Ultimate Siren demo thread

Pimp

Member
May 16, 2010
1,872
Louisiana
I did this on the last board, and try to do it on every new board. Hopefully this is the last one I have to make.


Please post the Brand and Model of the siren along with the video (or audio) link. This will aid in searching.

My videos:


Federal Signal Unitrol Omega 8000 <-- The most popular siren video on Youtube! 700,000+ views! (Update 7-1-14 1.3M views!)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYqgBITv_DA


Federal Signal PA200 Siren Demo


Sho-Me Remote Siren Demo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlnobNHmzJY


Whelen Alpha 12Q Siren Demo featuring Xecutor Wail


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWlASDep8hA

My Rumbler Videos:


Federal Signal Rumbler demo (with Unitrol Omega 8001 + Rumbler)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEe7AZQOpN0


Federal Signal PA200 + Rumbler


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrujqnhkeoc


Powercall Deluxe DX-5 + Rumbler


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7GK29_wh-E

From others:


Whelen 295SLSA1


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26fJwUUQcF0


Federal Signal SS2000


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJXFoG2fIBc


Alpha12Q controlled through the SS2000.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJH6f-ZC8bo

Whelen Xecutor-1, no control head, manual/air horn only


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X0NX9hfMXc


Federal Q2A:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEDrleSvamI


Federal C5G:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-m8zEukzLY


Federal Model 77GB:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7HAGCvWHig


Federal Model 28:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1NnZ1C4IO0


Federal Model 28H:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvtaZraC4KY


Sterling Model 30:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_ffDQjGh7Y


B & M CS8B:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRFrZYQ_GSQ


B & M S8:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IczvnR4aBpk


CAM Model 104:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhHkmG9JB70


Sirenet SNSA2/Whelen Epsilon :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6XpHMVqRag


Unitrol Omega 90 Dual-Mode using the 8001 control head


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG53GBSPx1E


Unitrol Omega 90 Dual-Mode using the 5000 control head


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OLtKOPyOF4


Unitrol Touchmaster TM-4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjDtbJYWu7s


Federal Interceptor PA-20A Series 2E


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WqFeYLTFeE

SVP LCS600 Air Horn/PA/Lighting Control System


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK4alGn_Sxw


SVP SS651 Undercover Siren (Applies to Most SVP SS and LCS Series Sirens)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXktbiGt6mU


Sho-me Undercover Siren w/ Mini Remote Control


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C1QYx0k6Y0


Whelen 295HFSC9 dual tone


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2YxoBilpKw


Motorola T1300A


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__d40PIxm74

GE Powercall


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0JLapG15dA


Stephenson Magnum IV


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLGIuS8HD6w


Whelen WS224

http://s147.photobucket.com/albums/r302/ford-dealer/?action=view¤t=Try3.flv
 
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JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,853
Northwest Ohio
Friggin' sweet! Can't forget my favorite... the xecutor

 

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,269
Canada
The Federal Interceptor funny tones video is a demo of the PA20A series 2E (c. 1970s, high-pitched tones). Series 2E is the version of the Interceptor that will do the funny tones.
 

RL1

Member
May 20, 2010
1,646
Ga
That SVP is a cool siren but my word that guys voice is annoying.
 

norcalbusa

Member
May 23, 2010
73
California
Remember the first Unitrols that came out in the mid 70's? Slider, knob for function, another for PA volume, light status array (amber, red, blue) went bottom to top n left side of the face panel IIRC, had some toggles and double/split toggles for other stuff. I think it was the "800" model- but not sure. Pics or video?


Edit


Here it is;


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liberal noob

Member
Jun 14, 2010
119
Berkley, MA
JohnMarcson said:
Everyone who makes a sirens needs to add that to their list of tones.
Fixed. :p Too bad that...


1. That siren was made up by sound effects guys and was never a real siren to begin with.


2. That sound affect was speed up in the cartoons, making the siren cycle faster.


3. Big bucks are needed for legal fees as the siren is copyrighted.

gets to call dibs on the first siren off the line should anyone made one.
 

JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,853
Northwest Ohio
liberal noob said:
Fixed. :p Too bad that...


1. That siren was made up by sound effects guys and was never a real siren to begin with.


2. That sound affect was speed up in the cartoons, making the siren cycle faster.


3. Big bucks are needed for legal fees as the siren is copyrighted.

 

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,269
Canada
norcalbusa said:
Remember the first Unitrols that came out in the mid 70's? Slider, knob for function, another for PA volume, light status array (amber, red, blue) went bottom to top n left side of the face panel IIRC, had some toggles and double/split toggles for other stuff. I think it was the "800" model- but not sure. Pics or video?

