is capable of overloading a target's mind.

Also by reading this, the physical speakers enhance the abilities rather than the sound they produce, correct?

[member="Janick Beauchamp"]
 
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[member="Zef Halo"] Mind Shard and Neural Storm both, on their own, overload their respective targets' minds.

As for sound from the eight speakers overloading a sentient's mind, sensory overload is a thing, but the risk of that happening is now listed separately from any enhancements to Mind Shard and Neural Storm.
 

Zef Halo

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[member="Janick Beauchamp"]

You didn't really answer.

Is the sound the speakers produce that enhances the two abilities or is it the physical presence of the speakrs that do?
 
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[member="Zef Halo"] So in fact it's the physical presence of the speakers because the alchemical effects are applied to the speakers, irrespective of them producing any actual sound whatsoever.
 
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