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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 10:43 AM
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60. Yes, LRAD can be blocked by any sort of solid surface shield.
LRAD is only effective against crowds or unshielded people. A pair of earplugs and a solid surface shield like a piece of plywood can distort the sound enough to make it ineffective. LRAD works by focusing soundwaves on your body to vibrate it. Placing ANY solid material between the emitter and yourself blocks its ability to do harm.

The other thing about LRAD is that it's effect isn't instant. It can take 10-15 seconds for the device to really start having any effect on its target.

This is also why LRAD's are crowd control devices, and aren't usually considered combat weapons. For all intents and purposes, it's an electronic pepper spray device.
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