There is a demo video of a Unitrol 800 somewhere on YouTube. From what I can remember the tones were somewhat low-pitched and it had a fast yelp.
 

JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,853
Northwest Ohio
Wailer said:
There is a demo video of a Unitrol 800 somewhere on YouTube. From what I can remember the tones were somewhat low-pitched and it had a fast yelp.

 

philyumpshus

Member
Jun 20, 2010
1,277
Malone, NY
Here's a video I shot after we put some Grover Emergency horns on the rescue at my squad. The truck has a V-Con and an Xecutor.

 

nerdly_dood

Member
Jun 15, 2010
2,312
Georgia
The link in the OP for the Whelen WS224 (the last one) does not work.
 
Oct 27, 2010
279
Irving TX
JohnMarcson said:
Speaking as a sound FX guy, All siren tones are "sound effects" designed by a guy who got paid a rediculous amount of money. All a siren is, is an amplifier that plays "samples" or tones. But thats only if you wanna get technical.
 

Pete L.

Member
May 21, 2010
2,559
Virginia (south/central)
Does anyone have a demo of the old North American push-button electronic siren.


We had these in our cars back in the 80's. It had a "riot" mode that was great.


Would love to hear it again.


Pete
 

RebelLiners

Member
Jan 28, 2012
205
Attica NY
how to use the jumper wires to activate the horn ring feature in the siren using the momentary button on the siren control also demo sounds I just made this vid 02/04/2012

 

spc2315

Member
Mar 27, 2011
582
Connecticut
Sweet baby Jesus this is by far the best sticky, finally seen a demo of the HHS2200 and therefore lead me to go out and buy one new. GREAT sticky
 

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,269
Canada
Well, here it is. My first YouTube video. It's kind of goofy, but that's just my nature.


In this video I am demonstrating my favourite electronic siren. Everyone has their own idea of what sounds 'best', so I thought I'd throw my own personal preference out there.

 

Skip Goulet

Member
Feb 23, 2011
4,241
Midland, TX
JohnMarcson said:
Friggin' sweet! Can't forget my favorite... the xecutor


I never cared much for the X-Ecutor. I had a Federal EQ2B that was awesome. Only thing I didn't like was the size of the amplifier. And the airhorn tone was something else. But the yelp sounded like crap.


One thing I've noticed missing in this thread is Tim Parker's (Henry455) restored B&M S8B on his YouTube site. This is one of the longest rolling sirens I've seen in a very long time. Kevin O'Connell who owns B&M did the restoration. His work is something else!
 

Skip Goulet

Member
Feb 23, 2011
4,241
Midland, TX
dcarrfire45 said:
does anyone have a clip of a darley mechanical?

Darley's mechanicals were built by Federal, so it depends on which you're looking for. For the most part the Champions came from the 66 and EW class Federals.
 

dcarrfire45

Member
Feb 4, 2012
326
stafford ct
Skip Goulet said:
Darley's mechanicals were built by Federal, so it depends on which you're looking for. For the most part the Champions came from the 66 and EW class Federals.

I'm looking at the newer ones in their catalog. Just wondering how they sound before dropping the coin. Thank you for the info.
 

Skip Goulet

Member
Feb 23, 2011
4,241
Midland, TX
dcarrfire45 said:
I'm looking at the newer ones in their catalog. Just wondering how they sound before dropping the coin. Thank you for the info.

Which catalog do you have? I have their current "Fire" catalog and the only two mechanical sirens shown are the Federal Q at $2000 and a small "burgular alarm" sized siren at $81. The last mechanical sirens that Darley carried with the Champion label were built by a company in Chicago called Auto-Matic Products Co. They started out building sirens for boats and then as burgular alarms. But then they also started building for North American (their S-1 and S-2 sirens) and for Darley. They had a considerable range of products, but all of their sirens came in two sizes: 6" (like a Federal EG) and 4" (like a Federal "O" or "VG"). The ones that I've seen were well built, and considerably less money than their Federal counterparts. I'm not sure when Federal quit building for Darley, but I would guess around 1978, when they dropped all but the Q. They continued building the WLs for export for a short time, but I think that they were dropped by the early to mid-80s. I bought an NIB WL from Summers Coach in Duncanville, TX in 1986 for $125. It was one of the last production models that they had obtained for their then-line of export ambulances. And this one had sat around for awhile.
 

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