Mr Speaker

APEC Sound System

APEC MegaPhonesAwwww yeeeeaahh booooooyyy... APEC Sound System in full effect - Asia-Pacific Economic Crew gunna rock it! A week of Sydney tour dates, culminating in a massive heads-of-state break-off in full gang colours. Should be awesome!

As part of the tour Mix-Master Johnny H has organised for a banging sound system to be set up throughout the city.

They haven't started cranking tunes out yet - though apparently there was some freakin' loud glitch-noise samples pumping out earlier - hopefully a sign of things to come!

Technically, it seems like a pretty snazzy set-up: two megaphone type speakers hooked up to an amp and wireless router, drawing power from traffic lights. I am soooo hoping that they turn out to be Leslie rotating speakers. Psychadelic!

To get the tunes around town there are two transmitter/receiver aerials on top of the amp boxes. These boxes transmit three secured Wi-Fi access points. The SSIDs are all similar, but I didn't take enough of a random-sample to determine a recurring pattern.

The first set of Speakers had the following SSIDs:

The second set had:

My phone wouldn't tell me if they are secured by WEP or WPA, but here's hoping it's WEP - it'd be cool to see someone stage their own after-party.

If you're around town with a suitable device, grab some more IDs and send them in - we'll see if we can nut-out the details. Also check to see if Johnny is sharing his iTunes library.



  1. I just hope they take them down after the party – they are so much more intrusive looking than the little tinted fish bowl cameras all over town.

    Monday, September 3, 2007 at 1:04 pm | Permalink
  2. Gold

    Friday, September 7, 2007 at 8:58 am | Permalink
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